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Comment Re: Cue the hipocrisy... (Score 4, Insightful) 412

The way we have it right now, liberals in Texas need not vote - their vote does not matter. End of story. Same for conservatives in California. Because their vote is rounded out, they are not represented in the role of President. You can say they can vote for the House and Senate, but those are often rounded out as well with gerrymandered districts.

Comment Re:Allo? FB Messenger? (Score 1) 143

Yeah but Allo sucks. Sorry, but I have no compelling reason to use it over Hangouts, iMessage, SMS, Google Chat, or any other chat program (Facebook Messenger comes to mind as well). And Duo - I was let down. I had hoped Google had figured out what secret sauce Apple uses in Facetime to get such effing awesome quality over just LTE or 3G. No one else comes close. I thought, "Hey, Google is made up of engineers, really smart ones too! Surely they can figure it out." I was wrong. I like seeing who's calling me before answering, but that's about the only innovation there, and the call quality isn't up to par.

Comment Re:Next Phase (Score 1) 644

Sadly this is where Federal and State laws *combine*. For example, by law only the FCC can regulate radio, so as a licensed radio operator, in theory only the FCC may tell me I can't use my radio. But I guarantee the State and local laws that restrict where I may take my radio apply as well. I can't say "you're not the FCC so nyah nyah". Doesn't work like that. If you fly a drone in my property, which is not a 2 dimensional property plot but includes vertical space as well, then yes, you are in MY property and you are trespassing. You need to be aware of what your local and State laws state for property space and their defense.

Comment Re:"Adding no Value" (Score 1) 327

Sure - instead of putting my CC info into Yet Another Insecure Website Just Waiting To Be Hacked, I can use my secure Apple-stored CC token to purchase a premium app. I trust Apple - I don't (want to) trust Valve, or Steam, or some weird website that offers Paypal OR credit card through some unknown 3rd party provider. Also Apple makes it just take my thumbprint, others have multiple screens or validation codes you have to enter - again, less "friction", more time for more important things in my life.

Comment Upgrade mech sucks (Score 1) 35

Too bad its update mechanism sucks balls. You can apply "patches", which I find often require fuzzy matches to work, but you can't actually UPGRADE to a newer version, you have to install that on a separate folder and database, then schedule a time to take it all down and export/import the whole database, orders, themes and all. It's crazy complex compared to Wordpress' simply Upgrade Now button.

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