OTOH, we're getting a lot fewer Tesla and Bitcoin ads^w stories.
I think there is a feet/meters confusion here.
From the link in the AC post you're replying to, "
I'd imagine their complaints are similar to geeks: that the show just isn't funny. Making lame, obvious pop culture references is not comedy, it's plagiarism.
Actually, first they came for John Connor's mother.
For a suitably time-loopy definition of "first"...
You realize that light bounces and people have peripheral vision. People shouldn't have to 'get over it'. If you are so self centered as to not care about other people, including the woman you were with, enjoying a movie then you are an asshole. If you are so attached to Slashdot that you can't go the length of a movie without checking it, get your ass up and go to the lobby.
Thanks for being the self-centered asshole who feels it's OK to fire up his phone screen in a darkened theater. Why should you have to bother to park your selfishness for 90-120 minutes and let the scores of other people see a movie in peace, right?
JOHN FUND: You, at Lucent, and at Hewlett Packard, began at the dawn of the internet era, seeing the possibilities of what that would bring. And here we are, 20 odd years after the World Wide Web, and we've created a marvelous industry, marvelous possibilities. The Obama administration has decided, this can't be left to its own devices, we need Net Neutrality. And even though Congress doesn't want it, and people in both parties in Congress don't want it, and the courts have blocked them consistently, they're moving forward of course with what they call executive action, which I call the divine right of kings. Uh, what do you think about Net Neutrality, and how should we fight it if we should?
CARLY: Well we should- it's ridiculous. We now have an FCC, deciding on a 3-2 vote, that the Internet will be regulated with 400 pages of legislation. Terrible idea. Terrible idea. Of course, the dirty little secret of that regulation, which is the same dirty little secret of Obamacare or Dodd-Frank or all of these other huge complicated pieces of regulation or legislation, is that they don't get written on their own, they get written in part by lobbyists for big companies who want to understand that the rules are going to work for them. And this is part of what people see. Look, crony capitalism is alive and well. Elizabeth Warren, of course, is wrong about what to do about it. She claims that the way to <airquotes>solve</airquotes> crony capitalism is more complexity, more regulation, more legislation. Worse tax codes. And of course the more complicated government gets- and it's really complicated now- the less the small and the powerless can deal with it. And so the big get bigger, the powerful get more powerful, the wealthy and the well-connected get more wealthy and more well-connected. I mean, that's a fact. It's what's happening. And it's partially why people feel so disconnected. So, the dirty little secret of those 400 pages of legislation in Net Neutrality was, who was in the middle of arguing for net neutrality? Verizon, Comcast, Google, I mean, all these companies were playing. They weren't saying "we don't need this," they were saying "we need it." And so, the only way to level the playing field, so that the small, the new, the entrepreneurial, the powerless, have a shot, is to reduce all this complexity. And meanwhile, while, you know, the big are getting bigger, we're crushing the small. So we're now for the first time in history, we are destroying more businesses than we are creating. We are destroying more businesses than we are creating- it's a terrible statistic. And it means that we're never going to get this economy growing and growing again, yes I had the great privilege of playing uh, important roles in Lucent and Hewlett Packard, but like most people I started out at a little company. I started out as a secretary in a nine-person real estate firm. My husband started out driving a tow truck for a family-owned auto body shop. Most Americans start in little humble businesses, which create 2/3 of the new jobs and employ half the people. So when we're crushing those little businesses, as we are every time we roll out a new, complicated piece of legislation or regulation, we're crushing the possibilities of this economy.
JOHN FUND: I grew up in Northern California, and part of the ethos was, reading about Hewlett and Packard starting their business in a garage.
CARLY: A garage. Two guys in a garage. By the way, Google started out that way too, in a dorm room. But they seem to have forgotten that. [audience laughs]
JOHN FUND: Well, uh, they have new friends in Washington.
CARLY: Yes, they do. Yes they do.
The transcript doesn't do it justice at all- her tics and mannerisms while shoveling this horseshit will make you want to smack her upside the head. Carly is a clueless liar- but I have to admit, I can never tell exactly when she's lying and when she's just being clueless.
It's amazing how drivers suddenly see you when you are pushing a shopping cart that'll badly damage their cars and quite possibly the drivers themselves.
Plus then you have a nice place to store stuff. Like pieces of foam painted to look like cinder blocks. Those come in useful for throwing at particularly jerky cars every now and then.
Pedestrians have the RoW where I currently live, and I think it's an insane policy. One person screws up, the other suffers. Where automobiles have the RoW, it's the person who screws up that suffers.
If it has syntax, it isn't user friendly.