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Star Trek Continues Kickstarter 2.0

WillyWanker Re:Gotta disagree strongly . . . (106 comments)

Didn't get the lighting and camera right? Are you fucking shitting me? I'm sorry, but you have no idea what you're talking about. Either that or you work for Continues.

4 days ago
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Star Trek Continues Kickstarter 2.0

WillyWanker Re:Gotta disagree strongly . . . (106 comments)

Go watch Mind-Sifter on YouTube and compare it to any of ST-C's episodes. The difference is like night and day.

5 days ago
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Star Trek Continues Kickstarter 2.0

WillyWanker Re:Gotta disagree strongly . . . (106 comments)

Have you seen Mind-Sifter? ST-C looks good until you compare it to New Voyages, and then you realize that it's not really all that great after all. And sure ST-C had Lou Ferrigno and Michael Forest, but New Voyages has had Walter Koenig, George Takei, and Denise Crosby. They also don't violate established canon like ST-C does.

5 days ago
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Star Trek Continues Kickstarter 2.0

WillyWanker Re:So how are they (106 comments)

Star Trek New Voyages/Phase II is far better. And they just released their latest episode Mind-Sifter in December.

5 days ago
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Republican Bill Aims To Thwart the FCC's Leaning Towards Title II

WillyWanker Re:Use that pen Mr. President! (181 comments)

Oh please, stop with the Faux News bullshit. His EO and the bill that the Republicans attempted to pass were NOT equal in form or substance, namely, the EO was a delay that applied only to businesses while the GOP bill would apply to everyone, which would have resulted in a rise in premiums and lower enrollment numbers. And let's face it, the GOP bill is yet another thinly-veiled attempt at derailing the ACA, unlike the EO which was actually a bone toss to businesses to help them get onboard.

If you're going to bitch about something at least try to get your facts straight and compare apples to apples instead of oranges.

And apparently since you weren't paying attention the last time Faux News and the GOP made a stink about his EOs, it is 100% within the purview of POTUS to pass EOs that grant amnesty from any law he chooses. In this case it was nothing more than amnesty to businesses who did not enroll in the ACA. Really, it's not hard to understand. Enforcing the law also includes the ability to NOT enforce it when you see fit. It's done all the time from local DAs, to Mayors, to Governors, and right up the pipeline to President. All have the power to grant amnesty or to not charge someone for breaking the law. When a DA or Governor does it no one blinks. When the Black man does it, everyone starts screaming bloody murder.

about a week ago
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Republican Bill Aims To Thwart the FCC's Leaning Towards Title II

WillyWanker Re:Use that pen Mr. President! (181 comments)

Well before he can veto, Congress needs to actually pass something, which in and of itself is highly unlikely.

And I have absolutely zero issues with executive orders. Presidents have been using them for decades and no one ever complained until now. It's just more anti-Obama smoke and mirrors courtesy of the Koch brothers and Faux News.

about a week ago
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Republican Bill Aims To Thwart the FCC's Leaning Towards Title II

WillyWanker Re:Explain this to a non-Americal please.. (181 comments)

Because we have a House of Representatives and a Senate which comprise Congress. Both work independently of each other, and each can be ruled by either party. The clincher is that both the House and Senate need to agree to pass a bill. If a bill doesn't make it thru both sides it dies. The deadlock we've been seeing for the past few years has come from the Republicans ruling the House of Representatives and refusing to pass any Democrat-proposed bill coming from the Senate, even tho the Democrats ruled there, and vice-versa.

Now that both sides are Republican I don't expect anything to change really. Since they are comprised of at least 4 warring factions amongst themselves (the tea party, moderates, extreme right wing faux-christians, and libertarians) it's highly unlikely both sides of Congress will ever agree on anything, and even if they do Obama has the power of veto to block any legislation that might successfully come out of Congress. Yes, Congress can override a veto with a 2/3rd majority vote, but that's extremely unlikely to ever happen. So essentially we will have another 2 years where absolutely nothing gets done.

about a week ago
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Know Your Type: Five Mechanical Keyboards Compared

WillyWanker One Keyboard to Rule Them All... (190 comments)

And it's the Model M. Anything else is just a cheap knockoff.

about a month ago
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Judge: It's OK For Cops To Create Fake Instagram Accounts

WillyWanker How... (209 comments)

is this not entrapment?

about a month ago
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Behind the Scenes With the Star Trek Fan Reboot

WillyWanker Re:CRAP!!! (106 comments)

Well there are other things that are important as well as the story -- the acting, casting, staying faithful to the canon -- all things that Continues fails. Vic does a horrible Shatner impersonation and both he and Haberkorn sound like they're on helium. Not to mention Vic being about 15 years too old to be playing TOS Kirk. And instead of using the Kirk, Spock, McCoy dynamic that dominated TOS and made it special they have chosen to push McCoy into the wings and introduce the canon-breaking character of Dr. McKennah, who just happens to be played by Vic's Barbie-doll girlfriend.

For a project that continually pounds its chest proclaiming they are the most faithful and accurate TOS production they've made a whole lot of poor choices that belies their highly-inaccurate claim.

about a month ago
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Behind the Scenes With the Star Trek Fan Reboot

WillyWanker CRAP!!! (106 comments)

You want the real continuation of the 5 year voyage? Go with the guys that have been making episodes for over 10 years.

www.startreknewvoyages.com

Vic and his crew are no where near the level of accuracy and faithfulness to TOS as the New Voyages team is, and their latest episode, Mind-Sifter is all the proof you need.

about a month ago
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

WillyWanker And... (388 comments)

...what's to stop people from just typing in an IP address??? Oh yeah, nothing...

And if something like this comes to pass I'm sure we'll see an offshore shadow DNS server out of the reach of the MPAA that will gladly supply the needed DNS lookups.

about a month ago
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Who's To Blame For Rules That Block Tesla Sales In Most US States?

WillyWanker Seriously... (141 comments)

Did we really need a "study" to show this? Cause anyone with an IQ over 20 could figure it out.

about a month ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

WillyWanker Re:Or, I dunno... (554 comments)

Well that would be one additional source of revenue that wouldn't require increasing gas prices for everyone -- start putting tolls on your highways, bridges, and tunnels. The money raised would then go directly into a fund to maintain them.

about 2 months ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

WillyWanker Re:Or, I dunno... (554 comments)

And those states should get their asses in gear. It's certainly not new technology.

about 2 months ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

WillyWanker Re:Or, I dunno... (554 comments)

Many states have an EZ-Pass or similar system. I should think it would be quite easy to charge variable rates depending upon the time of day via these systems. It would also be another big incentive to get people using them.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Non-USB Flash Direct From China Safe?

WillyWanker Here's what you do (178 comments)

Take some tinfoil, form a large hat, a medium hat, and small hat. Put the large one on your head, the medium one on your laptop, and the small one on your phone. After that, you should be just fine.

about 2 months ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

WillyWanker Or, I dunno... (554 comments)

Find another way of funding the HTF that doesn't rely upon bleeding more gas money from people.

People drive less and buy more fuel efficient vehicles because the price of gas is so fucking high. Lower the price and people will drive more because the amount they spend on gas every month won't be the same as their rent.

Basic Economics 101. Not surprising it goes right over their heads.

about 2 months ago
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Raspberry Pi Sales Approach 4 Million

WillyWanker A simple file server (146 comments)

I'd love to see USB 3.0 and gigabit ethernet on there. Hell, throw in onboard wifi while you're at it.

about 3 months ago

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Samsung Fascinate and Acclaim get Froyo

WillyWanker WillyWanker writes  |  about 4 years ago

WillyWanker (1502057) writes "Samsung is finally getting around to issuing Froyo updates! The updates for the Fascinate and Acclaim are available now according to Samsung's twitter accounts, @SamsungMobileUS and @Samsungtweets"

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