No need to "stand corrected" ... your post was still correct and I agree with you. I was just thinking that the quote of Maestro64's was taken too literally... I read it as sarcasm, thinking he'd likely agree with us.
(I THINK Maestro64 was being sarcastic ... I could be wrong.)The fact that Hatchette could go to Apple and sell their books through iBooks is exactly how the free market is supposed to work. Amazon is free to set their terms for providing distribution... and publishers are free to NOT use Amazon if they feel Amazon is being too onerous. Most publishers are willing to accept these terms, though, because they feel it is easier/cheaper than building their own digital...
Are you talking about the device in his hand?... or the one on the screen?
On screen is just a 5s (or 5 ?) ... they're zoomed on so that the top and bottom of the phone are cropped out of the picture... that's why it "appears" to be different.. you just can't see the top with the slit, or the bottom with the home button.
Run the Mini's (do some stuff with them) withOUT the external drive connected. Do they exhibit the bad behavior in that configuration?
If they misbehave withOUT the external drive connected, then you can infer that the external drive is not the problem.
If they run fine without the external drive, and then misbehave again when you connect the external drive (or shortly after you try to use the external drive), it's likely that the external drive has some failings...
If you mean Safari for OSX... well... sure it works without Flash. Install "Click-2-Flash"... it forces websites to load the HTML5 (h264) version of videos instead of the Falsh (flv) version... (granted, there are still a few hold-outs that refuse to offer alternative formats, but they are few and getting fewer.)(The sites could also make HTML5 the default instead of Flash ... then you wouldn't need "Click-2-Flash" to force it.)