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Comment Re:The basest, vilest (Score 1) 999

I am Never-Trump, but even to me, this seems obvious that he was making a joke.

The media has pivoted to "Russians did it!" to distract from the content of the emails themselves. Trump is just trying to call attention back to Clinton's crimes with respect to federal record keeping laws.

Comment Re:EEE (Score 4, Informative) 410

I don't see this as EEE per se, but it's another example of MS being a poor imitation of Apple.

MS is jealous of Apple's business model, which controls the entire platform end to end and monetizes it. As a result they have been aggressively pushing people to Windows 10 and will continue to sever links between users and (anyone but MS).

MS wants the walled garden and wants the App Store. They want to control music and software and movies and everything, as Apple does for most users.

The difference is that Apple users opted in to that ecosystem by buying Apple products. MS just wants to throw a bag over your head and have you wake up in their walled garden.

They're trying to Retcon the past decade that Apple's been eating their lunch.

Submission + - Wikileaks emails (

tripleevenfall writes: Democratic National Committee documents recently released by WikiLeaks include spreadsheets and emails that appear to show party officials planning which donors and prominent fundraisers to provide with appointments to federal boards and commissions. The records, which WikiLeaks released along with nearly 20,000 hacked DNC emails and other documents on Friday, also expose one of the Beltway’s worst kept secrets: that wealthy politicos can often buy their way to presidential appointments.

Comment Re:Oh boy (Score 1) 382

On the contrary, Kaine votes far-left almost all the time, and is consistently rated a zero or near-zero by conservative organizations like Eagle Forum or ACU. The media will portray him as some kind of a centrist bridge-builder, as they always do for liberals, but that he is not.

He made noises against the Iran deal back on the homefront, but in the end was cowed into voting for it, if you believe his reservations were genuine.

In the end, he's a generic face meant to appease WWC voters who is free of scandal so far as is known, which is probably all they wanted. The Clinton campaign is half about it being 'her turn', and half 'you have to vote for her because you won't dare vote for the other guy', so they didn't need anyone with baggage to distract from that.

Comment Re:What is the appeal of these things? (Score 3, Interesting) 129

The problem is that they designed the Apple Watch as a crippled device. They didn't want it to cannibalize iPhone sales, so it's basically a remote control for the phone in your pocket.

If they make a watch that can make calls, people will buy them. It could be the iPod Shuffle for the iPhone line. But they don't seem to understand this.

People don't want to carry an additional device to do things their existing device will already do. They want functions combined into a unity device, not more things to be strapped onto their bodies all day.

Comment Detroit (Score 2) 13

Makes you wonder if the old guard auto makers are going to go the way of the Dodo -

Making a box with motorized wheels is comparatively easy to developing the self-driving technology, the mapping and intelligence of the software. Currently the tech companies are on this, not the auto companies.

Perhaps Ford and Chevrolet will one day be limited to work trucks and purpose-built vehicles, and most people will be riding around in Samsungs and Apples

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