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Comment Re:That can't be right (Score 1) 533

Unemployment numbers are a bit worse off today than they were when Obama took office, regardless of which measure you look at. So Obama didn't really "fix" anything.

Except that Obama didn't begin his presidency in a vacuum, he had to counteract the employment trend left by the preceding administration. If you look at U3 and U6 (the latter of which includes "marginally attached workers and those working part-time for economic reasons"), you can see they have both steadily declined during Obama's presidency.

Comment Re:Trump! (Score 2) 533

You mean like how he gave Carrier $7M in tax breaks and now they're building a factory for the 1300 jobs they shipped south of the border?

President-elect Trump was quite clear:

Companies are not going to leave the United States anymore without consequences. Not gonna happen. It's not gonna happen.

So if you think you're going to skedaddle without the government offering you money to stay, you have another think coming. Consequences.

Comment Re:Incentivized vs fake? (Score 1) 106

I have bought items, been spammed and subsequently used the above documented method to opt out of the marketing mails. End result: no more marketing spam emails. Have you tried it? Is it possible that Amazon's help desk gave you incorrect information, and that their own help page provides the solution to your problem? It's not a matter of asking someone to remove you from the marketing list, it's a setting.

Comment Re:Incentivized vs fake? (Score 1) 106

These people are spammers, and I have specifically and repeatedly said I want off the marketing list.

Did you Google "stop amazon marketing email"? Did you find this page, which tells you how to unsubscribe from Amazon marketing e-mails? To save you a click:

1. Go to E-mail Preferences & Notifications
2. Select Do not send me marketing e-mail.
3 Click Save.

Comment Re:Incentivized vs fake? (Score 1) 106

Amazon knows about all the cash-for-review services, and they monitor those sites. It wouldn't take long to show a trend that one reviewer is predominantly buying and reviewing products that are being promoted by one of those services.

It works the other way around. The reviewer advertises their service on Fiverr, and the vendor contacts them for a review.

Comment Re:For 1 good reason (Score 1) 168

Google "autopilot definition". It'll lead you here:

Check other dictionaries and you'll find:

"a device that steers a ship, aircraft, or spacecraft in place of a person" (
"automatic pilot" (
"a device that keeps aircraft, spacecraft, and ships moving in a particular direction without human involvement" (

More importantly, many lay people assume "automatic" means "without human intervention," hence it might be more suitable to use a name that proactively implies human monitoring and intervention, such as "driver assist." Why is Tesla so committed to sticking to this term if it isn't for the incorrect aura of computer automation?

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