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Comment: Re:what will be more interesting (Score 1) 633

by Space cowboy (#49346829) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear

Fortunately the comment history is preserved. Not 5 posts up you state, and I quote:

"Most Americans don't understand just how restricted speech is in the UK by comparison to the US"

Restriction of free speech pertains to government restriction. We don't care what companies / institutions do. The BBC isn't the government.

So, I guess the gp was correct.

Comment: Re:Because there's so much more of it (Score 1) 320

Also, in the Internet Age you're more likely to hear about it when someone does something crooked or foolish. I question the Ask-Slashdotter's assumption that things are getting worse.

(He actually asked the right question: why do things appear to be getting worse. But then elaborates on the assumption that the sky is actually falling.)

Comment: Re:IANAL ... (Score 1) 224

by Black Parrot (#49239441) Attached to: California Looking To Make All Bitcoin Businesses Illegal

I'm surprised the feds haven't banned it. IIRC th constitution prevents the states from creating money other than gold or silver coin; surely they won't allow individuals more leeway.

All I can figure is that it's considered more like a credit card than money. Or else the hammer just hasn't come down yet.

Comment: Re:A laptop with almost no ports?! (Score 1) 529

by jo_ham (#49236239) Attached to: Apple's "Spring Forward" Event Debuts Apple Watch and More

A touchscreen is capable of displaying a keyboard, so yes, it can be a keyboard.

And thanks for answering my question, idiot.

Ah, so no argument then. I thought so.

Or, if we're going by your logic, the iPhone wins because it's the lightest. I mean, it can display a keyboard on the screen too so it counts.

Comment: Re:The right place to air her rationalizations... (Score 1) 609

by jo_ham (#49233325) Attached to: Clinton Regrets, But Defends, Use of Family Email Server

How is it a clear criminal offence?

The law that the original article tried to "gotcha" her with went into effect years after she left office.

As far as can be determined there's no "clear" criminal offence here, unless the law is applied retroactively, in which case she's not the only secretary of state who is apparently subject to a law that wasn't in effect at the time of their "crime".

Comment: Re:Is the new MacBook for you? (Score 1) 450

by jo_ham (#49232263) Attached to: Reactions to the New MacBook and Apple Watch

Think you got your logic flipped there, mate. /.'s been iTard heavy for a while now.

Leaving aside the playground-quality insult skills (given the low UID did you borrow your dad's /. account to post?), the claim that slashdot is "heavily" pro-Apple is laughable.

It's one of the funniest things I've read all week.

Comment: Re:Apple pay at Coke machines and apps for diabete (Score 1) 529

by jo_ham (#49231849) Attached to: Apple's "Spring Forward" Event Debuts Apple Watch and More

I see you didn't actually address the point. Consumer Electronics are a different market segment from luxury jewellery for the reasons I implied. Apple is about to learn this the hard way.

I find that when certain keywords like "iToy", "fanbois", "sheeple", "Crapple" and so on are in the post, addressing the point with factual rebuttals tends to be futile.

That train has already sailed.

For the record on this one, the idea that there will be a thriving industry for the repair of niche mechanical timepieces in 100 years but not one for niche electronics is not a point that can be easily answered, but a decade from now? Are you kidding?

Comment: Re:A laptop with almost no ports?! (Score 1) 529

by jo_ham (#49227381) Attached to: Apple's "Spring Forward" Event Debuts Apple Watch and More

1.76 lbs. The touchscreen is part of the computer, hence it is already attached.

Are you trying to move goalposts or are you just an idiot?

How am I moving the goalposts by asking about the keyboard?

A touchscreen is not a keyboard.

A keyboard is a device with physical keys that you press. A touchscreen is a touch-sensitive layer over the top of a physical screen.

How does this make me an idiot? I'm struggling here. Please help me out "n00b".

Also, you forgot to log in again.

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