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Comment Jobs... (Score 2) 129

And yet Trump keeps telling his rubes that jobs are coming back. They are not coming back. Workers will be replaced by robots. How he's going to force companies to manufacture in the USA without adding legislation (because he said he would reduce legislation against corporations) is beyond me...

Comment A way out of this for VW... (Score 1) 123

They simply have to do what everyone else does to get around emissions -- classify their vehicles as trucks. *EVERY* pick-up and SUV is a "truck" in the eyes of federal law, and therefore don't need to meet the strict emissions guidelines for passenger automobiles.

Take the Golf, Jetta, Passat and every other Diesel car and have them reclassified as a truck. You'll probably have to make some "campaign donations" to some senators and congressmen, but it's probably far cheaper than this scandal.

And that's it. If the TDI Golf is a truck, then case closed, it can pretty much pollute as much as it wants. This looks like the easiest way out and I believe that VW should spend what they need to, to buy off Congress and get on with their business of being a "job creator" that avoids paying taxes and performs other heinous acts in the name of "good business".

Comment Re:Amazing how people are upset with What Trump sa (Score 1) 360

I'm sure they said that about Hitler... oh wait, did I just Godwin this thread? But voting for someone who swaggers, is obviously racist, will probably declare Marshall Law to keep himself in power, and will nuke anyone who sends him an offensive tweet is *not* a good idea unless you are hoping for a world war and to become the most hated country on Earth.

Comment Seriously, WTF? (Score 4, Interesting) 41

I thought the *entire* point of SNAPCHAT was that nothing was supposed to be saved! That was the entire point of their business model, their venture capital and their IPO (if it exists).

So, after it was revealed that they actually do save shit, now they are going to embrace that, and allow you to revisit your old nude selfies that are already all over the internet.

It's like Facebook suddenly switching gears and announcing that they are going to model themselves after Yahoo, and become a search engine.

Screw it, I'm going to start a business with an impossible plan, then, after I've gotten millions in capital, I'll announce that the company is something else, get my sock puppet and sell dog food over the internet.

Comment Notepad (Score 1) 286

Notepad comes free with every copy of Windows. It even existed in the days on Windows 3.1 and Windows CE.

PICO works great under Linux, I can't remember the name of the App I used in Chrome, Tex-Edit Plus on the Macintosh, and desqview I think had a notepad under DOS. iPhone with bluetooth keyboard and Notes App.

And on the Amiga, I used... oh wait, I guess you don't care about those days. But maybe you want to hear about Quick Brown Box on the Commodore 64?

What were we talking about again? Who cares about Evernote? What's the point of it unless you're someone who thinks they are doing business while they are sitting on a bus or a park bench?

Comment Saturday Night Live VS. the internet (Score 2, Insightful) 565

So, lemme get this straight.... If "Saturday Night Live" created the exact same video and broadcast it, we'd all laugh, and then go back to ignoring it.

But if some clowns post this video to the internet, it's a takedown via the DMCA -- and 38,000 sites also suffer due to someone's fat finger mistake.

So once again, citizens have no rights, but corporations do. Meanwhile, the GUN NUTS are screaming about their second amendment rights, but guess what, that's apparently the ONLY right you have, because that was the only one you cared about.

The politicians and corporations have you so FOCUSED on your gun rights, they have secretly deprived you of all other rights, and guess what? YOU FELL FOR IT.

I hope you've got your gun, because you're going to need it real soon.... This country has been usurped by the wealthy and greedy and your gun, which was supposed to protect you from tyrants, well, that pop gun won't do squat against drones and tanks and RPGs. Good luck with that.

Comment Re:I'm not the biggest tesla fan (Score 2) 238

You're assuming that Tesla's *only* business model is to sell cars. Well, Elon Musk is a smarter businessman than you are.

Tesla's profits come from their sale of carbon credits and other "green" state and federal regs to other car companies who continue to pump out gas-guzzling SUVs.

http://www.marketplace.org/201...

Also for a while, Tesla was licensing their patents to other manufacturers, but I think that's over now as they opened up the patents.

Comment Repeat the mistakes of all News Sites (Score 2) 244

I do not go to a single major news site. Why not? Because autoplay video. I go to google news, click on an article I want to read, and then instead of the article, I get autoplay video with the article for some stupid reason (CNN, I'm looking at you).

And I have to immediately kill the site. Because I'm at work, where blaring audio of Wolf Blitzer is frowned upon. So, now they are proposing to do the same thing at facebook? Well, there goes another web site. Soon, I'll be reduced to giving up on the web entirely.

I'm thinking LYNX for my smartphone and every computer I own. But too bad I don't control the computer I'm forced to use at work.

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