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Is the Constitution on life support?

After sitting back and allowing the dust to settle in the Duck Dynasty vs gay individuals, I think it’s time for me to try and straighten out my thoughts on the matter. Why is it that a person offers a personal opinion on a question posed by a magazine (that knew the answer to said question going in), and the world has a melt down. At no time during the interview did Phil Roberson, did he advocate violence or hate toward homosexuals. (or anyone else for that matter) but the media lit up making Phil out to be a hateful homophobe. This is one of the things that I don;t understand. The media will defend any muslim country that has not only mentioned killing homosexuals but advocated stoning and hanging them. Where is the liberal media now? While it is cool to attack an American  with an opinion, it is sad. The constitution affords you the right to speak your mind.
It has gotten to the point in this country that you can have an opinion, as long as it is the same as everyone else’s. That is…

To MacPro or not to MacPro, that is the question

Apple has finally released the long awaited MacPro. Based on the specifications, this machine is, for lack of a better word, monstrous. The introductory model starts with a 3.7GHz quad-core processor, 12GB of Ram, 256GB of flash storage, and dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM each.This is a great system, that starts out at $2999.00. It is roughly the size of a roll of paper towels. For the normal and even most power users, I would recommend that you pass on it. I know you are shocked. Where I have always been the Apple Fanboy, telling anyone that will listen to run out and but the new shiny Apple device. This is not that case. This machine has some of the best specifications I have found for any single device. That being said, for the normal user, the MacPro is a gross overkill. For a normal user that is using their Mac to edit pictures or iMovie, to Aperture or Final Cut Pro X. Pretty much any of the newer devices can   perform all of the functions that you are looking…

Back to the future

With 2013 behind us, we turn our focus to the future of Apple products. Any Apple enthusiast knows that 2014 will hold new Macs, iPods, iPhones, and iPads. That is expected every year. No one needs to be told that these products are going to be released, but what I want to talk about is rumors. With the amount of secrecy that Apple is known for, rumor mongering is almost a sport. Normally I take no stock in Apple rumors, however since this is the first post of 2014 I wanted to take a stab at my own rumor mongering.
Apple TV’s - Not the normal Apple TV hockey puck sized device that Apple is selling but an actual Television. After Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs the rumor was started that Steve said that the had finally figured out how to do a TV. Since that time the world has been waiting to see what sort of vision the ultimate visionary had. The problem I see with that is while Steve was a visionary, he wasn’t that technical, so while he may have come up with a really cool i…