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Look, let's face it: most of iTunes' problems... 461 Views / 2 Replies  
Look, let's face it: most of iTunes' problems came about because Apple feels the need to change the interface significantly every few months. The basic feature set hasn't changed in ages — but...
Posted by The Vicar, on May 20, 2015 at 11:03 PM, in Mac News
@Flying Meat: Did anyone actually believe... 200 Views / 2 Replies  
@Flying Meat:

Did anyone actually believe they meant it when they said "Don't be evil"? It was never even their OFFICIAL motto. It's like "making the world safe for Democracy" — if they were...
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 27, 2015 at 05:18 PM, in Tech News
Great! Now if only we could get the U.S.... 354 Views / 1 Replies  
Great! Now if only we could get the U.S. government (both parties, Obama and the Republicans) to stop talking about doing the same!
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 13, 2015 at 10:22 PM, in Tech News
Here's an idea: keep the CIA around, but instead... 324 Views / 5 Replies  
Here's an idea: keep the CIA around, but instead of letting them do things, have them suggest ideas and then do the opposite. Every single thing the CIA is involved in turns out to be bad for America...
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 10, 2015 at 06:52 PM, in Tech News
@And.reg: The reason nobody is going to take you... 1,638 Views / 31 Replies  
@And.reg: The reason nobody is going to take you up on that request is that "net neutrality" isn't bad, it's good. The people saying it's bad are... well, if you give them the benefit of the doubt,...
Posted by The Vicar, on Feb 26, 2015 at 07:04 PM, in Tech News
Funny how Europe, where the government is much... 1,013 Views / 14 Replies  
Funny how Europe, where the government is much more heavily involved and does a lot more regulating, they have LOWER prices and HIGHER speeds...
Posted by The Vicar, on Feb 26, 2015 at 04:57 PM, in Tech News
What is with right-wingers, lately? They've... 1,122 Views / 12 Replies  
What is with right-wingers, lately? They've always been kind of delusional in an "I reject your reality and substitute my own" kind of way, but in the last month or so it's like they're on steroids...
Posted by The Vicar, on Feb 26, 2015 at 04:55 PM, in Tech News
Ugh. This is a terrible idea, and Obama is a fool... 401 Views / 3 Replies  
Ugh. This is a terrible idea, and Obama is a fool for pushing for it in the first place, let alone implementing it. What can you expect of someone who lied his way into office and then acted as a...
Posted by The Vicar, on Feb 14, 2015 at 01:13 AM, in Tech News
This really isn't a surprise. Apple has NEVER... 899 Views / 8 Replies  
This really isn't a surprise. Apple has NEVER committed to long-term support of things. Ask any business which has tried to switch to Mac hardware/software for infrastructure since 1988 or so, and...
Posted by The Vicar, on Feb 11, 2015 at 08:42 PM, in Mac News
Well, gee, looks like the $10 million Intuit... 444 Views / 3 Replies  
Well, gee, looks like the $10 million Intuit spends lobbying every year against income tax reform is really working out for them.
Posted by The Vicar, on Feb 7, 2015 at 09:12 PM, in Tech News
@efithian: Would that that were true. Everyone... 988 Views / 12 Replies  
@efithian: Would that that were true. Everyone thought that the Republicans were finished in 2006, and again in 2008, and yet here they are, in control of both branches of Congress and, arguably, the...
Posted by The Vicar, on Feb 7, 2015 at 09:11 PM, in Tech News
@Inkling: Ha ha, no. Illinois is split about... 1,436 Views / 16 Replies  
@Inkling:

Ha ha, no. Illinois is split about 50%-50% red-blue. The Chicago and Springfield areas — where there is actually a local city to provide some culture and the population actually...
Posted by The Vicar, on Jan 21, 2015 at 09:08 PM, in Tech News
"Enterprise sales"? Presumably, that means... 142 Views / 2 Replies  
"Enterprise sales"? Presumably, that means convincing businesses that they should buy Macs instead of Windows for their desktops, but that's an extremely hard sell. Apple no longer has server...
Posted by The Vicar, on Jan 8, 2015 at 08:18 PM, in Mac News
I'm still extremely suspicious of all this. Every... 1,842 Views / 7 Replies  
I'm still extremely suspicious of all this. Every critic who saw the movie panned it. It would be entirely plausible for Sony to be playing along with this to try and get people to see the film,...
Posted by The Vicar, on Dec 22, 2014 at 03:56 AM, in Tech News
@rumplestiltskin: What we're looking at here... 205 Views / 3 Replies  
@rumplestiltskin:

What we're looking at here is "regulatory capture". The big telcos and ISPs now basically own the FCC — you can bet that the majority of FCC upper-level personnel either...
Posted by The Vicar, on Nov 23, 2014 at 02:17 AM, in Tech News
Geez, shouldn't Apple know better than to do this... 299 Views / 8 Replies  
Geez, shouldn't Apple know better than to do this by now? Even if they hadn't been bitten by this kind of thing before, they should have learned from the many (many!) times Microsoft has taken hits...
Posted by The Vicar, on Oct 20, 2014 at 10:11 PM, in Mac News
@Spheric Harlot: That may yet happen. Then... 1,730 Views / 14 Replies  
@Spheric Harlot:

That may yet happen. Then again, it's possible that the buck stops with Uber when it comes to this kind of violation. You can put anything you like into a contract, but some...
Posted by The Vicar, on Sep 14, 2014 at 08:29 AM, in Tech News
@Twisted: A. You don't unlock slide bolts by... 248 Views / 3 Replies  
@Twisted:

A. You don't unlock slide bolts by running your finger along them, or even gesturing in that way (usually they either screw in or are pushed/pulled by a rotating gear) so there's a much...
Posted by The Vicar, on Aug 25, 2014 at 01:35 AM, in Tech News
@Inkling: Could be worse. George W. Bush had... 1,425 Views / 12 Replies  
@Inkling:

Could be worse. George W. Bush had a demonstrated track record of destroying businesses and requiring bailouts, and HE got elected twice, too. (And did to the country pretty much what he...
Posted by The Vicar, on Aug 25, 2014 at 01:32 AM, in Tech News
He's thinking of Android. :P 969 Views / 8 Replies  
He's thinking of Android. :P
Posted by The Vicar, on Aug 22, 2014 at 12:45 AM, in Tech News
How many employees are effected, and how long did... 871 Views / 11 Replies  
How many employees are effected, and how long did this go on? We can only tell whether the employees are being treated reasonably if we can say how much compensation they're getting — if there...
Posted by The Vicar, on Aug 8, 2014 at 04:56 PM, in Tech News
Interestingly, it was revealed a few weeks ago... 947 Views / 9 Replies  
Interestingly, it was revealed a few weeks ago that the NSA specifically has a program to put pro-NSA/anti-Snowden/anti-privacy stories and comments on websites. I wonder why they bother, what with...
Posted by The Vicar, on Jul 21, 2014 at 09:39 PM, in Tech News
Actually, this could be very easily stopped.... 870 Views / 17 Replies  
Actually, this could be very easily stopped. Simply ban app developers from describing features which are only available as in-app purchases in publicity materials, including the screenshots and...
Posted by The Vicar, on Jul 18, 2014 at 04:28 PM, in Tech News
@FastiBook: You're seriously only noticing... 1,619 Views / 23 Replies  
@FastiBook:

You're seriously only noticing this NOW? Government has grown under every Republican in the last 50 years, and they just LOVE to regulate things — they just want to regulate...
Posted by The Vicar, on Jul 18, 2014 at 04:24 PM, in Tech News
@chimaera: You're also assuming that the... 1,619 Views / 23 Replies  
@chimaera:

You're also assuming that the voting public — which put a majority of Republicans in the House of Representatives, and is willing to seriously believe that the Democrats are left...
Posted by The Vicar, on Jul 18, 2014 at 01:08 AM, in Tech News
@drbroom: Here's what would happen if you... 1,619 Views / 23 Replies  
@drbroom:

Here's what would happen if you implemented direct-votes-as-override: the industry groups would write, say, 25 versions of the same bill, each very slightly different. Every time one was...
Posted by The Vicar, on Jul 17, 2014 at 11:59 PM, in Tech News
@chimaera: Yes, because we all know how... 1,619 Views / 23 Replies  
@chimaera:

Yes, because we all know how great turnout is these days. I'm sure everyone would want to vote, over and over and over again, on all these bills. (And make no mistake: the response from...
Posted by The Vicar, on Jul 17, 2014 at 04:10 PM, in Tech News
Oh, please. The Chinese government complaining... 202 Views / 3 Replies  
Oh, please. The Chinese government complaining about privacy issues is EXACTLY as stupid as the NSA complaining about privacy issues. You don't get to complain about something which VOLUNTARILY lets...
Posted by The Vicar, on Jul 12, 2014 at 04:25 PM, in Tech News
@Inkling: Aperture was $80. The Adobe... 259 Views / 6 Replies  
@Inkling:

Aperture was $80. The Adobe "cloud" nonsense is $120/year — if you didn't need anything more than what Aperture provided, the move will cost you an extra $40 the first year alone,...
Posted by The Vicar, on Jun 29, 2014 at 05:31 PM, in Mac News
When you initially post, line breaks are removed... 623 Views / 7 Replies  
When you initially post, line breaks are removed from the posting as it appears to you, the poster. They're still there, and other people will see them; you just have to reload the page to see them....
Posted by The Vicar, on Jun 25, 2014 at 04:10 PM, in Tech News
@iphonerulez: If the talking heads of Wall... 922 Views / 7 Replies  
@iphonerulez:

If the talking heads of Wall Street were always and inevitably right, Apple would have ceased to exist in around 1998.
Posted by The Vicar, on Jun 7, 2014 at 08:03 PM, in Mac News
Translation: "we COULD have been doing this all... 195 Views / 2 Replies  
Translation: "we COULD have been doing this all along, and the people who thought they were smart when they laughed at privacy advocates who were asking for this are suckers, just like the people who...
Posted by The Vicar, on May 30, 2014 at 04:20 PM, in Tech News
Has Holder heard of the NSA? Mr. Pot, I'd like... 259 Views / 5 Replies  
Has Holder heard of the NSA? Mr. Pot, I'd like you to meet Mr. Kettle. He's black.
Posted by The Vicar, on May 20, 2014 at 02:31 PM, in Tech News
Seriously? People are using phones while riding... 258 Views / 4 Replies  
Seriously? People are using phones while riding bikes? You know, the means of transportation which you actively have to push to keep moving, where it's easier to stop than to move, and where you take...
Posted by The Vicar, on May 5, 2014 at 04:38 PM, in Tech News
Hey, now CEOs of ISPs can effectively censor the... 177 Views / 2 Replies  
Hey, now CEOs of ISPs can effectively censor the Internet by slowing down delivery of content from sites they don't like! This will be proven to have happened, and officially okayed in court, in 5,...
Posted by The Vicar, on Apr 24, 2014 at 12:36 AM, in Tech News
"Many eyes" is foolishness. Most people —... 1,603 Views / 11 Replies  
"Many eyes" is foolishness. Most people — even most developers — really aren't good at writing code. It's the deep, dark secret of the software industry: developers are mostly bad at...
Posted by The Vicar, on Apr 9, 2014 at 01:19 AM, in Tech News
Oh, but don't forget — open source software... 1,603 Views / 11 Replies  
Oh, but don't forget — open source software is inherently more secure than anything else! Because many eyes! And... and... freedom! This didn't actually happen, and it isn't serious! Stop...
Posted by The Vicar, on Apr 8, 2014 at 05:30 PM, in Tech News
I... I can't... there are just too many jokes, I... 512 Views / 6 Replies  
I... I can't... there are just too many jokes, I can't say anything!
Posted by The Vicar, on Apr 8, 2014 at 12:20 AM, in Tech News
@rtamesis: Um, McCarthy tried to use... 2,420 Views / 40 Replies  
@rtamesis:

Um, McCarthy tried to use government powers to lock up people — and later admitted that he made up all of his charges. (The famous "list" was actually a laundry list.)

The...
Posted by The Vicar, on Apr 6, 2014 at 03:45 PM, in Tech News
I'm not going to comment on the scandal itself,... 1,586 Views / 13 Replies  
I'm not going to comment on the scandal itself, but actually this is how this kind of thing ought to be handled (at least at the outset): the guy who was responsible is removed, and the company...
Posted by The Vicar, on Apr 3, 2014 at 08:57 PM, in Tech News
Wow, Google and Microsoft, two companies which... 197 Views / 1 Replies  
Wow, Google and Microsoft, two companies which are known for ripping off other companies' work, oppose software patents. Such a shock! Who would have guessed?
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 31, 2014 at 10:15 PM, in Tech News
ISTR that in Europe, companies ARE required to... 287 Views / 6 Replies  
ISTR that in Europe, companies ARE required to pay for this time. But, of course, this being the U.S., we have people like prl99 who take the side of the corporations instead of, well, themselves....
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 27, 2014 at 04:00 PM, in Tech News
@Gazoobee: You fail to understand the... 1,019 Views / 7 Replies  
@Gazoobee:

You fail to understand the distinction. In Russia, monitoring BY THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT is routine. They're not so wild about the U.S. doing it — particularly given that most of...
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 27, 2014 at 03:59 PM, in Mac News
Great, the company which just had a... 1,638 Views / 15 Replies  
Great, the company which just had a cross-platform bug has released a vector for it on the iPad, just what we were all waiting for!
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 27, 2014 at 03:54 PM, in Tech News
Usually, I'm kind of skeptical of the utility of... 227 Views / 2 Replies  
Usually, I'm kind of skeptical of the utility of new OS upgrades — most of the new versions of the Mac OS since, oh, 7.5 (yes, I've been using it that long... and longer, actually) tend to...
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 27, 2014 at 03:53 PM, in Mac News
Great! Maybe they can find a way to turn a... 251 Views / 1 Replies  
Great! Maybe they can find a way to turn a profit, other than depending on Google giving them a big annual check for not making Bing the default Firefox search engine, next — after all, Google...
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 24, 2014 at 07:50 PM, in Tech News
Trying to make Snowden a criminal is also... 897 Views / 7 Replies  
Trying to make Snowden a criminal is also changing the subject. We really ought to be more concerned with the stuff he revealed — some of which is definitely criminal, and much more of which is...
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 24, 2014 at 05:04 PM, in Tech News
Seriously? Microsoft can't make their code truly... 271 Views / 4 Replies  
Seriously? Microsoft can't make their code truly cross-platform, but they can make their BUGS cross-platform? They can't lose their grip on the market too fast for me.
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 24, 2014 at 05:01 PM, in Tech News
@prl99: You think there's a difference... 331 Views / 5 Replies  
@prl99:

You think there's a difference between the U.S. government, after Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush II, and Obama, having control over things, and private companies having control of things?...
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 17, 2014 at 03:03 AM, in Tech News
@pastusza: They don't even REALLY need... 1,236 Views / 9 Replies  
@pastusza:

They don't even REALLY need Excel. People who are using Excel as an actual spreadsheet could almost always switch to another spreadsheet with very little trouble. (Spreadsheet programs...
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 11, 2014 at 09:57 PM, in Mac News
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