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Comment Re:Sorry, Tim... (Score 1) 305

Today's dime was 1970's penny. 1970 prices:

McDonald's Hamburger 12 cents
Pepsi 10 cents
candy bar 5 cents
Cigarettes 25 cents
Gasoline 25 cents
Ajax Cleaner 15 cents
Alka Selzer 39 cents
Apples 14 cents per pound
Bananas 12 cents per pound
Bathroom Tissue 13 cents
Birds Eye Cool whip 38 cents
Campbells Tomato Soup 10 cents
Clorox bleach 38 cents
Dogs Food $1.00 for 12 cans
Fresh Beef Liver 49 Cents per pound
Frozen Vegetables 25 cents for 2 pks
Ground Round 79 Cents per pound
Head and Shoulder Shampoo 79 cents
Heinz ketchup 19 cents
Idaho Potatoes 98 cents for 10 pounds

Miniimum wage was $1.40. So why is it not $14 today? And why do pennies and nickles still exist? ...
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Stupid slashdot, those were spacers to make the post more readable. Now gone, idiots. Happy?

Comment Re: You have the right to remain silent (Score 1) 117

Okay, what is this supposed to mean? Global warming doesn't mean that all ice everywhere starts to melt at the same rate. It doesn't mean that every place on earth is warmer by the same amount. If you look at the data, you will see that the surface of the Earth, as a whole, is heating up. This is a simple basic fact, and cannot be disproved by making some superficial predictions and finding they're wrong. The Arctic sea ice is going away. We never used to have a usable Northwest Passage. That's a significant effect, and has nothing to do with Antarctic land ice - and you will notice that Zwally disagrees with others, so his findings aren't conclusive.

Comment Re:Sorry, Tim... (Score 1) 305

Not only that, but there are still dealers who will only take cash. The bar I go to takes only cash and checks, although there is an ATM, which dispenses... cash. A lot of bars and other places are like that because it costs the vendor a buck or two per transaction if a credit card is used. Do you really think the banking industry will let Apple kill their cash generating machines? Banks make tons of money from ATMs.

The statement is literally brainless; no thought whatever was put to it, unless you consider wishing for unicorns "thinking".

Comment Re:No. (Score 1) 269

Then look at the actual POLICIES each candidate supports.

I did that and then decided to vote Libertarian or Green. The Democrat/Republican policies (which, in terms of the policies that actually matter as opposed to irrelevant wedge issues, are both the same) are way too authoritarian.

Comment Re:hello? dock? (Score 5, Insightful) 201

Get a dock if you want to use lots of (legacy) ports on a compact laptop!

Uh... if I wanted a 'compact laptop' I'd buy a macbook air.

I wanted a pro laptop; I want a gigabit ethernet port. That is not a "legacy" port. I want regular USB. I want HDMI. These are not legacy ports either. These are what the other devices you will encounter on the road have. From the TV in the hotel to the flash drive a coworker will hand you. I don't want to have reach into a bag of dongles to find an adapter for every goddamned thing.

I'm fine with it being a bit heavier, and a bit thicker if it gives me more ports and more battery. Again, I wanted a pro laptop ... if I wanted a compact laptop that focused on minimalism... I'd have bought a macbook air.

I want more RAM, I want more SSD. This laptop might be a fine device... but its just a fancy macbook air. I'm in the market for a pro laptop.

Anyone that's somehow finding it possible to be hurting for an additional $25 after buying a $2,000+ computer can just get on ali or amazon or ebay and pick up two cables for $6 shipped or something like that.

Its not the money for the cables, its having to buy them at all. Its that I spent $2000+ for a computer with all the functionality I wanted built in. I wasn't trying to save money; I was trying to buy a pro laptop. Charge me another $200 and build-in the fucking ports. Not having to carry around a bag of shit is worth it to me.

Get a dock! Problem solved, and solved well.

A dock is something you leave on your desk. I need the ports to follow me around so I can use them where I go.

So your solution is Buy a laptop for $2000+ Then buy another slightly smaller laptop sized dongle to fix all the shortcomings of the first laptop.

FFS that is not a problem solved well. You know what a problem solved well would be... build the fucking dock INTO the goddamned laptop, and call that a "pro" laptop.

Comment Re:Good riddance to MagSafe (Score 1) 201

I've had the cords themselves go, but the connector itself has always been fine.

magsafe is, or should I say *was*, one of the big selling points for the macbook pros for me.

I can't really see buying another one though. The new one is not merely underwhelming, its a straight up downgrade.

Comment Re:Say this aloud: "It's so massive..." (Score 1) 218

I meant, is it possible that this hypothetical giant pulling-us-out-of-alignment planet is actually a dead dwarf star (dead long enough to have effectively zero luminosity and be therefore invisible), and if so was it a binary or a captive?

Cuz seems to me it's got to be more massive than any of the known planets to have this much effect.

Comment Re:Open Office Failure (Score 1) 269

Okay, if your manager comes over to watch you, what does he or she see?

When I'm working on a problem, I tend to sit at my desk and stare at the screen for a while. Every so often, I'll do a few things with the mouse, changing to look at other code or something like that. Then I'll occasionally burst into a typing flurry for a short time. It's much easier to tell if I'm working based on what I do.

Comment Re:Open office responsible for flu and colds. (Score 1) 269

Where I am, we have paid time off. If I'm not feeling good, I have to ask myself if I'd be happier working anyway and taking that time off when I feel better. If I'm contagious, I have to ask myself if keeping other people healthy is worth not taking time off when I'll enjoy it.

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