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Comment Re:I get disks in the mail (Score 1) 189

I said the figures are public. Netflix does not lose money on streaming overall, only overseas. Netflix does not make more money from DVD rentals than it does from streaming. Even the article you linked does not say streaming is not profitable for Netflix, which was your own assertion.

Maybe these are recent developments; I leave that research to you.

Comment You Mean (Score 1) 169

It's not already full of toxins? Have you ever BEEN to Florida? The water there smells like shit, more or less literally, shit. The first time I visited there I called the hotel's front desk to tell them there was something horribly wrong with the water in my room and they told me that no, that's just how the water is in Florida. Please feel free to buy one of the $10 bottles of water from the mini fridge. So really this doesn't amount to much since you were probably avoiding drinking the water if you live there, anyway. If anything, the toxic chemicals might actually be an improvement.

Comment Re:I get disks in the mail (Score 1) 189

The surprising part, though, is not just that many people think disks by mail is old fashioned, but that people think that despite the fact that Netflix makes their profit from DVDs in the mail, not from streaming.

That's not true. Netflix loses money on streaming internationally, but in its most recent quarter its profits from domestic streaming were double its profits from DVD rentals. It also had five times as many domestic streaming subscribers than DVD plan subscribers. These figures are public.

Comment Re:"What Difference Does It Make?!?!?!" (Score 1) 670

the alternative is President Trump

Hopefully with a Democratic majority in both houses of Congress, rendering him powerless.

Then, his behavior is likely to get him impeached and tossed out quickly, leaving us with President Pence for three years.

Meanwhile, the DNC is more likely to learn its lesson from a Trump victory than a Clinton victory, and the public might start to become more supportive of election reform. We need ranked or single transferable voting where we can write a "1" and "2" next to those we really want, and a "3" next to the lesser of two evils in case neither #1 nor #2 have a chance at winning.

Comment Re:So that makes it OK then (Score 1) 670

Illegal, maybe, maybe not (depends on the presence and veracity of reports involving actual voter fraud). Either way, its unethical as hell...

The DNC is quite unique these days in that it actively went out of its way to push for a coronation, and not an actual primary - and that's not even talking about the whole 'superdelegate' bullshit.

(By contrast, the RNC seems to have been saddled with a candidate that most of its party leadership actively did not want under any circumstance...)

Comment Re:"What Difference Does It Make?!?!?!" (Score 5, Insightful) 670

Voting for the lesser of two evils still means you;re voting for evil.

Seriously - it's like saying "Oh, I'm voting for Stalin because that Hitler guy is just nasty..."

Given the current state of dissatisfaction with the current duopoly, I'm amazed that folks aren't moving to 3rd parties more often these days. I mean, seriously, if there were ever a time when it could really make a difference...

But then, most people who claim to have an ideology are driven more by fear than by their own conscience these days...

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