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Comment Re:Didn't Like Eich (Score 1) 187

To be fair, with the amount of influence corporations have on government, their CEOs are proxy policymakers. It matters a lot what their social views are because they, much more than individual citizens, determine the future of our country.

If we remove campaign "contributions" and jail politicians who accept corporate bribes, sure, let the CEOs believe whatever they want. Until then, corporations directly manipulate social policy. Thus, influencing corporate personalities via boycotts or public shaming is the only real power the average Joe has as a customer-citizen. You have more of a chance of getting a corporation to give a damn -- because you can choose whether to pay them -- vs getting the federal government to directly give a damn about you.

So elect the right CEOs, support the right companies, and they will in turn lobby on your behalf. If you don't believe me, look at how who actually steers progressive change in US politics -- it's the big tech companies, mostly left-leaning, fighting against Old Money. Citizens don't matter. Only CEOs do.

Comment Re:Some math (Score 4, Insightful) 133

That's as silly as expecting gas stations to pump the gas out of the ground and refine it right then and there as each customer pulls up. No, you just have the fuel ready to use in a big storage tank that you refill in bulk.

Similarly, in this scenario you'd just have enough spare battery packs lying around to service all your potential customers, and charge the rest when it's not so busy. It's not like there's going to be a steady line of customers every 3 minutes waiting to swap. Charge your battery banks during the day with wind and solar, and keep doing it in the dead of night when electricity prices are lower, and have them ready when customers pull in the next day.

Comment Re:4G is Losing to Wifi (Score 1) 46

I don't think you appreciate the value of that unlimited plan. There's even an aftermarket where people sell and trade old unlimited plans. And various tricks, like adding a new line and switching new phone over to your old unlimited line (for $10 a month over 2 years, plus price of the phone, which is still only like $240 to $340 or so depending on the price of your particular phone). That's what I did recently to get a new phone.

I've had a death grip on my unlimited plan and go to great lengths to keep it, and most people who care about that plan to do the same.

I don't even use more than 2-3GB/mo of data, but even then, switching to one of their new plans will cost me a lot more money for a lot less. Verizon is crazy. If they offered a reasonably-priced 2GB plan, I might actually consider switching. As it is, it's still cheaper to just buy a new phone every so often, or get one used on eBay and then activate it with Verizon.

Comment Re:media cos killed it w/compression+Bitstarvation (Score 2) 197

I learned about people like you in school! They said you could tell apart Monster Cables from coat hangers half the time, you bought both Super Audio CDs released, and your speakers are made of gold particles supersuspended in a quantum magnetic field. Is it true extinct whales sing to you in your sleep?

Comment Re:Best Wishes ! (Score 1) 322

I'd love to see a single UI that works across 4" phones and 7" tablets with gorilla glass, and 13" laptops and 10" convertibles with membrane keyboards, and 24" desktops with 101-keyboards, and 60" XBox Ones with controllers but I'm not holding my breath.

You probably shouldn't feed your Xbox so much.

Comment Gameplay (Score 2) 215

It's an Ubisoft game. Ubisoft Game: The Review tells you all you need to know:

By now weâ(TM)ve all heard of Ubisoft Game, and if you havenâ(TM)t, then youâ(TM)ve been living under a rock. Ubisoft Game is the latest in a long line of titles from Ubisoft, and with a bigger budget than ever before and no less than 75 of Ubisoftâ(TM)s 193 global studios working on it, thereâ(TM)s no doubt that this yearâ(TM)s Ubisoft Game is going to be the big one.

[snip]

Ubisoft Game is the story of Main Character, a gruff or sassy white man who is really good at parkour, killing, and killing while doing parkour. One of the most iconic features of Main Character is the way he dresses â" Main Characterâ(TM)s sense of style and flair really comes across in his tailored outfit, which makes him look distinctive and features a number of clear symbols that can be easily used in marketing and merchandising.

The game takes place in a big open world, with lots of people and maybe even animals living in it. That sounds like it should be a paradise, but itâ(TM)s not â" a Bad Thing has happened and Main Character is right in the thick of it. Or maybe heâ(TM)s the only one who can stop it? The story in Ubisoft Game is a bit uncompelling, but thatâ(TM)s okay, because thereâ(TM)s just so much to see and do.

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