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Okay, I'll admit that the single comment or two early on does fit the pattern I remember from the old days at Roughly Drafted. Although this still doesn't seem like the kind of thing he would bother to correct -- precisely because there is nothing to correct -- internet forums are full of nattering empty vessels like Crowley, and Dan is a veteran observer who has been around a long time.  Are you calling him "dishonest" because of his supposed use of sock puppet? Even if...
Also, here's an example of a good, on-point criticism of the current article:   The article implies that Microsoft has no plans to support Atom on Android in the future. Isn't it a stretch to make that assumption?
[Response to "Crowley" and "Lord Amhran"] No way DED is "Corrections" -- Dan actually has a history of replying to comments, although that may have been at Roughly Drafted, and not AI.   Anyhow, my point is that his responses were never anything like what Corrections is doing here. Basically, Dan wouldn't bother to reply your initial comments here, because they were not substantive, nor would he bother to tell you to be substantive. Whomever (whoever?) Corrections is,...
 We used Uponor "Joist Trak" heat transfer panels under the original floors, with Uponor's system of tubing and connectors -- http://www.uponorpro.com My brother (a skilled contractor) and I did the work, and we ordered the materials online, but you do need some specialized tools. We had access because the downstairs ceilings had to be pulled down (two layers of sheetrock on top of 1x3 and the original plaster and lathe -- we gained about 3 inches in ceiling height in the...
Yeah, we went a little crazy with breaking the house up into zones for heating… Two of them are just one room each -- a guest bathroom and a guest bedroom that currently has an 89-year old living in it. But we saved 20% in fuel costs the first year -- most of that is from switching an 1880 farmhouse over from forced-air to radiant heat (under the floors), but I'd like to think some of it is from the zones.
Well, I'm one who hopes Nest will support this. We have five Nest thermostats throughout our home.   Put it this way -- if Nest doesn't support this, or if they support it only half-assedly, somebody on eBay will get a great deal on five Nests. Not because they aren't great machines, but because of what it would say about the company post-Google.   That said, I'm confident they will support it, and well. It's the Android people I feel sorry for, when their "Google...
wizard69,   I can't do the whole quoting and responding thing. I just don't have time right now. Anyhow, I find that approach only interesting to those directly involved. For anyone else following the thread, that kind of minutely detailed back-and-forth dialogue is impenetrable.   First, I've got nothing against an xMac. I just don't think Apple has displayed anything close to an interest in making it happen, not since Jobs came back. My basic critique of your...
  I don't know (obviously!), but I think you may be underestimating the role of OS X in the development arc of Apple's entire product line. Thus, Apple itself may have an internal reason to maintain a high-end Mac Pro, to keep OS X healthy. This is one of DED's main assertions and it is likely to be valid, despite what wizard69 thinks of him. It's even possible to explain the lapse in updating the current Mac Pro from that point of view -- if Apple doesn't have an...
  My point was that it is "remarkable" that the same basic price structure, created in the infancy of the market, has been the sweet spot for Apple computer pricing for thirty years. There's probably a correlate to Moore's law within the sales community to that effect -- that every two years computing power needs to double at those price points in order to keep driving sales, or something like that.   The point about inflation (which I didn't make, but was implied, I...
  Okay, I misunderstood you. Thanks for simply clarifying what you meant. My apologies for bringing you into my argument, as it were.   I may or may not take the time to respond to wizard69, but in the end I mainly just wanted to predict the base price is going to go up, and the $2500 Mac Pro will be a thing of the past. Anyhow, we'll know soon enough, be it next month or later on.
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