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Comment Re: see what the Union free work place get's you! (Score 1) 262

Apple should be negotiating the best rates it's from its suppliers. In fact, being publicly traded, it would be unethical not to.

No it fucking wouldn't.

You don't actually know what "ethics" are, do you?

PS: Apple also has a responsibility to maintain a good public image. Bad public image affects sales.

Comment Re:Come the fuck on (Score 1) 339

How much time does it take to restore all your data from the internet? Downloading 4 TB of data would theoretically take about 20 days on my internet connection. For me that isn't acceptable, I want to have things restored by the next day at the latest.

Jeez, that's quite a porn addiction you've got there.

Comment Re:Provisions (Score 2) 170

Yes, there was a 20 minute delay on communications with the outside world. I believe they were also only provided with whatever entertainment they brought along with them, no new stuff brought in.

Not hard to imagine that NASA did that part properly. It's very simple: Nothing in, nothing out.

OTOH I wonder if they put a large source of ionizing radiation in the roof.

Comment Re:Oh boy. Another scam. (Score 3, Insightful) 70

1) The USA can just say "Give me that guy". And have his head handed over on a plate.

If he's handed over it will be after years of extradition proceedings, involving significant due process, which is the exact opposite of how you characterize it.

2) The nation of which you are national will not lift a finger to help you.

See above.

3) That a stupid copyright issue is the reason for all this. In this case.

He didn't burn a CD for his mom. He ran a huge organization with billions of visitors and tens of millions of dollars, with most of that coming from sharing copyrighted materials.

4) That and more means there is no place on Earth safe from the corporate greed propagated by the USA.

Yes, America invented greed. And copyright law.

Comment Re:eh (Score 1) 315

I don't think it is; the article doesn't say kernel, and ends with "Do you use any Linux-based operating system? Share your experience with it. What changes would you want to see in it in the next five years?" I mean inviting criticism of the kernel wouldn't really be productive I think, unless you are a kernel hacker yourself or a developer or sysadmin who has an issue with some technical aspect of the kernel that affects your work.

Comment Re:And the other end of the deal? (Score 4, Insightful) 286

What I find somewhat hilarious are the legions of resentful male developers who will complain for years that they are not hired or underpaid or overworked or not promoted or criticized or whatever, inconsistent with their true worth, because: (a) workplace politics, (b) human resources are idiots; (c) their boss doesn't like that they're smarter than them; (d) nepotism; (e) they don't have the right degree even though they're smarter than the PhDs they work with; (f) their coworkers undermine them; (g) etc..

But, the second a woman complains that she is unfairly paid less than them, these developers suddenly develop massive cases of amnesia and insist that their companies are true meritocracies where talent is universally recognized and rewarded, so obviously the accusations of discrimination against women are unwarranted.

Comment Re:Ok (Score 1) 286

"I'm in this exact same situation and no, the female developer is not more qualified or better at her job." Are you the most objective person to evaluate whether you or someone else is a better developer? "My reward is getting told that I'm somehow responsible for the entire world's ills" Dude, not getting a specific job is not being punished for the entire world's ills.

Comment Re:What kind of stupid ass reporting is this?! (Score 5, Insightful) 174

"The article is stating that these problems occur more often on iOS vs Android, not that these problems occur on every phone"

The title of the article is:

"iPhones and iPads Fail More Often Than Android Smartphones – Study"

This means the authors of the article want you to think that Androids are better than iPhones.

Yet a Wifi connectivity issue is given the same weight as a touch screen failure or a random reboot because those problems only affect 1/3 of Android phones whereas 2/3 of iphone users have wifi connectivity problems.

What's the point of an Apples (heh) to oranges comparison other than the click-baity title then?

There's no real information here. Just massaged statistics for an ad hit. It's worthless for a comparison and, worse, the raw data doesn't make any sense in the article either so it's doubly worthless.

Comment What kind of stupid ass reporting is this?! (Score 5, Interesting) 174

I'm not an "apple boi" by any stretch of the imagination but c'mon -

"The main issues that owners of iOS smartphones face is not being able to connect to a WiFi network, dropped connections, slow speeds and incorrect password prompts. Android smartphone users struggled with camera issues, battery charging, touch screen issues, app crashes, syncing problems and random reboots."

Apple has wifi issues (I've encountered them too) - Android has toush screen issues, random reboots (random reboots?!?!) - therefore Android is better WTF?!

"The study also revealed that 50% of iOS applications crashes in Q2, compared to 23% of Android apps."

ok but that's not necessarily and iOS problem per se - (I don't blame Microsoft for Adobe's lousy QA or, heh, iTunes crashes...) So what's the details here...

"Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat were among the top apps to crash on iOS, while Google Play Services, Google Contacts Sync and Address Book crashed the most on Android."

Facebook crashes on iOS but Address Book crashes on Android - ergo Android is better?! Again... WTF!?

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