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Comment Re:Oh drop it already (Score 1) 215

As someone posting to a nerd site, you should also point out Stein thinks Wifi may cause some sort of brain damage.

She's awful, though in fairness, who isn't in this election? The main thing going for Clinton that the others don't have is that 99% of the allegations constantly made against her are complete fiction, but frankly, that other 1% is pretty shitty.

Comment Re:Translation. . . (Score 1) 30

Well this is the year 2016 where hackers are no longer the equivalent of nuisance where their attacks were just a mild inconvenience. Today such breaches are serious and can affect people's lives. The Red Cross should had filled the USB ports with Glue and locked down the PC's to prevent some stupid person from accidentally leaking a major problem.

Comment Re:Showrunner? (Score 1) 159

"Show runner" is rarely listed in the credits. Usually some other role that applies to the person who is the show runner is listed, such as Creator.

I like the fact they can be really misleading. Producer sounds like it's the "boss", but actually it's often an underling who has to get the stars coffee and make sure they're in good hotel rooms. Remember Jeremy Clarkson beating up his producer? He wasn't beating up his boss, he was beating up someone who worked for him. Executive Producer? Probably - though not always - some guy at the studio who approved funding the show.

Comment Re:Showrunner? (Score 2) 159

The term has existed for decades. Producers and directors frequently change from show to show - writers too. Directors have a little creative input but work from a script he or she has little say in. The Producer's job is to make sure the Director can do his or her job. And an "Executive producer" is the person who fronts the cash, they rarely have any creative involvement at all.

None of those describe the person who owns the show creatively, who approves the scripts, determines the core storylines, manages the show's bible, etc. That person is the showrunner.

The only confusion here from what I can see is that for some reason it's rarely a job title shown in the credits. Usually - though not always - the showrunner is also the show's creator, so they just gets listed under that title. Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul's showrunner, is listed as "Creator", for example.

Comment Re:No, I didn't say Republicans are perfect (Score 0) 243

You may not have intended it, but your allegations are a searing indictment of Republicans (or whoever came up with the law you're describing), not of Democrats. There's absolutely nothing whatsoever wrong with rewarding people for voting. Voting is a civic duty, and a government with a "mandate" determined by a minority of those governed has no mandate at all. A law making it illegal to reward people for merely voting is at odds with that principle.

This story isn't about laws intended to stop rewarding people for voting. it's about laws intended to stop rewarding people for voting for a particular candidate, or punishing them for voting against that candidate. That's a legitimate law. Not something that punishes people for rewarding others for doing their civic duty.

Comment Re:Escape Key? (Score 1) 174

There's a number of USB-C capable displays already, I can think of three off the top of my head and the last time I looked was back in July. Monocable has USB-C -> Mini Display Port and HDMI adapters for under $10; the world will catch up.
In other news, the Macbook Pros can support up to 2x 5K displays. Not shabby.


Apple's New MacBook Pro Requires a $25 Dongle To Charge Your iOS Device ( 320

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Network World: As Phil Schiller explained during today's event, Apple's new MacBook Pros feature four Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C ports, and conveniently, each of these can be used to charge the machine. Now, USB-C is incredibly versatile, and Apple will use the advanced port for power charging, HDMI and much more. However, with USB-C the only game in town, you might reasonably be wondering: How in the world do I connect my iPhone to my sleek new MacBook Pro? The frustrating answer is that you won't be able to do so out of the box. Instead, you'll have to buy a dongle. This is especially frustrating because many people use their notebooks for a) charging purposes when an outlet isn't necessarily handy and b) for transferring photos and other data. Now, you might reasonably state that you can just rely upon the cloud for items like data transfer, but there's no getting around the fact that Apple's efforts in the cloud still leave much to be desired. How much will it cost to connect your iPhone to your brand new MacBook Pro? Well, Apple sells a USB-C to Lightning cable on its website for $25. While this is undoubtedly frustrating, we can't say that it's entirely unexpected given Apple gave us a preview of its preference for USB-C when it released its 12-in. MacBook last year. Still, it's a funky design choice for a decidedly Pro-oriented device where the last thing a prospective consumer would want to do is spend some extra cash for a dongle after spending upwards of $2,399. Lastly, while we're on the topic of ports, it's worth noting that the new MacBook Pros also do away with the beloved MagSafe connector.

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