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Mac Pro is Dead:
lmao that Gruber (per latest Talk Show) was developing a Macbook Battery Testing Battery with all his old computers to try to prove Consumer Reports wrong
8:33 pm — Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Dicknose:
>"It's a feature not a bug"

The new Apple.
11:25 pm — Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Dicknose:
Oh wait, it is a bug.
11:25 pm — Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Mac Pro is Dead:
https://marco.org/2017/01/10/cr-mbp-battery-update
12:14 am — Wednesday, 11 January 2017
knowitall:
marco is reaching yet again.

This is the equivalent of your app failing because you used a hidden api and that hidden api had a bug in it.

only devs disable the cache on browsers. no one else needs to.

if the idea of the review was to give prospective purchasers a view on how the machine will perform for them then the review failed. end of story.
10:49 am — Wednesday, 11 January 2017
fuckin' name:
Even devs don't disable caching, because you can't be certain that something won't be cached even if the cache is disabled (I'm looking at you, Chome). The proper way is to include timestamps or something similar in the file paths, so that they wouldn't be identical every time.
2:29 pm — Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Going Going Gone!:
favicons - problematic since safari 1.0
3:23 pm — Wednesday, 11 January 2017
fuckin' name:
>favicons - problematic since forever


fixed that for you
4:51 pm — Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Stroke! Stroke!:
The internet is a lot better at not caching stuff now than it used to be.

I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. It could be that everyone just does a no-cache header now?

It's probably due to ads, since you don't want to cache ads generally.
6:02 pm — Wednesday, 11 January 2017
’Nuff Alreddy:
obviously they disabled cache because they were browsing the same sites over and over. In theory, an actual user might go to a few different sites. In actual reality, they will keep refreshing Facebook and Daring Fireball Dot Net.
11:18 pm — Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Stroke! Stroke!:
Most people don't disable the cache...so isn't their test invalid because they're not actually doing something an end-user does?
7:08 pm — Thursday, 12 January 2017
Mac Pro is Dead:
lol, is there a Loop Insight *with Comments!* ?

> Consumer Reports is an irresponsible organization that rushed to publish its faulty MacBook Pro results before Christmas only to be caught and have to backtrack. I don’t trust a word these people say about anything.

http://www.loopinsight.com/2017/01/12/consumer-reports-now-recommends-macbook-pros/

11:06 pm — Thursday, 12 January 2017
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