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Comment Re:but (Score 1) 105

This is a very good point! I'm watching documentaries on youtube. I had just thought I was missing the good programs on TV, but we got a new DVR that records everything from 8-11pm and there really is little on worth watching. Hollywood is making a lot of hay about losing money and blaming the pirates. I'm thinking hollywood is losing money because they aren't making anything people want to watch.

Comment Re:Illegal Software (Score 1) 105

I also hate the idea of software being illegal. What is illegal is the /use/ of software to get things you otherwise would pay for. I'll draw a parallel to guns. Guns (software) shouldn't be illegal. The use of guns / software to commit crime by a /person/ should be illegal. Alas it is easier to restrict access to the tangible thing than to circumvent human behavor.

Comment Re: Have they added DRM yet? (Score 2, Insightful) 303

Pop Singer? What is the sorcery you speak of? I thought they were /entertainers/. First and foremost, you have to been good looking, we can fix your voice. And if you aren't selling any songs, don't despair, "accidentally" release a sex tape.

You know the number one reason Vinyl sounds better that digital? Because the music was better when they were making vinyl.

Comment Re:About letting us choose everything? (Score 3, Informative) 156

Win10 has reset my preferences for HTML, PDF and JPG files across several updates. Additionally, it takes a LONG time to boot during these updates. I literally walked in to work one morning needing to send an email. After two reboots and logging in, waiting for Outlook to pop up, I finally gave up and composed my email on my phone. No sooner than I got outlook running, the O/S wanted ANOTHER reboot for another queued update.

Now look at this from the perspective of grandma and grandpa who just want to see the grandkids in email..... The IOS devices and even the android devices boot faster and when they do an update you don't even know it because all the apps stay where they were across the update.

And we wonder why Win10 is losing market share?????

Comment Re:Just those things? (Score 1) 143

The cynic in me says you are right.... I could care less about some things such as Kanye West, but because they can't filter on race, they advertiser will have to pay for my page view.

1)make a rule where you can't filter by race
2)tell marketers they have to pay for useless renderings of their content ....

Comment Re:Preferential voting (Score 1) 1081

Wish I had mod points today for this one..... preferential voting / STV, whatever you call it would be awesome. It would allow 3rd and 4th parties to slip in and flip the duopoly we presently endure in the USA.

Something I do get a kick out of is when people say that some random 3rd party under cut their candidate du jour. They assume that 100% of the third party voters would have voted for their candidate. This isn't true. Take the libertarian party... they want smaller government (attractive to republican voters) and legalization of many drugs (attractive to democrat voters). So I don't really think the 3rd party "spoiler effect" has much validity. The bigger problem is when the top two parties morph so much that they loose their base voters. As an example black people generally vote democrat, but the democrat party lately has started courting gay demographics. This has a negative affect on the black voters who then feel alienated from the party they once supported they stay home or vote 3rd party.

Comment Re:Typical (Score 1) 1368

Lincoln did not accept the secession declaration as the will of the people because the congressmen from the southern states said they were leaving the union. Pretty flimsy argument because we /are/ governed by representatives who speak /for/ the citizens. But alas, that only works when they want it to. The North went on to institute a draft and an income tax to pay for the war. With the exception of a few skirmishes outside of the southern states, the south did not seek to attack or invade the north. There's a reason we call it the "War of Northern Aggression". Even in Charleston SC Fort Sumter was provisioned with food after secession. It was only when the ship Western Star attempted to resupply arms to Fort Sumter that the SC Militia fired on them. But what do I know?

On balance I was very disappointed to read the confederate constitution and find that it actually forbade every abolishing slavery.

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