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Comment Re:But Dissent is Now HATE (Score 1) 292

Yet when the haters on the right does the exact same thing. It is okay?

Let's put it this way when Obama was putting out Obamacare did he threaten every single democrat who voted no? That is what Trump just did to republiacans. He threatened their jobs, he threatened their families if they didn't do what he told them to do.

Now which side is dangerous, which side is vengeful? It isn't that Lettie terrorists don't exist but it is significantly smaller than rightie terrorists.

Also remember every single Islamic terrorists is a conservative. They are all right wing. They all want theirs at over science. Now which American party also wants religion over science?

Comment Re:Rotten Tomatoes is getting self-important (Score 4, Informative) 395

Bateman vs super man was a mediocre movie at best. The problem is these are big characters and you had no backstory for. 2 out of 3 main characters were new. If they had done a Bateman movie alone with Ben affalac (?) and had the ending, a cut scene etc tie it into Bateman vs super man it would have been a much better movie. Bonus you could also tie in sucide squad members being arrested after a confrontation with Batman.

It took Marvel a couple of tries to realize that. Now people look for cutscenes for the next marvel movie.

If you go back to 2007 and iron man and play the movies and tv shows in order you get a mostly consistent plot.

Batman vs super man is taking the plot of avengers 2 with out the character building arcs to make you care.

Comment Re:It's the economy, etc. (Score 1) 222

Exactly. I bought a new car in January when I heard that production was cutting back. Now I look and I can get similar deals to what I wanted but the dealers atill have 2016 models on their lots in quantities.

Christmas was at best mediocre this year. Discount and chain stores are closing stores just as rapidly as before.

Trump supporters are telling me their is a pent up demand but the more I look the more I see contraction coming.

Now a contraction is due in general as 8 years is a good run. However a stock market contraction is going to scare a lot of 401k baby boomers who watched their nest egg shrink and don't want it to do so again.

Comment Re: Maps technology is lost... (Score 4, Insightful) 158

It isn't losing cognitive ability, it is paying attention to what is going on.

I bet if you took that exact same group and gave them a guide who gave them directions all the time the exact same situation would develop.

I had a guide for a hiking trip I did and while I can recreate parts of the trip from memory it is only the parts where I had studied the map of where we were and when.

People are lazy. If they don't have to think about something they won't.

Comment To ad or not to ad (Score 4, Insightful) 49

An Ad by any other name is still an Ad.

So Google wants to add paid audio clips that don't sound like Ads but are descriptions of timely partner products?

So Google is trying to tech word of mouth advertising to it's home device and then charge the maker of those products for those ads?

Comment Re:Do not want (Score 1) 80

Bullshit my family had Betamax until the mid 90'S

Still though even that had issues. You know the scene in return of the Jedi where the saucer dish breaks off? I didn't know that was in there until the mid 2000's when I finally watched the Betamax versio. I had and then the new restore version Lucas put out.

That shit changes story line and editing for devices will change the story today with Netflix too.

Comment Re:A leftist cost-based solution won't work. (Score 2) 66

Spoken like a person who doesn't know what Dunn and Bradstreet do. One of their functions is to store this type of data as well as corporate payment records so businesses can lookup a credit score on other businesses. This let's them do things like setup charge accounts quickly.

It has all the flaws of credit reporting agencies plus their strengths. Speed of modern business that the time wasted filling out a credit report, sending it in, hoping to get responses takes too long.

Also businesses still use charge accounts with each other, backed by themselves. These low to mo interest temporary accounts allow money and products to flow quickly. Dnb helped to facilitate setting up those approvals.

Comment Re:We've known this for years (Score 1) 352

Shh people who hate dst are never outside for sunrises or sunsets and thus think no one uses them.

Or reference on June 21st long way day of the year in Boston the sunsets at 9:40 ish and in Rochester ny. Similar latitude 400 miles west it sets closer to 9:30.

Without dst in Boston on the longest day of the year the sun would set by 7:30 pmcutting evening short for everyone who likes to be outside.

Comment Re:We've known this for years (Score 0, Flamebait) 352

Yet I love dst. You must live in your mothers baent if you don't like day light saving time. Why you might ask? As at Labor Day the sun would set at 6:15 pm instead of 7:15 pm. Do you know the number of of cookouts and parties that wouldn't happen as it was now dark so early?

And then there is the fall back. Gaining an hour light first thing in the morning to help school kids find the bus stop to help drivers see( night driving is painful for far to many people as they don't wear glasses that need them and night driving is more dangerous as a result.

Day light savings time is useful if you don't live in your mom basement.

Comment Re:It's all about CONVENIENCE. (Score 4, Interesting) 244

It gets better as studios are still restricting content per region and sometimes country. In Europe and USA and Canada you can get commercial for shows that are airing a few miles away but you can't legally watch for another few months per the studios desired schedule.

I find it funny. You have a hit show world wide. You tell the word when it will air in country a and then get pissed when the world pirates it since it won't be in their country for 6-9 months in the future.

Piracy is and always will be an economic one if people are pirating your content that means the supply side is not meeting the needs of the demand side in a massive way.

Comment Re:Two options immediately suggest themselves: (Score 5, Interesting) 140

Exactly. My Samsung smart TV would randomly turn on the wireless and try to communicate outside. When I first set it up I used wifi, realized how stupid it was and switched it to the wired connection, which then was left unplugged.

I upgraded my router and was screwing around when I noticed a new device was connecting( I used the same SSID and WPA key in both). After shutting everything down I turned on the TV and checked, wifi off,. I turned on wifi and bam. Same Mac address as my mystery guest. That was promptly banned. No wifi for you sneaky TV.

So even if you give a device access the only way to be sure is to disconnect it thoroughly.and software can be sneaky.

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