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Comment Re:This is how the Borg get their start (Score 4, Informative) 49

How much longer before you get your iPhone embedded in your head?

Funny that you mention that. Last night at the theater, there was a guy who kept getting texts on his iPhone during the movie. I was thinking of how much longer before I embedded his iPhone in his head. His girlfriend finally took his phone away and turned it off. I thanked her on the way out.

Comment Re:Irrelevant (Score 1) 158

He did a LOT of things that a lot of people didn't like, almost all of which were for the longterm good of the country...

Like raise 90% of the population's taxes?

Like sign an amnesty bill for illegal immigrants?

Like give arms to Iran?

Like send death squads to Central and South America?

Like crap his diaper in the oval office?

Yeah, I'd say that Reagan did a lot of things that a lot of people didn't like. I would have to respectfully disagree about the "good of the country" part, though.

Comment Re:Sorry, Bernie... (Score 1, Troll) 158

Bernie has a snowballs chance in Death Valley a in mid summer heat wave... Shame though, as a republican it sure would be fun to watch him as the democratic contender...

I don't know if you remember about this time in 2007, but Republicans said the exact same thing about Obama. How "Americans would never vote for a guy with the middle name "Hussein"" and "America wasn't ready for a black president". The entire campaign season, through April of 2008, was "Hillary is the presumptive nominee". Remember how Fox News had the "Stop Hillary Express"? Just don't be surprised if a filthy pro-gun socialist hippie is gonna drink up your milkshake.

Be careful what you wish for, Republicans. You might want to look at the turd logs in your own eye before howling about the speck in someone else's.

Comment History (Score 2) 487

People who find this interesting are maybe too young to remember what it was like during the oil embargo last century when gas stations would run out of product. There were long lines at the gas pumps, fights and shootings. Local governments had to enact "odd/even" day refueling to prevent riots at the gas stations.

And this story? Here's an example of how insufficient charging stations has made people "meaner":

"Employees are calling and messaging each other, saying, 'I see you're fully charged, can you please move your car?'"

This is apparently what millennials think is "mean". I mean, for chrissake the guy said "please". In my day, if you wanted to be mean to another driver, you broke his headlights, cracked his windshield and pissed in his gas tank. Now THAT was mean.

Comment Re:Excuse me....?? (Score 4, Insightful) 80

Why would someone *want* to knowingly enable this?

Cortana is spy-ware, and it takes considerable effort to *disable* it???

What am I missing???

What better way to get otherwise tech-savvy people to run spyware on their systems than by making them feel that by using this "leaked" method to enable Cortana on their systems they are cool doing something that's not exactly sanctioned by MS?

"Hey look, I've enabled Cortana on my XBone Experience Live system without Microsoft's persmission!"

Microsoft: * laughter *

Comment Re:What ban? (Score 2) 122

Uh, Amazon didn't ban monster erotica - or dino erotica

Up until a few minutes ago, I was blissfully unaware that monster erotica or dinosaur erotica were even things. I mean, I know that man's capacity for deviance is endless, but I had no idea.

I think it's time for me to start drinking to see if I can erase the images these things bring to mind. I may never be the same again.

Comment Re:Billionaire Donors... So what?! (Score 1) 352

But I don't blame them for their success. All choices are still personal.

But some "choices" aren't really choices, are they?

And this is how money controls elections. Not by forcing anyone to pick one candidate over another, but to pre-choose the candidates before the voters even know who they are.

There is a "money primary" that happens way before the voters decide who their candidates are going to be. And the "money primary" has now filtered all the way down to town council candidates, county board presidents and even local school boards.

COMPASS [for the CDC-6000 series] is the sort of assembler one expects from a corporation whose president codes in octal. -- J.N. Gray