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Comment Re:American problem is American (Score 2) 438

Over here in Europe 3 hours is a bit long but most washing programs take at least an hour and most hover around the one to two hours. If I run the "allergie+" (removes allergens, handy for babies and hay fever season!) program in eco-mode I believe I can push it past three hours. Having said that, my shortest program is just 20 minutes long. I do believe it doesn't spin up to 1600 RPM then but just 800 or so, so it won't get out almost dry as with the 1600RPM cycle.

Good explanation why this is:

One good thing about the internal heater is that it can push my water temperature to 194F. If that doesn't clean thing nothing will!

Comment Re:Fantastic news (Score 1) 46

I've actually spent time in a Comcast call center. The agent I was shadowing had a lady berating him because he couldn't make her wireless gateway work. The wireless gateway that she bought from walmart, not from Comcast. The wireless gateway that Comcast had no management control over, had no documentation for, and had no information regarding, etc. But somehow, to her, it was Comcast's job to support the device. While there are absolutely problems with Comcast service, a big part of it is idiots who expect everyone to be responsible for their technology.

Comment Re:Expats? (Score 1) 289

I think for most people in the Netherlands the biggest difference would be that we hardly hear of criminal or rioting jews. Not saying they don't exist but it's a pretty safe bet if there's a wanted person on the news or a riot happening nowadays it's either a Turkish or Moroccan person / group. Statistics from our prisons also back this up with a majority of about 60% of all incarcerated criminals having a migration background. I personally blame the failed immigration policies of the last 70 years in the Netherlands. Originally these people came in on the equivalent of H1B visa's so no pressure to integrate, then they could stay for a prolonged time but still no pressure to integrate. And then we kind of decided they could stay forever and bring over their families but we gave them little to no help to integrate. We gave these people no perspective and no incentive to integrate and now people act shocked that they indeed have not integrated and at least some of them don't see themselves as part of the Netherlands.

We have had trouble with people from Indonesian descent as well in the past and it follows a similar path. After the Netherlands lost their overseas colonies we promised the Moluccans they could stay in the Netherlands for a while while the government of the Netherlands made a deal with the Indonesian government for an independent Moluccan state. Then the government of the Netherlands kind of forgot about the whole issue and the Moluccans and we ended up with a two train hijackings. After they spend 25 years in limbo in old concentration camps I think they where fairly patient with it all.

So yea, not saying I condone the behaviour but I can kind of see where they're coming from.

Comment Re:Analysis (Score 1) 55

The thing I don't understand - google is still having QC, logistical, and supply chain challenges. I have a pixel, I love it. However, there are people who are on their 4th replacement that are still having issues (microphones dying, wifi issues, screen issues). Why not focus on getting this one right and building a reliable supply chain rather than immediately jumping on to the next device?

Comment Re:Death To All Jews (Score 2) 920

Most people who are slandered as "Anti-Israel" aren't against Israel or Jews. They are against things like Israel constantly flouting its borders as defined by the UN resolution that created it, and the amended resolution that expanded them. To this day Israel is pushing active settlement programs that violate those borders. They also dislike things Israel's violations of wartime conventions (using white phosphorous, and further, doing so in civilian heavy populations). They are even more so against any valid criticism of the Israeli government being labelled as "anti-semitic". It is absolutely feasible for someone to have no issue with the Jewish people, but despise the behavior of Israel. There is a book I highly recommend reading called "Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semintism and the Misuse of History". It is written by a Jewish Israeli. You are trying to grossly simplify the issue to push your perspective. Violating international boundaries and wartime conventions pisses people off.

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