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Overbilled Customer Sues Time Warner Cable For False Advertising

crimson30 Re:I respect the effort (223 comments)

that would be like "attacking a lunatic asylum with a banana".

That's assuming the patients are trained in self defence against fresh fruit.

about 3 months ago

I'm most interested in robots that will...

crimson30 Re:Basic jobs, but not to avoid talking (307 comments)

Be more efficient. I spend less than an hour a week on all those tasks. Granted, I don't do most of them.

about 3 months ago

The Most Highly Cited Scientific Papers of All Time

crimson30 Re:Claude Shannon? (81 comments)

Interesting. I've never cited anything in the top 100, but even I've cited Claude Shannon.

about 3 months ago

Favorite clickbait hook?

crimson30 Re:What Clickbait? (238 comments)


If you see ads, you're doing it wrong.

about 3 months ago

Google Zeitgeist 2008

crimson30 Re:Zeitgeist. (136 comments)

Zeitgeist is pretty awesome indeed.

It lets me know who I shouldn't even bother talking to (because they'll believe anything they hear/see, obviously don't do the research and aren't worth the trouble).

more than 6 years ago

On Black Friday I...

crimson30 Missing option: Just another day? (517 comments)

How about:

Went to work, came home and carried on like any other day.

And yes, I live in the US. I just don't see the need to buy consumer junk and various other crap I don't need.

more than 6 years ago

Fujitsu Offers Free Laptop Upgrades For Life

crimson30 Re:3 years? (166 comments)

I bought the laptop I'm using right now, a Lifebook P2120, in late 2002.

It works great for common tasks... checking e-mail with outlook, web browsing with k-meleon, movies with windvd, torrenting with utorrent; all on top of win2k. I occasionally use it for website work (building, not hosting): apache, php and mysql work great, of course, and photoshop works fine. The big downside would be that all the linux distros I've tried (about 7 or 8 on this machine) are quirky or slow, so I've stuck with windows... which means I have to bother with typical windows annoyances and reinstalls every year or two.

For games (mtgo client), video editing (premiere) or watching downloaded movies that don't play well on the P2120, I reach over and grab my Lifebook P1620. I don't use the P1620 primarily because I prefer the ergonomics of the P2120 (to any laptop).

I'm still waiting for ANYBODY to make another laptop like the Lifebook P2120.

more than 6 years ago

Press Favored Obama Throughout Campaign

crimson30 Re:No surprise (1601 comments)

Really? To the rest of the world (or at least western Europe), even 'left wing' American newspapers appear hilariously conservative.

Are you saying it's all backwards? In the rest of the world is...

gun control conservative and anti-gun control liberal?
socialization conservative and privitization liberal?
abortion conservative and pro-life liberal?

...or are you saying that in the rest of the world, they are that much more extreme? And how would you get more extreme? If you are pro-life... you're pro-life. How do you get MORE pro-life? If you're for taking away everyone's guns... how do you get more extreme? What's more extreme than social healthcare, social security, etc... 95% tax on the rich?

Is your view not issue based?

I keep hearing this same sentiment from Europeans and I just don't get it. Can you please elaborate and provide examples.

more than 6 years ago

Researchers Claim To Be Able To Determine Political Leaning By How Messy You Are

crimson30 Re:An interesting study. (592 comments)

Where in the constitution does it say that we have a right to bare concealed arms? It doesn't.

It doesn't specifically say we have a right to a lot of things. The bill of rights were put in because certain folks wanted to specifically ensure *obvious* rights. This stuff was handed down from Locke's natural rights and one of them is the right to defense yourself. You shouldn't need a document to tell you that you can defend yourself, whether it be from tyrannical governments or your fellow man.

Also, I dispute your statement that Obama supports a total ban on handguns. All you've got to support you on that is a questionnaire that he supposedly filled out in 1996. The Obama campaign says that a staffer filled that out incorrectly.

I was not aware of that. Strange that his campaign defends this instead of him saying something.

Virtually every police organization in the country supports tough gun control laws.

Offhand, I very much doubt your assertion.

My point, once again, is that we have bigger fish to fry.

True... but I don't think that means we should ignore the little things.

more than 6 years ago

Researchers Claim To Be Able To Determine Political Leaning By How Messy You Are

crimson30 Re:An interesting study. (592 comments)

I do think it's entirely possible that Obama actually did fill out that questionnaire. It's entirely possible that when he was running for office in an urban and crime-ridden area, he took a more anti-gun stance. And then when he stepped out on to a larger stage, his opinion magically changed. The guy is a politician, after all.

Well posited.

That's not enough to get me to vote for McCain

Well, I live in Wyoming and thanks to the electoral college, my vote won't count. So, I plan on voting 3rd party since both McCain and Obama disgust me.

To me, even suggesting a nationwide ban on handguns is preposterous. People would be up in arms - quite literally. I sure as shit ain't going to be coming to your house demanding that you turn your guns over to me. They couldn't pay me enough to do that. I value my freedoms and my carcass too much for that.

LOL! Like I always say, if they come for my guns I'd be more than happy to give them some of my ammunition.

more than 6 years ago

Researchers Claim To Be Able To Determine Political Leaning By How Messy You Are

crimson30 Re:An interesting study. (592 comments)

It might seem paradoxical to you, but I consider myself to be a liberal, and I also believe in small government and low taxes.

There are certainly varying interpretations of the word liberal. I was running with the typical popular modern American one. By some definitions, I'm a liberal. (My co-workers label me as such :D)

I think that Clinton had a great record of fiscal responsibility. He mainly accomplished that by slashing the military budget.

I hate to admit it, but you're right. Clinton did do a decent job in that area. I don't agree with some aspects of cutting the military (like leaving members open to attack in Saudi and not really doing anything afterwards about it [Khobar Towers])... but in general, I don't see the need to put near as much taxpayer money into the military as we do.

It sounds like you're a military man yourself, and if so, I thank you for your service.

Thanks for your support.

If Obama cuts the military budget and that puts you or any of your buddies out of work, I do feel bad about that

I wouldn't get too bent up about it. Said people could probably be doing something more helpful for the country.

more than 6 years ago

Researchers Claim To Be Able To Determine Political Leaning By How Messy You Are

crimson30 Re:An interesting study. (592 comments)

I don't think I've heard Obama mention guns or gun control once. So who is this boogie man who is trying to take your guns away?

"I am consistently on record and will continue to be on record as opposing concealed carry. -Obama

"I think it's a scandal that this president did not authorize a renewal of the assault weapons ban." -Obama

Obama has: ...supported a 500% increase on firearm/ammo taxation. ...endorsed a total ban on all handguns. ...voted to ban most rifle ammo used for hunting. ...supports gun owner licensing and gun registration.

Care to discuss any real issues

How is my personal safety not a real issue?

more than 6 years ago

Researchers Claim To Be Able To Determine Political Leaning By How Messy You Are

crimson30 Re:An interesting study. (592 comments)

I didn't say any of that stuff

No shit? I don't remember saying you did. They're questions. See the question marks at the end? Suggestive, sure. But, hey, get a grip.

Giving money to people who don't work hard? Nope, I'm against it.

Well, that's not very left of you.

And I'm also against spending trillions of dollars on a war against a nation that posed little threat to us.

You make it sound like that's a conservative principle. It's not.

Of course, the constitution does say that I have that right in the context of a well-regulated militia, does it not?

Clause analysis aside (sorry, kind of in a hurry), I tend to look at the "shall not be infringed".

Is that more important to you than the collapse of the dollar?

No, it is one issue of many.

So do you have any specifics to talk about, or just the same old untrue talking points you got from Sean Hannity?

Sean Hannity is a tool. I hate his fucking guts.

more than 6 years ago

New Nintendo DS to Include Camera, Music

crimson30 Re:To be honest... (261 comments)

With an M3 Real you can use microSDHC cards. I have just over 60 games on mine and that takes up 2.89 GB. If I didn't have a 6GB card, I'd have to cut a lot and wouldn't have much room for music and movies OR I'd have to have a bunch of cards to swap around.

I'd recommend at least 6GB if you want to stick something in there and not have to bother with swapping the card (mine is a little finicky and I have to reseat it a couple times for any swap, so I don't care to do it if I don't have to).

more than 6 years ago

Who do you blame for the US Financial Situation

crimson30 Re:McCain versus Obama (1104 comments)

I don't see that nationalized healthcare is the only way to affordable healthcare.

Perhaps costs could be lowered with more specialized training for medical careers, instead of requiring years and years of medical school?

Maybe some sort of modest price controls or regulation? Maybe health insurance companies need to be regulated/eliminated since they drive up prices.

Surely there are ways of making healthcare affordable without taxing the hell out of everyone. Maybe some combination of some of these with a *light* nationalization that provides a minor cost offset.

i hope you never have to rely on anyone else to pay the bills when you get some unexpected log term illness..

I have no intentions of becoming such a parasite.

And really, what kind of long term illness are we talking about? One that puts me out of work for good? Why should the nation support me in this case?

If it were short term, where healing me up would get me back to work, then, well... that sounds like it's in the best interests of everyone else that I get healed up. In such a matter, I could see a case for some nationalized healthcare; I would insist that it depend on the circumstances.

It's not a simple issue. And the best of intentions could easily lead to a bloated, inefficient, wasteful system that is to the detriment of the economy and the people. I don't trust our current government to correctly execute any such thing.

more than 6 years ago

Who do you blame for the US Financial Situation

crimson30 Re:McCain versus Obama (1104 comments)

The guy spending 12 hours a day mopping floors or digging ditches works a hell of a lot harder than you ever have.

Bullshit. I worked my ass off when I was flightline maintenance. This includes working 12+ hour shifts with no days off in the rain, snow, heat, etc in places ranging from Iceland to Iraq.

I used to love mopping floors... it was a break. And that's not sarcasm. I'm 100% serious.

more than 6 years ago



Poll: Wackiest Conspiracy Theory?

crimson30 crimson30 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

crimson30 (172250) writes "Poll: Wackiest Conspiracy Theory?

Fed/Internat'l Bankers
Moon Landing Hoax
AIDS hoax
9/11 "Truth"
The Illuminati
Cowboy Neal Coverup"

Mempile's Terabyte Optical Disc

crimson30 crimson30 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

crimson30 writes "Mempile, a company in Isreal, is working on optical discs with a 1TB capacity that look to be more affordable than typical HVDs (~$3000 per writer, ~$30-60 per disc vs ~$10,000 per writer, ~$100 per disc). Currently, they have prototypes capable of storing 800GB and researchers suggest that the technology will lead to such discs capable of storing 5TB."
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