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Comment Re:Exactly as predicted (Score 1) 273

Consider the following though: by making the phone thinner, you can get a case that while making the phone bulkier, is still a manageable size to hold in a pocket.

Remember when everyone was walking around with the phone holster on their belt? You don't suppose that might have had something to do with the thickness of the phone, do you?

Personally, I'm glad that Apple didn't try to make the 7 any thinner than the 6. It's already a bit ridiculous, but going thinner would be insane.

Comment Re:Battery cases prove market for fatter phone (Score 1) 273

You missed the point of the post you replied to. That's all and well for you that you don't care about thinness - make your phone thicker with a battery case then. Phone manufacturers are designing their products for more than just you.

However, someone that *does* care about a thin phone cannot make the device thinner. And unless you're constantly wearing baggy pants or cargo shorts, the Z-axis also matters for what pocket you can fit a phone into.

Comment Re:Makes perfect sense (Score 1) 273

Why are people so pissed off that a third party has completely resolved the biggest issue with the iPhone 7 in less than 3 weeks?


It's just ridiculous. Don't like the iPhone? Don't buy one. Like the iPhone 7 except for not having a phono jack? This solves your single issue with the product.

Comment Re:Meh, I'll tell you the same thing I tell everyo (Score 1) 422

And I'll tell you what I tell everyone that makes this logic error:

Just because some Republican shithead was a shithead, doesn't mean that a Democrat shithead gets to go unprosecuted when they clearly have broken the law. That kind of thinking allows these people to just continue being shitheads because "the other guys did bad things too."

Indict them all, and let them rot in jail. I can't believe that people are so willing to let someone slide because they happen to be from your chosen tribe. Wake up.

Comment Re:Here in KC (Score 1) 93

Exactly. There have been many examples where this system completely fails - a kid missing from San Diego, yet Amber alerts being broadcast in San Francisco, 500 miles north. Or an Amber alert for a kid in Cincinnati, OH that isn't broadcast into either Kentucky or Indiana, which are less than 20 minutes away from downtown Cincinnati if there is no traffic. Kentucky is just over one of the bridges from downtown FFS.

Or, reverse that and they do broadcast into Kentucky and Indiana - I'm sure people on the outskirts of Chicago really give a damn.

Comment Re:Useless system. (Score 2) 93

My favorite was when I was working in a large office shortly after this was pushed out in both Android and iOS, and the carriers turned it on - there was an Amber alert and you could hear that loud as fuck sound coming from hundreds of phones across the building and everyone wondering what in the hell was going on.

And why is that alert three times louder than any other sound the phone is capable of making? Are the just begging for people to get pissed and turn it off?

Comment Re:People deserve their government. (Score 1) 422

You claim that I'm biased, yet I tell you truthfully here that I would never *ever* vote for Trump, and I only *might* vote for Clinton if everything breaks her way over the next month, knowing that the US House of Representatives will put the brakes on anything outside the norm that these two might try to pull. And, I'm a swing state voter, so my vote actually counts - the electoral votes of Ohio aren't a foregone conclusion in anyone's column yet.

For me, the best case scenario at this point is that Clinton gets elected, and the Congress stays an opposition Congress which would force compromise. This, of course, also depends on getting congress critters that are interested in compromise, but as I said - it's a best case scenario. But, it would allow us a 'do over' on this election cycle in 2020 where maybe we could get a reasonable person to stand up and get nominated.

Comment Re:It won't matter what Comey says (Score 2) 422

Statement by FBI Director James Comey

From the group of 30,000 e-mails returned to the State Department, 110 e-mails in 52 e-mail chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received. Eight of those chains contained information that was Top Secret at the time they were sent; 36 chains contained Secret information at the time; and eight contained Confidential information, which is the lowest level of classification. Separate from those, about 2,000 additional e-mails were “up-classified” to make them Confidential; the information in those had not been classified at the time the e-mails were sent.

Emphasis mine.

18 USC 793 (f):

Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer—
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

So, to answer your question, 110 counts of violation of 18 USC 793 (f). Stop being an apologist.

Comment Re:Like (Score 1) 422

It doesn't work with adults, unless they have absolutely no other alternative to accepting that their favorite candidate did wrong.

Logic flies out the window when it comes to politics. Just look at the two major party nominees - if logic were involved at all, these two would be writing another memoir right now.

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