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Comment Re:oh goodie (Score 0) 25

Did you also rant like this against Blockbuster in the 90s? If it is clear what you are getting and you consider it to be worth the money then who gives a shit. Netflix explicitly presents itself as a rental/streaming service where you do not own the content. Nobody is under any impression that they are buying videos from Netflix.

Comment Re:I don't even like Uber but (Score 2) 683

Unskilled labor is harder than skilled labor. It destroys your body and shortens your lifespan. Meanwhile I am sitting here in a comfortable chair, climate controlled office, making 3x as much money. The reward for getting an education is largely that you don't have to work at such a shitty job. If it payed the same amount of money to work at McDonalds as it did for me to do my current job I would still never do it because it would drive me crazy. The least we can do is give people working at those jobs a livable wage, because I know I wouldn't trade places with them.

Comment Re:Take a note of who is doing the requesting (Score 1) 70

Having a lot of personal experience with the NSF, I can confidently say no. Businesses have nothing to do with the NSF. All the leadership are academics, all the grants go to academic institutions, and almost all of the money comes directly from the federal government. At no point are any business interests substantially involved.

Comment Re:Take a note of who is doing the requesting (Score 1) 70

What don't you agree with in that quote? This is not a scenario where every person has to be security aware, if only ONE person ever catches WhatsApp doing this then it would break the whole thing wide open. You don't have to rely on every user being security-aware, only that at least one person will notice if they are actually using this attack on anything approaching a broad scale.

Comment Re:A Bad Day for 65,844,954 Americans (Score 1) 1548

If you look at the "quality of life" figures such as the health of the economy, inflation rate, national debt, unemployment rate, average income, etc, Obama is leaving the country in a significantly worse state than when he took it over.

At least three of those (inflation, unemployment and income) are easily disprovable using quickly available data. National debt has been monotonically increasing since 1940 so... not sure wtf you expect there.

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