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Comment Not a fanboi, but an enthusiasm for a company's wo (Score 5, Insightful) 47

There is a difference ya know...Fanbois just hate other products while putting praise on one company's products and an enthusiastic person who loves a company's products doesn't hate, he remains neutral to the stuff he doesn't like, and doesn't troll when other people diss on the products that he loves..

Comment Re: And how utterly pointless it is... (Score 1) 195

Why would they? They know they won't get the service of their paying consumers unless they turn a eye away from those movie theater pests who claim they are loosing money at an alarming rate unless piracy is stopped. Well, let's just see if I go back to the movies again assholes...that's what Netflix is for a fraction of a cost...

Comment Mileage per charge STILL not good enough. (Score 1) 810

Yea, it may work in city commute to and from work and that's fine, but maintanence of these cars is only for those who can afford it, ie.,middle-class singles/families. As far mileage, we have seen tech were cars can go 300-400 miles on a single charge, but electric cars are 125 miles at best and still take half-hour at best, and that's assuming that there's top-of-theline electric station around, which is very few and in between. The oil industry won't let go of exec's tits until there's a realization that their other alternatives and stop the greediness...

Comment Why is it broken out of the box? (Score 3, Insightful) 294

To me it's very disturbing that you have to require a Internet connection just to enable features such the Blu-ray player on the console. It SHOULD have it feature already in the box. What if a kid who wants this console don't have Internet in their home. Believe it or not, there are some families who do NOT have Internet because it's not worth the money to invest what their getting out of the connection.

Comment They downsize to take more.. (Score 1) 569

If competition is down, they make more on profit margin. They may benefit, but the consumer suffers the most since we have no choice but to choose a provider in one or two different companies, and many often times in especially rural areas it's just one provider for cable/internet. If we had more companies that sold cable and Internet, we wouldn't be seeing the problem of ridiculous prices for these services...

Submission + - Why are younger people losing interest in cars? (chicagotribune.com) 14

Strudelkugel writes: The average car on the road is 11.4 years old, according to Polk, a global automotive analysis firm, which reviewed 247 million light vehicles in the U.S. The age of cars has been gradually increasing since 2002, when the average car was 9.8 years old. Polk expects the trend to continue over the next five years. Automotive density is projected to decline to 77.5 cars per 100 people, down from 80 cars per 100 in 2007, according to Kelsey Mays of Cars.com.

Another study, from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, analyzed the reason for the decline in young driver licensing. Of the 618 unlicensed respondents aged 18-39, 26.9 percent said the main reason they did not get a license was “too busy or not enough time to get a driver’s license.”

Comment Re: How oddly reminiscent (Score 0) 112

Why is it that ANY natural disaster, whether it be an earthquake, flood, etc., always drives those prices? The answer: To make up for lost profits during downtime production. That's why too you'll see gas prices go up when a significant tropical system is to hit the U.S.: the anticipation of lost profits. Yes, its a sad world we live in, when money is only thing that people think about..

He's dead, Jim.