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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

Herkum01 Re:No Brainer (407 comments)

I would say Walking Dead spin-offs galore!

5 days ago
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Texas Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

Herkum01 Re:Extrapolation (421 comments)

As Disco Stu points out, Disco's growth in the 70's was tremendous and if these trends continue... HHEEYY!!!

about two weeks ago
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Apple Sapphire Glass Supplier GT Advanced Files For Bankruptcy

Herkum01 Re:Possible sequence (171 comments)

6) Apples turns around and buys company with a discount for the debt owed.

Why you ask? The stock at at 10 before today and 20 not that long ago. At 10, the company is 1.43 Billion dollars. So they get the whole thing for 600 million. If they had try to outright buy them, it could have easily cost 2 Billion dollars.

Lucky I don't work for Apple, because that is what I would have done and that would truly be Evil.

about two weeks ago
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State of Iowa Tells Tesla To Cancel Its Scheduled Test Drives

Herkum01 Re:The "old boys' club" (335 comments)

Considering they were offering test drives, I fail to see where they are selling a retail motor vehicle, at least at this point in time.

The question, from the above code that a manufacturer or importer cannot be licensed as a vehicle dealer is discriminatory and whether that is beneficial to the public. Depending on the judge and interpretation of the law, if no public good can be established it can be a reason to overturn a law.

about three weeks ago
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The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes

Herkum01 Re:Goldman Sachs All Throughout the Obama Admin (201 comments)

Warren Buffet, a government employee and/or consultant? Please

Warren Buffet has probably one of the few people who has always gotten the best of Goldman Sach's because whenever they really fuck things over, he squeezed them for top of the line deals. Pretty much what Goldman Sach's did to anyone else given half the chance.

about a month ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

Herkum01 Re:Solution (410 comments)

We tax whatever we want to tax, there is no magic line that we cannot cross if we don't want too. We can AND DO tax wealth all the time. It is called property taxes. We also have DEATH taxes, or in reality an inheritance tax. To discourage excessive wealth accumulation.

about a month ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

Herkum01 Re:Solution (410 comments)

You still pay sales tax, property tax, and any local taxes or fees for stuff like utilities or water, or phone or internet. I mean the "FEDERAL" government is the only one that charges taxes for ANYTHING.

about a month ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

Herkum01 Re:Thus the problem with the TEA party (410 comments)

I was going to down vote you but I thought better to reply.

It has been proven time and again that a person on the low end of the scale will spend a greater portion of their salary on day to day purchases than a rich person.

Do you really think if you gave a man like Larry Elison $1000 or $1M or $10M that he is going to run around like a kid in a candy store and spend it on daily needs? Most likely he WILL stick it under his mattress or something similar because at a certain point you don't need more.

about a month ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

Herkum01 Re:More importantly (393 comments)

Your right gas cars are total non-perishable and never wear-out or need replacement parts, and gasoline can be recycled as well.

about a month ago
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US Patent Office Seeking Consultant That Can Stamp Out Fraud By Patent Examiners

Herkum01 Re:This is not a new or unique problem (124 comments)

I don't even believe that you have to use Bogus applications, I think you can resubmit rejected applications with slight alterations. Then you can compare the original submission results with the new submission results and see the differences. If someone is not doing the work, it should be obvious based upon the underlying research for acceptance or rejection.

about a month ago
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Hackers Behind Biggest-Ever Password Theft Begin Attacks

Herkum01 The Start (107 comments)

Does this mean we are approaching a preemptive strike from Russia? We always hear about our infrastructure being comprised via the internet, I guess a war with Russia is a good way to find out!

about 2 months ago
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Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

Herkum01 Re:nuisance fee (376 comments)

They offer a kickback to the ISP for doing a good job, and everyone is happy!

about 2 months ago
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Was America's Top Rocketeer a Communist Spy? The FBI Thought So

Herkum01 Re:White Werhner von Braun may be many things... (165 comments)

The Reich had about a viable nuclear program as Iraq did after the US invaded them. They had literally no plans to even consider using creating a nuclear bomb. That is even outside the idea of devoting the resources to building and testing one.

about 3 months ago
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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

Herkum01 Re:Not surprised. (570 comments)

I was renting my house out and had someone managing the property. Part of the property management agreement is filling out a form so that bills are sent to Property Manager when it is unoccupied. Instead the electric company sent bills to the house after my renters moved out. After 3 months they forwarded it to a collections agency.

The property manager cut the collections agency a check, but I kept getting collection notices. Eventually it came down to the collection agency putting the check against the wrong account. After the admitted the mistake they STILL sent me collection notices. I had to send them a formal letter threatening them with a lawsuit to get it fixed. They never responded back to me but they quietly fixed the issue. It took over 6 months to get it straight.

These are not simply billing issues, but accounting issues and the only person who seems accountability to anyone is the debtor; and they have to figure who F**K these people are and if they are doing their job.

about 3 months ago
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Preparing For Satellite Defense

Herkum01 They are stealing from Japan (118 comments)

satellites equipped with grappling arms that could co-orbit and then disable expensive U.S. hardware

They watched Outlaw Star decided that they had uncovered a Top Secret military program and then decided to copy them verbatim. Can these guys do ANYTHING original?

about 3 months ago
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Saurabh Narain and His Homemade Lego-Based Rubik's Cube Solver (Video)

Herkum01 Common API (43 comments)

From watching the video he did not come up with the code for this device, but used code someone else wrote. So it is not like he did this from scratch.

Kudos for this kid for completing the project, but it is not quite as impressive as the article made it appear to be.

about 4 months ago
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Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps

Herkum01 Yeah Right (664 comments)

We have backup, guns, radio, jackets — all that stuff civilians don't have.

Except the will to actually use it. Recovering I-Phones don't get great media coverage or the adrenaline high that a drug-bust (or maybe an eviction notice).

Lets call it like it is, people don't trust police to take of these problems. After working with police officers a few times, too many of them are jerks. Not all of them, but enough.

about 6 months ago
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Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

Herkum01 Re:Holy shit (467 comments)

I remember doing a project where if someone put in 3,000/year from age 21 till retirement could have a million in savings (on compounded growth of 10%). It is doable, though 10% growth is not going to be the norm in the near future.

about 6 months ago

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