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Comment Hire Actual Human Reviewers Maybe? (Score 1) 301

So, though it is antithetical ti Google's business model, they could actually hire human reviewers. I am not suggesting they censor content, just accurately categorize it so advertisers and viewers could avoid the crap they don't want to support or view. Before you say it, it could be done. It might take 20,000 employees or so but it could be done.

Comment Haters Got To Hate (Score 2) 168

My first smart phone was a Samsung running Android. It was clunky and Samsung abandoned it less than 1 year after it was released. I switched to iPhone after that and loved it. I've looked at the Galaxy S, the Nexus and the HTCs every year or so when it came time to upgrade. I am still on the iPhone and loving it.

My thanks to Steve and Apple!

So go ahead and pile on.

Comment Organ Donations... (Score 1) 295

...should be made mandatory, regardless of the manner of death. The quaint practice of burying entire bodies is expensive and a waste of resources. Harvest the usable organs and incinerate the rest. Give the ashes back to the family if the need something to bury. Allow people to sell spare organs such as kidneys, skin etc while alive and sell their bodies upon death if they like. End of problem.

Comment Re:Media made candidate Trump .. (Score 4, Insightful) 132

Oh, please. Trump has been playing to the media since day one. Every time the media has finished one cycle Trump comes out with some new outrage and the spotlight is upon him once more. That worked fine for the primaries where Trump's intentional outrageousness played to the Alt-Right and then the Republican base.

Trump got more media coverage the all of the other Republican candidates combined. He wanted it that way. Now that it is general election time that outrageousness doesn't play as well to the Dems or Indies.

As far as the lewd remarks on that one video tape, he could have honestly apologized and let it go. We'd have mostly forgotten it already. He had to try and tell us he never did that kind of thing, though to too many people know better, he made sexual misconduct the story by trying to tell us Billy was worse.

We call this being hoisted by one's own petard.

Comment Re:OMFH!!! (Score 1) 294

Yeah but you can make your own romantic comedy, locked room murder, etc. all day long as long you are not copying someone else's work verbatim, or closely paraphrasing. You can even make your own mouse based cartoons so long as you don't copy Mickey too closely.

With software patents gone crazy like they have where every little method or data structure being patented we've come to the point where you almost can't code anything without being sued these days.

I only hope that the software patent is finally done away with sooner rather than later.

Comment Re: inb4 (Score 1) 254

4chan isn't all horrible, they've got some pretty good stolen porn. However, 4chan is apparently the home turf of the "alt-right". There are certain forums where the skinheads, KKK, neo-nazis and what-have-you meet to plot their shenanigans. I hear their most recent effort was stuff the ballot boxes of all the online polls about the presidential debate. Goold old Trump new all about it and was able to claim he won all the polls so he must have won the debate.

Comment Frickin Amazing... (Score 1) 90

That BB management has taken 7 or 8 years to figure out what seemingly everyone else has known for years. The release of iPhone started it but once Android took off BB was done. All that money wasted developing new BB phones and then even a BB Android phone. Hubris I guess. Microsoft didn't get it either when they went and bought the Sidekick and then Nokia.

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