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Buenos Aires Issues a 'Netflix Tax' For All Digital Entertainment

deesine Re:No llores por mi (165 comments)

Cuba? Oh yea, that place with all the old Chevys.

about two weeks ago

Aging Is a Disease; Treat It Like One

deesine Re:That's so sad. (625 comments)

This comment is modded up by young people who have almost zero exposure to death and disease.

about a year ago

41 Months In Prison For Man Who Leaked AT&T iPad Email Addresses

deesine Re:Well yes but, (459 comments)

Those rocks are for you to look at, not to step on my property and start turning over. Of course, once the cost becomes negligible for a robot to do the rock turning for you, then I'm sure we'll have a rash of home break ins committed by key wielding robots.

about a year ago

Hacker Faces 105 Years In Prison After Blackmailing 350+ Women

deesine Re:Won't come close to that (473 comments)

But would you have even bothered to read the story if the poster hadn't hype the ridiculous theoretical maximums?

Yes, "Blackmailing 350+ Women" was pretty much the hook for me.

about a year and a half ago

Researchers Study Mystery of the Toddler Who Won't Grow

deesine Re:think of the possible implications! (252 comments)

It's not in the summary or article, but wikipedia says her body is aging, with different parts aging at different rates. And that "her telomeres seem to be shortening at the normal rate."

about a year and a half ago

Anonymous Hacks Westboro Baptist Church

deesine Re:If nothing else..... (1061 comments)

2) How do I know if I want to hear it, if I can't hear it???

about 2 years ago

Anonymous Hacks Westboro Baptist Church

deesine Re:If nothing else..... (1061 comments)

How exactly would you "dis-allow" this sort of free speech? Can it never be voiced in open, down the street, in another city, even on a website?

I swear, if you big hearted and overly sensitive types ever form a majority on the Supreme Court, we're all screwed. Please tell us you're just 17 years old and are still exploring and developing your sense of morality and justice?!

about 2 years ago

Earthquakes Correlated With Texan Fracking Sites

deesine Re:Oh - FRACKING (259 comments)

The other possible causes are faults.

You seem not to have read the last sentence of the abstract. Allow me: "Testing this hypothesis would require identifying geographic regions where there is interpreted subsurface structure information available to determine whether there are faults near seismically active and seismically quiescent injection wells. "

about 2 years ago

Apple Reportedly Luring Ex-Google Mappers With Jobs

deesine Re:iOS 5 apps can't easily run on iOS 6? Huh? (334 comments)

Not "why bother", rather "let's go on a hiring spree". You got the first 3/4 right. But this post kinda talks about the hiring spree-let's bother part.

about 2 years ago

iOS 6 Adoption Tops 25% After Just 48 Hours

deesine Can I have a Jelly Bean? (513 comments)

One data point: VZ Galaxy Nexus reports my "system is currently up to date" as of right now. That is, I'm running 4.0.4.

This makes me...what's the word...anxious. Because every time I read something about JB, I grab my Nexus and look. Shrug. I love my phone. Wouldn't switch it for an iPhone if you gave me one.

(I did switch desktops a couple months ago, because someone actually did offer to buy me a mac pro if I would quit using my windows box.)

about 2 years ago

Insurer Measures Driver Safety With Smartphone App To Calculate Premiums

deesine Re:Not too sure on this (345 comments)

I'm not too sure either.

I can't help but think of the time I was in Vegas at a blackjack table. The gal next to me was asking the dealer what this "Insurance" thing was written on the table. He answered, "Well, if it's advertised on the table, by the casino, do you think it's good for you, or good for them?"


more than 2 years ago

Validating Voters For Open Source Governance, In Person

deesine Re:There's nothing "ingenious" about this... (214 comments)

People not voting is the symptom, not the problem.

To want voting be more like American Idol than Local DMV is closer to the problem, but still only a symptom.

more than 2 years ago

US Is Finally Cleaning Up Agent Orange In Vietnam

deesine Re:Five million acres (277 comments)

Do the trees know the difference?

more than 2 years ago

The Leap Second Is Here! Are Your Systems Ready?

deesine Confirmed... (284 comments)

West by about 800'

more than 2 years ago

My primary phone runs ...

deesine Re:Nothing. (400 comments)

Once you have a cellphone other people's attitudes towards you change.

Sounds like the script to a twenty something neurotic metrosexual sitcom.

more than 2 years ago

Researcher: Interdependencies Could Lead To Cloud 'Meltdowns'

deesine Re:Love the spam (93 comments)

All the spam == C-Student Shill drunk on Jim Beam

Almost 78 months ago, student loans were a bitch!


more than 2 years ago

Apple, Google: Battle of the Cloud Maps

deesine Re:Caching (179 comments)

You really get unlimited cached tiles? Have you tried going past 10? Wonder why I have a limit of 10...

more than 2 years ago


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