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Comment: A Lose - Lose situation (Score 1) 193

by assertation (#46724787) Attached to: Stephen Colbert To Be Letterman's Successor

A lose-lose situation.

Colbert's fans get deprive of The Colbert Report.

Colbert loses viewers from going on at a later time and having his humor constrained by the stricter rules of broadcast television.

It seems like Letterman's ( or Leno's ) job is a place where comedians losing steam go to wait to die.

Comment: Re:Go to hell (Score 1) 218

by assertation (#46648151) Attached to: Smartphone Kill-Switch Could Save Consumers $2.6 Billion

All of the people in the United States who own guns and guns way beyond hunting rifles and home protection haven't stopped the Supreme Court from passing a law the other day to allow billionaires to pool their money in political campaigns.

Guns.......and phones without kill switches will not protect your freedom.

Only being an informed and involved citizen will.

Comment: A Light Saber In Another Person's Hands? (Score 1, Redundant) 242

by assertation (#46592991) Attached to: Hacking Charisma

Many of the top critical comments are similar to criticism I've heard about the classic "How To Win Friends And Influence People".

A light saber is the same tool in Darth Vader's hands or Luke Skywalker's hands.

It is all about intent and the state of mind you use it in.

Yes, a lying piece of shit narcissitic sociopath could use technique X to get what he wants, regarless of the consequences to everyone else.

Someone with a good heart can use technqiue X to remind himself to review a situation, find something positive, using to get something positive, something win-win done and make people feel better, out of a sincere desire for them, in the process.

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.

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