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Comment: options (Score 1) 203

by spoot (#49653775) Attached to: Critics Say It's Time To Close La Guardia Airport

You used to be able to take the A train from JFK (if i remember properly, there was a shuttle bus to Aqueduct) it was surprising just how many business folks took that trip, even with the interesting clientell on the train. I think that was quashed when the airtrain was introduced. Lot of progress that was. Train to Jamaica and then subway. From LGA, the best bet is bus to grand central. I think it's about 15 bucks. I no longer live in NYC, but LGA is as was always the best choice if you were headed to manhattan. Second best was Newark with the train to Penn Station. Unless you are flying international, NY'ers know to avoid JFK. Closing LGA would be very bad move, but hey it's NY.

Comment: Well, I wouldn't buy one (Score 1, Flamebait) 389

First of all, it needs an iPhone. Don't have one, don't want one. Although I use a MacBook pro for my daily hardware needs, I abhor the Apple ecosystem. Don't use any of the iCloud stuff. Don't like it, don't want it. I predict it will be a flop. The minions may snap em' up at first, but it will fade quickly. Then again, I said the same thing about the iPod. I was like, "Yea, it's just another mp3 player, big deal." That was until I got one as a gift. It was absolutely brilliant, light years beyond anything else. So I was wrong there, might be again. But I think it's going to be a flop in the longrun. Maybe if it had all the function of an iPhone, but it doesn't. I just don't see the longterm space for the watch, yet.

Comment: Re:Where's the premium? (Score 1) 296

by spoot (#48219849) Attached to: How Sony, Intel, and Unix Made Apple's Mac a PC Competitor

I agree with everything you said, except for the applecare. I think you are better off not plunking down applecare dough, you much better off just sending it in for a depot repair if your ram goes south. It's a roll of the dice. Of course, unless you spill your drink in the machine. If that's the case depot is too damn expensive and applecare won't cover it anyway.

Comment: Re:5K display (and computer) for $2500 (Score 1) 355

by spoot (#48162241) Attached to: Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

All iMacs can act as an external display for another machine. I'm using two of them for that at the moment. A quick keyboard shortcut switches it from displaying it's own video to displaying the external video. It's called Target Display Mode if you want to google it.

If my memory serves me correct, target display mode only works on thunderbolt models.

Comment: Re:I think the conversation here is missing the po (Score 1) 1116

by spoot (#46698331) Attached to: Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

This was free speech WORKING. This was a whole bunch of people speaking out and saying that it's no more acceptable for CEOs to hold this kind of opinion on equal marriage as it would be for them to hold a similar opinion on interracial marriage.

let me consider that statement...

Free speech works by "a whole bunch of people" saying someone else's (ceo or otherwise) opinion (speech) is unacceptable "free" speech. My brain hurts!

Recent research has tended to show that the Abominable No-Man is being replaced by the Prohibitive Procrastinator. -- C.N. Parkinson