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Comment Re:As soon as we get a legitimate source like Netf (Score 1) 67

What you are saying and I am saying are not contradictory.

Netflix was $10 and included DVD's.

Netflix (from $7.99 per month) ...
Amazon Instant Video (from $8.99 per month) ...
Hulu (from $7.99 per month) ...
Showtime (from $10.99 per month) ...
HBO Now (from $14.99 per month) ...
Starz (from $8.99 per month) ...
CBS All Access (from $5.99 per month)
Warner Movie Service (From $10.00 a month)
Sling TV (for Disney) is $20+ a month

For people with less money (college students?) the difference between $10 a month and $50 a month is sufficient to spur piracy. It feels silly to pirate for $10 a month and take the legal risks. But $100 for the content now fenced off in the services above (and more- some things not streamed or even legally available for purchase) is more tempting for people of limited means.

Comment Re:LOL (Score 1) 75

Yeah, because that is exactly what I said.

Let me ask you a simple question, does any regulation state its goals, and if it doesn't (or no longer) reach those goals, is it repealed?

I don't know of ANY regulation that has a repeal clause in it if it doesn't meet its goals.

I don't know of ANY regulation that has a cost benefit analysis requirement before being employed.

I don't know ANY regulation that self monitors for effectiveness.

I don't know ANY regulation that was revoked when it was found to be ... ineffectual. Just more regulations to fix the broken bits of the previous (and bad) regulation.

So, yeah, "No" regulation is an option. AND not all regulations need to apply everywhere in a "one size fits all" over the top method.

I'll give a really good example of bad regulations that can be completely avoided by changing the term of the problem, CableTV (and Internet) franchise agreements. The whole "Net Neutrality" is a top down draconian implementation of regulations that is completely avoidable if you change where the problem exists; the last mile. Fix the last mile problem (monopolistic franchise agreements) AND you don't need a whole bunch of Government red tape on how Internet traffic is handled.

Freedom is expensive, and tyranny comes with a costly price tag. So, yes, I err on the side of Liberty.

Comment Re:Should really be "President Elect Trump" or... (Score 1) 182

Interesting article on that here
http://www.mediaite.com/online...

Looks like the shift is occuring during the last few years.

It's still not correct according to the major manuals of style.

http://thegrammarexchange.info...

"Hereâ(TM)s what the New York Times Manual* states at the entry president:

â âoeIt is President Lamm(without a given name) in a first reference to the current president of the United States. In later references President Lamm; the president; Mrâ¦.Lammâ

This style is seen in todayâ(TM)s New York Times, as in the example in this article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01...

The order of mention is this: âoeBarrack Obama, President Obama, Mr. Obamaââ¦..âPresident George Bush, Mr. Bushâ

As you see, though, the Times sometimes goes against its own rules, citing the first name, too, as in this example.

â President Barack Obama moved quickly on Wednesday to lay some touchstones for the âoemore responsible, more accountable governmentâ he has promised, ordering a salary freeze for senior White House staff, tightening rules on lobbyists and establishing what he said was a new standard of greater government openness. âoeHowever long we are keepers of the public trust, we should never forget that we are here as public servants,â Mr. Obama said at a swearing-in ceremony for staff members in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
_______

So, in answer to your question, I think it is correct for the first mention of the president to be President (Barack) Obama, and for subsequent mention to be Mr. Obama.
The style may be different in different publications or in different situations. I like this particular style.

There is something else to be considered: you could leave out the honorific President or Mr., as well as the first name, and use only Obama. Some newspapers use this style. I find it jarring and rude in a newspaper, but in a personal letter, it would be acceptable.
"

But I'm not going to loose my cool over it.

Comment Re:Still a need for what he was origally doing (Score 4, Insightful) 71

There is a strong vision in something like CyanogenMod, and that can be leveraged into "profits" given the right view.

I personally thought the original vision of Cyanogen Inc was towards the right track. However, once they kicked OnePlus to the curb for "more" (India) they lost almost all credibility they had in going that route. No real Handset Maker would ever do business with them after that.

The rest of whatever credibility they had left over , was gone the moment they were "bought" by Microsoft and started to Bing up the joint.

I don't care what the reasons were for either of those two "missteps", they killed Cyanogen Inc.

There are two valid moves Steve can make at this point, both I've seen mentioned elsewhere. First is take CM, and put it under a 501.c.3 Umbrella, and crowd source development. The other option is to "restart" the Company, but without a douchebag running it, and focus on taking lagging older handsets and getting them patched and updated, with (preferably) the blessings of the maker (good PR for both) or without.

IMHO these are not mutually exclusive either. The latter is going to take some time to get trust rebuilt, but it would pay huge if he found someone who knew the vision and could keep the focus tight (I volunteer, but I rather doubt anyone would take me up on it). There is still a need for custom/slim ROMs out there that aren't branded Nexus/Pixel/Chrome/Whatever

Comment As soon as we get a legitimate source like Netflix (Score 1) 67

They descend on it like wolves, divide the content, and raise the prices by 1000%.

To get what you got on netflix just a few years ago, you'd need to subscribe to a half dozen services which are really overpriced for the content they provide.

There is room in the market for Netflix vs Amazon but not netflix vs a dozen other services.

Comment Re:Go ahead. (Score 1) 1031

Also, crying wolf ("racism") randomly regardless of whether or (usually) not there is a wolf, tends to desensitize people to the point when there is an actual wolf ("racist") present, nobody is listening.

The problem is that nobody is listening (except in the echo chambers) to the cries of "racism". A black man with a gun, shot by a black cop is now considered "white racism". And they all wonder why they aren't getting any real traction.

Comment Re:Twitter, aka @Jack, doesn't care about hate spe (Score 0) 1031

Well, if you listen to the SJW types, there can be no racism against "whites" or sexism against "males" or whatever, because those people have "power". Ask them to define what that is, and they will all cry about "privileged". Ask them to define their solution to "Privilege" and it is to enslave everyone at the lowest common denominator of social status, rather than trying to elevate everyone not yet there.

So the whole thing is nothing short of Reverse racism tied with white elitist guilt.

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