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Comment Re:So, no more usb mouse? (Score 1) 315

Describe what you are doing (encoding video, playing games, etc) that is causing it to "overheat and throttle" all the time.

General use. You don't even need to be doing anything special with it to start it's micro-stutter routine.

Can you quantify "piss-poor" a little better?

2 hours. Maybe 2.5 if I crank the brightness way down.

"Overrated" is a completely subjective statement. Can you be more specific?

It's not significantly better or worse at performing general tasks, but it's touted as being significantly better at all tasks. It's overrated.

Did you ever take it to Apple while under warranty to address the overheating/battery-life concerns?

They can't do anything with it because it's a defect in the 2nd generation airs. Apple didn't give two shits though, they already had people's money. No fix was ever issued for those affected. I will never spend that kind of money on Apple's trash again.

Comment Re:So, no more usb mouse? (Score 1) 315

The fact that it overheats and throttles all the time even though I've had it apart and nothing is obstructing the ventilation. The piss poor battery life. The OS is ok, but overrated. For the amount I paid for it I expected much better. I'll never go that road again. Apple laptops may be pretty but that's all they are.

Comment Problems with this (Score 1) 156

This has already kinda been done using the hydrogen internal combusion engine. Not only will it create water from hydrogen and oxygen, it'll do work at the same time. The problem here is that the hydrogen can't just be plucked out of the atmosphere because it's so light it escapes, so you have to figure out where that's going to come from. You could buy it, but then you're not getting it from air.

Comment Re:It already exists (Score 1) 200

It's a question of rights. If you're recording and you paid to watch it, that's OK. If you're downloading it from the internet there's no way to know if you had the right to a copy in the first place. Believe me, if it were economically viable they'd have gone after you for pirated VHS collection too. The internet just happens to give them the means to start targeting these people.

Comment Re:Including a Mac Pro tower, right? (Score 1) 142

Christ, I built a computer out of an old intel 920 with an intel DSOX58 board for about $350 used that outperforms all but the highest end macs. Their hardware is often inferior for what you can get dollar for dollar if you turn your own screws. When you buy mac, you're buying an aluminum shell that houses shit hardware in a custom configuration that is designed to fail.

Weld your computer shut? Are you fucking stupid? Even if the hardware can go the distance, fan bearings fail. Thermal grease dries up and becomes less effective. You absolutely DO need to be able to get in there if you want to deal with things when they happen. And they WILL happen.

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