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Comment Re:Marketing to the Cult (Score 5, Insightful) 168

No, the product was 100% transformative. It was completely different from any that came before it, and it was copied by everyone who came after, because it did what people wanted much better than anything anybody had tried before. This is the very definition of a transformative product, and denying requires blinding yourself intentionally.

Sure, it had good marketing. But good marketing may get you one sale. A good product is what gets you the second and third, and there have been many second and third sales of iPhones.

Comment Re:Confirmed Existence? (Score 3, Informative) 162

MOND is one of the many theories that have tried and failed to explain all the anomalous results we have collected over the years. MOND is basically completely discredited at this point, and dark matter is the most simple and elegant theory we have to explain all the results we have.

Comment Betteridge's Law (Score 1) 148

One of the best examples of Betteridge's Law of headlines I've seen in quite a while! :)

No, code reuse obviously does not endanger secure software development. It was hard enough for the experts to get ssh right, and you think you're just going to whip one up from scratch? Yer a freakin' idiot if you think that!

Code reuse (like pretty much everything else associated with software development) has risks and benefits. Learn what those risks and benefits are, and stop searching for magical "silver bullets" that fix all your problems. Because they don't exist.

Comment Re:I quit using DVR (Score 2) 137

You want to be behind so you can skip the commercials!

And you typically don't want to be caught watching a game that has already been decided.

Oh no, the horror! Wait, what? I think most people don't want to know the final score till they've seen the game, but I've never met anyone who "didn't want to be caught" watching a completed game. What kind of bizarre personal insecurities cause that? Watching the game on delay has been popular since the VCR appeared, never mind the DVR. (And with the VCR, you had to wait till the game finished before you could start watching.)

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