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Comment Well, this is about standard... (Score 1) 365

Interesting. We have what appears to be possibly science and the argument becomes, "If you disagree with me and him, you're a troll." Unless of course the discussion can be broken down into an us-versus-them debate, in which case you're either a tree-hugging-anti-vaccination-baby-killing-Prius-driving-vegan-liberal, or a planet-raping-woman-hating-big-pharma-loving-corporate-shill-Teabagger. In either case you're allowed to angrily deny any facts which may contradict your favorite meme. The internet is only fun to read these days if you can make fun of almost everybody.

Comment The truth is out there. (Score 1) 499

If you haven't seen the movie, "Forks over Knives," it's worth a look. The problem we have is that our culture has evolved to make food quick, convenient, and satisfying –these three together do not equal healthful. I'm particularly sensitive to this issue since I'm going back to work Monday in the later stages of recovering from a quintuple bypass operation.

Comment Dissent (Score 1) 322

The carriers have Open Source phones on the shelves, all equipped with price tags and UPC codes. They aren't mainstream because not very many people are buying them. The phones lots of people buy are mainstream because lots of people buy them. An over-engineered, fetid, steaming, convoluted pile of logic wrapped around a predetermined conclusion doesn't change the facts. Reality is much simpler than that. Mainstream is what the stupid consumer gets out his wallet for.

Comment Re:It's mildly shocking... (Score 1) 805

I didn't mean to post that last as an anonymous coward. I thought I was logged in. Apple strength as "marketing" and cool facade is male bovine excrement. People who promote that myth either don't know what they're talking about, or are deliberately misrepresenting what they know. Meaning: stupid or lying. There is no third option. Technical reviews and popular opinion indicate that the Macintosh user experience is superior to that of other personal computers. Psystar is deliberately violating copyright laws. Apple's lawyers are going to beat up Psystar, steal their milk money, stuff them in their locker, and eat their bologna sandwich. And their orange. It's silly to suppose anything else.

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