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jhylkema In Soviet America (246 comments)

NSA explores YOU!

about 3 months ago
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Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

jhylkema That's capitalism (354 comments)

Netflix is not in business to provide movie streaming or DVD delivery service. They are in business for one thing and one thing only: Separate the punter (you) from his money. And like every other capitalist, they do it by providing the worst, most expensive service they possibly can. Simply put, profit = what you pay - what you get, and the more you get, the less profit they make.

You must be new here.

about 4 months ago
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Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo Streaming Service

jhylkema Headline wrong (484 comments)

Should read, "Supreme Court sides with corporate establishment Yet Again."

about 5 months ago
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HP Delivers a Big-Name, 7-inch Android Tablet For $100: Comes With Compromises

jhylkema This is not the tablet you're looking for (182 comments)

That's a dealbreaker right there. How are you going to connect a wireless keyboard to it?

about 6 months ago
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HP Makes More Money, Cuts 16,000 Jobs

jhylkema Re:It's sad what has happened to HP (288 comments)

Remember when the HP field service guys would come out to fix your 9000...

But I thought the 9000 series had a perfect operational record?

about 6 months ago
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Fiat Chrysler CEO: Please Don't Buy Our Electric Car

jhylkema Re:Fix It Again, Tony (462 comments)

As for General Motors, I can't really think of anything worse than being called "General Motors".

GMC = Garage Man's Companion, Got (a) Mechanic Cumming, Garbage Motors Corporation, Genuine Monkey Crap.

Mopar = Many Old Parts Assembled Recklessly, Slowpar.

No, I'm not a big fan of anything Detroit made, but I find GM and Chrysler especially galling. Their entire business model has been to mass produce loads and loads of shoddily-made, unreliable crap with 1920s technology that they sell at huge markups (Hummers anyone?) And when American car buyers got wise to their scam, and when they could no longer afford the gas for their seven litre engines, the companies pleaded for a bailout from the taxpayers. At least Ford got religion about actually producing a quality product that was designed to last more than 100k miles.

about 6 months ago
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Botched Executions Put Lethal Injections Under New Scrutiny

jhylkema Re:Stupid question (483 comments)

Terribly sorry for the loss of your furry friend. I know it's cold comfort, but you did the kindest, most merciful thing you possibly could for him.

about 6 months ago
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Botched Executions Put Lethal Injections Under New Scrutiny

jhylkema Re:I dont understand (483 comments)

Making someone unconscious for major surgery seems to be a solved problem.

Making someone unconscious for major surgery by medical professionals with years of training in a hospital setting seems to be a solved problem.

There, I fixed it for you.

Expecting the same of a bunch of unskilled hick Roscoe P. Coltrane-types with no medical training who were probably working at Wal-Mart last week? Different matter entirely. Don't forget, medical professionals are ethically bound not to participate in the execution in any way except to pronounce death.

about 6 months ago
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Botched Executions Put Lethal Injections Under New Scrutiny

jhylkema Re:Use confiscated drugs (483 comments)

Why not bring back hanging? Simple and effective and used in the US for many years.

Lots of botched hangings. Think of human beings hanging by their necks doing the funky chicken for 20 minutes before expiring. In fact, most of the hangings of Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg were badly botched.

If not that, how about the guillotine?

No can do. Execution methods that involve mutilating the body constitute cruel and unusual punishment. That's why the electric chair isn't used anymore.

about 6 months ago
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HP Makes More Money, Cuts 16,000 Jobs

jhylkema It's sad what has happened to HP (288 comments)

They used to make really cool, quality stuff (Agilent Technologies anyone?) Now they're reduced to selling disposable printers and ink that costs more than vintage Dom. Gee thanks, Carly.

about 6 months ago
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Microsoft Fends Off Data Request, FBI Gets Data Another Way

jhylkema Re:Hurray! (152 comments)

A stopped clock is right twice a day.

about 6 months ago
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Fiat Chrysler CEO: Please Don't Buy Our Electric Car

jhylkema Fix It Again, Tony (462 comments)

n/t

about 6 months ago
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Fiat Chrysler CEO: Please Don't Buy Our Electric Car

jhylkema Re:Tragedy of the commons (462 comments)

B-but, Ayn Rand told me that the free market is always right?

about 5 months ago
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Fiat Chrysler CEO: Please Don't Buy Our Electric Car

jhylkema Shoulda thought of that (462 comments)

BEFORE you took the bailout money. It would have been better, Chrysler, if you hadn't put yourself in the position of needing to be bailed out by the taxpayers twice in 25 years.

about 5 months ago
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Who Helped Kill Patent Troll Reform In the Senate

jhylkema Re:Kudos (157 comments)

If you live in either of those states, you should remember this when you vote.

As opposed to what? Some Scientologist teatard? No thanks.

about 6 months ago
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Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

jhylkema Unfortunately for the torture fetishists (1198 comments)

there's something called the Constitution. It consists of more than just the Second Amendment. And it says in no uncertain terms that "cruel and unusual punishment" is no bueno.

about 6 months ago
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James Randi's Latest Debunking Operation

jhylkema Re:Lot's of possibilities (498 comments)

Sure, except "what he taught" differs wildly depending on who you ask and even on which part of New Testament you're reading.

And which of the two dozen or so versions of the buy-bull you read. And then there's the whole body of apocryphal literature.

more than 2 years ago
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Doctors "Fire" Vaccine Refusers

jhylkema Getting off light (1271 comments)

Parents who refuse vaccines for their children without a goddamn good reason should have their children taken away. After all, if they're refusing vaccines, what other routine medical care are they withholding?

more than 2 years ago

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