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Comment Re:YEEE-HAW! (Score 1) 205

Everybody likes Putin so much his party gets 99.5% votes with 99.4% turnout in a republic whose population got expelled then mercifully let to return twice, and has been at a civil war with Russia until 2000 when it was brutally pacified, and some insurgency is smoldering to this day.

Well at least it was not 99.5% of the 160% voter turnout like in the last Russian election.

Comment Re:Immediately turn phone off (Score 1) 428

If your turn your phone off/reboot the moment the police turn up it means you can't film them with it. So you have to choose between filing and risking them grabbing it, or protecting your privacy.

Phones need a panic button. Say tap the power button three times quickly and it goes into a locked down mode where it records video as long as you hold the volume button down, and the moment you let go it reboots and all data is safety encrypted.

Kinda sucks that we need to use suicide bomber tactics now.

Just don't lock the phone with a fingerprint in the first place. It is super weak lock mechanism in the first place.

Comment Re:Hold down power button and ... (Score 1) 428

He's more like a little boy who has no idea what to do or how to do it.

Little boys and girls are tyrants. Children are sociopaths who must be trained to be civilized human beings [1]. Sometimes training doesn't take, ergo, Trump.

[1] There's a quote around there that says this better than I could, so if anyone knows it please let me know!

It is not training as such, but they need to grow up emotionally. And they are not sociopaths, children are "psychopaths", though we usually wouldn't use that word for pre-adolescents.

Comment Re:Intransigent (Score 1) 284

unwilling or refusing to change one's views or to agree about something.
synonyms: uncompromising, inflexible, unbending, unyielding, diehard, unshakable, unwavering, resolute, rigid, unaccommodating, uncooperative, stubborn, obstinate, obdurate, pigheaded, single-minded, iron-willed, stiff-necked
"the regime remained intransigent in its opposition to wider participation in the political process"

...because I had to look it up. :D

Sounds they could put the Apple logo in the dictionary under intrasigent. It fits them on both their positive and negative sides.

Comment Re:GMO (Score 1) 197

You don't have to be anti-science to think that we need better regulation on GMOs. In particular the Monopoly (or almost of ) by Monsanto on a lot of the base patents when it comes to GMOs is a bigger issue than almost any other with GMOs...

Monsoto is a pretty bad company and there are many things wrong with them, but they are not monopoly or a near monopoly, they are not even the biggest player on the market.

Though if they are allowed to bought by Bayer, they probably will be combined.

Comment Re:Wow 20 years! (Score 1) 127

Neon is horrible. Copying the bloody awful flat icon crap that (cr)Apple instigated and then Windows 10 slavishly copied.

I think you got the order of events mixed up. It bloody awful style that Microsoft introduced in Windows 8 and everybody hated, and then Google and Apple for God's know why slavishly copied.

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