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Comment Re:Windows 7 (Score 1) 339

Vista didn't suck, at least not as bad as Me, and was a worthwhile upgrade if buggy with drivers and such. but definitely the jump from Vista to 7 was akin to that from 95/98 to 2000/XP, as 7 refined and perfected what Vista started the same way 2000/XP perfected what 95/98 started. likewise, 8 pretty much sucks, and 10 is blah. in fact, 10 is currently more akin to Vista than anything else, so w/e comes next after 10 will likely be the next XP (jinx).

so for now, 7 is the new XP, and will likely remain so for sometime, much as Microsoft wishes it weren't so, as we wait for 11.

Comment Re:Surprised? (Score 1) 424

Actually yes I am surprised.

And now I'd like to respond directly to Mr Lucas:

although Lucas came up with story treatments for a new trilogy, those materials, to put it bluntly, were discarded.

Thank God.

"They decided they didn't want to use those stories, they decided they were gonna go do their own thing," says Lucas. "They weren't that keen to have me involved anyway.

Smart move on their part.

But at the same time, I said if I get in there I'm just going to cause trouble.


All I would do is muck everything up.

Identifying the problem is the first step to correcting it.

"The issue was, ultimately, they looked at the stories and they said, 'We want to make something for the fans,'" says Lucas.

A lesson you would do well to learn Mr Lucas. Making your fans happy is how you became a success in the first place... ...and displeasing them is how you crashed and burned.

And as long as we're breaking up, can you please give us back our original Original Trilogy?
Just drop it off at our door, no need to stick around. That would be awkward.
And you can keep the prequels, we don't want them.

Comment Re:Out Of Context (Score 1) 579

Trump was under no obligation to agree. But he did anyway, which makes it irrelevant whether he or the reporter brought it up first.

And, since your a fool for looking at it in a vacuum, the database concept is not at all out of alignment with Trumps prior comments on Muslims.

fuck you idiots trying to defend him.

Comment Re:Unbelievable (Score 4, Informative) 579

Trump: We have to do something about Muslims.
Reporter: What, like a database?
Trump (actual quote): "I would certainly implement that, absolutely. There should be a lot of systems, beyond databases. We should have a lot of systems."
Reporter: Should Muslims be legally obligated to sign into the database?
Trump (actual quote): "They have to be — they have to be."

So any attempt to say he didn't talk about databases is pure bullshit.
He was not talking about immigration.
He was talking about Muslims.

Your entire case is built on the idea that the database was suggested by the reporter and not Trump, but the fact he gladly went went along with it, expounded on it, and then later suggested special IDs and shutting down -ALL- Mosques, makes that irrelevant.

Comment Re:GM producers are shooting themselves in the foo (Score 2) 514

Nobody is trying to mislead anyone here


they don't want to label it because they fear consumers may be hesitant to purchase it, hurting their profits, so their solution is to keep consumers ignorant and prevent them from even knowing whether it is or isn't... ...but that's not trying to mislead someone by omitting a piece of information that may influence a consumers decision?

Comment Re:GM producers are shooting themselves in the foo (Score 1) 514

innocent until proven guilty is a pretty good standard

in a court of law , not in regards to what you put into your body.

innocent until proven guilty, when applied to the food industry, would wait until AFTER someone poisons or sickens someone, instead of working to prevent from happening in the first place.

we know this, because its exactly how it was run until the public had had enough, and we created the FDA (or rather its forerunner), and began requiring food producers to follow various safety/cleanliness protocols.

Comment Re:GM producers are shooting themselves in the foo (Score 1) 514

they claimed nutrition and ingredients labels were also politically driven.

they felt we should just buy there products, and they were under no obligation to tell us what is in them.

stuff that.

its not merely trope. the market DOES require informed parties, even if some situations like healthcare have extenuating circumstances that make it nigh impossible for one of the actors to make a completely rational decision. this is not one of those situations.

they can label it and let the market have its way with them, and if they wish to change peoples minds they can go through the effort of persuading them, rather than doing an end run around it by hiding the information from consumers.

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made. -- Jean Giraudoux