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Comment Re:May I suggest ... (Score 1) 64

Is it? Don't the big 4 charge around $20-$30 per line? That's not any cheaper. Project fi is really useful for people who heavily use wi-fi but occasionally need to do some remote web browsing or maps when away from home or work. I personally use a couple hundred megs a month on average as both home and work have wi fi and I do not use my phone as a primary media consumption device. (I don't watch movies on it, etc, I just use it like a tool and only when I need it to get somewhere or call someone)

Comment Re:Won't Be Star Trek (Score 4, Insightful) 136

There was one where the Enterprise was parked underwater just to hide from a pre-industrial civilization - can you believe that? Another where a belt buckle made all of Star Fleet obsolete.

I even saw one where the Enterprise was being built in the middle of a field on Earth's surface, and a single drop of red paint was enough to implode Vulcan.

Comment Re:Not a single time traveler? (Score 2) 1429

the first two-term President who was at war fior every day of his two terms

I know right! I just couldn't believe how he invaded both Iraq and Afghanistan on his first day in office! And all the excuses about WMDs that Obama made up for invading Iraq. That was a really impressive first day in office for Obama.

By the way, so far Trump has been at war for every day he's been in office too. So yeah, risks of wars sounds like a valid worry about Trump.

Comment Re: News for Nazis (Score 0, Flamebait) 1429

I think less of people like you because you watched an adult mock a disabled person in front of a crowd and still supported him. I think less of you because you saw a man spouting clear racism and backed him.

Both of those are false, "fake news". Trump mocked the disabled man the same way he mocked able-bodied men and women.
Trump has not expressed any racist statements; he expressed negative views of some illegal immigrants.

Comment Re:Uber caught lying? (Score 1) 74

That Uber should now be found guilty of duping people into believing they could make X dollars a year by driving for them (isn't that the way a cab driver works, they drive for a company?), or that Uber was deliberately fudging numbers on the costs involved to lease a vehicle from them...

These were huge mistakes by Uber IMO. By saying "You could make up to X or more annually!", they're abandoning their "get your side hustle on" mantra and acting more like an employer encouraging driving careers. If the drivers are indeed employees, Uber is in violation of all kinds of stuff.

Comment Re:already exceeding expectations (Score 4, Interesting) 1429

As a European (from Finland, and a Hitchensian socialist and anti-theist), I've felt the policies of secretary of state Clinton on my daily life, and am convinced she's a warmonger. I haven't gotten that vibe from Trump. If anything, he won't meddle in middle eastern conflicts trying to change governments, and seems in good terms with the greatest nuclear power after the USA. So in terms of nuclear war, or regional wars, I think we'll be better off.

Again, I'm saying this as someone who's not a US citizen, nor do I share the American culture or history in any way. I'm looking out for the interests of my family and me, and am glad Hillary isn't president.

Comment Uber caught lying? (Score 5, Interesting) 74

Why should we not be surprised? This is the same company which claims it's a "ride sharing" company, not a taxi company, yet as far as I know, not a single one of their drivers is picking up people who want to go the same direction as the driver.

Instead, the people contact some random Uber driver to pick them up at a specific location then be driven to the location of their choice, all for a fee.

That certainly is an interesting definition of "ride sharing" especially in one of the more recent incidents where an Uber driver drove someone from Virginia to New York and back. I highly doubt the driver was already going that route.

That Uber should now be found guilty of duping people into believing they could make X dollars a year by driving for them (isn't that the way a cab driver works, they drive for a company?), or that Uber was deliberately fudging numbers on the costs involved to lease a vehicle from them shouldn't surprise anyone, especially when this company, despite all the money they're bilking from people, still can't turn a profit.

Comment Re:Perhaps globalism might be in fear for once. (Score 5, Insightful) 1429

Even if one opposes him, one should be hoping for success.

Absolutely. Personally, he frightens me - I feel like he's too impulsive to wield that much power. But if he does poorly, we all lose. I wish him nothing but success (assuming that his definition of success is close enough to my own.)

Comment Re:So which version Twitter app does it run? (Score 1) 197

This is actually a great idea. A Twitter proxy for the POTUS. He might notice a 30 minute delay before his tweets get posted, but it would allow staffers a chance for a, "Mr President, are you sure about this?" moment.

It might even be enough for him to catch himself - "Do I really want to admit to SNL that I'm still watching?" or some such.

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