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Comment Re:Technology moves forward (Score 1) 483

He's not wrong. Speed for speed, a true sports car will perform far better. You will have to brake and downshift to 30 in a curve a sports car takes at 60. You will pass in the straightaway, but how often is that gonna happen on a racetrack?

hellcat or demon are drag cars with very little given for handling. Which is fine, it is what they were built to be. Just don't delude yourself in to thinking you'd win a race longer than 1/4 mile with it.

Submission + - Fake anti-neutrality comments flooding the FCC feedback site (theverge.com) 1

nobuddy writes: Clearly bot-generated comments in support of anti-Net Neutrality are flooding the FCC feedback page. People who's name and addresses are used report they have no idea how it got there.
Search feature disabled, last count prior to that was 140,000 and rising fast. Searching for key phrases in the identical posts tracked the input.

"The comments seem to be posted by different people, with their addresses attached. But people contacted by The Verge said they did not write the comments and have no idea where the posts came from.
'That doesn’t even sound like verbiage I would use,' says Nancy Colombo of Connecticut, whose name and address appeared alongside the comment.
'I have no idea where that came from,' says Lynn Vesely, whose Indiana address also appeared, and who was surprised to hear about the comment."

Comment Re:Generation Z leans to the political right. (Score 1) 226

If you think Harry Potter didn't make much profits, then you clearly have not even tried to look at the data. At all. Just, wow.

That series has profited $6.5 Billion. Profited. Not grossed. Net.
And that is just from box office sales. Video releases and merchandising profited another $25 Billion. Profit. Not gross. Net.

Hell, you could not be more wrong if you tried, with that example.

        Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone
        Budget: $125 million
        Worldwide box office earnings: $974.6 million
        Profit: $849.6 million

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
        Budget: $100 million
        Worldwide box office earnings: $879 million
        Profit: $779 million

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
        Budget: $130 million
        Worldwide box office earnings: $796.7 million
        Profit: $666.7 million

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
        Budget: $150 million
        Worldwide box office earnings: $896.1 million
        Profit: $746.1 million

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
        Budget: $150 million
        Worldwide box office earnings: $942.9 million
        Profit: $792.9 million

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
        Budget: $250 million
        Worldwide box office profit: $935 million
        Profit: $685 million

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
        Budget: $125 million
        Worldwide box office earnings: $960.3 million
        Profit: $835.3 million

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
        Budget: $125 million
        Worldwide box office earnings: $1.3 billion
        Profit: $1.16 billion

Comment Re:Generation Z leans to the political right. (Score 4, Interesting) 226

My Presidential vote history:
Reagan, Bush, Perot, Dole, Bush, Kerry, Obama, Obama, (Sanders) well, fine. Clinton. Since I have no choice. Dammit. At least its not Trump.

Your affiliation may change as you learn more. Which way it goes depends on how you feel about what you learned. Conservatives used to be about being fiscal conservatives and small government, hands off on the rest. Now they are about social conservative and HUGE government. They say small government, but their vote history is always HUUUUUUGE military and corporate control and the rest gutted to make the military even more HUUUUGE and corporate control more profitable. Fuck that, I am no fascist. Time to reign this runaway horse back toward the middle, and maybe a little left of there.

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