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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

ThisIsAnonymous Re:Tip of the iceberg (669 comments)

There's actually a lot of potentional scientific correct stuff in the Bible

Uh...so what? There's probably more scientifically correct stuff in Star Trek...does that tell us anything about God, the big bang, or anything else for that matter...

about 3 months ago

Netflix To Charge More For 4K Video

ThisIsAnonymous Re: Understandable. (158 comments)

From what I've read elsewhere, streams are roughly 15 Mbps... which is pretty pathetic. Most blurays at 1080p are anywhere from 20 Mbps to 40 Mbps. I target my 1080p rips at 15 Mbps. If you have a small screen, then that bitrate will probably suffice but on 70 inches or more, that's too low. I've got a 106 inch setup and 4k at that bitrate looks bad. I plan on testing the Netflix streams later and I'll try to get some real world results.

about 4 months ago

Why India's Mars Probe Was So Cheap

ThisIsAnonymous Re:I'm gonna go with (200 comments)

Maybe this sort of thing varies by location. My wife and I lived in a fairly rural area two years ago and our house was robbed. Our local police showed up immediately and they were very thorough to the point that I thought it was comical. Nothing that was taken was that high dollar or important. Also, the detective in charge of our case came back to the house three times to personally give me an update on what they had found. I got the feeling that the local cops were bored. Anyway, I think location really makes a difference in how the police treat these sort of crimes.

about 4 months ago

Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

ThisIsAnonymous Re:This isn't scaremongering. (494 comments)

North Dakota and South Dakota are already split...they are entirely distinct states with their own taxes, governors, state laws etc.

about 4 months ago

Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

ThisIsAnonymous Re:Why do you want pieces of plastic (354 comments)

"Yes, there are movies out there like that"...

You make it sound as if this is the exception...I just checked these films on canistream.it and none of these are on Netflix instant as far as I could see.
American Hustle
12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
The Wolf of Wall Street

That's most of the Best Picture nominations from this year (I think I left out two). Maybe canistream.it is wrong or not updated but if it is accurate, I think that is pretty pathetic. Netflix doesn't have most of the Oscar Best Picture Noms...seriously? Can someone with Netflix Instant check that. I've been using the disc service for years and I thought the Instant was catching up. Is it that off?

about 6 months ago

Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

ThisIsAnonymous 80 GB of images... (349 comments)

That's a lot of image in one day...so I'll assume we mean high resolution porn images...

about 7 months ago

Controversial TSA Nudie X-Ray Machines Sent To Prisons

ThisIsAnonymous Re:When you go to prison (108 comments)

I think your Not list makes sense other than on Privacy. I don't see how we could imprison anyone without the loss of privacy. The very act of locking someone up would seem to involve some type of monitoring (so you know if they are actually locked up) which in turn means they lose some of their privacy (since you know where they are at all times).

about 8 months ago

Saturn's Moon Enceladus Has Underground Ocean

ThisIsAnonymous Re:In a perfect world (51 comments)

It really depends on what is found. If we found some sort of basic or animal life, then it very well could impact people's religious views. Is it going to change my parent's minds? Of course not. They are 60+ and so fundamentally tuned that they would explain it away but for the younger generations that are already leaving churches, abandoning formal religion etc., it would probably play a role in altering the religious landscape. If we found intelligent life that we could communicate with, that would be a completely different matter. Imagine that these beings have such advanced medicine that they can somehow revive someone that has died or instantly cure the most advanced cancer we know of or create life. At that point, some people might say they are the "God" we've always worshiped but what are we going to say when they deny that and tell us that it is their science etc. that has given them those abilities...

about 10 months ago

Are DVDs Inconvenient On Purpose?

ThisIsAnonymous What exactly is inconvenient about a DVD or BR? (490 comments)

It MIGHT be inconvenient to have to drive to the store to purchase a disc but when discs are arriving in the mail, I don't see how this could be considered inconvenient. You seriously can't walk to your mailbox, walk to the DVD player and put the freaking disc in, and then walk back to your couch?

about 10 months ago

Religion Is Good For Your Brain

ThisIsAnonymous True? (529 comments)

And somehow that makes religious claims true? Reading Game of Thrones is very enjoyable for me but I've never demanded anyone start a real war for Cersei's fictional c***.

about 10 months ago

Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost

ThisIsAnonymous Re:Lots of false threats this year... (723 comments)

Yeah. This is very much true. Normally if there is the threat of snow, people rush the grocery stores to buy milk, bread etc. Even if the weather reports says it will be half an inch and gone the next day, it is still the same thing. The interesting thing is that even if you have lived in a snowy region and you know that you probably shouldn't panic for such a minor amount, you can still get caught up in this cycle. My parents are from Michigan originally (lived there for 30 years) and they have been living in North Georgia for around 30 years now -- they usually head to the store as well. The problem is, if you don't also rush to the store with everyone else, then there's a good chance you might not be able to get anything that you need from a grocery store for several days even after the snow is gone. So in the end, even people that aren't really worried, or people not in an area that is supposed to get snow, end up going out on the roads because they are worried that they might not be able to get any food supplies...

about a year ago

Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost

ThisIsAnonymous Lots of false threats this year... (723 comments)

I live here in Atlanta. I work from home and I convinced my wife to stay at home (she's 7 months pregnant). So we didn't have to deal with the mess. One thing I would note though, there were probably 3 times in the last month where we were told we would have snow and it never happened. I think that might have made people feel like this was another false threat.

about a year ago

Is the Porsche Carrera GT Too Dangerous?

ThisIsAnonymous Ban it? (961 comments)

Can't we just ban this thing already? Nobody should own it...I've also heard it can be used to transport untraceable/undetectable firearms, it has a built in bitcoin wallet, and a drug smuggling compartment right next to the NOS or whatever they are always using in the movie. In other words, this thing isn't safe for anyone.

about a year ago

Ancient Flood Channels Cut Deep Into Mars

ThisIsAnonymous Global flood? (46 comments)

So there was a global, world wide flood? It was just on another world...you would think the bible would have mentioned that.

about 2 years ago

Details of Initial "Disc to Digital" Program Emerge

ThisIsAnonymous Digital access... (201 comments)

Paying to gaining digital access to something that you already own in a digital format and already have digital access to is pretty ridiculous...If you mean paying for online access, well that is another thing. That being said, since you already own a digital copy on DVD, you should be able to make your own digital copies that you can play on your PC, iPhone etc. Of course, that requires a little more intelligence of the customer and our legal system. I don't see either of those changing.

more than 2 years ago

The eBook Backlash

ThisIsAnonymous Dedicated devices... (418 comments)

This is really just an example of dedicated devices outperforming multifunction devices. An actual physical book is a highly dedicated reading device (no battery etc.) for a single text. The Kindle basic is a mostly dedicated reading device. The iPad on the other hand is a multifunction computer. I'm not surprised that the most dedicated devices perform the best. That doesn't mean ebooks are dead. It just means a device with one very specific goal, such as a physical book, might provide a better experience that a multifunction device such as the iPad. The Kindle basic has just the right amount of technology to improve the basic reading experience without being intrusive.

more than 2 years ago

Tennessee Bill Helps Teachers Challenge Evolution

ThisIsAnonymous Re:Nice! (735 comments)

Actually, this is a great example of why creationism is not a science. It can never supply any real answers. All it can supply is, "God did it. I believe it. End of story."

more than 3 years ago

Privacy Flaws In Chatroulette Expose Users

ThisIsAnonymous gaping privacy holes? (101 comments)

gaping privacy holes

Why would that phrase ever be used when discussing Chatroulette.

more than 4 years ago

Massachusetts Bids To Restrict Internet Indecency

ThisIsAnonymous Normal or Perverted? (214 comments)

Sexual intercourse is simulated when it depicts explicit sexual intercourse which gives the appearance of the consummation of sexual intercourse, normal or perverted.

The bold emphasis is mine. That seems awful vague? Why didn't they try to define perverted? Why didn't they just put: "missionary, not enjoyable to either party, no condom, and must result in the production of offspring."

more than 4 years ago


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