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Comment Re:Give me a dumb tv (Score 2) 148

Yeah, unfortunately, you can hardly find a "dumb" TV anymore with decent features. I had to buy a smart TV the last time I upgraded only because it was the only model I could find with a decent set of inputs and outputs. But I've found that it's a lot less "smart" and intrusive when you don't plug it into the router or give it your wifi password.

Comment Re:This is why ISIS wins (Score 3, Insightful) 592

Those parties are not really fighting amongst themselves; but they do have different interests in Syria. While their common goal is to fight IS, they each want to use this conflict as an opportunity to back their own horse in this race.

I shudder to think how WWII would have ended if the alliance powers had each worried so much about what the other sides would do AFTER they defeated Hitler that they refused to ally with one another to begin with.

Destroy ISIS. Worry about the other squabbling bullshit later.

The U.S. once had the balls to support JOSEPH STALIN to defeat a nasty threat. Now you won't even support some petty little dictators like Putin/Assad to defeat a religious movement that threatens the entire modern world?

Comment This is why ISIS wins (Score 3, Insightful) 592

U.S., Iran, Turkey, Assad, Russia. All hate ISIS. All have an interest in destroying the ISIS "caliphate."

Can't stop fighting among themselves for even a minute to even consider an alliance.

Meanwhile, ISIS just slips across some other border that the side who happens to be fighting them at that moment can't cross.

Many people are unenthusiastic about their work.