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Comment Re:It'd ne worth next to nothing now (Score 1) 66

probably because it was less about the money, and more about control over his company/baby/project

I guess I don't understand that.

The ONLY reason I work, is to earn enough $$ to fund my lifestyle I like when I'm not having to work.

If it were me and they offered me for something I started up, I'd sell it so fast your head would spin.

I'd much rather spend my time doing fun things that working or nurturing a company.

Comment Re:It'd ne worth next to nothing now (Score 2) 66 Z would have been $24 Billion richer then, vs $57 Billion now.

I don't get it...sure, that's about double the money, but at BILLIONS of dollars, what does that matter really?

I mean, geez...I'd have taken the $24B and live the rest of my life on easy street.....

I'm pretty sure I could somehow manage to stretch out $24B over the rest of my years on earth....[rolls eyes]

Comment Re:I wonder... (Score 1) 198

Besides, the Tivo has been made obsolete already with streamers.

Not really.

I'm using Tivo as part of my cord cutting set up.

I have the Tivo Roamio OTA (comes with lifetime guide service) to record my local OTA channels, and I also have Tivo Minis to stream that from the main tivo to the bedrooms and office televisions.

The Tivo also has streaming built in for Netflix and Amazon, Hulu, etc...and like another poster said, it is good at searching through all of them for show or key words you want to search for.

I will say that the Tivo's interface with the Netflix and amazon prime is a bit slower than my Amazon FireTV and Roku's Iv'e played with...but the search across all of those in addition to all my local channels via antenna is great.

I did add the Amazon FireTV units to each TV that I could use Playstation VUE, and for $35/mo I could get all the "cable channels" I would have missed, like all the ESPN channels during college football season, I get FX, FXX, TCM, IFC...all the news MSNBC, Fox News, CNN...etc.

But I find that this set up is really working well. I have the TIVO for searching and DVR for OTA and the VUE on Amazon FireTV which had DVR capability for all those shows I described above....

Comment Re:Minefield (Score 1) 546

I take it you were opposed to Chick-Fil-A's stance on LGB issues?

The company didn't discriminate against anyone, employees or customers, but the owner expressed his view points.

No, I have no problem with anyone expressing their viewpoints on subjects like this. Everyone is free to embrace or oppose what till recently have been very prevalent thoughts and traditional values.

Comment Re:Fair point (Score 2) 546

As a Non-American I find this fixation with guns absurd.

I was going to answer, but I see the ScentCone has beat me to most of my valid points, especially about the Oz example.

So, yes, I fear for my existing gun freedoms.

And as that you are a non-American, it shouldn't really matter one way or another to you, should it?

It's nice that you're interested, but you really needn't bless us with your 'superior' and more 'civilized' outlook on weapons where you live. If you don't like to have full freedoms like we have here (guns being one of them) then fine, stay where you are, but don't moralize or try to talk down how we have things here.

None of your business....

Comment Re:Minefield (Score 4, Insightful) 546

His flagship policy is to build a wall to keep Mexicans out. keep the ILLEGALLY border crossing Mexicans (and anyone else using that border) out.

There's a big difference.

I don't think many Americans have problems with LEGAL immigrants.

We just want them to sign the fucking guest book on the way in, you know?

Comment Re: Fair point (Score 1) 546

John McCain already came clean. They intend to oppose any nominee [] that Clinton makes.

Well, if Clinton put forth a replacement for Scalia like Scalia....a strict constitutionalist and not a legislator from the bench, they'd pass him.

But I"m guessing hell isn't getting that cold any time soon....

Comment Re:Fair point (Score 4, Informative) 546

Fair point. There's total and utter stupidity too.

You might also consider it the support of the lesser or the two evils being presented to us this time around.

Many are likely voting one way or the other on the potential for the Supreme Court balance alone. That's actually my main issue now, along with gun rights.

Comment Re:Minefield (Score 5, Insightful) 546

the question is whether someone who promotes opposition to gender and racial equality should be allowed to serve as a steward for a company whose stated mission is to connect the world.

Ok...I'm not the biggest Trump fan, hell, I con't care for either one of them...

But with all that Trump has said or promoted, I've not seen yet where he came out to promote the agenda that is against equality in matters of gender and race.

Has Thiel himself come out for these views against equality? If so, I missed that.

Trump has said a lot of stupid shit, but I've not heard him yet say he was against racial or gender equality.

This is really getting dangerous in this country, if people start getting blackballed, hired or fired for having expressed mere support for X political party or Y viewpoint.

Comment Re:Who would buy a smart TV? (Score 1) 58

Serious question, not an attempt to troll. What kind of people buy these 'smart TVs' and why? For Internet? Doesn't almost everybody have a PC or tablet nowadays anyway? almost sounds like 2 questions you have here.

1. Why would you want smart features on a TV?

- Well, this is often for folks that want to watch things streaming like Hulu, Netflix, etc...without having to fumble with multiple remotes and units..all in one spot.

2. Why would you want at TV to watch smart tv content on, because everyone has a PC and/or tablet.

-Well, despite many young folks not watching traditional tv, and even I'm cutting the cord....if you have the means, it is VERY NICE to watch movies and the like on a large, high quality screen. Myself, I also have my main stereo with my large TV in the living room, so my surround sound is quite good and frankly, with my set up, I can't generally think of a good reason to go out to see a movie, I can pause it, my bar is right near by and no assholes on the phone or talking to mess with my movie. Also, I control the volume.

I now have Klipsch for a 5.1 system....and when I get to a larger abode, I'll expand for that to 7.1 or Atmos for even ceiling sound. (K-Horns in front, 15" Klipsch subwoofer, older large Klipsch center channel, and now I scored recently a great pair of older Klipsch Cornwalls for the surround speakers.

So, to go with that large sound, I like a large TV.

Much nicer to sit and enjoy things on that system rather than a tinny speaker on a tablet for a movie....

So, hope that answers what sounded like you're two questions you were asking...

Comment Re:Need more unions and workers rights! (Score 1) 403

but I predict a pretty precipitous population drop if everyone were do be held to your (perfect, morally upright) standards.

Err...nothing "moral" to it...just common sense that you don't do shit you can't afford. are NOT cheap.

I actually do see, that many kids today are waiting on average to later in life to have kids, and that is smart for most of them since they are not hitting the workforce at levels of income (relative to the times) that we did in the past.

Sure you had folks having kids younger in the past, but in the past, people seemed to "grow up" a bit faster and they mostly were working jobs where they could afford kids and a house, etc....

Times have changed and well, it is like anything.

If you cannot afford a new car...don't buy one till you can afford it. Don't have kids if you cannot afford them. And if you do have them, be prepared to sacrifice yourself in many ways for them, give things up so you can give to them.

I'm just saying, kids do NOT pop out of thin air and surprise least they should not if you are an adult with adult level thinking and reasoning.

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