I'd say that when one of the most anticipated features of a new operating system is a web browser, there isn't much to look forward to.
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Much like you probably haven't used a manual typewriter for a long time. The only reason to use either is pure nostalgia.
Unless you need to cut a mimeograph stencil. Which would be either nostalgia or for love of the smell of mimeo ink.
people now may not know or remember this but phones even allow two-way verbal communication!
Hmm. You must be referring to the obscure, little-used app named "Phone". So 20th century.
a quite shuffle-off to jail doesn't hurt the Party nearly as badly.
I'm interested to hear your (or the AC's) ideas on how Hillary Clinton could be quietly shuffled off to jail.
You are probably at work using work email to put this bullshit up on slashdot
You might be on to something there. All these years, I've been using a web browser, completely unaware that I could post on Slashdot using email. Please elaborate on how this works.
When you read science fiction, does the character with the smart phone carry two of them so that she can have access to her secure stuff and her regular stuff? Hell no.
Science fiction != real life. But that aside, what's up with the whole lame "two phones" argument? Most people who have smartphones know you can have two email clients connecting to two different accounts on two different services on a single device.
Earth's moon has a proper name: Luna.
Or Selene, if you prefer Greek mythology to Roman.
So you like taking it up the ass from Comcast....good for you....
I guess we can hope that the government will use a better lubricant.
Weapons, entertainment, and food are pretty much the bulk of American exports.
Actually, no. In 2013, the US was the second largest exporter of arms ($6.2 billion), after Russia ($8.3 billion). And because you probably won't read the linked article, I should mention that these numbers include the estimated value of arms given as foreign aid. But those numbers are dwarfed by the real heavyweights.
- Machines, engines, pumps: US$219,566,232,000 (13.5% of total exports)
- Electronic equipment: $171,966,197,000 (10.6%)
- Oil: $157,213,437,000 (9.7%)
- Vehicles: $135,797,903,000 (8.4%)
- Aircraft, spacecraft: $124,831,567,000 (7.7%)
- Medical, technical equipment: $84,879,104,000 (5.2%)
- Gems, precious metals, coins: $65,522,480,000 (4.0%)
- Plastics: $63,025,216,000 (3.9%)
- Pharmaceuticals: $43,967,977,000 (2.7%)
- Organic chemicals: $42,255,264,000 (2.6%)
first time some attack (even 9/11 was utterly minor in terms of life vs, say, annual car accidents) happens, you have these dumb sheep throw the Constitution out the window and yell 'Murica while going full tilt behind a nearly decade long attack on a country that had nothing to do with it.
Dead is dead; what difference does the manner of death make, is that it? On the average day, 89 people die in automobile accidents. If that suddenly jumped to 3000 per day, you can bet your "dumb sheep" would react pretty much the same way.
The circular argument is actually pretty revealing. What it says is, "People don't want to learn anything they aren't good at". Since most everyone is best at things they know the most about, eventually no one will try to learn anything new at all.
or even the more nonsensical "I could care less."
It isn't nonsensical. It's idiom. Sort of like "head over heels" (which started life in the 14th century as "heels over head") or "the exception that proves the rule" (depends on an archaic definition of the word, "prove", meaning "test"; we see the remnants of that today in terms such as "proof mass"). By the way, English is in no way unique in having illogical idiomatic expressions.
Everyone in America at this point knows if it says Apple, don't get into it in the first place. It's like a black hole. Once you're inside, you're stuck and that's that.
Which type of fallacy is this? Where you ways "everyone knows" when no such thing is true.
You're right, of course. He really should have said, "Everyone in America who's been paying attention knows
Ostensibly it has to support the creators
Well, actually it only has to support what passes for creators to the extent required to make their business model work. As long as there is a sufficient market for the products they're churning out, the status quo will remain.