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Comment You can still replace (Score 2) 234

There are consequences to that position, such as not being able to replace the battery yourself

That's not even true though, it's actually not that hard to replace the battery on most of the Apple laptops. It just means taking out some screws (and a few other steps).

It just means not having a door so really anyone can do it.

Comment You aren't paying if you don't want (Score 2) 234

USB 3.0 is fast enough for spinning media and it works just fine on a Mac Pro. It's in theory fast enough for any SATA drive (including SSD 6GBs SATA drives). USB 3.0 docks are also quite cheap and come in a wide range of options.

Thunderbolt is for when you want real speed, faster than SATA can go... Or you want something more reliable than USB. In that case it may be worth paying something extra.

Comment Define compete (Score 1) 228

There is a difference between a mandate to buy something when there are competing suppliers of the product

At least one state has only one Obamacare provider.

Also none of the insurance companies really "compete" because they can't sell insurance across state lines. That's why insurance rates and health care costs are so high, because real competition is not allowed. A small number of players are allowed to control each state (Hello Cable Monopoly).

Comment No regulations required, just permissions (Score 1) 78

For example, should it be legal for an advertising company to buzz around my home with a drone based billboard?

All drone issues are solved if you simply implement the Colorado law allowing people to purchase drone hunting licenses. If a drone is doing something anyone dislikes, it will be removed from the sky legally. That should put a big cap on annoying uses of drones and frankly I'm not sure there would be any left between the people annoyed and those hunting the drones just for the hell of it.

Comment Re: A couple things about TFA (Score 0) 396

I can think of lots of other reasons why they would also be upset. But the non-Muslim reason is primary and not something you can wave away, even if you fix the other things.

Some people you literally cannot please - so why try if it makes no sense? They are also offended at our allowing gay marriage, perhaps instead the nation should stop placating the gay population and stone or execute them instead? Is that really want you want? I would instead say, we ignore what people we cannot be pleased think.

Comment Defense in depth (Score 1) 396

The current strategy of the U.S. in regards to infrastructure defense is simple - defense in depth.

By spending very little on road maintenance, it's highly likely terrorists will either get a flat tire on the way to attack a power station, or the guns will cook off a few rounds when a bump is hit likely harming the car or terrorists.

As a last ditch defense, the federally required signs not to pee on high-voltage transformers will be removed, thereby cooking the terrorists when they get there as they are sure to do such a stupid thing with no warnings posted.

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