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Comment Re:Are we really too dumb to cope with calendars n (Score 1) 28

I've met quite a few adults that can't tell time with an analog clock, some that even think a quarter of an hour is 25 minutes. I'm pretty sure they still teach how to use analog clocks in school, and it's not rocket science. If they reach adulthood without knowing how to use a clock, how many of them can tell you what day is three weeks from today?

Offloading basic cognitive functions to a phone isn't a sign of intelligence, no matter how much they slap the word "Smart" on product names.

There is a difference between lack of intelligence and ignorance, and only one of them can truly be overcome.

Comment Re:well.. (Score 1) 187

None of what you said has any relevance to the article, my post or this school. This is a school that is teaching you a skill that will be with you for the rest of your life -- something you would have to pay for otherwise, and something you should be happy to work hard for. They also are not an employer, who you are free to negotiate your salary with or go elsewhere for work. If you don't like the terms, like I said, you are free to not attend and pay upwards of $20,000 a year and perform however you desire. I'd look at them more of a coach. Do you think the Olympic athletes work 9 to 5 5 days a week? And they usually pay their coaches to work the hell out of them.

Comment Re:well.. (Score 1) 187

It's called attrition.

It's called stupid. The fact that I won't work 12 hours a day 6-7 days a week on somehting for months on end has zero correlation with how successful I will be at something.

Typical millennial. Want's everything handed to them with minimal effort, allowing the vast majority of their time spent on satisfying themselves and their desires.

You know what M*. vux984? This place is giving you an education, with a place to stay during your time there, entirely free of charge, and you're whining about having to work for it? They have a perfect right to make you work hard and prove you are worthy of them continuing to invest in you. If you don't like it, no one is forcing you to attend, go spend upwards of $20,000/year and play to your harts content. At least until you graduate and find you spent so much time enjoying yourself that you didn't learn a damn thing and are now thousands of dollars in debt with little to no desirable skills.

If they play their cards right, these graduates could be highly sought after and paid well.

Comment Privacy is not for all. (Score 1) 182

So what corporate America is saying is that privacy is only for the wealthy now? They have the right to data mine the personal info of the poor for profit and force them to be bombarded by advertisements designed to fool the viewer into thinking they need whatever it is they're being told they need ( pretty much brain wash them into buying more and more Chinese made crap)?

Comment Re:Too bad for them. (Score 1) 162

Exactly the reason I was going to get one. That 'very close to stock Android' has me wondering why in hell they'll not be pushing out monthly security updates. Hell, I'd gladly take the data hit every month. It makes me wonder how long they'll even support it and if it will get Android 7, 8 and hopefully 9. My next phone will be my first outright purchased phone, and I hope to make it last at least five years. Not too long, IMHO, for a $300 phone.

Comment There's a simple solution. (Score 1) 412

They can't be too worried about it or they'd be either porting their games over to Linux entirely, or making them cross platform with Linux. Linux is the obvious choice because it's free, and current windows users can just duel boot into Linux to play games instead of ditching their current setup and purchasing a new, much higher costing, computer.

I don't see them even hinting to that option, however.

Comment Too bad for them. (Score 1) 162

I really liked the price and specs of the G4+, and was seriously considering the 64 GB model. This news has tainted Motorola^w Lenovo handsets for me for the next few handset generations. I guess I'll wait the announcement of the new Nexis line next month. I hate the idea of no expandable memory, but if they can get me a 128Gig unit for a decent price, I'll be satisfied being able to store what I need until I get home and can transfer it to my file server.

Comment Re:Taxes and laws in 3,2,1... (Score 1) 117

(Please stop moding this guy down, even though an AC, he is right)

There were rumors that at least one of the license owners from the closest wet county, who now owns one of the three licenses (one license holder can own multiple businesses but the number of licenses is determined by population) in the county, was helping, but it was well know and publicized that the local churches were the major force behind it.

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