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Comment: Re:But why? (Score 0) 239

by roman_mir (#49568557) Attached to: How To Increase the Number of Female Engineers

If it is a higher percentage you are after may I suggest a simple and quick solution to this 'problem'? Just shoot most men engineers, enough to get to 50/50 men to women ratio. You will have to keep shooting to keep the ratio at the same level though but at least it would actually get you to the place you are aiming at.

Comment: Re:well then it's a bad contract (Score 1) 293

by roman_mir (#49564289) Attached to: ESPN Sues Verizon To Stop New Sports-Free TV Bundles

They get their product sold to people who don't want it.

- Ok, I disagree, I am a person "who doesn't want it" and I am not buying it.

I also disagree with all the ACs posting comments, saying how I am irrelevant since I am not the target audience since I stopped watching TV a while back. That's also incorrect, anybody is a target audience, the question is are you selling something that people are willing to buy or not? If you are not selling a product I am interested in, then you are preventing me from being target audience.

Comment: Re:well then it's a bad contract (Score 1) 293

by roman_mir (#49564163) Attached to: ESPN Sues Verizon To Stop New Sports-Free TV Bundles

Well, aren't you a swell troll? In my comment I am talking about myself (such pronouns as 'I' and 'My' and a clear lack of 'you' and 'your' should have made it clear, but obviously not for trolls) and not about you, so get your head out of your ass (now you see, I used 'you' and 'your' there, that is a call to action) and go troll somebody else.

Comment: Re:well then it's a bad contract (Score 1) 293

by roman_mir (#49563345) Attached to: ESPN Sues Verizon To Stop New Sports-Free TV Bundles

My phone is unlocked, I use it in many different countries, it runs exactly what I allow it to and at the end I need it to talk to people.

I don't need a TV, it's an optional entertainment channel, it's not the primary one, so I don't see how it is the same thing at all. If I had to use the TV to talk to people and had no choice but to pay for some idiotic football game I would never watch and have 0 interest in, that would be one thing, but I don't have to use my TV to talk to people! I use a phone to do it and I have many choices in phones, carriers, services I buy and programs I run.

Comment: Re:well then it's a bad contract (Score 3, Interesting) 293

by roman_mir (#49563275) Attached to: ESPN Sues Verizon To Stop New Sports-Free TV Bundles

Wrong, maybe I would subscribe and watch TV if and only if it was something I found entertaining, convenient and at a correct price.

Give me a service I want to buy and then I can be a customer again, but I voted with my money, so don't you fucking tell me what I can and cannot say.

Comment: well then it's a bad contract (Score 4, Insightful) 293

by roman_mir (#49562651) Attached to: ESPN Sues Verizon To Stop New Sports-Free TV Bundles

If Verizon is in fact breaking a contract it has with ESPN then all I can say is that it is a horrible contract.

I don't watch TV, haven't for more years than I can remember, I don't care for commercials and I don't care for the content. I have 0 (zero) interest in watching any sports on TV whatsoever, never had any interest in watching sports, never will have any interest in watching sports.

Just saying, forcing somebody like me to sign up for a service that provides sports information as part of the package is a 100% way to have me avoid that service.

Comment: Re:Regulation is the enemy of free markets. (Score 1) 54

You needn't continue, you should listen.

Government regulations are the opposite of free markets, free means free of government regulations. Free markets do not go haywire due to lack of government regulations, market did go haywire due to government regulations. Housing market, equity market, now bond market and money markets are all haywire and they are all haywire due to government regulations.

Governments regulate interest rates by ensuring that the so called 'reserve banks' (which have no reserves but only debt actually) control interest rates and create fake money, which is what destroys actual free market.

Fake, government regulated fiat and interest rates destroy free market operations and cause them to go haywire, which is what has been happening for over 100 years now, the Great Depression was due to the Feds creating fake money, the 1971 stagflation was government destroying the very principle of reserve and going full fledged retard with money being nothing at all but paper.

The entire USA and most of the rest of Western economy is a rude facade, there is no production behind it and only inflation creating one bubble after another, each new one having to be ever bigger than the previous one to continue the pretence that there is an actual economy, while the reality is that without production there is no economy and without real money there is no production and the real money is outlawed by the government.

The actual people responsible for the 2008, for the late 1990s, for 1970s, for 1930s and all the crap in between are in power, they are dictating the rules, the so called 'professors' propaganda pushers like Krugman are doing what they are trained and paid to do to help the government to stay in power and the useful idiots like the masses who buy into this crap are the ones who eventually pay with destruction of their economies and standards of living.

FDIC shouldn't exist. FDA shouldn't exist. Federal reserve bank shouldn't exist or at the minimum should HAVE RESERVES and should NOT be allowed to print paper money and manipulate interest rates.

Government should not be allowed to meddle with money or with business and specifically with individual rights of people and you are talking about 'free market going haywire'! Ha!

Comment: Re:Meh. (Score 0) 75

by roman_mir (#49500645) Attached to: Rocket Lab Unveils "Electric" Rocket Engine

Ah, fucking hell, almost nothing new is new but if they can put satellites up at 6.6 million dollars a pop that is certainly new.

How many people come up with their own products that are really built from nothing into something that others want to use? The answer is: not many. Anybody who is able to start a company and bring a product up and succeed in all of this without losing their sanity, health, all the money and family in this world is a fucking hero as far as I am concerned.

Comment: Re:Still vapor (Score 1) 104

by roman_mir (#49483303) Attached to: The Crazy-Tiny Next Generation of Computers

How about medical applications? 1mm^3 is actually small enough to be put in a pill and go through your digestive system. Cover it in some glass coating to avoid acid from melting it, swallow a bunch over a number of time intervals, have sensors on the surface that measure whatever can be measured and you may have some interesting results. It is still too big to be injected into your blood stream, need to shrink it another 10-100 times to do that I guess, but it is an interesting way to develop computing by combining it further with the medical field. You can actually embed 1mm^3 computers into your bones and other tissue and not even feel them probably, while they are sending their data to your phone and to your physician.

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