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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

Marlin Schwanke Re:Apple REULEZ! (371 comments)

Thanks for allowing that those of us choosing an Apple phone might have valid reasons!

12 hours ago
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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

Marlin Schwanke Re:Apple REULEZ! (371 comments)

Actually, I had looked at BlackBerries a while back. Didn't care for them much. I really didn't like the keyboard. If you'd read my original post, I said that I've owned Android phones. I have Android, Windows and Apple tablets. My comment was quite simply, that knowing a little about technology, enough, I think, to understand specs, features and services provided by various vendors. I actually put quite a lot of thought into any purchase I make over $100 or so. I also said I shopped the current Android phones first and then I moved from Android to Apple anyway. You have no basis for your commentary. You don't know me and you don't know anything about my decision making process. You are making the same sort of mindless comment as the OP in this thread. "Anyone who buys and Apple product is just a sheep follow the here." I'm here to say that there are plenty of us who've made well-informed choices and decided to choose an Apple phone. Just because you don't make the same choice is no reason to run us down!

yesterday
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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

Marlin Schwanke Re:Apple REULEZ! (371 comments)

Never claimed to be the absolute final word on the subject of technology. No where near that in fact. I merely pointed out that as someone who works in the field I might be qualified as a person making an informed choice and not just one of the sheep buying what they're told. Now had I claimed to be some uber tech guru your label for my argument might have made more sense. As it is...

2 days ago
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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

Marlin Schwanke Re:Apple REULEZ! (371 comments)

Yes, yes, let us get to the Apple bashing orgasm... We must all be sheep. Because some people are clueless as to why anyone would want a well made, easy to use product, and therefore must assume we're all mindless and under the spell of dead Steve Jobs. I started with a couple of Android smartphones. I got really upset by them being abandoned by the manufacturer while they were less than a year old. I disliked their plasticky build. I wasn't completely thrilled by the somewhat balky operation. When I could finally afford an iPhone, I looked around at current Androids first and ended up buying an iPhone 4s. I really liked it a lot. Not saying it was perfect but a couple of years later I saved up and got the iPhone 5s. Here's a bulletin for the lot of you. I am a computer tech. I repair tech all day long. I know one or two things about technology in general. I made an informed choice and was so satisfied with that choice that I made the same choice when it came time to upgrade. Just because YOU don't get my choice does not make me or a lot of other people sheep!

2 days ago
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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

Marlin Schwanke Re:The real crime here (465 comments)

The threat of incarceration is meant to be a deterrent. You are completely free to not commit a crime. In passing the law, society has already requested, without force, that you not do so. If you intentionally commit a felony anyway then you go to jail as you've already demonstrated that simply asking you is not sufficient.

about a month ago
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Heartbleed To Blame For Community Health Systems Breach

Marlin Schwanke Re:Blame them, not Heartbleed (89 comments)

Ahem! Heartbleed has got to be one of the most important exploits announced in the last few years. Anyone in a position of managing IT security had no excuse for not immediately reviewing their exposure and implementing any required remedial action. Now, if it were to come out that IT types wanted to do something but were blocked by management concerns of convenience or cost...

about a month ago
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Heartbleed To Blame For Community Health Systems Breach

Marlin Schwanke Re:It's not like they've had 5 months to fix it... (89 comments)

"Even if you are a big player like Community you're probably busy running around putting out fires most of the time." Which translated likely means that you've given your IT department short shrift. If IT hasn't the time to keep current with security then they are incompetent or understaffed. Either way it is management's fault.

about a month ago
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The Benefits of Inequality

Marlin Schwanke We all voted to be serfs! (254 comments)

Hey, Everyone! Lets all vote ourselves in as serfs, except that guy over there, we'll elect him as Baron. He'll own everything and be responsible for everything so we don't have to. All in favor? Hands? Yes, I can just see how folks chose to be be kept down, working the fields, chattel of the local lord.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

Marlin Schwanke Re:Comcast Xfinity Wireless Router (427 comments)

Sure, go ahead and get Xfinity internet. The most expensive internet going and,oh BTW, they are going to use your Xfinity Wifi Router as a PUBLIC access point for their Xfinity WIFi network, and no they won't be paying for your electricity that they use in doing this either...

about a month and a half ago
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Comcast Gives 6 Months Free Internet To Poor and Unpaid Bill Amnesty

Marlin Schwanke Low cost internet for the poor... (71 comments)

Did anyone expect Comcast to actually honor the spirit of the low cost Internet Essentials agreement? Hands???

about a month and a half ago
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Comcast Confessions

Marlin Schwanke Just dump Comcast (234 comments)

I recently dumped Comcast. They had raised my rates by 15% right after replacing my HD DVR with a model that held four times less than the one they took away. I have to pay extra for the HD DVR service BTW. I called in to complain about the rate hike and their suggestion was that they could cut my bill by $10 a month if I could live with half the Internet speed. They didn't seem to interested then in keeping me around. So I signed up with CenturyLink, I am actually getting a faster connection than I had. The bundled satellite TV provided an HD DVR (at no extra cost) with the ability to record and watch twice as many shows simultaneously and five times the storage capacity and the option to attach my own USB external hard drive to double it again. There's the occasional satellite signal dropout but not really too bad at all. The local Telco DSL is serving me well. The bottom line is more service and features for HALF THE COST! Before the big brouhaha about the AOL guy trying to cancel service, I read where Comcast was bragging to the shareholders in their annual report about how much they had cut back on home service calls and how much they had increased the average bill. Comcast is all about less service for ever increasing fees. My advice to all of you: Just dump Comcast.

about 2 months ago
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US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

Marlin Schwanke Re:Did he just notice that? (529 comments)

In a more enlightened economy, one concerned about the well-being of employees, not just investors, one could imagine a company retraining people for employment in other positions or even helping to place them with other companies.

about 2 months ago
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How Google Map Hackers Can Destroy a Business

Marlin Schwanke Like everything done on the cheap! (132 comments)

Google could hire a couple of hundred more people, yes live human beings, perhaps even in the country they are tasked to curate and then, well they could review proposed changes, you know curate? Google is a de facto authority on a variety of types of information. Google makes a lot of money off of that standing. THEY NEED TO STEP UP HERE. They risk losing that standing.

about 2 months ago
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Red Hat Assistant General Counsel Analyses Supreme Court's Patent Ruling

Marlin Schwanke Re:Software Patents Are Just Wrong (43 comments)

Oops... "as it was only copied by copyright" should have read "as it was only protected by copyright". Sorry.

about 2 months ago
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Red Hat Assistant General Counsel Analyses Supreme Court's Patent Ruling

Marlin Schwanke Software Patents Are Just Wrong (43 comments)

If software patents were around back in the 80's then IBM would have patented the hell out of the PC and its BIOS. Only IBM would be making them to this day and they'd cost $5000 for a base model. Only major corporations and well heeled geeks would own them. The Internet would likely still be DarpaNet and I could go on and on. If anyone recollects, IBM's BIOS was reverse engineered, legally, as it was only copied by copyright, as is reasonable and proper. The people that read the code described it and people who had never seen the IBM code wrote their own code to behave similarly, again, all very reasonable and legal. The processor your code runs on is the invention. Your code is your art or writing that makes the processor sing. If I can make my code sing a similar song without copying yours then that's as should be. Code should be copyright-able as are words in a book. Just because you write a clever whodunit does not mean that no one can ever write another!

about 2 months ago
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How LEDs Are Made

Marlin Schwanke Only 40,000 a day? (93 comments)

Pretty sure that if I force my slaves...er...employees to work 12 hour shifts then they will do 57,600 a day...they can pee and have a meal after their shift is over in their cells...I mean barracks. CEO Lucky Good LED Industries CHINA

about 4 months ago
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Reason Suggests DoJ Closing Porn Stars' Bank Accounts

Marlin Schwanke Re:Nope, just "Things Poor People Like" (548 comments)

Don't get the religious types in a tizzy...it is PREYING on the poor...not praying on the poor...though in a way I guess it is kind of the same thing.

about 5 months ago
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How the Code War Has Replaced the Cold War

Marlin Schwanke Must everything be "online"? (79 comments)

Of course instead of laying off everyone in sight in favor of making everything "web-based" and "self-service" major corps and governments might try using people to deal with people but of course that cuts into bonuses and dividends...

about 5 months ago
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Snowden Queries Putin On Live TV Regarding Russian Internet Surveillance

Marlin Schwanke Re:Useful Idiot (396 comments)

It is called paying the rent.

about 5 months ago

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