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Comment Google is not the problem. It's non-open HW. (Score 1) 151

The IBM PC. Then the clones. Then the x86 boxes. Call it what you want. Put in a disk an boot whatever OS you wanted. There was a time you could actually by a PC without any OS on it.

Android devices (and dare I say Apple devices) should ALL, and simply, be allowed to boot whatever you want. Just like your classic PC.

If you don't like Android, well, install Ubuntu (and good luck with that). How about Windows-10 or whatever you want. A phone or a tablet should be allowed to put whatever you want on it. Even a version of MS-DOS on an Atom based tablet, and as easily as with the classic PC.

Comment A "condom" fixes all serious problems (Score 1) 203

If you put any thought into it, a 'condom' will fix all serious issues facing people on Earth. In less than 200 years, if people had just one child, the Earth's population would be around 700 million. An environmentally stable population, and people could then have two children per family.

Will it happen? No F**KING WAY.

Comment Re:Backup camera (Score 1) 417

True. You can get the basics for about $50. Then pay $150 for installation. Or you have to wire it up... correctly.

I never would have bought one and spent the time for one. It came with my 2015 Subaru Crosstrek (same price as 2014 model without the camera). I love that thing in so many situations. Wasn't sold before I had it. I am now.

Comment Re:You've clearly never been to Seattle (Score 3, Informative) 396

I live in Seattle. I am now looking out my window at a beat-up RV. People are living in that RV. They move the RV every three days in order to stay compliant with the 72 hour parking rule (technically, a vehicle over seven feet is not allowed to park overnight in residential neighborhoods, but ...).

This scene is repeated throughout the city.

I have seen crap RVs littering the streets (yes, literally) in doubling numbers for the past few years. I don't have a problem with the people across the street from my home. They are being clean, obeying the city ordinance for parking (height restriction be damned), and are NOT bothering anybody to my knowledge. I feel sorry for them and the others like them. They had homes here, but thanks in large part to Amazon (and Seattle's permitting give-away), people are being forced out of their affordable housing.

"I may be synthetic, but I'm not stupid" -- the artificial person, from _Aliens_