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Comment Re:We knew this going in (Score 1) 573

None of those are "supremacists". I'm not crazy about Bannon, but I don't see any valid evidence he's quite as bad as the accusations being leveled against him. The whole anti-semite thing was debunked. You must be a liberal. I'm a moderate conservative, but I'm afraid I don't see "conservative" as an insult the way you do.

Comment Re:We knew this going in (Score 1) 573

Ah yes, getting rid of political corruption. Draining the swamp. I'm glad to see Trump is making great strides there, appointing Goldman Sachs alum left and right.

Left and right?? Other than Steven Mnuchin, for the Dept of theTreasury (and obviously the guy knows finance) who else in the cabinet is a Goldman Sachs executive/alumni?
Here's the list so far. None of these other than Mnuchin were affiliated with GS as far as I can tell. You can bet Hillary would've had more.

  • Department of Defense: James N. "Mad Dog" Mattis
  • Department of Treasury: Steven Mnuchin
  • Department of Transportation: Elaine L. Chao
  • Department of Health and Human Services: Tom Price
  • Department of Commerce: Wilbur Ross
  • Department of Education: Betsy DeVos
  • United Nations Ambassador: Nikki Haley
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development: Dr. Ben Carson
  • Central Intelligence Agency: Mike Pompeo
  • Attorney General: Jeff Sessions
  • National Security Adviser: Michael T. Flynn
  • Chief of Staff: Reince Priebus
  • Chief Strategist: Stephen K. Bannon

Comment Re:I do not! (Score 1) 573

Your argument here is the same old tripe: "bu-bu-but Fox news".. just stop already, that's a canned response. They're a necessary counterbalance to the left wing shilling of CNN, MSNBC, and the rest. And for the record, Fox doesn't deny climate change. They don't particularly champion it, but they don't officially deny it either.

Comment Re:Great! (Score 1) 175

Add'ly, Google can't take too much pride just as yet until they've saved the amount of energy in fossil fuel consumption it took to manufacture all the renewable energy equipment they bought. Manufacture of solar cells, batteries, wind turbines, wiring.. those items are still being manufactured in factories using fossil fuels, so until the factories are themselves powered 100% by renewable, it's not a total conversion from fossil fuels. That's gonna take many years more.

Comment Re:HP Envy x360 15 (Score 1) 284

I won't buy a laptop *without* a number pad.

How often do you actually use the keypad, and is it worth the annoyance of having the entire keyboard shifted to the left? You can also forget about anything with a 13- or 14-inch screen if you insist on a built-in keypad.

For the few occasions where I might need to enter lots of numeric data, there are USB keypads.

Comment Re:same as it ever was (Score 1) 284

To be fair the machines with soldered on RAM are often that way because they already have the maximum that the chipset supports.

The thinnest notebooks out there use soldered-on RAM more than likely because sockets would make them thicker. It's not just Apple that's following this approach, either; I have a Dell Latitude 7370 that's fixed at 8 GB RAM. I wouldn't be surprised if a fair number of other "ultrabook" models took the same approach.

(Apparently the entire bottom panel is still removable with some screws, and the SSD is an M.2 (?) unit that can be replaced with something of larger capacity. Nobody's figured out a sufficiently low-profile method for accomodating RAM upgrades, though.)

Comment Re:Finally, the gloves will come off! (Score 1) 1055

It's a shame that so few people understand this these days. For far too many people in the US, that's exactly how they define hate. I'd even go so far as to say for a smaller subset it's whatever disagrees with their own political orientation, no matter how polite or well intentioned.

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