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Comment: Re:Feinstein as usual (Score 2) 164 164

Being a dick isn't against the law.

Assholes and Dicks always skirt around the edges. Yelling at the top of your lungs, hate filled slogans laced with profanity shouldn't be against the law. On the other hand, punching that asshole in the face also shouldn't be against the law ;)

Comment: Re:I want my division by zero errors to be errors (Score 1) 1064 1064

Sanity check before averaging. If the number of items in a set to be averaged = 0 then don't run that code as it is useless.

I prefer preemptive sanity checks before processing to avoid errors in the first place. You check for 0 BEFORE you divide, as it usually points to some other problem (besides math), in the case above, a null set.

Comment: Re:Infinity (Score 1) 1064 1064

I actually recall someone bemoaning that it is undefined, and thus causing confusion. The proposal, was to create a definition, a symobol/word, to describe a result that is x/0, and leave it at that. Because it does have meaning, we just haven't quite figured out how to wrap it up nice and neat.

MY example is (1+(x/0))*2 is what? Does the fact that x/0 mean that it is not solvable? We have other terms for other numbers that seem impossible. SQRT(-1)

Comment: Re:This was always going to happen (Score 1) 288 288

However the entire abanding of the social safety net is something that only very stupid civilizations do.

All or nothing right? Black or White? No Shades of grey ever.

Government mandating, and then extracting, and then deciding who is worthy of a "social net" has bankrupted more lives than it has saved. There is no way a BIG FAT government can decide if a person is deserving, so they do mass selections that include people that are not, while at the same time exclude others that are.

So the path of Social Services is a slowly spiraling death trap of destruction of willpower into dependance.

Broadcast is a great example of something that has lived past its industrial age lifetime. I rarely get my news from MSM/MassMedia. The internet has broken broadcast, Disney, TWC/Comcast etc are ALL in serious trouble if they continue to fight for maintaining the status quo.

Monster Cable DOES offer perceived value, and to be honest, it does offer a standard quality product (over priced). Having ordered cheap knockoff crap cables, that do not work, is not a value proposition. There is something to be said for "trust".

Very few cables are worth the money they are set at

This is probably true. I used to sell computers back in the day (early 90s) and I made more money (commission) on a $14.99 Cable than I did on the $500 printer it was attached to. Profit on those cables, $14.49, the printer, $4-5. People shop for value on expensive items, but pay no attention to the $14.50 markup on a $14.99 cable. You make money where you can.

Comment: Re:This was always going to happen (Score 4, Interesting) 288 288

Typical Anti Ayn Rand rant.

The problem isn't Ayn Rand's viewpoint, it is that reality is skewed by Corporations creating laws to benefit themselves. Thus proving that Government should not be involved in economics, since the moment it is, it is corrupted by its own involvement.

In this case, government protection racket (dressed up as IP law) has created a case where nobody knows anything. I would suggest that Any Rand would say that the three (two now) companies should sue themselves into mutually assured destruction over IP rights that are tenuous at best, letting better, more agile companies to come in and save the customers.

As far as I can see, Apple, Beats and Monster are three of a kind over priced status symbols. let them market themselves that way. And all the Sheeple will come and pay way too much for crappy products. The smart people will pay less for better products.

Comment: Re:I do not consent (Score 0, Flamebait) 851 851

a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.

Nope, we know the definitions. The fact that Socialism has and indeed almost requires and uses the "authoritarian" model to coerce people is not lost on us. Tell me, by what means is it not allowable to sell 64OZ soda's in NYC?

My guess, you'll use some euphemism for "authority" (law, regulation, dictate, code ... etc.) to describe this mechanism.

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