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Comment Re: Working on the report instead of the battery (Score 3, Interesting) 254

This is not new news. People have been complaining of bad battery life well before Consumer Reports: The bottom line is it shouldn't have such drastically different test results with the same repeated tests. Whether it's the batteriesSafari or otherwise, it should be at least consistant.

Comment Re:Uber + Autonomous vehicles = Dumb (Score 1) 151

I think you're right about them being in last place when it comes to developing autonomous car technology, but saying "actually owning the vehicles would cost a ton of money for no obvious benefit to Uber" is not true. Simple math shows they would make a killing. Even if you estimate that they average a measly $15/hr with their autonomous cars, working an average of 20 hours per day, 50 weeks/yr, that's $105,000 per year. I think that's what they call profitable.

Comment Re:Going by the data in the summary... (Score 1) 372

I never understood people who say abstinence is the only effective method. The whole idea of contraception is how to have sex without risking pregnancy. It's like saying the only way to avoid tax is to never make or spend money. It's impractical. I had a vasectomy and it was one of the simplest things I ever did. One hour and it's done and about a week of taking it easy. It makes so much sense and it's reliability is magnitudes better than anything mentioned here.I think any guy serious about an effective contraception would consider a vasectomy.

Comment This is Unfortunate (Score 4, Insightful) 204

What this means is there really isn't ever going to be any meaningful competition in internet service providers in the foreseeable future. If Google with all it's cash can't feasibly put a competitive service together then no one can. If anything, competition is disappearing, with AT&T/TimeWarner's merger and all. Although we still need to see if that gets approved.

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