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Comment Re: AdBlock = inferior + 'souled-out' vs. hosts (Score 1) 244

i stoped using adblocker when they didthat proxy's and posibly no scripts(noscipt does other good things too).

there are list to use too and you can use more than one plus any customs easy list's arepretty good. you will need a browser that embeds the adblocker lists or a addon that lets you customize it.

I'm not a grammar or spelling perfectionist. You are welcome to continue to mangle words and sentences in any manner you like. But, you must be prepared to accept that if you can't be bothered to at least make an effort to properly structure a sentence I won't be bothered to grant your comment any credibility.

Comment Still using custom ROM (Score 1) 215

I have two active Android devices. On my phone, I run Venom Rom. I just updated to N and am quite content with the build, features and functionality. On my tablet, I run a build of my own make. It's pretty buggy but I've been using this platform to teach myself so nothing is lost. I also run an Android VM on one of my home PCs. It has a custom ROM as well but much like my tablet and for the same reason, it is pretty buggy too.

Comment Re:wipe your ass sir? (Score 1) 16

$15/month to listen to someone read a fucking book. Really? I wonder how much people will pay to have their ass wiped after a good shit?

I listened to over 200 books in 2015 during my 2 hour daily round trip for work. I own well over 400 real books that I read over the years. I couldn't possibly have read 200 books with the little spare time I have so go stuff your mightier than thou attitude. And yeah, $15 a month for books that typically run about 15 hours at normal playback speed is a good deal for entertainment.

Submission + - VW's ID Buzz electric microbus concept looks like a 21st century Mystery Machine (

drunkdrone writes: Given the emissions scandal that rocked Volkswagen in 2015, we reckon Scooby Doo and the gang would opt for something a little more environmentally-sound were they to be reinvented for the 21st Century. VW's new ID Buzz electric concept car, unveiled at the International Auto Show in Detroit on 8 January, is exactly the sort of thing we can imagine the overbearing talking dog and four meddlesome kids driving around in today.

Comment Re: Basic small-government argument. (Score 1) 357

I spent about 10 min researching the CA DMV web site looking for this. Perhaps 10 min isn't enough but would you mind providing a citation. This is the closest I've been able to find...

Specifically, I'm looking for information on the "reasonable speed which is defined as 85 percentile of all the cars on the road" part. I see a reference to "reasonable speed but my own interpretation of this doesn't agree with your assessment.

Comment Re: Basic small-government argument. (Score 2) 357

> someone has to make the leap and the risk, even a few deaths, is worth the reward. US society is not technologically progressive enough to allow for this in the next few decades so capitalism provides. Uber is as good as anyone to bear the brunt of the risks (and inevitable lawsuits).

Go ahead then, you offer up your life first and we'll all reap the rewards. Moron.

Comment Re: Click Bait (Score 2) 232

Sorry, here are the actual numbers:

2016 - Trump: 60,071,650 (47.5%) Still counting with approximately 9.5 million untabulated votes remaining
2012 - Romney: 60,933,504 (47.2%)
2008 - McCain: 59,948,323 (45.7%)
2004 - Bush: 62,040,610 (50.7%)
2000 - Bush: 50,456,002 (47.9%)

Most of your point remains. The media couldn't possibly have been more in the tank for Sec Clinton.

Submission + - CEO's message jolts IT workers facing layoffs (

dcblogs writes: IT workers in the infrastructure team at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) were notified recently of their layoff. They expect to be training replacements from India-based contractor HCL. The layoff affects more than 500 IT workers. But this familiar IT story begins a little differently. A few days before employees were notified in mid-October of their layoff, HCSC CEO Paula Steiner talked about future goals in an internal, company-wide video. Steiner's comments weren't IT-department-specific, but the takeaway quote by one IT employee was this: "As full-time retiring baby boomers move on to their next chapter, the makeup of our organization will consist more of young and non-traditional workers, such as part-time workers or contractors," said Steiner in the video. What Steiner didn't say in the employee broadcast is that some of the baby boomers moving "on to the next chapter" are being pushed out the door. "Obviously not all of us are 'retiring' — a bunch of us are being thrown under the bus," said one older employee.

Comment I do my part. I still have some objections. (Score 1) 693

I live in North Central Texas. I haven't watered my lawn for two years (still pretty green). I recycle. I have my lights on timers so I never forget to turn them off. I adjust the timers as needed. I use low energy bulbs. I use a programmable thermostat and have gotten used to being a little warmer or a little colder as the seasons change. My wife and I both have to work but we own cars that are easier on the gas. I'm not going to list every lifestyle change I've made in support of doing my part. I am a reasonable person when it comes to conservation and being environmentally friendly. I think man does contribute to climate change. I think we can make reasonable changes to how we live and that those changes may negate some of the issues. But I also believe that some of us are willing to throw the baby out with the bath water. Not all of the suggestions I've read for reducing our footprint are viable right now. Perhaps in the future we can (and should) revisit some of the less doable ideas. But an objection based on practicality or inability doesn't mean a person is an Earth burning ludite,lowIQ,moronic,sciencehatingidiot. That's where I get wrapped around the axle on this subject. When a nuanced opinion is categorized as being from a denier and when the mouthpiece for the message is a hypocrite. This all-or-nothing, burn em all to the ground attitude toward people that don't agree with you 100% is self-defeating.

Comment People pretending to be other people... (Score 2) 259

All of the test subjects were instructed to pretend to be part of various classes of society. How is pretending to be rich, poor or middle class while walking down a street supposed to discover how people that are actually rich, poor or otherwise truly behave? Everyone has preconceived notions of how people in other classes behave. If you think that rich people walk with a swagger, you're going to walk with a swagger when instructed to pretend to be rich.

I get that the researchers were attempting to isolate behavioral changes based on differences in environmental circumstances but I would have been more impressed if they had actually recruited real wealthy people to put on the glasses and do the walk. Seems to me that by not doing that, they artificially influenced the actual test subjects by allowing for those subjects to exercise their own bias.

Submission + - SPAM: Trump-supporters assaulted and harassed nation-wide

mi writes: Though often portrayed as violent and otherwise "deplorable", Trump supporters — including children — continue being assaulted and harassed nation-wide with nary a condemnation from the Democratic campaign or TV-personalities.

The article enumerates numerous incidents of not just verbal abuse, but punches and projectiles thrown, property damaged, and even one legal threat — whereby somebody claiming to be a "human rights lawyer" called the boss of a Trump-supporter claiming his tweets violate somebody's "civil rights".

Link to Original Source

Submission + - Clinton Foundation works with Big Pharma to keep the price of US AIDS drugs high (

Okian Warrior writes: A newly released Podesta E-mail explains how the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) works to keep the price of AIDS medicines high in the US. CHAI contracted with Big Pharma companies for AIDS drugs to be distributed in developing countries. In return, the group agreed to resist efforts to bring similarly lower cost and generic drugs to the US. The email is a reaction to "comments President Clinton made on lowering domestic AIDS drugs prices at the World AIDS day event":

[...]We have always told the drug companies that we would not pressure them and create a slippery slope where prices they negotiate with us for poor countries would inevitably lead to similar prices in rich countries.

[...] If we do try to do something in this area, we suggest that we approach the innovator companies that can currently sell products in the US with the idea of making donations to help clear the ADAP lists. For a variety of reasons, the companies will likely favor a donation approach rather than one that erodes prices across the board.

[...] I would guess that they would also likely favor a solution that involved their drugs rather than an approach that allowed generic drugs from India to flood the US market at low prices or one that set a precedent of waiving patent laws on drugs. ... We can go to war with the US drug companies if President Clinton would like to do so, but we would not suggest it.

Submission + - Votes Switched From Trump to Hillary in Texas ( 2

Okian Warrior writes: Early voting for the 2016 presidential election started yesterday for people in some areas who have been given the opportunity to avoid the long lines on November 8.

However, in Amarillo, a woman was shocked to see her ballot flip from Republican to Democrat.

“Gary and I went to early vote today,” wrote Lisa Houlette on Facebook. “I voted a straight Republican ticket and as I scrolled to submit my ballot I noticed that the Republican straight ticket was highlighted, however, the Clinton/Kaine box was also highlighted!”

“I tried to go back and change and could not get it to work. I asked for help from one of the workers and she couldn’t get it to go back either. It took a second election person to get the machine to where I could correct the vote to a straight ticket,” she added.

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