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Comment Re:Um, so? (Score 1) 158

I think the point is that major corporations are using US bonds as a tax shelter, and if they had paid taxes instead of investing in US debt, the US debt might not be at it's present level of 100% of GDP.

Well, if the US Federal Govt. didn't keep spending so fscking much.....more than it takes in, we'd not have the debt in the first place.

If they learned to live more within their means, they'd be much better off.

The Feds get PLENTY of tax revenue coming in each year already.

Comment Re:So the next botnet will be Audi cars (Score 1) 73

My biggest concern is...

How do you turn this car-to-anything-external comunication the fuck OFF?!?!?

Geez, I mean, I don't want this crap on my car, to aid in tracking etc.

Hell, its difficult enough to disable OnStar or any other myriad of car to base communications as it is....this sounds like even more potentially intrusive software/hardware reporting to authorities on the road.

Hell...I guess I am going to just stick to in the future...70's muscle cars, and other older 'fun' cars to ride in, without all this crap.

Hell, I'd pay EXTRA on a new car to get it without all this external to car communication.

Comment Re:I'm ok with that (Score 1) 60

As someone who is in charge of printer services, and google cloud print and such for 15000 users, I can assure you that my goal is to be "Paper Less" as fast as possible. It is an ongoing goal, and hence it isn't "paperless". There are times people still need hard copies, but getting people to print less has to be a sustained effort to educate people on alternatives.

That being said, most teachers still want hard copy versions of student work, because it is faster and easier to grade 30 assignments on paper than it is to do so on digital, but only if you ignore having to haul those papers around to and from schools, passing the assignments out, collecting them, and giving back the graded versions etc etc.

It is all about perception, they don't count certain aspects against their "grading" time, because of the disconnect between managing the assignments and grading them.

Comment Re:Depends on price (Score 1) 273

I actually saw something on this about a year or so ago, where a movie gave a DVD or Digital Download of the movie you were seeing as part of the ticket, and sold the tickets at a slight premium over normal. From what I recall, it worked very well, and ended up making the movie theater much better profits than Theater and expected DVD/Digital sales of similar movies.

The whole point is that it was quickly shot down because it still wasn't "enough" money. They want Piracy. They need it to justify screwing their existing customers.

Comment Re:What about infertility? (Score 1) 250

A lot of negative genes that would have resulted in a person not reaching reproductive age are being propagated whereas they might have died out if we were less advanced.

I guess that explains the dramatic rise in the number of plain old fucking stupid people I've started encountering as my life goes on.

Seriously, there really seems to be MANY more of them around these days.

Comment Re:Okay, so they've been spying (Score 1) 95

Now what?

Intercept NSA/GCHQ communications and/or hack them back? DDoS all their IP ranges? What's good for the goose is good for the gander? Crowd-source the gathering of any identifying data/biometrics of those working for NSA/GCHQ with phone apps and host an open/searchable database online? Why would they stop if there's no cost/push-back?

They have to come to understand that spying on everyone as they have been will cause a backlash that will seriously impair their ability to do *actual* national-security duties.

Strat

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