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Fine, you can ignore all the evidence that others have given, and you can ignore my quick check of a computer here that proves your easy-to-remember theory wrong. Not sure what else to say. Your life is simple, you don't deal with lots of computers and/or devices.If you own 1 or 2 cars, it should easy to remember which side the tank is on. If you travel a lot and have to deal with rentals cars all the time, I think having an arrow near the fuel gauge sounds like a...
Sounds fine and dandy, but running something like power from both sides of the computer is not trivial, so no, not a no-brainer. These are really sophisticated machines, it's not just the price of a connector.Sure, I'd love to have power available on both sides, and it would also give the ability to use a thumb drive or external HD without unplugging the damn computer from its power source. But I could get the latter needs met with 2 USB-C ports on the same side, and...
My main laptop is almost never an issue (read above), but on your suggestion I just looked at another computer next to me because the connectors are on the back and vertical. They are indeed the opposite of what you're saying. So no, not so simple. Especially when you're dealing with several computers, some with USB extension cables, or in physical locations where you're reaching around something or bending down, etc. There's no way I'm going to waste my brain cells...
Yeah, honestly I hardly ever get it wrong on my own laptop for exactly that reason. But when using any of several other machines, mostly those with vertical connectors around the back, it really feels like far less than 50/50 on the first try. And I have one adapter that's horizontal, but upside down, which causes problems remembering as well. Ugh.Hey look, useful information! Are you trying to ruin the signal-to-noise ratio here, or what?
Agree on all counts. Though I wouldn't really care if two USB ports were on the same side, fine with me.That said, for me personally, I would never buy a portable computer with only a single port. My laptop is my main computer and typical use is maybe 10-12 hours/day. Even though I change physical locations often, I have multiple power cables and run plugged in more often than not. With my fairly demanding usage, I tend to get maybe 2/3 of spec'd battery life, and...
Clearly you don't use external USB devices much, or you have some kind of 6th sense. There have been jokes about how this works in reality for years. Cartoons even. Here's one article, and a cartoon:http://lifehacker.com/5847279/how-to-plug-in-a-usb-cable-correctly-every-time[ ps for long-time compatriots: I've been here on AI for 13 years and this is the first time I've ever bothered to figure out how to embed an image in a comment! ]
Great comment. Insightful, and unlike so many, on topic.
I just thought I'd correct you on something here.You say: "I just don't give Google and Data", but unless you take extreme measures, google is tracking nearly everything you do online, including visiting AppleInsider. Have you looked at the source for this very page you're reading right now? google analytics, google tags, google ads, google google google.Merely visiting AppleInsider, whether or not you're logged in, is feeding data directly to google. Where you are...
You should know by now that no one gets a free pass from me on personal datamining. It's simply what I said, no more, no less: "everything is speculation at this point, I don't think it's worth spending a ton of time talking about just yet.".
Ditto. I do think Apple might be a company people would trust to let consumers manage their own ads, but everything is speculation at this point, I don't think it's worth spending a ton of time talking about just yet.Better than nothing, I guess, but week-long sessions likely allow cookie droppers to correlate sessions, making your efforts more of a "feel good" thing than actually protecting against tracking.I run maybe 98% of the time with cookies completely disabled,...
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