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Comment Re:It's pretty simple (Score 2, Interesting) 270

Military spending is totally out of control yet you don't see that being cut (instead they increase spending). The money that could be saved by not buying military equipment that the military itself says it doesn't need could easily pay for the budget cuts proposed for the EPA (and many others).

Comment Re:Want good Internet? Move to a city. (Score 1) 174

Ummm, if indoor farms are "far, far, far more efficient, profitable, and easy to control without herbicides and pesticides" wouldn't all "farms" be indoor farms. I''' admit I'm not an economist but from what I know of their theories anything that can lower production costs is a good thing right?

Comment Re:bloviated shit gibbon (Score 3) 537

There is also the fact that Trump is benefiting directly from these trips to his own resort. Do you really think it is a coincident that he is flying to his own resort to play golf every weekend rather than going to a resort owned by someone else?
How many weekends did Obama spend in a resort he owned during his first two months in office?
How much government money was funneled to Obama's businesses in the first two months he was in office (which is what Trump is doing by staying at Mar-a-Lago)

If you really want "major portions of the bloated fed government removed" then you should really be asking for military cuts not cuts to programs that only contribute 0.1% of the national budget.

Comment Re:This is an OS (Score 2) 161

I hate defending microsoft, however the problem is most users won't install an update. even today the average user is to stupid to understand how and why they should update.

Look at ios and Mac OS . iOS achieves something like an 75% updates installed within 3 months of it being released.
versus
andriod or windows xp/7 which gets 25% of updates installed in 6 months.

The problem with comparing Apple with any other computer company is that Apple fully controls their product line. When Apple pushes an update they know exactly what the base hardware is (since they make it themselves). When Android and Microsoft push updates they have to worry that the update may adversely affect machines made by numerous hardware manufacturers. In Android's case the manufacturer of the device may not even make an updated OS for their older devices and loading Google's base Android OS isn't something many end users can/will do.

Comment Re:Oh for goodness sake (Score 1) 303

Too be honest, I wouldn't mind going back to a CRT (except for the size and weight problems) so I could get rid of all the bad artifacting in highly compressed video. Maybe 16k video will fix this but at this point some of the digital video out there is terrible.

Not sure how leaded gasoline got mixed into a discussion on digital vs analogue. 8-)

Comment Re:Makes me wonder... (Score 1) 303

I'm temped to take that bet. I'm quite sure in 80 years there will still be vintage CD players that can play vintage CDs just like there are currently vintage record players. The supply of those vintage CD players may be limited but (just like the current vinyl trend) if there is enough demand some one may still produce new CD players as well.

Comment Re:The issue is leftist naivety. (Score 1) 460

While those in the political center and the right will question all governments and their leaders, those on the left will obey with complete obedience those who they are told to support.

I'm not so sure that those on the right "question all governments and their leaders". It sure seems that Trump followers are drinking the cool-aide on everything he says. Even the outright lies that he has made.

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