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Comment Discovery Channel is all BS reality TV now (Score 5, Insightful) 164

Discovery used to be pretty good, maybe 15 years ago. Now it is all reality TV with fake drama to disguise the fact that the same things happen over and over. It went from being one of the best channels to one of the worst, or maybe it's just in the middle because most of the rest suck just as bad. I know I'm going to get backlash for being one of those guys, but I'll say it anyway: ditch your TV subscription and get your shows over the air and online. Yes, yes, I'll concede you may want satellite if you live out in the boonies because OTA is out of range and you can't get decent internet speeds.

Comment Re:Already here - it feels unfair to some (Score 1) 412

I think you misunderstand when you say "vegetate" through life. I can see a whole culture forming around living in minimalist style. I know I would sign up for it. I can see the surfer, skier, mountain biker, camper, etc... cultures exploding. If I knew that no matter what, I could put food on the table and a roof over my head, and knowing I already have decent nest-egg, I'd likely quit the day after my first check. Or quit before, if that's what it takes to get it started. The question is whether we hit the tipping point where those still working can sustain those not working.

Comment Re:Missed Opportunitity to Perform a Public Servic (Score 1) 89

Or you could just not let it connect to the internet by not giving it WiFi pass codes or plugging it in. I have found that has solved the bulk of the problems with my Samsung. I have a PC connected anyway as a DVR so I can get the Netflix/Hulu/Amazon stuff anyway.

Comment Re:Not ill timed... (Score 1) 633

I can't tell if you are a troll. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and explain it to you in a way you can hopefully understand. You see, the idea is that people who are going to commit a major crime like murder don't care how many laws they break. More legislation to deter crimes that are already illegal doesn't impact anyone except those that aren't a threat anyway. You see, the law suggested by the other poster would make something illegal that, in and of itself isn't a problem. The behavior they want to deter is already illegal, so additional laws aren't going to help solve the problem that they want to solve.

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