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Comment Re:yes they should (Score 1) 1081

If you want to see this effect in action NOW, look at NY state and Illinois. Outside of NYC and Chicago, the rest of the state leans right. Doesn't matter though because those 2 left leaning CITIES effectively speak for the entire state.

Cities over a certain size should be treated as separate voting districts (like DC).

Comment Chicken little much? Idiots... (Score 1) 1368

The Trump-phobia is ridiculous. Trump and the Republican establishment have a shaky relationship. Why would you think the Republican party, that was at great pains to distance itself from Trump's ideas and policies, would suddenly reverse course and support them? With Republican control of House, Senate and likely another conservative on the Supreme court, they have all the tools they need to stop Trump from doing anything extreme. Rest assured they WILL use those tools because to go to far out there would be political suicide and these people expect to be in power long after Trump has moved on from the presidency.

tldr; the sky is not actually falling. The biggest risk from Trump is him making embarrassing statements.

Comment Re:He misses the point (Score 2) 675

On the contrary, he understands that point perfectly well. God forbid someone adds 1 TB of storage to the laptop without purchasing an overpriced SSD from Apple. This is all about selling upgrades, or enticing people to buy the next higher priced model. SD cards are a loophole that had to be closed.

Comment Re:Paying customers and age appropriate roles (Score 1) 319

"it doesn't follow that a movie producer has to indulge them"...

When some studio hands you a multi-million dollar budget to produce a film that has to make back at least 2x the budget to not be considered a flop and has to appeal to the broadest possible audience to do so, and the failure of which may end your career, come back and tell me you don't have to indulge the studios desire for specific age/race/gender. Directors and producers that have the clout to do their own thing generally got to that position by NOT doing their own thing for a long time.

I'm not saying there aren't issues in Hollywood, but if you are expecting the movie industry to lead social change you will be waiting a long time.

Comment Re:Smeg (Score 5, Interesting) 153

"Series 10? Not bothering."

Then you lose. 10 was a really nice return to what made earlier Red Dwarf so fun. Was it perfect? No, but it was light-years ahead of 7, 8 and BTE and at it's best was as good as any smeg they ever put out. You're cheating yourself as a fan if you don't give it a chance.

Comment Re:Distract from a buggy product (Score 1) 218

Yeah there's never, ever been a case where a company has used a component for a purpose it wasn't designed for, or exaggerated the capabilities of a used component. More likely is that Tesla picked Mobileeye because it was closest to being able to do what they intended, and they assumed they could provide the missing smarts in code. Mobileeye is now understandably worried about liability.

Comment Re:And people complain about Windows 10? (Score 3, Insightful) 395

Which is exactly what I said when the W10 telemetry noise started here on /. MS just looked at Apple and Google collecting craploads of data with hardly a peep from their users and said "hey let's do that too". I wasn't thrilled they did it, but wasn't very surprised. I wonder if some of the more rabid posters on ./ really believe that MS is doing something more nefarious with the data they collect than anyone else? MS is playing catch up, the nefarious use is already happening elsewhere.

Comment Re:Courage? To profit. (Score 0) 551

"What is it about Apple making accessories for their products that enrages people? Just don't buy the fucking thing."

What is it that makes this so hard to get? No one complaining probably cares what Apple does or does not do, in as much as it relates to Apple. The concern is that Apple is the 10000 lb gorilla and whatever they do, good or bad, has a good chance of being copied by every other manufacturer desperate to move another 1000 units. What they will ignore is that the iPhone addicted people that have locked themselves into the Apple ecosystem can't stop themselves. Those buyers will rationalize this change (loss) because they WILL buy another iPhone by God! The other manufacturers tend to take it as a sign of customer approval that iPhone sales will continue to be strong, not as what it really is, a sign that Apple customers will take whatever they are given.

Comment Re:Steam (Score 1) 264

You mean the SteamOS and SteamMachines that have basically been left to wither on the vine? In the end, the SteamMachine was a platform that was trying to woo PC gamers to a console format, which is a very hard sell. I'd bet MS was watching very closely to all the points where SteamMachine failed. Personally, I'd love a console that I can throw a new "video module" into every few years. I have a Core2 Duo, w/ 16GB RAM and a GTX970 in it that will play every game I throw at it. Can I crank it all to the max? Not always, but the settings I DO play at surpass consoles every time. Point being, give it a decent CPU and enough memory and the only part that needs to be upgraded over time for *most* people is the video card.

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