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Comment Re:So what. (Score 1) 291

It's clearly a generational thing. Many older individuals can't seem to understand that dvds are inconvenient.

It's more likely that the older individuals have already lived through the death of a service and don't want to experience that particular inconvenience again.

Do you remember when DIVX went belly up?


Comment Re:Sounds about right (Score 1) 83

Great Britain is a geographic term, the United Kingdom is a political term. Britain is synonymous with the latter, which doesn't help matters. So it doesn't matter what country or countries exist on the large island, it's name is Great Britain. Northern Ireland being in the UK or not can not affect the name of the large island :)

Comment Re:Nice Job HTC (Score 1) 205

Sorry, dude, but these people know where their bread is buttered and while I don't see a ton of value in removing a headphone jack they're not going swayed by a handful of neckbeards threatening to buy whatever. Every time tech takes a jump there is a cry from a couple dozen people like you about not wanting the new tech for any number of reasons (many better than what you're presenting here) but in a couple years even you will be on the bandwagon.

I live in two different worlds. I am a geek, so I do tech stuff but I'm also a gun guy.

Do you remember when Smith and Wesson signed a deal with the Clinton DOJ to get preferential treatment on government contracts? The backlash was so swift and severe, the owners had to sell the company to stave off bankruptcy and the new owners had no intention of honoring the deal. To stop this trend, there has to be this kind of a revolt among HTC's customers.

This one feature might not be a bridge too far for most buyers but I suspect that there's some cell phone maker out there cheering because they know that their sales are going to get a bump from the people who won't ride this wave.

But, I'm not opposed to tilting at windmills. I'm still continuing my 20+ year one man boycott of Nintendo. I stopped using Opera when they removed the menu bar and I won't use Chrome for the same reason.


Comment Re:Breadth & Accuracy 120 years ago (Score 2) 436

I don't know if you realised, but you just told everyone how little you know about scientific research, at the same time as trying to use your knowledge of scientific research to make a point. It's rather entertaining for everyone else, but I imagine for you it's somewhat embarrassing. Let me help you for future times you insist on chiming in:

1) Yes, and? Oncologists research cancer, climatologists research the climate. Or should they swap every once in a while to keep you happy? Or is it this particular study? I have news for you - this study is duplicated many times the world over at the end of each year/start of the next. Of course climatologists are going to perform it.

2) Nope. Continued funding relies on society surviving. Extraordinary-payout-massive-awesomeness-funding would come from showing how climate change is not happening, as that will get you a Nobel prize, $1m, tenure wherever you want it, and funding for the rest of your days. Science LOVES upheavals, as that's where fantastic amounts of learning is found

3) Again, not at all. See 2)

4) Not even close. See 2)

The idea of science and scientists you are arguing against is indeed horrific, but as it only exists in your mind and the minds of people similarly disposed to you, you shouldn't worry about it perverting scientific research.

Comment Re:Propaganda? (Score 0) 210

My Pre-ACA HMO plan was $440/month for me and my children. No deductibles. Just a co-payment for hospital and doctor visits.
After the ACA took effect, the HMO plan became too expensive for my employer so I had to go to a PPO plan. It cost me $250/month but everything cost more money. Higher co-pays, a BS deductible, less overall coverage. My daughter needed an EKG and that cost over $1,100.

I'm happy that there are people who didn't have coverage before that do now but my coverage was not as good after as it was before and I keep seeing assholes tell me how great the ACA is for me.

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