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Comment Re:Not just meth (Score 5, Funny) 757

We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can. The only thing that really worried me was the ether. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge, and I knew we'd get into that rotten stuff pretty soon.

Sorry, couldn't resist. One of my all-time favorite quotes. :-)

Comment Re:Keyboard only support should be mandatory (Score 0) 364

Inane pedestal mounted whining.


Short/narrow sighted thinking like this is what brought us the ADA and Jarod's law. You can't accommodate every specific need in every situation.

If there's a passion for something, it will happen. I'd prefer to see the app written or the function implemented WITHOUT the specialized features than to have it not done at all.

Not that it isn't important, but if a need exists, a solution will be found. If the need is so tiny (compared to the whole) that it has not been addressed, then evangelize a solution that doesn't penalize the majority.

Or do it your damn self.

Comment Re:Go bannanas (Score 1) 59

Was there ever a doubt?

Churches (as institutions) putting strict rules on sexuality: it derails the mind from what they are preaching (fear) and their control.

(in the above, church != religion)

The doubt still doesn't exist, only it's certainty manifested as denial...

Comment Re:Much more detailed review at Ars (Score 1) 302

This has been one of the things that I've liked about Apple.. they don't continually promise you the moon, then eventually release something that only gets to about 10,000 ft or so instead. At least not in the last decade plus. Not so sure about the pre OSX days as I was never much of an Apple user before OSX 10.4 or so and my first other Apple product was a 3G ipod.

What you're saying, that usually the "missing" features are only things that were rumored is exactly true. Look at things like the AppleTV. Most every complaint are things like, "It doesn't support codec $foo," or "It can't run $bar." Things that Apple never said the device would do. For Apple stuff, if you like the features listed, then you'll be happy. If it doesn't have features you'd like, don't buy it. Simple. Me? I've been happy with my Apple TVs, my ipad and my iphone. I'm a linux admin for work (and have my own linux boxes too) but the feature set of the Apple products is good enough for me and don't require me to have to essentially admin my devices, or root them or whatever. Would I like some of them to have some other features? Sure... but I knew what I was buying and have gotten what I was promised (no having to send my iPad back for a few weeks to get feature that was originally promised out of the box, for instance). Can't really complain about that.

Personally, I much prefer the Apple way of telling you exactly what their products already do, or will do in a very short amount of time (already in production as someone said) vs the crazy promises then half-assed actual delivery, often much later then promised as well. As time has gone on, they'd often added new features in new iOS releases too. Bonus.

Comment Re:MPG? (Score 1) 180

Don't be a presumptuous shit. I live 40 miles from work because:

1) I couldn't unload my house even if tried to give it away (no jobs, depressed job market)
2) If I moved closer to work, I'd be compelled to send my kids to private schools because the public system is crap (big bucks).
3) The difference in taxes between my rural home an a more urban/suburban house nearly pays for my annual increase in gas (my car gets 37+mpg).
4) I have a side business that requires more acreage than the typical urban slice of hell (additional income).
5) Moving closer to work would mean higher population density, which means an increased risk of living next to a hipster shit like you.

Telecommuting, while being discussed, isn't necessarily a viable solution for my situation (Even in the "sticks", I have a slow DSL connection).

Personally, I enjoy urban living and would gladly live closer to work as an individual. But, in the near term, I'm making personal (and negligible environmental) sacrifices to keep my family in a more peaceable and positive environment (not spoken as a homeschooler religious wackjob, either).

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