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Comment Re:there are many other distractions. (Score 1) 291

It is NOT that there are other modes of distraction, it is the frequency of phone related incidents and how pervasive distracted driving due to phones which is the problem.

I've been riding a bicycle consistently on the street since the 1970's in areas which were considered NOT bicycle friendly. Yet, never had a problem with distracted drivers almost (and in other people's cases, did) hitting me until recently. And when you observe how many people are looking down while they are driving nowadays, it's downright scary. Ask any road bicyclist what their opinion is on cell phone distracted drivers, it's a real and dangerous problem out there.

Comment Re:Are you !$&%@$ kidding? Seriously &%*(# (Score 3, Insightful) 361

Not only that, their entry level model has TWO, count em, TWO total USB-C ports! One of these ports will be probably utilized by the charger, so that leaves ONE ONE ONE open port.

This replaces a Magsafe charger port, two thunderbolt ports, HDMI port, and a SD card slot!

Even their so called wide gamut display uses the P3 color space, and is usually used for projectors. If you want to create content, the display should be a Adobe RGB based gamut. This laptop must be designed for consume only purposes, not to create content.

Really Apple? You must either be attempting to drive your fan base away from laptops or turning your laptops into consume-only devices like your iPhones. Which begs the question why is this laptop labelled "Pro"? Pro what?

Comment 21st century version of payola? (Score 5, Insightful) 81

Isn't this another form of payola? Isn't the principal the same, where a company influences people promoting a product with money? I don't see the difference between a 1950's DJ pushing a song after getting paid by the record company while the listener doesn't know it's being promoted and a 2016 overenthusiastic Internet reviewer getting paid by the company making the product while the reader doesn't know it's being promoted. Same marketing mechanism, same ethical problem, same net result.

Of course, you know paying online reviewers will never be made illegal because politicians are now doing this in droves!

Comment Re:Shillary will be "pivoting" back toward TPP (Score 1) 231

Hillary provably flat out LIES on her position on trade agreements. If in election cycle, she's against them. If in office and election cycle is at least a year away, she's the biggest cheerleader for trade agreements. Google "Hillary Colombia Trade Agreement" (oh the irony of doing this) and read for yourself on her modus operandi. Here's an article which lays out her flat out lies.

Comment Fuck Karma, Hillary was (is) backing this too! (Score 4, Informative) 231

Fool me once, shame on Hillary
1980's-1992: Served on board of Walmart, union buster. Nobody there ever heard her support unions.
1990's-early 2000's Hillary: I support my husband's push for NAFTA
Democrat Party supporting Unions: This is (provably) not good for us
2007-2008 Election season Hillary: I think NAFTA was a bad idea and I oppose free trade with Columbia
2007-2008 Hillary supporters: Hillary is allowed to change her mind (sound familiar?)

Fool me twice, shame on me
2011: Emails show she LOBBIED Congress to push for free trade with Columbia, which passed!
2012-2014 Hillary: I'm fully behind the Trans Pacific Partnership (she said this publicly 45 times claiming this is the 'gold standard')
Democrat Party supporting Unions: This is not good for us
Sanders said TPP was not good!
2015-2016 Election season Hillary: I'm (now) against the Trans Pacific Partnership

Comment In high school. In 1977. On a Wang microcomputer (Score 1) 515

11th grade my math class started a programming class in BASIC along with the math curriculum. This is the computer I used. Please note, this is about 40 years before all the big hype about teaching kids to program. Nothing is stopping schools from doing this, nothing except the schools themselves.

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