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Microsoft Revives Its Hardware Conference

Tough Love Re:M$ Hardware (47 comments)

I loved the Microsoft Sidewinder game controller for the PC back in the day.

So of course they cancelled that.

yesterday
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Apple Faces Large Penalties In EU Tax Probe

Tough Love Re:$8.283 billion taxes in 2011 Re:Finally (120 comments)

If this ruling sticks then a major adjustment in AAPL's price is coming down the tracks. Should be good for roughly a 15-20% drop. At 16, AAPL's p/e is looking a little pricey in any case. Other tech perps are no doubt peering anxiously over their shoulders but AAPL is the standout bad actor.

yesterday
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Apple Faces Large Penalties In EU Tax Probe

Tough Love Re:Finally (120 comments)

they should pay tax somewhere... I do and most of the world does... it's that or death...

Correction: it's that and death.

yesterday
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Tough Love Re:Apple = cash cow for scumbags (301 comments)

Or maybe Apple should engineer their products better.

Insightful? Really???

It's only Apple that doesn't regard a wake up call for good engineering as insightful.

2 days ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Tough Love Re:Apple = cash cow for scumbags (301 comments)

Or maybe Apple should engineer their products better.

It would seem that Apple astromodders running rampant. And why not? It is worth $billions to Apple to spin this issue away. Why not shed a little ethics to achieve such a worthy goal?

The pattern is pretty much all the same. The paid astromodders show up a day or two after the article, to protect Apple's shiny reputation from any tarnish by truth.

2 days ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Tough Love Re:It is not, so no... (301 comments)

But don't you think it's kind of crappy that the iPhone 6 is so flimsy, especially for the price?

If it were flimsy, perhaps , but in reality it's not - some Android phones are worse, and if you pick one up you can tell "flimsy" does not describe it at all.

But you can bend the iPhone 6+ in half with your fingers. I call that flimsy.

2 days ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Tough Love Re:Android phones bent long before the iPhone 6 (301 comments)

Android phones bend too...

Apple bills its latest product as a premium phone and brags endlessly about the supposed build quality, apparently justify the high price tag. But the truth is, Apple's latest product is a questionably engineered flimsy thing that costs just $200 to make. Not premium at all. Nothing to distinguish it from the competition, quite the contrary. Apple is now engaged in a desperate dance to hide that rather obvious fact from joe idiot apple consumer.

Hey Apple astromod, what is not accurate about that? I would say the odour of desperation is getting pretty thick.

2 days ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Tough Love Re:I still don't get this. (301 comments)

Practically everybody puts their phone in a case. Which makes wonder: why is phone thinness such a huge issue?

Apple especially acts like the thinness of the phone is one of, if not *the* most important feature. But once you put the phone in a case, then shaving 2mm off the thickness means nothing.

Perhaps. By making the iPhone 2 mm thicker Apple could have avoided bendgate and also the embarrassing situation where the camera sticks out so the phone can't lie flat. But Jobs is dead, so...

2 days ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Tough Love Re:Exactly, reality says "not an issue" (301 comments)

But don't you think it's kind of crappy that the iPhone 6 is so flimsy, especially for the price?

2 days ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Tough Love Re:Android phones bent long before the iPhone 6 (301 comments)

Android phones bend too...

Apple bills its latest product as a premium phone and brags endlessly about the supposed build quality, apparently justify the high price tag. But the truth is, Apple's latest product is a questionably engineered flimsy thing that costs just $200 to make. Not premium at all. Nothing to distinguish it from the competition, quite the contrary. Apple is now engaged in a desperate dance to hide that rather obvious fact from joe idiot apple consumer.

2 days ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Tough Love Re:Apple = cash cow for scumbags (301 comments)

Or maybe Apple should engineer their products better.

It would seem that Apple astromodders running rampant. And why not? It is worth $billions to Apple to spin this issue away. Why not shed a little ethics to achieve such a worthy goal?

3 days ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Tough Love Re:Apple = cash cow for scumbags (301 comments)

Hmm, this is for Apple astroturfers downmodding that inconvenient truth. New video posted by the bendgate dude to rebut the swarm of camp followers claiming the test was somehow faked or exaggerated. If anything, worse results for Apple this time.

OK, spin that Apple.

3 days ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Tough Love Re:Nice round numbers (301 comments)

Watch the vid, there is a legit reason for round numbers.

You mean, there is an "excuse" for the the round numbers, not a legitimate reason. Consider that upping the force in 1 pound increments would have scarcely increased the cost of the experiment while dramatically improving the quality of the result.

Now, finding that the 6+ is significantly stiffer than the smaller and only slightly thinner 6 is really surprising isn't it? So surprising that you wonder about the repeatability of the result. Notice in the video that the right hand side of the 6+ is positioned noticeably past the pencil mark, while the HTC one is positioned perceptibly inside the mark. Oops.

So... these guys found that the 6+ is stiffer than the 6. Wow, what a surprise considering that the length/thickness ratio of the 6+ is 22.27 while the 6 is 20.01. OK, I am going to have to raise a flag here. Sorry, just calling themselves "consumer" does not mean they are immune to bad science, or worse.

3 days ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Tough Love Nice round numbers (301 comments)

Obviously, the consumer reports testing was completely scientific, after all, they are known to be on the side of the consumer, right? It is nothing less than astonishing that the HTC One happened to tie the iPhone 6 exactly. And of course, this video must have been faked.

3 days ago
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Apple Yanks iOS 8 Update

Tough Love Re:Just don't update it that way. (203 comments)

It's amazing how metal objects bend when subjected to repeated and prolonged stress.

No that's not it. It's a reality distortion field.

about a week ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

Tough Love Re:Full stupid (394 comments)

...It couldn't be about some nerds just wanting to scratch and itch, could it?

No, not in this case.

about a week ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

Tough Love Re:Full stupid (394 comments)

The way I read it, Systemd is mainly a hail mary from the gnome cabal to try to jumpstart a stalled heart. The words "walking dead" come to mind.

about a week ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

Tough Love Re:Why not KDE (394 comments)

Beat me too it. It is beyond me why the Debian priests insist on continued dead horse beating.

about a week ago

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