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Comment: Re:a better question (Score 1) 585

by fafaforza (#48851917) Attached to: Why Run Linux On Macs?

Well, I don't have to catch Polio to know that it would not be a fun time.

Same with my experience with Macbooks and all the dings and dents and scratches they get from normal use and from being in padded bags. I don't need to spend $1500 on one and step on it to guess what would happen. Can you honestly tell me that stepping on an Aluminum body would have no effect?

And I hope you're not just reacting to my criticism of Apple or their laptops. They make nice hardware. No one has a better screen, OS is nice, etc, etc, but nothing is perfect. Agreed?

Comment: Re:high quality hardware (Score 1) 585

by fafaforza (#48846637) Attached to: Why Run Linux On Macs?

Having an issue with some javascript on a website is a pretty premature way of giving up on a whole brand. I won't disagree that Apple make good hardware (my iPod classic from 2007 still my main music player), but the Titanium Powerbook I had did not age well. Later generations that others around me owned also didn't stand the test of time too well. Lots of dents in the aluminum body, lots of scratches on the palm rest. So then you have people covering their laptops with plastic shells and keyboards with rubber covers.

My old Thinkpad T42 still looks almost brand new. My T61 looks even better. These things last. Never used a keyboard cover. I wouldn't give up on Lenovo due to one glitch.

Comment: Re: Obama: please stop helping us! (Score 0) 417

by fafaforza (#48810953) Attached to: Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

I'm sure you can find "edge" cases that need 50mbps, but the main driver for this is always education and the kids. And really for most people, all that bandwidth is either wasted or used for nonsense. If you're doing remote work, then you'd either acquire a good enough connection, or realize that you can't work out in the middle of nowhere, get paid the same, and have visuals better than the human eye. You have to give something up.

Comment: Re: Obama: please stop helping us! (Score 0) 417

by fafaforza (#48810769) Attached to: Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

I personally would prefer the attention paid to creating a market for energy delivery. For example, why do I have to be subject to Con Edison's rules and have no other choice? Broadband, in my view, is a less critical utility.

What is your 4Mbps connection stopping you from doing? Let's be honest. It's all about consuming high definition video. I don't see why a government should be in business of helping media companies sell their wares.

Comment: Re:Besides the blantant bloodshed... (Score 1) 490

by fafaforza (#48775881) Attached to: In Paris, Terrorists Kill 2 More, Take At Least 7 Hostages

Nerds also drive to work in cars, so we should have car news as well. And I don't mean the "self driving Audi A7" type of news, but "Toyota introduces the 2016 Corolla, with redesigned styling and improved economy" type of news.

I mean, we could say "nerds do _____ with ____, thus relevant" for any story really.

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