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Comment Re:Just like China (Score 1) 377

Yeah, that is the kinds of delusions progressives always have

Oh really. I guess my senses are bad and yours are good.

[Mad Max] That I don't have a problem with.

Why should I care what YOU want?

Social Darwinism was something advocated by progressives.

I don't know who originated the concept, but the Ayn Rand types have currently embraced it.

with deep and corrupt ties to both Democrats and Republicans.

Getting rid of gov't doesn't stop sneakiness and cheating and competition-killing oligopolies. If anything, it increases it.

Comment Re:Just like China (Score 1) 377

Ultimately, the failure is always a failure to limit government power. Governmental power will always be abused

What's the alternative? Giant corporations would then replace all the functions done by government, and be mega slimy and dishonest.

In China one milk company poisoned infants to save a buck. What would stop them otherwise? Mass social Darwinism? It would then be 3-eyed Mad Max's with gated communities.

Your argument seems to be that since Bob is influenced by the Devil, you might as get rid of Bob and let the Devil do his job directly: Bob is merely a wasteful middle-man. You deserve an Enron power supply and a Comcast doctor.

Comment Clinton too narrow a focus. (Score 1) 377

Both are plutocrats and we've almost always had plutocrats as candidates. It's not just a "Clinton thing". I find it hypocritical that so many conservatives suddenly "care" about the croniness in crony capitalism. (Remember Halliburton's no-bid contract, and Boehner's tobacco-cash envelopes?)

Hillary (and Trump) are merely a symptom. If you keep focusing on symptoms you'll never cure the disease, and possibly make it worse. Hillary just happened to get heavily X-rayed in public this time.

Trump blatantly and proudly admitted to bribing most of the candidates on the debate stage in one of the GOP debates. He ain't no angel in that regard. Being the briber instead of the bribee is not a big difference in my book. We live in a bribocracy.

Comment Compatibility vs. Nimbleness (Score 2) 208

Microsoft had to choose between compatibility or nimble and compact.

When they competed purely on nimbleness, their mobile apps were not be sufficiently compatible with Windows desktop software to make anyone choose them over competitors, who were cheaper and more nimble.

When they competed purely on compatibility, then the device was expensive, bloated, and had short battery life because it had to copy too much of the desktop to be compatible.

When they tried the middle ground, they sucked enough at both of these factors to not be compelling to consumers.

They cannot compete with smaller companies on price, features, battery life etc. because they are big bureaucratic behemoth.

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