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Comment Weasel words (Score 4, Insightful) 148

Wow, who wouldn't want to leave "Smart Interactivity" on? I don't know what it is or does, but if it's smart, and interactive, I had better leave it on, right? I want to get my money's worth out of this smart TV. I sure don't want to start disabling the smart features on my new smart TV.

Some marketing drone really earned their salary when they came up with that name.

Comment Re:fighting carbon pollution? (Score 2, Insightful) 369

Or, it'll be transported via ship overseas, which can result in an even larger catastrophe. I agree, he dropped the ball on this one. The oil is going to be mined, it will be sold, and it will be refined - the only question is where. The carbon will enter the atmosphere, except now it'll be accompanied by the additional carbon required to ship the oil the refinery in a much less efficient manner. I can only surmise that the decision was based entirely on politics and not on common sense.

Comment Re:This is not sustainable (Score 1) 216

This is a big problem with our congress. They continually try to attach riders and provisions to bills that cannot pass by themselves, usually completely unrelated to the legislation that it's being attached to. This should be considered abuse of power. If a provision cannot pass by its own merits it should not be able to be attached to another unrelated bill. And also the name of the bill should accurately and succinctly reflect the contents of the legislation, rather than "Make America Strong" or "Restore Our Honor" bills or something similar that do nothing to explain what the bill does, only attempts to cast it in a favorable light (like advertising).

Comment Re:There's a surprise... (Score 2) 132

Maybe there is one already, but if there isn't someone needs to start a company that performs this service but destroys the sample and the DNA data afterwards, providing you with only the ancestry and relational data that you originally asked for. And probably not even retaining a copy of that. Problem solved, and they could market themselves as having assured privacy.

The gent who wakes up and finds himself a success hasn't been asleep.