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Comment Re:Ting (Score 1) 113

They were good when they first came out but literally ANYONE is now a better deal than Ting.

You've literally named one thing that appears to be better than ting in terms of price. AT&T is still a massive ripoff compared to Ting, I assume verizon and t mobile are too. Google fi isn't a clear winner over Ting in my experience either.

Comment No one makes anyone buy anything. (Score 0) 53

Prices vary everywhere for a myriad of reasons. BTW, I love this quote

"The right price -- the one that will extract the most profit from consumers' wallets"

No shit Sherlock. The goal is always to charge the highest price the market will bear. This is nothing new.

What clueless douche doesn't realize is that the article is really about which sale price will produce the most sales with the highest profit. What dipshit anti-capitalist doesn't realize is that there are websites and tools that consumers can use to maximize they buying power to get the best price.

Comment Re:Nature will not be contained (Score 1) 32

How toxic could it be if it wouldn't kill the caterpillars? Is it just plastic or is it plastic on the inside, concrete on the outside or something similar? Never spent much time around toxic ponds so I'm not familiar.

Why would caterpillars be any more dangerous than, say, good old explosives? I assume the caterpillars don't eat all plastic at a rate too rapid to stop, unlike a bomb.

Kind of skeptical any such plastic lined ponds are actually effective at anything aside from liability issues anyway. Or did I just arrive at the point?

Comment Re:Unemployment (Score 1) 346

Your claim requires a factory job that could comfortably support a middle-class single-income household is the same as a low-wage service sector job that can not do so even with a dual-income household.

1st one required people show up, and work the job, even when they shouldn't have, verses the latter which can't be filled today, because the average idiot can't figure change out in the drawer or pour a latte without fucking it up somehow.

Because the latte maker isn't going to take one of the millions of unfilled blue-collar jobs that require something more than metro-sexual with hair gel problems. You want to fix the problem? Stop promoting "college" as the "only" way to better incomes. Start with promoting trade schools that teach people to do jobs that are actually needed, rather than the "Snowflake Crybaby" degree from university.

Comment Re:start by lowering full time hours / makeing OT (Score 1) 346

Why should jay have to work 60-80+ hours a week doing the work of 3 people for the pay of 1?

Why should you be taking hours Jay needs away, to give to people who won't work nearly as hard as Jay? Who says your view is best for Jay or even the three other people supposedly gaining a job? Have you never worked in a job where someone was paid to fill a position no longer needed (see Oregon Gas Pumpers)? If it wasn't for a state law, there would be no gas pump jockeys AND people would pay less for gas.

Make work jobs don't provide anything valuable to society, The solution isn't more government regulation and market manipulation, it is less. Otherwise, we're slowly moving to "centralized economic management" which was tried and failed in Soviet Union (and others).

Yeah, the feel good ideas of the socialist left have all be tried, and failed. Why do we keep trying? We're insane!

Comment Re: Ontario, largest subnational debtor on the pla (Score 1, Troll) 346

Poverty doesn't cause crime. Lack of morals causes crime. There are all sorts of poor people who don't steal, and all kinds of rich people who do.

That being said, the greatest contributor to poverty is removing peoples ability to produce goods and services because of artificial rules and regulations. The number one cause of these issues, is government creating artificial barriers to entry in the name of "safety" and "security".

You want to start a business? Can't because you lack the funding to buy the $150 business license. Want to sell home made foods stuffs (lemonade stands) ? Can't Because you didn't get the proper permits and health and safety inspections, and that business license and the taxes and fees ......

BUT if you happen to have a job, you're taxed and regulated to the point of wanting to quit, because the government has all sorts of programs to help you out, often with "no questions asked".

This is why socialism is always doomed to failure. Eventually, you run out of other people's money. I know, this time it will work, because you've worked out all the bugs. Yawn

Comment Re:Still a dream (Score 0) 143

The problem with flying cars, is that they will not be able to compete with Hyperloop. The idea of 700 MPH (1125 KmPH) travel is something that current jet technology can't really do, short of reviving Concorde. While Hyperloop is theoretical at this point, so are affordable flying cars, but I see hyperloop being mainstream within 10 years if everything pans out. Combined with self driving cars, Hyperloop is the future of transportation. But only because someone was crazy enough to think it up.

That is the real disruption technology, that will only be supplanted by Beam me up Scotty style transporters.

Comment Re:Baddly worded summary (Score 3, Insightful) 101

If they are going to produce X/86 desktops then they would be dumb to produce their own motherboard.
Lots of companies already make very good X/86 motherboards for both Intel and AMD. What can they do better? Even if the want to tweak the motherboard OEMs can do that for them.
Now if they intend to build their own motherboards....
Well that could be the death of the company. They would have to compete with people that make good products already.

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