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Comment Re:Possible solution (Score 1) 94

Problem with them is simple. They chose to use a DCMA take down on a valid review of one of their cameras that was not the glowing and fawning review they desired. So in the end they will never get a purchase from me. If on the other hand they had acted like adults and taken the reviewers noted issues into account rather than acting like little assholes they would have been far better off in my eyes. More to the point, had they tried to address them in the next iteration of the product or firmware update rather than covering them up, I might actually own one now. Fuck GoPro, burn in hell. There are plenty of other great action cameras out there that deserve our support rather than these tools!

Comment Re:And everyone's fuel mileage goes down. (Score 1) 351

Pretty sure that the republicans are gonna fall in line and do what Pres. elect FuckWit wants if it benefits their benefactors. And it will. I am more than happy to watch the guy back out of every pledge he made to the uneducated people that put the post turtle where he and "he who drinks the cool aid" are soon to be shortly. And he is presently. The ones he will push hard for are going to be bad for the poor and the middle class all the while moving more wealth into the hands of the top 3% or so. After four years you will be wondering how you could have voted for them and yet you will be so stupid that you will return to you place of shame and repeat past mistakes. Best part is that you will feel the pain but your kids will be the ones to pay a far greater toll than you could have imagined.

Comment Re:And everyone's fuel mileage goes down. (Score 1) 351

Speaking of a person that knows nothing. The terms "Clean" and "Coal" are in fact mutually exclusive in every manner. This is nothing more than a public disinformation campaign by the coal industry to try to fool the "Uneducated" into thinking that it can be burnt in a manner that is not harmful to the environment and the populations down wind of the smoke stacks. We will not mention the slag settling ponds will we...

Comment Re:And everyone's fuel mileage goes down. (Score 3, Insightful) 351

Fear not intrepid fellow abuser of the environment, president elect Fuckwit will repeal the EPA and all the rules they have passed over the last few years, if not decades! I remember the smog of the 70's in Los Angeles and it was fucking horrible. I suspect that with the throttles being opened to the big oil companies and the repeal of rules holding the car makers at bay that we will see a significant up tick in smog in urban areas that have large car populations and limited public transportation. But that will take a decade to start to be felt and of course it will be all the fault of the democrats after 8 years of the Fuckwit and the cool aid drinking nut job screwing your children's future into oblivion and getting orders of magnitude richer along the way.

Comment Wish I could act fain interest this news. (Score 1) 176

... but I can't. Apple is a for profit company and flat profits don't make the corporate gods and investors happy. Besides, if the morons are so hooked into the Apple eco system that they are willing to pay for issues with their devices that likely are not even of their own making then let them. For all the bad press that Samsung has deservedly garnered over the last few months and the stock and profit hits that followed the phones by them I have had have been remarkably tough and long lasting. My S4 gave me well in excess of 3 years service, only the power button failing forced me to buy a new phone. My S7 has been great so far. Is it as nice a device as say the apple 5S, for sure not but at least they do not force obsolesce on me via poor manufacture and OS updates. LG, Motorola, Sony, and Google etc all make very nice devices and they stand behind the products better than Apple seems to be willing to. If you can stomach Android and some of the interfaces that they force on you then maybe apple needs to be taught a little lesson the next time a phone refresh becomes necessary.

Comment SO? (Score 4, Interesting) 259

This is expected to be this way when the hardware and the OS and the software are all from the same maker. They can and do write final cut to take total advantage of the OS as they have access to the underlying code. The same for the hardware as well. Windows 10 is a decent OS but it is not fancy GUI sitting on top of a highly tuned and targeted BSD distro. All things being equal hardware wise I would very much expect that Final cut pro would be at least 20% faster on the new MacBook pro.

Comment Re:I somehow think Trump wont stop any mergers (Score 1) 117

Exactly, president Fuckwit is not gonna give a shit about this happening at all. Same for net neutrality as well. If it is good for business and bad for you and me then he will be for it. This is a man that has spent his life fucking over everyone that makes the mistake of doing business with him. He actually has real problems getting any work done here in NY after fucking so many business over. All his plans are about making the corporations and rich richer! The middle class will end up with the bill and the poor are even more fucked. The next 8 years will be like after the crash, only no pain or down side for the rich and the corporations and all the spoils.

Comment And yet another reason not to twitter and FB (Score 1) 214

This is just one more reason I don't have any social media accounts and never will. There is far to much manipulation of the results by third parties and shills. I do my best to keep as much of my information private, a near impossible thing I know. The less one confirms information request, turns off and deletes cookies, and caries out guest transactions the better in this day of data mining as a service and money maker.

Comment Re:Wrong company for the job (Score 1) 292

Really, is an RTOS really required for music and navigation? I don't think so... We have a Subaru WRX STI with the fancy system. It seems to work OK. The nav is a bit wonky but overall it works well enough. The sound is fair too, bit heavy on the bass but considering the general target audience I suspect that to be on purpose. The Bluetooth has mine and my GF phones linked but it grabs her iPhone before my Samsung if we both have BT turned on. If I had bought on of the gen 2 systems I would be looking to get on the lawsuit bandwagon with the other victims of Ford and MS. If my car were fairly new I would simply make them give me the stock head and refund my money. Then go buy a double din head from the likes of say Alpine or Pioneer or what ever gets good reviews for function.

Comment Re:Of course (Score 1) 332

Well it seems that you are the one person in all of the united states that has had nothing but bad interaction with every one the the cops you have been unfortunate enough to meet. Taking this into consideration I will form my opinions about your inter personal skills and leave it at that. On second thought I think it necessary that i spell it out for you. If every person you meet in a uniform is an asshole from the very start then guess what ASSHOLE! That's right ASSHOLE, you are the ASSHOLE!!! I on the other hand have had both good and bad interactions with cops over the years. I also recognize that the job they carry out involves interaction with the bottom 10% of the population. Generally those that would be referred to as the dregs of society. Persons that are criminals and/or just have bad attitudes when forced to act in a manner counter to their own selfish interest and comply to the laws in the state they live in. This I suspect is the category you may fall under if I am generous. I would challenge you to to spend one year in doing their job, dealing with the shit they have to take day in and day out from smart ass ASSHOLES just like you. Dealing with hardened criminals, child molesters, rapists, and spouse abusers. At the end of it come out with less of an attitude than most of them have after a decade or two of the job. Cops don't just up and out of the blue go all shit house crazy like you claim happened to you. In fact I am damned sure that you were not conversational with them before, during, or after. A man does not just go off like you said if you simply stated in a non confrontational manner that you think they are carrying out an illegal action. I call bullshit to your story and the lead up to you getting your ass handed to you. The one thing I am very sure of though is that you will not get in the face of a cop with that "Joe Q Public attitude" again.

Comment Re:Of course (Score 1) 332

Interesting how you are able to recall this with such clarity after getting your ass kicked. I suspect that you recall this through more than a little bit of bias and have twisted it to suit your point of the argument. It is also interesting that you, like so many others stopped at sobriety check points, question the legal validity of said stops. Also, I doubt that you were "conversational" in your protestations. Having been through more than a few of these check points the cops were never assholes. The cops simply did what they needed to do because morons can't get it through their heads that drinking and then driving kills others and that they are basically selfish fucking assholes for doing it. I have met more than a few bad cops in my many interactions with them. Every time I remained calm and respectful regardless of their inappropriate attitude or actions. Two things happened in all the interactions. One, they calmed down and started to act more rationally. Two, they generally either reduced the infraction or charges or outright let me go with a simple warning or admonishment to deal with my issues ASAP or suffer the consequences if they stopped me again. In a number of cases I was in the car with cuffs on. NEVER EVER did I get pissed or mouthy with them. He escalated, you responded and escalated, you got your ass kicked and charged. Cause and effect. What happened to you is totally fucked up and wrong but it happened. The sad part is that all interactions you have with cops now and in the future are tainted by this and all cops are bad no mater what. Good luck with that in the future, it will not serve you to well. This will all be academic in the future as police departments and police unions are forced to implement body cams.

Comment Re:Of course (Score 1) 332

Having both family and friends in law enforcement as well as having worked in law enforcement for a short while I had extensive interaction with all manner of officers. There were a couple of sketchy officers but every other was a good man or woman and did a conscientious job. I have also been on the receiving end of the cops more times than I care to remember as a young man and not but a couple of times did they stray from the letter of the law in their dealings with me. So I would say that I have a better than average view into those doing the job, from both sides. So no that is not from "my ass" The tone of your response would lead me to believe that you think that the vast majority of those in law enforcement are on the take and out to do illegal stuff. If that is your assertion are you simply pulling that out of your ass?

Comment Re:Of course (Score 1) 332

The vast majority of officers are doing their jobs with no illegal behavior. There is always going to be those bad actors in any department. The majority of the complaints against officers though is very likely to drop for a few simple reasons. The fact that the smarter bad actor officers that were skirting the law are cognizant of the chance of getting caught by said camera now modifying their behavior. The public, now aware that their interactions with officers as well are also being recorded, are not willing to take the chance that they will be found out to be reporting behavior by the officer that simply didn't happen. This is an almost daily happening for departments that have patrolling officers in the inner cities. Most are unfounded and are simply an attempt to get out of a ticket or an arrest. IE: They are trying to game the system. A third reason is that it is very likely that the officers are being far less proactive in their policing duties preferring to be dressed down for being less productive to being beefed, sued, or fired for even a minor infraction at this point. A fourth reason is that the public in these areas is initiating contact with law enforcement less often due to the irrational fear of possible police brutality now instilled in them by the press and their community leaders. Someone once said that "God made man, Samuel Colt made them equal" In this present day it is now the cameras making us equal.

Comment Re:Backwards (Score 5, Insightful) 215

Pardon me for trying to understand your stance on this but are you actually going to tell me that the US, who literally invented the internet under grants from DARPA, was suppressing freedom of speech and the exchange of ideas on the internet? IF so I am pretty sure I can't get my head up my ass far enough to ever see things from your perspective. The control of the internet has now been seeded to the likes of Russia and and China, two of the most active suppressors of free speech and the exchanging of ideas on the planet right now. We will not even begin to touch on the middle eastern dictatorships and their bent on internet "freedom" The real problems are soon to come with the active suppression of domains coming down from the top level DNS servers that are now under the control of foreign actors. This opens up the possibility of site redirection and suppression on a scale that has only been seen thus far in places like China, Russia, and the middle eastern dictatorships. The US is not a perfect steward by any stretch of the imagination to be sure but it was still far better than what is coming down the pipe at us now.

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