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Comment Re:Photoshop, anybody (Score 1) 145

...only if you're targeting other Mac users. Since everyone else in North Korea is using PCs, Kim might not be using the right tool for the job.

Of course some people think Macs are great status symbols. Kim probably thinks that he's the envy of all his Generals. They probably just think it's a big and intolerable dufus with this whole Apple think just being the tip of the iceberg.

Comment Re:The problem is user error. (Score 1) 402

Never mind nearby towns. Google isn't even smart enough to realize that perhaps you want the closest variant of "streetname" rather than one 2000 miles away. This aspect of Google maps never ceases to annoy.

Tech built into cars is always behind after market devices including replacement in-dash units.

Comment Professional or not? (Score 3, Insightful) 142

A truly professional "IT Pro" will learn to forget the things he has seen about his/her colleagues.
We've all had to do things like: check mail spools, check user directories, enable debug-level logging on various systems, etc. and seen embarrassing or personal things. The question is: are you a professional who learns to forget it and stick to the relevant data or are you a shithead who spreads rumours and makes us all look like privacy-invading assholes?

Comment Re:"sexual misconduct"? (Score 1) 261

Yes. Suddenly it occurs to the SJWs that perhaps the standards we impose on minors should now be imposed on people that are supposed to be adults.

I can understand the power issues with letting adult students consort with teachers. Although banning such relationship has not been the rule previously. It simply wasn't the standard.

Now the standard is changing.

So things that were once thought perfectly fine are now suddenly "illegal".

Perhaps a memo should be distributed to everyone regarding the new rules.

Comment Re:What? (Score 0) 261

No. It sounds like a bunch of cry babies whining that they got hit on. Some of it sounds potentially genuine and a lot of it sounds like the re-introduction of Victorian prudishness. Either way, excusing victims for not coming forward serves no useful purpose. Empowering their victimhood only adds to whatever problem you seem to perceive.

You are contributing to the culture of victimhood that women are indoctrinated into. It's this culture of being prey (social and otherwise), that's at the heart of this situation.

Comment Re:The germ theory of disease is settled, too. (Score 1) 551

Actually, that's what we need to be spending our money on and we don't seem to be doing that at all in the "climate science" area. The propaganda machine has been whining that the sky is falling. Once you embrace that, it's simply time to move on. You move on how to fix the problem or survive it.

Chicken Little becomes irrelevant the moment that people start listening to him.

There's some well regarded English figurehead of some sort that's basically been saying this for a long time now. "OK, we're fucked. Now what?"

We have graduated from the "yeah, germs do exist" phase of this particular calamity.

Comment Re:Want big Hollywood movies? Eliminate Hollywood (Score 1) 144

A cracked copy is always going to more be useful. A player that does things it's not allowed to, is always going to be more useful than one that does not. The so-called copy-protection schemes don't do any thing of the sort and never did. All they do is reduce the usefulness of "legitimate paid for copies".

Even if you actually did pay for it, it's still more useful to strip the DRM yourself or have someone else do it for you.

That's even assuming that the work in question is being made available.

Comment Re:No use fighting it (Score 1) 144

> 1: Satellite is hack-proof, and hasn't been compromised.
> 2: The latest HDCP handshake has been the bane of pirates everywhere.
> 3: Blu-Ray (BD+ actually) has yet to be cracked.

I think these three are just wrong.

I decrypt BDs all the time myself. The other two also have well known cracks that are often discussed in forums more specialized than this one.

Or were you attempting sarcasm...

Comment Re:No use fighting it (Score 1) 144

> Old music outsells new music because there's more of it.

The new shiny shiny should be able to outsell the back catalog regardless. The new shiny shiny is getting all of the marketing support. The fact that the back catalog is selling better than the new stuff is still pathetic, even if it's only in the aggregate.

Comment Re:Depends on your data (Score 1) 185

No. You cannot get a 1TB SSD for a "decent price" in any form factor.

People seem to be forgetting that this is the consumer market where people would rather "eat dirt" so long as it's a bargain. This is the same market that favored the command line over the GUI based on cost.

Based on price, a 1TB SSD is an enthusiast item only. Even that's pushing things.

Whereas multi-TB spinning rust comes in multiple form factors that truly does qualify as "decently priced".

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