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Comment Re:Trump versus Clinton (Score 2, Insightful) 500

So I'm not here to defend Clinton by any means, but holy crap have you been binging on the Trump kool-aid?

Trump isn't worse, at best he's an unknown

Yes, he is known and is very bad. He donates to his own foundation to get tax breaks, and then uses that foundation to run for president. He has bankrupted more businesses than most people even get to work for. He has offended every sane person in the country. He has changed positions on almost all of the key issues JUST THIS YEAR. He perpetuated an made mainstream a blatant lie about our current sitting president which many of his followers still believe to be true despite being disproven before the *last* election. With all these things in mind, he is a terrible candidate for any political office.

a narcissist is exactly who would make the best president

I've struggled with this -- it does take somewhat of a narcissist to say "I am the only person qualified to run this country" and go try to convince others of it, so all candidates have to have some degree of narcissism. That said, there has to be some temperance of humility, to be able to admit when you're wrong, and Trump definitely does NOT have that. In the face of being proven wrong regarding his comments about mexican immigrants and asked to apologize, he has literally said "I would apologize if I were wrong, but I'm not" and doubled down on his terrible comment.

Everything about him points to that one aspect: he wants to win, he wants to be the best at everything.

No, you're wrong -- he doesn't want to be the best at everything, he already is the best at everything (in his mind) and the reason that is dangerous is because it leaves no room for him to actually get better at anything. Admitting mistakes or flaws is not a weakness, it is a path to a better self -- and when you're running a country, that means your country can improve, too.

Comment Re:No. Not ever. (Score 1) 83

Social media, noun, websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking.

Users create and share content here. From the front page articles to the comments (which are the real reason any of us are here, let's face it, or else you wouldn't be reading this).

Twitter is pseudonymous and yet everyone regards it as social media, so I'm not sure where you got your definition.

Comment Re:25 to 30 feet above the trees? (Score 4, Informative) 644

If news helicopters are flying that low, they are violating FAA minimum altitude regulations anyway (91.119).

(c) Over other than congested areas. An altitude of 500 feet above the surface, except over open water or sparsely populated areas. In those cases, the aircraft may not be operated closer than 500 feet to any person, vessel, vehicle, or structure.

(d) Helicopters, powered parachutes, and weight-shift-control aircraft. If the operation is conducted without hazard to persons or property on the surface—

(1) A helicopter may be operated at less than the minimums prescribed in paragraph (b) or (c) of this section, provided each person operating the helicopter complies with any routes or altitudes specifically prescribed for helicopters by the FAA; and

(2) A powered parachute or weight-shift-control aircraft may be operated at less than the minimums prescribed in paragraph (c) of this section.

Comment Re:Thanks again Slashdot editors (Score 1) 32

They didn't mention the time because it depends where you are located. The article says the planets will be ~5 deg above horizon AT SUNSET and of course the sun sets at a different time depending where you are on the planet. It would have been nice if the summary had mentioned timing with the sunset, though.

Also, Western is capitalized because it is the proper name of a direction.

Comment Solution (Score 1) 152

I learned long ago to keep my media sound turned off on all my devices. Facebook is certainly not the first site or app to want to play sounds without your explicit permission, but you control the hardware so if you must browse Facebook, you can at least turn off your sound and simply turn it back up when there's something you really want to hear.

I know it's not an ideal solution but sometimes you have to live with the solution that you can actually control. Bitching about the ideology doesn't help as much as most of us wish it would.

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