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Comment Re:Is more education, better education . . . ? (Score 1) 476

And who demanded the trophies? Not the millenials as kids. They were handed the trophy no matter what they did, lose or win. If this is the 'normal' that they're taught (again, by whom?) then what are they to expect in adulthood?

Exactly. Which is why my 5 year old is being raised "old-fashioned". No participation trophies.

The boomers created their own disaster by raising kids to believe they could do anything they wanted and they'd get a participation trophy for their efforts, no matter how little.

Totally, totally agree with you on this. Now it's up to the world to toughen them up a bit, while the Boomers enjoy their free retirement in Florida.

Comment Re:Is more education, better education . . . ? (Score 0, Flamebait) 476

Boomers didn't require "safe spaces" in the workplace, they just did the job that they were hired to do.

I think you nailed it on the head right there. The amount of "I'm offended" from millennials is staggering. They can't even handle the results of a democratic election.

I didn't vote for the guy, but he made it to president so that alone deserves respect from every single American. Not a cry for a safespace from a bunch of sorrow millennials voting for the first time.

They're the result of the "everyone gets a trophy" policies.

Comment Re:Abuse the unlimited data caps (Score 2, Informative) 74

Nope 100% wrong

The cost of data over cable( copper or fiber) is effectively zero, the only costs are in supplying the cable in the first place ( and replacing it once every 100yrs or so, it doesn't exactly wear out). power costs are negligible

Nope 100% wrong.

Not only are you wrong, you are an idiot for posting this. Putting fiber in the ground is very expensive. Fixing fiber that has been broken is very expensive. Putting fiber in the ocean for transcontinental links is not just very expensive, it costs massive amounts of money.

And now you have only the cabling. You don't have any DWDM gear, routers, switches and the associated network engineers to operate them.

Data over cable is not zero. The only difference between wireless and wired internet access is the last mile, and the mobility aspect of it. As cellular technology evolves, it enables more and more bandwidth per user.

Comment Re:Shut up Gary Cook (Score 1, Interesting) 84

Why does anyone care what Greenpeace thinks?

Scrolled toooooooo far for this.

Greenpeace was a cause to support. Donating time and/or money to Greenpeace was The Right Thing To Do for a very long time.

Until I figured out that Greenpeace only follows the rules when it's convenient for them. They don't care about trespassing, destroying property or even intimidation. They expect corporations to follow court orders when they win another frivolous lawsuit when they release the nearly extinct blue-white bearded three-legged rabbit somewhere on a construction site, but when that same court orders them to halt their protests, they continue.

Absolutely horrible organization. And yes, I know I will be modded down for writing this, but freedom of speech etc.

Comment Re:This is a surprise? (Score 1, Informative) 483

Universities have never been more than a bottom-line for-profit business that uses cult-like recruiting tactics and has absolutely no shame or loyalty to anything or anyone but themselves.

Just like the folks in Washington, representing this government funded university. Read this article to see how Feinstein responded to pleas for help from affected workers.

A University of California IT employee whose job is being outsourced to India recently wrote Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) for help. Feinstein's office sent back a letter ... and offered the worker no assistance.

Comment Re:Not news (Score 3, Insightful) 219

It's bizarre enough that the age of consent in most states is years older than the majority of people become sexually active

Which is for a good reason. In my former home country, the age of consent used to be 12. Yes, I kid you not. Once a female human being turned 12 years old, she could legally be humped by a 70 year old grandpa. It was raised to 16 in the late 90s, with one exception: any form of paid services required both participants to be at least 18 years (prostitution is legal there).

And of course, which male would not want to hump that tight 16 year old's body? Who hasn't walked around in the summer, looking at a hot chick only to realize 3 seconds later that she's only 15? That's the problem: young girls are physically grown to completion, with a nice c-cup and bubble-butt, when they're mentally not ready to consent to a sexual relationship with an adult male. That's why you need a legal framework to protect them.

Also, don't forget that a lot of these laws were introduced at a time where contraception was not generally available, so the actual age of consent was derived from when a female was deemed fit to take care of a baby.

Comment Re: Ah, I get the definition (Score 1) 333

So sad, they're mad, the faggots of California can't push Clinton on the rest of the nation.

Hey you. Yeah you, AC. Take a closer look to the CA results and you'll see that one third of CA voters voted for the other guy. In my neighborhood alone, there are quite a number of Trump voters.

Not all of CA is retarded. Just the few square miles south of the Golden Gate, which will fall in the ocean when the next big one hits anyway.

Comment Re:Free Motorcycles (Score -1) 295

The presumed consent thing is a better option.

No, it is not.

The state does not own someones body, not even after death. Presumed consent is nothing more or less than body snatching on behalf of the government.

In God's toilet, they recently passed an organ-donor opt-out law. Guess what: thousands of people changed their "yes, I'll donate", to a "no, I won't donate".

I am currently registered as a donor, and donated many pints of blood in the past. But if my state makes it opt-out, I will opt-out out of protest.

Submission + - Parents sue Apple for toddler's death after a traffic accident. (

sabri writes: A Texas couple is going after the money by suing Apple for the tragic death of their daughter. How Apple contributed to the girl's death?

Garrett Wilhelm, 22, was able to use FaceTime while driving 65mph on Interstate I-35 near Dallas on Christmas Eve in 2014, when he slammed into the back of someone else's vehicle.

Wait while I sue McDonalds for being fat.

Submission + - Alexa, do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth...

rmdingler writes: Arkansas authorities have issued a warrant for the audio records of an Amazon Echo that was present at a suspicious death.
A report today from The Information details how police in Bentonville, Arkansas, have issued a warrant for the audio records of the Amazon Echo speaker belonging to James Bates, a suspect in an ongoing murder investigation. Amazon has handed over Bates’ purchase history and account information to law enforcement, but it has declined to release his speaker’s records.
In February, police arrested Bates, age 31, and charged him with the murder of Victor Collins, age 47, according to local news. According to a medical examiner, Collins was strangled in a hot tub. Bates pleaded not guilty in April and made bail shortly after, but the case will go to trial in early 2017. Both men worked for Walmart, which is headquartered in Bentonville.

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