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Comment Re:Very true (Score 4, Informative) 2837

Mod parent down for being completely wrong. How the hell did this get modded up in the first place?

You need 2382 votes to clinch. Hillary won 2,205 pledged delegates; Bernie won 1,846. There were 712 superdelegate votes. 1846 + 712 is 2558.

News flash:
2558 is greater than 2382. Bernie could have won based on superdelegates.

Had the DNC not rigged the contest against Bernie from the start, and had superdelegates actually paid attention to the polls and realized that Bernie is far more electable than Hillary, then Trump would have lost last night.

Comment 2016 marks the end of Apple brand loyalty (Score 5, Insightful) 361

2016 marks the end of Apple brand loyalty. We have quite clearly reached the point where the roadmap Steve Jobs laid out has ended, and now Cook and Ives are on their own, screwing things up as they go.

The outrage about today's keynote at AppleInsider is palpable. Among the common complaints are:

- These computers are overpriced and underwhelming. The price of the entry-level MacBook Pro was bumped up hundreds of dollars, and all they did was increase the price and remove ports from it. (The entry-level model only has two Thunderbolt ports (USB, etc. have been removed), and one of the ports has to be used for charging! What kind of "Pro" computer is that???)
- The mind boggles that they removed the "esc" key from a supposedly "Pro" computer.
- They removed the MagSafe connector, which is arguably one of the greatest features of Apple's laptops.
- The only connections are Thunderbolt 3, meaning that you will need a dongle for ~anything~ you want to connect. Do you own an iOS device? Better hope you have a USB-C adapter for it.
- Removal of the SD drive.

Apparently Apple has also been sending out emails to some of its customers asking if they use features such as the headphone jack on their laptop. (Because of course, they're going to remove it from there as well.)

This company has lost its mind.

Comment An idea for Apple (Score 5, Insightful) 77

Next time you feel like doing something brash, like removing a ubiquitous, standardized, and completely functional feature from your products, such as the headphone jack in order to promote wireless listening, why don't you go ahead and make the Bluetooth headphones available FIRST?

Or better yet, don't eliminate the jack at all. This isn't the 3.5" floppy in the age of CDs that we're talking about here. The headphone jack works well, it's standard, and it's on literally almost EVERYTHING that outputs sound.

And now Apple is set to announce tomorrow that its professional line of laptops will be moving completely to USB-C.

This company has lost its way and its mind.

Submission + - Google Bans Plug-in That Picks Out Jews

An anonymous reader writes: According to BBC News, Google has recently banned a Chrome plug-in that was used to identify and highlight Jewish names on Internet sites. The names were accentuated with three sets of brackets and the plug-in was aptly named "the coincidence detector," citing the conspiracy theory that suggests that Jewish people control a disproportionate amount of companies through CEO or executive positions. The news source claimed that members of the alt-right movement have created the plug-in and that Google's main reason for removing the plug-in was to combat hate speech.

Submission + - Clinton campaign chair: 'The American people can handle the truth' on UFOs

An anonymous reader writes: In what seems like an April Fools' Day prank story but is surprisingly real, Hillary Clinton's campaign chair, John Podesta, says that he has convinced Hillary Clinton to declassify as many documents as possible related to Area 51 and UFOs.

On the matter of alien visitation, Clinton has previously stated that "I think we may have been [visited already]. We don’t know for sure."

Meanwhile, Democratic rival Bernie Sanders has been dismissive of UFO talk.

And on the other side of the isle, everyone surely already knows how likely Republican nominee Donald Trump feels about illegal aliens.

Submission + - FBI unlocks iPhone without Apple's help in San Bernadino case (

A_Mang writes: After asking for a delay last week, today the FBI revealed that a third party has succeeded in unlocking the iPhone used by a shooter in the San Bernadino attack. They've asked the court to vacate their request for an injunction forcing Apple to provide tools for unlocking the phone.

Submission + - Ransomware Discovered in Transmission BitTorrent Client for OS X (

An anonymous reader writes: Attackers have infected two installers of Transmission version 2.90 for OS X with ransomware they have named "KeRanger". This is the first-known fully functional ransomware for OS X. All users are advised to upgrade to 2.92 immediately.

"On March 4, we detected that the Transmission BitTorrent client installer for OS X was infected with ransomware, just a few hours after installers were initially posted. We have named this Ransomware “KeRanger.” The only previous ransomware for OS X we are aware of is FileCoder, discovered by Kaspersky Lab in 2014. As FileCoder was incomplete at the time of its discovery, we believe KeRanger is the first fully functional ransomware seen on the OS X platform."

Submission + - Slashdot: Remove Video Bytes

An anonymous reader writes: Video Bytes are annoying and pointless. Please remove them.

Also, put the poll back on the side.

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