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Comment Popular Vote not the answer. (Score 2) 1081

There was roughly 120 Million votes cast this election. Hillary only has trump beat by 207,000 votes... out of 120 million. Thats insane. 0.002% difference. The reason that is even this close are the huge cities for the Democrats on the coasts. I think the current electoral college doesnt allow for every vote to count as well the popular vote because the larger cities would basically always decide the election.

The best way for every single vote to count is to provide a way for all candidate to take partial electoral votes based on the number of votes you got in each state. So for California, 55 Electoral votes, Hillary: 61%, Trump: 33%. That would give Hillary 33.55 electoral votes and Trump 18.15 votes. I know that leaves up partial percentage points but I'm fine with it. This way every single vote matters in each state.

Comment Re: Rationale aside... (Score 1) 1592

Example 3: Gay Marriage (or any type of marriage really). Lower courts/state supreme courts/SCOTUS all weighing in. the federal government should not be involved in marriage at all. instead of getting tax breaks for being married or being married with kids, dogs, cats, farms, etc, the states should handle that. that was clearly a states issues. Why do 7 people get to make a decision like that for everyone?

They FOUND a right in the constitution that was never there just like courts throughout the last 80 years have slowly tried to change the original meaning of what the Constitution meant and stood for. Example for Gay Marriage. The 13th amendment abolished slavery. The 14th Amendment was intended to help guarantee civil rights to the freed slaves. It was never meant for gay marriage(or anything else) despite yet our 'well studied' supreme court used this amendment, at least in part to make their ruling - but lets not let actual historical facts get in the way right?

Comment Re:Danger Will Robinson! (Score 1) 213

uhhh yeah there is "popular" and "trending" but its just a very small subset of all the movies that are out there. Right now I am logged in, I see:

Animation, Trending Now, Reality TV, Dramas, Because you watched, family features, crime, horror..etc etc.. and those are layed out horizontally for you to scroll through. But all those movies are just a subset of all the movies that they actually provide. For instance i see the category, Crime Thrillers. If you scroll you might see 50 different things to choose from.. but I am sure that they carry more than 50 movies that fall under that category. It would be better to just be able to search ALL movies under Crime Thrillers instead of just being able to see a small subset. (assuming there is more, which I sincerely hope so)

Comment Re:Danger Will Robinson! (Score 1, Troll) 213

they've also removed a LOT of content in those two years....so frankly maybe even less content overall than they had then, although i can't go back and count every single addition for every subtraction. They removed Miami Vice, Knight Rider, a bunch of Law & Order stuff, the Mission Impossible movies, Rambo movies, Rocky movies, a bunch of kids stuff (Sesame street etc)... to review it even closer to can go to Whats On Netflix

A lot of those shows come on regular tv often but they have removed a LOT of 70s-80s shows/movies that a lot of people watched regularly and the main reason I even joined Netflix ..before marriage and kids b/c it was just so much cheaper than going out and paying an insane amount of money for just one season of a tv program.

The other thing is, is that they STILL have not improved their user interface. There still isn't an way to search a list of movies that are new, old, popular or just look at all of the movies in an alphabetized list. Basically you have to know what movie you want to watch, search for it and then hope that its there. Thats a pretty epic fail. So yeah, I think $2 extra a month is pretty ridiculous when they haven't even made any improvements on that front either.

Comment Miami Vice, Knight Rider, Magnum P.I. (Score 1) 158

Terminator 2.... and the list goes on of ALL the movies and shows like this that they have removed that, I imagine, had a good following. Everyone that I know that has Netflix had those old 80s shows as favorites. It seems to me that keeping those kinda of older shows would be a priority.

Comment What difference does it make? (Score 1) 366

1. if someone is going to buy an apple tv or not they will buy an apple tv (or not) whether iFixIt does a teardown or not.

2. if someone is going to wait to buy an apple tv until they find out what iFixIt does, they will either buy one if they like what they see or they'll not buy one if they don't like what they see. Whether or not iFixit does the teardown early won't make that person change their decision one way or another - whether they decide on buying one early or not or buying one or not after it goes public.

So i don't get what they are so afraid of.

Comment Why no mention of gulf coast?? (Score 2) 59

Why have all the news stations and online articles only mention New Orleans when the entire gulf coast of Mississippi faced the storm head on and was obliterated into nothing in addition to storm surge? New Orleans simply suffered from water surge - at the fault of the city being at or below sea level. The eye of the storm hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast - not New Orleans. So while New Orleans got some storm surge and a little wind...the gulf coast got both and more than plenty of it. But no one seems to remember that part.

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