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Comment Re:Poor Nazis (Score 1) 978

I'd cancel their accounts and wouldn't refund a fucking dime, because they'd have violated the terms of service, and the agreement they agreed to would allow me to cancel their account at any time for that and keep all their money. Hell, I'd have a clause in there which allowed me to sue them for 10x their fees to recover the losses from losing other paying customers when they were being assholes on my site.

Comment Re:Apple never did this. (Score 1) 299

And then there's HDMI. Apple has always removed ports designed for computer video when newer ports come out, under the assumption that old monitors will get replaced with newer monitors with the new ports. The problem comes when TV is factored in. HDMI is a shared standard used by television sets, Blu-Ray players, etc. None of that gear will benefit from newer standards, and worse, has a much longer service life (decades) than computer monitors. Hotel room TVs will likely have HDMI ports in twenty years. So basically by removing the port, Apple is saying that they don't think most users need to connect their computer to anything except in their homes. Worse, most users who are impacted by this won't even know that they're going to be impacted. If connecting their computer to a TV is something you do every day, you'll have the adapter. Most people who are affected, however, are folks who suddenly decide to stay in the hotel and watch something on Netflix. Those folks won't even own the adapter, much less have it with them. And when they realize that they have to drive three hours to an Apple store to get a special adapter, it will sour their perception of Apple's product line.

Previous Macbooks had HDMI ports? I was sure they had mini-displayport (ports). Which means folks with new Macbooks are carrying USB-C(Thunderbolt) to HDMI adapters/cables, while folks with old Macbooks continue to carry mini displayport(Thunderbolt) to HDMI adapters/cables.

Comment Re:Time to sell my Apple stock... (Score 1) 361

Sure, and that's probably an argument to keep my stock, but not one to buy a new MBP to replace my ancient (mid 2010) MBP-17". Instead I'll probably go with the Dell with the mobile Xeon, 32GB ECC RAM, etc. Of course I still want MacOS, so that's the main requirement: whatever hardware I get has to be able to run as a hackintosh.

Comment Time to sell my Apple stock... (Score 4, Interesting) 361

Waited years for an update and this is it? Seriously? A touch bar? That's what they added? It took years to add something that other manufacturers added and abandoned?

What I'm most pissed about is that they are offering a "pro" system with a max of 16GB of RAM.

I'll be looking elsewhere and seeing what better, truly "pro" laptops can be hacked to run MacOS.

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