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Comment Nope (Score 2) 43

Lots of people thought a new Apple Watch was coming out at the beginning of this year. Nope! Apple will wait until they have a good set of updates for the second model - though the UI overhaul with WatchOS 3 makes the old ones even more useful and speedy...

I'm still not sure they will deliver a new Apple Watch until next year. No need to rush.

As for the phone, they have a relentless machine that's not rushing anything to market, just incrementally improving the phone year by year, with whatever can fit in with a high level of quality. That's not rushing anything. If they find something doesn't work well they just leave it out until the next model (as they have done in the past).

Comment Absurd fear (Score 1) 43

Apple has always included plenty of ports in the pro models, and they will continue to do so...

Yes they are removing ports on the lower end models but it's making the laptop thinner and 99% of the people using them do not need the ports they are taking out enough that it matters they are gone.

There's nothing wrong or odd about having multiple lines of product that serve the needs of different users.

Comment Wrong on almost all of that (Score 1) 83

If you are from a poor background add 2, because you have fewer distractions, because to get cool devices or games or whatever, you have to earn money to get them, they are not handed to you...

I know, because I grew up in a family with very little money.

If you are a minority or woman, add three because there are SO MANY resources around now to help you specifically, and you are a guaranteed hire if you know anything at all. I have seen this in action with multiple friends and family, across many different companies I have worked with...

Can't say you're wrong about being sick though. Stay healthy everyone, health is really the fundamental we all forget about.

Comment It's fine to let companies set prices (Score 1) 378

What is not fine is to give a very long monopoly to only one company to make them... without competition the price will not naturally fall.

You have to allow some time let companies have some profits on research, but how long has the Epi-Pen been around? Long enough there should be more than one company making hem now.

Comment Opposite (Score 1) 140

The nanny-state would tend to mandate the WiFi stay locked for security reasons, or at least make sure people unlocking the WiFi were properly punished later by whatever means the state has (which are many).

In this actual case, it's private citizens calling for other private citizens for devices to be unlocked...

Comment More reliable, not less (Score 2) 173

One vector of "unreliability" the article talked about was iPhones "failing to connect to WiFi".

Let's just put aside the problem with equating network reliability with hardware reliability... there's a big difference in HOW both devices connect to WiFi, by design.

Apple in the last year or so changed iOS so that it will prefer to stay on a cell connection if it seems like the WiFi is going to be flaky or unreliable.

So the "WiFi failing to connect" is a result of the software making the network connection (you know, the whole reason why you are trying to connect to the WiFi in the first place?) MORE reliable for the user, not less... we all know by now sometimes the cell network is vastly better than a sketchy WiFi node.

Comment The anti-science sure is odd. (Score 2, Insightful) 682

Yeah, I don't know why Slashdot attracts these anti-science nutters that cannot understand the data has been totally blown on the whole global warming scam. Yes some warming is occurring, but not enough to matter in any way worth even getting excited about - at least that's what the hard facts and careful research tell us. Heck it's probably not even enough to counteract the next global cooling phase which is close at hand even in human turns, then will be the time to panic...

Now the soft facts and panicked revelations made by so called "scientists" who are backed by governments trying to bilk the people into more central control - isn't it astounding that after literally decades of being utterly wrong about long term climate forecasts, people still listen to them? But then I guess it's not since other religions have been around thousands of years as well.

Comment Ahh, science (Score 1, Insightful) 682

Making the data fit the narrative since 1970.

I wonder when exactly we just start calling all science scientology? Vastly more accurate, what with the e-Meter like shifting uses of temperature data that has been so stretched and re-formed it's kind of a digital taffy now.

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