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Comment: Re:Yes to Brexit (Score 1) 396

The European Central Bank has already declared that they won't let any of their member states go under, which means they are committed to printing as much money as needed. In the end, it's not like they are transferring wealth to the bailout country anyway (that already happened when the money was borrowed). Now, they're just paying off the debt to their own banks. In other words, a taxpayer-funded bank bailout.

Comment: Re:Schools that ban game consoles see better resul (Score 1) 113

by Jumunquo (#49716503) Attached to: Schools That Ban Mobile Phones See Better Academic Results

Both ways? You had a full court!? And you couldn't be bothered to set up hoops to shoot from half-court? Dang, you're the most entitled of them all. You're all lucky to have a court - we had to play on the street shooting through the broken window of whatever car was being robbed at the time. When it came to picking teams, you picked the players that were best at dodging cars and bullets.

Comment: Re:Old news, over and over (Score 4, Informative) 147

by Jumunquo (#49701645) Attached to: Mechanical 'Clicky' Keyboards Still Have Followers (Video)

I got my CMStorm for $55 after $20 rebate from Newegg. It was shocking how much less the gaming peripheral companies could sell these for.

It's my normal-use typing keyboard that I use for gaming too. I got the Cherry MX Brown. Common types are:
Cherry MX Blue - classic clicky switch, half-way press
Cherry MX Red - pure gaming - key is light (a lot less force to push down) and must be pressed down all the way (to benefit double-tapping)
Cherry MX Brown - In-between blue and red
I initially purchased a Blue (from DAS), but I hated it (too heavy and noisy), and returned it to Amazon. Brown was perfect though. More info about switches here:

Comment: Re:Contract of Carriage (Score 2) 126

by Jumunquo (#49597839) Attached to: Judge Tosses United Airlines Lawsuit Over 'Hidden City' Tickets

Just claim you're feeling sick, and you'll re-book for later after a rest. They don't let people who are feeling really sick get on even if they want to. Truth is, they can't do much to the passenger, and that's why they are trying to bully the messenger. I say bully because they don't have much of a case given that connecting info is all public info.

Comment: Re:'Hidden city' explanation (Score 1) 126

by Jumunquo (#49597801) Attached to: Judge Tosses United Airlines Lawsuit Over 'Hidden City' Tickets

Yup, exactly. It's no different procedurally than someone missing their flight. What's different is that they didn't earn as much as market research said people were willing to pay, and they're pissed about that. They probably know they don't have a case, but they intend to just sue the source of info as a bully tactic.

Comment: Re:Yeah.... (Score 1) 193

by Jumunquo (#49573939) Attached to: Massachusetts Governor Introduces Bill To Regulate Uber, Lyft

Uber and Lyft both support regulations that let them run their service. Most cities have laws written by taxi companies that basically ban price competition and limit the number of taxi licenses artificially low so that they will basically never face any real competition. Lyft tries to negotiate with those cities while Uber just starts up their service in blatant violation of local laws and then uses public sentiment to pressure elected officials to allow them to operate (with reasonable regulations).

Comment: Re:Why is this a surprise? (Score 2) 156

Chinese manufacturing is also unimaginably huge. Foxconn manufactures Apple's iPhones and iPads, but they also manufacture Kindles, PS4s, XB1s, and Wii Us. If you think about the capacity they must need to meet peak demand for new iPhone models, they most certainly share factory floor space during off-peak seasons. Many companies have been ruined by overramping their capacity and workforce to meet peak demand and then facing the music when the expected orders don't continue to roll in. Smart companies don't put all their eggs in one basket.

Recent research has tended to show that the Abominable No-Man is being replaced by the Prohibitive Procrastinator. -- C.N. Parkinson