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Comment Re:Always the same with Hillary... (Score 4, Insightful) 260

Because it's usually true. The Republicans admitted that the Benghazi hearings were political in nature, timed to weaken her in the primaries. They found nothing new, and nothing that incriminated Hillary for anything other than having a small budget handed to her by the Republicans in Congress. When there are actual conspiracies, it's hard to not see conspiracies.

Comment Re:You've got to appreciate the irony... (Score 1) 48

If the 3rd party breaks the law at the request of the government, it's treated as if the government broke the law themselves. Note, if Yahoo independently broke the law allowing them access to the emails, then provided those emails when requested, they didn't break the law at the request of the government, unless it can be shown that the initial law breaking was in response to a previous request by the government.

Comment Re: What NEEDS to happen... (Score 1) 457

Stronger, lighter, cheaper, thinner? So many contradictions in there it's amazing because you're not getting all of those.

That you are dumb doesn't make something impossible. Oppo got rid of the jack, and ended up with a phone that was, at the time, the thinnest in the world, strong (with the video to prove it because so many idiots like you assume that thin and light mean weak), light, and much cheaper than anything close from Samsung. Sure, the jack wasn't the only reason this happened, but it was a contributing factor. Drop the jack, and make vast improvements in the design.

Comment Re: Headphone Jack is Pretty Crappy (Score 1) 457

Exactly how is using a USB device easier then a simple plug?

Ask two people how a car is easier than a horse. One person from 1898, and one person from 1998.

USB is easier because it's universal. You have more options on location and presentation of the jack.

They have no drawbacks either, except for adding a few cents to the cost of the slave labor that makes your phone,

Space, weight, cost, and fragile. You missed some of the drawbacks of jacks. Also, re-read with the definition of "obsolete" being "old-fashioned". You might find that if your vocabulary is good, other people are easier to understand.

Comment Re:Poor Arguements (Score 1) 457

I have an iPhone at work, but could have opted for the android. The android choices were pretty poor. If my driving decision is the headset, I'd just carry an android for both. The real difference is the SIM. Heck, I have a 2-SIM phone for the day I get tired of hauling around 2 phones and carry one with both SIMs in it. Solves the 2-phone problem pretty simply.

Comment Re:Headphone Jack is Pretty Crappy (Score 1) 457

And the jack hole is about 1 mm larger on all sides, so 3.5mm takes 5.5mm minimum. So any of the super-thin phones drop the headphone jack because it's to thick to include and hit the marketing goals.

at least with USB-C you can physically plug in something. I hate bluetooth because it's yet another item to keep charged. And without a cord, it's much easier to forget them and leave them somewhere. The looks of it are that the owner of the phone will need to keep a [lightning|USB-C] adapter appropriate for their phone around, and you can keep using your 3.5mm headphones forever. Though anyone who uses headphones on a computer and isn't an audiophile uses USB headphones because they are easier and generally higher quality than the obsolete 3.5 analog headphones.

Comment Re:Hah! (Score 1) 446

I tell my children this all the time. "When something is wrong in your life. Finding someone other than yourself to be "At Fault" will never benefit you.
Always strive to find what you can do differently. This is where you gain power."
It is just truth. If you ever truly can find nothing you can do in your life differently to get better results, you win. You are a powerless victim. No fualt can be assigned to you. Nothing you could ever do to change things.
Feel better?

You want to treat the people like your children. Still a nanny state.

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