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Comment: Re:Misinformed (Score 2) 136

This new thing isn't a phone. It's a cosmetic phone addon. If it lands as a turkey it'll be the last addon of it's type that those 1,000,000 customers buy from Apple. They all get a new phone every year or two. This is new, different, and a whim purchase. When it sucks they're not going to 'upgrade' it.

Comment: Re:Why is it even a discussion? (Score 0) 441

by Bing Tsher E (#49466857) Attached to: Republicans Introduce a Bill To Overturn Net Neutrality

I would say the choices are to regulate incompetently one way or another. Your pure driven snow bullshit just means you favor one pack of bureaucrats over another.

But it's ok I guess. The 'spoils system' guarantees that when a different partisan bunch comes in after another election, they can do whatever the new administration wants. No need for congressional oversight or review.

Somehow I get the feeling your types will be screeching sometime in the future when your dude isn't holding the pen. Whatever.

Comment: Re:Can we be sure there are no exploits? (Score 2, Funny) 209

by Bing Tsher E (#49466791) Attached to: Linux Getting Extensive x86 Assembly Code Refresh

That does not fit in with the concepts of 'abstraction' that are fashionable. No 'coder' should really need to understand the actual code the hardware runs. It's all rife with gotos and other icky things. Pointers (physical memory addresses) and stuff get revealed.

No! Mommy! Make the bad hardware go away!

Comment: Re: Hell No Hillary (Score 4, Insightful) 676

by Bing Tsher E (#49460813) Attached to: Hillary Clinton Declares 2016 Democratic Presidential Bid

Nice job there of covering for the Federal Troops.

Are you out of your fucking mind?

Clinton and his FBI weren't evil. Just really incompetent. There was little evidence for the stuff you're slandering that cult over. But it protects 'your boy' to slander them.

History will sort it all out, and if you want to be one of the dudes who bootlicked the Feds, that's fine. Speak out loudly and often and maybe your descendents can know.

Comment: Re:Hell No Hillary (Score 0) 676

by Bing Tsher E (#49460785) Attached to: Hillary Clinton Declares 2016 Democratic Presidential Bid

Well, the power dynamics of Monica would easily be classified as sexual harassment. Do corporate CEOs get to diddle the Interns? Where was the Feminist Fury over that whole matter? They really REALLY blew their credibility in that period, which is such a shame, because there are real reasons to support Feminist issues.

Comment: Re:Hell No Hillary (Score 2) 676

by Bing Tsher E (#49460767) Attached to: Hillary Clinton Declares 2016 Democratic Presidential Bid

Republicans take the same flack when they are in power. Don't you remember 'Bush Derangement Syndrome'? Or were you one of the clowns sputtering?

How about we quit pretending either side is better in that regard.

Or are you going to just play along with the game and say 'Oh, but THESE are the good ones!'

Comment: Re:Hell No Hillary (Score 1) 676

by Bing Tsher E (#49460739) Attached to: Hillary Clinton Declares 2016 Democratic Presidential Bid

How about the fact that she was in charge when a U.S. Ambassador was killed for the fist time in 30 years?

And the Ambassador that got killed was an openly gay man, and he was killed by Muslims, who didn't just kill him, they sodomized him first!

But it was nary a few days before it was time for Obama to be re-elected, so they finessed the issue away.

It's shocking what people will do to maintain political power over the rest of us.

Comment: Re:Lifestyle (Score 3, Interesting) 332

by Bing Tsher E (#49457783) Attached to: California Looks To the Sea For a Drink of Water

You say that like it's a good thing.

Do you know what the end result is of making sure you flush off all the oils and body waxes that our bodies have evolved to emit to protect our skin and organs from invasive organisms?

It's fairly similar to the process where the growth medium is 'sterilized' when you prepare petri dishes to grow cell cultures. A 'squeaky' clean body is a body 'shrieking' in terror, to put it succinctly.

Fuck you, soap and cosmetic companies. There is a balance to be arrived at, and the symbiotic organisms on and in our bodies are not our enemies, no matter how much of a profit you make by scaring people into buying your chemical products.

Comment: Re:I think we just need to get burned. (Score 5, Interesting) 332

by Bing Tsher E (#49457735) Attached to: California Looks To the Sea For a Drink of Water

Who is this 'we' and 'us' you refer to? I've been pumping excess flood water off my land all weekend. I have a 2" pump and it's working hard to keep a corner of my property dry, what with all the rain.

The county I live in used to be a huge supplier of tomatoes to the whole eastern half of the country, but now all I have around me is cornfields, presumably because of the artificial increase in corn prices that 'environmentalists' spurred with alcohol-as-a-fuel initiatives.

Whatever the political incentives there are that caused so much arid land in California to be converted to farmland (there are certainly said political factors at play- there always are) should be reviewed and removed. It doesn't make sense to grow crops in a desert if the real market forces at play would make it impossible if the water costs for farmers weren't distorted by politics.

To spot the expert, pick the one who predicts the job will take the longest and cost the most.