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Comment Re:Nonsense. Hillary supporter lying 2 cover is FA (Score 1) 219

"Libertarians believe you shouldn't go to prison for refusing to vaccinate your children."
  You will not go to jail they just can not go to public school. Unvaccinated children put others at risk and their is no reason to not vaccinate. Putting ideology over science == anti science crack pot.

"In 1973, Stein graduated magna cum laude from Harvard, where she studied psychology, sociology, and anthropology. She then attended Harvard Medical School and graduated in 1979. After graduating from Harvard Medical School, Stein practiced internal medicine for 25 years."

See above plus she called nuclear power plants are, "Nuclear power plants = weapons of mass destruction waiting to be detonated.
Time to shut them down". And she calls trains hauling oil, "bomb trains" and also calls them "weapons of mass destruction"...
AKA crack pot extremist.

See seems to suffer from expert syndrome. She is a doctor so she thinks that she is an expert in everything.

Comment Re:Nonsense. Hillary supporter lying 2 cover is FA (Score 1) 219

Yea well the US and the world has a big problem.
All 4 of the major candidates should not be elected as president.
Trump is a fat cat crack pot. I could list things like the way he talks about women, the crazy wall plan, or his wanting to ban people from coming to the US based on religion but the list is just too long. He is so bad that he makes Clinton look like a not that bad choice.
Clinton just can not be trusted. She still does not admit that she did anything wrong with her email server even after classified data was found on it. Throw in her not having Boko Haram classified as a terrorist group and you just have to say, "WHAT"!!!

Gary Johnson... Anti Vax.... AKA anti science crack pot.
Jill Stien.... Anti Vax ..... AKA anti science crack pot.

It is like we have a choice between the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse.

Comment Re:or, maybe Google screwed up "ownership" (Score 1) 170

Google is sort of doing that now. Incase you have not read more and more new features are being rolled into Google Play services and the Google Now Launcher. Google controls the version of those two systems with the Google Play Store. It is not prefect but it is better than it was.

Yes you have a lot of different ARM chips but the instruction sets are not very different. Most Android devices use a Cortex A series SOC the wifi and cell radios are also limited in number. The big differences are going to be things like the display and camera. Some manufactures will add things like a custom sound system as well to try and make their device standout. The other issue is their custom skins which is probably a huge time sink.

IMHO if Google really wanted to push this they would have kept Motorola. The first fruits of Google running Motorola the MotoX and Moto G where/are really good phones. If Google had kept producing good phones with constant updates then other companies would have had to compete with that.

Comment Re:Missed Opportunity (Score 1) 175

it already has a mortal enemy that is right WINTER IS COMING! Let me tell you about a little place I like to call: the southern hemisphere.

THIS....!!

Down here in New Orleans, its so damned hot, all you can do to avoid heat stroke and play is to roll about in your car and play with the AC on high.

Down here, the AC in my house doesn't usually cut off from about April till November. I'm looking forward to cooler weather starting to hit in the next couple months.

I guess there's a lot of people up in the Northeast of the US that think they are the only folks on the face of the earth that matter.

Comment Re:No Shit. (Score 1) 175

The game is a massive tredmill. There is no way that someone with little time can be competative except for bots. Unless you live in NYC or someplace similar you can't get enough pokeballs to play without paying a fortune buying them from the store.

Man, in New Orleans, and the suburbs there are Pokestops every other block, often multiple ones right beside each other...easy to get stocked up on poke balls and such.

The other night, I had to keep throwing stuff out of my 'bag' to make room for more things I wanted.

Comment You wouldn't know it was declining here.... (Score 1) 175

You'd not know it was not he decline here in New Orleans.

Geez, the other night, driving through City Park about 3:30am on a Friday night, the place was packed with people slowly cruising around in cars with their Pokemon playing on their phones.

It wasn't just there...at major sites all over town all last weekend, I saw a surprisingly LARGE amount of people out all times of day and especially late night playing it...

Comment Re:Would they believe (Score 1) 322

I'm 22 and I don't have any social media account and no account anywhere that uses my real name (possibly excluding my bank account and/or any government-related services if you count that).

Ditto. I'm a few years older than you (still in my 20's). It seems like oddballs like us will be treated as suspects in the future, the way things are unravelling.

I'm a good bit older than both of you, and I don't do social media either like FB or twitter, etc.

Never have, and not planning to any time soon..

Some of us have been privacy concerned from the get go on these things.

Seems sad the govt assumes everyone has one or more of these accounts.

Television

North Korea Unveils Netflix-Like Streaming Service Called 'Manbang' (bbc.com) 151

North Korea has unveiled a set-top box that offers video-on demand services similar to Netflix. The service is called Manbang, which translates to "everywhere" in Korean, and allows consumers to stream documentaries about Kim Jong Un and other "educational" programs, as well as five live TV channels. "If a viewer wants to watch, for instance, an animal movie and sends a request to the equipment, it will show the relevant video to the viewer [...] this is two-way communications," according to NK News. It reportedly works by plugging the set-top box into an internet modem, then connecting an HDMI cable from the cable box to the TV. A very small number of North Koreans will actually be able to use the device as "only a few thousand [...] have access to the state-sanctioned internet, in a nation of 25 million people," reports New York Daily News.

Comment Re:Feedback (Score 4, Insightful) 224

It sounds to me like some executive somewhere there, has either:

1. Too much time on his hands

2. Needing to justify his position at the company

I mean, for the average person, what does a "rebranding" actually do?

NOTHING

These great marketing dollars thrown about to come up with a new logo, or new colors, etc..means exactly nothing to the consumer. The consumer isn't going to be dazzled and really get on board with it this time!!

It isn't going to entice anyone that was not he fence about using the product to jump onto the bandwagon.

If anything, like mentioned before, you might lose some customers if the change is too radical and people not following the every marketing move of the company, might lose track of your product.

This, IMHO, isn't just for this Mozilla revamp, but for 99% of companies out there too. These exercises are a waste of money and time....and for what to be gained?

Nobody gives a shit about company mottos, except the poets at the marketing companies.

Comment Re:What is it that you say? (Score 1) 441

That's all well and good to say about adaption but Uber and Lyft are claiming not to be a taxi service, but taxis have to adapt? That is not fair competition if they arent following the established rules; Uber and Lyft just want things their way. And another thing, Mr AC, will it be OK for the reason that it is "American" when you lose your livelihood and you maybe don't have a backup skillset because someone can do your job cheaper because they are not playing by the rules?

It sounds like the RULES are the problem.

It sounds like the old rules are antiquated and should be, perhaps, thrown out, or severely reduced.

Rather than impose more outdated rules, why now reduce them and open the market even MORE to competition.

No one is guaranteed a job for life, shit happens, life changes...you adapt or "die" so to speak (not literally), and evolve in this world.

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