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Comment Basic Journalism... (Score 4, Insightful) 59

The basics of journalism do help. Just dumping raw data with no concern to how it may affect third parties that are irrelevant to the main story really hurts your overall credibility. Not even showing any attempt to verify the information as valid (because it is easy to tamper with digital information) with additional sources does as well. News matters. Providing a context to a given set of information is important. Asking for comment and/or rebuttal from various parties is important, even if they refuse. Showing judgement as to what is relevant is important.. Not doing so opens them up to a ton of valid criticism. Some editorial prudence would go a long way overall.

Comment Point is that GPS not useful for driving, only nav (Score 1) 113

The point is that that data means nothing when there's construction, or the edge of the road is washed out, or a car (or truck...) is stopped in the road... I would expect self-driving cars to use GPS only for an idea of where they are and what roads to use to reach a destination; for actually driving GPS is utterly useless because anything about a road can change any time, you have to use some kind of sensors to figure out how to drive on the road you are on, not the road as fixed GPS data in a database somewhere imagines it might be.

Comment Re:Insane premise cannot expect an sane response (Score 1) 424

From my standpoint you are far more insane than I am, thinking Trump is hiding anything when he's been conducting public business in years.... ignoring the many, many donations the Clinton foundation failed to reveal until caught.

What's really sad is you truly think you are the sane one, when all you consume and believe are lies fed to you. SMH.

Comment Opposite is true, AppleTV is great for TV (Score 3, Interesting) 104

All of the things you mentioned you can play on an AppleTV. Most have AppleTV apps, the few that do not (like Amazon Prime) I can if I wish Airplay from phone to the TV...

It's been especially nice for some things like HBO Go and Starz, because there is a good AppleTV app I could fire up to watch content - but the absolute best aspect by far is that I can sign up for service on those apps through Apple as subscriptions, which means I can *easily* cancel them and just buy in month intervals... HBO bored me by the time Game Of Thrones was over, so I just cut off the subscription until something compelling leads my to subscribe again...

In that way Apple actually has provided the "thin bundles" they wanted, only even thinner - because most channels have individual AppleTV apps now or are building them, so I can truly pay just for content I find interesting, for the period of time that suits me (in monthly increments). I could get an MLB app too if I cared about baseball and get every game instead of the cable bundles which come with restrictions or don't offer all games...

Comment Typical no-content response. (Score 1) 424

Failed to see a single actual counterpoint, just attacking the message instead of considering any of the points. But then I guess that's expected because you are a Democrat, and all you know how to do is vilify anyone who does not vote Democrat (for the record, I am a stringent Libertarian and have been my whole life). You don't even care anymore what the Democrats do, how they operate - you just support them because they exist. How sad!

I personally cannot reconcile my own support of minorities, law, and the gay community with the words and actions of Democrats (especially Hillary, just read what she used to say and thus still deeply thinks about the gay community and minorities) compared to those of Trump (note I do not say Republicans, because Trump is not really a Republican - which is why he will win). Trump has always supported gay marriage, because he actually believes as I do - that people should be free to live their lives without government control. Hillary pretty much is the opposite of that mindset, assuming that the government should control every aspect of your life because they know better than you do.

Comment Just goes to show why more will vote Trump (Score 1) 424

Just another reason many people will vote for Trump - he's a Republican that supports the LGBT community, instead of spitting on them even as the Democrats do because they "know" most in the community will vote for them regardless of actions... Trump has said he's fine with gay marriage, while Hillary in the past has said she was against gay marriage

Your message is just another example of how the Democrats are full of gay-hating bigots while the Republican party has grown as the party of real tolerance.

Comment Re:Current U.S. corporate tax equally fraudulent (Score 0, Interesting) 174

They also knew how to escape this theft (income and wealth taxation is theft). Nobody ever paid the insane marginal corporate taxes. Nobody paid the 94 or 96% corporate taxes, nobody paid 50% corporate taxes, etc. American Revolution was fought over a puny tax, what was it 3 or 4%? The modern tax... theft system is completely out of control compared to those times. What was the point of fighting against taxation without representation at 4% then just to become a slave today?

Comment Re:Current U.S. corporate tax equally fraudulent (Score 1) 174

Nope, something being simply theft is when you do not provide services in exchange, but since the government is providing services for corporations such as Apple,

Really now, what does the government do that deserves seven billion dollars over six months? That is the actual amount Apple paid in 2015.

If I gave you a ten-minute lift in my car and then demanded you pay me $100 for it you would rightfully claim that was theft.

Actually, knowing that the actual rate differs from the top rate is very important,

Really not sure how people are so obstinately stupid on this point, the money that would come back over from Ireland would be a one time transfer and as such not subject to deductions - why do you think it would be? Come on. Don't be such a goober.

We know you destroyed the trees out of spite.

I am protector of trees and friend of the Vale, you bow to Mordor and demand Apple pay the Orcs for "protection" or "not stabbing you today" fees.

Comment Incorrect (Score 1) 174

Apple has stated in the past that if the tax rate were reduced they would pay the tax to bring the cash back to the U.S. - they just consider (rightfully) the current rate to be exorbitant. Note that in the article the amount they want the tax rate reduced to for re-patriation is higher than they pay for taxes in Ireland.

People (and companies) will do the right thing as long as it does not hurt TOO BADLY to do so. Currently moving the money back to the U.S. would be negligent on their part and invite a shareholder lawsuit for blatant stupidity.

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