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Comment: Re:But...batteries? (Score 1) 85

the end user wouldn't notice or care about the electrical cost increase of 1-2 dollars a month. What they will notice is a subsidized or free device that can do things that other devices cannot do.

If it's possible to offer some compelling new service for 1-2 dollars per month, why not just charge that directly, instead of the Rube Goldberg method?

Comment: Re:The group identity bullshit remains the same (Score 3, Informative) 201

Oh stewardess, I speak racist. He said:
Such a group of people I despise. The powers that be want the people to view any incident not in terms of the individual, but rather that person's group, as it is easier to control by group or type rather than many separate and rational individuals.

If it's working, the diagnostics say it's fine. If it's not working, the diagnostics say it's fine. - A proposed addition to rules for realtime programming