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Comment Re:The market is saturated (Score 1) 114

No, not really. As long as it gets security updates and still works, why bother upgrading? I just replaced the battery in my iPhone and expect to get at least a couple more years out of it.

Exactly my thoughts/experience... there is no reason for me to upgrade my iPhone 4. It does everything I need it to do, and if it doesn't, I'll jailbreak it. The phone is still using the original battery; I fully cycled the battery anytime I got the chance to (which was pretty much every charge) and it still goes for days. Amazing, really.

Comment Re:I am ready to believe Comcast here. (Score 1) 36

" Are there really that many people out there struggling with DSL or dial-up?

I simply had to leave Comcast and knew that DSL was the only other choice where I live. I'm happy to say that my speeds (ping, latency, etc.) are faster than Comcast. And I don't suffer from daily/evening cutoffs like I did with Comcast. I never thought I'd be saying, "My DSL is so awesome!"

**I'm not listing who is my provider simply because I don't want to sound like I'm endorsing them... I'm simply endorsing the fact that DSL definitely competes with coaxial. Oh yeah, I'm paying HALF of what Comcast was charging me!

Comment Re:It's a start! (Score 1) 221

Yet you live in a mostly-Communist state. Two of the ten planks of the Communist Manifesto were installed in the 30s; specifically, the formation of a central bank (Federal Reserve) and a graduated income tax.

I'll not resort to name-calling, as it does nothing to further true discourse, yet I'll say you're misinformed, as many are, on the subject of socioeconomic control of a population.

I suggest you read "None Dare Call It Conspiracy" by Gary Allen


Comment DINKs (Score 1) 386

Yup, this is what happened to Boulder back in the late 90s... Families were replaced by DINKs.. Double Income-No Kids.

Personally, I ponder... why have children in this economy? The median-cost for raising a child has risen well-over the ~ $150K to $245K --personally, I don't agree at all with those numbers, but healthcare and rents are becoming outrageously expensive.

Why not adopt in a climate like this? Oh yeah, because it's insanely difficult to. All I can think about are the children that are going to receive a sub-standard education and, most likely, substandard nutritional input.

Comment Re:Think of it as evolution in action. (Score 1) 296

And, former treatments that cost next-to-nothing are, mainly, relegated to the pages of history... that very few read... like HCl (hydrochloric acid) therapy.

It blew my mind, the things that some people will think will work and end up performing better than they ever thought. Case histories, here:


I also saw that high-doses of vitamin C brought a man back from the brink of death --he was in a coma and it woke him almost immediately after the first dose was administered, IIRC. From 60 Minutes, New Zealand edition:


Many accounts of this non-toxic vitamin can be found regarding it curing almost any ailment or disease... it's amazing to think, now that I know from some research, that the US RDA for vitamin C is just enough to keep the average person at a pre-scurvy state of health.

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