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Comment What is this "ethernet jack" you speak of (Score 2) 172

well gosh golly gumpers, I can also plug an evil thing into the ethernet jack, and then plug that evil thing into the wired network, and do all manner of bad also. Hell I can substitute an evil hub for a good one and do even more bad. where will it end?


I have no ethernet jack - I have a Mac, you insensitive clod.

Comment False Equivalence, anyone? (Score 1, Interesting) 98

When the first generation Macbook airs showed up with defects that caused overheating leading to the machine throttling what did Apple do?

You're literally comparing mild overheating on the Apple notebook with the Samsung product that the FAA has asked removed from planes because it's a danger to passengers.

Right on. I see where you're coming from!

Comment Re:all your searches are belong to us (Score 1) 113

I think Google made Chrome was to help drive the internet the way they wanted it to go (you can take that however you want).

Amusingly, before Chrome browser existed, Google funded Mozilla pretty heavily. So their motives haven't changed - just their execution. Chrome was essentially using webkit earlier, then forked off it's own engine (blink).

Comment Re:This is a good thing. (Score 1) 418

Let's face it, thanks to Newt Gingrich's Contract with America during the Republican Revolution,


It turned out to be the Contract on America [1]. And it was when conservatives became neo-conservatives (which is to say they did an about face on anything actually designed to balance budgets or adhere to actual conservative values) and the Christian right-wing merged with the GOP.

Comment Re:This is a good thing. (Score 0, Troll) 418

Pretty sure it's the liberals who wanted to mandate government issue marriage certificates to gays. This issue does not support your argument unless there's recent examples of laws passed to prevent same-sex people from having civil ceremonies and living together as "married."

This is exactly what we're complaining about - a local jurisdiction approved same-sex marriage (as without such legislation same-sex spouses couldn't even see the other spouse in the emergency room), then the conservative response [1] is to pass constitutional amendments through fear and hysteria.

You might want to research before posting next time.


Comment Re:So Oracle won (Score 1) 113

In sum, the committee says, "Cover Oregon failed for two main reasons: The state acted as their own system integrator (like, and the state tried to revamp its entire health care system, not just build an exchange."

Seems to me that the state had more to do with it than Oracle. I am sure you are great at making "simple credit card web app" but if you have ever done anything with healthcare in the US it is a nightmare. And yes I currently work building software for healthcare in the US at a state level.

So they're paying millions of dollars for Oracle to claim they don't know how to do it? Maybe it is Oracle's fault after all... sales says "ok, we'll pad the budget, but it should be dead simple" and then implementation teams come in and realize they were actually undersold and then begin trying to suck all the blood out of a walking-dead project.

Oracle is at fault here for saying they knew the fuck what they were doing.

Comment One data point++ (Score 1) 63

For what it is worth, as an iPhone 6 user on T-Mobile who did the upgrade yesterday I have not had any problem. I just verified that I can call myself and make outgoing calls. Whatever the problem is it apparently doesn't affect everybody.

Increment the counter for me. No issues, same situation.
Could it be location specific, perhaps?

Comment Re:Obstructionism... (Score 3, Interesting) 99

No matter where you are on the political spectrum, you have to admit to the obstructionism which the Republicans have used over the last 8 years.

This has effectively meant that nothing has been done (mostly) except the bare minimum, for the last 8 years.

The really amusing (read: evil) part of this is that these are the same crowd who then complain that "government can't do anything". Well, duh... it's a goddamn self-fulling prophecy if they're the ones in power and do nothing.

These clowns should get held in contempt of Congress and held without bail at Club Fed until they cough up the records.

Just imagine if these guys were Democrats... imagine the GOP uproar...

Comment Re:Apple is jumping the shark pretty hard now (Score 1) 495

There is no excuse to eliminate an audio jack from a phone, much less a Macbook. Too many complications with wireless headphones and microphones, and peripherals to add the functionality back just add to clutter for a portable device.

You might be a bit late to the protest march - they did that over a year ago and it still sold - the USBC Macbook has no headphone port.

To be honest many many BT headphones and speakers have "multipoint" and can pair with several input sources, and switch on the fly. Even my old LG HBS730 (3 year old model - keep it as backup) does multipoint.

Comment Re:Reductio ad Absurdum (Score 1) 284

If The Matrix were able to simulate chemical reactions, such as we are seeing in abrupt climate change, then there would be no need for humans to be used as batteries. Just because a banker in the necrocene can't accept that his precious capitalism is causing our immanent extinction, in no way should he be allowed to speak for the algorithm that controls his mind. Come to think of it, why can't we have an algorithm, crowd sourced by mathematical truths and overseen by humanity, to run for President?

The Matrix (movie) had it wrong -we're not batteries, we're processors... and maybe by overheating us, it's like overclocking. Read Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons

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