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Comment Re:Now what about all the other S apps? (Score 1) 70

No, it's all about extending their market brand. Yes there's apps that are great for functionality and productivity, like S Pen but others are like so much detritus unless you root and remove it . At that point you may as well go full bore and get rid of your carrier/samsung provided O/S and go custom ROM but then again you'll lose features that your carrier provides or that Samsung only provide in their distribution.

Comment Already Have Fiber and Broadband at the curb (Score 4, Insightful) 160

I already have Fiber and Broadband to my house but oh wait, Google can't use those because my local politicians gave certain franchise rights to companies who made the investment in digging up the street. In my case at least it isn't a last mile problem, it's a blocked mile problem.

Comment Re:Twitter is pro-Free Speech ? REALLY ?? (Score 1) 465

inciting looting / violence is okay in Twitter's book but calling people out for it isn't okay. While I respect your argument it's not point in fact, there's too many getting banned and filtered along with trending hashtags that disappear for no reason other than they may seem unpopular with Liberals. There's already been known left-leaning abuse in other social media platforms, it's documented and even good old Google being involved in it as well, I just think it's time for Twitter to come out and say "We support violence and rioting but we don't support conservative ideals." Sure there's hyperbole on both sides of it but if you're going to advocate free speech without hate at least you should proclaim your biases.

Comment Re:Twitter is pro-Free Speech ? REALLY ?? (Score 1) 465

unlike old DeRay who organizes real mobs yet still somehow manages to keep his Twitter account in good standing. While I don't agree with Milo on a lot of things, there's a lot of truth to the fact that Twitter has been capricious and diligent about silencing conservative voices and yet they put an icon symbolizing unity with BLM thuggery. If you're going to say "ban all hate related speech" then do it uniformly Twitter and people can live with it, or not.

Comment The Olympic Dream (Score 4, Insightful) 280

Given all of Brazil's problems, was hosting the Olympics such a good idea? Never mind that the FIFA World Cup nearly bankrupted the country, they're now putting on a show that they can't afford. They have rampant poverty in Rio, pollution issues, body parts washing up on beaches and even Zika yet here we are about to have another meaningless Olympic games in a country that won't easily recover from it.

Comment Re:All the worlds's a stage (Score 2) 128

Really? We have to take our shoes off because of Richard Reid, why our belts? When underwear boy lit his crotch ablaze, that justified now suddenly spending billions on scanners some of which to this day haven't had a conclusive radiation health study about their effects. No fluids brought through because of supposed threat by terrorists in Britain. Shit, all these terror morons have to do is come up with a viable scheme and millions of air traveling passengers have to be subjected extra security for the sake of feeling safe. We need to look at how the Israelis handle Airport security because let's be honest they have a much more effective and pragmatic way of screening passengers. I'm all for trying to make sure a terrorist never gets on another flight but lets be honest here the knee jerk stupidity of the DHS overwhelms logic and reason. Let's also not forget that when their budget gets cut there's a sudden lack of screening staff even though that wasn't part of the targeted budget reductions. When Texas threatened to get rid of the TSA in lieu of another state agency handling screening, suddenly DHS says "we won't allow flights into the US from Texas." Coercion, Brow beating and a huge budget with more than it's fair share of criminal activity they sound more like the IRS than a Homeland Security agency. The DHS is now another piggy at the trough in DC coming up with new and innovative ways to make us all hate air travel even more.

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