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Comment Re:"We want to make the best Mac in the world" (Score 1) 337

Thankfully my professional grade MacBook Pro docks with my professional grade Thunderbolt Display in the location I most frequently use a network port and would otherwise be port limited, and the display has a dedicated ethernet port. Everywhere else, I have my dongle, and really, I've used it at most 10 times in 2 years.

Comment Re:Quicker (Score 1) 488

They may be medieval lunatics, but they seem pretty serious about enforcing a consistent (if deeply regressive) version of sharia, and in their eyes it's better to be a dhimmi than an apostate, and the reports I've read suggest they consider any Muslims who disagree with them to be apostates. I definitely wouldn't use the term "beneficence" to describe them (even relatively speaking).

Comment Re: Figures (Score 1) 368

How fast Apple abandons which hardware, exactly? We're talking computers here, not phones. My 6 year old MBP still runs Mavericks fine, and I just sold it for $500, because it's still a damn nice computer for the majority of users (8GB of RAM, 240GB SSD, and a 15" screen).

Comment Re:Retro-mirrors anyone? (Score 1) 274

If you want a home* demonstration of how tiny hot-spots spread in glass in a slightly different context: blow torch a redhot-spot onto a glass bottle and then put the glass in the microwave for a few minutes. Whereas before the glass would have been fine in the microwave for an indeterminately long time, it will now turn into a puddle of molten goop in short order.

Different wavelengths and all for the laser stuff, but still.

*Don't try this at home.

Adding features does not necessarily increase functionality -- it just makes the manuals thicker.