top Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales
Spot on!!! Excellent observation.
top Journalists Route Around White House Press Office
This article is posted under the "Style" section of the WaPo. A really slow news day or what?
I'm also curious who this "group of 90 print journalists" actually works for. IMHO, in today's political climate after Citizens' United, every journalist is for hire.
top Belkin Router Owners Suffering Massive Outages
Spent close to 2 hours with this in the AM. First, the ISP; ie, TWC. They directed me to Belkin. So I tried calling Belkin. It took an hour to get tech support. Their phone system kept disconnecting me. Plus I was trying to access their web site via my phone. Of course, their site was hosed, as well.
When I finally got through, it was to someone in India. She was very thorough, but ultimately no help. (Now I know why.) She assured me I would get a call back in about 2 to 4 hours with a solution.
After finishing the call and hanging up, I was out the door and headed to the nearest store. Bought a different router and am back online.
And what a surprise! Belkin never called me back with a solution. I was SO expecting it.
about a month and a half ago
top WSJ Reports Boeing To Beat SpaceX For Manned Taxi To ISS
So I guess they've forgotten how well the Lockheed Martin F-35 JSF project is going. That's not to say SpaceX might not disappoint in the same way, but to assume the bigger corporate entity will just naturally be better prepared to meet expectations is a bit naive.
This smacks of cronyism... again.
Boeing == Big corporate entity with plenty of lobbyists and political influence. So can you say "Program cost increases and delays." I'll bet you can.
So much for opportunity in America.
top Mysterious, Phony Cell Towers Found Throughout US
Ahhh anyone remember the joy of pressing the outer tuning ring and going back and forth???
Yup. I do. I'm sorry to say.
top Fermilab Begins Testing Holographic Universe Theory
Simulacron-3 (1964) (also published as Counterfeit World), by Daniel F. Galouye, is an American science fiction novel featuring an early literary description of virtual reality.
top The Misleading Fliers Comcast Used To Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor
Call the FTC.
Not that they can actually do anything about it.
top New Microsoft CEO Vows To Shake Up Corporate Culture
Who's still on the board?
top The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere
The military-industrial-congressional complex.
top Homestar Runner To Return Soon
My apologies. It needed to be said.
top By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem
"This is the voice of World Control. I bring you peace."
top Steve Ballmer In Talks To Buy Los Angeles Clippers
If I had any mod points, you'd get 'em all.
That is a great example of how these huge business entities increase the burden on taxpayers.
Speaking of entitlements... How about including crap like this in the discussion. Corporations/teams/whatever should pay their own way. No more taxing the people so billionaires can become even more wealthy than they already are.
top Google Foresees Ads On Your Refrigerator, Thermostat, and Glasses
Not in my house.
top Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"
This sounds like "freezing the market." It's a marketing strategy.
I'm going to "cop out" and suggest (if you're interested) you should search on this: marketing strategy "freeze the market"
There are much better explanations/examples out there than I could ever provide.
I've been accusing MS of using this strategy for years and their name appears in several of the results re releases of Xbox and more.
Now we can include Mercedes in this auspicious group of hucksters.
top New Jersey Auto Dealers Don't Want to Face Tesla
Where's the outcry from those who claim to be capitalists re the 'free market" and "let the market decide?"
It seems like it's okay to "let the market decide" as long as only their business is allowed to be in the market.
But if there is a possible market failure here then it needs to be addressed.
top Steve Ballmer Blew Up At the Microsoft Board Before Retiring
I've always speculated that when MSFT was nailed for monopoly behavior, the DOJ gave the MSFT BOD a choice; MSFT would be broken up or put Ballmer in charge.
Instead of breaking MSFT up, the DOJ figured having someone like Ballmer in charge would be punishment enough. And ultimately achieve something close to the intended results of a breakup.
By using this strategy, the gov't didn't appear as though it's trying to tell a big business how to operate, but MSFT's growth certainly was stunted thanks to Ballmer's decisions.
top Comcast To Buy Time Warner Cable In $44.2 Billion All-Stock Deal
Exactly. It strikes me that market share equates to financial leverage. And the more they have, the more they'll want. They'll have a great deal more influence in the marketplace. And we'll still be a third-world country when it comes to internet service.
top Ohio Attempting To Stop Tesla From Selling Cars, Again
So that is what the Republicans mean by a "free market."
This proves the people who currently call themselves "Republicans" are anything but. The party has been hijacked by a bunch of self-serving individuals. Clearly these people could not care less about the free market or competition.
top Fracking Is Draining Water From Areas In US Suffering Major Shortages
Like "frack you," "go frack yourself," "you frackin' idiot" to show your displeasure with someone.
IOW, use "frack" in place of the all-purpose noun, verb and expletive that begins with the letter "f."
It certainly isn't much, but as a form of protest it makes a point.
Example: That frackin' beta sucks frack water.
top Super Bowl Ads: Worth the Price Or Waste of Time?
I have to agree that Audi and Volkswagen had the best commercials so +1.
I already posted so I can't give mod points.
Everything else was... disappointing.
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