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Comment Re:Irrelevant Studies (Score 1) 292

You can sue anyone for anything at any time. Whether it has merit is a whole other story. This is just subway trying to save face by accusation.

They're trying to save face? I thought they were going for the Streisand Effect. Not that I even eat at Subway, except in the most dire emergencies, but I'd never heard this story before.

Comment Re: User's need to take responsibility too. (Score 3, Insightful) 223

Not a direct replacement for an Apple product?
You're serious?
Only an Apple fanatic could think something like that, given that there are indeed direct replacements for every Apple product.

Name another product that can run OS X. The only other choices are Windows, which, Windows, or Linux, which isn't nearly as user-friendly. I have friends who use both of those systems - no thank you! Only OS X gives you a *nix system that is not only very stable and configurable, but incredibly easy to use. Android is a decent imitation of iOS, looks a lot like it, but the iPhone still kills it. I mean, why do you think Apple has fanatical users?

Hate on Apple all you want. I hate them, too. Always have. But no one can touch their products, even as they try to imitate them. That's just a fact. Whether they'll be able to keep this up with Jobs gone remains to be seen, but I am not about to start using Windows.

Comment Re:What's the TOS say? (Score 1) 421

Who cares? It was a dick move regardless of what the EULA says.

My first thought was, "These two deserve each other". Tell ya what though, it's not often a corporation shows it's hand so fast. Let this be a lesson in the many possibilities of the IoT. Not that corporations believing they own the devices you've paid for is all that new, but with this type of stuff, they can really reach out and touch you.

Comment Re:Why shop at Walmart (Score 1) 467

I don't know why I would ever shop at Walmart...

Actually, late at night, Walmart's are the best place to see Aliens, not illegal immigrants, actual extraterrestrials.

I shop there because because there's room to park my semi-truck. You could probably land a flying saucer there, too, at night.

Comment Re:How (Score 1) 301

Whoever wrote the summary used the wrong example. The use of "they" or "their" isn't controversial in plural. For those who didn't RTFA, the thing that's new and controversial is it's use as a singular:

“Carly cleared their voice and spoke.” In that instance, Carly does not identify as male or female, so neither “his” nor “her” is appropriate there."

I'm an old-school liberal, and about as liberal as you can get, but I don't understand what it means to identify a neither male nor female. I do know I hate having to constantly explain myself, and even hate correcting people's constant mispronunciation of my last name. If it were me, I'd just pick one or the other, and be done with it. I mean, there aren't a lot of gender-neutral choices for names so if you're going with say, "Carly", might as well let people say "she". Then again, I suppose some people don't mind spending their time correcting people.

Comment Re:Alternative media. (Score 1) 301

I doubt people who sit and spout racist shit into a camera are doing it for profit.

A lot aren't, but some want to spout racist shit full-time, (and likely have a hard time holding down a job anyway), and there are many others who are less ideological than greedy, and have discovered how remunerative clickbait can be, and what an easy target the Right is. Advertising dollars make this possible. That's how we ended up with all this fake news.

I get why many advertisers wouldn't want to be associated with this dreck but, and you can ask Anonymous Coward, racist assholes buy stuff, too. Luckily, it's still a small market.

Comment Re:All the more reason to avoid protests... (Score 1) 195

What good do the protests even do, anyhow?

Actually, protest and mass demonstration are the only way change is accomplished in the US. At least, change that benefits the people. Voting, up until very very recently, has almost always been meaningless, since the two choices were provided to us by the two parties.

But never mind all that. What I want to know is, when will this vehicle be available for purchase in GTA?

Comment Re:Morons are running the USA (Score 3, Insightful) 649

We are 20 fucking trillion dollars in debt.

What the fuck so you want?

The US budget isn't like your household budget. First of all, the federal debt is in dollars and not, say, euros. Do you know where dollars come from? The Federal government is the only source of dollars in the world. The dollar is a fiat currency. The Fed can, and does, create billions of dollars with the stroke of a keyboard. So, imagine that, whenever you were short of money, you could put some in your checking account by typing a number in your computer. Then, your budget would be like the Federal budget.

The long and short of it is, the Federal debt isn't really a big deal. The Right likes to harp on it because it's another way to attack "Big Government", one of their bogeymen. Why? Because it's the Federal government which creates the consumer protections big business hates, a.k.a., regulations.
Does the Right really not understand how the economy works? Do they really think giving money to rich people will somehow spur growth, even though we've known for decades that it's quite the opposite? Do they really not understand how a fiat currency works? Are they unable to see that decades of right-wing economics have made the rich richer, and the poor poorer? Or do they just not care as long as they get their way? Clearly the working people voting them in don't get it.

Comment It's About Time (Score 1) 283

It's about time we all got healthcare for life. We no longer pay taxes to fill some king or emperor's coffers. We pay taxes for our common good, as a nation and a people. This notion in America that we're all just individuals who happen to live within some artificial borders has got to go. This notion that helping poor people somehow takes something away from others has got to go. When we raise up the poorest citizens, it directly benefits everyone else. Yet we continue to throw money at rich people, even as we see the middle- and working-class continue its slide down. It's madness, when this money could be paying for education and healthcare.

Comment Re:WTF!!! (Score 1) 513

What?! He would work his full work day but if he was needed during night or weekend he would work from home and they fired him? For taking care of his dying wife?!

Yeah, wow. I can't believe they'd treat a middle-class tech worker like they do regular working-class people. This can't be the normal thing, right? It's like those stories one hears about middle-class white people having run-ins with the cops where their rights aren't respected. It's as if class no longer matters in the USA.

Comment Re:Highly irregular (Score 1) 519

I think Twitter needs to seriously consider removing his account.

Not that it's going to happen, but you're not the first person I've heard say this, and I could not disagree more. We really need to know what this dolt is thinking, and we should all be grateful this guy is such a self-centered idiot that he sees nothing wrong with tweeting out his every thought. The more he does it, the more people can see what kind of person he is. I wish Steve Bannon would do the same. Although, I keep wondering about these people who still seem unable to see exactly what kind of person Trump is.

Comment Re:And Even Less Sex Than Forty Years Ago (Score 1) 391

You may as well wait for the next evolution of Big Band groups or Disco while you're at it. Well established genres don't tend to change much, other than by forming offshoot genres.

No need to wait. Jazz did evolve. The next evolution of Jazz was that Big Bands were out. That's how it works - you do something new. You don't evolve by continuing to do the same things. Electronic music evolved. Disco splintered into House and Hip Hop. House led to EDM. Rock, on the other hand, seems stuck in a rut. No new Elvis, Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, or Sex Pistols equivilent - there's been no revolution in Rock for decades. I think part of the problem is that today's kids just aren't very rebellious. They seem content to mine the past. Which, come to think of it, is probably why they can't get laid.

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