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Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot

korthof Shipping Pre-paid (343 comments)

Why has no one brought up the perspective that "we the people" are already paying $100/mo for the service?

about 2 months ago
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FCC Proposes $48,000 Fine To Man Jamming Cellphones On Florida Interstate

korthof Maybe blocked a roadside call... (427 comments)

Definitely stopped several talking and driving accidents. This needs to be weighed fairly on the scales of justice.

about 2 months ago
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Supreme Court OKs Stop and Search Based On Anonymous 911 Tips

korthof Nothing to do with anonymous tips... (461 comments)

The Supreme court ruled the officer had reasonable suspicion that the drive was intoxicate and driving under the influence. The did not rule on the acceptance of the anonymous phone call or that it was acceptable against the 4th amendment. Only that a reasonable suspicion of driving while intoxicated can be investigated from a tipster.

about 3 months ago
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Is the New "Common Core SAT" Bill Gates' Doing?

korthof Never mind you have to have money.. (273 comments)

I have two aunts that make a total of about 15k a year working there asses off in retail as single mothers. Bother fathers passed away. They can not afford a laptop (family made sure they got em). A requirement of Cores is keyboarding for homework. They are expected to pay for everything in this program even if they cant afford it. This nation thinks everyone can afford a monthly payment, forced payment for phones, insurance, healthcare. and If you can't pay the $300 a month in "affordable" programs, you are fined beyond recovery. Yes we have to move forward, but this shit has to stop, we need to provide help if we are going to require instead of fining the poor.

about 4 months ago
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Asia's Richest Man Is Betting Big On Silicon Valley's Fake Eggs

korthof Cellular 3D Printing could solve both (269 comments)

3D Print eggs. Less environmental impact, and no fake replacement. Cellularly identical to the real thing.

about 5 months ago
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British Airways Plans To Google Passengers

korthof Bye Bye BA (177 comments)

And I just stopped flying British Airways, added in the scrap heap with US Air, and American Air.

about 2 years ago
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DRM-Free Game Suffers 90% Piracy, Offers Amnesty

korthof Objectively, it sucked. (795 comments)

I went to the website, never heard of it. Played the demo. It has such a high rate of piracy, because quite frankly it is terrible. Monty Python meets Monkey Island/Sam & Max, with none of the humor or fun. It was fine when it was 8-bit. Not so fine when its 256bit and 5 dollars.

more than 3 years ago

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Voting today was tough.

korthof korthof writes  |  more than 9 years ago I am still leery of the electronic voting system. Forget the logic behind there programming and faults etc. I am worried about the legal discrediting of certian machines and the possibility of my vote being thrown away. So I entered my polling place today in Orange County California after almost being ran over by George and Martha's car. I asked my poller if it was electronic voting only, to which 3 people replied a resounding "Yes". I waited in line for a bit and then asked again, at which point I got a shady (spirit of cloak and dagger) "Are you really surrrrrre you want a paper ballot?"

I felt like I was buying crack on the street corner. After them asking me two more times, I received a paper ballot and was able to cast a hard copy ink vote.

In the time it took me to cast my ballot, which was not long, as I had a premarked ballot in hand. I heard about 8 senior citizens call for help because they had screwed up their electronic vote. I felt like I was in the midst of the Florida upset in real time. The confusion even for the common electronic voter was unbelievable.

I signed up to volunteer for next year, so maybe next time I could place years of user interface help at the forefront.

I left the place happy knowing my vote would count, but worried many others wouldn't or would, but not as they had expected.



Posted here because I never get a story accepted. :/

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