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Comment Re:Sure so long as coders l2sysadmin (Score 1) 298

Then maybe I wouldn't spend an inordinate amount of time fighting with programs that can't understand how to run as a deprivileged user, that can't properly set up their own environment variables and so on.

We'll get right on that when everyone learns how to accurately analyse and communicate their requirements.

Comment Re:Sounds like a plan! (Score 2) 298

Don't you see? Knowing how to code will make you more efficient. So, if anything, the amount of, er, whatever it is that you people do, can be increased!

Yes, early adopters will be able to demand a higher salary for any additional skills that they bring to the table. That is, until we can update our job requirements to include these skills (5 years minimum).

Comment Re:You're looking at the keyboard anyway! (Score 2) 211

You don't need to be able to touch-type because you're looking at the keyboard anyway!

Which means you can not be tracking your input in real time, or observing whatever it is you are typing about, etc.

If looking at the keyboard while typing was desirable, touch typing would never have become the standard of competent keyboard input.

Comment Re:Retina Displays? (Score 1) 377


Hardware manufacturer: We have a new 15 inch display at 2880x1800, wanna buy it?
Consumer: Well, is it a Retina Display (TM)?
Hardware manufacturer: Well no, that's a brand name owned by Apple. But our display exceeds what they call "Retina Display (TM)" with a PPI of-
Consumer: Not a Retina Display (TM), clearly inferior. If it was better, it too would be called Retina Display (TM). Not interested.

Hardware manufacturer: Its like a "HD" version of that Apple thing that came out a couple years ago.
Consumer: Ooooooooooooooh! [Dumps contents of wallet/purse on counter]

Problem solved

Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 188

Operating system software is supposed to operate for the benefit of the owner of the computer/phone. Any software that operates for the benefit of third parties without the explicit consent of the owner is called malware.

Stop worrying and be thankful that your carrier and Apple are gracious enough to allow you to use their phone and OS.

Comment Re:The problem isn't the medium - it's the title (Score 2) 110

Not all weekly news magazines are doing horribly. The Economist and the New Yorker are both doing fairly well, for somewhat different reasons (New Yorker focuses on long-form journalism, The Economist on concise analytical journalism).

Also note that both the New Yorker and the Economist cater to wealthy people.

Comment Re:Unlike before, now you can turn it off (Score 1) 188

Don't use the iPhone then. It's not a hard choice. Better hardware, more variations and choices, as well as cheaper options available. Are you so concerned about your "fashion" image that you cannot go without an apple product in public?

I don't use the iPhone. At the same time, I don't think that people who do use it should be jerked around just because I disapprove of their choice of hardware or the reasoning behind that choice.

Comment Re:not going to stop some of their customers (Score 1) 188

The same can be said for the Windows fanboys, the Android fanboys, and every other damned fanboy ... that's pretty much the definition of fanboy; "my manufacturer makes awesome products and would never do anything wrong, yours are evil doodie heads who make crap".

That's resonable and all, but you miss the point that when people talk about "fanboys" of a brand, it is usually implied that all patrons of that brand are "fanboys", and that the fanboy mentality that you describe is primarily responsible for that brands success.

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