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Comment Re:Hmm (Score 3, Insightful) 857

Countries that want to grow and have large economies are nearly all democratic, with open trade policies. The exceptions are Russia and China. China has focused more on trade than weapons and their economy has grow.

You need global trade to go forward without you are limited in what you can do.

Comment Re:First Post (Score 5, Interesting) 237

And how old is that phone?

There'sno chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance. It's a $500 subsidized item. They may make a lot of money. But if you actually take a look at the 1.3 billion phones that get sold, I'd prefer to have our software in 60 percent or 70 percent or 80 percent of them, than I would to have 2 percent or 3 percent, which is what Apple might get,". Steve ballmer in a 2007 interview with USA Today.

Microsoft didn't even see it coming.

Comment Re:Hold down power button and ... (Score 1, Insightful) 428

Where do you think tyrants cone from? They are always immature little boys with no sense if actual fairness of empathy.

Want to know why it took a thousand plus year from the fall if time to rebuild society? It was because the average ruler started in their twenties and life expantacy dropped.

They were hormonal teenagers. It wasn't until si with progressed and life expectancy got longer that more mature thoughts started happening.

Would you give a teenager a nuke? That is what will happen when people vote for trump.

I always said Republicans would rather vote for Hitler and allow gas chambers next to their homes rather than see Hillary in office. It looks like that is what will happen. Why gas chambers? 70% of illegals in the USA fly here, to round up and deport 11 million you need to build concentration camps to hold them, while you file the paperwork to deport and allocate money for return airfares. Deporting that many would take a decade. It is why Ronald Reagan went the cheap route and granted citizenship.

Comment Re:Phone (Score 3, Insightful) 242

Right after listening to trump you can except your IQ to drop. I hate Hillary. Kasich would have beat Hillary in the biggest landslide in decades. Cruz would be close but still winning in many key states.

Trump is so arogant, that he makes Hitler look good. When he said he would jail Hillary shows a blast disregard for law, order, and civil society. The president doesn't make arrests, or punish law breakers that is the judicial branches job. The FBI works for the department of Justice not the executive branch.

Trump and his followers are to stupid to know or care that is difference between tin pot doctors of fascists countries and democracy.

Trump has been married three times and his known to have cheated on at least two of those wives multiple times with multiple people. That is a fact. Yet he some how thinks Hillary is to blame for bill cheating. Does he think his ex wives are to blame for his cheating?

Comment Re:Phone (Score 1, Insightful) 242

No that is monitored by the London police.

What makes this better is most embassy's are designed as faraday cages to help prevent spying both with outside signals and inside signals.

Maybe if massage decided to shack up with a peaceful country instead of a dictatorship he would be better off. Or maybe not support the candidate that wants to stop all trade with Latin countries and calls all Latinos bad hombres.

Comment Re:Kinda makes you wonder... (Score 1) 72

The user is only part of the problem it is the admin that you have to worry about. or more specifically the user who thinks they are an admin.

Would you jump into the pilot's seat of a helicopter and steal it, just because you saw a video of a helicopter flying?

That is how the average user admin's their computer with the predictable result.

Computers are massively complicated machines, with millions of interconnected parts and most don't understand how they connect together and have issues. So you have to dumb down basic admin to stupid levels, just for security and safety.

Comment Re:How long has Podesta's email been compromised? (Score 2) 269

Given that the CIA director had an AOL account, and the average politicians is 60 years old and can barely use email let alone understand it. I just assume all politicians are idiots when it comes to tech in all forms.

I am Trying to tech a 63 year old now that he doesn't need to to print the PDF he received in his email, just so he can scan it to the file server. But he isn't happy without touching paper. And he earns twice what I do. Sure he knows a lot and has tons of practical experience. But damn getting him used to on a computer is a pain in the arse.

Comment Re: Facebook and Google welcome... (Score 4, Insightful) 77

There is a slight difference the NSA can't arrest anyone where in China billionaires how don't pay the party dues properly disappear.

The big thing is censorship. China wants the ability to shutdown google or Facebook has a news story that runs counter to government interests.

That is huge. Every second of every day Americans are used to hating on government and its interests.

Comment Re:$300 or $400 for map update (Score 1) 310

A lot of the updates get tied I to the "onstar" account every manufacturer has now. So if you want real time assistance, full GPS , etc you have to pay $30_$40 a month for the service.

Gm, Ford, Chrysler, Subaru all have it something similar that I am aware of, haven't looked closer at others.

The Chrysler unconnect is what got hacked to remotely drive a car down the highway last year. You have to pay for unconnect if you want map updates in your Chrysler.

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