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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

StikyPad Re:Are you kidding (803 comments)

I'm anti-masturbation for much the same reason. If 47 chromosomes are people, then so are 23! Menstruation is obviously murder as well! (Why else would it be so bloody?)

Come to think of it, I'm anti-not masturbating as well! Reabsorbing chromosomes is murder!! Oh, the humanity!

3 days ago

Girl's Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000

StikyPad Re:Honestly, it seems justified. (387 comments)

It does in the US. Parents aren't responsible for criminal activities of their children, and minors cannot engage in contracts. Don't know how things work in the UK, but it would seem there are differences.

about a month and a half ago

Stack Overflow Could Explain Toyota Vehicles' Unintended Acceleration

StikyPad Re:This is a case of manual override (664 comments)

I do not want my car grinding to a halt because the police are looking for some runaway or a bank was robbed.


about 2 months ago

ICE License-Plate Tracking Plan Withdrawn Amid Outcry About Privacy

StikyPad Re:No sir. (152 comments)

The difference between theory and practice is often much smaller in theory than in practice.

about 2 months ago

How Well Do Our Climate Models Match Our Observations?

StikyPad Re:China? (560 comments)

Wait, are you implying that some of these walls are missing and/or faulty?

about 2 months ago

Sony's Favorite Gadget Is Kinect

StikyPad Cruel Inversion (222 comments)

pushing a product on the public with the hope that it will be useful once we have it is a cruel inversion of how product adoption should be handled.

Nonsense. People buy a product like a game console speculating that they will get future use out of it. This doesn't always pan out, as many second and third-gen consoles can demonstrate quite well. You can certainly make the argument (and I believe the author has) that the XBone raises the risk too high, and that's a valid point, but the only inversion going on here is the one between reality and wishful thinking.

about 2 months ago

Killing Net Neutrality Could Be Good For You

StikyPad Re:Incentive to not carry data as well (361 comments)

Umm, no need to be alarmed (nervous laugh), but you may want to get that looked at. The, ah, propaganda bullshit sirens were explicitly designed to be installed outside of the head, and as you may notice, they are not going off as you read this.

about a month ago

200 Dolphins Await Slaughter In Japan's Taiji Cove

StikyPad Re:Everyone creates arbitrary lines (628 comments)

What's more cruel, caging chickens, or pricing food out of reach of the poor? While I acknowledge that it doesn't have to be a dichotomy, I would suggest that eliminating human starvation is a higher priority than deciding whether chickens are sad (but obviously not starving) and if so, how to remedy that.

about 3 months ago

Snapchat Update Addresses Security Hole

StikyPad Caveat (58 comments)

...adding that emails sent to that address would be deleted after 10 seconds.

about 3 months ago

How the Dark Lord of the Internet Made His Fortunes

StikyPad Re:Let me guess (60 comments)

The government doesn't so much want to eliminate corruption as much as they want a cut of it.

about 4 months ago

PC Makers Plan Rebellion Against Microsoft At CES

StikyPad Re: Ugh (564 comments)

Oh, Steve Ballmer... You're the king of semantics. That's so hot. When I think about you I touch my screen. Guess which side has a sweaty photo of you in it? Hint: both. Call me!

about 4 months ago

US Federal Judge Rules NSA Data Collection Legal

StikyPad Wrong question (511 comments)

The legal argument isn't one of efficacy; it's one of Constitutionality. It doesn't matter whether the program could have prevented 9/11 -- a lot of arguably unconstitutional actions could also have prevented 9/11 -- but whether the program follows the letter and spirit of the Fourth Amendment and related law. Does the government have an inherent right to know about any and all communications simply because they occur? The answer should be an obvious "no."

about 4 months ago

The Quest To Build Xbox One and PS4 Emulators

StikyPad Re:And if the companies make it available themselv (227 comments)

Different use cases. Palm didn't care because nobody was going to carry around a PC to emulate a handheld device. The utility of a PDA was as much in its form factor as anything else. Not so for game consoles.

about 4 months ago

Killing Cancer By Retraining the Patient's Immune System

StikyPad Re: fail! (175 comments)

I do not think that word means what you think it means.

about 4 months ago



Comcast to remove data cap, implement tiered pricing

StikyPad StikyPad writes  |  about 2 years ago

StikyPad (445176) writes "Comcast is reportedly removing its oft-maligned 250GB data cap, but don't get too excited. In what appears to be an effort to capitalize on Nielsen's Law, the Internet's version of Moore's Law, Comcast is introducing tiered data pricing. The plan is to include 300GB with the existing price of service, and charge $10 for every 50GB over that limit. As with current policy, Xfinity On Demand traffic will not count against data usage, which Comcast asserts is because the traffic is internal, not from the larger Internet. There has, however, been no indication that the same exemption would apply to any other internal traffic. AT&T and Time Warner have tried unsuccessfully to implement tiered pricing in the past, meeting with strong push back from customers and lawmakers alike. With people now accustomed to, if not comfortable with, tiered data plans on their smartphones, will the public be more receptive to tiered pricing on their wired Internet connections as well, or will they once again balk at a perceived bilking?"

How often do you clean your computer case?

StikyPad StikyPad writes  |  about 2 years ago

StikyPad (445176) writes "2+ times/week; Weekly; Monthly; Biennially; Yearly; Only when I install new components; What's this cleaning you speak of?; Just fin... oh wait, there's another spec of dust!"

Sony Lawsuits Targeting PS3 Jailbreak Authors

StikyPad StikyPad writes  |  more than 3 years ago

StikyPad (445176) writes "PS3News is reporting that Sony's latest legal salvo is targeting the creators of PS JailBreak, PSFreedom and PSGroove related PS3 hacks, citing numerous court documents (login required) for those interested.

From one of the documents: 'Having considered the Motion for Expedited Discovery of Plaintiff Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (oeSCEA) [...] the Court hereby grants SCEA’s Motion. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that [...] SCEA has leave to serve similarly targeted subpoenas or deposition notices to any other third party who SCEA learns may be involved in the distribution or sale of the oePS Jailbreak software, known as, for example, "PSGroove," "OpenPSJailbreak," and "PSFreedom," or who may have knowledge of the distribution or sale of this software.'"

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The Once and Future Clone

StikyPad StikyPad writes  |  more than 4 years ago

StikyPad (445176) writes "CNET has news that Mac clone maker Psystar is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company apparently has over $250,000US in debt, and states that it cannot turn a profit in the current economy. According to Cnet, "The Chapter 11 filing will temporarily suspend Apple's copyright infringement suit against Psystar, which is currently before the U.S. District Court of Northern California. But once the bankruptcy protection is sorted out, the copyright case will resume." Meanwhile PC Mag reports that, on the other side of the Atlantic two new clone companies are just getting started. Like PsyStar, FreedomPC and RussianMac promise to deliver PCs with the OS X preloaded. Unique to RussianMac is the MiniBook. The MiniBook is "guaranteed to 'correct work,' although the company notes that features like multitouch won't work.""


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