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Comment Re:But... (Score 4, Informative) 205

That's great for you, but I've never lived anywhere that had grocery delivery. Stores have recently introduced services that will, for a fee, collect your order and put it in your car for you once you get there. About $5/order, definitely not free. And that's only in the past six months.

Comment Re: Now we have investment spam as news (Score 1) 244

Very, very brave. It was a gamble, nothing more or less. He made at least $2M on the deal. He's still got plenty left. He's a firm believer in the underlying tech and the blockchain as a source of value in itself, but given the buying prices he faced, he had at least 5000 bitcoins. I've bought a few from him here and there for my own amusement, in cash. I paid a lot more than 25 cents, though. Still, they've held their value. It's not a life-changingly-good gamble anymore, but I'm not worried about them going to nothing any time soon. I'll probably get as much out as I put in.

But it paid for his house, his entertainment room remodel, and his Tesla.

Comment Re:Slashdot headline wrong (Score 1) 137

No shit. When I got my first DVR, it was a ReplayTV with 30 GB storage. 30 hours low quality, 15 medium, 10 high.

I set it up, and the wife reaction was basically "what is this thing, and why can't I use my regular remote?" A week later, the 120GB replacement HD I had bought to bump up the space arrived. I told her she was going to lose any shows on there, so go ahead and watch them. Reaction? "Wait, I'm going to lose my shows? NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! DO NOT WANT!"

Still the best DVR I've ever used, in terms of user interface. It drives me up a wall that TiVO can't just record every instance of a show on any channel - the ReplayTV did it without missing a beat.

Comment Re:Why not? (Score 1) 131

I'm an Android user, I just turn off Location Services when I don't need them. I mean, simple cell triangulation gets you to within about 100 m or so, so what's the point in worrying? If you want to be paranoid, be paranoid. Get an offline GPS, assuming you need one, and don't carry a cell phone. Or turn it off.

Comment Re:What. The. Fuck. (Score 1) 555

This has been in the cards ever since the hardcore Left took over the core of the Democratic Party. The ouster of Brendan Eich should have caused a great deal more pause than it did. You cannot simultaneously complain about McCarthyism and hound people out of their jobs for their privately-expressed political opinions without consequences. And the consequences are clear: if you tell approximately half of Americans that they are not merely wrong, but evilly so, and in serious jeopardy of losing their livelihood for agreeing with something in 2008 that even the victorious Democratic candidate for President nominally opposed, then you really have shot your wad against the people that you really should be trying to convince.

Message: disagree with the party line for even a short time, even if your stance matches the nominal stance of the party's Presidential nominee at that time, and you're just a tick off Hitler. Well, shit, if you tell people that, don't be surprised when the response is a resounding FUCK YOU.

A few of the more insightful lefties have penned pieces much like this: if you don't want Donald Trump throwing landmines, then don't call Mitt Romney a KKK'er. Call him a bad choice, a misguided choice, a guy who just doesn't know how to make this country the best it can be. Tear him down over and over again on policy, on opinions, on his potential impact on the Supreme Court. But don't say the guy is a racist bigot who wants to reinstate slavery, because once you do that to the biggest milquetoast around, it ceases to have any effect. Lots of people like him, and guess what? Once you've condemned them all as the scum of the earth for having the audacity to disagree with you, with the most generic Eisenhower-era liberal persona that I've seen since GHWB in a Republican candidate, they have lost any reason to try to seek compromise, because you have rejected it in toto.

Obama was a savvy enough politician to skirt his "bitter clingers" remarks; he didn't need those voters to win. Hillary needed some of them. Cf. the Tom Hanks "Black Jeopardy" skit.

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