Well said, and very likely true.
The little utility it had at one time was ruined when they decided to sell your information to salespeople so they can "link" with you and try to sell you stuff.
One thing I don't need is more salespeople contacting me and wanting to sell me stuff.
Also their random-recommendations has been a joke from day 1.
I have to ask why anybody even uses the service any more.
"Russia did it better on less than one hundredth of the budget,"
Russia never landed a human on the moon.
He's referring to politicians who confuse magazines with a round of ammunition.
"People should study what they want."
Sure. Just don't expect to earn a living at it when you're done.
Still, I question the advice. If you really love "literature", there's no one stopping you from studying down at the local library and the internet.
Seems to me if you know you can't get a job at it, its a Hobby, not a Profession. Plan your investment accordingly.
"We've thought about buying an iPad for guests to use, but decided it wasn't right to knowingly let others use a computing platform that may have been compromised."
So you won't get an iPad for guests because you don't like Apple's philosophy of the platform?
Also, West Virginia has a lot of small wirless phone companies that managed to grab the frequencies that were used by the larger carriers resulting in spotty service. They simply didn't invest money in infrastructure, so the citizens of WV were stuck with substandard cell service.
LTE should improve that since the feds sold those frequencies to big players like Verizion Wireless & AT&T who will likely invest a lot more in cell towers and improve service.
"and sticking it to the man"
At $10/hour, I don't think they mind. They say "please stick it to me some more!"
""Apple's long-rumored "iWatch" could earn the company $6 billion a year"
Only if they charge $1B per copy.
Watches are for fashion. People use their phone to check for time. They won't get rid of their 4" phone screen for a 1" watch screen
"Perhaps the screw-up was on your part"
Yes, blame the victim of incompetence. Nice.
Microsoft Surface is not the name of a particular tablet, but a line of tablets which includes Windows RT & Windows 8 Pro
Windows 8 Pro Surface does not require signed binaries, it is simply Windows Pro.
They're talking specifically about Windows RT, and its not any better or worse than an iPad.
"We had a bailout because people weren't buying American cars because they were shit"
Actually, American car company's costs structure was (and is) too high so companies like GM were slowly going out of business.
The economic downturn simply accelerated the inevitable.
"Except that consumers actually prefer no-haggle pricing"
There's no rule that says you have to haggle.
Just go into the dealer, ask how much they want and pay it.
Congratulations, you've just ensured that somebody is cold because of a misplaced sense of how to get a job done.
My generator is still in my basement.
You want it? $3,000.
That's just common sense.