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Comment Re:-1 Overrated (Score 2) 273

The engineers pointed out something that is well-known in the industry, but that was evidently ignored by Samsung: batteries need room to expand.

It doesn't matter if this fact is pointed out by hardware engineers, software engineers, or used-car salesmen. It doesn't matter what degrees or professional certifications they hold or don't hold. It's a consequence of fundamental physical laws, and it's very likely to be the root cause of the problem. Your arguments, on the other hand, amount to puzzlingly-irrelevant ad-hominem rants.

(The interesting question, by the way, isn't the fact that a few phones caught on fire. The interesting question is, "Why did Samsung see no alternative but to kill the entire product, bulldoze the factory, and seed the ground with salt?" That's really what the Instrumental engineers set out to answer, and I believe their conclusion is probably correct.)

Comment Re:All it will take . . . (Score 1) 215

He's technically wrong but spiritually correct. The Republicans under Bush 43 were neocons who would be dismissed as RINOs today. They were more like the current Democrats in many ways. Their line is extinct. The people Trump is surrounding himself with are power-mad Jesus freaks and Tea Party fellow travellers.

The Republican party as we knew it before, for better or worse, is as dead as the Whigs. There has never been a time when people of this particular caliber have controlled the executive branch and held sway over the legislative (and soon enough judicial) branches.

Things are about to get extremely stupid.

Comment Re:It's the transition team, people. (Score 1) 820

No, I mean the Democrats are no longer secretly "elevating" him, as the Wikileaks memo put it. He now realizes that what he thought was an ego-boosting electoral conquest was rigged in his favor all along. He was literally trolled into getting himself elected POTUS.

Which is why he was wandering through the White House with a "WTF just happened?" look on his face.

Comment Re:It's the transition team, people. (Score 2) 820

I take it you haven't seen the so-called Pied Piper memo?

It wasn't Daddy's money and influence propelling Trump over the past year, it was Hillary's. As disturbing as that revelation was to me, I can only imagine how Trump took it. He must feel like the victim of the world's most elaborate troll.

Comment Re:Even with all the cheating she lost (Score 3, Insightful) 499

Secretary Clinton, yesterday in St. Louis, you spoke at carpenters and others âoewho built this nation.â Both you and Senator Sanders depend on big union support. President Obama pushed for a massive infrastructure bill that would mean millions of jobs for in this area. Yet many of these trade unions have locked out Blacks and other minorities for years.

What kind of ridiculous BS is this?

Comment Re:WTO troubles (Score 2) 320

That something is likely to get him into trouble with the WTO

Chief of Staff: "Mr. President, we're seeing some pushback from the WTO in Geneva with regard to our recent establishment of protectionist trade tariffs. Do you have a response for the Secretary of State to convey?"

President: "Sergeant, bring me that briefcase they were telling me about. The one with all the buttons and lights and handcuffs and whatnot."

Marine guard: "I beg your pardon, sir?"

President: "And where's Geneva, again? That's in Wisconsin, right?"

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