Apple's iPhone

XS & XS Max

Basically you're getting a gorgeous OLED screen, an extra camera for optical zoom, and a 4x4 MIMO for LTE. The rest of the phone is essentially identical to the XR. That isn't anything to sneer at since everything inside is improved over last year's X and the rest of the phones out there are still trying to catch up to Apple of 2017.


You get a great LCD screen but no haptic touch and just a 2x2 MIMO like in the past. You gain a neat new assortment of colors but don't most people put the phone in a case?

rufferto Fri, 09/21/2018 - 00:42

Saw this article in Business Insider. 

I switch between iPhone and Android whenever I want without losing anything — here's the very simple way I do it 

The title should really be something like "I switch between iPhone and Android whenever I want because Google owns me - here's a simpleton's way to do it"

rufferto Mon, 07/02/2018 - 22:07
Just the facts

In the war between good and evil the side of good only has one weapon - the truth. When you attack the lies you step onto evil's battlefield where it changes the rules (which are also lies) and therefore always wins. For good to win it must ignore the lies which describe things that do not exist and instead state the truth of the thing.

rufferto Fri, 06/29/2018 - 14:49
Defining Terms

People are getting confused (and being confused by rhetoric) between the law and morality, which are concerned with actions, and free speech which is concerned with ideas.

rufferto Tue, 06/26/2018 - 00:15
Migrating is tedious

Six decades old now.

Decided to migrate everything to Drupal 8 as part of my new keep-busy keep-up-to-date plan. Since all the news is fake these days I think it may be time for me to get back into the blogging business and write something.

I also plan to attach at least once feed from this website to my and probably may eventually delete a lot of my other social media links to focus on having one presence online.

rufferto Thu, 05/03/2018 - 02:11
The Swamp

It's been almost ten days since the disaster called Election 2016 and the media has been struggling to come up with a narrative they can use to try and keep themselves relevant. The mainstream has to figure out a way to sell "what has happened" to the public. People are already talking about boycotts. Clearly demonstrations and riots are bad for business unless you sell placards or riot gear. And people who still have money in this country want to know how their funds will perform well this Christmas and New Year.

rufferto Thu, 11/17/2016 - 03:12
No We Can't*

No one trusts the government anymore. And people feel that government only works for a few, the 1%. This is not just something happening here in the U.S. (although I am writing this the day after Trump was elected). No, this is a world wide condition. If you are living in the first world you probably dislike your government and feel it works for only a few. If you are living anywhere else you probably hate your government and/or the government of the United States. You might even feel threatened by your government. You might feel threatened by somebody else's government.

rufferto Wed, 11/09/2016 - 03:14

Playing Catchup

The media is already churning out the same old spin about Apple. Over at CNET we see that apparently Apple is playing catch up. When it comes to the iPhone "the company hasn't dramatically changed the device's basic design and functionality over the years." It really makes me wonder if these writers really are masochistic and enjoy being wrong all the time. And how do they keep their jobs? Or maybe they have done their job by creating "click bait" that attracted me and others.

iPhone 5 Predictions (And Reality)

Just thought I'd record my predictions for the iPhone 5 before it is announced and see how close I can get. Essentially a lot of this is already known from leaked parts. I'm under NDA regarding iOS 6 but I might guess at features that I have not seen. I've updated this with comments about what actually was announced.

rufferto Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:48