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Comment Re:All the data means all the data (Score 2) 76

RIGHT! Except Wikileaks' agenda is well known and isn't a fake secret, unlike the unholy alliance between the media and everything in the DNC.

Here is a short list of media with ties to Obama / DNC insiders. Where is the disclaimers during their broadcasts? I've never seen one.

ABC News President Ben Sherwood, who is the brother of Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, a top national-security adviser to President Obama.
His counterpart at CBS, news division president David Rhodes, is the brother of Benjamin Rhodes, a key foreign-policy specialist.
CNN’s deputy Washington bureau chief, Virginia Moseley, is married to Tom Nides, who until earlier this year was deputy secretary of state under Hillary Rodham Clinton.
White House press secretary Jay Carney’s wife is Claire Shipman, a veteran reporter for ABC.
NPR’s White House correspondent, Ari Shapiro, is married to a lawyer, Michael Gottlieb, who joined the White House counsel’s office in April.
The Post‘s Justice Department reporter, Sari Horwitz, is married to William B. Schultz, the general counsel of the Department of Human Services.
[VP] Biden’s current communications director, Shailagh Murray (a former Post congressional reporter), is married to Neil King, one of the Wall Street Journal‘s top political reporters.

But we are supposed to believe that there is no bias in the MSM news organizations.

Comment Re:Pile it on.. (Score 1) 76

it creates a chilling effect on dissent and discourse

What creates chilling effect on dissent and discourse is tyranny and political correctness. When Dissent is chanted down by the Mob crying "racism" or "Bigotry" or "sexist" or any number of other terms that are designed for ONE thing, to quell the voices of those opposed to the march towards tyranny. ONLY Approved voices need to speak, all others will be punished mercilessly.

Comment Re:or, maybe Google screwed up "ownership" (Score 2) 141

IMHO this is the exact market CM should have targeted. OEMs that no longer want to support their old crap. CM could have partnered with Samsung, Motorola, LG ... etc to support older phones. They already do it, but rather than "community build", these would be "supported" versions of the same.

It would be a win/win for just about everyone.

Comment Re:No more nukes (Score 1) 276

So how do you propose to have power then when you want it?

1. Storage. The price of Powerwalls is going down, and we are making progress on grid-scale storage.
2. Long range transmission. The wind is always blowing somewhere.
3. Demand shifting. Vary the price of power to fit the supply. I have a smart meter, and I pay more for day power than for night power. So I run the clothes dryer and dishwasher after 11pm (using the delay feature). My wife has programmed her Tesla to charge at 2:30am. Smarter appliances will make demand shifting easier.

Comment Solution: Buy legislators. All of them. (Score 5, Interesting) 141

Captain Obvious Competition.

Yep.

These companies already have your money, so updating a device that's already been sold is a needless expense. There's also a good argument to be made that updating a device hurts future sales. If your phone isn't updated, it will start to feel old, so you're more likely to buy a new phone sooner.

Yes. I have a high-end preamp-processor, updatable over the net. Plenty of bugs. Did they ever fix them, much less add new features? No. Did they release a new model? Yes. I have a high-end camera. Updatable over the net. Plenty of bugs. Did they ever fix them, much less add new features? No. Did they release a new model? Yes. I have a high-end radio transceiver. Updatable over the net. Plenty of bugs. Did they ever fix them, much less add new features? No. Did they release a new model? Yes. And so on.

The whole "we can update your device" bit is a scam (and often, so is the "we can update your software" bit.) The only way a corporation is likely to actually update hardware responsibly is if legislation forces them to. And good luck trying to get THAT in place when corporations outright buy the decisions of the legislatures.

Comment Re:Criminal (Score 1) 454

The two party system was a broken fix to a broken problem. The fix isn't the two party system, it is a system where the power resides in LOCAL leaders, not in a powerful central government. As the Federal Government increases in power, that power increasingly gets consolidated away from the people who are being governed.

The fact that Liberal, conservative, libertarian and socialists feel like they aren't being represented, is because in reality, none of them are. THE only people being represented are those that have access to the power structure in far away cities. I don't have that access, you don't, most people here don't. I can call my congress critter, but they don't listen to me.

The TWO party system has created the very thing that we hate, but we are unwilling to even look at breaking it up, because of the unknown results. Something about the devil you know verse the devil you don't.

Comment Re:Pet Rock (Score 1) 158

I saw this a mile away. Pokemon is not a "team" game, it is an individual game, that can be played in groups. The group aspect isn't even necessary for the game itself, it is more social than game related.

Because there is very little interaction required among players, players aren't engaged with each other. Eventually you catch them all and then what?

If you are tired of Pokemon, but like the VR world, might I suggest you try Ingress. There are multiple facets to Ingress, you can play alone, as part of a team, explore, do missions, build fields, control zones, badges to collect (some damn near impossible to get) . If you get bored with one aspect, there are several others to pique your interest if you want.

At this point, they can only release more Pokemons, which is only a very short term fix. They may be able to introduce more team play, but since the incarnation of the original Pokemon game, they will have to create some new part of the Pokemon lore to do so. AND that will piss off the hardcore fans.

Submission + - Free Speech Under Attack as Facebook Plays Judge, Jury, Executioner (techomag.com)

NathanBachman writes: Freedom of speech is under attack, and the perpetrator is none other the king of social media, Facebook. In recent times, the company, now a popular face of online censorship, has been shamelessly blocking accounts, removing pages, and deleting posts that either failed to strike a chord with the moderation team, or were brutally honest to the extent of becoming intolerable for the people in position of power. Will Facebook get away with playing god and silencing millions of pro-Kashmir, pro-Kurdishs, and pro-freedom of speech voices around the globe?

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