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Comment Re: Union power! (Score 1) 304

not every job should be meant to earn a living soley from that activity.

If you're a grown adult, and the job in question takes up your working day, then you're damn right that it should remunerated well enough to be enough to live on. If it's not, then that person either has to work two jobs, and spend more time working, or they have to take government handouts, or they steal your car. If they end up having to take handouts, then this is effectively the government subsidising the wage bill of the company, something that I presume that you would be against.

Comment Re:That's nice (Score 1) 142

And so are these macbooks / mac minis. What's going to happen to your eight-year old laptop if its mainboard breaks? Same thing as the macbook, you'll get no joy from the original manufacturer, and you'll hit ebay for a kockoff or new-old-stock replacement, and you'll be happy.

Comment Re:That's nice (Score 3, Informative) 142

As much as I mourn the loss of USB-A ports, it's not quite the case that you need a bunch of dongles. USB-C is pin-compatible, and what you actually need are different leads. USB-C to USB-mini, for example.

Unsubstantiated claim of seriously broken USB-C support.... or, maybe, it's actually more like this

Comment Re:BTW (Score 1) 145

"man" because this "person" crap is another piece of unnecessary PC

No it isn't. If you're awarding a 'man of the year' award, doesn't it sound strange to give it to a woman? Isn't that because the word man, means male? What's wrong with wanting to name an award that's open equally to men and women, without resorting to calling it "man or woman of the year"?

Comment Re:Blame the news websites. (Score 1) 624

I know nothing whatever about the events you refer to. But you will find that whenever you are personally involved in a situation that later becomes 'news', that what's finally printed in the papers, or reported on television, or spoken about on the radio, is always, at the very best, a distortion of the truth.

Do you know why this is? It's not always because the newspapers have some agenda to push, or that somewhere down the line, between the events themselves and your eyes and ears, someone is manipulating the media. No, it's normally just because, in a situation like you describe, every single participant will have experienced something different. You say a mob of pro-IS supporters randomly attacked you, but as is noted already, you provide no information that might back up that claim. I'll bet other people involved in the same situation recall the encounter differently. I did attempt to find some news items about the incident, but you provided insufficient detail.

Comment Re:Blame the news websites. (Score 1) 624

This is from a daily mail article about the story.

The flight ban comes after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called for all Muslims to be stopped from entering the US.

Now, this sentence cannot be directly interpreted as blaming Donald Trump for the ban, it's just an observation that one event preceded another. But people are gullible, often don't read properly, and certainly don't remember accurately what they do read. So I can understand how you ended up with the belief that the news outlet painted a particular narrative. They didn't "paint" it, but they certainly sketched it in the margins.

Comment Re: oh goody! (Score 1) 478

When you actually can remove the drive and place it in another machine, there is no OS that supports it better than OSX. I've done it many times, and you never have to do anything, all the drivers are there, and it always works perfectly.

Of course, you can't do that with the new macbooks, and it feels kinda like we had something taken away from us. But consider, the only reason that hard-disks were separate components was that they were large physical objects with moving parts, inside sealed containers. Flash storage isn't like that at all, and so it doesn't make any kind of engineering sense to continue to use a removable container for your storage. You can more closely match the performance of the flash storage, with the expectations of the rest of the hardware - and of course the whole thing gets cheaper. Not that you'd notice with the price of the new macbooks, but they really are in a class of their own when it comes to their actual physical quality.

Laptops haven't had replaceable graphics cards for a long time - and yes I'm sure you can get some giant Dell Alienware thing that's only barely portable that contradicts me - and maybe this is the future for all portable devices? No-one gets all irritated about their phones not having upgradable RAM.... Ok, ok, people do, but you know what I mean.

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