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Comment: Re:Oh, I totally agree... (Score 1) 791

by goldspider (#45120445) Attached to: Nokia Design Guru Urges Apple To End Cable Chaos

I've been fortunate enough to not have broken the micro-USB port on my Android phones, but I can see how easy is for one errant push of the plug to snap that little plastic guide piece. As a new iPhone owner, I am glad to be without that risk (however marginal) behind.

I'd love to see Apple use a standard connector so I don't have to pay $40 for a second/replacement cable that probably costs a penny to manufacture. That's not the Apple way, though, and in this case they have the superior design.

Comment: Well, technically.... (Score 1) 304

"No political appointees in an Obama-Biden administration will be permitted to work on regulations or contracts directly and substantially related to their prior employer for two years."

If he hasn't been a lobbyist within the past two years, I suppose we ought to give him a pass. Right?

Comment: Re:Who is actually earning minimum wage? (Score 1) 1106

by goldspider (#43015815) Attached to: The U.S. minimum wage should be

You've completely missed my point. I'm all for minimum wage at least keeping up with inflation as a minimal baseline. But this portrayal of millions of two-parent, two-child households relying on a single full-time minimum-wage job is a complete myth, and takes attention away from more urgent problems.

Comment: Who is actually earning minimum wage? (Score 1, Insightful) 1106

by goldspider (#43002027) Attached to: The U.S. minimum wage should be

I'm willing to bet this changed beginning with the recession, but if I recall correctly, there are very few adults with children working full-time and making minimum wage. I wish I had citation to back that up readily available, but to my recollection it was mostly young people just entering the workforce who made up a majority of the minimum-wage earners.

If that's still the case, way to grandstand on a non-issue, Mr. President.

With your bare hands?!?