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Comment Re:This is stupid (Score 0) 292

Please point me to one person in the past 100 years that achieved success with exactly no education at all and no help from anyone else.

A successful person doesn't have to be the smartest person in the room. Here's a list of 100 entrepreneurs who succeeded with little or no education, including a half-dozen who dropped out of elementary school.

Wow, 100.. That makes it less likely than winning the lottery.

Comment Re:Good news for me (Score 1) 180

you don't know the whole story.

lenovo is many companies. their business laptop division is nothing like the 'yoga crap' that they sell consumers with crapware. ...

the spyware and phone home stuff does not tend to exist on the business level lappies. business guys would not put up with that, generally; only 'yoga users' (lol, what a name!) would.

Um ...

As of September 2015: Lenovo systems may include software components that communicate with servers on the internet - All ThinkCentre, All ThinkStation, All ThinkPad

As of 1996 Apple, Microsoft and everybody else HAVE (not may) included software that communicate with servers on the internet. If they didn't they would kind of suck.

Comment Re:If you put it that way... (Score 1, Insightful) 201

Anything sounds absurd if worded the right way. Examples:

Alexander Bell patents talking to a wire.

Henry Ford builds a mechanical horse.

Wright Brothers claim wood and fabric allow a man to float through the air.

Americans fly Eagle to the moon.

Saying that Apple patented a paper bag is so missing the point that it's bound to be mocked. If one actually reads the linked article (I know, this is Slashdot) then it becomes clear how the title is almost certainly intended to be misleading.

Is it so hard to come up with something that wouldn't be so laughable? How about, "Apple Patents New Ideas on Humble Paper Bag"?

Did you just compare the iPaperBag to the invention of the telephone, car and airplane?

Dude, you have an iProblem.

Comment Re:I think that they are missing the point (Score 1) 210

Sorry sir, but I've read enough developing research articles on-line to know the true reason for being over weight are gut bacteria that magically generate more matter than a person eats. This is /., here the laws of thermodynamics don't apply when it comes to obesity.

Stop being anti-factual. Gut bacteria changes homone levels and can break the metabolism. IF you have a working self-balancing metabolism, you can overeat and not gain weight, the like majority of non-Americans can. Unfortunately it is mostly broken in Americans for some reason, and in a growing minority of people elsewhere.

Comment Re:Great! (Score 1) 207

I'm waiting on UHD computer monitors too that also have 802.11AC wireless builtin so that it can stream video to it directly and act as both a monitor and a TV.
It should also have USB 3/3.1 builtin to support HDD drives too along with connector jacks for older computer video devices: VGA, DVI, HDMI, RGB etc. By having all of this builtin one doesn't need to insert external wirelss chips, set top boxes, and video convertor boxes to the monitor/TV. Moreover, the monitor /TV should have HDCP builtin too...

Search and you shall find. My recent purchace has all of that except DVI and that is essentially included in HDMI anyway.

Comment Re:Cool, and no 4K content (Score 4, Insightful) 207

Future proofing? WTF? 4k TV would be only cheaper in the future....

I don't need a TV in the near future, I needed a new one now, and therefor bought the 4K screen, since my TVs last somewhere from 5 to 10 years.

I think a lot of people are in that situation, they need a new, or want a bigger TV. 4K sales are exploding because they have become very competively priced in the last year.

And even without the 4K content, the onscreen menus have much sharper rendered text. It is actually a bit painfull to look at TV text menus at 1080p after using them in 4K.

Comment Re:welcome to python (Score 1) 148

In Python2 when I used it, you couldn't specify a codec, there was no such thing, it just assumed that strings would turn into UTF16 by magic, and would throw up if it didn't and certainly wouldn't allow you to do format conversions unless you said a small magic incartation and sacrificed a code monkey.

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