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Comment Re:Easy win so load show up with friends (Score 4, Interesting) 158

Horse shit. It costs about as much as Netflix and all it offers is the CBS library. I already own all the Star Trek that there is, and can watch it any time without streaming on their shit service. What else am I going to watch? Murder She Wrote?

$7/month (or $10/month if I don't want to be forced to watch unskippable commercials) for one show, as opposed to all the content I can get on Netflix... fuck that.

The commercials again... UNSKIPPABLE. This isn't what the consumer wanted, this is what the network executives wanted.

Comment I'd like to see this rule challenged (Score 1) 95

I would love to see this FTC rule challenged in Court. This is a very solid example of government overreach into private speech that they have labelled "commercial" by regulatory fiat. The entire concept of regulating this type of elective speech - where private individuals have elected to use a service which enables them to access what other people have published - is gravely disturbing to me. The FTC's view that this is a form of advertising under their control is very-outdated.

A Twitter post is much more like the answer you get when you say to a person - "What do you think?" than a form of advertising that targets people broadly.

Comment Re:Interesting (Score 1) 756

People have no choice but to do that. When the alternative is someone so reprehensible and liable to damage the country permanently on the world stage, if not get us into a full blown hot war.

I don't like either candidate. Hillary is just a typical despicable career politician. Not really any worse than we've had. Trump is a national disaster waiting to happen.

Comment So Palmer supports a fascist demagogue. (Score 5, Interesting) 867

Guess I shouldn't be surprised. Glad I gave up on Oculus the second Facebook bought them.

He's proven himself to be a duplicitous piece of shit since the acquisition. This is not shocking.

Hillary is also a piece of shit, but not one that would immediately alienate 90% of the rest of the planet, and likely plunge us into thermonuclear war within 6 months of taking office.

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