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Comment Re:We knew this going in (Score 1) 345

Oh please. You're probably right that she wouldn't put a goldman sachs billionaire with zero government experience in as head of the treasury, but not installing a GS alum, I don't buy it. She was good buddies with GS people, and Warren and Sanders had zero pull over Hillary. There's no limit to her tone-deafness; that's why she picked Kaine as VP, she hired DWS right after she resigned after being shown by WikiLeaks to have helped rig things in the DNC against Sanders, and she told Sanders supporters that she didn't need them. Picking a GS alum as her strategist (or some other position) would have been perfectly in-line with her tone-deaf actions.

Comment Re:You know what? (Score 3, Interesting) 345

This is a dumb comment. The AC is not threatening to physically harm anyone in any way, or proposing any kind of punishment for climate deniers to be performed by humans. He's only saying that he'll be happy to see them "hoist by their own petard". There's nothing wrong with feeling satisfaction after watching someone suffer due to their own stupidity and bad decisions, especially when their actions are in fact harmful to the rest of society.

Honestly, at this point, there's nothing we can do to stop massive climate change because of the deplorables and their mouthpieces like Breitbart. We're not going to change their minds; people like this fundamentally do not believe in science. So the next best thing is to just wait for the apocalypse to happen, and then take satisfaction in watching these morons suffer due to it.

Comment Re:Thinner (Score 1) 295

That sounds like BS. There's cellphone repair places all over the place; it shouldn't be hard to have one of them order the parts if necessary and schedule an appointment so you minimize your downtime.

If you're in such a rush you need your phone fixed right now and it's currently unusable because of a broken screen, then you have no business buying an expensive phone at all, and should be buying sub-$100 phones so you can just buy a new one when it breaks. There's no shortage of $50-100 Android phones. Or you can buy used phones which take a few days to arrive from Ebay. Or you can buy a nice used (or new) phone and a cheap-o backup phone, and switch your service when you have a problem, while waiting for a nicer replacement to arrive. It takes me all of about 5 minutes to switch my number over to a different Android phone on Ting, just using the website.

iPhones are for rich people, or people who want to believe they're rich. The problem is they suck in a bunch of very-much-not-rich people like my friend and convince them that they *must* have this phone and nothing else will do.

Submission + - EU Announces Censorship of US Sites (engadget.com)

walterbyrd writes: A review conducted by EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova found that Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft failed to flag and remove offensive content within 24 hours, with less than half of cases being responded to in that timeframe. If they don't improve their response times, new legislation could be introduced to force them to do so.

Comment Re:So it's illegal then? (Score 2) 58

Let's be honest here. How many people are going to buy this thing and only use ROM's they've made themselves from their own cartridges and discs? Hell, how many people would even know HOW to make ROM's for this thing?

As with pretty much all 3rd-party emulators, the creators know full well what it's going to be used for.

Comment The real strengths of the NES Classic (Score 5, Insightful) 58

1) It's simple
2) It's plug-and-play
3) It's cheap (or rather, it will be when you can find them in stock)

Most other emulator consoles only succeed at #3. Most people aren't going to hunt down ROM's from skeavy pirate sites or buy overpriced old cartridges just to play old games. They want something they can just buy, plug-in, and play.

Comment Re: Stop calling it "skepticism". (Score -1, Troll) 345

The difference is my belief is falsifiable.

And that's the problem right there.

CAGW alarmists don't/won't provide falsifiable evidence that can be independently tested. They refuse to release un-'adjusted' data sets, even going so far as to attempt to use copyright claims on publicly-funded research They will not release the actual programs, algorithms, and data used in their computer models, which still are unable to both track past climate changes while modeling the future global temperature rise rates claimed. Models which most accurately track past changes do not show the predicted increases, while models that show predicted increases in global temperature averages do not track against past climate records.

In order to assume this is reason enough to greatly disrupt the US national economy (guaranteed other nations like China, Russia, and India will not harm *their* economies b/c of CAGW alarmism) requires a 'leap of faith' equal to that of a religion. It requires faith without any more proof than Christians have to believe in the God of Abraham.

The way that CAGW alarmists have been acting has not been that different from the Westboro Baptist Church nutters. They try to shout-down and silence opposing voices, substituting outrage, anger, and argument/appeal from/to authority for reason and logic.

Even their precious IPCC/Dr. Roy Cook "97% scientific consensus" is bullshit. The "97%" includes scientists who think humans have *some* effect on climate, which humorously includes many on the "Denier(TM)"-side. Hell, *I* believe humans have *some* effect, I've simply seen no evidence that justifies massive immediate changes.

https://youtu.be/PHyd-Y6haMg

CAGW==Religion(or scam)

Strat

Comment Re:Thinner (Score 1) 295

Um, a reasonable price tag for starters? What good is getting "a replacement on the spot" if it costs a small fortune? I have a friend with an iPhone with a broken screen, who's having all kinds of problems with the thing as a result. Apple isn't going to give her a free replacement on the spot, so she's just suffering with the broken screen. The replacement or repair costs are outside her meager budget, being a single mother and not having a high-paying job. I've tried convincing her to switch to an Android phone, because I can get her a great phone 2 years old for much less than the repair cost for her stupid iPhone. Apple is the brand for people with more money than sense. I'm sure if you can afford a Bentley, you can just go to the Bentley dealer and for a price they'll fix anything that went wrong too. Most people can't afford Bentleys.

In addition to this, when you do need to buy a new Android phone because you broke yours, you don't even have to stick with the same overpriced company. You can easily switch from Samsung to LG if you want, and still retain all your Play Store purchases.

Comment Re:Thinner (Score 1) 295

And since the android OEMs just copy even the stupid apple crap like lack of sd cards and removable batteries but the android buyers dutifully buy them anyway

Incorrect. Samsung tried that with the Galaxy S6 (not waterproof, no SDcard slot, no removable battery), and sales were crap. So the S7 brought back the IP68 waterproofness and the SDcard slot (but unfortunately not the removable battery), and sales were a lot better. I'm pretty sure there's other current Android phones with removable batteries too, as well as SDcard slots. With Android, at least you have choices.

and not constantly copy crapple features then maybe we wouldnt see this problem.

When's crapple going to finally copy Samsung's AMOLED screens anyway? Apple's screens are crap by comparison; AMOLED is far better than LCD.

Yep, there are no irrational Android fanboys, in fact Android fans arent even fans of Android because they are completely open and not attached to Android at all and always willing to consider any other alternatives to Android because Android fans are just so pragmatic, not like stupid Apple fans.

Exactly right. Android fans aren't cultists, and when their preferred manufacturer takes a turn they don't like, they either stick with their old phone, or they switch to another Android phone maker. That's the nice thing about Android; it may not be technically the best-engineered OS ever (neither is iOS), but it's not the sole domain of any one manufacturer, so you can easily switch from Samsung to LG or HTC or whatever and still keep all your Play store purchases. You can even use the same charging cable! (For now; they'll probably all switch to USBc before long.)

Comment Re:Thinner (Score 1) 295

You make a good point here, but it's always Apple which is pushing the envelope on thinness, and iPhone buyers are very cult-like in their behavior, insisting on buying iPhones no matter what without even looking at alternatives, so they can be blamed for this by enabling Apple and its behavior.

In addition, I've seen Apple cultists online, including here on Slashdot, arguing loudly about how wonderful iPhones are because they're 0.7 mm thinner than the competition (or whatever), as if this is the most important feature. I've never seen Android users argue in favor of thinness. All Android fans seem to really care about is having a nice phone that does what they need, without an unhealthy attachment to any particular brand; this just isn't the case with Apple fans.

Comment Re: Sweet (Score 3, Interesting) 295

That's plainly wrong about the waterproofing. I have a Galaxy S5 which has all those features and is waterproof. The main challenge for waterproofing is the ports; on mine, the USB port is covered by a removable waterproof cover, but the headphone jack is not (except for the cover built into my Otterbox, but that's not from the factory obviously). So I guess they figured out a way to make headphone jacks that are impervious to water. On Sony Experias I've seen, all the ports are covered by removable covers (including the headphone jack). So the requirement for waterproofing should not be a problem, though it might affect cost, but we are talking about "premium phones" here so that shouldn't be a big problem.

Now, if there's any left (my S5 is about 3 years old now), that I can't tell you. I believe someone here mentioned a current LG phone with a removable battery. Anyone want to chime in? But if we don't see phones with all these features much longer, it's not because it can't be done (my S5 proves this), but rather because the stupid manufacturers aren't bothering to make phones like that any more, and the stupid consumers aren't insisting on these features.

I guess I'll have to hang onto my S5, and install CyanogenMod on it.

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