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Comment Re:FB is not entertainment (Score 1) 32

I think the big error Facebook made early on was making it too easy to post links and to share other such posts. This diluted the content from "stupid shit my friends say and do" to "clickbait social media shares" with no original content from friends.

I remember when I got started on Facebook, not a high volume of posts from people, still some semblance of decency. With alarming speed that started changing, people began putting every thought into words. On twitter if somebody is being an asshat you just unfollow, when it's a family member or a close friend it becomes awkward.

So for years I just kinda ... didn't GO to Facebook anymore. When I finally came back the feed is mostly dusty memes, dad jokes and links to things "of interest". I'm pretty sure this is FBs plan because it keeps people scrolling, reading stupid trash. Sure the crazy rantings are still there but it's really no different than Twitter or Tumblr now, just you may be related to or be close friends with some very troll-like entities.

The only place that seems focused and cordial is G+ but the population density there is so low I'm not surprised, not that I use G+, nobody does

Comment Re: sucks but as of now someones gotta do it (Score 2) 305

This would be an incorrect statement and you're basing it on a bill Pence signed into law.

This bill reclassified various criminal offenses, including "providing false information to a clerk of the circuit court" from a Class D to Level 6 felony. It didn't create any new crimes or make the crime in question any harsher.

The "crime" of applying for marriage licenses came about from the fact that the online method of applying for marriage licenses did not permit you to select male-male or female-female as a combination as the website was created in accordance with the Indiana law that made marriage between people of the same gender illegal. Thus you had to select one spouse as male and one as female. No one has ever been jailed or even prosecuted for doing such a thing so that claim falls short as well. This crime is not specific to homosexual couples as it is with regard to giving the court false information. A couple that submitted the male spouse as female and the female spouse as male would also be equally guilty of the crime. Perhaps the more damning point against your claim that "A bigot who once made it a criminal offense for gays to apply for marriage licenses" is that homosexual couples could still apply for marriage licenses without breaking the law in question by using the paper form and crossing out the male or female section and writing in the appropriate gender.

But hey, whatever, thanks for perpetuating a falsehood to push your own narrative and belief.

Comment Re:Free Motorcycles (Score 1) 295

It depends a lot on your accounting. A 20-year-old dumbass male might expect to have around 60 years ahead of him, most of which will be time spent in good health.

From an accounting perspective I would not credit the dumbass male any post retirement years (assume 67+) which are primarily consumptive years rather than productive and I would assume that organs would be targeted towards people who are in the age range of 16-50 (16-45 in the case of liver) to maximize the productive life of the organ transplanted. A 20 year old dumbass male would thus have lost about 46 productive years. In turn you get two kidneys (10 yrs each), 1 heart (10 yrs), 1 liver (20 yrs), lungs (5 yrs each) for a total benefit of 60 years of organ life bringing us to a net +14 years and we haven't even accounted for the rarer pancreas, or small intestine transplants. Then there's the whole topic of tissue transplants with heart valves, skin, corneas, bone, tendons, and other tissues.

Comment Re:Valuation and network effects (Score 1) 151

There are only so many drivers and cars to go around and they are going to tend to gravitate towards the company which is most likely to have the biggest user base. ...

Frankly the self driving car thing is nothing but a pointless distraction from building their network as far as I can tell.

I'm going to disagree with your assessment that self driving technology is a distraction. As you said, getting more players onto Uber is far more valuable. I don't think Uber is looking to make the capital investment into a fleet of self-driving cars but rather that they're looking at self-driving technology as a means to secure more drivers once self-driving vehicles become mainstream. If a driver has a self driving vehicle and has a choice between Uber, which allows him to send out his self-driving vehicle to earn money for him when he doesn't need to use it, or Lyft, which will only pay him when he's driving, I would believe the driver would select to use the Uber platform.

Comment Mobile gaming tablet with a TV dock (Score 1) 105

We've known for some time that the guts would be Tegra based and we saw the promotional video that sells us the idea that this is meant to be mobile first. Looking at the list of partners they have on board at least one is a telecom provider (Web Technology Corp, aka Vodafone) another is a well known mobile eCommerce portal (DeNA). This is Nintendo creeping into the smartphone market.

What we have here is a 6" gaming tablet, how much of the mobile parts will make it intact to North American / European markets who can say, but at the end of the day this is a gaming tablet first, the game library will likely reflect this.

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