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How English Beat German As the Language of Science

rezme Re: It Will Change (323 comments)

That, and the whole concept of a grammar "nazi" on this thread is somewhat apropos as well.

5 days ago
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Chimpanzee "Personhood" Is Back In Court

rezme Re:Does that mean they'll get to vote? (385 comments)

Hahahahaha, you really think that's what corporate personhood is about? The ability to sue them? That's unbelievably cute. I could just put you in my pocket. Let me give you a hint, it was about the ability to make political donations in the name of a corporation.

about two weeks ago
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Why America Won't Match Sweden's Cheap, Fast, Competitive Internet Services

rezme Re:not complicated...monopology (346 comments)

So you either subsidize it with your taxes (a fixed amount) or you subsidize it by getting raped by the ISP (an amount that can change when the CEO farts). Also, how many of your "5+ choices" are top tier providers? If the answer is 1, then you're dealing with a monopoly. If there's only one car company that makes highway capable vehicles, and everyone else is manufacturing golf carts, then they're hardly the same thing. Even if the answer is 2, then it's a duopoly because there still won't be competition, as history shows that those circumstances lead to collusion, not competition.

about two weeks ago
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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

rezme Re:Systemd AND PULSE AUDIO (993 comments)

And the ones about Tesla tend to even be fellatious...

about two weeks ago
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US Navy Develops Robot Boat Swarm To Overwhelm Enemies

rezme Re:Until... (142 comments)

And taking out Beijing would only cause them to take out Los Angeles.

Not seeing the downside here...

about two weeks ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

rezme Re:Not just iPhone (421 comments)

Not referring to the iphone users specifically, but rather the rest of us armchair engineers criticizing the design.

about a month ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

rezme Re:Not just iPhone (421 comments)

I think for most people, this is a difference without distinction. There may be differences in the engineering definition of stress vs strain, but for the average layman looking at this problem it's essentially the same thing. Either way, Apple failed to account for the stress/strain that an average user would put on the phone.

about a month ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

rezme Re:Not just iPhone (421 comments)

Yes, I looked at the URL. The key difference here is that the phones of other models that were reported bending were largely "I sat on it" type scenarios (including one asshole who sat on his while it was in a cupholder), while many of the reports I've seen of the iphone 6 have often been in the front pocket. Sure, there were others that said "it spontaneously bent itself" but I'm betting those are "I sat on it, but I really don't want to say that". Yes, all phones bend, and as I qualified if large amounts of stress (or strain as Captain Pedantic in another response would have it) is applied, then they will break and stay that way. My point is that plastic tends to be a more forgiving medium for that kind of abuse than aluminum (or aluminium as another pedant stated).

about a month ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

rezme Re:Not just iPhone (421 comments)

Other phones bend, but the issue here is that with the iphone's metal case, it doesn't bend back. Plastic, unless subjected to extreme amounts of stress, tends to return to its original shape. Aluminum not so much. The problem isn't the glass, as the phones I've seen bent have glass that is still intact (strangely enough), but rather the metal chassis that Apple has always been so proud of.

about a month ago
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Use of Forced Labor "Systemic" In Malaysian IT Manufacturing

rezme Re:"forced labor" (183 comments)

Research "The Southern Strategy" with regard to southern republicans.

about a month ago
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NSA Metadata Collection Gets 90-Day Extension

rezme Re:The US was already taken over in 1817 (73 comments)

I blame the lizard people personally. They have the real copy of Barack Obama's birth certificate, and it shows that he is clearly an illegal alien. From another planet.

about a month ago
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New Usage-Based Insurance Software Can Track Drivers Using Smartphones

rezme Re:Nope! (137 comments)

Well... That went rather far afield...

about a month and a half ago
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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

rezme Re: Ridiculous. (463 comments)

My son was hit on his bicycle by a car turning left while he crossing the intersection. Funny, how a bicyclist magically became a pedestrian for those circumstances rather than "traffic" and he was ticketed rather than her. She failed to wait for the intersection to clear, but it was his fault because he was on a bike.

about a month and a half ago
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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

rezme Re:yet if we did it (463 comments)

Yes, then the family will be drawn and quartered figuratively, for the crime of having murdered these valiant, upstanding officers who were heartlessly slain in the line of duty.

about a month and a half ago
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Securing the US Electrical Grid

rezme Re:Great way to waste your money (117 comments)

How in the hell did you take an article on power security down this racist rabbit hole? The country is 63% white and 12% black. Where are you seeing that whites are disappearing?

about 2 months ago
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T-Mobile To Throttle Customers Who Use Unlimited LTE Data For Torrents/P2P

rezme Re:In before (147 comments)

No, what they advertise is unlimited data from the phone. What they don't say is that once you hit 10 gb of 4g download on that "unlimited" plan, you have unlimited edge service. That said, I'm an extremely heavy data user and have only run up against that cap once in the 4 years I've been with them.

about 2 months ago
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Journalist Sues NSA For Keeping Keith Alexander's Financial History Secret

rezme Re: If true. If. (200 comments)

I'd be up for some breast and circuses...

about 3 months ago

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