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Comment Re: Onstar (Score 1) 54 54

>> If there is a market for people who do not want such there will be cars available without such.

Not at all. In the US at least, government legislation, special interest groups like MADD and billions spent in advertising/brainwashing easily trump anything that goes against any mass-market convention, whatever it is.

>> Other than that, try to keep up.
Maybe its actually you that needs to try to not be a dick.

Comment GM forces onstar on you (Score 2) 54 54

I just checked with GM customer service,
But for one single exception, every GM vehicle made including every model GMC, Buick, Cadillac and Chevvy comes with OnStar and you literally cannot buy the car without it.

The one single exception is the 2015 base model Chevvy Colorado. Good luck finding a base model.

Comment Re:Onstar (Score 1) 54 54

I just checked with GM.
But for one single exception, literally every GM vehicle made including every model GMC, Buick, Cadillac and Chevvy comes with OnStar and you cannot buy the car without it.

The one single exception is the 2015 base model Chevvy Colorado. Good luck finding a base model.

Comment Onstar (Score 3, Insightful) 54 54

Onstar is basically GM having the balls to charge the customer for the equipment that GM uses to gather personal data and to sell navigation and other services that mostly your phone already does for free.

It boggles my mind how gullible people are. I'm amazed that people don't all just refuse to buy any car with Onstar in.

Comment Re:what a moron (Score 1) 598 598

>> The sad thing is, apparently a lot of Americans would agree, and believe security at any cost is an OK thing.

Yes I've also noticed exactly that. It seems to me that its mostly women that are not only happy to give up all freedom but actively want everything fully controlled by the government. I honestly wonder why thats true, why they trust the system so much, and what they are thinking. or not.

Comment what a moron (Score 1) 598 598

Lisa Monaco is a cluleless moron.

>> "he should ... Challenge it, speak out, engage in a constructive act of protest, and â" importantly â" accept the consequences of his actions"

Read: he should point out our faults then just let us take whatever revenge we feel like.

She is a total moron. How do such people ever get such responsible jobs?

Comment Re:credit to slashdot and brianna for doing this (Score 1) 557 557

Interesting. I haven't seen quite the same in terms of female developers usually being better than average, but I've definitely seen that female developers are very rarely average. I worked as a contractor for a while so saw a lot of different cube farms and the pattern of female developers I kept seeing almost exclusively, is either "good to very good" (but never the best) or more often "very bad but the boss has a blind spot and/or keeps giving her free passes apparently just because she's female".

Comment Re:credit to slashdot and brianna for doing this (Score 4, Insightful) 557 557

>> obviously, the tech world has a problem with sexism.

Sorry but its very not obvious to me.
I've worked as a software developer for 35 years, for many different employers in several different fields and countries, and haven't yet seen anything other than environments that encourage women developers, treat and pay them equally, and mostly actually cut them more slack than the guys get.
The girls were obviously getting an easier time than guys during my CS degree at university too.

Comment she's just another man hater. (Score 4, Insightful) 557 557

This line shows it all for me:

"The truth is, if you are a woman, and someone threatens to murder you online, it's overwhelmingly likely that no help is coming, and you're on your own."

Why is she making this a gender-specific issue?
Does anyone else see the inherent sexism and wrongness of her thinking here?

Unfortunately this is just another perfect example of a massive problem in society now from many women and most PeeCee media outlets blatantly promoting the idea that a politically correct society just automatically understands that a women's life and rights are somehow intrinsically more valuable/important than a man's, so women should get extra special protection just because vagina.

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