“I understand as I do the same things with my laptop. Also watching Netflix while cooking or cleaning can really help pass the time :)”
Gudrun on Apr 6, 2011 at 12:31:26
“I can't get a bright screen with my laptop unless it is plugged in. That makes it less portable around the house. It is hot, and I just don't use it much when I'm away from my computer. Laptops still have a definite use, for sure, but I'm enjoying the iPad very much. Away from home, my phone gives me pretty much everything I want.”
“I would say Android users bash because they are more tech savvy and expect more from their devices.”
joebloggs724 on Apr 6, 2011 at 13:34:20
“Android users may tend to be more tech savvy and expect more TECHNICAL stuff from their devices. Apple users tend to not be geeks and just want their devices to work without having to mess around under the hood. Google staked out the "it's open and you can mess with it" market, and Apple staked out the "it just works" market.”
“I agree a price drop would definitely help them. I'm not particularly convinced that tablets are the future either. I just don't want one. My blackberry does everything I need while mobile and my laptop and desktop do the rest. I also have no desire to carry an extra device around that I would need some kind of bag or backpack for.”
Gudrun on Apr 6, 2011 at 12:14:08
“I've had the iPad1 for about a month and like it a lot for reading in the house, away from my computer, reading the Economist, using in the kitchen for recipes, watching videos. I don't think I will be taking it out of the house very often.”
“I think Xoom can still pull it out. They just don't have the fan following Apple does and every media source will tell the consumer that Apple is the best. Hard to win in a market like that even with an excellent device.”
Chris2201990 on Apr 6, 2011 at 12:10:44
“I don't think android users are like Apple users. They buy a product because they need one. They like the features. Apple users are like a cult. They buy what ever it is, even if they don't need it. Something goes wrong they still say its the best thing ever, but when the same thing happens to android they bash it.”
“I really don't see the need for cloud storage for the average person. Flash memory is becoming increasingly smaller and cheaper. Any decent device has wireless connectivity or at the very least wired. Playing music from memory is less taxing on battery life as well compared to streaming, not to mention no data usage is involved.”
“You forgot to mention that due to the law the automatic weapon must be manufactured pre May of 1986. These guns are rare and very, very expensive. Actually a legal automatic is the next best investment to a house or land.
I legally own a suppressor with class 3 paperwork and stamp. No one planning on committing a crime would go through it all plus wait the 4 - 6 months it takes the ATF to push the papers though.
This is why all machine guns used in gang violence are illegal weapons, either black market purchases or semi-auto firearms modified for full auto is a basement or garage.”
“Automatic weapons are almost impossible to own legally in the US. The federal government has heavy regulations in place and there have been no shooting caused by a legally owned automatic weapon after the laws were put in place. Your comment has no logic sir.”
maninal2 on Apr 5, 2011 at 08:15:17
“It's not as difficult as you contend.
If you only want to own a machinegun, suppressor or other NFA device there's still no license (at least at the federal level.) You pay a one-time tax of $200 for each NFA device (except for a AOW, which is $5.) You'd fill out a Form 4 in duplicate, two sets of fingerprint cards, and one Form 5320.20/Certificate of Compliance. Send those, plus your check to pay the tax, to the BATF.”
I love my company Dell Latitude laptop. It is all aluminum, light weight, has great battery life, and more that enough power under the hood to do everything I need of it plus a little gaming on the side. I hardly call that horrendous.
This is a ridiculous statement that he made however. Bashing on competitors is low.”
“Agreed. For instance I and many Republicans I know, see the Democrat's stance on abortion as a way out of a pregnancy due, in part to most Democrats view on sexual promiscuity. One issue can beget another.”
“I am a Republican so I don't necessarily want that but do agree with your statement.
It is refreshing to find someone that shares similar values on HP as it seems the greater number here wouldn't agree with us.”
emncaity on Mar 23, 2011 at 02:34:12
“In my experience, the greater number here certainly does not agree. Every time I (or any other non-Republican) posts something here advocating any sort of sexual self-restraint at all, you won't get very many minutes beyond that before the accusations of "puritan" and "sex-hater" and all that start rolling in. Democrats are making a huge mistake by not taking some sort of stance about this as a party, rather than allowing the party to take on this faint odor of amorality and irresponsibility. I really believe more voters would come our way on specific issue after specific issue, if they thought they could trust their kids with us in a more general sense.”
“I don't recall the OS for sure. I just remember we had some very large gray machines that did it and then the small units you could get in an array of colors. Both styles had the same OS and were quite buggy. Going though High School with those machines essentially ruined Apple computers for me.”
“The older Macintosh OS' would announce "it's not my fault" when ever the computer had an error. This ingrained in peoples minds that the computer was not at fault but that it was the operator. Apples advertising at its finest.”
solid on Mar 18, 2011 at 14:13:07
“Must have been way before OS 7, I never remember any of that nonsense.”
“I worked with seven all the way up to ten and I recall everything before ten telling me "its not my fault" at least once a day. I also just found Win 98 more user friendly and it had the compatibility I liked.”
solid on Mar 18, 2011 at 13:54:01
“I don't know what you mean by the "it's not my fault stuff". Mac OS 7-9 had their shortcomings as I mentioned, but they were not failures.”