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Sat Sep 27

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jwiest replied to the Apple board. 2:47 PM

Re: Much Ado About Nothing??

True, Apple could add some more titanium reinforcements so that the phone would not flex no matter what. But is anyone seriously going to want to carry such a large phone in their pockets like that anyway. If they're carrying it in a way to bend [more]

Mon Sep 22

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jwiest replied to the Apple board. 3:25 PM

Re: iPhone 6 continues to dissapoint

I wonder how many people, like me, have perfectly functioning 5's and 5s's, but who, like me, are willing to wait out the initial sold-out rush while we ponder whether to buy the 6 or the 6 Plus?

Or people like me, who have a [more]

Sun Sep 21

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jwiest replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 3:46 PM

Re: Canadians get it

So it's Bush's fault?

No, the ridiculously terrible state of the nation is YOUR fault for voting for that idiot and his stupid policies. And it's still YOUR fault for voting for Republicans who block the only solutions that could fix [more]

Thu Sep 18

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jwiest replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:46 PM

Re: Calif. roadtrip: past vs present observations

Nice post, brings back lots of memories. I was born in a little town north of Visalia, spent a few summers working for my grandfather in the peach fields in the early 80s. But the last time I was there was 2004, so it's been a while.

Mon Sep 15

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jwiest replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:06 PM

Re: People Who Go In Harms Way

I wouldn't go to any predominately Muslim country, for no amount of money. In fact I don't even want to fly over one.

I avoid Teabaggerville, NRA for the same reason.

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jwiest replied to the Apple board. 11:50 AM

Re: Apple has "forced" free stuff on us be

In another thread, jwiest wrote...

You felt compelled to make a new thread for this? Sheesh, give it a rest. It's not that important. I don't agree with you, and find your belligerence odd, but I don't really care anymore.

Sun Sep 14

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jwiest replied to the Apple board. 7:26 PM

Re: Apple really screwed up!

I just don't think it's anywhere near as big a deal as the whiners say it is.

You're still missing the point.

There is a backlash against what Apple did. Its very existence means they made a mistake. They violated a perceived [more]

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jwiest replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:59 PM

Re: OT football culture rant

What I wonder is, what's behind the sudden rash in increased incidents? Was this ever an issue before? I don't recall such. So either it's always existed and they hid it better (women felt they couldn't speak out, or now there are cameras [more]

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jwiest replied to the Apple board. 1:42 PM

Re: Apple really screwed up!

You have the option of not automatically downloading items from iCloud.

Missing the point. The point is I shouldn't have to do anything special. Apple should have invited, not imposed.

I'm not whining about it, I don't [more]

Sat Sep 13

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jwiest replied to the Apple board. 12:25 PM

Re: Apple really screwed up!

The mistake Apple made here (and U2 as well, since they agreed to this) was to break the illusion of ownership. If they can giveth, then they can taketh away, or do other less savoury things. I consider the devices I bought to be mine, not theirs to [more]

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jwiest replied to the Apple board. 12:07 PM

Re: That makes me a whiner

So every time I want to listen to music I have to listen to 9 U2 songs ...

Why do you think you have to listen to those songs?

Thu Sep 11

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jwiest replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 11:23 AM

Re: Obama is Arming ISIS

Dunno whether to laugh or cry. I guess stupidity isn't an impeachable offense. It should be though.

Of course, you were cheering during the Bush years when all this happened originally...and you didn't learn from Reagan's arming of [more]

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jwiest replied to the Apple board. 10:28 AM

Re: Lots to buy

What model Pentax do you have, and do you have any lenses.

If you're not going to use it, I'm in the market.


Sorry, I doubt I'll stop using it :) I don't think the 6Plus is a replacement for a 300mm (or bigger) lens, and [more]

Wed Sep 10

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jwiest replied to the Apple board. 10:16 PM

Re: A dozen reasons the Apple Watch will fail

4) The cheapest version is $350.

Another point about this ignores Apple's excellently phased execution of the original iPhone. With new tech like this, there is always the chance that something critical will go wrong. The last thing [more]

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jwiest replied to the Apple board. 7:22 PM

Re: A dozen reasons the Apple Watch will fail

Not Edsel dud or New Coke dud, mind you, just not the big smashing hit that the press and Apple fans want it to be.

Really? "the press and Apple fans"? You've set the bar so high you're bound to be right. Not exactly an [more]

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jwiest posted to the Apple board. 9:56 AM

Lots to buy

I had planned to get the 5S to replace my 3GS, since I don't use my phone that much, but I think I want the 6Plus for the camera alone. Except for the lenses, and possibly responsiveness, it's better than my Pentax DSLR. One-shot HDR? Optical image [more]

Mon Sep 8

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jwiest replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:24 PM

Re: He needed another angel

“I keep thinking, why does God work like this?” Travis Taylor, 34, told the Daily News in an exclusive interview. “I can only think he needed another angel up there, another little hunter.”

Another little hunter? I suppose a hunter's [more]

Fri Sep 5

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:00 PM

Re: April 1975 , Last days in Vietnam

Richard Nixon was a Democrat.

Nixon was to the left of Cruz...which makes him and every other such Republican a RINO.

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jwiest replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 12:58 PM

Re: No More Affirmative Action Presidents

With many people now acting as if it is time for “a woman” to become president, apparently they have learned absolutely nothing from the disastrous results of the irresponsible self-indulgence of choosing a president of the United States on the [more]

Wed Sep 3

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jwiest replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 10:40 AM

Re: First world problems

Painful to watch. There are better ways to deal with "failure to launch" than inflicting this sort of pain. (Although I've never had a lot of sympathy for gamers...)

Actually I'm pretty sure it's a well done fake...the [more]

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