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Comment Re:Dude plays race case, threatens upper managemen (Score 5, Interesting) 271

Maybe it was a legitimate complaint?

Holding passwords hostage isn't the answer, but nothing inherently wrong with bringing attorneys into it. No company wants to hire or even interview tech workers over 45, and Slashdot is happy to talk about lawsuits with regards to that issue.

Comment Re:battery life a braindead argument (Score 1) 298

Not surprised to see you have a UID of less than six digits, as your understanding of technology is a decade outdated. https://www.statista.com/chart... might be illuminating. Basically, it shows that P&S cameras aren't popular anymore.

But to respond:
1) How often you do you see people using digital cameras instead of phone cameras? Enough that every computer needs to accommodate them?
2) Every camera over $200 will have Wi-Fi, and it's been that way for years now. It's very easy/automatic to use. Every DSLR has WiFi, even the cheap ones.
3) Low end p&s cameras have sensors barely any larger than a smartphone. Regardless of their merits, though, empirically people have transitioned away.
4) By that reasoning, why did they get rid of the VGA port, or the DVD drive? Having little-used ports be available as a cheap dongle seems like an intelligent compromise.
5) Micro-SD cards are sometimes used for phones, and this makes them more popular than SD cards.

My wife has the pro and it's awesome. I agree that they should have had a USB 3.0, but really it doesn't get in the way of her work

Comment Re:When did the title use the word desktop? (Score 1) 298

Very insightful question. I can tell you are really interested in the answer and not just asking questions to hear your own voice, so I did a little research on the subject. Hope it helps!

"Though Intel does make processors capable of addressing more than 16GB of memory, those particular chipsets rely on less efficient DDR4 RAM and are usually deployed in desktops with access to dedicated mains power. In order to achieve high memory allotments and keep unplugged battery life performance on par with existing MacBook Pro models, Apple will need to move to an emerging memory technology like LPDDR4 or DDR4L. "

Comment Re:Edge to edge screen hard for me to use (Score 1) 73

There's two possible solutions to the problem: thicker bezels, or software that's better at identifying accidental brushes of the side of your hand.

Seems to be the second option is the better one. And if that happens- why not have a bigger screen on a smaller phone?

Comment Re:Conservatives need to realize cheating occurs (Score 1) 125

A VW Golf gets 33 mpg.
My VW Golf gets maybe 3.7m/kWh

A gallon is like $3
A kWh is like $.15

So really, it's half the cost, and that's if you're filling up entirely at home. If you use charging stations regularly, you pay about the same price as if it was gas.

I really like the car, but the impression that they're 1/20th the price to keep fueled is a bit of a stretch. Electric trucks are not $9K in China, that is malarkey. Electric scooters are really common, though.

Also, I like being a serf to a foreign master! Isn't that what farvegnugen means?

Comment Re:All the best research is done in Europe (Score 2) 130

That is you stating your personal opinion while ignoring science, ironically enough. Your accusations of withheld information don't really make sense, because there isn't like "The Association of 12 step programs" keeping all their records secret. It's a group of unaffiliated organizations using a similar approach.

Scientific studies and meta-studies, on the other hand, say 12 step programs have a "robust medium-size effect." Per a scientific study.

How large is the relationship between AA exposure and abstinence? As shown in Figure 1, which draws on a longitudinal study of male inpatients in Veterans Administration programs, rates of abstinence are about twice as high for those who attended a 12-step group such as AA following treatment. One-year follow-ups considered 12-step group attendance and abstinence from alcohol and drugs, while the 18-month results reported AA attendance and alcohol abstinence. Results are remarkably similar, at 1-year and 18 months, for these different exposure and abstinence measures. About 20%–25% of those who did not attend AA or another 12-step group (or receive any other form of aftercare after the inpatient stay) were abstinent from alcohol and drugs at 1 year [15], and from alcohol at 18 months (combined alcohol and drug abstinence were not reported at 18 months) [16]. The rates of abstinence were about twice as high among those who had attended AA or another 12-step group (but no other form of aftercare). In terms of effect sizes, this translates to a robust medium-size effect (h=.5) [17, pp.181–p.185].

Comment Re:Not a huge surprise... (Score 2) 228

I think the OS still counts for something, and Mac OS X remains a much better OS than Windows, and Linux is a pain in the ass for many use cases. Get your daughter either a Macbook or a Chromebook (Chromebooks are the best computer for students).

FWIW my wife upgraded from her 5-year old Macbook to the new non-touchbar Macbook Pro, and it is substantially faster with a better screen and more portable.

Comment Re:Less secure than a colander (Score 1) 127

You used bolds and italics, but you don't really know what you're talking about. There's nothing inherently insecure about smartphones when compares to a general purpose computer.

Looking at your post history, you write like you're deranged and making flyers about 12 galaxies. For 2017 you might resolve to work on your writing skills.

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