The iPhone 7’s jack problem: Proof Apple cares more about their walled garden than their customers

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Look, the obvious problem with the iPhone 7 is the missing headphone jack.  The industry simply isn’t ready to ditch it as there isn’t a good replacement for it yet.  But that’s not the only thing that ticks me off about the new iPhone. Here’s a list: No fast charging What appears to be a only modest boost in battery life …

QThe iPhone 7’s jack problem: Proof Apple cares more about their walled garden than their customers

It’s good to be a nerd: Recurring series coming soon!

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I am, if you hadn’t noticed, a self-proclaimed nerd. Actually, that’s not entirely accurate because others have also proclaimed my nerdiness to the world. Given the overwhelming evidence, and the corroboration of my peers, friends, and family, I think it’s reasonable to say that the moniker fits. Being a nerd can give one a unique perspective on a lot of …

QIt’s good to be a nerd: Recurring series coming soon!

Critics need to ease up on Adam Sandler and Pixels (movie review)

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First off, it’s been a while! Life has been hectic, but I’m making a renewed effort to keep my blog up to date. I’m sure someone out there missed me. Now that that’s out of the way, let me be clear up front: Pixels, Adam Sandler’s new movie about extraterrestrials that find and interpret the messages found in a space …

QCritics need to ease up on Adam Sandler and Pixels (movie review)

We’ll miss you, Terry Pratchett

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  As most of you have probably heard, Sir Terry Pratchett (an author whose works I dearly loved) passed away yesterday, March 12th, 2015.  He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2007, and managed to fight it, while continuing to write best sellers.  He called it his “embuggeration.” I greatly admired Sir Terry Pratchett (yes, he was knighted) not just …

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Weird Al joins autistic children for an awesome rendition of “Yoda”

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If you were looking for yet another reason to justify Weird Al Yankovic’s awesomeness, look no further. On Comedy Central’s A Night of too Many Stars, he got up on stage to sing Yoda with Jodi DiPiazza and the Actionplay Chorus. The kids, all diagnosed with autism, did a flat-out awesome job, and obviously had a blast up on stage. …

QWeird Al joins autistic children for an awesome rendition of “Yoda”

No, it’s not an iPad, but is that a bad thing? (Nexus 9 review)

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The Nexus 9 is taking a lot of heat in reviews around the web. The most common complaints are that the build quality isn’t great, and the battery life is less than ideal. I’ve been using a Nexus 9 as my primary tablet for the past week or so, and I’m going to attempt to give you the most objective …

QNo, it’s not an iPad, but is that a bad thing? (Nexus 9 review)

FCC generates a lot of hate over Net Neutrality

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The FCC seems to have ticked off a whole lot of people (don’t worry, the hate is well deserved).  See, Tom Wheeler, and his buddies created a proposal that would basically create a “fast lane” for services that are willing to pay extra fees to ISPs for the privilege. What the hell does that mean, you ask?  Great question!  Basically, …

QFCC generates a lot of hate over Net Neutrality

Let’s fight for true gender equality, shall we?

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I’m going to attempt to write this blog post without sounding like a misogynistic pig, so please attempt to keep an open mind.  To that end, I’ll start off by saying that I’m a firm believer in gender equality. Men and women should have equal rights, and I have never understood how there has ever been debate on this issue.  …

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88% Awesome (maybe more): Guardians of the Galaxy review

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There’s a line in the movie where Star Lord claims to have 12% of a plan. After watching the movie, I realize now why he only bothered with 12%. The other 88% of him was filled with awesome, so there was never any need to worry. You know what, I’d give The Guardians of the Galaxy at least a 95% awesome …

Q88% Awesome (maybe more): Guardians of the Galaxy review