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Comment Re:I am going to say this just once. (Score 1) 217

Exactly. I don't understand why people don't see this. The contract makes sure the label makes money before the artist does. Those assholes will take any opportunity to screw over anyone, why would an artist trust them?

I suppose once an artist gets a bit popular, greed takes over.

Comment Re:I am going to say this just once. (Score 1) 217

Except those "starving" artists aren't getting any of the money you pay for their music. There are thousands of starving artists that decided they would rather stay starving than sell out to a music label. I choose to give my money to them.

Music is like food. It is better when it is local.

Comment Re:Net worth is over $86 trillion!!! (Score 1) 254

Stop it with the debt crap! And stop comparing the spending of money against the GDP instead of our overall total value!

Let's say you own property worth $1,000,000, you have $200,000 in total debt, and you make $180,000 a year. Would you worry about spending an extra $20,000 this year?

Yes, if I cared about keeping my $1,000,000 property.

Or, just maybe, country-wide debt finances do not scale to personal debt at all.

Comment Ok (Score 4, Informative) 89

If I already have the umbrella with me, it doesn't matter if it is going to rain or not. I can wait for it to start raining. If I am outside, I will know if it is raining or not.

If it has to communicate with a phone to determine if it is raining. Well... why not just use the phone?

If you want a $100 umbrella. Get one of these. I live in a rather windy city and have never had an inversion or damage. Makes a nice walking stick, as I can put all of my weight on it with no problems. I have not used it for self defense, however.

My guess is the "smart" umbrella is a cheap $10 dollar one (that they sell at the convenience store for $20 when it is raining), with some crappy electronics in it.

Comment Re:Dangerous (Score 1) 367

People died while being locked in cars.
Two examples are : car fallen in the water, and people sleeping in a car while owner and friend locked it. The owner came back after a long hot weeken, his friend was dead inside.
Double lock is a dangerous feature.

Oh this wouldn't affect me. I am already dead inside.

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