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Comment Re:HTC Did It First (Score 1) 205

Used to be reasonably common to have proprietary headphone sockets on phones. I seem to remember Motorola did it, and I -think- Ericsson but might be misremembering. There was an iPhone iteration that had a proprietary socket as well (or was it iPod? Not sure - they scrapped the decision after one generation). Taking them away completely isn't common yet but you're right, Apple wasn't the first to do so.

Comment Re:Maybe just profit taking? (Score 1) 296

It always amused me that the first thing this brave new world of decentralised control recreated was....currency and commodity speculation. They're being introduced to the idea of support and resistance levels, all standard stuff. The difference with crypto is that the volatility resulting from these swings is enormous.

Comment Maybe just profit taking? (Score 4, Insightful) 296

I really think that a lot of folks had just said "oh 1k maybe time to "cash in"...

I bet it rebounds and will go through some oscillations every time it crosses 1k until folks get used to the idea that it can go to /higher than 1k then it will creep up and probably take a dip at 1.5k and/or 2k

Comment Re: If (Score 1) 442

I'm certain it will. But meanwhile potential competitors are starting to make noises about how they are better, and news organisations are lapping them up as fact. They're not - this is just posturing as before. Literally nothing has happened yet - no company knows that it will. Plans should be considered for leaving the UK, plans should be considered for staying in the UK. That's pretty much it.

Comment If (Score 2) 442

If. Maybe. Perhaps.

None of it has happened. None of what was predicted to happen has happened. The triggering of the article to leave hasn't happened. The negotiations haven't happened. The ratification of the negotiations haven't happened...


Comment Re:Yes? So? (Score 1) 555

I think the issue is that he's so out of control that his own campaign had to lock him out of his Twitter account..

Basically, yeah Obama has had the power and hasn't used it, but the thought is that Trump will not be able to resist the temptation to be able to directly message every cell user with unblockable text...

Also, I've already seen several excellent posts helping people block unwanted Amber alerts and some folks offering advice on rooting phones to allow that to be shut off.

I'm willing to take a wait and see attitude, but if he sends one of those texts and it's not because the Great Meteor we've all been hoping for is on its way, I'll consider rooting my phone if there's a way to block the Presidential Alerts.

He gets ONE chance on that.

Comment Re:Dual boot is so 2000 (Score 1) 116

Games, or more accurately processes which are graphically demanding. I have a bootcamp'd iMac purely set up for games. I also run several different VMs for different actual work purposes, via VMware Fusion with macOS acting as host. The performance difference is still enough that it makes graphically intensive things worthwhile.

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