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Comment Re:Simple (Score 1) 136

Barnes and Nobles buy 1 get 1 50% off on collectible classics (their fancy leatherbound editions of classic literature), in conjunction with 30% off one item isn't bad.

There are some decent firearms deals out there, but for electronics, other than some deals at costco, there's not much to be excited about.

Comment Re:WTF is with the US utility tie-in? (Score 1) 145

Check out

In all, 1,616 stores were damaged in looting and rioting. A total of 1,037 fires were responded to, including 14 multiple-alarm fires. In the largest mass arrest in city history, 3,776 people were arrested. Many had to be stuffed into overcrowded cells, precinct basements and other makeshift holding pens. A congressional study estimated that the cost of damages amounted to a little over $300 million.

The blackout ultimately shone a spotlight on some of the city’s long-overlooked shortcomings, from glaring flaws in the power network to the much deeper-rooted issues of racial inequality and the suffering of the “American underclass,” as TIME dubbed it. Some saw the worsening circumstances — and institutional neglect — of this group of people as the key to the differences between the two New York blackouts. The ’77 blackout presented a rare opportunity for the powerless minority to suddenly seize power, TIME concluded, quoting the head of the National Urban League as saying, “[The underclass] in a crisis feels no compulsion to abide by the rules of the game because they find that the normal rules do not apply to them.”

Comment Re:Why? (Score 5, Insightful) 166

I think your first two points are the reason. People using iOS are far more likely to actually PAY for a game (or any other app for that matter). The fact that the iOS platform is far more homogeneous (At any point in time you have to cover 2 versions of the OS, three tablets and three phones to address 90+% of iOS users) make also development costs lower. Lower costs, higher profits, yes, the iOS platform is most likely an order of magnitude more profitable than Android.

Comment no not 31% (Score 1) 469

There is only 2 tasks the female integrated units did better according to the report summary linked to above, but they don't say what they were. Male only units did better on 93 of 134. That means there were 29 where there was even performance.

I'd like to see the results with women who made if through the training schools first, and finding out how many women dropped. As I recall some women have made it through enlisted marine infantry training, but not many, and with higher rates of injury.

One picture is worth 128K words.