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Comment Samsung is Not Trustworthy (Score 1) 82

Between how they treat their workers (https://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/4yqjvt/samsung_witholding_what_chemicals_are_the_cause/) and their customers (look up the issue with their camera glass on the S7 and how they have responded), Samsung isn't worth trusting. I have an S3 now, no way in hell I'm buying another one of their phones.

Comment Inevitable (Score 1) 140

Programmers like myself like to believe we are exempt from being made as replaceable as possible. We're not. Whether it's Outsourcing, H2B, or crappy projects like this... Greed finds a way. The programmers of today will be the mill workers of tomorrow. I hope society figures out a better economic model by then, because *everything* we've tried up until now seems to fail significant amounts of people.

Comment Re:OR (exclusive) (Score 1) 254

Perhaps the typical Fat Dumb American are actually intelegent people who cannot find work to match their potential.

Dude. I just could not read the rest of your comment. You start with broad categorization issues and proceed to misspell intelligent all in the first grammatically incorrect sentence.

You may have had something intelegent to say but fuck me. I couldn't get to it.

(sorry about being pedantic, it is not my normal mode)

Comment Re:fostering a generation that cant cook. (Score 1) 148

And you know what, we are fine. Unless we are waiting for an asteroid strike, the zombie apocalypse or some other shit that collapses human civilization, we will be fine.

As a child, I wondered why the average person did not know this stuff. It forces us to be dependent on others if we do not know it... as an adult, it seems like a conspiracy. How can you be free if you are ultimately dependent on society for your survival?

Don't get me wrong, I think the benefits that society brings are extremely useful and desirable; however, I should have the ability to say, "fuck off" without dying.

Comment Re:Marketing is a four-letter word (Score 1) 195

The only people in the world who care about this data are people who sell devices to aid the activity. Whereas with my banking data, it is not only people who sell banking services that might want to steal it!

Try running for office and your "masturbation" details will be released. Oops.

For myself, I would not care if you used a vibrator or not but there are hundreds of thousands of mouth-breathers out there who do care.

Comment Re:While It Sucks... (Score 2) 160

While your argument is sound, my experience says that there must be more to it than that.

I had a 99 Saturn SL1. At 65mph it averaged, roughly 34mpg. At 80mph, it averaged roughly 38mpg. These numbers are from memory but they are roughly correct. It surprised me greatly to discover these numbers.

How can this be? I am unsure. Possibly something to do with gearing and RPMs. Weird, but empirical data outweighs theory every time.

Comment Re:Also changes privacy settings (Score 1) 281

One, the diagnostic phone home, is again on and takes a registry hack to turn it back off again.

Why would even bother? It is clear that the operating system is hostile to your interests so how can you be certain that hacking registry keys is making it behave the way you want it to behave?

I have completely and utterly severed myself from Microsoft in my personal life. There is nothing that is offered on that platform that is worth using that operating system. Granted, it took me reassessing why I used computers at all for me to be able to make such a choice, but just wow; how can anyone willingly participate in what Microsoft is shoving down our throats? It is better to not use computers at all.

Comment Re:So many games on Linux now... (Score 1) 281

I use Linux exclusively now because of Windows 10. I use Steam for games. The games I play are fun.

All is not well in the Linux+Steam world however...

The interface for finding games is utter shit. I have never seen Saints Row or Tom Raider despite going through dozens of "pages" of games. Steam seems intent on forcing you into particular titles and making other titles close to impossible to find. I would have bought Saints Row if I would have seen it. Now that I know that it exists, I will do a specific search for it. I hope that I find it! One would think that such a game would be prominently displayed in the first place.

Comment Re:2 bad choices; Trump may excel (Score 4, Insightful) 993

Trump is a straight up fascist. His threats against entire groups of people, the press... it boggles the imagination he's gotten this far. He's, perhaps appropriately, a loaded game of Russian Roulette. What's even crazier is all the tinfoil Clinton conspiracy theories that have no basis in fact (when there are so many legitimate reasons to not like or vote for her). But she is so very clearly the lesser of two evils (and she even has plenty of reasonable reasons to enthusiastically vote FOR her, crazy I know), it's nuts to see anyone argue otherwise. Next to Bernie she's horrible. Next to Trump she's a saint.

One silver lining, perhaps Johnson and Weld will guide the future of the GOP. The mainstream Republican party has lost it's way, and is imploding. If Mitt Romney endorses them, things could get interesting.

Comment Re:Great news everyone (Score 1) 161

What we call gravity arises from spacetime. ... The concept of time moves faster the further away it is from the matter that it is part of (e=mc^2 simplified).

*facepalm*

In summary, galactic rotation curves are flat because time is faster and space is smaller where there is less matter.

Then why doesn't the same thing happen in the solar system? If it did, we wouldn't have had a mystery in the first place.

It does happen in the solar system.
http://www.astronomy.ohio-stat...
Read paragraph 7 in particular. That is all.

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