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Comment Re:This is silly (Score 1) 315

The point is trying to do a "This must match this other thing precisely or it loses," is silly, and is generally only done by fanboys when they are trying to make the alternatives lose and trying to justify their product as the "right" choice.

This is absolutely not true, I think that a lot of people dont really care what OS they run, since most things run on most platform, and I can notice more and more that people don't really care about the OS.
I found this post very interesting because I have been asking myself this question. Having used a macbook pro as my main work computer for the past 5 - 6 years now, which windows laptop can replace it? Since pretty much everything is cross platform, I don't see a reason to keep spending the amount Apple wants for laptops.
I could read the specs or go on price, but what Apple offers is good performance and great build quality, and I really want to know which windows laptops offer the same.

I am happy about this post and am going to check out the suggested Dell and HP laptops.

Comment Bahnhof (Score 1) 19

It's a really good ISP and everyone I know who can use them, is using them. Their argument against this type of companies, who basically give themselves the right to ask random people for arbitrary sums of money, is spot on. Registering was a great move. However, the trademark thing is stupid and it won't result in anything negative for spridninskollen, and they should drop that part.

Comment Sounds good... (Score 4, Insightful) 263

Putting aside "we-will-all-be-replaced-by-robots-soon", this is actually a good idea, and the company making them has the right strategy; much better to charge an hourly rent instead of a huge upfront fee!

Apart from the employment issue, I can see a lot of benefits, robots aren't racist and robots aren't rude, and I assume security to actually be better with the robots in place.

Comment Re:Ironic (Score 5, Interesting) 263

This was up for debate in EU a while back, and it was the british who blocked it. However, with the panamapapers being leaked, and Cameron's own involvment, it might not be so easy to block it this time.

The timing isn't an accident, and the british commissioner leading it isnt an accident either, its all designed to maximize the chances of it going through.

I think this is a good start, you pay taxes where you earn the money...

Comment Re:Better yet... (Score 1) 543

have them pay the wages of the displaced worker

There are legitimate reasons to take in foreign workers, that help fuel the economy and keep other jobs in the country; making the assumption that every visa given is also a displaced worker is just wrong.
Even Ted Cruz isn't asking for a complete stop to the visas, which indirectly is what you are asking for.

Limits its one thing, blocking them is another!

Comment Re:which market (Score 1) 182

You may not be in their target audience, but I am, and I am not "a console gamer who cannot be bothered to build a gaming rig". Instead, I'm an "old" gamer who now has kids and not enough space to have a room filled with computers... like I used to.

A machine underneath the TV, where I can play the games I like (got 100+ steam games) on my TV, by hiding away a little box, is really appealing to me.
Currently I have a laptop for gaming that I hook up to the TV (unless I play directly on it but 17" is not enough), but still, playing with a wireless keyboard / mouse isn't the best. I like the steam controller idea. I like a machine meant to be used on the TV, I like the idea of playing the games I already have.

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