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Comment It just seems bad because of the news cycle. (Score 5, Insightful) 100

The news started with
"these are the 5 worst things that happened in our city"
then it became
"these are the 5 worst things that happened in our state"
"these are the 5 worst things that happened in our country"
and now it's
"these are the 5 worst things that happened on the planet"

And every day, somewhere, something really bad happened.

And people have trouble determining how likely that event is going to happen to them anytime soon [normally, a lottery ticket is more likely to hit].

Comment Re: Bullshit.... (Score 1) 124

"..court enable monitoring of call records of specific people or groups for up to six months"

I would think that every single telephone company in the US has received a court order today, enabling the monitoring of call records for every single customer/phone that the company services.

Comment what the fuck (Score 1) 470

"What are you doing to make selling electric cars as profitable and painless for your dealers as selling gasoline or diesel vehicles?"

It sounds like whomever wrote the summary is basically requesting that the electric car makers should make crappier cars, so they need more repairs, so people will go back to the dealer to get them fixed.

That sounds like a great plan.

I see samzenpus is still working hard to make the world a little worse, every single day.

Comment Re:Sue / fine the IT services contractors (Score 1) 262

Forever? Just like now.

Seriously, most people are stupid and just vote 'R' or 'D', they probably don't even know the actual individual they are voting for, just that the person belongs to the "correct" party.

I am more likely to be raptured than for a member of congress or the senate to lose their seat on this issue.

Adding features does not necessarily increase functionality -- it just makes the manuals thicker.