* Posts by Jeff Fraser

10 posts • joined 6 Mar 2008

170m people 'upgrade' to Google+, but how many stick around?

Jeff Fraser

Re: And...

Valedictorian of a school that does not teach punctuation, capitalization or the definition of a run-on sentence?

Microsoft muzzles IE chief's 'native HTML' nonsense

Jeff Fraser

Mac OS

Mac OS 9 and 10 do this too - no idea how far back it goes but "Pinning" hardly seems like a new idea.

I drag links onto my desktop on a daily basis and have for years. Am I missing something?

Apple iPhone 5 to sport CRT-style screen

Jeff Fraser

And of course the Nexus copied the iPod Nano...

The old iPod Nano had curved glass back in 2008. Pretty sure this predates the Nexus.

Apple tightens screws on hardware hackers

Jeff Fraser

Sorta makes sense to me

I think Apple is protecting themselves from idiots cracking open the case, screwing up their computer, and then trying to get it repaired under warranty. Apple can say no, sure, but then they are stuck with an unhappy customer who feels ripped off. Making it harder to open makes noobs more likely to take the computer to someone who knows what they're doing.

People knowledgable enough to do their own repairs already have the appropriate tools to open up their computer, or at the very least, know where to get them.

iPhone v Pre - the celebrity smartphone deathmatch

Jeff Fraser

iPhone Calendar

Just a note... the iPhone calendar does have the ability to display a daily calendar...

iPhone apps - the 10 smartest and the 10 stupidest

Jeff Fraser

Wooo! Button

My nephew LOVES the Wooo! Button app - he is 2.

Microsoft harpoons Nokia to fine tune Zune

Jeff Fraser

Apparently Microsoft has already forgotten PlaysForSure

Hopefully everyone else has too.

Alienware Area 51 ALX CrossFireX gaming PC

Jeff Fraser

Mac Pro? Seriously?

Since when has an 8 core Xeon workstation cowered in fear of a Core 2 based gaming rig? That doesn't make even the slightest bit of sense - the Mac Pro and this abomination of good taste are intended for an entirely different market.

And Price wise - the Mac Pro starts at $2,299 US - with a 2.8 GHz 4-core Xeon. The Area 51 starts at $2,099 US with a2.66 GHz Core-2 Duo.

That's just asinine.

US allows visual inspections of nipple rings

Jeff Fraser

Something smells fishy...

I've traveled all over the world and have never set-off a metal detector. And with both a navel piercing and a pretty hefty Prince Albert, I always expected to. No matter what technique I've been scanned with I've never had an issue. This includes a lay-over in Houston (note to self - never agree to a lay-over in the US again).

They must be using some crazy high tech Gamma Ray system in Lubbock. Or they saw the piercings through her shirt and decided to be giant twats.

US.gov disappears European-owned Cuba websites

Jeff Fraser

Politics aside...

One of the best things about visiting Cuba is the complete and utter lack of Americans. This is a common view held by travelers and locals alike.

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