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Comment: Re:Easy as 1-2-3 (Score 1) 269

by Uberbah (#49368337) Attached to: Developers and the Fear of Apple

As someone who did tech support for Macs many years ago, I cant buy them being more robust or reliable.

Because you're a Hateboi. Too bad Apple has placed at or near the top of hardware reliability since the Jurassic age.

Pretty much anything you can get from a Mac these days can be gotten from another manufacturer for less money.

If you're a sophist who thinks that a 7 lbs plastic brick is the same thing as a 3 lbs machine aluminum laptop because they have the same processor, sure. Comparable products cost comparable prices.

Except the wank factor of course.

Your projection is noted. Look, Zombie Jobs isn't holding a gun to your head. If you don't like Apple products....try...not buying them. I have no use for a large-screen phone or one with a curved screen, but you don't see me whining at length about Samsung the company. I just buy what I want that does what I want.

Try it some time.

Comment: Hateboi Tautology (Score 1) 269

by Uberbah (#49368315) Attached to: Developers and the Fear of Apple

So a journalist becomes persona non grata with Apple, can't get information about The New Big Thing until long after their competitors have published articles about it, so they get a reputation for being slow to publish about new stuff and probably end up with a reputation for recycling other peoples information because they can't get anything from Apple.

Apple isn't the Deep State. It's MO is not to have "senior officials" make breathless claims to the WaPo or the NYTimes to be written down as fact in the Sunday edition. Their MO is to have the "big reveal" at a public event.

So 1) what you're talking about doesn't exist 2) ignores the plethora of clickbait in trolling Apple. See: John Dvorack in the 90's, or for the damn kids out there....just about any story on Slashdot. Like this one.

Comment: Re:Sturgeon's law (Score 1) 269

by Uberbah (#49368273) Attached to: Developers and the Fear of Apple

And the rest of us are free to tell you that you're guzzling from the Freedum Hatorade bong at the rate of a gallon per minute. If you don't want to put your app on Apple's App Store....don't fucking put it on Apple's App Store. Zombie Jobs isn't holding a gun to your head, so just go ahead and 1) get over yourself 2) release under whatever license suits your phancy.

Comment: Re:And why not? (Score 1) 82

by rtb61 (#49367829) Attached to: Nation's Biggest Nuclear Firm Makes a Play For Carbon Credit Cash

Now exactly how fucking long would the list of failed corporations be. How long would the list of corporate prosecutions be. Government fails sometimes, corporations always inevitably fail. I rather take maybe over the certainty. PS governments tend only to fail when they are corruptly controlled by, you guessed it, private interests and cease to represent the majority.


Comment: Re:And what good would it do? (Score 1) 341

by rtb61 (#49367753) Attached to: Why the Final Moments Inside a Cockpit Are Heard But Not Seen

Accurately ascertaining failure allows you to action to prevent similar future failures, doing nothing, does exactly that, nothing. Why not an uninteruptable live stream from all commercial aircraft cockpits of a certain size, that two way communication could allow authorities to dissuade the suicider and remind them of the harm they are causing to others. That data traffic could be routed around the world along with aircraft telemetry, in this day and age it is a tiny amount of data. What you do in your bedroom is yours to keep private, what you do when in control of the lives of hundreds (possibly thousands) of others most certainly is not.

Comment: Re:Oh goody (Score 0) 267

by rtb61 (#49367721) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid

You know what is really stupid, pointing to those lying slave keeping genocidal animals as being some one special, ohhh, look the founders with mind you an hugely limited 18th education and truly horrible background as human beings. 'Founding Fathers' is simply meaningless PR marketing bullshit, with their words and writings routinely being distorted, with their ignorance some how put ahead of the knowledge gained in the last 250 years. Americans are fucking idiots to keep pointing at those people from centuries ago as if they still have meaning.

Fuck the founding genocidal slavers, what citizens think to day based upon the knowledge of today and what we will pass to future generations is far more important. Pointing to the thieves who stole the country from the thieves who sent them to steal it, as being holey saints is just so fucking stupid, only in America. The sheer level of marketing bullshit in US politics is staggering, religious nonsense, founding fathers, greed is good, marketing as truth and double speak as the United States main art form. You people are arguing about shit whilst your country collapses about you.

Comment: Re:Let's see (Score 1) 242

by sjames (#49367611) Attached to: Experts: Aim of 2 Degrees Climate Goal Insufficient

So tell me, how does that put a dock under water? How does it require raising the whole sewer system to keep it working? How does it just happen to synchronize with the tide?

I can see it occasionally reversing the storm drains, of course, but some areas now have floods happen on a sunny day. It just comes up out of the ground.

Now pull your head out of your ass, the gas is making you woozy.

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something. -- Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil