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Comment Re:Headphone Jack is Pretty Crappy (Score 1) 449

I vehemently disagree about the praise for the 3.5mm headphone jack. The same problems it had in the '80s are still with us today.

The problem has always been, like every connector ever devised by humankind, "Good ones are good and cheap ones suck". I've got a Sangean portable radio that I've had at least 20 years, and I've never had sound cut out or had to mess with moving the plug around to get it to work. My Gen One iPod still works fine. My old brown Zune 30gig with the mechanical drive inside has never had any problem with the headphone jack, and I've plugged and unplugged my phones tens of times a day.

I've thrown away a bunch of clever little low-cost devices where the headphone jack is just shit.

You really think that USB-C isn't going to have the exact same problems? I've got an ASUS tablet over here that I use to read out on the back porch and I've got to do all sorts of jiggery-pokery to get the thing to charge because the USB-mini (or micro, I can't remember which is which) jack has gotten looser than the Octomom's hoohah. All jacks go bum. I don't care if it's Thunderbolt or USB or firewire or eSATA or whatever.

Comment Re:You can load them even faster... (Score 2, Insightful) 104

content creators

If you want me to care about "content creators", you're going to have to call them something other than "content creators". I find that appellation irritating in the extreme. It says absolutely nothing about what they've done to deserve my money.

I mean, I work very hard on adding value to Slashdot with my shitty comments, so I am also a "content creator". So pay me my money, motherfucker. GIVE ME MY GODDAMN MONEY.

Comment Re: I blame Republicans (Score 1) 121

Is that the current excuse, not enough money to fire the bad ones? Pray tell, how does that hold water when a) the TSA has never readily fired any of their employees, including borderline rapists

Fifty percent seems about right for law enforcement across the board.

Do you know what happens to police officers that shoot unarmed, innocent citizens? Or ones that get complaints from the public (which is how most TSA agents get cited)?They're put on a desk for a few days and then back to normal. Shoot someone in the back? The Blue Brotherhood protects you. Stomp some skell (or someone who looks like they might be a skell? The first round is on the house.

I don't see why we should expect TSA to stand out.

Comment Re:ah (Score 1) 38

but they like it, they love it, they want some more of it.

Look at the number. A minority of drivers, "like it, they love it and want more of it".

I'm surprised anyone thinks "cybersecurity" when it comes to cars means anything beyond, "No, you cannot fix it yourself, you can't see what it's doing, and you definitely can't turn off data collection". Automobile manufacturers will be the Google/Facebook of the next ten years. You're nothing but the consumables.

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