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Comment Re:Michael Flynn Jr believes it (Score 3, Insightful) 530

The fascinating part is that we now know you don't actually have to be very bright to do brain surgery.

No, you have to be very intelligent. You spend a good chunk of your life learning about nothing but brain surgery.

The opportunity cost being that you don't have that time to spend on learning other things.

He might be a good brain surgeon, but I wouldn't let him fix my computer, tune my car, or hem my pants. And I sure as shit wouldn't let him "educate me" on what the pyramids of Egypt were built for.

Why would you? What ever made you think you could trust a doctor with a computer?

Comment Re:Amazon Echo (Score 0) 75

Such a money pit that they released 2 more versions.

And Amazon Stock seems to be doing just fine (Echo released Nov 14)

It's not quite Majel Barrett but it's a half decent beta.

no one really uses one

That means you'd have to show data that shows how many have been purchased and the number actually in use. We'll be waiting.

Comment Re:between 3 and 10 Mb/s is slow? (Score 2) 178

It really wasn't that long ago that "slow" was considered 56k or below.

It really wasn't that long ago that "slow" was considered 4800 or below.

It really wasn't that long ago that "slow" was considered a telegraph.

It really wasn't that long ago that "slow" was considered letter carrier on horseback.

It really wasn't that long ago that "slow" was considered a guy running 26.2 miles.

Welcome to progress, you may be happy with 10 Mbps but I'd like to move on.

Comment Re:Russians didn't cause Hillary! to lose (Score 2) 320

One of her campaign was on Chuck Todd this morning. He ran down a list of things Clinton and the Media have blamed the loss on.

He asked point blank if they ever considered blaming themselves.

And the answer was the longest possible way to say "No".

Some people are so inside their own bubble of a bubble they have no clue what is going on. Look at how many staged "OMG Clinton out Grocery shopping" social media things we got.

I'm over Red Scare.

My grand parents were told to be scared of the russians, but it's not what killed them. It was tobacco companies saying "Eh, nothing to see here".

My parents were told be scared of the Russians but it was a lack of access to cancer treatment that killed my dad.

I'm being told to be scared of the russians. I got other shit to do. (And the same goes for the average Russians guy like me being told the exact opposite).

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