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  Don't be absurd.  The majority of the people don't vote either on facts or on issues as a whole because few people take the time to really understand the issues.   How many people still read a news-paper or news weekly?      That's why you have voters screaming at town-halls that they don't want a government-controlled health care system yet also scream, "keep your hands off my Medicare".     It's why half the country is convinced that you can fight two wars, reduce...
  I disagree.   The issue is not whether voting for the lesser of evils results in the changes we need.   What matters is whether voting for the better of two evils makes any difference, not whether they accomplish the ideal.  No one will ever accomplish the ideal in our system of government.   I believe voting for the lesser of evils most certainly does make a difference.    Back in 1968, the left did not want to vote for Hubert Humphrey because he refused to publicly...
  There are 18 models of the current iPad in the U.S. alone: 64GB: Black or White, Verizon or ATT (4) 32GB: Black or White, Verizon or ATT (4) 16GB: Black or White, Verizon or ATT (4) 64GB WiFi: Black or White (2) 32GB WiFi: Black or White (2) 16GB WiFi: Black or White (2)   I suspect there will be 22 models in the U.S., because they're also supposedly supporting 8GB in this new size.     And if 8GB is going to frustrate the hell out of people because most of the space is...
  Don't worry -- Apple is well on their way to making future laptops impossible to upgrade.    I expect them to do the same thing to the next iMac.    And they'll probably remove the DVD/CD-ROM drive there as well even though there is absolutely no reason to do so and plenty of reasons not to.   Apple's decided we should only use iTunes.   
I develop rights management systems and the reason why companies use it is exactly to avoid situations like this one. At one company I consulted at (after the fact) they had the rights to publish a children's novel. Someone got the idea to create a coloring book. They didn't have the rights to do that. I don't know whether they settled or whether there was a lawsuit, but it cost them $ millions. If you use someone else's asset without a license, you get sued. If...
I'm sure there's a bar code that gets scanned when you enter a facility (same as when you download and print your own tickets).  Once scanned, no one else gets admission with the same bar code.   I haven't tried the app yet and some people seem to have UI concerns, but the general idea is a good one, especially if you attend events (or fly) often.  I hate having to print out tickets/boarding passes, etc.   If they're just downloaded to the iPhone, that's a big advantage,...
Haven't read all the posts, but even with Obama's poor performance in the first debate, he's still going to win, assuming he wins Florida.      My analysis says that Obama will get 304 electoral votes, well above the 270 he needs to win even if every toss-up state goes to Romney.  Electoral-Vote.com claims Obama will get 319, but I'm not convinced of that yet.      Here's my analysis.  Feel free to poke holes: States with 18 or more electoral votes (CA, TX, FL,...
While I've never used one, this phone actually does look like a nicely designed phone.    The spot is mildly interesting EXCEPT: - half of it is stolen from the "1984" commercial - the other half is stolen from "Yellow Submarine" - when they pour the yellow over the phone to give it color, it gives the impression that you must do something to the Nokia to give it color.  It implies you're putting a color case on it, which obviously, you can also do with the...
  While I think your sentiment is true, I think there are some aspects of Jobs that were negative and this story about the floor is but one typical example.    While we don't know all the details and there are obviously types of (even) white floors that won't scuff, he insisted upon a white floor, probably because it fit into his concept of Zen design, regardless of the ramifications of such practical aspects as cleaning.    While I respect Jobs' insistence that even the...
  Well..it depends.    The summer I graduated high school, I worked 75 hours a week + I had 15 hours of traveling time for a total of 90 hours per week (6 days per week).   When I was an executive at a database publishing company, I worked a minimum of 60 hours a week (8am to 8pm each day) when I wasn't traveling and (obviously) more than that when I did.    And many students who are in school full time work another 20 hours per week outside of the classroom.       Now I...
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