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Comment Re:Conservatives need to realize cheating occurs (Score 3, Informative) 125

Buy a plug-in electric car, SUV, or truck (they sell them for $9000 in China today and in First World nations like Canada) and stick it to the man.

And where do you think that electricity comes from? The vast majority of it is from fossil fuel electric generation plants. Until nuclear takes over fossil fuels in power generation any arguments about the merits of electric vehicles is moot, except maybe, from an economic standpoint, electricity generated from coal plants.

As a side note about your comment about imported Russian gasoline, it appears most of the fossil fuels in the United States is actually imported from Canada.

Comment Re:Just spyware (Score 1) 99

On the one hand it is annoying but on the other I think forcing updates on people helps remove vulnerabilities from the wild. The Professional version, iirc, you can disable automatic updates rebooting your PC with the group policy editor, and given the typical casual user of Home edition it's probably a good thing that only the Professional version has that option otherwise you'd end up with angry users complaining that Windows is responsible for their personal information being stolen despite the fact they never bothered to update.

Furthermore I think forced automatic updates are probably why we see more social engineer attacks against clueless users now than in the past (like those Indian guys calling people up and claiming to be Microsoft support and that they detected a virus on your PC) but unfortunately not even software can fix stupid.

Comment Re:Why even bother, your edits get reverted anyway (Score 2) 85

Last time I went to edit some Wikipedia articles, putting in actual content, the pages got reverted with little to no explanation why. A few months later, mysteriously, the identical content, word for word, I added (which was yanked) was present, put there by another editor.

Exactly what I was thinking. Wikipedia sells itself as an open encyclopedia anyone can edit but in my experience it is one of the most user hostile environments ever once one tries to contribute. You can even be a PhD on a subject and make an edit complete with references and it will still get reverted because it's some self-proclaimed editor's pet project and you can't be apart of it.

This doesn't seem to be a problem specific to Wikipedia either but to the whole Wiki platform as a whole because I've experienced this at other Wiki type sites, so I no longer ever bother to contribute anything.

Comment Re:I have a remote option but go in anyway (Score 4, Insightful) 250

I work from home and I get what you're saying but I'll tell you that keeping your workspace clean and professional (Having it in its own dedicated room is even better) and sticking to a morning routine like; getting up, having breakfast and getting dressed as though you're on your way to the office, can go a long way to improve your work-at-home ethic.

Comment Re:I wish (Score 1) 60

Samsung has totally abandoned their core following in favor of chasing after Apple and trying to make themselves into a fashion accessory, as a consequence it appears Samsung now also has the "courage" to remove the 3.5mm mini-stereo headphone jack.

Right now I'm on a Samsung Galaxy Note 4; the last good Samsung phone device IMO along with the S5, but it'll probably be my last Samsung device unless they return to reality which is unlikely.

I'm thinking for my next phone it'll probably be an LG V20, or whatever is equivalent from LG if and when I decide to upgrade. I like being able to have expandable, and swappable, storage and also having a pocket full of spare batteries when traveling or hiking.

Comment Re:This is fair (Score 1) 166

Another method is having State Governments pass laws stopping cities and towns from operating their own networks in competition.

NC was one of those states and honestly in my opinion it is, if I am understanding it properly, a violation of article i sec. 34 of the state constitution. Unfortunately anybody who might have standing hasn't brought suit against the state; such as a resident of Wilson, NC perhaps or even the city itself. I also feel this section of the state constitution would apply to our ABC Liquor law which is a state run monopoly, but again nobody has challenged it.

Comment Re:Bad Idea, but that's what Germany is up to now. (Score 1) 65

I find that often motor companies do this thing called innovating by researching new ideas often as a proof of concept, or a solution looking for a problem, but all too often despite that it may not have immediate practical application a journalist will none the less comes along and tell everyone "THIS IS THE FUTURE GUYS!!!!11!1!"

So tl;dr edition: This is likely just a proof of concept with a specific application in the future that we're just not seeing yet.

Comment Re:This is not solved with software. (Score 1) 291

It's called real fucking punishment for the people hurting or killing other humans on the road in incidents where distracted driving was clearly the cause.

I think the crime you're looking for is called manslaughter. It's similar to a murder charge but implies carelessness more than intent.

Comment Re: Article is pretty light on details (Score 1) 522

Now that's just not true! Nuclear winter would have set back global warming by decades, if not centuries. She was the only candidate willing to actually do something about global warming!

All I can tell you about that is that patrolling the Mojave almost makes you wish for a nuclear winter.

Comment Re:hardly losing (Score 1) 360

because come Wednesday morning, we'll have a woman in the white house.

I'm not a constitutional scholar, but I believe we won't have a woman in the White House (serving as President) until January 20, 2017.

Furthermore the vote coming Tuesday is just the popular vote which is just symbolic more than anything else. The actual vote, of the Electoral College, takes place December 19th and the electorates are free to basically ignore the popular vote as proven in the 2000 election.

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