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Comment Re:Couldn't Clinton Still Win? (Score 1) 1081

You mean besides civil unrest on a scale not seen since the civil war? Do you honestly believe that if a group of 40 electoral voters (enough to sway the electoral counts) stole the election from the legitimate winner that he/she would just shake hands and go away?

Saying there would be a civil war might be extreme, but the resulting chaos would literally tear the country apart. Even after the country put itself back together there would be absolutely no reason to EVER vote again using the current system as it would be abundantly clear to everyone that only 270 votes count out of a population of 300+ million.

Comment Re:Yield problems? (Score 4, Informative) 81

You literally have no idea what you are talking about. I'm surprised someone with such a low ID is spouting such nonsense as fact. It doesn't take 12 hours to wirelessly charge.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge battery size: 2600mAh, charging time on WIRED cable: 80 minutes 0-100%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge battery size: 2600mAh, charging time on Samsung Wireless Qi: 160 minutes 0-100%


Just for comparison the iPhone 6s plus (2750mAh which is the closest to the above), it takes 168 minutes to charge 0-100%. So basically it takes roughly an equal amount of time to wirelessly charge an S6 Edge as it does to charge an iPhone 6s plus using the wired charger.

Comment Replacements shipping (Score 4, Interesting) 179

I wonder how they are going to handle the replacement process. Typically you return the defective product when you get the fixed version, but in this case is Fedex/UPS going to be OK shipping a defective device that might burst into flame? The announcement didn't specify if the battery issue was only triggered when recharging the device.

Comment Re: What's the big problem? (Score 1) 675

I agree to both of your assertions, however there isn't much we can do. No matter what stores we visit: Target, Walmart, Lowes, local supermarket, etc. They are all the same. They prioritize useless people asking if you need help finding something but want you to wait in a long line to checkout. For an anecdotal example, today I shopped at Target. We saw 4 or 5 employees roaming the store and were asked by two separate employees if we were "finding everything OK". When we go to check out there was exactly ONE register opened with 7 customers in line. The self checkout line was even longer.

Comment Re: What's the big problem? (Score 2) 675

Which is it? A "few" or 10? In my experience it takes at least 20 seconds. No big deal right? Until you remember that stores are eliminating as many cashiers as possible so even IF those 5 people in front of you know how to use the cards you just wasted at least 2 minutes per store. The sky is not falling but pretending it isn't a hassle for the consumer is disingenuous at best. The best thing to do is speed up the transactions to the previous standard of 1 to 2 seconds.

Comment Clinton's emails? (Score 1, Insightful) 85

One point that keeps getting lost on the whole Clinton email fiasco is FOIA requests. Shouldn't she be in jail for violating that law? She was running a private server that contained official government records subject to this Act. She controlled the information that could be "lost" or "not found" whenever she wanted. That was legal but this isnt?

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