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Comment Re:weakly disguised hit-piece (Score 1) 293

Apple invented basically none of the UI metaphors they capitalized on. What they did was put them all together in a way that wouldn't shit the bed constantly. That's no small achievement, they were the first to manage it with smartphones and you have to give them credit for that, and for successfully appropriating all these UI concepts. But that's about where it stops. That's a significant couple of achievements, but still don't add up to innovation. It's really just about taking the time to refine what you're doing before you add more features, which is a lesson which more corporations (and people, probably) could stand to learn.

Comment Re:GOOD GRIEF! (Score 1) 190

high fructose corn syrup: 55% fructose, 45% glucode

table sugar: 50% fructose, 50% glucose

yep, huge difference there.

And yet, the research. Maybe high-fructose corn syrup has more differences than just the fructose/glucose levels? Despite what the powerful corn lobby in the US would have you believe, corn is just not all that good for you in large amounts. And with the amount that goes into HFCS, drinking soda pop is getting corn in large amounts.

Plus, it's all patented-gene bullshit with a heaping side order of glyphosates, and who wants to give money to Monsanto?

Comment Re:GOOD GRIEF! (Score 1) 190

It's this same mistaken belief that tells you "high fructose corn syrup" is bad, when in reality it's because somebody is afraid of the name.

What do those goddamned egghead Princeton researchers know, amirite?


Also, those liberal smartypants over at the Journal of Clinical Investigation

More damning evidence against fructose emerged just last week in an important study from the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Researchers in California recruited volunteers to drink a glass of Kool-Aid with every meal for 10 weeks; half took their soft drinks sweetened with fructose, the other half with glucose. By the end of the study period, both groups had put on weight, but the subjects getting fructose had more visceral fat—the kind that adheres to our organs and is associated with heightened risk for atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes. The fructose group also showed higher levels of LDL cholesterol and lower insulin sensitivity.

Stupid, stupid scientists.

I mean, forget about the fact that High Fructose Corn Syrup tastes like ass compared to actual cane sugar. I need my goddamn Big Gulp and I need it now!

Comment Re:GOOD GRIEF! (Score 1) 190

It's also possible to read the ingredients list and make your decision that way. You don't have to do it every time, just identify the brands that say things like "no added sugar", "no added flavour" (Why the hell do they feel the need to add flavour to OJ?), "unfiltered" or "with pulp", and try to avoid the ones that use "reconstituted" juice.

Or buy a decent juicer and some fresh fruit. You'll save money in the long run and it tastes a hell of a lot better.

Plus, you can use the pulp in baking cakes and stuff. And man, that stuff is good.

Don't be in such a goddamn hurry to just throw some calories down your neck.

Comment Re:GOOD GRIEF! (Score 1) 190

Modded down by those anti sugar trolls

If it was "sugar" it wouldn't be so bad.

The stuff they use to sweeten soda pop is some lab-accident shit, but it sure ain't sugar.

You wanna taste sugar in soda pop, you gotta find the good stuff bottled in Mexico. Because they don't hand out the corn subsidies down there like we do, so they actually use proper cane sugar.

Comment Re: The new normal for Android (Score 1) 110

4. Suggested Solution is to remain on said Platform, and purposely and permanently break Device's bootloader's security in order to install random, unsupported, un-vetted "Custom ROM" from the Internet.

Who's gonna steal your antique phone?

Given that the Custom ROM could very well be a Trojan itself, doesn't this cycle seem like the "cure" could be just another disease?

You don't think anyone would notice? I do.

And even if that isn't the case for a particular iteration, doesn't the next vulnerability simply end you up at Step 1, above, but simply with the "Custom ROM" instead of the OEM ROM?

Nothing is supported forever. When Apple drops an iDevice, you're just fucked. When an Android device is dropped, at least there's hope.

Comment Re:GOOD GRIEF! (Score 1) 190

At $1 plus a bottle (plus the almost always not recycled plastic bottle), why don't people just get a Britta filter for home or office?

A brita filter is pretty crap. It's fine for filtering vodka but pretty lame for tap water. It's just some cotton balls and carbon granules. If that's what you want, you can do that yourself.

It costs about $40-60 in stuff to add a halfway decent carbon-filtered drinking water faucet to an existing sink setup. A brita isn't even that much cheaper.

Comment Re: The new normal for Android (Score 1) 110

That rarely if ever covers that though. Take for example the HD Voice and voice recording features. None of the roms mention that those don't work, you just have to find out after installing it.

Sorry you've found that to be the case. For all four of my android devices covered on XDA-Developers (nobody there cares about the mk908, you have to go to freaktab) the information is quite good.

Comment Re:weakly disguised hit-piece (Score 1) 293

The very article you linked to describes NeXT as having a clear technical direction rather than aimless development.

NeXT never had significant market success.

In fact, it specifically says that NeXT was carrying on with the same technical direction that had been going on inside of Apple.

Apple didn't have a technical direction. That's why they needed a new OS.

Comment Re:My Nexus 4 does this too (Score 1) 46

Mine is failing at both the digitizer and the radio and the display is one of the ones that is fiddly to service. Digitizers are cheap, but unless I trip over a cheap repair service it's just going to lie around waiting for me to find something to use it for. It also only has 3.3v USB host which is stupid.

The Wright Bothers weren't the first to fly. They were just the first not to crash.