That commercial was pretty fucking normal.
That commercial was pretty fucking normal.
The pervasiveness of advertising as a popular culture meme boggles my fucking mind. Why people mark this shit worth viewing is incomprehensible. Aren't we all already inundated with ads enough these days that we don't need to shove them down each others throats voluntarily?
There is absolutely ZERO data that suggests that you are right Shandooga. Try doing even a modicum of research. Android owns 52.1% - 68.1% of the marketshare, depending on the metrics, compared with iOS's 16.9% - 34.3%. As a OEM, Apple has 17.1% of the market, versus Samsung's 25.7% and LG's 18.2%. While iOS does access the internet at a higher rate than Android and other competing OS's, I am not sure how you can argue that proves any dominance in the smartphone market, especially considering that over half of the internet access made by iOS devices is made from iPads rather than iPhones. Besides, what does having the iOS that accesses the internet more really prove, other than Apple users are more likely to be obsessed with social media and their goddamn Instagram hipster craze.
In no reasonable measure does apple own anything but a crown for the most hyperbolic speech by fan boys (and girls, of course).
Full disclosure: This is coming from someone that doesn't own a cellphone, period. Furthermore, I have never actually owned a cellphone or had any interest in it as I have no need to be chained to the social world 24/7/365 to prove my worth as a human being. What does that mean for you? Simple: I have no dog in this fight. Therefore, no bullshit "You are just a Android fan boy!!!111!" rants are going to so much as catch my attention. Unfortunately, for you, you will have to try harder then resorting to the infamous "Apple is the best. Haters gonna hate." mantras that Apple fan boys and girls shout at the top of their ironic, hipster lungs to have any chance of swaying my stance from cold, hard facts.
Normally I would just thumbs this shit down and move on, but then I created Mamer. All right website, you win. Combine Pokemon 67 or 68 with 88. Machop (66) works too, but not nearly as entertaining as 67 or, especially, 68.
The reason that you subsidize the solar power industry is for the exact reason you mention Carl-001 - because it is not profitable. However, what you fail to mention is that there is no reason to believe that with proper development and investment in the market, including subsidies, that technology will not develop which allows it to be profitable on its own without subsidies. The real problem is that without such investments in the development of alternative, renewable energy sources, such as solar, the development of alternative energy sources is stunted, thus we lose any chance to discover the true potential of solar power.
The true difference between your two examples is that one industry is being propped up needlessly, while the other is in its infancy, but has, given everything that we have seen, major potential if we can get investment into developing the technology. This is where subsidies can shine. Using the to prop up large corporations that are consistently setting record-breaking profits is doing no one any good, and it certainly isn't doing anything to keep prices at the pump down.
As to grimmjack66 - nice straw man argument. Who is taking about powering 747s or Aircraft carriers with solar power in the near future? We are talking about powering more basic, non-mobile electricity needs, such as homes. That being said, there is no reason to believe that technology could not be developed that harnesses solar energy to the means you seem to want to measure its current capabilities too - who knows what is possible in 100 years, and we will never know if we don't start investing in these new technologies. We do know, however, that fuel is not an infinite supply, so unless your solution is to burn fossil fuels/natural gases until they are gone and then immediately ram society into a post electricity steam-punk era, you might start thinking outside of the box about how to develop alternative sources of energy.
The only thing that forcing dependence on fossil fuels does is assure us that we will not be prepared to move forward when the time comes where we cannot secure access to future fossil fuels, whether by loss of access or depletion of resources. Yes, that will not likely happen in your lifetime, but that is no reason to be so blindsided by traditionalist thought that you cannot see the benefits of progress.
Are you all fucking kidding me? The ACS is a useful tool to determine demographic and economic trends... you know, information that is needed to understand the trends of the economy and the U.S. population so as to govern them more efficiently. Besides, I am willing to bet that the vast majority of you are posting 95% of the the information found in the ACS freely on the internet of your own volition - Facebook anyone? If the government wanted this information for malign purposes it doesn't need the ACS to get it.
The argument presented by the image is counter-productive. Rather than villainize individuals that benefited from a broken system, it is the system itself that should be villainized. Making villains of individuals will never solve systematic, ideological problems. Fuck this us versus them, 99% versus 1% mental mindfuck - that is a gross oversimplification of the problem.
I don't give a rats ass if it is from deviantart or not, it isn't funny.
The image is great, but the automatic music is an immediate turn off for me.
Do any of you read anymore, I mean really read, let alone follow links to sources. If you had, maybe you would have caught the line:
"...there has been a 26% decrease in the ratio of package-to-product used."
For those of us that read and understand statistics and ratios, this clearly means that less packaging is being used to hold the about the same amount of cereal, or, more likely, the exact same amount. Have any of you actually looked at the lining package inside a box of cereal and noticed how much empty space there was in that bag? Don't you think that the bag size can be reduced to get rid of that wasted space, thereby resulting in a smaller liner that results in less packaging holding the same, exact amount of cereal? Goddamn, I tend to be pessimistic, especially when it comes to corporations, but some of you conspiracy theorist naysayers put my ass to shame.
And to hell with you all-or-nothing mental midgets. If anything should have been taught to you in your history classes, it was this: human progress, especially positive progress, is slow, but if you wait for everything to be the way you envision it to be before moving forward, absolutely NO progress will be made. Human evolution, both physical and social, is a series of steps, not an overnight transformation. Stop being so fucking extreme and maybe you can enact more positive change in the world.
I am far from a corporate defender/hero, but, jesus, some of the people on this side of the fence are just as crazy as Dick Cheney is on the other side of the fence. And I am not talking political party lines either, as I would no more identify democrat than I would ever identify republican. Two sides of the same coin, but don't get me started there...
It cracks me up that this is labeled liberal politics...
At first I was unimpressed, but then I inexplicably started laughing; thumbs up on that account.
Jacob is a pedophile? They are ALL pedophiles. Edward is what, 3,000 years old or so (I don't know exactly...can't say I have been desperate enough to read the books) and has fallen in love with a teenage high school kid. The whole series was pedophilia from the start.
This sounds horribly slanted from the onset. I am no blind defender of law enforcement, but I'd bet dollars to donuts (ha ha...ughhh) that the blogger is also the lawyer of the women in question, especially considering the blog is authored by a law office. The statement at the end in the "editor's notes" ("All of the alleged facts discussed in this article have been taken directly from the court documents filed in this case") could also have been substantiated by the actual documents considering they are no doubt public record, but I suspect that this did not happen because they would also contain the other side of the story. The supposed political leanings of the officer are also a little disconcerting. General biases against law enforcement frame them as being right leaning, rather than left, politically, making the left-leaning statements of the officer seem a bit strange, especially considering his supposed over zealousness to defend the country against terrorists, which is an action that some generally attribute to a right-wing bias rather than left. It all leads to a pretty undeniable sense of cognitive dissonance.Taken as a whole, the article seems to be quite purposely stretching the truth, hiding facts, and outright lying, to try and incite a sense of outrage amongst its readers.
This has got to be one of the most stupid fucking things I have seen while using Stumbleupon, and that is saying a lot considering the infinite number of web comics I stumble on in a 1 minute period.
Morbid and depressing. Makes me want to stay away from the game rather than play it, so it failed miserably. And no, I am not against violence in video games and play zombie apocalypse games frequently.
Luddepop is right. Chavez? A dictator? Nope. Otherwise, it is a good commentary.
Pretty fun article, though one thing was glaringly wrong:
From the page: Hah. And, though sports owners are always looking for more ways to make money, it's doubtful that the World Series would be extended to Best out 9, which is what it would need to be for the Cubs to win in 5.
Actually, the Cubs can easily win in five in a best of seven - namely 4 games to 1. I don't remember the movie well enough to remember the actual wording, but if it was "win in 5" than it is perfectly possible to win in 5 games in the current best of 7 format.
Ugh... thumbing up your own site? Besides, who is this article/whatever supposed to be entertaining? Your family might enjoy it, but the rest of us have no connection to this whatsoever.
8 tons of gold... Do you really think they would be stupid enough to announce the potential find BEFORE they actually found it if 8 tons of Mayan gold were truly out there, risking losing it to looters? Come on... If I thought for a moment this were real I'd have my ass on a plane out there myself.