Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Comment Re:Another way to get people to buy new phones (Score 1, Informative) 204

My counter example is that 2 months ago Apple replaced the logic board in my early 2011 MacBook Pro totally for free, under the replacement plan for the design flaws in that system. And I didn't even buy this computer new, I bought it as a refurb from Apple, and the Apple Care that I bought when I purchased the computer had run out a long ago as well.

Apple is really good about repairing computers, especially under AppleCare. I've had issues with two Macs. The first was my 2007 TI PowerBook. The escape key stopped working on the keyboard. I had about 2 weeks left on AppleCare. They Fed-Exed me a box overnight, I sent it in, and had it back the same week. They not only replaced the keyboard, but the front bezel & the trackpad.

My 2008 24" iMac had a faulty logic board, and I live about 70 miles away from the closest Apple store. They sent out a repair guy to come to my workplace. The fix didn't work. It was near Christmas, so the next time they could send someone, my workplace was closed until after New Year's day. So they sent someone to my house. He couldn't get it working either. I brought it up to the Apple Store, and they replaced it with a new 2010 27" iMac. Although it was a frustrating process, I was pretty pleased with the outcome.

Comment Billions and billions (Score 1) 204

thousands upon thousands of iPhone 6 Pluses are completely losing their functionality under normal use...

I wonder what exactly they consider normal use? I have an iPhone 6 plus, and use it quite extensively. I like to play a few games (Marvel Puzzle Quest for example) that require quite a bit of tapping on the screen. I've played that for almost 2 years, and not noticed any degradation in touchscreen responsiveness. I wonder how many of these users are putting their phone in their back pocket & sitting on it?

Comment Re: How hard is it to find emails? (Score 0) 528

Libertarian, too bad you can't find a candidate that isn't a non-interventionalist. Come on, Americans love to meddle. If you can't win this election you should just give up. Disband. Whatever parties do when they are no longer relevant.

Either you don't know what you're talking about, or you're purposely spreading misinformation. I have a lot of issues with Gary Johnson, but he's explicitly stated several times that he's in favor of non-intervention, and wants to cut military spending by 20%. This stance is popular with the troops, as Johnson leads both Clinton & Trump in that demographic.

Comment Re:Will not support, or buy from N. Korea (Score 1) 162

I refuse to support the N. Korean regime at any level. Any growth in their GDP will be redirected to their military. Purchasing the Manbang it tantamount to putting a down payment on a noose; one thread at a time.

Wow, that's quite the courageous stance! How do you deal with the pressure of all of the door-to-door Manbang/other North Korean imports salesmen these days?

Comment Re:Female CS Grads were only 18%.... (Score 3, Insightful) 415

How in the heck do they expect to get equal numbers of female and male people into programming jobs in the field. It would seem 'equal' hiring would be around 18% of the population of programmers to make it apples to apples. That would indicate 'fair' hiring.

That's easy: hire unqualified candidates.

Comment Re:More proof (Score 2) 415

More proof of systemic racism: even though the white recruiters were given an incentive to hire for diversity, their innate racist tendencies overrode that incentive and they continued to hire cisgender white males.

I know you're being sarcastic, but I have to wonder why race & sex are usually the only criteria for "diversity"? I'd be willing to bet that most tech companies have a much higher proportion of LGBTQXYZ employees & also more atheists. Why aren't things like sexual preference or religious affiliation considered in these statistics?

Comment Re:Clinton smoking gun posts are the worst (Score 1) 399

It would have taken some extreme foresight to plan this out and expect him to secure the GOP nomination on his fact-free platform.

I don't think they were expecting him to get the nomination; that was just a happy accident. The main idea is that he was to get in & appeal to the lowest common denominator, further tarnish the Republican brand, cause a lot of grief for whoever would be the eventual nominee (they were probably expecting Bush), and scare the left to rally behind Hillary.

Comment Clinton smoking gun posts are the worst (Score 1) 399

I'm a Gary Johnson supporter, but I have a few friends that are always posting smoking gun posts from fringe conservative sites that claim "Hillary's going to be indicted any day now!" or "Hillary's campaign is over when this gets out!" I keep telling them these are just clickbait links and don't offer any substance.

They're in La-La Land if they think they're going to change anyone's mind. Hillary Clinton's supporters know she's a corrupt liar, but they don't care, just like everyone knows Trump is a crass, narcissistic bully, and his supporters don't care.

By the way, is it getting any more obvious to anyone that Trump is a Hillary plant? Every day he's shooting his mouth off with some preposterous remark, making his campaign tank. No serious candidate would act the way he does. Sure, it worked great in the primaries to bring out the Redneck/Juggalo/Tea Party vote, but that's a small minority of the electorate. The whole thing has the feeling of a setup.

If Johnson and/or Stein don't get into the presidential debates, this is going to be the most lopsided election Since Reagan/Mondale in 1984.

Comment Re:No Problem Here (Score 2) 75

Assuming there are 7.4 Billion people and 40% of them have internet access, then the proportion on that site is 29,000/2960000000 = 9.79e-6. So that is a little less than 1 in 100,000 people.

Don't forget, this is only the number of people who were savvy enough to find a dark-web site and maintain an account with monthly submissions, so you're probably off by an order of magnitude.

Slashdot Top Deals

Programming is an unnatural act.