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Comment: Re:Where are the links? (Score 1) 425

by frnic (#47921603) Attached to: Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Thank you for there link, I followed it and found none of the "edited" photos you claim are there. I found ONE photo that showed the iPhone from an angle that showed the camera bulge and the bulge was there...

So, flaming slashdot - what a concept - lol... I am sure all the hate posted here is legitimate and justified. I see you are proud enough of your comment to stand behind it and not post anonymously - oh wait... I will stand behind my years posting here and my reputation and not hide behind "Anonymous Coward"...

Comment: Where are the links? (Score 0, Troll) 425

by frnic (#47921169) Attached to: Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

I realize that this is slashdot and all that shit, and it is a requirement for members here to hate Apple.

I see posts here talking about holding their iPhone 6 and it shows the bulge... interesting, where di you get YOUR iPhone 6???

I see a lot of posting that it is obvious that Apple edited the photos - but the only link is not to an Apple site, but a hater site.

I went to Apples site and looked around - there were no side views to be seen - hmm.

So, it's typical Slashdot bullshit - pile on the hate, with nothing to support the theory.

Comment: Can't wait to hate... (Score 0) 208

by frnic (#47896307) Attached to: Early iPhone 6 Benchmark Results Show Only Modest Gains For A8

Everyone is standing inline to get one and Slashdot is posting anything and everything it can to put it down...

As usual, can't wait to hate.

Geek care about performance, configurability, expandability, etc. Geeks make up almost 0% of the Apple market. It's as if garbage truck drivers were complaining about the latest Porsche Carrera because there was very limit load carrying capacity...

Comment: Re:Sensationalism? (Score 1) 294

by frnic (#47805647) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

There is a difference between "do not support Linux" and Linus will not work.

I assume the mfg's legal department strongly suggested that they not officially support Linux, since that would lead to having to specify precisely what not supporting Linux means, which distributions, etc.

Linux is still a small enough market that it is not work it to mug's to put together a customer support team to support all the configurations people will try to come up with using Linux.

Comment: Re:Something that's always bothered me... (Score 2) 784

by frnic (#46984083) Attached to: Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans As Antarctic Ice Melts

You have a serious issue with time frames. In one case you are referring to plate tectonics which move over periods of millions of years. On the other you are referring to our causing changes in the next 100 years that are equivalent. Then you say since they change would have happened anyway in the next million years or so, why is everyone upset at it happening in the next hundred years or so...

Comment: Fed Up with useless security (Score 1) 288

by frnic (#46917863) Attached to: Applying Pavlovian Psychology to Password Management

I am 65, on SS, broke and live 10 miles out in the country with just my wife and no one else within miles. I am FORCED to enter a password to use my computer. After entering a password that is displayed as dots so my wife (who has all my passwords) can't see over my shoulder and steal it, I want to see my email, so I get to enter another password which she also knows and is displayed as dots - so I don't know if I typed it right or not, even though to get to my email client I had to log into my computer first. I then want to play some MMO games and of course have to log into them, even though I am accessing them from a computer that only I have access to and have already logged into. Then I step out of the room to get a cup of coffee and when I get back I get to log into the computer again, because someone decided it might not be sage to have my computer in my house out in the country 10 miles from anywhere unattended for 5 minutes.

I go through this all day every day - and NONE of it is helping me be safe and secure from all harm... In fact it does almost nothing to help me be secure.

Then I am told that I need to have different passwords that look like 12xfeg^&*snbtr for each account I have anywhere, so I am secure. I am expected to change my password (sometimes forced to change it) once a month into something I have not every used before and also can't remember. Then I am reminded that writing down my password could lead to plagues and pestilence, so I am expected to use passwords that no reasonable person could possibly remember and told not to write down and when I type them in they are displayed as dots to protect me...

I would like the option to OPT OUT of all this bullshit. Entering passwords 20 or 30 times a day is more than a little silly. It is well past time that we have secure connections and biometric security on my computer - worst case.

Then people wonder why passwords like 123456 are so popular.

Comment: Re:insurance issue (Score 1) 157

by frnic (#46637745) Attached to: Should Patients Have the Option To Not Know Their DNA?

This is not a problem with DNA testing, this is a problem with the insurance companies, which need to be done away with. They bring NOTHING to the game when it comes to healthcare delivery and add a significant cost, as these concerns show, they often inhibit healthcare delivery. The answer to that is simply universal single payer healthcare.

In the sciences, we are now uniquely priviledged to sit side by side with the giants on whose shoulders we stand. -- Gerald Holton