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Comment: Re:2560x1600 should be good for anyone! (Score 5, Interesting) 661

by bobbyjack (#41836473) Attached to: Linus Torvalds Advocates For 2560x1600 Standard Laptop Displays
I see what you've done there. You've taken the word "consumer" and inserted the word "sheep", inventing your own brand new word "consheepmer", in order to suggest that most people who buy things make their decisions based on the decisions of others, rather than carrying out their own in-depth research into all the options available. Well done, you should be proud of yourself.

Comment: Re:They weren't doing that already? Lame (Score 1) 288

by bobbyjack (#41746451) Attached to: Apple To Stream a Product Launch Live For the First Time

Almost all of their potential customer base weren't even aware beforehand that there was an Apple product announcement due today. Of those that were, only a tiny fraction would have wanted to watch it live. No-one's hearing this 'message' you've invented. I believe they are planning to market this product via means other than just the keynote.

It sucks, but not for the reasons you give.

Comment: Re:Oh yeah?? (Score 1) 1052

by bobbyjack (#41318891) Attached to: Apple Announces iPhone 5

Older people have more money to spend on expensive smartphones.

But they have a lot less time in which to buy countless revisions of said smartphones. That younger market will grow up and have money of its own, and you must have noticed how Apple customers tend to be quite fanatical^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H loyal...

Comment: Re:RSS (Score 1) 117

by bobbyjack (#40862579) Attached to: The Cost To 'Promote' a Facebook Post: $200 To $500

RSS piped through Google Reader onto the 'Reeder' app is a very nice reading experience. It's a PITA that I now have to View Source, CTRL+F, "rss" on sites that don't explicitly advertise their own feed, but that's the browser manufacturers' fault for removing the native RSS functionality - why they all chose to do that, I'm still trying to fathom.

If a 6600 used paper tape instead of core memory, it would use up tape at about 30 miles/second. -- Grishman, Assembly Language Programming