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Comment Re:Rhetorical... (Score 1) 165

I'd agree with you, but I would be there was another letter that went to the news media about how they are required to play down any problems. Sure, make some minor mention of the stuff that everyone already knows - the polluted water, etc. But don't talk about things like the water heaters not working in the dormitory at Olympic village or about the power going out, etc. (things that haven't happened yet, but will). The media probably already agreed not to cover those things much at all.

There have already been several stories about plumbing and electrical not working in the village, as well as numerous other issues such as leaks. In fact the Australian team very publicly refused to move into their assigned apartments and are staying at a hotel until the games officially start because their rooms are in such poor condition.

Comment For now.... (Score 1) 343

And tomorrow we will see a news release from the North Korean government stating that the highest temperature ever recorded in Asia was during Dear Leader's birth, and the coldest ever recorded was at his death. Which also means they can add solving global warming to the list of his many accomplishments.

Comment Re: Oh boy (Score 1) 381

The fact that Congress would be hostile to a Trump Presidency is partly what worries me. If very little gets done then whatever damage is caused by Trump's election will potentially be blamed on an obstructionist Congress rather than his ridiculous policies and incompetent political leadership. It would almost be better for Congress to give him everything he wants so the blame would fall squarely on his shoulders

Comment Re:Until apple gets all peace warrior (Score 4, Informative) 252

I can totally see Apple making a big stink about using Apple products in wartime missions.

"This insurgent extraction brought to you by iTunes, the only way to jam out with your rifle out! And Apple Maps, accurate to the last drop!"

You don't remember all the free press Apple got early in the Iraq War when a bullet went through a soldier's vest and stopped in his 1st gen iPod?

Comment Re:Bullshit limitations... (Score 1) 61

My daughter cant get Section 8 housing because she works a part time job. She can barely afford the crap trailer she lives in, but she is somewhat self supporting.

So it's a big fuck you to those that are trying to be self sufficient but cant afford the normal Comcast $80 a month for 15mbps

Assuming she lives in a trailer park where trailers tend to be rather close together, couldn't she go in with 1-2 neighbors, have one of them sign up for internet and set up a wireless router, and then they can all chip in for the bill? Or, you know, you could throw your daughter $50 a month to help. Or really, if she is that bad off, why doesn't she live with you to help offset expenses?

Comment Re:Satisfaction? Heh. (Score 3, Insightful) 104

with record customer satisfaction and engagement.

Strange, all I hear are complaints and requests to put Windows 7 back on. The #1 complaint I've heard is that wifi stops working reliably in W10.

"Record customer satisfaction". Notice they don't say what direction. And I'm sure tweets of "Microsoft you suck" count as engagement as well.

Comment Re:Meh (Score 3, Interesting) 413

However, I suspect that Trump has left himself with few friends and fewer qualified choices, so this is what the Trumpsters get. Mike the Generic Guy

There's also the fact that about half the names released so far that are speaking at the RNC are either Trump's family or sports "stars" like Dana White and Tim Tebow. Not really what you would call credible endorsers that can drum up much support. Tebow is an obvious play for the evangelicals though, and I assume Dana White is there to support Trump's whole "good in business(debatable)=good in government" platform.

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