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Comment: Re:Good luck with that (Score 1) 137

by 0123456 (#49553261) Attached to: Think Tanks: How a Bill [Gates Agenda] Becomes a Law

No, the Constitution was written to prevent these people gaining power, by giving the Federal government so little power that there was no point trying to buy them.

Sadly, the 'Progressives' came along demanding that government must be given more and more power, and it's been downhill ever since.

Comment: Re:And yet, data shows you're just wrong (Score 3, Insightful) 135

by 0123456 (#49553249) Attached to: Random Generator Parodies Vapid Startup Websites

When people talk about 'innovation in aviation', I don't think they mean 'stuffing more people into smaller seats'.

I'd imagine easy money is the big problem. Why spend time inventing something actually useful, when a VC will lend you millions of dollars to build some new hipster site that you can sell to pension funds for a billion dollars.

Comment: Wow. (Score 1) 283

by 0123456 (#49548043) Attached to: Microsoft, Chip Makers Working On Hardware DRM For Windows 10 PCs

Microsoft have been pushing this for over ten years. I remember a Microsoft talk in 2001 where they told us they wanted hardware DRM in graphics cards to beat the evil pirates.

Now, when Windows has become almost irrelevant, particularly as a media consumption platform, they've finally achieved their goal. Microsoft FTW!

Comment: Re:Unsupported obsolete OS (Score 1) 366

by 0123456 (#49539245) Attached to: iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users

This. XP is dead, get on with the times, especially something like iTunes where the old excuse of corporate software forcing you to stay on XP most certainly doesn't apply since it's strictly a consumer application.

We keep an XP machine around solely to run iTurds, because we could never get it to work in Wine.

So you're saying I should have to go and pay Microsoft for that Window 8 crap just so my girlfriend can continue to load music on her iPod?

Comment: Re:Progressive Fix 101 (Score 2, Insightful) 617

by 0123456 (#49528901) Attached to: Cheap Gas Fuels Switch From Electric Cars To SUVs

Of course, fuel efficiency is not the only problem with SUVs. That extra ground clearance makes them awful for road visibility because it's much more difficult to see through or around them from a regular sized vehicle, so every SUV on the road makes driving more dangerous for everyone.

And, when I was driving my mid-engined sports car, I couldn't even see past a Volvo, because my eyes were level with its door handle. Should they be banned, too?

Basically, your argument reduces to 'WAH! WAH! WAH! ME NOT LIKE! WAH! WAH!'.

Comment: Re:Progressive Fix 101 (Score -1, Troll) 617

by 0123456 (#49528829) Attached to: Cheap Gas Fuels Switch From Electric Cars To SUVs

Progressives want you to smarten up. You want to do them physical harm. That's the difference between civilized people and people like you.

"Progressives" want to send you to Death^H^H^H^HRe-Education Camps because they don't like the vehicle you drive. They murdered about a hundred million people in the last century because the sick counter-revolutionary bastards wouldn't "smarten up" and do what they were told. They'd be dragging drivers out of their SUVs and executing them in the street if they thought they could get away with it.

Comment: Re:Progressive Fix 101 (Score 2, Informative) 617

by 0123456 (#49528741) Attached to: Cheap Gas Fuels Switch From Electric Cars To SUVs

Eliminate the SUV loophole and the big bloated turds would be gone quickly. Soccer moms ignoring the road because they're texting need to drive minivans with little engines, not pigiron.

You do realize most modern 'SUVs' are just hatchbacks with more ground clearance than a normal car and AWD, right? Oh, no, obviously not given your sexist, classist, knee-jerk rant.

Ours gets the same MPG around town as our Civic.

Comment: Re:Industrial revolution was a disaster... (Score 1) 287

by 0123456 (#49520697) Attached to: Robot Workers' Real Draw: Reducing Dependence on Human Workers

Just wait until life-extension treatments become available under this new system. You will have 0.1% living for 300+ years while everyone else croaking at 60 with no access to healthcare.

Yes, because those EVIL 0.1% wouldn't possibly want to make money by selling healthcare to the LOVELY 99.9%. No, no, sir. Not one bit.

Comment: Re:the endgame is ironic here (Score 1) 287

by 0123456 (#49520555) Attached to: Robot Workers' Real Draw: Reducing Dependence on Human Workers

Payroll is often the largest expense by far. So minimizing the workforce leads to more profit.

Far more companies fail because they can't hire enough people fast enough than because they hire too many.

Besides, who cares, unless you believe you're unable to find any useful way to make money without a boss telling you what to do.

Comment: Blame the game developers (Score 4, Insightful) 159

by 0123456 (#49514897) Attached to: New PCIe SSDs Load Games, Apps As Fast As Old SATA Drives

Since so many games make you sit through crappy videos, copyright screens and other garbage for thirty seconds while they start up, or at least make you hit a key or press a mouse button to skip them and that damn 'Press Any Key To Start' screen that they couldn't even take five minutes to remove when porting from a console, faster load time is pointless once you've eliminated the worst HDD delays.

BASIC is the Computer Science equivalent of `Scientific Creationism'.