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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.

Comment Here's the gist of this whole article. (Score 3, Insightful) 396

If you have a family and that is more important to you than work, i.e. you want to be a husband/father/wife/mother first, you want to work to live instead of live to work, you care about your health and well-being, hate office politics (despite Bezos' claim to avoid red tap and politics, it is clear that things like Organization Level Review and Anytime Feedback Tool are clearly motivated and created simply for favorites and politics) then Amazon is not for you.

As a side note, with a wife and 4 children I am surprised he hasn't gotten divorce papers.

Most companies that value their employees understand the need for downtime, relaxation, family obligations and a flexible work schedule. It is clear that the only thing Amazon cares about is employees that are working..and working...at whatever cost. If you are not ok with that then you are not a 'Super star' , regardless of how good you can code or solve problems.

So again if you are not into the idea of pleasing your employer above anything else - then Amazon is not for you. It is clear that the "kind of company that amazon wants to be" is a company filled with people with no other life or personal committments and void of health issues (or family members that are ill). Again, since Bezos has a rather large family - it's amazing that things like 'paid maternity leave' doesn't exist at Amazon.

And then this quote, "he(Bezos), was able to envision a new kind of workplace: fluid but tough, with employees staying only a short time and employers demanding the maximum". So it appears that you really aren't supposed to retire at amazon. Work a little while - then leave. So if retiring at a company with 401k and stock options racked up (or with any kind of pension) is what you seek - then Amazon is not for you. If Amazon is not in it for the long haul with its employees then why should the employees return any kind of favors?

Comment Re:Weak Premise (Score 1) 398

if thats the only place you are going to go then you might be missing out on a lot of talent because not everyone had the chance to go to or lived near an 'elite' university or didn't have the money to go. Talent/Motivation/Creativity does not come from college. Better Educated? If you are hiring software developers half of the courses in college have absolutely nothing to do with software development. Prepared? Prepared for what? The real world? working in a business? No one can prepare for that unless you get out there and DO IT and get good at it. Nothing in college prepares you for the real world environment if you are just going to classrooms

We need to get out of the mindset that going to college = smart, intelligent, motivated, talented..etc etc. A piece of paper from any college, elite or not doesn't mean squat.

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