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Forensic Experts Say Screams Were Not Zimmerman's

LBArrettAnderson Re:So what? (1046 comments)

The point is that the story *adds up.* There is no evidence at this point that his story is false.

more than 2 years ago
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Forensic Experts Say Screams Were Not Zimmerman's

LBArrettAnderson Re:So what? (1046 comments)

Zimmerman has a wound on the back of his head. How do you think that got there? A warning punch on the shoulder?

more than 2 years ago
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Forensic Experts Say Screams Were Not Zimmerman's

LBArrettAnderson Re:So what? (1046 comments)

Are you seriously suggesting that shooting and killing someone is a crime 100% of the time? What is the evidence that it wasn't self-defense? There is evidence that it WAS self-defense, so please take me through the evidence that it wasn't.

more than 2 years ago
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Forensic Experts Say Screams Were Not Zimmerman's

LBArrettAnderson Re:So what? (1046 comments)

Oh brother...

Detaining someone without evidence against them is just that--an act that deprives them of their natural rights. He was taken into custody (handcuffed, no less!), questioned, and released when his story added up. This whole story got attention because the media led everyone to believe that that never happened. Now the guy is legitimately fearing for his life, all thanks to the liberal media (but wait, I thought conservatives were the ones who incite violence... funny that they are the ones defending a democrat).

more than 2 years ago
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Forensic Experts Say Screams Were Not Zimmerman's

LBArrettAnderson Re:So what? (1046 comments)

So according to you, there is a law that states that you are only allowed to defend yourself if your injuries warrant being taken to the ER? I would love to see a link for that! The fact that he has ANY injury means that his story adds up.

more than 2 years ago
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Forensic Experts Say Screams Were Not Zimmerman's

LBArrettAnderson Re:So what? (1046 comments)

Easy to understand, but an incredibly stupid (and wrong) statement.

more than 2 years ago
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Forensic Experts Say Screams Were Not Zimmerman's

LBArrettAnderson Re:So what? (1046 comments)

Do we know that? Based on a random low-quality video, in which there actually *is* evidence of an injury on the back of his head?

more than 2 years ago
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Western Digital's Hitachi Storage Takeover Approved With Restrictions

LBArrettAnderson Re:Somehow this makes the sale fair? (156 comments)

WD makes the best drives I have ever used. I have about 20 of them in a server environment, and as of yet have not needed to use the 5 year warranty on any of them. RE3/4s are fantastic drives. As are VelociRaptors. Yes, they also have some crappier drives (caviar greens, for example), but you get what you pay for.

more than 2 years ago
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Rearview Car Cameras Likely Mandated By 2014

LBArrettAnderson Cons? (652 comments)

I tend to ignore the camera when I back up in a car with one (my mom's, which I've only driven a couple times). Do any of you who have one find yourself relying on it over actually looking over your shoulder? I imagine there are a lot of things happening (especially to the side of your car, like cars driving perpendicular to yours in a parking lot) that wouldn't always get shown, even with a field of view close-ish to 180 degrees.

more than 2 years ago
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Suggestions For Music Hosting?

LBArrettAnderson Re:If you want a baseline (225 comments)

Came in here to say this. My current datacenter charges exactly what the poster said ($100/mbps 95th percentile (but slightly cheaper in bulk) or 50 cents per GB, whichever plan I choose). So I did research for some ISPs that I could connect to. I came across Cogent, which is *incredibly* cheap. They quoted me something like $350/month for a 50mbps pipe (unmetered). Unfortunately I'd have to move to a new datacenter to use them, but they do seem to have a fiber presence in a lot of major city datacenters. I have heard reports of some sketchiness with them, but nothing concrete, and mainly from competing ISPs. I bet their uptime and reliability is probably good enough for the poster's needs.

more than 2 years ago
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Are Rich People Less Moral?

LBArrettAnderson Re:I can only use my Father as an example (1040 comments)

Or maybe he took care of all of it so you guys wouldn't have to pay for it? What are you so bitter about that makes you interpret everything he did as some way to screw you over?

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Announces Most Profitable Quarter in History

LBArrettAnderson Re:Bubble? (761 comments)

I love this "the masses think" remark, because it exposes your elitism as well as lack of touch.
 
And the rest of your comment demonstrates your own elitism and lack of touch. Seriously, read your own comment. Since you don't use an optical drive, it's archaic? Since you're more productive with OSX, everyone else is as well? (I regularly use both OS X and Windows, by the way, and I'm far more productive on Windows).

more than 2 years ago
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Ebert: I'll Tell You Why Movie Revenue Is Dropping

LBArrettAnderson Re:Lose the Popcorn (865 comments)

Are you sure you aren't thinking of blowing/popping bubbles? Snapping gum seems to have only gained steam about a decade ago, and has only gotten more popular.

more than 2 years ago
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Ebert: I'll Tell You Why Movie Revenue Is Dropping

LBArrettAnderson Re:Lose the Popcorn (865 comments)

If people laughed the same way they ate popcorn (at random intervals from 2 seconds to a minute, for as long as their popcorn/lungs last, and independently of everyone else in the audience, having nothing to do with anything happening on screen), I'm pretty sure you wouldn't like it either.
 
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It'd be like someone with a really bad cough... and sitting right behind you (I hope it goes without saying that if you have an uncontrollable cough, you shouldn't be in a movie theater (even if you ignore the disease spreading part of it)).

more than 2 years ago
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Ebert: I'll Tell You Why Movie Revenue Is Dropping

LBArrettAnderson Re:Lose the Popcorn (865 comments)

Agreed. If people are able to do that I'm all for popcorn. This is why I generally only go to movies that I know are filled with action and long, loud sequences.

more than 2 years ago
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Ebert: I'll Tell You Why Movie Revenue Is Dropping

LBArrettAnderson Re:Lose the Popcorn (865 comments)

Just to further explain this, since most people tend to laugh at this pet peeve of mine:
 
I may be biased, but honestly, how would you like it if I sat directly behind you at a movie, and snapped my fingers or clapped my hands every few seconds during the entire film? Popcorn makes more noise than finger snapping, and nearly as much as hand clapping (of course depending on the eater). Sure, most people are able to ignore it since it's acceptable in our society, but in my opinion that doesn't justify it. Movie theaters are set up to give the highest quality of sound and image. Why is it acceptable to drown out the sound with your eating? Why is chomping on popcorn acceptable while snapping my fingers is not?
 
(And don't even get me started on this fad of gum snapping. That drives me crazy. And people don't even realize they're doing it (movie theatres, testing centers, classrooms, work--and it's *louder* than hand clapping)).

more than 2 years ago
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Ebert: I'll Tell You Why Movie Revenue Is Dropping

LBArrettAnderson Lose the Popcorn (865 comments)

The *only* reason that I hate movie theatres is that there are always dozens of people around me who do not know how to eat quietly. Close your mouth before you start chewing (that includes the first chomp). Learn how to grab popcorn without ruffling your hand around for 2 minutes (better yet, lose the popcorn all together! Let's find a quieter food to associate with movies!)

more than 2 years ago
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No Tab Relocation Coming For Chrome

LBArrettAnderson Re:It's still there (574 comments)

Do you think Google doesn't know that? How can you read the summary and think that that's Google's official reason for closing the thread? That was commentary in the slashdot summary. The point was not to silence the dissent, but to say "we made a decision. And it's final, so don't try to convince us to change our minds." Have you ever looked in the Chrome options/preferences menus? They are so simple. The decision was probably made to keep them simple. Having another option would also add bloat to a very streamlined browser.

about 3 years ago
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Apple's Siri As Revolutionary As the Mac?

LBArrettAnderson Re:Purely out of curiosity (692 comments)

I'm sure apple is just the first to do this,
 
RDF. Apple is not the first, nor even close to it. Did Apple also invent the cell phone in your world?

about 3 years ago
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Feds Call Full-Tilt Poker a 'Global Ponzi Scheme'

LBArrettAnderson Re:And ... you lose. (436 comments)

Just repeatedly asserting that corporations pay taxes on money they use (to raise the value of their stock price) has been repeatedly pointed out as wrong
 
Hahaha. You realize you're wrong, so you have a fit and say you're leaving. You just changed your argument entirely. Money reinvested is not the same as money used. In your previous post you tried to claim that companies like Apple, that do not give dividends, do not pay income tax, which is clear proof that *you* have no idea how corporate income tax works. Do you know *why* money *used* (we'll go with your changed argument now) raises the value of a company? It's because companies use money to make more money! If a company decided to invest a billion dollars in something that investors saw no value in, it would *not* raise the stock price!

about 3 years ago

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