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Comment Re:Another one to add to the list (Score 1) 9

That same what.

Then you misunderstood. That comment has to do with the fact that the majority of Senate seats up for reelection in 2018 are in deep red states. This is a math problem, not another notch in your "both sides are hoooooorrible" lament.

Still trying to play your little games with me, eh?

TIL trying to clarify your shitty use of language = "playing a game". Fucking delusional.

Fuck the democrats.

We know.

I don't want them to regain anything.

We know.

That's your partisan whining.

TIL pointing electoral math = "partisan whining". Fucking obsessive.

blah blah blah

We know. Find a new tune already. The world has moved on. Why can't you?

Comment Re:LOL (Score 1) 75

Yeah, because that is exactly what I said.

Let me ask you a simple question, does any regulation state its goals, and if it doesn't (or no longer) reach those goals, is it repealed?

I don't know of ANY regulation that has a repeal clause in it if it doesn't meet its goals.

I don't know of ANY regulation that has a cost benefit analysis requirement before being employed.

I don't know ANY regulation that self monitors for effectiveness.

I don't know ANY regulation that was revoked when it was found to be ... ineffectual. Just more regulations to fix the broken bits of the previous (and bad) regulation.

So, yeah, "No" regulation is an option. AND not all regulations need to apply everywhere in a "one size fits all" over the top method.

I'll give a really good example of bad regulations that can be completely avoided by changing the term of the problem, CableTV (and Internet) franchise agreements. The whole "Net Neutrality" is a top down draconian implementation of regulations that is completely avoidable if you change where the problem exists; the last mile. Fix the last mile problem (monopolistic franchise agreements) AND you don't need a whole bunch of Government red tape on how Internet traffic is handled.

Freedom is expensive, and tyranny comes with a costly price tag. So, yes, I err on the side of Liberty.

Comment Re:Another one to add to the list (Score 1) 9

Same goes for the democratic machine candidates

Same what? What are you talking about?

This is just more of your own partisan whining.

Me noting the fact that 2018 is an uphill battle for Dems to recapture the Senate is partisan and whining how? Your ability to make hay form thin air is astounding.

Comment Re:Still a need for what he was origally doing (Score 4, Insightful) 65

There is a strong vision in something like CyanogenMod, and that can be leveraged into "profits" given the right view.

I personally thought the original vision of Cyanogen Inc was towards the right track. However, once they kicked OnePlus to the curb for "more" (India) they lost almost all credibility they had in going that route. No real Handset Maker would ever do business with them after that.

The rest of whatever credibility they had left over , was gone the moment they were "bought" by Microsoft and started to Bing up the joint.

I don't care what the reasons were for either of those two "missteps", they killed Cyanogen Inc.

There are two valid moves Steve can make at this point, both I've seen mentioned elsewhere. First is take CM, and put it under a 501.c.3 Umbrella, and crowd source development. The other option is to "restart" the Company, but without a douchebag running it, and focus on taking lagging older handsets and getting them patched and updated, with (preferably) the blessings of the maker (good PR for both) or without.

IMHO these are not mutually exclusive either. The latter is going to take some time to get trust rebuilt, but it would pay huge if he found someone who knew the vision and could keep the focus tight (I volunteer, but I rather doubt anyone would take me up on it). There is still a need for custom/slim ROMs out there that aren't branded Nexus/Pixel/Chrome/Whatever

Comment Re:Another one to add to the list (Score 1) 9

If tallying up the broken promises helps to drive out some of the hacktacular idiots in 2018 I'm all for it.

Nah. Every single GOP Senator could go out and shoot a random person in the face on live TV and 2018 would still work in their favour, the map is that bad.

Comment Re:Another one to add to the list (Score 2) 9

I'm less interested in broken promises (all politicians have that problem) than I am trying to figure out what parts of the Trump admin could actually be called unconventional. Figuring out what parts will be basic GOP crap and which will be pants-wetting disasters will be crucial to navigating the next four years.

Comment Re:Go ahead. (Score 1) 995

Also, crying wolf ("racism") randomly regardless of whether or (usually) not there is a wolf, tends to desensitize people to the point when there is an actual wolf ("racist") present, nobody is listening.

The problem is that nobody is listening (except in the echo chambers) to the cries of "racism". A black man with a gun, shot by a black cop is now considered "white racism". And they all wonder why they aren't getting any real traction.

Comment Re:Twitter, aka @Jack, doesn't care about hate spe (Score 1) 995

Well, if you listen to the SJW types, there can be no racism against "whites" or sexism against "males" or whatever, because those people have "power". Ask them to define what that is, and they will all cry about "privileged". Ask them to define their solution to "Privilege" and it is to enslave everyone at the lowest common denominator of social status, rather than trying to elevate everyone not yet there.

So the whole thing is nothing short of Reverse racism tied with white elitist guilt.

Comment Re:Oppression (Score 1) 995

I am a US Citizen because I was born here. I didn't ask to be born nor did I ask to be a citizen.

And people are afforded the "privilege" of being able to leave, freely, of their own accord, anytime they'd like. Yeah, that sounds a lot like "oppression" and "abuse" by our government to me.

The real abuse of our government is done by the increasing bureaucracy, unelected, unaccountable and otherwise out of control of the people it is supposed to serve.

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