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  • Heavy Apple Vision Pro leads Apple to lighten future headsets

    Listen. This shouldn’t be a problem. For 10 years we’ve all been hunched over our phones straining our trapezius, splenius, and rhomboid muscles. We should be strong now. This shouldn’t be a problem. 
    Yeah, sitting hunched over texting really builds up muscles!
    Said no one ever.
  • 'Masters of the Air' WWII miniseries set to debut on Apple TV+ in January

    Spitbath said:
    Looks great!  BoB is a favorite of mine, and it probably was in some part due to the actors — so I hope they found comparable actors for this series.

    I don’t understand why Apple doesn’t go more into dramatizations of historic events.  So much has happened in history, and picking any singular event would be more entertaining than most of the fiction that they churn out (and more educational).
    • WeCrashed
    • Black Bird
    • Five Days At Memorial
    • Napoleon
    • The Big Cigar
    • Chief of War
    • Franklin
    • The New Look
    • Ferrari

    Five Days at Memorial was one of the most wrenching dramatizations depicting real events during my lifetime that I've seen. Seeing corporations and governments trying to find a scapegoat for their failures is so disheartening, not just because of the betrayal, but because it happens over and over. And over and over… Hell, Both US Airways and the NTSB tried to blame Chesley Sullenberger for landing his plane in the Hudson and saving the lives of everyone on board, instead of crashing it into a building and killing hundreds or maybe thousands. My own military blamed college students for losing the Vietnam War, instead of praising them for bringing about the end of our involvement in a decade of military and federal insanity.
  • Secret Service and government agencies illegally used smartphone location data

    hodar said:
    If I am accused of breaking the law, I expect that I will have my day in court.  I will have my chance to plead my case; then I will be either found innocent, or will face the consequences.

    Why any agency (Fed, State, County or City) is exempted from this very basic idea, escapes me.  Without consequences, there is zero reason they won't continue, or further encroach on our freedoms, privacy and basic rights.
    One nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all (old white men with money).
  • Secret Service and government agencies illegally used smartphone location data

    In the words of the late great philosopher:

  • 'Masters of the Air' WWII miniseries set to debut on Apple TV+ in January

    I sincerely hope the new series will account for the failure strategic bombing plan promulgated by the USAAF during the 20’s and 30’s. That doesn't take anything away from the bravery of the USAAF personnel who tried to make it work. Given the realities of existing technology at the time and a lack of complete understand of the jet streams at high altitude, the concept was always doomed to failure, as the RAF found out in 1939. The series looks fantastic to this amateur aviation historian. From the period-correct clothing to the B-17F with the modified nose ‘50’s (a stop-gap to defend against the nose-attacks by the Luftwaffe — later 17’s had the Bendix chin turret installed to do the same thing. Looks like another winner!
    Thanks for the lesson: We learn more from our failures than our successes. And it was the B-17 that led to the development of the B-29 Superfortress that ended the war in the Pacific, and the B-52 Stratofortress, and those were not failures. My father was in the AAF during WWII (and my mother was in the WACs at the Pentagon, where he met her), and then stayed with the Air Force until 1960. In his footsteps, I joined the AF in 1971 and my brother followed in 1980, and stayed 20 years.

    I hope the new series will serve the US Army Airforces with the respect and merit they deserve.