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Comment Re:Are linux adverts still bad adverts? (Score 0) 535

It clearly sounds like an advert. I've never heard of "system76" -- because they're nobody. You've always been able to get a cheap no-name PC with cheap components for less than Apple. This has been true for 15+ years.

The problem is, when you're done, you have a cheap PC with a crappy user experience. We use macOS because it's better than Windows for engineers who develop outside the Windows ecosystem, and it's better than Ubuntu for almost everyone (exceptions apply of course). I would certainly use Ubuntu before I used Windows, but it doesn't hold a candle to macOS for convenience, software availability, and general usability.

If I DID want a PC, I wouldn't get one from them anyway. I'd get a nice sleek high-quality hardware design and then put Ubuntu on it. There are PC manufacturers that make nice hardware these days.

Comment Re:She's not charged for being a journalist (Score 1) 357

His argument for the riot charge is that she did not fairly (in his view) cover both sides and therefore was not engaged in journalism. You can judge for yourself by watching the video in question.

By that argument, FoxNews is guilty of inciting riots, as is MSNBC. That's not a reasonable standard.

Comment Re:abusive monopoly (Score 3, Interesting) 64

AT&T and big cables does nothing to upgrade their infrastructure until competitors appear, then they stall them through their paid politicians. If their competitors persists, they deploy their subpar upgrades and undercut the pricing of their competitors. If their competitors withdraws from the area, they jack up their pricing and screw over the consumer. If this isn't abuse of monopoly power, I don't know what is.

I don't know about that. Google fiber is technically in "Atlanta", but I live 40 miles north. There will likely NEVER be google fiber where I live, but I get Gigabit AT&T for $70/month. They ran the lines through our entire neighborhood last summer. I am sure it cost a lot to get it enabled, but because they're 20x faster than what I had before (Charter 60 Mbps) they're getting a lot of customers to help them recoup the cost.

Comment Re:Upgrade now for 25% less battery life! (Score 1) 132

Upgrade your MacBook now for 25% less battery life and a slower overall experience!

Maybe for you. I haven't noticed any difference at all. Honestly aside from the shared clipboard between my Mac and my phone (which is very cool) I barely even notice any differences at all.

Comment Edge is a bad browser (Score 1) 132

Do people thing that battery efficiency is the primary factor in picking a browser? I've honestly never, ever heard anyone in the real world suggest that.

Edge is kludgy to use. It doesn't share bookmarks with my Mac or my iPad or my Android Phone. The "extension" story is all but nonexistent (there appear to be a total of 13 of them). In return, what does it offer? Performance is about the same, and battery might be a little better according to the benchmarks.

When I am on my Windows 10 gaming machine, I use Chrome exclusively. I don't trust Google at all anymore, but at least I used to. Microsoft has never been worthy of trust.

Comment Re:Audi still seems to get it right (Score 1) 224

You mean boring?

Why would I drive an A4, when I could drive a Giulia instead?

The article isn't about the car, it's about the naming of the car not making sense. While a "Giulia" is a unique name, it doesn't tell you anything about the car and how it compares to others in the Alpha lineup.

As to why to choose the A4, here's a reason.
Giulia Reliability POOR
A4 Reliability VERY GOOD

Maybe that's compelling for you, and maybe it isn't.

Comment Re:Shouldn't a good ad-blocker be undetectable? (Score 2) 534

Ad blocker detectors are pretty common because ad blockers are dumb.

1. Put "ads.js" on your page. All ad blockers will block it. In it, just create a small div or something:
var e=document.createElement('div'); e.id='someAdDivHere'; e.style.display='none'; document.body.appendChild(e);

2. Check to see if the div was created, and if not take action:
if(document.getElementById('someAdDivHere')){ alert('Blocking Ads: No'); } else { alert('Blocking Ads: Yes'); // put in code to hide all content or something }

This is a simple example, but it still fools all the ad blockers.

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