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Comment Re:What kind of stupid ass reporting is this?! (Score 1) 164

Why are they calling an app crash a 'device failure' on either platform, unless the app is distributed with the device?

Why is Apple responsible for shitty code written by a 3rd party, which may or may not be a proper version of the app for the installed OS? Why is Google?

Should we start blaming Intel when Adobe applications inevitably crash now, or should we continue to blame Adobe for not caring enough to actually QA?

Comment Re:Good lord.... (Score 1) 164

And apparently in the nomenclature of this study, a shitty app crashing constitutes a "failing device".

Personally, I find that to be a problem with the app, not the fucking device. Especially when some of the apps named get updated on a weekly basis with the total comments about the updates being "bug fixes".

Comment Re:Driving in reverse (Score 1) 152

Toyota and Honda both manufacture in the US (as well as other "import" brands), but it's not because they're being good guys and care about keeping the UAW alive - they're doing it to dodge protectionist import tariffs on cars.

If it's assembled in Indiana, you don't pay that tariff. And you can still manufacture the parts in Japan, as those don't have the tariff applied.

Comment Re:Driving in reverse (Score 1) 152

False equivalence.

Paying only what the law requires in taxes to a government that is more likely to waste that money on bullshit than do anything good with it is in no way equivalent to dumping tons of caustic and toxic shit into an open pit and shrugging it off. To suggest otherwise is ridiculous.

For the record, even if Apple paid tax on every single dollar they make worldwide, it would only fund the Department of Defense for like 3 days.

Comment Re:Driving in reverse (Score 1) 152

Who else would be to blame about how fucked up the US tax code is, other than the sole legislative body with the Constitutional authority to fix it?

Why are you so adamant to let the Congress, who has been derelict of duty for some time now on the issue of tax reform, off the hook? They are the only ones that can make tax law at the Federal level, they are the only ones that have ever had the power to do so, and without repealing or amending Article I, Section 7 they will be the only ones that can.

Don't like Apple's (and Google's, and many other corporations) tax strategies? Write your fucking representative in Congress.

Comment Re:Driving in reverse (Score 1) 152

So you're now claiming that Tim Cook perjured himself in front of Congress when he testified that Apple pays US taxes?

I know, it's shocking that someone might try to minimize their tax liability; I'm sure you pay a bunch of unnecessary taxes and don't bother with any deductions when you file. Wait, you do? Why the double standard?

Comment Re:uranium runs out (Score 1) 318

Good thing you are not one of those people, because you don't appear to be very informed at all.

The executive order killing the construction and operation of the research facilities for breeder reactors was rescinded without reinstating the budget for them. We might as well have said "it's now fully legal to flap your arms and fly to the moon" by executive order, because both were as likely to happen without funding.

Also, all plutonium isotopes are not created equal as far as weapons use goes, and there is no method to separate the one isotope you want for weapons from the others that you don't. This is why we have monitoring systems and such that the UN uses to make sure everyone is in compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Because as it turns out, if you use a PWR to create power, and actually use the fuel load economically, you don't make weapons grade material. If you shut the place down after 6 months and swap fuel in the most costly manner possible, you get weapons grade plutonium inside of a whole lot of other shit you don't want (trans-uranic elements that are amazingly deadly).

However, those spontaneously fissile plutonium isotopes that ruin a bomb still work really good in a reactor, so breeding plutonium that has a higher percentage of Pu-240 and Pu-241 isn't a problem for that use.

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