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Comment X1 Carbon^W Quartz Redux (Score 1) 328

Schiller, Apple SVP, said it was time Apple gotten rid of the dedicated function keys

So they're just making an X1 Carbon with a white frame and fancier button strip.

Both that and the touchpad failed so badly that Lenovo reversed course on both (amongst other things). With respect to the function keys, the Carbon now has them while all models can force a startup default of function keys. The touchpad has been replaced with a model having actual mouse buttons, and can be retrofitted to older Thinkpads. Unlike Apple, Lenovo (for once) listened to their customers and gave them what they wanted.

Oh, and they have the Escape key. No need to chord Ctrl-C at a terminal or to enter a complex OSX preference to get vi commands!

Both systems include new Intel Skylake processors... ....with Intel Iris 540 GPUs, while the 15-inch models ship with Polaris-based AMD Radeon graphics at the high-end.

While more fully-featured competitors such as Lenovo are already past Broadwell and ship with much better GPUs at their high end (Quadro M5000M anyone?). Nice to see them at least try to make Skylake work though.

Comment Trust & Safety/Abuse needs to go. (Score 2, Insightful) 105

How many from Trust & Safety/Abuse? Their Abuse/Trust & Safety department has helped cause Twitter's losses through arbitrary enforcement (or even defense of harassers such as Leslie Jones).

Cut those departments, remove the blocking tools, and make Twitter a better company.

Comment Re:You're being silly (Score 1) 425

The evil libtardos aren't coming for your guns

They've been trying for 50 years and their repeated failures have been precisely because we take a hard line on the issue. Not one inch.

It's been 8 years. Don't you think if he was going to do it he would have?

He has done everything within the power of the executive branch. Operation Chokepoint was instituted to make it hard for gun related businesses to do business. He has blocked importation of perfectly legal guns from Russia and South Korea. He has been hostile to the American gun owner, even if he doesn't have the votes in congress to pass a new anti-gun law.


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