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Comment: Re: Fuck you Apple and iDiot phones you prooduce (Score 1) 406

by macs4all (#47933615) Attached to: Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

A curved back makes complete sense in a phone because it's easier to hold and less likely for you to drop it. That's why almost every single mobile phone ever made up to Android/iPhone had them.

You may like them, but the feeling is far from universal.

Comment: Re: Aero Or Go Home (Score 1) 510

by macs4all (#47933223) Attached to: What To Expect With Windows 9

The dongle is too burdensome to run OS X on my hardware.

Ha ha. I see what you did there.

Ah, I assume you are referring to the mythical "Mac Tax" argument. So Clever. So Original. And so wrong.

So, I assume that you are building a "White Box" computer, right? Because that is the only way you will assemble a machine with a given set of specs that is significantly less expensive than "brand name" computers, regardless of the brand. And that only applies to desktops and servers.

And when it comes to laptops/notebooks, you don't have the DIY option; so the question then becomes a matter of build quality. And we all know who owns that space, hands-down.

...And now let's talk about the value of the included software (not crapware, trialware or adware; but actual, real-world-useful Applications). People like you never seem to assign any Value to that, even ones who earn their livelihood writing Application software.

And now that OS X Updates are FREE, I think we need to be focusing on The Windows Tax (which is ANYTHING but Mythical, and ANYTHING but insignificant, especially over time).

Comment: Re: Ah well (Score 1) 510

by macs4all (#47932951) Attached to: What To Expect With Windows 9

You only use Mac. So why are you even in this discussion?

You obviously haven't a clue.

In fact, the only one of the top 3 "platforms" I don't deal with on a daily basis is Linux.

IOW, I deal with several flavors of client and server versions of Windows (7, Server 2003, 2008R2, Server 2012) plus (of course) OS X.

So, actually, At least during the workweek, I spend MUCH more time in front of Windows than I do OS X.

And besides, who died and made you Forum Nazi?

Comment: What is really happening here? (Score 1) 807

by Bruce Perens (#47930483) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children
We are in a War on Faith, because Faith justifies anything and ISIS takes it to extremes. But in the end they are just a bigger version of Christian-dominated school boards that mess with the teaching of Evolution, or Mormon sponsors of anti-gay-marriage measures, or my Hebrew school teacher, an adult who slapped me as a 12-year-old for some unremembered offense against his faith.

Comment: Re:Anti-math and anti-science ... (Score 1) 807

by Bruce Perens (#47930331) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Hm. The covenant of Noah is about two paragraphs before this part (King James Version) which is used for various justifications of slavery and discrimination against all sorts of people because they are said to bear the Curse of Ham. If folks wanted to use the Bible to justify anything ISIS says is justified by God's words in the Koran, they could easily do so.

18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.
20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:
21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.
22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.
24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.
25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
26 And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

Comment: Re: Make the server version look like a server. (Score 2) 510

by macs4all (#47923121) Attached to: What To Expect With Windows 9

But Server 2012 is unusable. R2 improved it, but they clearly hate their customers.

1. Why does a Server install have boxes called "this PC" to click on. Just bring back "My Briefcase" and get it over with you lazy pieces of crap.

2. Why does it have a snazzy new front end that then puts back up screens we had in Windows 3.1?

That was my exact feeling. In fact, I have said multiple times about now it looks like Window 3.1... Only worse!

I have to deal with that POS GUI every single day at work. Makes me ever so glad to get home to my Mac, where I can have multiple overlapping windows, multiple desktops and real window-management.

Comment: Re:The protruding lens was a mistake (Score 3, Funny) 406

by macs4all (#47920853) Attached to: Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

I don't know how their design people allowed a protruding lens in the first place. It really runs contrary to Apple's design sensibility, but I guess we're seeing the first evidence of what happens to Apple without Jobs. The protrusion is ugly, and it mars the flat, smooth design.

And for what? Assuming that they can't make the camera any thinner, make the phone slightly fatter, and make use of the extra space. It's not as though the iPhone 5 was obscenely thick and needed to be made thinner. Hell, just fill the rest of the thing out with additional battery, and give us more battery life.

Well, you know what they say:

"You can never be too rich, or too thin; or have too much protruding bulge..."

Comment: Re:Parallax. (Score 1) 406

by macs4all (#47920739) Attached to: Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

No, the phone is shown at exactly right angles, and they're right, the lens is photoshopped out. Meanwhile, it's 1 mm. What is that, the thickness of 2 business cards?

How can you tell that it is shown at exactly right angles? All they have to do is offset the angle by the tiniest fraction and "boom", the lens bulge is obscured by the case.

As you said, it is 1mm, and they are shooting it from the other side of the phone in every photo/rendering I have seen.

I submit that you have to be able to see the back of the phone, or perhaps be "dead-on" to the side to see a "bulge" of such diminutive proportions.

That's not really "parallax" by the way.

Comment: Strange (Score 2) 131

by Anon-Admin (#47912157) Attached to: The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?

It does not seem that hard to me, apply the common carrier requirements to ISP's and be done with it.

No lengthy committee meetings, findings, reports, etc.

If the ISP wishes to be a contract carrier and not a common carrier then so be it, but by turning it down they are legally responsible for all the content including the child porn, the pirated software, etc. Accept common carrier and you can not choose but you get legal protection.

"Just think of a computer as hardware you can program." -- Nigel de la Tierre