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Comment Re:"Shows Why We Can't Have Nice Things For Cheap" (Score 1) 187

I believe the Costco balls were actually rebranded Nike balls. So the company that makes the balls has the rights to make the ball and had the right under Nike. Costco is only selling the balls.

I was guessing the same thing.

I"m not sure who makes all of the Costco Kirkland booze...but it sure is good.

Their gin I"m currently trying out is very well made IMHO.

Science

'Sightings' of Extinct Tasmanian Tiger Prompt Search in Queensland (theguardian.com) 29

Elle Hunt, writing for The Guardian: "Plausible" possible sightings of a Tasmanian tiger in northern Queensland have prompted scientists to undertake a search for the species thought to have died out more than 80 years ago. The last thylacine is thought to have died in Hobart zoo in 1936, and it is widely believed to have become extinct on mainland Australia at least 2,000 years ago. But sightings of large, dog-like animals that are neither dingoes nor foxes have persisted over the decades, despite widespread scepticism. Recent eyewitness accounts of potential thylacines in far north Queensland have spurred scientists from James Cook University to launch a search for the animal long considered extinct. Professor Bill Laurance said he had spoken at length to two people about animals they had seen in Cape York peninsula that could potentially be thylacines, and that they had given plausible and detailed descriptions.

Comment Re:"Shows Why We Can't Have Nice Things For Cheap" (Score 4, Funny) 187

And the amateurs will do/buy anything to improve their game. I do some work at a country club and the schlock on sale to golfers makes global warming skeptics look like Einstein.

So, Titleist are the Monster Cables of the golfing/country club set....?

;)

Comment Re:While its not my cup of tea (Score 5, Insightful) 523

So, if he'd been gay, it would have been ok, right?

But just because his sexual proclivity is into BDSM and some wild fantasy stuff....it isn't ok?

Seriously...why do they draw a line at one thing and not another?

As long as both are legal activities, why should someone be fired for whatever gets them off in the bedroom AFTER they leave the workplace?

Comment Re:Good. (Score 1) 286

Then again I live in a suburb of the Greater Los Angeles Area in the People's Republic of California, which keeps a lot of the deadbeat states afloat through our large and for-now voluntary donations to the federal guv'mit.

Say howdy to Gov. Moonbeam for us all....and enjoy that abundance of taxes the STATE itself collects from you....it isn't the feds running you into the ground, it is your own states messed up priorities.

All the businesses leaving CA for TX are happily waving goodbye to CA...it used to be the land of milk and honey.

Comment Re:Good. (Score 1) 286

I'd say "Who cares" but obviously you do.

I get a bit upset when they tinker with a classic tale to just be politically correct, or controversial, etc.

The old characters were just fine as they were.

If they want to create new tales and do gay characters...why not?

But there's no need to do what they did to B&B. They didn't need to make a black orphaned Annie. The classics were just fine as they were. If you want to have diversity for the sake of diversity, just make new tales that are inclusive of characters that are written originally as those types of minorities or life choices.

Comment Re:Innovation (Score 1) 286

Normal people use a laptop or tablet these days to watch TV grandad.

That's fine if you're out on the road traveling, or maybe having a meal out by yourself....

But geez, why would anyone watch on a tiny screen when you have a nice HD or now becoming prevalent 4K televisions....60" or so?

I mean, those things are bought by people (usually with real jobs of a few years), and I know that I'd much rather watch a good movie on my large screen TV with a quality surround system I have in my living room.

Not everyone is a college student with no money and can only watch on a tablet or laptop.

Some people work and have disposible cash and actually buy things to enjoy with it....

I find it difficult to get a bunch of friends over for beers and gather 6-8 of us around a tablet or laptop to watch a game or movie....?

Comment Re:Good. (Score 5, Interesting) 286

Per the article:

It is expanding into new genres such as children's fare, reality TV and stand-up comedy specials

PLEASE Netflix, don't go down the route of fscking "reality tv"....please....

If it gets overrun by reality crap, I"ll drop netflix.

Hell, if they ever syndicate something awful like the existing kardashain shit out there, I"ll possibly pull the plug on NF.

I like a lot of what NF is doing, I do wish they'd get back a little more of the commercial movie stuff, but in all I'm fairly happy with their offerings.

But geez, "reality" tv type stuff has ruined what used to be good networks.

DIY...dead to reality stuff, no longer DIY stuff.

Cooking Channel and FoodTV...I rarely see a show on there where someone actually cooks recipes to show and educate the view...it is some fucking contest or reality type cooking thing.

More and more seems to fall to this crap and it makes me sick.

The latest victim I've heard about, is the show I really used to like to watch, Wheeler Dealers on the Velocity channel.

The main part of the show, was with Edd China doing the mechanical work and explaining what was going on.

Well, apparently a US company has bought them off, and was going to cut the actual "meat" of the show drastically....and I envisioned, having Edd and Mike argue like the fucking Tuttle's did on that chopper show...?

I respect Edd...who QUIT the show. I'll not be watching it anymore.

So, Netflix...keep up the good work and leave the CRAP reality/contest shows to the regular networks that are rapidly becoming non-relavent anymore to anyone that wants to view something worth watching.

Comment Re:IN 1...2....3.... (Score 2) 158

What color is the skin on their code? It all looks the same on my IDE.

Well, the original article is alluding to the fact that indians (dot not feather) are so cheap over in India, but that their actual skill, professionalism and all is severely lacking.

In general if you say that about a race of people in general, you'll get immediately attacked.

Sure, one brush doesn't paint everyone, BUT...in my experience to date, in MANY years in IT...the indians that come to the US, while many can do rote coding, if the requirements are very well and specifically spelled out, they just cannot in general seem to innovate or come up with code or processes that require individual thinking, creation and invention.

I dunno if it is how they are taught over there, or something to do with culture, or what...but that's what I've seen over and over again.

I won't even go into how badly many/most of them I"ve see treat women in the work place. It seems they get away with it too, whereas I'd be canned in a moment if anyone heard me spouting some of the stuff they say not very quietly.

Comment Re:Exactly (Score 1) 207

Is the issue "protecting the loved ones" or evading social responsibility?

Err...exactly what social responsibility do I have to live up to, when it comes to my decision on where to live, where best to raise my kids, where best to invest my housing dollars for best resale?

This "social responsibility" is some kind of new concept you just came up with.....?

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