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Comment Re:The West better start paying attention... (Score 4, Informative) 64

How is it bad for the US if China is doing well? As far as I can tell, we'll actually have a much better economy here in the US if the rest of the world becomes affluent. They don't have to be doing poorly for us to be doing well--economics is not a zero sum game. I say: good for China that they're growing.

Comment Re:One party rule (Score 1) 2837

I'm sorry to hear about your sister. I have a sister-in-law who has a life threatening medical condition that requires expensive maintenance medication as well. Did you know that most pharmaceutical companies will offer assistance if you literally cannot afford their medication? They look at how much you make and subsidize based on what you can afford. It's not ideal, but they're also not going to let your sister die.

Comment Re:Oh drop it already (Score 4, Interesting) 822

I am not a Trump supporter, but I do not want the FBI and the AG to drop this investigation. It's clear that Hillary is guilty of breaking multiple laws, but because her party has power in the executive branch, she's not being held accountable to the degree that anyone else in the country would be.

My solution for the whole thing is to not put up Trump signs, but to put up "Hillary for Prison 2016" signs. She'll make a terrible president. Trump will make a terrible president. What I'm secretly hoping for is that McMullin figures out how to sneak in, people take Kotlikoff seriously as a write-in candidate, or that something terrible happens to Trump/Clinton when they win and the VP has to take over.

Comment Re:2016 marks the end of Apple brand loyalty (Score 1) 361

Wow, I did not know the extent of the suckage. I've bought 4 top-of-the-line MacBook Pros in my life at $3-$4k each, and I do not think I'd buy this one! I am shocked that they removed the MagSafe connector. That is one of the HUGE reasons I went the Mac direction when I started buying my laptops. My kids still trip on the power cords and pop them out--so I wouldn't want to downgrade that experience.

Looking at the specs, I agree with you that they are underwhelming. I bought my current MacBook Pro in March of 2015 and here how it compares to the new top of the line model:
-I have a Intel Core i7 2.8GHz (can Turbo Boost to 4.0GHz). New one is 2.9GHz w/ 3.8GHz Turbo.
-I have 16GB ram. New one maxes out at 16GB ram.
-I have a 1TB SSD. You can upgrade to 2TB on the new one, but it'll cost you $1,200!

Yikes, hardly any improvement for a lot more money. And the change in ports is outrageous. I use USB, SD and the headphone jack all the time.

I really, really hope that these models DO NOT sell and that Apple fixes their ways before my current laptop hits the end of the road. DO NOT WANT.

Comment Re:No escape (Score 1) 361

Perhaps if you're an Emacs user, but Ctrl is not far away from your pinkies! Escape is traditionally very far away. I can hit Ctrl without moving my hand off the home row, but I can't do any such thing with Esc. So if you're a Vim user and use Esc a lot, then it makes a ton of sense to map Caps Lock to Esc.

Comment Re:Touch Bar Escape Key? (Score 0) 361

https://slashdot.org/comments....

Escape makes for a terrible Escape key. I encourage everyone to map their Caps Lock key to Escape, especially if you're a vim user.

For Windows, I installed AutoHotKeys to do the mapping. For Mac, the capability is built in. Go to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Modifier Keys -> Caps Lock to Escape. Linux kind of depends on your window manager. I assume you're smart enough to figure it out.

Comment Escape (Score 1) 524

Escape makes for a terrible Escape key. I encourage everyone to map their Caps Lock key to Escape, especially if you're a vim user.

For Windows, I installed AutoHotKeys to do the mapping. For Mac, the capability is built in. Go to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Modifier Keys -> Caps Lock to Escape. Linux kind of depends on your window manager. I assume you're smart enough to figure it out.

Comment Who does he think he is? (Score 4, Insightful) 210

Charles Dickens?

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

The AI will save humanity, the AI will kill us all.

Comment Re:Solution (Score 1) 99

That's right, you'll end up with the person pushing the ban button as the last man standing. I've noticed that everyone seems to be offended by something. I mean, you're offended by the "offensive content complainers" and complaining about it here. Generally speaking, conservatives seem to be offended by these issues people are calling "puritanical standards", but liberals seem to be offended by non-conforming ideas (c.f. safe zones). This is a game that nobody can win.

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