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Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 426 426

I've never understood why it can't do this during the 10 hours a night that I am not using the laptop instead of doing it when I need to quickly shut down and leave the house or quickly shut down and leave work.

Windows is codependent, it wants your attention at all times. And this is unlikely to get any better now that that attention is worth money.

Comment Re:Shorter d_r: (Score 1) 18 18

We really have to put some newspaper under you, for moments when you overflow like this. To drop the current egregious example, the Iran deal Congressional shortcutting, and taking the sell-out straight to the Untied Nations is not even "kinda" conservative. In a rational time (and this sure as balls ain't) this particular stunt would be more impeachy than simply peachy.

Comment Re:Shorter d_r: (Score 1) 18 18

Furthermore your constant state of goalpost-moving - particularly the fact that you are able to support your team in part but anyone of any other team must support their team 110% of the time - is again noted.

Is that like when you try to typecast #OccupyResoluteDesk to "conservative", or do you have some other meaning in mind?

Comment Re:quickly to be followed by self-driving cars (Score 1) 791 791

However, smart insurance companies will see this as a dangerous erosion of their market, and will probably fight against this...

Actually, isn't this the ideal case for the insurance companies? All they need to know is the software version the car is using to know exactly how it drives.

Comment Re:Why Fight It? (Score 1) 125 125

Okay, so whyTF did the company decide to fire the guy without going through the agreed-on procedure?

Because Mr. Someone living Somewhere never lived anywhere, or existed for that matter. It's just an urban legend someone decided to believe because it confirms their political beliefs.

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