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Comment Re: Oh dear (Score 2) 742

And countries stay dirt poor only so long. Eventually they have a revolution, kill the incompetent leaders and get competent leaders. So in the long run population always wins.

The USA is hundreds of years old (since it was discovered). China is thousands of years old.

I don't think this argument holds up.

Comment Re:And nothng of value was lost. (Score 1) 108

Few people buy them, and they last forever.

To your point, I'm still using using a 30" Apple Cinema display HD.

I paid $1600 for it and I've used it every work day for the last 10 years. I only wish it didn't require dual link DVI - it's becoming a huge pain to find the necessary adapters to go from Thunderbolt3/USBC to Dual Link DVI.

Comment Re:BWAH-HA-HA-HA-HA!!! (Score 1) 259

Microsoft as a company has gotten quite good at defending an imperfect host from a relentless barrage of clever bad stuff. If any tech company is well suited to finding a cure for Cancer, its Microsoft. The human body is the human body. You can't redesign it to make it cancer proof, much like Microsoft couldn't start over with Windows. Cancer is myriad and ever changing, much like the viruses, trojans, etc that are created to exploit Microsoft's products.

Comment Re:The Cloud: 1, Users: 0 (Score 1) 432

This is precisely why I went with Insteon smart switches with an ISY994i and Homebridge for interfacing to my phone. It is completely and totally under my control and I have not trusted any outside company with the keys (literally) to my house.

The problem is that the above solution only works for a nerd such as myself. There is 0% chance your average home owner could get their smartphone to control their house without the help of the "cloud" (in this case a thermostat that phones home every so often).

Comment Re:Poor VW (Score 1) 203

Just buy a Tesla already

Battery based cars tend to do very poorly in very cold countries.

And has anyone done the math on how much pollution is created during the lifecycle of those lithium ion batteries?

They have to be made (hint, they're not made from daisies and dandelions). Recharged (fossil fuel fired plants) and disposed of.

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