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Comment Re:Mob (Score 1) 126

It is simply not accurate. The parent was right. You are being lied to by people who claim that Russia is the same country as Soviet Union was. Putin's part "United Russia" is a right wing party, did you know that? You know who is the opposition party? The communists. But for people in US, they are just all communists, because they never bother to learn.

Comment Re:Broke the law of bribery (Score 1) 126

So let me stop you right there. US justice system isn't just imperfect. It is ... among the civilized nations... including Russia.... the most unjust system of them all. That is right. The most unjust. You still live under the impression of American Exceptionalism which blinds you to seeing what is plain in front of your face. I know they taught you in school that it is the best system in the world. They lied. It is not. It is, in fact, the worst.

Comment Re:Broke the law of bribery (Score 1) 126

No, they are not complex. They are in their essence very simple. They use just a handful of very easily explainable rules:
1) Everyone is guilty of something.
2) DA decides who to prosecute or not.
3) Jury verdict is random, anything can happen, even to innocent people.
4) Even smallest non violent victimless crimes carry huge minimum penalties the judge has to impose.
5) 95% of cases are plea bargained ... so...
6) United States jails more people than the rest of the world combined.

Comment Re:Broke the law of bribery (Score 3, Interesting) 126

The hypocrisy is astounding. You think that somehow the US kangaroo courts are any more just? Microsoft was even convicted of crimes and after much political pressure and bribes escaped with slap on the wrist. Probably also bullshit verdict, since it was under antitrust laws that have so much wiggle room? You really think there is any justice in US courts? Think again.

Comment Re:Yes - known for years. (Score 1) 435

If you sit and put the computer on your lap, you will feel every ounce after a while. Extra 4 pounds and extra heat is not something great. Also when the computer is this heavy, it slides in your lap constantly. It is completely distracting. So you pretty much need to be chained to a desk. Why have a laptop at all then?

Comment Re:Yes - known for years. (Score 1) 435

Your comment is saying essentially... there is a one person who does not care about some of the specs of the computer. What does such comment bring to the discussion?

And it's nice that you only use laptop as a desktop, but there are other people, who use them as laptops. For those batter time is important. I like being able to take my computer to a design meeting that can last hours without worrying about the charger. I like to go to a park to work. tether my computer to internet through phone and don't need any wires. And I'd prefer not to lug it behind me on a cart :) I care about the fact that my computer doesn't start to immediately overheat, as soon as I put it on my lap. Just .. you know... the things that you actually get a laptop for.

Comment All phone calls are processed by computer... (Score 1) 124

My mother worked on the last analog telephone central in Czech Republic, which was put out of commission before the end of last century. Since then every single phone call has been processed by a computer. I doubt there are any analog telephone centrals left anywhere, because at the time you had one floor of entire building replaced by a machine that fit in a broom closet.

So this argument could be applied to every single service that is actually regulated by title II and so is moot.

Comment Two factories (Score 5, Insightful) 391

Two factories make toilet paper, one introduces robots and doubles its production and also profit margins, the number of employees stays the same. There is no impact to those employees, but the other factory goes out of business. That is where the jobs get lost and that is what the study does not measure. Same amount of toilet paper is produced at twice efficiency and half of the jobs get lost in the overall economy.

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