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Comment Re:Apple is in trouble. Big trouble. (Score 1) 359

I don't know why you would even say that. It's quite successful. I have a number of them and they are the best phone I've ever had. The design is beautiful, functional and useful. I use the phone every single day. It works, always works and is always reliable which is more than I can say for the various other phones I've had before buying iPhones. I'll be getting the watch when it's 2.0 and the very fact that they have a smart watch got me to buy a FitBit Surge for exercise and guess what I found? I found that I like wearing a watch again. I like knowing that I've got a message on my iPhone from it linking to my Surge. All these naysayers who have nothing better to do than to naysay is just curious to me. The only problem that Apple has is that many of it's products work and continue to work turning their products into durable goods instead of something you need to replace every few years. And that's a good problem for consumers. All their products are good, all have their markets, not all sell like the best selling iPhone of all time which nothing sells like that now that more players are in the market. I mean really, haters gotta have something to use that's similar to the iPhone to use.

Comment Mocking headline not fooling anyone (Score 1) 640

Lovely 'mocking' headline to this story. I still use Windows 7. I have a laptop with 8 on it and I hate it. Windows 8 is a horrific mess. My main computer still runs and will continue to run Windows 7. I will build a computer this year and put Windows 7 on it. Microsoft knows it's Windows 8 is a dud and is racing to bring out the next operating system and meanwhile they have trolls like the submitter planting snide comments like this one as if we'll all be magically changed from a reality based view of Windows 8 to the fantasy view as the computer heaven it's advertised as.

Comment Looks like the Samsung model - works with iOS (Score 4, Interesting) 135

I liked the look and function of the recent Samsung model with the same rectangular screen and found that attractive but wouldn't get it since it didn't work with iOS and my iPhone. This one one looks like it takes care of that problem. Microsoft making something that works with iPhone out of the gate is a selling point and would seriously get me thinking to buy one. I run with my iPhone in my hand and keep track of my distance, speed and progress with the Nike+ on my iPhone and from what I've seen this unit. although it doesn't look like it has Nike+ working with it does look closer than anything else. Hey now, eventually there will be something that makes a fitness band/watch/smartwatch a must buy.

Comment Re:Hello Americans (Score 1) 340

A lot of us living here don't care about it either. At least the fireworks and traffic and picnics in the heat stuff. It's really something to avoid and to keep the pets from getting frightened over. Of course, I watched 1776 and Yankee Doodle Dandy as is my own tradition. :) Care about that part.

Comment I like the movie 'Star Wars' -not this renamed BS (Score 1) 457

You know, I didn't like it when the told me that Pluto wasn't a planet. I sure as heck didn't like when they said 'oops' there isn't any 'Brontosaurus' after I was taught about them from Kindergarten on forward that there was one and I sure as heck am not going to acknowledge the new name they gave to the original movie. Not only do they rename the darn thing but they also alter it with more cgi explosions and whatnot. You know the movie I liked was not on that list. The first movie, the one summer my brother and I and various friends spent scrounging up funds to get on the bus to go across town to go stand in line to see Star Wars as often as we could. Now everyone get off my lawn and don't touch my Brontosaurus lawn ornament.

Comment Re:9.1 (Score 1) 1009

The scientific study comes from the lack of sales. And I for one tried it and hate it completely. I got it on a laptop and had to find one of those after market things to make it usable. Maybe it works on a pad but it sure as heck doesn't work well on a desktop. And every single person I know hates the damn thing. And the computer I build this summer will have Windows 7 on it.

Comment Re:Drudge and other U.S. bloggers are next (Score 1) 349

Not that it matters any longer but the right to bear arms was related to the right of collective defense via the militia. You know, complete sentences and historical fact being what they are. Not that it matters, rational discussion has long since left the building on this and other subjects.

Comment Re:Oh waaa (Score 2) 166

What the heck does that mean? What are these 'Popular Science Rags' you're talking about? So anything that helps folks explore the wonder and intelligence of science is a 'rag' unless it does what? Unless it's incomprehensible to anyone but you? How is that helping anyone? It's hard enough getting some folks to even accept science and your attitude certainly doesn't help.

Comment I agree - what's the reason for this snobbery? (Score 1) 166

You know, some things are complicated - no kidding. But the ability to teach those things, even complicated concepts, means you should be able to translate that information to something your students can learn. In other words, if you can't explain it, you can't teach then you really don't understand it yourself. That could be the reason for these snarky comments.

Comment Re:Dear Slashdot, (Score 1) 166

Wow, even nerds and geeks can be bullies. Great. There is no call to make fun of someone for wanting to learn and someone who wants that learning in an interesting and digestible way. The main thing is a desire to learn. I'm also interested in seeing if there are other avenues for this sort of learning - so that makes me 'stupid' right? You're so smart.

Comment I blame Low Standards at Law Schools (Score 2) 327

Clearly the idiots in charge of this little corner of Soviet Russia don't clearly understand the law or the American Constitution. Bad Con Law Professors or a very lax grading curve for these Prosecutors and Judges. Just sad the state of legal education if they've let idiots like these be in charge of anything more important than dog licensing.

Comment I'd Put My List Ahead of Your List (Score 1) 272

Why does anyone want to put 'their' list of favorite Star Trek shows up? I either think you're a genius and as brilliant as me if you have the same likes and dislikes or I know you're a moron who has no clue as to the difference between good and bad television but either way you've watched too much reality TV where some idiot is thinking their opinion on anything from your dancing or your cooking, looks, makeup, or cake means anything other than to identify them as pretentious d bag and you as well.

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