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Comment Re:flip flops (Score 1) 523

Most of his endorsement switches haven't been for reasons of new information (although the Clinton estate tax plan was one of them), but have been for his safety or image. Seems it's more of a play to point out how absurd it is that we figuratively skin people alive for their endorsements, especially in an election cycle where every candidate, even the two biggest third party ones, are mostly trash.

Comment Re:Universities aren't completely honest either (Score 1) 420

Easy solution: fix student loans. Repeal the laws that make student loan debt persist through bankruptcy in most cases. This would force student loan providers, just like every other lender in the world, take risk into account when deciding whether to give a loan or not (and at what interest rate). That way, if University A charges $50k for a degree, but University B charges $40k for a better degree, nobody will want to give loans for college A, thus forcing them to either get their act together or lower their tuition. It would also clamp down on the less useful degrees, since lenders would be much more willing to give loans for STEM degrees with job prospects than underwater basket weaving. As it stands, there simply isn't enough of an incentive for higher education to compete on the basis of price, nor is there an incentive for student loan providers to deny anyone a loan.

Comment Re:How to enforce return without DRM? (Score 1) 153

But that doesn't matter, because it only requires ONE determined person to crack the DRM and upload it to their preferred den of piracy. The average user has no need to break the DRM, because either they're a paying customer of the service with no plans to cancel thus have no need to break the DRM to begin with, or they're not a paying customer in which case they would be getting it from a different source entirely.

Comment Re:Fashion Accessory? (Score 1) 472

It's true that if you want to run Linux on a random machine, it might not work. But if you do some research beforehand, you can find hardware that it works fine on. Dell even has a few business laptops (so not their consumer crap) that can be ordered with Linux to shave $100 off the price. I'd assume it works fairly well on those machines if it comes with them.

Comment Re:A step back towards sanity (Score 1) 128

- Is there any need to drag the window around? No, because you cannot actually drag a maximised window without restoring it, which can be done using the restore button.

So an extra click for zero benefit? In most WMs, MS Windows included, dragging a maximized window will restore it and start dragging all in one go. You also have the ability to drag it to another monitor, or to drag it to the far left or right to "maximize" it to half the monitor. Sure, most of these can be done with keyboard shortcuts, but so can switching between tabs.

Comment Re:A step back towards sanity (Score 1) 128

But the problem is that putting something at the top requires bumping something else off the top. So you have to pick between tab bar (best for browsing), menu bar (best for most non-browser programs), and the title bar (best for when you drag windows around a lot, e.g. multiple monitors). However, in browsing, the title bar is often the only place where you can actually see the full window title, other than hovering over an individual tab.

Comment Re:Reaching the limits of the unlimited (Score 1) 422

But there already IS a limit, because you have limited bandwidth. If I only have a 10mbit connection, then I can only use 3TB a month even if I max out the connection 24/7. Same thing with an "all you can eat": my stomach has limited volume, therefore I can't actually eat an unlimited amount.

Comment Re:That huge cost (Score 1) 1145

But it's not putting 3 trillion into a pit and burning it. People will spend that 3 trillion on things. I'd rather have this than pork barrels because this at least is individual people deciding what to spend their money on (which is a tenet of capitalism, people spend money on things that provide them utility (and thus vote with their wallet) rather than someone else deciding for them).

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