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Comment Re:Wow... (Score 1) 191

If Apple was truly concerned they would issue a spec for free.

Why bother releasing a spec for what is essentially a glorified rectifier? Fuck sakes, any *competent* EE student can make a clone-off charger from a working genuine one.

The problem arises when you get cheap fly-by-night little Chinese "shops" that pop up on Alibaba selling untested and shoddily-produced (and barely 'designed') crap for like $1/lb. Sure, occasionally someone shuts one down, but three more will await you the next morning. Buy a big box of the ones that look passably genuine, sell them on Amazon for $20/ea... profit!

Comment Re:About time. (Score 1) 632

Allow me to introduce you to the concept of professional liability. When you, as a trained professional in a field, give false or misleading information - you're employer can be held liable for any harm that results.

Then it is up to the employer (and/or jury if it gets that far) to make that determination and set liability... and not government edict.

Comment Re:About time. (Score 1, Insightful) 632

They can do. Just not while they're pretending to be health care professionals.

So you think there is to be only one government-approved guide to all healthcare decisions, right?

Mind, I'm not an "anti-vaxxer", but I am pro-speech. The vaccination controversy, no matter how well/poorly-founded, does exist, and trying to end it by government force is not only a stupid tactic, but sets a very, very, VERY bad precedent.

(also, Nurses *are* health care professionals, for fuck sakes... you don't get to disqualify them as such just because you don't like what they say.)

Comment Re:Including a Mac Pro tower, right? (Score 1) 142

That doesn't necessarily matter. Mac Minis often sell to people who have other Macs.

The Mac mini is supposed to be the "gateway Mac", i.e. a low-cost Mac to get people away from Windows.

But their last update in 2014 was pathetic, it probably drove people away from Macs. If you make a weak, overpriced computer that can't even be upgraded, of course people won't buy it. And I'm sure Apple will go with the typical accounting thinking of "well, the Mac mini is not selling so we might as well stop making them".

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