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Comment Hold down power button and ... (Score 2) 23

... keep holding it down.

Seriously, this is such an unconscionable violation of basic privacy that even people who have done nothing wrong should automatically have that reaction. And anybody who has done something wrong should know better than to use a fingerprint for unlocking anyway. What was this supposed to prove other than that they have a judge who will rubber-stamp any order no matter how appalling?

Comment Re: Halfway There (Score 1) 219

> Just because you know people who are responsible gun owners does not mean everyone is and the statistics prove it

Sure. We have Chicago.

You can distort the statistics. You can over report suicides as murders and ignore that most murders (and crime in general) happen in a small number of high crime areas.

Comment Re:Halfway There (Score 1) 219

Apparently I missed the part of this story where these manufacturers are trying to take your guns.

And on that subject, how many people have you guys turned out to the polls every time warning that the Democrats were with some imminent plan to take all your guns the second they take office? How did that turn out? Apparently I missed the massive seizure of privately owned weapons that you guys are constantly talking about.

Comment Re:Whats the point? (Score 1) 74

Most people who charge at home, charge at night. So, without storage, solar panels don't help.

That's idiotic nonsense. Most people who charge their electric car at home, switch to peak/off-peak billing with their electric company. That means electricity used before midnight is insanely expensive, but solar panels can offset most of that daytime demand. And after midnight you can charge your car for a pittance.

Comment Re:There is something to that... (Score 1) 481

Agreed, it has been far too long for the refresh on the Pro models - and it's very hard to recommend them at their current price.

With that said, they might not be letting them die a slow death, but rather been unhappy with that particular generation of Intel mobile chips in a "Pro" model.

Comment Re:But but but (Score 1) 116

You're always here, and always with a reason we should just laugh off all this negative stuff.

That's not the part for laughing. The laughing comes when you remember that goofballs in the "alt-Right" actually nominated someone who is so awful that people are willing to overlook all "this negative stuff" about Hillary.

Comment Re:Showmanship (Howard Stern, Lady Gaga) vs sociop (Score 1) 116

The problem with your attempt to define Hillary as a psychopath / sociopath (both deprecated terms, they're not long enough) is context. In the setting of politics, media and business those traits are actually highly functional. That's how you get ahead in those fields. Then you run into the Peter Principle but that is another problem.

You missed the preamble to the personality disorders. They are spectrums and they can only be really defined as a disorder when they cause harm. As far as politicians are concerns both Hillary and Donald are at the top of their respective fields. For the rest of us, not so much.

Hillary is certainly sociopathic as it relates to the vast majority of humans - but that's why she is where she is. Donald is most assuredly a narcissist and again, it's gotten him to the Republican candidate for the President of the United States, something hundreds if not thousands of other people are actively aspiring to. The line between all of the personality disorders is a pretty soft one, there is often a lot of overlap.

It is an unfortunate part of the structure of human nature, but that's how we roll. We're not Vulcans. Which version of crazy to you want running the country?

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