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Comment Re:often ahead in the wrong direction, certainly d (Score 1) 325

I'm from Chicago but have lived in Los Angeles the last four years. It's great, and I can't imagine going back. Mistaken policies and willingness to change and try new things are FAR preferable to fees and taxes associated with cronyism and the general crookedness of Chicago. [Disclaimer: I absolutely love Chicago, I just happened to relocate based on circumstances.] There's a whole shit ton of sour grapes regarding California.

With all due respect, you moved from one ship hole to another, you don't have any reasonable basis for comparison...

Come down to Texas, see something new...

Comment Re:C!=C (Score 1) 162

When my kids were born I arranged to work from home 2 days per week, and wrote code while the kid was sleeping. We saved money on daycare, and I treasure the memories of spending time with the babies, but I doubt if my kids are really doing any better because if it.

Of course they are doing better because of it...

Because YOU are a better Dad... YOU have empathy for them, for your wife, and you have memories of your children at that age, you'll always be there for them in ways that Dad's who WEREN'T there won't.

Comment Re:Even though I got preview night tickets... (Score 1) 126

$4 billion is nothing, that was so cheap I'm shocked that is all it sold for...

King Digital, the company that makes Candy Crush, sold for $5.9 billion to Activision...

Star Wars has far more chance of being around in 30 years than Candy Crush does, IMHO...

It is a long term play, a brilliant purchase, Disney will be just fine...

Comment Re:The movie's not out yet and I'm already tired (Score 1) 126

Yep, you've got your white female and black male lead, shocking...

That being said, I'm interested to see Rey kick some butt... Daisy Ridley apparently worked out for 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 3 months, to get into shape to be able to do most of her own stunts.

If they are going to make all that money, I like it when they can handle it, and it is much more fun to watch her do it than some stunt double.

Comment Re:The movie's not out yet and I'm already tired (Score 1) 126

To today's generation, no, it isn't a joke...

Yes, I remember the launch of NES, I had one of those robots they sold the first year (and only ever had 2 games, blah!).

No, games didn't "update", they had to work well enough at launch.

But today, game companies expect to be able to update their games, many games are not finished at launch and need months of patches to get finished.

I'm not saying it is good, I'm saying it is what is. If you never connect your XBox One or PS4, you're missing out on various game updates of various levels of importance.

Day one patches are a thing, even on consoles. Should they be? No. But they are.

Comment Re:This (Score 1) 393

I'm going to call a solid bullshit on that one. You can't attend an accredited College in the US without at least obtaining a GED. Which would be a rather simple matter for someone smart enough to skip high school entirely.

This is actually true... A GED can be done in an afternoon, you simply go take the test, and if you're not completely stupid, you'll pass.

Comment Re:Major Fail Update (Score 1) 181

Don't be silly, no version of Windows has looked like the prior version, expecting Windows 10 to look like 7 is not living in reality.

People said the same thing about Windows 7 in relation to Windows XP, that the changes were confusing and cost money.

Now you're saying it about 7 and 10. In 5 years, you'll be saying it about 12 and 10.

"The most important thing in a man is not what he knows, but what he is." -- Narciso Yepes