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Comment Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 357 357

Yeah, because Coke and Pepsi really need to advertise, and Budweiser always sells more beer because they advertise.

Look, you can keep trying to say that because people spend money on it, it must still be working, however, smarter people than I have run scientific studies showing that advertising just doesn't work as well as was thought previously. Try it yourself if you like, buy an advertisement for something and see how much interest you get. Digital media has shown the advertisers that ads just don't work. The clickthrough on advertisements in digital media is abismal. It is widely considered now that the traditional media advertising response rates was wildly inflated and was likely nowhere near what it was claimed to be.

But I'm the one without a valid function...have a GOOD day to you too.

Comment Re:So where is the rending of garments? (Score 1) 114 114

It is considered confidential and PII, and should be controlled in that manner. I agree fully that they screwed up, but unfortunately, the gov organization in charge of information security (NSA - communcations, DISA - computers) isn't allowed to tell them to get their act together.

As far as I know, the NSA isn't involved too much in the investigation. I do expect heads will roll over this though, it is just a matter of getting to the bottom of it.

Comment Re:Right to Privacy in One's Backyard? (Score 1) 1032 1032

Sure, you have the right to bear arms, it is getting them off the bear that is usually the issue.

I am against most forms of gun control. The gun control we currently have is generally suitable for purpose, though according to the constitution, "congress shall make no law" is pretty clear.

Having sensible restrictions (no felons, no serious mental illnesses) makes sense, also, requiring a safety course before the first purchase, and maybe every 5 years makes good sense. Beyond that, it is a constitutional issue, congress is legally not allowed to make ANY laws restricting gun ownership, so the Dems should be happy with what they have and that we don't take that away.

Comment Re:Right to Privacy in One's Backyard? (Score 1) 1032 1032

It was up, the drone was overhead. Does it particularly matter what the angle was? Shot isn't particularly aerodynamic and slows quite rapidly as well as spreading out. The amount of damage it can do to anything on the ground is minuscule or people wouldn't be hunting birds all over the country.

Comment Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 357 357

I can't say I have ever seen a camera on a TV to make sure you are watching the ads. please show me evidence of this.

Considering for years advertising has been tanking, it must be me that is causing it according to you, but I don't know anything.

Where am I speaking of companies being motivated by greed?

Some people manage by the book, even though they don't know who wrote the book or even what book.