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Comment Re:Yay for sovereignty! (Score 1) 179

Yes, it certainly is "winning" to get nothing at all rather than a small percentage of some large number...

Now if it's costing you something, then sure that's a bad deal. But Apple is not costing governments anything the way film crews do who use loads more public services, shut down locations and streets, etc.

Comment How many ports is a lot to you? 300? (Score 1) 104

As long as you get to define "pro model" and "plenty of ports" then sure.

I guess it wasn't clear to you but the context is obviously laptops... and it seems pretty obvious a pro-model laptop IS the one with a lot of ports.

Or, duh, is called a "pro". In fact that alone would be definition enough for me, whatever laptop model Apple felt like attaching Pro to will have a lot of useful ports.

Of course, the topic was Macs, not just Mac notebooks,

The main topic was, not what I responded to. But then as we'll demonstrate in a moment you have no reading comprehension...

the current "Mac Pro" is the very definition of "not plenty of ports"

Well since you are obviously an idiot what's the point in saying anything further?

Mac pro ports:

"Designed with built-in Thunderbolt 2 (6!), USB 3 (4), Gigabit Ethernet(2), and HDMI 1.4 ports"

Who would not consider 6 thunderbolt2 ports alone "a lot of ports"?

Come back when you are substantially less retarded. I know I won't be waiting up.

Comment Re:Next Phase (Score 1) 534

How about a drone operator inform a property owner that he or she would like to fly the drone over the property, and explain why in advance?

I have a friend who has a drone he uses for photography... guess what, he does exactly that!

How many people would not yet you fly for a few beers and some cool aerial photos of their land? And even if they didn't want to let you at least you'd still have a working drone.

Comment Read Again (Score 1) 155

I didn't say anything about voting machines. A really good way to rid elections is to know who all the voters are and lots of info about them, then to vote as a lot of them...

Or if you think about it, if you have access to voting system why not insert thousands of new voters so there's no possible conflict with real voters?

Comment Next Phase (Score 5, Funny) 534

If it's not legal to shoot down drones flying over your property, then people will take the next logical step of simply shooting the drone operators so there is no-one to complain... which is what I expected to happen when a bunch of morons started yelling at an armed 83 year old woman who had already demonstrated herself to be a crack shot at long distance.

Comment Nope (Score 2) 104

Lots of people thought a new Apple Watch was coming out at the beginning of this year. Nope! Apple will wait until they have a good set of updates for the second model - though the UI overhaul with WatchOS 3 makes the old ones even more useful and speedy...

I'm still not sure they will deliver a new Apple Watch until next year. No need to rush.

As for the phone, they have a relentless machine that's not rushing anything to market, just incrementally improving the phone year by year, with whatever can fit in with a high level of quality. That's not rushing anything. If they find something doesn't work well they just leave it out until the next model (as they have done in the past).

Comment Absurd fear (Score 2) 104

Apple has always included plenty of ports in the pro models, and they will continue to do so...

Yes they are removing ports on the lower end models but it's making the laptop thinner and 99% of the people using them do not need the ports they are taking out enough that it matters they are gone.

There's nothing wrong or odd about having multiple lines of product that serve the needs of different users.

Comment Wrong on almost all of that (Score 1) 88

If you are from a poor background add 2, because you have fewer distractions, because to get cool devices or games or whatever, you have to earn money to get them, they are not handed to you...

I know, because I grew up in a family with very little money.

If you are a minority or woman, add three because there are SO MANY resources around now to help you specifically, and you are a guaranteed hire if you know anything at all. I have seen this in action with multiple friends and family, across many different companies I have worked with...

Can't say you're wrong about being sick though. Stay healthy everyone, health is really the fundamental we all forget about.

Comment Re:If you're refusing a refund ... (Score 1) 460

Partially agreed, but whether the game is designed to require more than 50 hours or not you personally would be able to tell whether you were enjoying it by that point. I have hundreds of Skyrim hours logged, but would have stopped playing after only a few hours if I didn't like it. Conversely I tried The Witcher (first one) recently and just didn't get alone with it at all - about two hours in total. Elite:Dangerous, a very direct comparison to No Mans Sky, I've not really got along with either despite being a massive original Elite fan and a passably high-tier Kickstarter backer of this one. I'm glad the new one exists, but it's not for me. Logged time - 9 hours.

You get the idea. The game may well require more than 50 hours, but if you're not enjoying it you'll know well before those 50 hours are played.

Comment Re:If you're refusing a refund ... (Score 5, Insightful) 460

50 hours of gameplay is a long time. As an example, I started playing Tomb Raider (2013) a few days ago - got it in a sale literally years ago and never played, finally got round to playing it. I've completed the story, and am just going back to polish off the areas I didn't get 100% completion on. Only two of those to go, and I'm done.

I have 56 hours of gameplay logged. Just to recap - I've done damned near everything, thoroughly enjoyed myself, and have 56 hours logged. 50 gameplay hours at a game I hate? That would be insane.

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