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Comment Re:And the mic? (Score 1) 44

I have a 6s as does my wife and son, and an iPhone 5 before that, and we've never had these issues. (Battery did die though, eventually). The phone that *does* often just randomly shut off on me is my Galaxy S4, which is my work phone. I've changed the battery on that twice already. Also, my Galaxy Tab A freezes, but to a much lesser extent than the S4. Overall I have more reliability issues with Samsung/Android than I do Apple. It's the pick of the draw, all these things have the potential for failure.

Comment Re: The real question is (Score 1) 86

Same here. Our 2100TN is still running like new. I don't know that I'd be able to find a newer model as reliable.

I've had pretty good luck the past 10 or so years with a LaserJet 1320. Quick, built-in duplexer, built-in PostScript, works with everything. A couple years ago, I was given a JetDirect 175x, so it's now on the LAN. (Had some other network-to-USB adapters before the JetDirect that didn't always work as expected.)

Comment Re:How far they have fallen (Score 1) 86

The brand logos have been removed.

In one shot, it looks like they didn't obscure the Apple logo on the printer (upper right corner of the front), though it's so small that you wouldn't have been able to tell that's what it was.

I still have mine from coming up on 32 years ago. It's currently in storage...not sure if it still works, though it did the last time I had it out. It'd almost certainly need a new ribbon, and I think the last of the fanfold paper got chucked a while back. I still have some Apple IIs (and also some Macs now) that can drive it, too. :)

Comment Re:Whipslash? A suggestion? (Score 1) 895

I didn't install him. I literally voted for someone not on the ballot. On principle. I didn't like any of the candidates enough to warrant my vote, so I decided to let the rest of the country decide, and let the chips fall where they may. But nonetheless, I voted, and for various congressman too.

Comment Re:Whipslash? A suggestion? (Score 1) 895

Sorry to report that while slashdot customer service was courteous, it was overall unsatisfactory.

Regards first link: How does owning businesses in a country make you a "puppet" of that country's leader? By that logic, Trump was a puppet of Obama too. And a puppet of every leader of every other country in which he has an enterprise.
Regards the second: Calling for an investigation is a process of looking for evidence, not evidence in and of itself.

Just because a republican senator calls for an investigation doesn't mean the guilty verdict is foregone conclusion - and even if he is guilty, just look at how Hillary slithered away from her email investigation, and that did actually turn up evidence.

Comment Re:Do payments work? (Score 1) 86

I think insurance companies for this kind of thing are just a colossally bad idea. Now it positively screams "lucrative!" to the ransomers, as victims will be far more willing to "pay" since it's covered by insurance. The amount of ransom demanded will increase as well.

Instead they should be concerning themselves with better security, training, and backups. That wouldn't have to cost any more than the insurance premium.

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