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Comment Re:What's the big problem? (Score 2) 490

Not saying chip and pin is perfect, but I really don't get why this is such a big "disaster".

Editor is obviously using hyperbole. I just got a replacement card with a chip from my credit union. I went grocery shopping, and 2 of the stores had me swipe, the 3rd had me insert the card. It did take significantly longer, and you need to remove it at a specific time in the process or else the transaction will fail. That store also has Apple Pay, so I think I'll just use that at that particular store in the future. Other stores have told me that the chip reader on their unit doesn't work.

Comment Re:A wasted vote... (Score 2) 475

The way to create another party is from the ground up. How many Greens or Libertarians are there on your school board or your town council, or state house? Until they start appearing there, nothing much will happen on the national level.

The Libertarian Party has been working on this for quite some time: Nationwide, there are 145 Libertarians holding elected offices: 43 partisan offices, and 102 nonpartisan offices.

Comment Re:32% would vote clinton (Score 1) 475

Trump has commited treason - he invited Russia to hack the emails that the FBI has declared contained top secret information.

I'm not a Trump supporter (voting Johnson in November), but his comment was clearly a barb at Clinton. He said it would be great if the Russians could find her 30,000 missing emails. Both the tone & words he used make it obvious that it was a tongue-in-cheek comment, not a serious suggestion. If someone can't see that, either they're brainwashed or being disingenuous.

Comment Re:Sheep. (Score 1) 120

iPhones do last a long time. I bet a lot of them are still working as hand-me downs to the kids, spares, etc..

They do last a long time if you take care of them. I had an iPhone 4 for 4 years and it held up very well. When I traded it in for my iPhone 6 Plus, the AT&T lady told me that it was in the best shape she's ever seen one. I just kept it in a phone case most of the time. It was still working well, but didn't support the newest OS, which prompted my upgrade. I would have given it to my wife if the trade-in wasn't so attractive. I plan on keeping the iPhone 6 Plus for at least 4 years.

Comment Voting Johnson, but not because I like him (Score 4, Insightful) 475

Like a lot of libertarians, I think Johnson isn't great as a nominee, but he's still better than Clinton or Trump. I'm voting for him primarily for the sake of the Libertarian Party to get/keep ballot access, and hopefully open doors for better future candidates than Johnson/Weld.

The funny thing is I keep getting told that if I vote for Johnson, then I'm voting for Clinton, or if I vote for Johnson, them I'm voting for Trump. I guess by voting for Johnson, I'm actually voting for all 3. Sorry, Jill Stein, no vote for you.

Republicans are certain that voting Libertarian takes away votes that they would otherwise be getting. The fact though is that when Johnson is offered as a third option in a presidential poll, Hillary's numbers actually do worse.

Comment Re:Rhetorical... (Score 1) 245

I would try going the opposite way: have everybody tweet something about the Olympics. Let the IOC go bananas trying to identify and sue a billion or more people all over the world who use a medium that is largely anonymous.


Specifically any company that tweets about the Olympic Games and isn't a sponsor.

So you as an individual aren't barred from tweeting about the Olympics, but if you tweet on behalf of "Applehu Akbar's Cereal", then they'll go after you.

Comment No (Score 1) 140

I just don't like the controller, although I have to admit the XB One's controller is better than the XB 360's. I much prefer the PS3's Dual Shock. From what I understand, the PS4's Dual Shock is better than the PS3's, so a PS4 will almost certainly be my next console purchase, when or if I'm ever in the market for a new one. That probably won't be for a while, since I'd like to wait for the VR market to mature a bit, and I still have a boatload of games on my PS3 I still haven't even touched.

Comment If economics was a math problem... (Score 5, Insightful) 507

We probably would have solved it by now. But it's not. That's why 5 year plans and great leaps forward never worked. That's why there was mass starvation in rich agricultural areas. Central planning, even with genius elites running linear equations are going to read their own personal biases into the results.

Comment Re:Thank god for Trump! (Score 3, Insightful) 384

There there did not seem to be one Republican contender of the calibre of John McCain or Mitt Romney.

Are you kidding me? McCain and Romney were clowns. It's like the Republicans said "okay, who's turn is it to lose next?", just like they did with Bob Dole. They constantly choose the weakest candidates. The only time they manage to win is when the Dems pick someone even worse.

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