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Comment: Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (Score 1) 397

by LynnwoodRooster (#48196517) Attached to: Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected
Pleasant Valley Highway, Las Posas Road, Rose Avenue, Rice Avenue, and Hueneme Road, down here near where I live (the Ventura, CA area) all have speed limits of 50 MPH to 60 MPH - and have stoplights on them. It's quite common out in the Western US, actually...

Comment: Re:The Windows Phone failed. (Score 1) 172

by LynnwoodRooster (#48188299) Attached to: Microsoft Gearing Up To Release a Smartwatch of Its Own
Thanks for the link! From that data, it looks like Windows Phone is close to parity with iOS when you look at the EU market. The world IS larger than just the US, you know... Also check India where Windows Phone has a larger market share than iOS. It's actually succeeding quite well outside the US...

Comment: Re:That's absurd, aim your hate cannon elsewhere. (Score 4, Informative) 312

by LynnwoodRooster (#48183233) Attached to: If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

They don't make money by selling user information to third parties or by selling ads,

Funny, Apple has this thing called iAd where you pay Apple to place targeted ads, and it's currently being sued for selling user info to 3rd parties. Are these activities Apple's primary revenue model? No, but they are part of the revenue stream nevertheless.

Comment: Re:Huh (Score 1) 331

by LynnwoodRooster (#48180713) Attached to: No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade
Probably not a lot of sources for factory loaded 303 anymore. Moving to 308 or even 30-06 would probably allow for easier sourcing of ammunition. Given that Canada is part of NATO, and their regular forces use a lot of 308, moving to a bolt action chambered in that round (well, 7.62mm x 51mm) might be a good move.

Comment: Re: a quick search (Score 2) 331

by LynnwoodRooster (#48180687) Attached to: No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade
Reliability. Dust, mud, frozen water all will jam your semi-auto action or magazine. A bolt action will not suffer such fates. And even if the internal magazine jams, you can still operate single-shot without much effort. Bolt-action is just much more reliable. Just like a revolver is much more reliable than a semi-auto pistol. No fire? Pull the trigger again and it will go bang...

Comment: Re:Well yeah (Score 1) 123

by LynnwoodRooster (#48121535) Attached to: US Remains Top Country For Global Workers
Airbus' 59B euros is still behind Boeing's $86B. And Pfizer tops the pharma list - a US company. Business is dominated by the US - no flag waving needed, it's simply a fact. It's why most business/sales people learn English, it's the predominant language of business because you need it to do business in the largest market in the world - the US.

Cobol programmers are down in the dumps.