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Comment Re:Something's changed at Morgan's management (Score 3, Interesting) 51

It's a corporation; it's owned by shareholders. (It's not a subsidiary of someone else, which is probably what you meant.)

The current chairman is a longtime friend of the late Peter Morgan, apparently.

Morgans are all still hand-built, though they may have improved efficiency in their assembly; the waiting list is apparently down to six months.

Comment But.. that's exactly what they SAID it does. (Score 5, Informative) 227

I don't get the complaint.

Binge On specifically says that certain providers don't count against your data cap at all, and others will be processed to use less data.

Quoted from http://www.t-mobile.com/offer/... :

Stream unlimited video FREE on your favorite streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Sling, ESPN, Showtime, Starz and more without ever using your high-speed data.

  Plus, almost all other video streaming is optimized for mobile so you watch 3 times more video with your data plan.

So what's the headline here? 'Telco provides exactly the service they claim to provide'?

If they were downgrading video when Binge On was turned OFF, then THAT would be news.

Comment Re:Ugh... no thanks. (Score 1) 216

If your oven doesn't have a clock on it, how do you program 'cook food for 28 minutes at 400 degrees to be done at 3:30 PM'?

I've been able to do that since the '80s. Do most stoves not have this function? It's great when you don't have a lot of time for lunch and want to come home for a hot meal already done.

I couldn't do that in my last apartment, but that stove didn't have a clock on it. The current electric does, and the gas oven I had earlier did it.

Comment Re:Wow (Score 1) 216

It's because chest-type freezers are kind of a pain in the butt to actually use.

They're great for storage long term, or bulk things, but I always wind up transferring things from my deep freeze to my regular freezer to actually use them.

Roast in the deep freeze? Fine, that's fairly large, easy to find. Individual serving size bowls of potato soup I'm saving to reheat? Wind up scattered all over and hidden.

I do have a French door fridge (freezer on the bottom) and the main attraction is that the fridge is easier to work with, since none of the shelves are below waist height. The freezer part has a sliding wire rack and some adjustable dividers.

Comment Re:Anybody actually using Edge? (Score 5, Interesting) 44

I have a Windows 10 tablet, and Edge is the primary browser I use on it.

It's the only browser that even comes close to having a touch-capable UI. Both Firefox and Chrome removed their touch UIs.

Touch UIs suck on a desktop but they're rather important when you're using a, you know, touch device.

If I'm using my tablet with a keyboard and mouse I usually use something else because Edge lacks adblock, but that's not a terribly common situation.

Of the non-Edge browsers I've tried, Opera comes closest to being usable on a 9" touchscreen, but it's still pretty rough.

Comment Re:Close the loop (Score 1) 108

Oh, that's easy to get around. BigStoreSupply sells the tablet to BigStore under cost, so BigStore can sell it at a technical markup. BigStoreSupply is legally a different company, in a different state. BigStore can say 'See, here's our receipts, we bought it for $22.50 and sold it for $29!' because BigStoreSupply is technically not the same corporation as BigStore.

State: "Well, how much did BigStoreSupply pay for it?" BigStore: "Oh, I have no idea. You'd have to ask them." BigStoreSupply: "We're not in your jurisdiction, we don't have to tell you what we paid for our products."

Although with Wal-Mart, it's more likely 'Hi. you're going to sell us a crapload of tablets REALLY CHEAP so we can put them on special, or we won't carry your junk any more.' ''kay.'

That doesn't mean Wally normally gets the product that cheap. The supplier wouldn't be able to afford it. But most suppliers will take a loss on a product for Wal-Mart for Black Friday just for continued goodwill. It's also generally not a huge amount of whatever-it-is.

Comment Re:My two wishes (Score 1) 140

Probably because the updates add suck without adding any useful new features.

I finally moved from 10.6.8 to 10.10 and honestly the only thing that really feels like an 'improvement' is that I can disable transparency in the UI. There's a whole lot of new annoying crap to deal with, though.

Comment Re:Yellowed plastic is the least of your concerns (Score 1) 128

The thing is, it's sunlight/UV that turned the cases yellow in the first place, and the Retr0brited stuff is turning back yellow far, far faster than the initial yellowing - and it's doing it even if the computer was stored in an opaque cardboard box.

Weirder, if the original yellowing was uneven - say, if there was a sticker on the case that blocked light, so that spot was less yellowed - Retr0brite would make the whole case the same non-yellow color.. and when it re-yellows, the 'less faded' marking is back!

(And as far as RTC batteries: Most Amigas sold didn't have battery-backed clocks. Some models did, but the 500 / 600 / 1200 didn't. You could get a cartridge that added one, but the battery in that crapping out would just ruin that cartridge.)

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