* Posts by TomG

19 posts • joined 8 Jan 2010

Dear racist Airbnb host, we've enrolled you in an Asian American studies course

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Re: Contrition

"Native Americans" are not native either. They migrated from Russia/China through Alaska.

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Linux 4.12 kernel lands: 'Go forth and use it' quoth Linus Torvalds

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Re: Cringe at the grammar though

I think it is a combination of predictive text, autofill and not reading what has been written before posting.

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So few use Windows Phone, Microsoft can't be bothered: Security app is iOS, Android only

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Previously had a Windows 8 phone that I used for several years. Dropped it and broke the screen. Replaced it with a Windows 10 phone. Bought another Windows 10 phone for my SO. We are both happy with the phones. We use them for talking, texting and a few apps. We don't put our lives on the phone. Maybe that is why we don't seem to have any problems.

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'Nobody's got to use the internet,' argues idiot congressman in row over ISP privacy rules

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Re: term linits

As a person with more than a few years experience working elections I can tell you that you definitely have the right to, and can vote for anyone you care to vote for. Your vote probably may not(and won't) count. You may be surprised how many votes Mickey Mouse gets in Presidential elections.

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Gloves on as Googler deposits foul zero-day on Kaspersky lawn

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This is 2017.

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Valley techies to protest outside Palantir – Trump adviser's creepy citizen database biz

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Re: But Trump said...

Everyone!

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User needed 40-minute lesson in turning it off and turning it on again

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Re: Can you hold down the power button

I am an American and I don't know what "top-up the jets" means. I am very familiar with automotive terms (American). Being American, I am guessing that when you say screenwash you are talking about the windshield washers. OOPS, I guess I should have said wind screen.

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Re: Can you hold down the power button

If this is your attitude towards customers you might as well give up, turn off the lights and go home.

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Bloody robots! 860k public sector jobs to be automated by 2030, say researchers

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Re: No jobs for those laid off

"If you made buggy whips and got laid off you did not get a job as an automotive engineer."

But possibly got a job as an assembly line worker, at a higher salary.

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Boffins find Earth's earliest Homo in Ethiopian hilltop

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Devil

trickery

Has anyone considered that the fossil was planted by Lucifer?

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US Congress in cash freeze bid to DERAIL global DNS handover

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Re: Really? Cite the objections at least

CONGRESS is the House of Representation AND the Senate. For a bill to become law, it must be passed (approved) by both houses of Congress and signed by the President. If the President vetoes the bill (disapproves) it goes back to the House of Representatives for reconsideration. The reconsidered bill then goes to the Senate. Where, if it is approved with a 2/3's vote of the members, it becomes law and the President's approval is not needed.

Congressional committees can be more accurately described as House committees and Senate committees.

All spending bills MUST arise in the House of Representatives.

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Activist supplied illegally obtained docs to DeSmogBlog

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Holmes

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Balance?

So, if you used a long enough time period there would be no warming or cooling?

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Climate models need revising: Droughts, heat waves not such a big deal

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Re: Re: You *are* biased

"They leave niches as species diw out, that eventually get re-occupeid by new species..".

Is this not a rather good description of evolution?

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UK will obey barmy Euro unisex-insurance rules from 2013

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Mr

"All insurance is a bet between you and the insurer on the odds of something happening."

No, insurance is not a bet. It is a sharing of risk among all participants in the pool with the insurance company collecting the premiums and paying the bills. For handling the paperwork, the insurance gets to charge a fee called profit.

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Amazon threatens Texas exit over tax bill

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Unhappy

nexus

Under Texas law, if the company has no nexus in Texas the company is not required to collected and remit sales tax.

When an entity files an application for a sales tax license they are required to put the address of the business on the application. If a mistake is made the tax can be sent to the wrong city.

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Republican reps push for mandatory gun ownership

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guess

Your guess is probably right. However, if someone is breaking into my house at 2 AM I don't think I want to wait 2 hours to get a gun.

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Paris Hilton

Why?

The difference being if you don't own a car you don't have to buy car insurance. To not buy health insurance you have to be dead. Obviously, you have a choice about buying car insurance. You don't have a choice about buying health insurance. Actually you do have a choice.However, you can buy a car later, you can not come back to life.

Paris because she may be able to do what medical science cannot do.

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Software re-sale restricted by US Court of Appeals

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cars

When you buy a used or new car you don't buy a license to use the car, it is your's. If you buy a used car (Ford) you may be offered an extended warranty, usually at a high price. And, Ford will fix certain defects on used cars because they want to maintain good customer relations and, in some cases, the federal government requires them to do the repair for safety considerations.

Perhaps if everyone stopped buying software under the lecensing agreement the software companies would change their terms and make it a sale.

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Mobiles protect against Alzheimer's

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Pirate

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Great, now you can get brain cancer and know when you have it!

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