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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

worldthinker Re:No comments here yet... (471 comments)

So lets see, Apple doesn't do their own R&D. Well, it is true that most hardware developers integrate components from a variety of sources. But maybe just maybe Apple has significant skin in the game.

What about:
The Apple S1 single chip architecture
haptic subsystem
magsafe charging system (stolen from themselves)
the UI, the UX, the OS all offer innovative features.

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

worldthinker Re:No comments here yet... (471 comments)

So yes "cunt" is a slang term for Vagina, but as far as I know, only females have them. So, if you referred to a nurse with the term "cunt' then by definition you have defined the nurse as having a specific gender. Coupled with the vulgar and derisive term "cunt", I would classify that as misogyny. So... There IS the misogyny...

5 days ago
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Protesters Blockade Microsoft's Seattle Headquarters Over Tax Breaks

worldthinker Re:Misleading Headline (246 comments)

If corporations continue to do this, then the government should erect severe tariffs, exit fees, etc to discourage such behavior.

about a week ago
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Protesters Blockade Microsoft's Seattle Headquarters Over Tax Breaks

worldthinker Re: Misleading Headline (246 comments)

Corporations are legally separate entities. They are to pay taxes. Then when they dividend their earnings, the shareholders pay taxes. Yes, the government may incentivize corporations to do all manner of social good through tax breaks but it has gone too far.

about a week ago
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Protesters Blockade Microsoft's Seattle Headquarters Over Tax Breaks

worldthinker Re:Misleading Headline (246 comments)

The state chose not to pursue over a billion in unpaid taxes. That would put a nice dent in the amount the State owes to schools. The state just gave Boeing NINE BILLION in tax giveaways. It's disgusting. These corporations should pay their taxes.

about a week ago
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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

worldthinker Re:Mod parent DOWN (514 comments)

Interesting ASSUMPTIONS you're making. Why do you think that?

about a month and a half ago
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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

worldthinker Re:He just doesent' get it.. (514 comments)

If you can't even get an interview then it isn't about smarts is it?

about a month and a half ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

worldthinker Re: Local testing works? (778 comments)

So you taint all poor people because you think someone is lazy?

about 2 months ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

worldthinker Re:Local testing works? (778 comments)

You have made 2 failures of logic.

1) You assume most people on welfare were black
2) You assume that people on welfare always stay on welfare

In the 1960's 1970's, millions of poor blacks actually made it into the middle class when they got access to good paying jobs in places like Detroit, Ohio, etc.

about 2 months ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

worldthinker Re:Local testing works? (778 comments)

Maybe some of them reached the middle class and aren't as poor and desperate anymore.

about 2 months ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

worldthinker Re:A win for freedom (1330 comments)

earned benefits are the property of the employee. There were already mechanisms in the ACA that would have shielded an employer from "paying" for abortion. But an employer has no more right to say how an employee uses a benefit as they do their earned money. This decision will not stand the test of time. It will fall in a like manner that the Bowers v. Hardwick case was revisited and overturned decades later with the majority opinion admitting the SCOTUS had been "wrong".

about 2 months ago
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Fox Moves To Use Aereo Ruling Against Dish Streaming Service

worldthinker or Slingbox... (210 comments)

n/a

about 3 months ago
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House Majority Leader Defeated In Primary

worldthinker Re:hahaha! (932 comments)

At the time, the people making the pronouncements against Galileo were the Church. It only took 500 years for them to apologize for that...

about 3 months ago
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Getting the Most Out of the Space Station (Before It's Too Late)

worldthinker Re:Relations were OK until Obama undermined Ukrain (155 comments)

So are you suggesting that it was up to the Americans and Russians to determine the choices a sovereign people should make? How about if someone made those choices for you? Oh Wait, they already do...

about 3 months ago
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White House: Get ACA Insurance Coverage, Launch Start-Ups

worldthinker Re:I went back to corporate America because Obamac (578 comments)

That type of account was worthless because it practically covered nothing! There are HSA policies available in the exchange. Suck it up...

about 6 months ago
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What If the Next Presidential Limo Was a Tesla?

worldthinker Re: Convenience of gasoline (330 comments)

Would an escape require more than 280 miles? And a typical Presidential entourage is like 30 cars.

about 6 months ago
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White House: Get ACA Insurance Coverage, Launch Start-Ups

worldthinker Re:I went back to corporate America because Obamac (578 comments)

I call BS on that... The ACA benefits are the same for all policies whether in the exchange or not. They are the minimum ALL policies must have. And about complaining about stuff you'll never use, you don't really understand how insurance works insurance do you?

As for me, I've signed up, paid for it and am receiving benefits from it. I had gone for 2 years without and could not get insurance back because of pre-existing conditions. Now, thanks to the ACA, I have it and I have services and deductibles comparable to what I had before plus the new ACA benefits. And the policy cost is about $120 LESS per month than what I was paying before . And there is the exchange subsidy on top of that.

about 6 months ago
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White House: Get ACA Insurance Coverage, Launch Start-Ups

worldthinker Re:I went back to corporate America because Obamac (578 comments)

The cost of insurance before "ObamaCare" was also "Insane" so quit blaming the high prices on the ACA. If anything, since the ACA was passed, the annual rate of insurance increases has slowed dramatically. The very fact that you can get a private health plan with no restrictions for pre-existing conditions - which most of us have in some form -- should be a cause for appreciation.

The long term effect will likely be that people in small business and small 1 person companies will indeed carry private individual plans. I like the prospect of not being tied to a job because of health insurance. I also like the prospect of not having to work 2 or more jobs just to be able to get it.

about 6 months ago
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Why Is US Broadband So Slow?

worldthinker Re:Municipal Fiber (513 comments)

Thanks, this is useful.

about 6 months ago

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T-Mobile's Massive DataCenter Upgrade

worldthinker worldthinker writes  |  more than 6 years ago

worldthinker (536300) writes "Last fall, T-Mobile's Bothell Washington Data Center was taken out by flooding which resulted in the outage of their main US website and the activations of new subscribers. In a bid to shore up their IT Infrastructure, T-Mobile has leased space in a Data Center development near Wenatchee Washington. This area in rural Eastern Washington has suddenly become home to a slew of data centers since the construction of a Microsoft Facility in East Wenatchee as well as a Google Facility in The Dalles Oregon. Proximity to the massive electrical grid of the Bonneville Power Administration was a major decision point in this area sprouting data centers."
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