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Comment: Re:It's not a marketplace.. (Score 1) 225

by Grizzley9 (#47571875) Attached to: Is the App Store Broken?

It's not a marketplace, it's a lottery for developers.

Quite true and one where you have to make something that likely already exists.

Besides games, I haven't downloaded a new app in a long time. Most of the ones I have and use are mature and do their function well. There was a wild time when many functions and app types weren't yet developed but now? Not everything has been invented, but most categories are fairly mature and there is less and less room for groundbreaking apps for the overall market (still plenty for niche markets).

Comment: Re:Nvidia's support of Tegra has been abysmal (Score 1) 65

by Grizzley9 (#47560265) Attached to: $299 Android Gaming Tablet Reviewed

Based on the bugginess of every Tegra device to date and Nvidia's near-total lack of support, you're nuts if you even consider buying this. And that's the real review from an owner of multiple Tegra products from the first generation onwards. You're welcome.

That and they compare it to Apple's A7 chip, when the A8 (or A7x at least) is less than 2 months away and has likely improved itself.

Comment: Re:Distinct DNA (Score 1) 1330

by Grizzley9 (#47365711) Attached to: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

here's the key issue: Does it have a nervous system, and does that nervous system couple to something sophisticated enough to convert those signals into suffering?

Wow, that's your reasoning?! Nervous system + suffering? Make sure you never fall asleep or get put under for surgery or go into a coma. Or better yet don't get instantly killed in any way since you would not suffer. I'm not sure it's the others that are using "hucksterism of philosophy".

Comment: Re:Distinct DNA (Score 1) 1330

by Grizzley9 (#47365679) Attached to: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

These are all unique "organisms" according to this philosophy. If birth control causes fertilized eggs to pass through, and they naturally do this quite often, then we should rush to research how to prevent all of these natural abortions, right?>

This is true that normal contraception meds can cause the fertilized egg to not implant and be abortive. It's why due to moral stances, my wife and I decided to quit the pill--for birth control--and relied on the numerous other means to prevent fertilization.

Comment: Re:A win for freedom (Score 1) 1330

by Grizzley9 (#47365657) Attached to: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception
The 401k angle all the left leaning blogs are touting is a red herring and everyone knows it.

SCOTUS just provided them the same exception your wife would have to deal with if she worked for a religious institution or church that decided to not cover it. As the majority opinion stated, there's already a system setup for that where the government provides said insurance due to the moral objections to specific medicine of the religious employer, they just granted these closely held religious companies in the same grouping.

Your "little blue pills" statement is also not the same and has no weight here. HL still provides over 15 kinds of contraception in their plans.

Regardless of this decision perhaps it will lead to getting employers out of providing insurance altogether and we can have single payer.

Comment: Re:Can an "atheist company" refuse too? (Score 1) 1330

by Grizzley9 (#47359593) Attached to: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

That's kind of the crux of the matter, isn't it? A month of generic birth control pills costs about $10/mo. Purchased in bulk, condoms are about $0.50/ea. Both are readily available at no cost from a variety of sources for those who can't afford them. Setting aside the heated political debate, it seems foolish to route these sorts of purchases through your insurance company, with inevitable overhead, rather than simply purchasing them yourself.

Great! The people least able to afford a pregnancy can only get the least-effective forms of birth control! Awesome! That's definitely not a bad idea.

Or we can offer them any method they want, including far more effective and foolproof ones (IUD, implant, etc.), all at the same cost, which is what the mandate is about.

So generics are not as good as expensive name brands in FDA regulated items? Seems you're making the fallacy of more expensive equals more effective.

Comment: Re:Lower cost for H1B ? In your dreams .... (Score 1) 341

by Grizzley9 (#47336991) Attached to: If Immigration Reform Is Dead, So Is Raising the H-1B Cap

I have first hand experience with it - and it's clear, as the message came from the top to drive down wages... look for foreign workers. Laws be dammed, particularly in right to work states. It's a sad but real truth to this situation of immigration. Is it everywhere - of course not - but I'd wager mostly everywhere.

While not exactly the same, my companies policy is the same. Huge multi-national firm everyone knows. You cannot hire Americans. New hires can only be from low cost countries, not H1B - they work in that country remotely. Being a multi-national company it's not that bad but companies don't want to pay American wages and benefits.

Comment: Re:No steering wheel? No deal. (Score 1) 583

by Grizzley9 (#47108195) Attached to: Google Unveils Self-Driving Car With No Steering Wheel

The Google car has done something like 700,000 miles and crashed twice. Both times this occurred, it was under control of the human occupant.

This is quoted all the time, but how do you prove it? The car always has a driver behind the wheel. What's to say that any accidents are blamed on the driver as a way of Google PR protecting their pet project while they fix the bugs (actually that's a smart move for them).

Comment: Re:It'd be nice if Glass was unleashed. (Score 1) 39

by Grizzley9 (#47107337) Attached to: Google Glass and the Future of Wearable Gaming

I wore them for a full day out and about and while they got a few looks nobody said anything at all.

There will be mixed reactions even if some are too polite to say anything. I love tech and am wanting to try these but a guy had them on near me at a restaurant and I just wanted to tell him to take it off. Google hasn't perfected the social acceptance yet.

Comment: So many assumptions (Score 1) 626

by Grizzley9 (#47049837) Attached to: Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets
This has one big assumption that those that are speeding do so unintentionally. Given the freedom and love of driving we have, I don't see auto driving becoming mandatory. This also assumes there won't be a way to shut off auto-driving.

TL;DR There will still be plenty of opportunities for tickets.

Comment: Re:Apocalypse? (Score 1) 293

by Grizzley9 (#46928943) Attached to: The Upcoming Windows 8.1 Apocalypse

Doesn't this happen every time they come out with a major update?

My thoughts as well. I have a Eee Netbook that could never update to Win7 Service Pack 1 due to some mysterious issue that always failed no matter what I tried. Numerous hours and forums later, I just gave up since it's just a netbook and works fine for what it does and just install numerous small updates.

Comment: Re:How low can you go?(power density) (Score 1) 152

Scientists have speculated for decades about the possibility that these may have been slightly different in the distant past - and thus the laws of physics would not be exactly the same.

This is quite controversial, mavericky science because it's very hard to test -

If it's not testable, then by definition it is not science.

Now there's no proof the fundamental constants have changed at all since the big bang, but there's no proof they haven't... By factoring in those different values we could possibly explain a lot of the other things which currently remain open questions.

So while it's unlikely - it's nevertheless and most decidedly NOT bollocks.

Then it's not science.

It's maverick science for sure

"Maverick Science". Made up definitions still don't get you to a testable theory.

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