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Comment Re:Lets cut through to the chase (Score 1) 241

That's weird

That's exactly the opposite of my experience. One of the main things I noticed when I switched to OS X was that when I was compiling my code for work, if I was on my windows machine, everything stuttered. Window movement... visual feedback from clicking buttons, etc. Whereas on my mac I'd forget I was compiling something if the terminal wasn't visible.

I haven't done my work coding on my mac in a couple of years, so maybe things have changed, but I was always amazed that the GUI stayed usable even under heavy CPU use on OS X as compared to Windows (XP and 7) which became unusable.

Comment Re:Try claiming "Death to the Great Satan". (Score 2, Insightful) 490

Does he want children to starve to death because he loves them? Does he want people raped and murdered because he loves them? Did god make hemorrhagic fevers because he loves us? Did god order the Israelites to murder men, women, and children because he loved those men, women, and children? Oh that's right. That's all our fault somehow, and no matter what god decides to do to us for whatever reasons he chooses, it's all good and perfect because god is god Q.E.D. If god can't stand to be around his own creation because they chose to not do everything he wanted, he's not all powerful. The fact is, he can but would rather see us burn eternally than to spend time with someone told a white lie or talked back to their parents or ate a gdamn piece of fruit he arbitrarily decided they couldn't. Most Christians' vision of god is in no way moral. They are battered spouses in an abusive relationship that exists only in their own minds. Which would be fine on its own, but so many of them feel the need to push everyone into the same relationship both through emotional child abuse and legal means.

Comment Have you thought about safety? (Score 1) 279

That's his question? That has to be one of the most meaningless, retarded questions I've heard (this week). What do these people get paid to do?

Wow... now that you mention it... no. We haven't thought about safety at all nor were we planning to during the design and construction... maybe we should push this out to 2020. We'll hire a guy to think about safety. I'm so glad you brought this up. I can't even begin to imagine the disaster this could have been us not thinking about safety. Wow, thanks so much.

I don't see how Jobs doesn't just gag or burst out into maniacal laughter during the session.

Comment There are other ways (Score 1) 1002

I have done dual monitor setups before. I liked it, but did not find it something I would consider necessary

Part of the problem is that old versions of Windows (i.e. pre-7) have been atrocious at handling multiple windows in general. OS X makes this much easier with its expose' feature and then the standard virtual desktop feature that pretty much every operating system supports. Another nice feature IMO would be adding a hot key to switch the current window to an alternate transparency level. e.g. Have a configurable secondary transparency setting like 15% and a hot key would bring the window in focus to that transparency level.

As far as side by side comparisons, most things that benefit heavily from that include a dual pane view. e.g. File Merge on the mac.

So, I do not really see why it would be a necessity for anyone to have a second monitor. I would think a large wide screen monitor + proper software would be fine.

Of course it could be that two smaller monitors are cheaper than a single large one. I do not really know offhand. Also, I do not see why someone would make such a fuss over this as to take the monitor from an employee. That is some pretty extreme cost cutting IMO.

Comment Re:No cable. Just Roku and my laptop (Score 1) 697

Meh... You get PBS which is really way more interesting than Discovery/History/Science channels have been in ages IMO.

I wouldn't say there's an equivalent experience ATM if you ditch cable unless you're willing to break copyright laws. That being said, I get along just fine with my Roku + Netflix + Plex on my mini. The Roku is mainly for renting movies on Amazon, since iTunes doesn't seem to offer every movie that's available in HD in HD on your non-iPad/AppleTV device which is pretty lame. I was doing a good amount of iTune rentals until I got my mini and noticed most of the stuff was not available in HD on it. Amazon gets my business now. Oh well.

Using the mini as a media center with Plex, I get the Daily Show, Colbert Report, South Park, Khan Academy, NPR, CBS shows, PBS (good documentaries), and a crap ton of other things for free. You can also use it for Netflix (but it doesn't do HD, so I use the Roku for that), Amazon (if you're willing to fiddle with the plugin), and Hulu.

For shows I like on HBO and Showtime (Dexter, True Blood, Hung, etc) I have to download them via torrents to watch them during the current season. Most of the time I just buy the seasons later on iTunes or DVD to say I spent money on them, but I only keep the torrent downloads for watching because the quality is better and there's no DRM. iTunes was doing "season pass" for some shows, and I gladly paid for that. I was only watching two shows at a time then anyway. But since the only way to watch shows as they come on anymore is to shell out for cable service or pirate, well, the choice is easy for me. I find paying a large sum of money every month when I only enjoy maybe 5% of what I get for it annoying.

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