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Comment Re:It's past time. (Score 2) 1424

Already tried (and failed).

The Bayh-Celler Amendment in 1970.

" The lead objectors to the proposal were mostly Southern senators and conservatives from small states, both Democrats and Republicans, who argued abolishing the Electoral College would reduce their states' political influence."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Comment Re: Change the law (Score 5, Insightful) 1424

The irony here is Hillary pursued the "superdelegates" so she could have an Electoral College advantage.

Now we find Trump came out ahead with the E.C. votes and lost the popular vote.

The poetic justice is that Hillary was beat at the game she originally pursued (attempting to stack the E.C. in her favor).

Ya just gotta love it.

Comment Re:Slave Labor (Score 1) 471

"Robots" don't really manufacture cellphones. SMT (Surface Mount Technology) pick and place machines load the printed circuit boards. Soldering is done in a convection oven. Humans are used for things like installing the PC board, the battery and connecting the flex cables. Also with testing the devices to some extent (although some of that can be automated).

There's very little human labor involved in assembling the phones.

FWIW, very few (if any) SMT pick and place equipment manufacturers make their equipment in the US and it wouldn't be cost effective to start up such an equipment manufacturer here due to the low volume sales and high expense of the equipment.

Comment Re:Dear Apple fans: (Score 3, Interesting) 471

I agree with you. I'd pay a premium to have a US built product. Add Harley Davidson to the list, BTW.

I once proposed the same to Meg Whitman several years ago. My response: No response.

I believe this is why she was siding with Hillary.

HP has more jobs in India than it has in the US.

Disclaimer: I voted for neither candidate so save your wind.

Comment Re: Fake News? (Score 4, Interesting) 624

You have a point there. On the youtube website "Smarter Every Day", the author was given an interview with Obama. He asked Obama why people are so politically-polarized nowadays. Obama (not an Obama supporter) said something rather interesting.

He noted exactly what you claim. That people establish ideas and they seek news sites that support their bias. Right wingers seek out sites that support their beliefs and left wingers seek out left wing news.

Objectivity in news is becoming a thing of the past.

It's up to us to seek out the truth but it takes effort to read between the lines to find the truth.

Instead, many just go for the dumbed down version on TeeVee with the fancy haired fluff balls.

Gone are the days of Walter Cronkite.

News is entertainment, not journalism.

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