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Comment: Re:Enlighten me please (Score 1) 450

by captjc (#49229759) Attached to: Reactions to the New MacBook and Apple Watch

Do you remember when $1300 for a laptop was considered obscenely cheap? I sure do. Even with all the options, it is only ~$2500. Sure, computers have gotten so much less expensive in the last 30 years but don't think for a second that the new Macbook is some ungodly expensive device only affordable by the top 1%.

I understand that it may seem overpriced for someone who just checks email and Facebook just as I find that a $10,000 DSLR camera to be unjustifiable when my cell phone camera works just as well. However, that doesn't mean there isn't a market for people who can justify the price of either.

Comment: Re:Enlighten me please (Score 1) 450

by captjc (#49229429) Attached to: Reactions to the New MacBook and Apple Watch

If you can't see why having a thinner, lighter, laptop with a usable monitor and keyboard would be appealing, then it isn't made for you. I know plenty of business travelers who would love an ultra-thin laptop with an all-day battery. They don't care about having a hundred different ports, only how much crap they have to lug from client to client.

If you want a full featured desktop replacement, get a Macbook Pro (or any other laptop on the market). This is for people who want a full featured ultra-portable and willing to pay the premium.

Comment: Re:You have got to be kidding. (Score 1) 529

by captjc (#49223479) Attached to: Apple's "Spring Forward" Event Debuts Apple Watch and More

So the watch battery lasts all day, but your iPhone doesn't.....Hmmmmm. Good luck with that.

What are you talking about? I have a 6 plus that I use all day and only charge at night, and I have yet to see the battery dip below 85%. Most of the time it doesn't go below 90%. Most iPhones will easily go a day or longer without charging.

Comment: 20 Minutes into the future (Score 2) 282

by captjc (#49219427) Attached to: Scotland Yard Chief: Put CCTV In Every Home To Help Solve Crimes

Ma-Ma-Max Headroom here from Network 23. You don't have to be from 20 minutes into the future to realize that this is a great idea. Imagine, my shiny, chiseled visage adorning every TV set, 24 hours a day-day. Add to that the fact the I can see my adoring public as well, M-Magic!

Yep, this can only be good for your old pal Max.

Comment: Re:What Gives? (Score 1) 48

by captjc (#49120105) Attached to: Valve To Reveal Virtual Reality Dev Kit Next Week At GDC

As I recall, Valve decided that VR hardware was not in their road map and decided to let go of the entire team, including female engineer extraordinaire Jeri Ellsworth. They also asked if they could take what they have done with them, and Valve gave them the Greenlight.

So, it appears that was shortsighted and they are now again pursuing VR hardware again? That is one company that just doesn't want to make sense, at least to me anyway.

Comment: Seiki 4K TV (Score 1) 370

by captjc (#49030067) Attached to: Samsung Smart TVs Injected Ads Into Streamed Video

I like my 55" Seiki 4K Set. It is dirt cheap (~$800), looks great, and Sounds OK. But the best feature is that it is just a TV. None of that smart crap. No Internet, no Apps, no camera and microphone, just a mid-end 4K TV.

Besides, everything has "Smart-TV" features these days. I can play Youtube, Netflix, and Amazon (if not browse the web outright) on my Wii, Wii U, PS3, 360, and my Media Center PC. Hell, even the cable box can connect to the internet. Why must my TV?

"What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite." -- Bertrand Russell, _Sceptical_Essays_, 1928