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Comment Re:Sad to see Trump... (Score 1) 203

The good news is that the people working at the new place will be paying taxes, and the money they spend in the local economy will end up being taxed too. So the state still gets revenue based on the increased economic activity, rather than getting jack shit because the company can't afford to open up a $7B factory there.

Sounds like a winner, and I'll bet that roughly 50/50 states would offer a deal.

Comment Re:Sad to see Trump... (Score 1) 203

Because while that factory is running, and the people working there are making and spending money, tax revenues come back to the state and local governments.

Or did you forget about that part when writing your anti-corporate screed? And why do you think that a company would spend $7B to build a factory just to shut it down "in a few years"? That might be one of the dumbest things I've heard today, and it's been a pretty stupid day.

Comment Re:Sad to see Trump... (Score 1) 203

Hate to say it, but that sounds a whole lot like the anti-Obama Republicans.

Not saying it's right because "they did it first" or whatever - it was bullshit when they did it too. Ideas should stand or fall based on merit, and we should all be hoping for success, because if Trump succeeds at this, we all win. If he fails, we all take it right in the ass. Just like with Obama.

Time to grow up and govern.

Comment Re: Sad to see Trump... (Score 2) 203

Yeah, if they were run by "thinking people" they would purposefully and publicly stick their finger in the eye of the new President in his first full week in office, when he's a man that is known for excoriating people publicly and also seeking retribution.

I don't think you are operating with the same definition of "thinking people" that the rest of us probably are. This is a company that wants to do business with this country, and will probably have representatives meeting people from both the administration, and the Congress.

Don't quit your day job and go into politics, or executive management.

Comment Re: Well, good (Score 1) 65

I don't know how many times I've had to tell developers that source code is not the place for credentials to be stored. They give me some whiner line or another, and that's when I ask them if they know exactly who has access to read their code once they push their commit, and how they are going to answer to the SOX auditors (and company executives) because I'm not going to cover their ass after specifically setting up infrastructure for dealing with securing credentials that they are too lazy to use.

Strangely, they see the light and start doing it the right way. And then I rotate the password that they had already put into git, since it would still be in the commit history. /sigh

Comment Re:News for Nazis (Score 2) 1536

First, fuck your own face for calling me an idiot, when you don't know anything about me.

Second, right now it is the left that is being divisive. That's not to say that the right hasn't had a whole shitload of time of their own to be at fault for this too - but to fix it, people need to fucking stop already. Both parties, and all of their respective sycophants.

That includes you. You are part of the problem, right now, with that fucking incendiary partisan post.

Comment Re:News for Nazis (Score 2, Insightful) 1536

No, he won because the Democratic Party is too busy tripping over their hypocritical statements and actions. You know, the party of inclusion that can't wait to have 60+ sitting congresspersons "boycott" the inauguration of the president that they now have to work with. Their candidate for president was even there, and tweeting about working together. Yet these petty and petulant asshats can't see that the inauguration is a celebration of the institution, and not of the man being sworn in.

The divisiveness only continues to get worse as long as these douchebags can't see that they are the ones perpetuating the problem.

Comment Re:battery life a braindead argument (Score 1) 300

Nope. See: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/...

Ever wonder why you can't find a HDMI-to-DisplayPort adapter? Because the petulant HDMI consortium won't allow it, and actively sues to block it. There is no way to plug a DisplayPort monitor into an HDMI port, for no technical reason. It's purely petty legal nonsense.

Your HDMI to DVI-D cable is using a DVI-D signal. It definitely won't do a non-RGB color space, which HDMI will.

DisplayPort offers all the features of HDMI, without any of the encumbrances. It is an open spec, controlled by VESA - the Mini-DisplayPort connector that practically everybody uses now was originally Apple's, and they gave it to VESA royalty free. DisplayPort supports chaining of displays, HDMI doesn't. DisplayPort 1.3 supported up to two 4k displays @ 60fps in 2014, and also includes the HDMI 2.0 spec.

There is so much more going on than just "cable cost."

Comment I just fired Time Warner. (Score 1) 147

I finally had enough of Time Warner and fired them for video delivery. Fuck them and their abuse of CCI "CopyOnce" flagging that amounts to rent-seeking by eliminating all non-rented choices for a DVR system except for Windows Media Center (EOL) and TiVo (not really your own).

I now have faster internet speeds, and Sling TV for $40/month cheaper, with all the same channels. And I recycled the box I was using for Windows Media Center into an Ubuntu 16 / MythTV box for recording OTA HD programming at far better quality than anything coming over Time Warner, and I have the ability to scan and auto-extract commercials from the recordings.

Time Warner / Charter / Spectrum can go chug raw sewage. Only way I ever go back is with a deep price cut, and the elimination of CCI flag abuse that allows me to continue using MythTV or the like.

Comment Re:The Irony (Score 1) 61

The real irony is that you still don't understand the difference between standards essential patents and design patents after all this time.

If you lobby to include your tech patents into a global communications standard under the premise that those patents would be licensed under Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory terms (which are conditions for inclusion in the standard), and then start asking for unfair, unreasonable, and highly discriminatory licensing terms from certain licensors, then you are a fuckhead company and there will be legal action.

There are absolutely zero design patents that are "standards essential", so Apple can choose to license (or not) on any terms they want. And if these design patents are so damn hard to get around, why is it only Samsung that has been found guilty of violation? LG, HTC, Google, Motorola, etc. are all doing just fine.

Get over it already. Samsung is a proven bad actor. Qualcomm may also be a bad actor - we'll have to wait to see on that one.

Comment Re:I'd love it except I have a kid (Score 1) 91

Except when it comes to convenience, where a phone wins every time.

He says he has a 3 year old - 3 year olds aren't very good at holding a pose or extending a moment while you run around looking for your camera, turn it on, realize the battery is dead so you have to go get another one to put in it, find a memory card because there's never one in the camera, then wait for the auto-focus and take the picture.

Photography on phones is a huge thing because of the convenience - you always have it, it's charged and turned on already. Storage is there already.

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