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@ioconnor I agree. Most Libertarians consider themselves fiscally conservative and socially liberal.

8 months, 3 weeks ago on An Unscientific Pando Poll: How libertarian is the tech industry, really?


Let's add more cynicism to the debate, shall we? That always progresses society.

9 months ago on Meet the asshole behind San Francisco’s most assholeish billboard


The problem with the nomenclature is that it reduces the value on things that are truly smart. For instance, cars with auto pilot - or "smart cars" - are truly smart because they make their own decisions completely autonomous of human input (save for the destination and maybe not even that if you're synced with Google Calendar...). Smart TVs on the other hand do not - they just let you connect to the Internet. They don't do anything interesting with that connection except enabling you to do more shit. Truly smart things (like cars) enables you to do less. And that should be where the distinguish lies.

Nest Learning Thermostat (keyword 'learning') -> smart
Philips lightbulb that let's you turn it on from your phone -> not smart

1 year, 9 months ago on Let’s kill the word “smart”

Reply is supporting candidates based on their immigration views, not their Keystone pipeline views. Oh and speaking of Keystone views...

"And today, I'm directing my administration to cut through the red tape, break through the bureaucratic hurdles, and make this project [the Keystone Pipeline Phase III] a priority, to go ahead and get it done." ~Barack Obama, March 22nd, 2012

So any organization that advocated for Obama as a candidate should be ridiculed as well.


1 year, 11 months ago on How to put your money where’s mouth isn’t


Passion is emotion. And Elon is damn passionate.

2 years, 2 months ago on Elon Musk should stop whining and let his data do the talking


1. It's Governor Romney.


2. Fisker is a complete failure and everyone knows it. Governor Romney was just making a point that private money (like his, as you know, Bain Capital has offices in downtown Palo Alto) should be used for these initiatives and not public as it can easily be wasted (again see Fisker).

2 years, 5 months ago on Tesla Model S named the Motor Trend Car of the Year


Definitely not the first time they have trashed talked on stage. Tim Cook did so not too long ago with side by sides too and Steve always had great one liners for Microsoft.

2 years, 5 months ago on Three decades and over $500B later, Apple still fights like an underdog


And it's about time.

2 years, 6 months ago on Google said to be creating a “Nexus Call Center”


Haha you are ripping on Texas for wasteful spending. That's funny shit - check out the state you live in.

2 years, 9 months ago on Apple May Be Hiring in Texas, But It’s Not as Big a Deal as Rick Perry Thinks