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  1. You do realize the storage capacity is the same. The difference is in the way it is being reported. Hard Drive Manufacturers have for along time reported sizes as decimal, because it makes the drive look bigger than it is. For example you could take the same HD and get the following. 500GB Decimal or 465.66GB Binary (The true size). The Decimal system was used to make drive look larger than they are.I understand the issue completely, I'm saying the practice is stupid (because the user has to convert the number on the box to a meaningful number), and that it will never change (because no company wants to be the one advertising smaller numbers).
  2. I would load up an SD card with movies if there was a slot on an iPad but I think it's fair to say connecting a portable hard drive to a tablet computer would be pretty silly. On second thought, they could make an extra long cord for the drive and sell stylish pouches to hold the drive on your belt while tablet computing. This is The Future guys!
  3. Another good list:goodposting:Elf and Christmas Vacation are the only movies we go back to every single year.
  4. Yeah, the decimal / binary thing has been there forever. It's stupid but it will never change because nobody wants to be the one company advertising smaller sizes. Anyways, it is interesting that a 32 GB surface has roughly the same amount of storage available to the end user as a 16 GB iPad.
  5. Whatever the merits of RT may be, 12 GB is an absolutely massive footprint for a mobile OS.
  6. Ordered an NEX-5R over the weekend, it will be my first foray into interchangable lenses and full manual controls. Considered DSLRs on and off for a number of years but never pulled the trigger because I was sure I'd never take it anywhere. Any NEX Guys in here?
  7. I think the thing that scares me the most is giving $15K to 18 year olds.
  8. probably, and you would have a good time doing it. I'd bet after a year of living a life exactly equivalent to the bottom rung of society, you would get bored and maybe a little ambitious and you might want to do better for yourself.I don't know, man. Have you seen what video games are like these days? Is $15K a year enough to split rent with someone on a hole in the wall apartment, food, Internet, and a MMORPG subscription?
  9. Can you elaborate? bostonfred, enlightening thoughts again. Seriously. Good stuff. I never thought about this from the angle of a person not contributing to the tax pool, just living off of their parents inheritance, etc.Two points though.1) Should a child not be allowed to live off of that income tax-free because their parents payed a correspondingly high amount in taxes when they initially earned the money? It seems like if you are punishing the child for not providing value to society, you should also reward someone for providing a disproportionally larger value to society, instead of taxing them more.2) I think one of my issues with this is that it provides a diminishing marginal return on success. Make more money, work harder, pay more taxes. If you start to overtax the super-successful via taxes while they're alive, and taxes that hinder their wishes when they die, there is less motivation to be super-successful. At some point, you lose the motivation to succeed. Darwinism dies off. People become OK with being just "OK." That's not how great things happen. What people often fail to realize, in my opinion, when pointing fingers at the rich, is that the success of the rich generates tons of income for others, beyond the paycheck that the guy at the top gets. Nobody would have a job were it not for the guy at the top who started the company to begin with, but that's never figured into their perceived obligation to society.Great post.
  10. According to Wikipedia this was Hayek's practical hangup with the idea."It is obvious that for a long time to come it will be wholly impossible to secure an adequate and uniform minimum standard for all human beings everywhere, or at least that the wealthier countries would not be content to secure for their citizens no higher standards than can be secured for all men. But to confine to the citizens of particular countries provisions for a minimum standard higher than that universally applied makes it a privilege and necessitates certain limitations on the free movement of men across frontiers... we must face the fact that we here encounter a limit to the universal application of those liberal principles of policy which the existing facts of the present world make unavoidable."
  11. It is not true push. The notification that you have new email is push. But the new emails are not pushed to the app. If you want true push, you need to use the built-in Mail app and configure your gmail account as a Microsoft Exchange account. I am curious what features you are missing that you're willing to put up with the Gmail app for. For the calendar alerts, if I understand your question correctly, the answer is no. For example, you have an appointment at 2:30, and you set it up to remind you 30 minutes before. So the alert pops up at 2:00. There isn't a quick way to tell it, for example, to pop up again in 10 minutes. However, for a given event in the calendar you can set multiple alerts. For things I want to be sure to remember I usually set an alert 1 day in advance and 30-60 min in advance depending on how much lead time I need.So, when the alert pops up, you can swipe it, and it will take you to the event. From there you can hit edit, and add an alert (e.g., 5 minutes before event). Probably not as simple as you wanted but it's better than nothing I suppose.Thx. As far as what features I'm missing from gmail as exchange:1. Ability to reply from multiple addresses. I have 3 different email addresses linked to my gmail account2. Automatic tagging. I use a lot of gmail filters and the exchange didn't apply the tags appropriately and automatically archive them by simply pressing archive. The gmail app allows thisOn 1, you can definitely change which email address you are sending from in the email composition screen of the default Mail app. If you have more than one address configured, there is a "From" field which you can tap to set the address.For tagging, yeah, that is not there. I have been using Sparrow, which supports tagging, and is really fantastic except that it's on-demand pull only. This is fine for me as I don't get anything time critical via email, so I just check my email a few times a day. But obviously that doesn't work for everyone. Hoping we will see the fruit of Google's acquisition of Sparrow soon, but I'm worried they will keep the goodies on Android.
  12. My company appears to be removing some of the gold plating from our health care.
  13. We order from Counter Culture Coffee a few times a year as a treat and we really like it. Not cheap though. We've been happy with various Caribou blends as a middle ground, and when we want to go on the cheap we get Trader Joe's. Used to use the French press a lot, recently got an Aeropress and it's pretty much all we use now.
  14. It is not true push. The notification that you have new email is push. But the new emails are not pushed to the app. If you want true push, you need to use the built-in Mail app and configure your gmail account as a Microsoft Exchange account. I am curious what features you are missing that you're willing to put up with the Gmail app for. For the calendar alerts, if I understand your question correctly, the answer is no. For example, you have an appointment at 2:30, and you set it up to remind you 30 minutes before. So the alert pops up at 2:00. There isn't a quick way to tell it, for example, to pop up again in 10 minutes. However, for a given event in the calendar you can set multiple alerts. For things I want to be sure to remember I usually set an alert 1 day in advance and 30-60 min in advance depending on how much lead time I need.So, when the alert pops up, you can swipe it, and it will take you to the event. From there you can hit edit, and add an alert (e.g., 5 minutes before event). Probably not as simple as you wanted but it's better than nothing I suppose.
  15. It is something of an annoying shortcoming that the iPhone can't be used as general-prupose removable storage. But why can't you just send the pictures to your work email? If for some reason you have to transfer the files by copying them from one computer, to an intermediate device, then onto the next computer, you'll probably be a lot happier just buying a $5 flash drive, than trying to jailbreak your phone.