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Comment: Re:Government selection of connector technoglogy. (Score 1) 191

by electrosoccertux (#47660595) Attached to: Reversible Type-C USB Connector Ready For Production

Also, if you have the Purple Dildo shaped connector and try to pass through airport security screening, you may have an interesting afternoon...

Fight Club

Narrator: Was it ticking?
Airport Security Officer: Actually, throwers don't worry about ticking 'cause modern bombs don't tick.
Narrator: Sorry, throwers?
Airport Security Officer: Baggage handlers. But when a suitcase vibrates, then the throwers gotta call the police.
Narrator: My suitcase was vibrating?
Airport Security Officer: Nine times out of ten it's an electric razor. But every once in a while [looks around, leans in conspiratorially] it's a dildo. [leans back] Of course, it's company policy never to imply ownership in the event of a dildo. We have to use the indefinite article, "a dildo", never *your* dildo.
Narrator: I don't own a dildo!

Comment: Re:Stupid (Score 3, Insightful) 557

by electrosoccertux (#47660549) Attached to: Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

If I were a stock holder, I'd be upset. I wouldn't want him be "diverse" so he can look good; I'd want him to hire the best qualified people in a completely "blind" way. If that means 90% are male, or 80% white, or 85% female, or whatever the numbers work out to be because those were the best people to get the job done, then so be it.

until you catch negative PR blitz that feminists picket and blacks boycott, which the media loves to pick up because You're Apple

Comment: Re:Apologies not accepted (Score 1) 64

Why is it considered okay to do this until you get caught? Then you apologize? How about not stealing the information in the first place for starters. Fuckwads!

media spinning this. It wasn't an apology, it was an explanation of what's being used. I think it was just lazy programming honestly, read the blog post yourself. Seems reasonable.

Comment: Re:We losing money on every sale (Score 3, Insightful) 122

by electrosoccertux (#47585711) Attached to: Elon Musk Promises 100,000 Electric Cars Per Year

Same reasoning exists in the people complaining about the F-35 and F-22 cost-- it's approximately the same price as a new F-16/18 in actual current cost of production; but people lump the cost of the development into the cost of the sale to make it look like it's $350m not $110m / per or whatever the actual number is.

Comment: Re:I'm affected by this, and... (Score 1) 274

why would it cost them anything at all? The tower is already running, the backhaul is already laid, the proxies are already up, the air is just sitting there asking for 700mhz LTE to be passed through it.

Only way it costs them is if there's someone else they can give that bandwidth to who will give them more money than you.

Comment: Re:what the hell are you doing on your cellphone (Score 1) 274

You know I'd love to do that, but Google wants me to buy some Cloud storage that's only there if I'm connected to the internet, only there if I have data left this cycle, and only 5s of latency to open the file if I have a solid LTE signal in a non-downtown area. Otherwise (and believe me, there's a lot of otherwise), forget it.

So they don't put microSD slots in their phones anymore. Dummies.
Thankfully I just stopped fighting on this matter. I have one station that I like to stream if I want some background music, it's 100kbit/s streaming ogg (sounds great honestly and I'm pretty picky), and I just have gotten in the habit of deleting songs I don't want to listen to again and keep my phone simply as a "fun-music" device storing about 3GB of individual songs I actually want to hear again, which I use for playing in my car via bluetooth that auto-connects when I get in and auto-plays on auto-connect. Can't beat the convenience.

Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.