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Comment Re:The human fund (Score 1) 365

Exactly. The donation is nice, and employees are paid enough that said gifts probably aren't detrimental to them -- although it'll mean more for others like admins, etc. > Alphabet likely would have spent around the same amount of money on its holiday gifts, so it’s not exactly a cost-saving move. In the end, it has nothing to do with keeping the tradition or good will for the business etc. It's a marketing gimmick wrapped in a tax write off given to specific districts chosen by a few elites. Welcome to the Corp.

Unless this donation is something they were planning on doing anyway for PR. Then, it costs them nothing.

Comment Re:Wet paper bag (Score 1) 2837

Yes, I think that's where the pollsters missed. The level of hatred for the Clintons is much higher than they thought. This was my first time voting. I think she really turned out the vote, but not how they thought.

Comment Re:If only there was some possible way to ... (Score 1) 82

They'd also have to invent a way to manage that storage so that pulling the card out would only remove the part of your library you expect, and not cause the damn thing to fail catastrophically. They'd also need a way to avoid hours and hours of manual user processes to delegate a storage location, or to migrate collections of books between locations.

And yet somehow my Nook manages it. I can have my books on my card, swap out the card and give to one of my kids and they magically have kids books.

Comment Re: Price isn't everything (Score 1) 110

Yes, I used to buy a ton of stuff from certain giant computer discount seller. Occasionally I'd have to eat an item like a computer case because the return shipping was more than it was worth. Then for a while I started using both and comparing the prices. After a while I realized I was only using Amazon. Getting hosed on one product wipes out the saving on all the others.

Comment Re:Due Diligence... anyone, anyone, Bueller? (Score 1) 215

Years ago when when I saw the first article on this I showed it to my wife who's a Med Tech in a hospital lab. She was immediately very skeptical. She said you can't do some of those tests they were claiming with a finger stick. Apparently it's not the volume of blood that's the problem it's the location you get it from. So, no, I guess they didn't.

Comment Re:Yeah, so... (Score 1) 655

I drive a car from the 60's. Will continue to do so for the rest of my life. No one got rid of horse drawn carriages, they are a common site in many areas of the country, as are 16 foot wide farm implements traveling at very slow speeds. The biggest annoyance by far though is on Saturday when groups of 50 or more bicyclist come out from the city and clog up the roads. I'm ok with a few, but, how do you pass 50 or 100 of them in a solid group? Bicycle technology was surpassed 100 years ago, yet there they are.

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