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Apple Considering Switch Away From Intel For Macs

tholomyes Re:Maybe in five-ten years (530 comments)

And you can get it with an i7, even on the 11".

about 2 years ago
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An Early Look At Mac OS X 10.8

tholomyes OS X Airplay Mirroring! (658 comments)

Finally! I was hoping this would be in 10.7, but the ability to stream your desktop to an AppleTV will make meetings a lot easier. No more hooking up to flaky, over-abused video cables.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Versus Google Innovation Strategies

tholomyes Re:"It's not the consumer's job to know what to wa (187 comments)

His philosophy speaks to why I don't buy Apple products .. lack of choices.

That's actually why, growing up in the 90s, I preferred Apple products: I was worried we were all doomed to a beige box Windows future and Apple was the only bastion of "choice" where choice didn't represent "Windows" but still actually ran a modicum of software needed to interact with the Windows world.

But for the most part, Apple products were perceived as easy to use and dependable and really were more about packaging existing technologies into better containers that true innovation.

There's a good article from a recent New Yorker that speaks to Jobs' real genius as being exactly what you said: not an innovator per se, but a tweaker and a refiner:

"The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world. The tweaker inherits things as they are, and has to push and pull them toward some more nearly perfect solution. That is not a lesser task."

more than 2 years ago
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IE6 Almost Dead In the US

tholomyes Re:No reason to celebrate now. (335 comments)

Considering that the Chrome browser is based on a minimalist approach (and to the extent that the related Chrome OS is designed largely with netbooks in mind), I think this is a valid complaint. There should at least be the option to minimize the browser chrome for these scenarios.

more than 2 years ago
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DigiTimes Lends Credence To Apple-Branded TVs For 2012

tholomyes Re:Oh good (232 comments)

I really thought that Sony was the undisputed king of proprietary connectors and formats.

more than 2 years ago
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Aleph One 1.0 Released

tholomyes Re:Heard about Marathon (105 comments)

"Doom" would be the better analog. It also gets talked up because it launched a little company called Bungie into prominence. The Marathon games were pretty fun in their day, with an interesting story to boot.

more than 2 years ago
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Steve Jobs' Missing License Plate

tholomyes Re:What does "flaunt law" mean? (579 comments)

I don't know what belief system others have

Largely Christian, Islam, Hindu, or a variety of non-religious beliefs, if the stats are, themselves, to be believed.

about 3 years ago
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iPhone and Location: Don't Panic

tholomyes Re:Bullshit (362 comments)

If by "good enough to show where you've been" means "I was somewhere in the Central Valley or possibly the Bay Area on Christmas Day (even though I didn't go anywhere)" (to use his second example) then, sure.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How/Where To Start Watching Dr. Who?

tholomyes Re:Start with the modern ones - (655 comments)

Totally agree, all of the first four seasons of the modern series are on streaming Netflix-- or at least they were as of a year ago, and it's a great place to begin. Frankly, I've never watched anything earlier than those (but may sometime). IIRC, Torchwood is also streaming and well worth a watch.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Removes Gay Cure App From App Store

tholomyes Re:mixed feelings and abstract hate. (917 comments)

Personally, I think the real problem is that there are people who feel a moral obligation to "cure" people of being gay. Apple is censoring, sure, but these people are actively condemning, and I don't believe that you can exclude that from the equation. Your average bookstore doesn't carrying books on white power; even pornography, which has a lot more acceptance in society, is largely relegated to specialized storefronts. And if you open the floodgates, there's the danger that the app store-- which is already annoyingly obtuse to navigate-- would quickly become like browsing /. at -1. But, sure, getting to run whatever software you want is important too.

more than 2 years ago
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CS Prof Decries America's 'Internal Brain Drain'

tholomyes Re:Sucks (791 comments)

...all they did was get drunk, skip class, and screw hookers all the time.

All I did was get drunk, skip class, and program all the time and now I'm a gainfully employed sw developer...

more than 3 years ago
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How To Use a Real Guitar With Rock Band 3

tholomyes Re:To use a real guitar... (180 comments)

With the Mustang guitar/controller, you can do both-- plug it into RB *and* an amp, it won't dock you points for any extra fills you wanna throw in.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Closing 18M CD/Month Plant

tholomyes Re:Availability has decreased drastically (318 comments)

I mostly buy vinyl, most of which comes with one-time-use coupons for downloading high-quality digital versions of the music.

more than 3 years ago
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George Lucas to Resurrect Dead Movie Stars?

tholomyes Re:Denied, already. (296 comments)

Here is the debunk link from Wired.

more than 3 years ago
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The Beatles On iTunes

tholomyes Re:If you don't already.... (551 comments)

Why, because we didn't buy into their self absorbed crying about how their 'art' should be sold.

If artists shouldn't determine how their art should be sold, then who should?

about 4 years ago
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Survey Shows How Stupid People Are With Passwords

tholomyes Re:Password authentication is dumb (427 comments)

So, what, we're supposed to have a different password with special characters and nothing significant to us (like dates) for each of the 150 online accounts we have? Oh, and if we write down the passwords somewhere so we don't forget them we're dumb too?

Don't forget to change them frequently, too!

more than 4 years ago
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Nanoresonators Create Ultra-High-Res Displays

tholomyes Re:cool (231 comments)

Yeah, ever since I read the story I wondered how this guy replaces the battery in his wireless bionic eye.

more than 4 years ago
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Is a US High-Speed Railway Economically Feasible?

tholomyes Re:Alternate solution (1139 comments)

"In Texas, 72% of farms do not receive government subsidies." Nationally, it's 62%.

more than 4 years ago
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Prankster Jailbreaks Apple Store Display iPhone

tholomyes Re:"it's legal now!" (318 comments)

If you care about the security of your data, there is only one choice.

Don't attach it to a network.

more than 4 years ago
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Silent, Easily Made Android Rootkit Released At DefCon

tholomyes Re:Apple (133 comments)

It's just you:

Domain Name: CULTOFMAC.COM

Creation Date: 31-jan-2002

more than 4 years ago

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Apple offers $100 credit to early iPhone adopters

tholomyes tholomyes writes  |  more than 7 years ago

tholomyes writes "An open letter from Steve Jobs shows sympathy to the plight of the early adopters after the recent and drastic price decrease of the iPhone.

"...we have decided to offer every iPhone customer who purchased an iPhone from either Apple or AT&T, and who is not receiving a rebate or any other consideration, a $100 store credit..."

Details are still in the works at this time."

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