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Comment Re:We knew this going in (Score 5, Insightful) 391

Hillary lost. Get over it.

Yes, she did. And that means she is irrelevant now. As far as politics are concerned, she's in a rocking chair with a glass of lemonade. And now it's up to you to get over that.

Trump, on the other hand, is fair game for the next four years. Bringing up Hillary in an argument regarding him is just pathetic.

Comment Re:We knew this going in (Score 5, Insightful) 391

I fail to understand why you think Trump will do anything about climate change.

During the campaign, he said that climate change was a hoax, perpetrated by the Chinese, to make American industry less competitive.

He has appointed a climate-change denialist to oversee the power-transition at the EPA.

Recently he has allowed that there may be some connection between climate change and CO2 emissions, and he has met with Al Gore. Encouraging, but weigh that against the above, and his mercurial tendencies when it comes to policy positions.

Comment Re:Lets turn the dial to zero then (Score 1) 152

Even better: remove all regulations on spectrum use. Why shouldn't I be able to "innovate" with the air waves?

Because your "innovation" may cause interference with others. And the reverse.

Radio spectrum belongs to all of us, but the government has a legitimate role in regulating the use of our spectrum so that chaos does not happen. That's why there are portions of the spectrum for various uses, some of them commercial, and others private.

Comment Triple-negative (Score 1, Funny) 152

It's hard to imagine, with the way the election turned out, that we're not going to have an environment, from several aspects, that is not going to be more positive for my industry

If you read this carefully, you'll see that it says the opposite of what CFO Braxton Carter intended.

Comment Re:Sigh (Score 1) 161

So, am I about to reach 100% veganism if:

"I eat meat all day long, but I pay someone else to eat only vegetables too, so that's alright, isn't it?"

The analogy doesn't fit here. The electrical wires carry both renewable energy and non-renewable energy. You can't filter out renewable energy just for you. Instead you buy renewable energy to be added to the grid.

Mod parent up. I was going to post something similar.

Comment Re:Soooooo lesson not learned? (Score 3, Informative) 299

Wasn't there an article yesterday saying that the battery problems with the G7 Note largely due to it being too thin? Which, given the circumstances seems to be a fairly strong thesis for the trouble. So why try to go thinner?

Samsung's problem was with the Galaxy Note 7 not the S7. (TFA is about the S8.) And the problem was not that the Note 7 was too thin, but that it was too thin for the battery. They should have provided about 0.5 mm room for expansion. They didn't, and as a result, the battery was squeezed when it expanded, and parts of its internals touched that were not supposed to. And kaboom.

I get there's a lead time on design and engineering and that it's quite likely this particular design has been in the works before the Note 7 was even out the door. But it seems like poor management to not backup and start over just to be certain the same design flaws don't happen again. Starting by not having thinness as a goal.

Given the disastrous blowback from the Note 7, I doubt they'll let anything in the 8th generation leave the factory until it's ready.

Disclosure: I own an S5. It does get warm if I'm charging it in my car with Google Maps running and it's in sunlight. But otherwise it has been trouble-free as far as heat is concerned.

Comment Re:Michael Flynn Jr believes it (Score 1) 748

That's funny, because we said the same things about Obama in regards to being a community organizer, and we were all called racists for it.

If that happened, then perhaps it's because his résumé is much longer than just "community organizer." That's what he did before he got his degree from Harvard Law School. After that he worked as a civil rights attorney, taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago, served in the Illinois State Senate and the US Senate, and then became the 44th POTUS.

But in spite of that, you still want to call him a "community organizer?" That may not be racist but it certainly is disingenuous.

Comment Re:Michael Flynn Jr believes it (Score 1) 748

Either way, it does not speak well of the Trump transition team. I see this morning Trump nominated a medical doctor who thinks dietary supplements can cure cancer, AIDS and multiple sclerosis to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Well at least he's not going to be Surgeon General.

In all seriousness, I think that Ben Carson is an intelligent and accomplished man. And that's why I'm bewildered at the stuff he has said in public since he started his run for the Republican nomination last year.

Comment Re:Does not compute (Score 4, Insightful) 511

If AI makes people obsolete, who will those companies peddle their wares to, and obtain income from? The Martians?

Let's be optimistic for a second. If robots and AI take over more and more of the jobs that humans used to do, then the products those jobs produce will decrease in price. Perhaps they'll decrease to the point where they cost little or nothing. And then we may be in a Star Trek TNG society where money doesn't exist, because duh, nobody needs to buy anything.

I admit the above may be unlikely. But for discussion, consider it as a possibility.

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