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  • Commented on Service update
    I'm an American, so naturally I know more about last night's Emmys than I do about world affairs, whether I want to or not. But, like everybody else in the comments so far, I find the Scottish Independence talk fascinating...
  • Commented on The Ferguson Question
    The typo is "principals" instead of "principles"; it appears twice. Though, since you mention it, I'm American and have never heard of Peel or seen this list of principles. That probably says something. Granted, I'm not in law enforcement, and...
  • Commented on So ...
    Grats. Equoid was delightfully, memorably creepy. And congratulations to all the other winners too....
  • Commented on App store annoyances
    I stuck with KDE 3.5 for a couple of years after 4 was released. IIRC 4.2 was about the point where I finally found it usable -- which, probably not coincidentally, was about the point where you could turn off...
  • Commented on App store annoyances
    Fascinating, thanks. Lord knows when/if I'll actually have time to try it, but I appreciate the link....
  • Commented on App store annoyances
    I haven't looked into it lately but I'm not aware of any way of flashing the firmware. Could be one's cropped up since the last time I checked, though. You CAN install a Hackintosh bootloader to get around the 32-bit...
  • Commented on App store annoyances
    It's the first-gen Intel model, with the low-end graphics card. I like it for the quiet -- I recorded a few audiobooks a year and a half or so ago and would like to get back into that (though I'll...
  • Commented on App store annoyances
    App Store on the desktop: I own a 2006 Mac Pro. Its last supported OS is 10.7 Lion (due to 32-bit EFI compatibility issues). Lion does not support my monitor resolution (2560x1440). Unless you install Xcode, which comes with an...
  • Commented on Gods and genre
    Well yes, this is clearly a marketing idea first and foremost, but I don't think making a cast more diverse is a bad thing. The new female Captain Marvel and Pakistani-American Muslim Ms. Marvel have both been wildly successful and...
  • Commented on The myth of heroism
    particularly detrimental effects on the depiction of female and ethnic minority empowerment (no, seriously, click that link: Saladin Ahmed has done your homework for you and there is stuff there that you probably won't believe) Further reading: Google the phrase...
  • Commented on How I feel this morning
    I read feeds across a triple-boot, as well as on my phone and tablet. I really do need something that can sync my read/unread list across all those devices. I guess I was never huge on Google being the intermediary...
  • Commented on Understanding Reader Reviews
    I think you've hit on a couple of good points that generalize: I tend to be wary of one- and five-star reviews regardless of the product, for much the reasons you describe -- five-star reviews often come from people who've...
  • Commented on Always Look on the Bright Side of... SF
    Well, there's dark and there's dark-for-the-sake-of-dark. I have little use for the latter. I'm a superhero fan, and THERE'S a genre dominated by dark-for-the-sake-of-dark. 25 years ago people read Watchmen and decided that rape and murder and sexual dysfunction were...
  • Commented on The Importance of Being Geek
    Huh -- I had the phone thing too. (Still hate the damn things. I'm early-adopter enough that I can honestly say I've always preferred E-Mail. I didn't get a cell phone until around 2005, and didn't get a smartphone until...
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