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Comment Re:Antarctica (Score 1) 392

You need an endless supply of money to keep restocking the base. It is not that it would be insanely expensive to get people there, it will also be insanely expensive to keep them alive.

So? We do lots of less sensible things which are senselessly expensive. Why shouldn't we send people to Mars? Or the Moon, or both. It makes more sense than an iPhone without a miniplug

Comment Re:Our financial foundation is strong (Score 1) 55

The reality is that they've been overstating cash flow for a while, using asset sales to maintain a positive cash flow. Revenues have been in the dumps for years, and BB has largely been living off the large cash reserves it accumulated during the boom years of its business. They should have shuttered the windows a long time ago and returned the investors the cash, but they had managed to turn BB into some sort of weird stock cult, and had legions of idiots running around declaring "any day now, BB is going to take off again" even as the stock plummeted.

BB has been dead for seven years now, it's just that there was enough cash in the bank to keep the corpse twitching.

Comment Re:Lemme get this straight (Score 2) 292

The logical counter-troll would be to take nazi-pepe and ridicule him.

Laughter is a powerful weapon against repressive organizations and movements. The very last thing they can deal with is not being taken serious, mostly because they're usually so full of insecurities and dependence on outside validation that ridiculing them is a powerful blow to their ego.

Comment Re:Well duh (Score 2) 75

We're not talking to going to the back of the queue, which is what I could absolutely understand. If you're at the back of the queue, your stuff would arrive somewhere between 2 and 10 days. But that's not what happens. It arrives no earlier than 6 days after ordering. They deliberately delay the delivery.

Comment Re:Clinton and Trump fall off a bridge. Who is sav (Score 1) 88

That doesn't work for our system. At least not yet. But how about this one. And since I don't want to play favorites, I'll tell it with the original names. You can replace Trump and Hillary with them, along with your favorite "slandering" news outlet.

Message in glorious newspaper Prawda
In a comparison competition between the imperialist Kennedy and our beloved leader Leonid Brezhnev, dear Leonid Brezhnev came in at the great second place while Mr. Kennedy only came in second to last.

Also in the news
Our glorious energy power plant at the Chernobyl site reports that they manage to complete the five year plan in power production in a mere five nanoseconds.

Comment Re:Well duh (Score 3, Insightful) 75

Prime is mostly a scam anyway. For the longest time, delivery times from Amazon for nearly everything was 2-3 days (in Europe), with some deliveries actually happening the next day. As soon as Prime came into play, the usual shipping time jumped to 5-10 days (with ZERO chance for it to be any lower than 6 days), but with prime of course you can get it in 2-3 days.

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