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Comment I'm impressed. (Score 2) 178

I'm impressed: you managed to not mention Ü... a single time in this summary. A....b isn't mentioned either, but this is expected. At least, all "related links" are about Ü... .
I think that company deserves its own icon, just as "the real-life Tony Stark". After all, Bitcoin has its own.

(Salt at your convenience)

Comment Re:Clickbait troll much? (Score 5, Informative) 629

250 physicians responding to an informal internet survey

Only 2.7% responded that they were "just a political attack;

only 2.7% that there had been "too much emphasis."

6/250 corresponds to 2,4%
7/250 corresponds to 2,8%
Are the opinions even real, or are the results doctored ?

informal internet survey

On the Slashdot polls of old, there was a mention that if you were taking the results seriously you were crazy. Applies just as well here.

Comment Re:No sympathy for Apple (Score 3, Informative) 410

Yes, but would the EU have done this to one of their own companies?

Did you check?

Obviously not.

Obviously not.

Translation: "I am a a bigot, and you won't ever catch me educating myself."

Previous record was against EDF (French utility company).
FIAT (Italian automobile manufacturer) also had to pay back taxes because of that European rule.

Comment Re:Constitution-free zone (Score 1) 348

If you're anywhere within 100 miles of a US border, the constitution doesn't apply

I think my Canadian relatives, almost all of whom are within 100 miles of a US border may take serious exception to that.

Your Canadian relatives expected the US constitution to apply to them ? :)

and any US customs agent can do anything they want to you, at any time, for whatever reason.

As long as the Canadian constitution applies to US customs agents on Canadian soil, your Canadian relatives should be fine.

Comment Re:Galactic North... (Score 1) 268

I don't see the approximation I read in an astronomy book and that I still use, so here it is:

Think of the universe as an hyper-sphere. Well, this is actually hard, so remove a dimension: we're left with a sphere in space, like a balloon, and that balloon is inflated (*).
At the time of big-bang, the balloon was a point, and it is expanding.
To be clear, as we removed a dimension, the universe is the balloon surface, not the volume.

Pear-shaped I guess would point to center / past, but I guess they mean pear-shaped in three dimensions, so that could mean the 4th-dimension "inertia" imbalance has effects in three dimensions, but someone more knowledgeable than me would would have to comment if this makes sense.

(*) AFAIK, if universe's curvature is positive, it's actually an accurate representation. But the universe's curvature is as close of 0 as we can currently measure.

Comment Re:Have to give it to Apple..... (Score 1) 771

I wouldn't blame them for not using micro-USB. I would rather blame them for not using USB Type-C (which is also a reversible plug). Lightning has been used since 2012, but Type-C exists only since 2014, so at the time it made sense. Probably they're keeping Lightning as of now because it's more lucrative in licensing fees, their installed base is big enough that they have no pressure to play nice yet, and there's no way to make every one happy as changing would annoy those that already have these Lightning docks and would have to change them (again, if they had 30-pin docks before).

As for the advantages:
- you're not limited to stereo, as you could enjoy 5.1 with the dock,
- less ports to waterproof (if you're going for that feature),
- either more room for something else like battery, or thinner phones (because extra-thin is somehow a selling point),
- they would rather go to 0 connectors, but the performance isn't there yet.

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