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Comment Re:Not an alternative to Linux, an alternative to (Score 1) 264

Whatever hardware you use, the best host OS for your virtual machines is probably Linux, and the fastest-performing PC you can run it upon is never an Apple, not even if we're talking only about pure turnkey machines that you can just order on the internet for a set price.

I admire their case design, and their ability to use it as a prybar which separates people from money. Their OS is pretty nice, although it offers too little configurability to make me happy even when coupled with third party tools.

Comment Failing upwards (Score 4, Insightful) 77

Jimmy Iovine was one of the most powerful record executives during the period when record labels were all sleeping on the digital revolution that was about to overtake them.

Why would anyone, especially Apple, give a job to someone who was so clueless about technology and popular culture?

Comment Re:Indiscriminate antibiotic use in farm animals.. (Score 1) 287

Or that the instant coffee that I drink for free at work isn't brown-colored urine.

It might as well be.

Either go full blown paranoid or stop complaining about things just because you don't personally agree with them and pretending you have some other reason.

The apparently paranoid part there is really not central to the main topic here, I just threw it in for fun. It's true, but let's put that aside for now. The main issue is that overuse of antibiotics is a problem already. Solving problems with drugs instead of actually addressing root causes only causes other problems.

Comment Re:I kind of like them as they are (Score 1) 61

Most roofing materials don't catch fire that easily.

It just so happens that I have samples of roofing tiles and bad LiPos handy, but I hesitate to create a toxic fire even for science. Too bad I never picked up a sandblasting cabinet, that might be a good place to execute a controlled experiment. I wonder what would be an effective filter for the exhaust.

Comment Re:What about what Apple stole? (Score 1) 79

Yeah, it has nothing to do with your claims being wrong. Facts be damned.

I've used Apples since the ][+. Still have two macs here now, just to fiddle with them. I think I've probably owned a dozen or so Apples, if I think about it. The longer I think, the more I remember. ][+, Mac Plus, SE, IIci, Centris 650, Powerbook 280c, B&W G3 Revision 1, original B&W iMac, iBook G3, iMac G4 are the ones I can think of right now. I thought about building a Hackintosh, but then I came to my senses and refreshed my Linux install. I've also run NeXTStep in vmware, and used a Turbo slab a few times. Point to a claim I've made about Apple which is wrong. I know my Apple bullshit from personal experience.

Comment Re:I kind of like them as they are (Score 1) 61

What's more satisfying than a model airplane that crashes AND bursts into flames?

This is how we know that real terrists are vanishingly rare. A $120 drone with some mechanism added to cause the battery to combust, let's call it $20 or less, is a serious threat to modern civilization. Well, not a drone, but multiples of them. Since we still haven't learned not to make flammable roofs, even though it is idiotic and we have alternatives, you could cause major chaos with such toys. Yet, nobody is doing this, thankfully.

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