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Comment Re:This is worthless. (Score 1) 539

Well analysed, my first thought was: "And what about the cost of religion?".

I believe it's nigh impossible to claim religion contributes to the economy.
Only maker type and creative industries contribute by increasing the amount of available capital, organised religion is generally just a leech on the economy.

But that doesn't mean religion in the US has no place, due to the typical lack of government support many people on hard times do survive thanks to good congregations.

Comment Re:Myth: Re:They also do the most Charity (Score 2) 539

As a frequent visitor of the US I've learned many people join a religious congregation just for that, have something to fall back on when times get hard.

Something that al but disappeared here in N-W Europe when we installed tax sponsored social help like unemployment benefits, good universal health care and pensions for all.

Comment Re:Apple just has temporary advantage (Score 1) 161

Yep, you just listed the proof you're locked in :(.

Apple hardware is good, no question, but their software is no better than others, you can always find certain apps from one side or the other that appeal to a group of people but it doesn't (in)validate a system.
About ease of use, I hate the illogic operation of the companies iPhone 4 and prefer to use my Android, until recently a Nexus4, now a OnePlus 3.
Yes people are different.
The Android market is not fractured (fragmented) but diverse, in genetics as in software an advantage.

Comment Re: Stop chasing the shiny (Score 1) 161

You keep believing that rental phone comes for free and I have a nice bridge for sale.
Personally I prefer to pay up front for the phone, get a cheap contract and be done with it.
Like now my new OnePlus 3 with a €14 /month contract, calculated over 2-3 years it'll be a lot cheaper than an all-inclusive contract.

Comment Re:How Active Does Development Need to Be? (Score 1) 515

Accessing the same mail account from multiple devices is easy providing you use IMAP instead (or alongside) of POP.

Many mail client have the option to automatically send an outgoing mail via BCC to, in this case, yourself.
By setting a rule in your Thunderbird you can have these incoming BCC mails moved to the Send box and thus visible on all devises, problem solved.
At least, that's how the GF does it and it works.

Comment Re:is lack of development a problem? (Score 2) 515

Lack of development is a problem when the underlying DE is changed (for good reasons) but development of the applications is not keeping up and they are no longer available on the new platform.
Examples, the KIPI plugins, a couple of nice Plasma Widgets like Quick Access, weather, localize calender etc.

Comment Re:I loved KMail (Score 1) 515

Funny, most of your qualms are about non-default options, meaning you set them up yourself :)
The default install has a menu bar, it comes up in folder view, meaning you can have lots of icons cluttering your desktop, Kmail and Konqueror are there and wobbly windows are an option you need to enable. The fact you mention Konqueror as the file manager shows you've not rum KDE for years as the default file manager is Dolphin.

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