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Comment: Re:Then ID would be required (Score 1) 1089

by robbyb20 (#49303923) Attached to: Obama: Maybe It's Time For Mandatory Voting In US

Good points and important to the discussion at hand. I think I was a little hasty in my comment to say that everyone should be able to vote everywhere. To allow that to happen, there would need to be some major changes to the current voting structure and quite honestly, I dont think we will see that any time soon, or if its even feasible.

Comment: Re:Then ID would be required (Score 1) 1089

by robbyb20 (#49295785) Attached to: Obama: Maybe It's Time For Mandatory Voting In US

Funny thing, is actually am. Yes, you are correect about what they include on the ballot. I do not think that someone from out of state should have a vote on those issues if they havent taken/dont have time to get an in state license. I do believe there should be different ballots for federal and state. I dont have any experience with absentee ballots but saying that you cant vote for the president because you arent in your district on that particular Tuesday is a little backwards.

Comment: Plex has changed my entire setup at home (Score 3, Informative) 252

But I have to ask, are you set on Windows? I recently transfered mine over to a linux VM(windows 7 vm previously) and i have a bit of a performance increase. I can direct play at home while a friend or family member transcodes 1-2 streams at once for watching remotely.

Comment: Re:It was much cheaper for me recently (Score 1) 155

In Chicago, last weekend would have been a bad idea for a lot of people to get behind the wheel. I would gladly spend $50 for taxis than kill/mame/get dui. Also, when parking in a parking garage in the loop costs you $40 for 8 hours, a cheap taxi or uber for $6-15 a ride is a steal.

It sounds like you dont have the same daily obstacles that someone living in a large city faces. Also, calling public trans crap because it doesnt go where you need it to go is a little harsh. Do you call the Oriental Express crap because it doesnt go where you want it to go?

Comment: Re:It was much cheaper for me recently (Score 1) 155

Dont kill me for saying this but its also only $5 to the take the Blue line. I know I know, its not always easy to get to it and you have to plan ahead. My ex used to hate the blue line and would insist on taxis or uber. I use Uber on a regular basis($50 this past weekend) and get both uberx and taxis with it. I havent tried out curb yet so i cant comment on that. Did you successfully get a taxi when the surge pricing was in effect? That usually means no one is out driving and you will have a heck of a time hailing or calling a cab.

Comment: Re:commercials and young kids (Score 1) 163

by robbyb20 (#49272741) Attached to: "Hello Barbie" Listens To Children Via Cloud

I've heard that this is a huge thing with kids these days.

I would be interested to see if there is a correlation with ASMR videos as well. The soothing voice, the crinkles and opening of the boxes and wrappers may have a calming effect the children without them knowing it and that's why they love to watch them.

I even watch other asmr videos when I need to fall asleep, unboxing items falls into the category of things that a put me to sleep and relax me.

Comment: I hope this is the type of dialog we will hear (Score 5, Funny) 163

by robbyb20 (#49270847) Attached to: "Hello Barbie" Listens To Children Via Cloud

Lisa [playing with Malibu Stacy]: A hush falls over the general assembly as Stacy approaches the podium to deliver what will no doubt be a stirring and memorable address. [pulls Stacy's cord]

        Malibu Stacy: I wish they taught shopping in school!

        Lisa: [groans, pulls Stacy's cord again]

        Malibu Stacy: Let's bake some cookies for the boys!

        Lisa: Come on, Stacy. I've waited my whole life to hear you speak. Don't you have anything relevant to say? [pulls cord]

        Malibu Stacy: Don't ask me, I'm just a girl. [giggles]

        Bart: Right on! Say it, sister.

        Lisa: It's not funny, Bart. Millions of girls will grow up thinking that this is the right way to act....that they can never be more than vacuous ninnies whose only goal is to look pretty, land a rich husband, and spend all day on the phone with their equally vacuous friends talking about how damn terrific it is to look pretty and HAVE A RICH HUSBAND!!!!

        Bart: Just what I was going to say.

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