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Comment Re:This is retarded conservatism to help 'coal' (Score 1) 414

The advantage for Americans is we expend our labor making other things,

Except we don't. That's partially automated, so we don't need as many people as before anyway. It doesn't help preserve jobs, so/because it doesn't require more labor.

That is to say: the import of cheap goods from China has made every single American--from the poorest class to the richest class--more-wealthy, improving our standards-of-living immensely.

CO2: 410 PPM

Comment Re:TV show writers on strike. So? (Score 1) 66

Quite frankly, a monkey could write the garbage we get fed these days. "Scripted reality", yeah, right, what kind of drugs do you have to be on to consider this to be in any way even remotely close to "reality"? In between we got court TV and other garbage that needs zero writer or talent by the actors, sorry, "genuine people presenting real cases".

Even the most lame reality TV show is scripted. In fact, that's one of the things the Screenwriters Guild is fighting about. Currently, if you write a script for a reality show, you are treated differently than if you write for a drama or comedy.

You didn't think Honey Boo Boo was spontaneous, did you?

Comment Re:There's a fine line between helping and enablin (Score 1) 86

Give those criminal blacks and Mexicans a reason not to be criminal (i,e. something to lose) and watch your crime statistics plummet.

You think we don't have our share of poor people? We do. Ours just have food+shelter. Are they happy? Far from it. But they don't want to endanger what little they have and go to prison over nothing.

Comment What *could* happen? (Score 1) 66

Yep. Hey, you know what's great? Talking to people. Sex. Building models. Organizing one's rock/stamp/severedhead collections. Writing code. Playing with the cat/dog/cockatrice. Martial arts. Photography. Reading. Taking courses. Exercising. Working out a sane budget. Listening to music. Playing music. Sewing. Legos. Fooling with hardware. Home improvements. Giving the domicile a good once-over at the ultra-picky level, just for the fun of it. Putting the yard in tip-top order. Walking the canine or the cat. Visiting Rome, Paris or Venice (while pretending to be Canadian, of course.) Or just going to see a friend. You know, in person, not with that phone-tumor. Taking a walk, preferably somewhere you haven't been or really love. Etc. Lots and lots of etc.

Television... I just can't bring myself to call that "great." The couch, it really does make for potato generation.

Comment TV show writers on strike. So? (Score 1) 66

That's like government administrators on strike. Question for 100: How do you notice it?

Quite frankly, a monkey could write the garbage we get fed these days. "Scripted reality", yeah, right, what kind of drugs do you have to be on to consider this to be in any way even remotely close to "reality"? In between we got court TV and other garbage that needs zero writer or talent by the actors, sorry, "genuine people presenting real cases".

Hey, how about a new format? Akin to American Idol, how about American Writer? All the various fanfic writers get to send in their scripts and we get to cringe at their Mary Sue stories for a change instead of the talentless bawling of teenagers who were told by mommy and daddy that they can really sing.

Comment Re:We already had this sales pitch... (Score 1) 144

It seems fairly limited to me. Only Intel CPUs, only Windows 10, special drivers needed.

And only worth the money, I presume, if you have a HDD. If you're building a new system, which is highly likely given all the required specs, it seems unlikely that you would spec one. I'd much sooner get a slow-by-SSD-standards SSD.

If only they had developed a product which would somehow work with any system with a M.2 slot (which by extension could be slapped into PCI-E) then it would seem there would be a lot more potential takers.

Maybe Intel developed this product in response to a specific customer's demand, and commercialized it in an attempt to recoup R&D costs?

Comment Re: This always worked for me... (Score 1) 182

When I am asked how long something will take by a boss I simply say that I cannot say with reasonable accuracy, but that it will be done as or more quickly if I do it than if they assign it to someone else. If a person knows how long it will take the program is trivial, or you are lying (perhaps to oneself.)

Comment Re:There's a fine line between helping and enablin (Score 1) 86

Try comparing your average "socialist" European country with the US and take a look at various social aspects. I'm not even talking about soft mushy things like "quality of life", just look at the expense for things like social security, internal security (i.e. police), along with factors like crime statistics, suicide rates and educational standard.

Comment Re:The view fails to account getting &*#@ed (Score 1) 456

lol, it's the internet bro, i am entitled to be a nutty shit.

I didn't say you weren't. Just don't expect anyone to think anything should happen to you other than scraping you off of their shoe.

Even if true, how does that help anyone younger fix those issues?

They are still here and still voting for things which will actually hurt them too.

LOL, yes, they are cucks for profiting from the times they were in as opposed to the person that hates the country and prior generations because their retirement outlook isn't as good.

They're hurting now too. Lots of them don't actually have a retirement outlook. The last few big bank scandals wiped those out. Now they're [barely] living in a shit hole. That's why they're cucks. Instead of supporting social programs upon which they depend, like say social security, they've been shitting on the whole idea of socialism as if it were stupid. Well, it ain't. It's what makes a society.

Comment Re:Denial-of-Service? (Score 1) 109

Certainly, but by the time we finally get to report it (because, face it, if you really have something cool you wait for the next big conference to let the bomb go off, who gives a shit about publishing something on his homepage when Black Hat is in 3 weeks?) thousands have already bought the insecure piece of junk and the damage is done.

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