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Comment Re:Microsoft... (Score 1) 291

Yeah, so the general consensus seems to be that it's MS' fault.

I think it's a problem in Ford's corporate-culture... Just like Samsung, it may be difficult-to-impossible to criticize anything based on the possible loss of one's job.

Regardless, someone's gonna get the pink slip.

Comment Re:Maybe (Score 1) 84

The real problem is greed. You gotta 'keep up with the Jones,' else you're gonna look like a caveman... so go buy all those gadgets now that you have your 2.5 SUVs and .5 Hawaiian bungalow.

Dumb parents just get their kids whatever new device they want –and whatever device they 'think' they need. Then their kids grow up with less imagination and poorer eyesight. Rinse/Repeat.

Steve Jobs was a low-tech parent and there was a reason behind it... he may have been an assh*le, but he wasn't dumb.

Comment Re:The Googleplex is the Surveillance State (Score 1) 61

"Asked about plans to release the national security letter, a Google spokesperson told The Intercept it will release it, though it wouldn't say when or in what form it will do so."

There's this really nifty thing called a Google Doodle... PUT IT THERE!

Transparent and Google are almost contradictory, nowadays.

Comment Round 1, begin (Score -1, Flamebait) 130

Basically, from what I can see, this is a 'gentle' way of telling Russia to stop backing the Syrian regime so Europe and the Middle East can deal with the influx of refugees.

Anything less-gentle would be the closing all accounts of Russian oligarchs and the beginning of sanctions. I'm not sure why it never happened after Russia annexed Crimea and gave missiles capable of blowing up airplanes (like the Dutch one) to Ukraine-separatists.

Comment Re:but - (Score 1) 220

Viral, huh? Exaggerate, huh? So you say you want something dramatic, eh?

Well, here you go.. and, BTW, this isn't a debate on whether global warming is man-made or real or not --this is actual animal death caused by actual human activity. There is no debate that human's trash, crop runoff, and effluent is killing the ocean.

It was bizarre to see that much garbage in what should be pristine ocean."

'BIZARRE' isn't the word I'd use. More like DISGUSTING and SAD.

How a DVD Case Killed a Whale


One fact that left me horrified and speechless... nearly 1/4 of the Great Barrier Reef underwent severe bleaching (coral death) this year.

Not to mention the ~ 200 underwater dead zones. After the Deepwater Horizon, almost all of the gulf is now a dead zone.

Do you know why they're 'toxic' algae blooms? Algae makes a biotoxin called domoic acid that causes:

vomiting, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal cramps within 24 hours of ingestion, headache, dizziness, confusion, disorientation, loss of short-term memory, motor weakness, seizures, profuse respiratory secretions, cardiac arrhythmias, coma, and possible death

The earth's oceans account for nearly 80 percent of breathable-oxygen. Kill the ocean and we ALL die.

How about them apples??

Comment Re: NO buts - kill the ocean and we ALL die. (Score 1) 220

To get an article published and make it go viral, you have to exaggerate and conjure an image of something visually dramatic.

OK, how about this? Chris says that he didn't touch anything... he only took pictures. I believe him.

"It was bizarre to see that much garbage in what should be pristine ocean."

Bizarre...? Hmmm. Not the word I'd use... more like DISGUSTING!

How a DVD Case Killed a Whale


And the recent survey of the largest coral bleaching took out almost 1/4 of the Great Barrier Reef.

There's too much illness to report.. too many deaths from debris, bycatch, and overfishing, not to mention ~ 200 dead zones around the world.

There's NO distortion, rather there's no reporting of this in mainstream media. Obviously.

Kill the ocean and we ALL die. Forests barely make 20 percent of breathable oxygen.

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