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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

BoberFett Re:Still pretty affordable (389 comments)

By taking the taxes paid by some middle class people and giving it to other people who make the "right" decision. Fuck social engineering.

2 days ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

BoberFett Re:Still pretty affordable (389 comments)

That's my point. If you're going to claim the rebate is designed to help create a charging network, why not subsidize that directly rather than provide cash back to individual car buyers? As usual, government incorrectly identifies the problem and misapplies the wrong solution.

4 days ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

BoberFett Re:Still pretty affordable (389 comments)

Then why is the government rebating the individual purchaser of an expensive car rather than spending that money on building charging stations?

You've been hoodwinked.

4 days ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

BoberFett Re:Well.... (424 comments)

Yeah, well iPhone fans used to mock large screen Android devices. "That huge screen is too big, the iPhone 4 has the ideal screen size." Until the 5 shipped, at which point that had the perfect screen size.

There's simple no reasoning with enthralled fanatics.

5 days ago
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Kickstarter's Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

BoberFett Re:Try Kickstarting A Novel (215 comments)

I would guess that the vast majority of big publishing house books aren't very successful either.

about two weeks ago
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Kickstarter's Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

BoberFett Re:Actually a good thing. (215 comments)

So you believe risk should only be on the consumer side? Why aren't the developers risking anything by putting their time in and at least demonstrating some ability to deliver?

about two weeks ago
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US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

BoberFett Re:It'd be nice... (248 comments)

Oh look, another fucking moron to suck the first moron off.

about three weeks ago
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US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

BoberFett Re:It'd be nice... (248 comments)

Are you a fucking moron? How are you blaming this on libertarians?

about three weeks ago
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Predictive Modeling To Increase Responsivity of Streamed Games

BoberFett Re:Why? (120 comments)

A publisher paranoid about prohibited copying may be willing to license its game at a lower price if the game program never leaves the server.

*stifles laughter*

about a month ago
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Elon Musk Promises 100,000 Electric Cars Per Year

BoberFett Re:Invisible Hand of the Market (122 comments)

Unfortunately, regulation intended to pick the honest quite commonly does exactly the opposite. Those with the connections to get away with being dishonest can do so while those playing by the rules get screwed.

about 1 month ago
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How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

BoberFett Re:We shall see. (285 comments)

You don't actually think digital text books are free, do you?

about 2 months ago
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Australia Repeals Carbon Tax

BoberFett Re:it is the wrong way... (291 comments)

That sounds magical. So they're both lowering the price of their product and increasing profit while having already spent money on the switch to solar?

Please show me the hard numbers on how that works for a specific company.

about 2 months ago
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Following EU Ruling, BBC Article Excluded From Google Searches

BoberFett Re:Streisand effect (239 comments)

Except now Streisand could go back and demand that every page talking about the Streisand Effect forget her, essentially eliminating the effect.

about 3 months ago
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Privacy Oversight Board Gives NSA Surveillance a Pass

BoberFett Re:In violation of many Data Treaties (170 comments)

I wouldn't mind it if both opposing groups simply vanished. The sane people stopped listening to either group of idiots long ago.

about 3 months ago
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Privacy Oversight Board Gives NSA Surveillance a Pass

BoberFett Re:Not surprised (170 comments)

By "good reason" do you suppose they meant "not stopping any attacks on US soil"? Because from where I sit, that seems to be their primary function.

about 3 months ago
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If Immigration Reform Is Dead, So Is Raising the H-1B Cap

BoberFett Re:Fighting rearguard actions against change (341 comments)

I don't recall the 1870s having food stamps, section 8 housing, earned income tax credits giving you more money than you paid in, free emergency room care, etc. 150 years ago, you came her and worked your ass off or you died. There was no option to simply live off the labor of others.

about 3 months ago
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NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks

BoberFett Re:Not about consumption, but about sales (532 comments)

You said the magic word. Willpower. It has nothing to do with money, it has to do with convenience. Americans have become lazy fat fucks, and it's easier to eat poorly than well. It has little to do with money.

about 3 months ago
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NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks

BoberFett Re:Not about consumption, but about sales (532 comments)

Doritos are cheap? Compare them pound for pound with a bag of apples and get back to me. I get tired of this fucking lame ass excuse that eating healthy food is too expensive.

about 3 months ago
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Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

BoberFett Re:But people forget what MENSA concluded (561 comments)

I'm quite lazy as well, and have also coasted through life on being able to pull off a win at the last minute. Didn't do the homework? I'll bang something out between classes and it will be better than what most people spent hours slaving over. Didn't study for the test? I learned most of it while staring at the ceiling in class so I can pull off an A to help make up for the homework I didn't feel like doing. Hell, my interviewing (read: bullshitting) skills paired with my intelligence are good enough that I'm making far more money than my effort really deserves.

I don't know if schools are necessarily setting people up, but I was certainly never instilled with a work ethic. Which is why I too am perusing Slashdot at work.

about 3 months ago

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