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Facebook Will Let You Flag Content As 'False'

Bruinwar Re:Not good enough (224 comments)

Remember ElfBowling.exe?! It was one of those .exe's that all IT people just love their users executing. Yes this was a really long time ago & we were all having fun with it until that email came that said it was a VIRUS & would CRASH YOUR HARD DRIVE on XMAS DAY! I replied, with links & even the number to the software dev that made the game. Of course they had a message right off about the hoax when you called.

Even after all the proof that the game was harmless I overheard someone warning someone else to that it was a virus. I confronted him & he said "you don't know for sure it's not a virus". My point is, the people that post, send, promote these stupid hoaxes don't care if they are true or not. They believe & that is all that matters to them.

Side note, sanity prevailed & we removed all those cool little games. They were fun while they lasted. Snowcraft.exe! I've played that one (at home) not all that long ago. We had to stop playing Quake 2 during lunch around that same time.

5 days ago
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Beware Headlines Saying Chocolate Is Good For You

Bruinwar Re:dark chocolate hazelnut truffles (224 comments)

Is there any question of chocolate's benefits? I mean, really?

Jesus wept. Chocolate has been one of mankind's go-to pantydroppers for centuries. Some guys get beer goggles, I get chocolate goggles. Three truffles with >72% cocoa content and I'm yours for the asking.

True. But you make it sound like centuries are a long time.

about three weeks ago
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Beware Headlines Saying Chocolate Is Good For You

Bruinwar Re:surprise, surprise, surprise (224 comments)

How do you explain vegetables? They're good for you, but taste terrible.

Some actually like the taste of vegetables. However, you actually make a great point here. 10,000 years ago like bears, people ate mostly grubs, edible plants/fruits (nasty compared to what we get today). We lived on that crap & when lucky we got meat/honey to fatten us up to prepare for when there was little to nothing to gather. What we lived on as staples might be good for us but what really tastes great fattens us up to survive the winter.

about three weeks ago
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Finnish Bank OP Under Persistent DDoS Attack

Bruinwar Could be a customer (92 comments)

Could be a customer of the disgruntled kind. At least that was my first thought.

about three weeks ago
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Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low

Bruinwar Make better movies (400 comments)

Make better movies. Yep, that's it. Imagine. Better movies. I was standing in the cold in front of a Redbox just yesterday. I've not seen a movie in months & there was still nothing that I wanted to see. Just crap movies. They even had sequels of crap movies!

Good thing there are still writers writing new good books to read. Kina makes me wonder why we still have good writers & good actors, but they can't seem to make good movies.

about three weeks ago
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Comcast's Lobbyists Hand Out VIP Cards To Skip the Customer Service Wait

Bruinwar Would one of these cards... (131 comments)

Would one of these cards fix my billing errors? We just changed our service to a better & cheaper plan holding the "change to another provider club" over their head. It helps a little but we still pay too much IMO. They came in with the new X1 boxes with a new DVR & gateway & all installed by a typical cable guy. Internet lasted a few hours & started failing. I figured it was a bad box, went to a center & changed it out to a non-X1 gateway & it worked. 6 days later a new tech comes & adds a amplifier so the X1 box would work. Long story longer, they charged us for the installation & service call.

After a long talk with the CS guy, they promise to fix it on the next statement. Yeah OK, yep heard that before. Fucking Comcrap! My very long history of problems with them could fill a notebook. My current alternative is Uverse.... oh god no.

The new X1 UI? Comcrap finally updated their UI that was pretty much the same since the 1980s. It's shit, nothing like intuitive, but it's an improvement. I don't know who they get to design these things but they might wanna run it by some focus groups now & then to see how usable it is.

about a month ago
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Colorado Sued By Neighboring States Over Legal Pot

Bruinwar How long has the War on Drugs lasted? (484 comments)

Decades?

Trillions spent on it? And I can still go down the street & score. Why are people crossing into Colorado to score when Billy next door grows it? This really makes no sense.

Stressing their law enforcement resources my ass... Nebraska is making money on these busts, we know that. Now they want to double dip & get some of Colorado's tax windfall.

about a month ago
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Single Group Dominates Second Round of Anti Net-Neutrality Comment Submissions

Bruinwar Re:I'd expect Fawkes masks to start making stateme (218 comments)

Yep, my total cost of healthcare here went up by about 40% but not as a result of the ACA. My employer's raised it but not because their costs went up my 40%. They raised it because they could. We are a Fortune 500 company & are self-insured. Their costs did not rise by anything close to 40%. OH, the HR asshole brought up the ACA, hinting around about reasons why we got such a huge increase, but when I brought up current healthcare inflation, he had no straight answer.

about a month ago
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Single Group Dominates Second Round of Anti Net-Neutrality Comment Submissions

Bruinwar Re:I'd expect Fawkes masks to start making stateme (218 comments)

In the states, health insurance skyrocketed after obamacare forced insurance companies to carry high risk people as well as the 'rights' demanded by special interest 'social justice' groups that the rest of us must now pay for.

A fast search led me to factcheck.org where they disagree with you. Anecdotally I know of not one single case where this is true. Everyone I know got a better deal under Obamacare. Some stories are remarkable how much Obamacare helped them. This is personal experience only. But after a decade of alarming inflation of health care premiums, we are finally seeing it slow (4%).

The Affordable Care Act has it's problems. It could be fixed. But return to lifetime caps, dumping high risk clients, & no coverage for existing conditions, no thanks. & yes, we did have "skyrocketing premiums" regardless. Become a cancer survivor & your opinion will change.

about a month ago
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Warmer Pacific Ocean Could Release Millions of Tons of Methane

Bruinwar Re:What we actually Need is some Bloody Panic (329 comments)

Back in the real world, all the computer models completely failed to predict the last twenty years or so of nothing much happening. Just as the models that predicted a new ice age in the 70s completely failed to predict twenty years of warming.

What models? Computer models from the 70s? Citation please. Or did you mean the pop science in the media? It was never a real theory, it was entertainment.

about a month and a half ago
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Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

Bruinwar Re:Humans are supposed to be vegan (252 comments)

Killing a rabbit likely was done with the cooperation of a few people to corner it & hitting it in the head with a rock. Plus thanks to our sweat glands humans are the only creatures that can run for hours & hours in 90+ heat. That is how you catch an antelope! & hit in the head with a rock.

Yes, if that antelope was female & had milk, we consumed it.

about 2 months ago
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Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

Bruinwar Re:What about eggs... (252 comments)

Depends on who you ask. Those whom get there main income from Big Pharma will say eggs are bad. Others seem to be saying they are good. Still others are saying they are bad unless the are free range organic.

I say they are good! I just had three & they tasted delicious! They just happened to be organic as my wife bought them. Personally I would balk at the price & buy the factory eggs. But that makes her unhappy so I opt for the expensive ones. Happy wife=happy me.

about 2 months ago
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Internet Sales Tax Bill Dead In Congress

Bruinwar If they really want to help (257 comments)

If a state wants to actually help their local retail businesses, then they should eliminate sales tax.

about 2 months ago
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Big Data Knows When You Are About To Quit Your Job

Bruinwar Re:I've worked at a Fortune 50 for the last 2 year (185 comments)

I've done the same thing to Comcast/Uverse/WideOpenWest lots of times for the last ten years. They never take me seriously until I call for the disconnect! TOO LATE! The new service is installed. Damn I am happy to have three providers!

about 3 months ago
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Colleges Face New 'Gainful Employment' Regulations For Student Loans

Bruinwar Missing the point (331 comments)

It seems that most are missing the point here. It's not just student loans, it's GI Bill money & other grants going to waste on bullshit colleges/trade schools. The potential student is sucked in by the intense marketing (ITT Tech & be a GAME DESIGNER!!) & goes to see the sales person...(counselor) & they hard sell them on some useless program & set up all the financing for them. Just sign here...!!!! RTFA

Quite often jobs listings actually specify bachelors degree from an accredited college. Phoenix University degrees SUCK! A waste of all our money, not just student loans.

about 3 months ago
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The Raid-Proof Hosting Technology Behind 'The Pirate Bay'

Bruinwar Re:They deserve praise (144 comments)

Don't get me wrong, I hate the MAFIAA as much as the next guy, but people seem to forget about following the money.

Music is one beast that can thrive from independant distribution and marketing. It's relatively cheap to build your own recording studio and make a name for yourself on facebook.

Movies on the other hand, do take years and millions to make. The money comes up-front from a studio and the studio hopes (expects?) to make money off of ticket sales, merchandise, DVD/Blu-Ray, etc... Yes, there are independant film makers out there, but without those box-office sales, we wouldn't have Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, or a slew of the other CGI-dependant movies with big-name actors/actresses.

Would anybody mind sharing how we can get to this eutopian world where every multi-billion dollar produced movie can be made free to the unwashed masses? It's not like a movie can tour the countryside and get money from concert sales...

Make a kick-ass movie, I will likely buy a ticket. Make a decent movie, one that I really want to see but not at current ticket prices, I will wait for it a while. But not forever. If it does not show up on Netflix I might rent it, burn it, then watch it at my convenience, then toss the disk. If I really want to see it & missed it at the flicks due to time constraints, I will download it. If the entertainment industry wants me to pay, make it convenient, let me watch it how & when I want to, & keep the price point reasonable. $6.99 for On Demand is too much as I can rent it for less. They can make money this way, but they might have to let go of their old business models.

about 4 months ago
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German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

Bruinwar Re:define "customer" (290 comments)

from what i understand of the definition of "customer", a "customer" means "someone who is paying for a service". here, there's no payment involved, therefore there is no contract of sale. i would imagine that it's fairly safe to say that we're most definitely *not* quotes customers of google quotes.

if on the other hand these individuals are actually _paying_ google for service and are not receiving a response, _then_ i could understand.

Google Play Music. $9.99 a month. I'm sure some people, including Germans, pay for it.

about 4 months ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Bruinwar Re:plants (588 comments)

2 million+ years of eating animal products & suddenly it's bad for us. As bad a tobacco! You are lumping all animal products with factory produced food. Organic, grass fed, wild meats/fats are not at all the same thing.

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Surface Drowning?

Bruinwar Re:Love my Pro (337 comments)

Actually I do go to work... just not working from home after hours/weekends in the summer. Little to no gaming. Believe it or not, I actually go outside. And do stuff.

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Surface Drowning?

Bruinwar Re:Love my Pro (337 comments)

Funny how giving a positive review of my Surface Pro gets modded -1 troll.

about 5 months ago

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From saveigoogle.org

Bruinwar Bruinwar writes  |  about a year ago

Bruinwar (1034968) writes "For those of us who been dragging our feet finding an alternative start page to iGoogle, today we got hit with a dialog bomb: "iGoogle will be shutting down in 31 days". It goes on to tell you to back up any data you have stored there.
This appears to have caused a significantly reduced response times at sites offering iGoogle replacements."

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