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Comment Self Awareness... (Score 1) 75

I agree, and I have always hated that aspect of social media. No FB for me. I was on Instagram for a couple of years, but I started to feel like I couldn't keep up. One day I noticed I was like a chicken, always having to peck peck peck at my phone. So I just stopped. Haven't been on IG for a few months now, and quite honestly I know I am not missing anything important.

If you don't read the news, you are uninformed.
If you read the news, you are misinformed.

Comment Re:Looks like RetroArch (Score 1) 91

There is definitely a market for this though.
I almost bought a Pi3 for this purpose, but then saw that you can compile retropie on Linux, so I did so on my machine.
Now I have it up and running, and it's mostly straight-forward... lots of config files if you need to tweak something. But when something doesn't go right, it's not so easy to troubleshoot. e.g. Vector MAME games weren't playing. Got that figured by using a different emulator, but now on Star Wars I can't get it to insert coins. Looks like others had the problem but none of those solutions worked for me. The whole mix of Pie/Retroarch/Emulationstation took a little while to understand... and it's still not crystal clear when and where to change what if needed.

It would be kind of nice to just be able to buy something for a reasonable price off the shelf, especially if you have no clue about Linux.

Comment 100x this... (Score 1) 283

I have a BLU Life One X, and it is pretty thin. When I first got it, someone at work said "can you shave with that thing?" I have long wondered why makers don't add a few more mm and make all that extra space battery. More battery life is probably the ONE feature that everyone can agree on. I mean, they had to invent cases that acted as supplemental batteries for crying out loud.

Comment Warning (Score -1) 137

For the love of god, don't do this to yourself. Just get a Macbook Air. $800 might be a bit overpriced but Linux = wasted time plus limited programs.

I can't imagine wanting to get an expensive new laptop and putting Linux on it. It's something you do to an old laptop - you can't game on it, you won't use it for media applications. Linux is either going to be used for a server that needs something faster than the fastest laptop, or is just for dicking around on the web, in which case just get the cheapest thing you can.

Nobody in the world needs/wants a high-end Linux laptop.

Comment Re:Elephant in the room (Score 1) 273

And the time on your hands. Are you gainfully employed? How much $/hour does your time work out to?

Even if I do want a small plastic widget, I can't really think of anything wanted off the top of my head. Maybe I could use something, I suppose, but it's a small need. I don't enjoy designing small plastic widgets, and the cost of my own labor to design them is hundreds of dollars, and designing plastic widgets is not something I enjoy or care to build a skill at.

So inevitably, I would just buy the designs off the which point the whole exercise becomes pointless. If I'm just going to buy designs anyway, why not buy the plastic widget off Amazon or EBay? I can do that know, it's cheap, and after shipping will usually work out to $5-$10.

Comment Re:Nokia phones (Score 1) 128

He sold a company that was in the process of going bankrupt to a big technology company that was desperate to enter the cell phone market. It was a smart move for the shareholders.

The company was going to shit before he was ever hired as CEO. Him saying "Symbian sucks" was just acknowledging what was widely acknowledged in the marketplace. It was certainly not immensely popular. It was a complete joke compared to the iPhone or even Android 2. No rational person would look at Symbian, iPhone, or Android, and choose Symbian. At that point, Nokia was basically in the business of selling dumbphones to poor people, because $50 Android phones were still a year away.

Comment hey coward... take your own advice? (Score 2) 1055

So.... if YOU are offended by something, the response to whatever offends you is "love it or leave it"? But if someone else is offended by something, you think they are being overly sensitive and they should "love it or leave it"? You are aware of what hypocritical means, yes?

There is no law that states that you must stand up for the anthem. Don't like freedom of expression? It's a founding belief of our country, love it or leave it.
That's the thing about that stupid statement, it applies to you too. What is so funny about those people who talk about crybaby, snowflakes who got participation trophies (and other asinine phrases) - they are the people who bitch and moan the most. What do you mean I can't have a fully automatic rifle, that tramples on my 2nd amendment rights!!! Wahhhh Wahhhh. It's illegal. Love it or leave it. The government raised my taxes again!!! Vote next time. Love it or leave it. Marriage is between a man and a woman, the bible says so!!! It's the law.. love it or leave it.

Just say "love it or leave it" to yourself every single time you disagree with anything, and you'll start to realize how stupid it sounds.

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