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New Toyota Helps You Yell At the Kids

s0nicfreak This would actually be useful the other way around (205 comments)

! Not so that the kids can yell at me, but so that I can actually HEAR them over the wind blowing through the windows and the cars outside. I know how to project my voice, so the kids hear me fine, but I can't hear them at all. And I'm just in a car.

But just no, to the conversation mirror - most parents already don't keep their eyes on the road, we don't need to give them another excuse.

2 days ago
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Chinese Couple Sells Children To Support Online Game Addiction

s0nicfreak Re:Silly season much (131 comments)

Doctors are also not allowed to tell prospective parents whether their child will be a boy or a girl -- that is forbidden because it could also lead to infanticide.

I would think that would lead to abortions, which would greatly reduce infanticide...

about a week ago
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DC Entertainment Won't Allow Superman Logo On Murdered Child's Memorial Statue

s0nicfreak Re:better than what we have now (249 comments)

Obviously you have some problems grasping where the system actually failed and what could have been done to prevent this failure. None of the points of failure would have been swayed by a statue.

about a week ago
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Selectively Reusing Bad Passwords Is Not a Bad Idea, Researchers Say

s0nicfreak Re:Or Just Use a Password Manager (278 comments)

The main reason I ever need to use a computer when away from home is that my phone is dead or lost...

about a week ago
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Mt. Fuji Volcano In 'Critical State' After Quakes

s0nicfreak Re:racist html (151 comments)

Because there is no kanji for "mt. Fuji"... you have to type fujisan or fujiyama
/badjoke

about a week ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

s0nicfreak Re:Died Outside a Tesla (443 comments)

They are irrelevant.

about two weeks ago
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Utility Wants $17,500 Refund After Failure To Scrub Negative Search Results

s0nicfreak Re:That's Fine (110 comments)

Well, that's only if you've only ever lived in places with good electricity service that doesn't go out regularly, electrocute you nor set houses on fire on a regular basis. As someone that has lived in places like that as well as places with no electricity, and places where there were actually options for utility companies - I can appreciate good electricity service.

about two weeks ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

s0nicfreak Re:Died Outside a Tesla (443 comments)

No, we just have to read it again after all Tesla owners have died.

about two weeks ago
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DC Entertainment Won't Allow Superman Logo On Murdered Child's Memorial Statue

s0nicfreak Re:better than what we have now (249 comments)

I was going to starve my child to death, but then I drove past a graveyard and saw a statue of Superman.

about two weeks ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

s0nicfreak Re:Died Outside a Tesla (443 comments)

But he will be correct eventually.

about two weeks ago
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Amazon Seeks US Exemption To Test Delivery Drones

s0nicfreak Re:We have to get away from instant gratification (155 comments)

I do not see 30 minute delivery as a beneficial in any way.

I'm in the middle of a sewing or knitting project, and I run out of thread or yarn. If I can order it with 30 minute delivery, I do not have to wait hours for my husband to get home with the car so I can finish the project. If it is something I'm making for sale and there is a time limit (say, it's suppose to ship out tomorrow or the next day) this can be vital.

The power is out, and the batteries in my radio die. .

I'm sitting on the toilet and run out of toilet paper. .

Heck I can think of a million reasons.

about two weeks ago
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Amazon Seeks US Exemption To Test Delivery Drones

s0nicfreak Re:Anyone here order pizza? (155 comments)

If you don't, then you don't set it to be delivered at that time.
Personally, at my house, there are very few periods of time when no one is home or awake - I have a family, and we don't all leave/sleep at the same time.
I also live in a neighborhood where I'm comfortable leaving a package on my lawn for a few hours... and my dog is going to bark if anyone gets near it, anyway (which will wake me up).

about two weeks ago
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Child Thought To Be Cured of HIV Relapses, Tests Positive Again

s0nicfreak Re:I hate to imagine it (126 comments)

The mother could have abused the child again

I'm pretty sure the first time, the child got it from being in the mother's uterus; not from abuse.
I'm also pretty sure that it would have to be some awfully creative abuse for female to female-4-year-old abuse to spread HIV.

about two weeks ago
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Netflix Is Looking To Pay Someone To Watch Netflix All Day

s0nicfreak Re:I seriously doubt this is leisure watching (86 comments)

How do you know the accuracy if you aren't listening while you watch the closed captions? (Or ARE you listening while watching the closed captions, in the hope of teaching the two month old to read or some such?)

about two weeks ago
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Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

s0nicfreak Re:nice work (468 comments)

Personally I don't have any hobbies that don't come down to needing internet access anymore.

I play video games, but most of the stuff I want to play nowadays is through Steam (which requires internet access, if only to set it to offline mode), or online play is a major component, or the game I want to play at that moment is not necessarily on my device (so I'd have to download it before I could play).

I read, but mostly ebooks nowadays, so I'd have to download a book before I could read it. I listen to audiobooks, same problem - and audiobooks from the library download in parts, so even if I've already started listening, there's no guarantee I'll have the next part downloaded.

I watch anime, but I watch it streaming nowadays.

I knit and crochet, but 95% of my patterns are digital - so if I want to start a new project I have to download the pattern.

I listen to Japanese music, but most of my music is in Amazon Cloud Player. There are no Japanese radio stations here.

I could go to a coffee shop or the library to use their internet access... but are they open today, what time do they close today, do I have enough gas money to drive there, enough money to buy a cup of coffee? I don't know for sure without internet access.

I could pull out some older games or a dead-tree-book or knit something I know how to do by heart, without a pattern. But it wouldn't be what I hoped and planned to do that day, so it would feel like a waste of time and/or, depending on the activity, a waste of money. Or I'd start enjoying something and come to something that needs internet access (looking up a word that is too new to be in the dictionary I have, looking up how to get past something in a game, the next part of an audiobook, where to buy new hiking boots, whatever) and then I'd get frustrated and angry. Even having a conversation with my husband usually leads to one or the other of us wanting to look something up on the internet.

I know it's a first world problem.. Usually if the internet or power is going to be out for more than a few waking hours, I go to someone elses' house (power especially because then I can't recharge my devices that can connect to the internet on their own/without my in-home internet access working).

about two weeks ago
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Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

s0nicfreak Re: Failsafe? (468 comments)

Most crashes are a result of human error, not instrument failure. If you remove human error and emotion from the equation, things would actually be safer.

about two weeks ago
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San Francisco Bans Parking Spot Auctioning App

s0nicfreak Re:Communism (404 comments)

Hey, what's the problem with letting the garbage pile up,

Health risks for the neighbors. Animals take it into other yards. decomposing or just dripping trash seeps into other yards, etc.

having 6 cars up on blocks,

I don't know; what's the problem with that?

at heavy traffic from my crack sales?

Well I think the issue with that is that selling crack is illegal. Whether it should be or not is another issue.

So I'm still not getting why people PARKING is an issue.

about three weeks ago
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San Francisco Bans Parking Spot Auctioning App

s0nicfreak Re:Communism (404 comments)

Noise, pollution

People parking on laws or not, that's a consequence of living near a roller coaster park / exhibition site (and it won't be stopped by disallowing parking on lawns); and to a lesser extent, of living near other people. The only reasonable thing that can be done is limiting noise during certain hours.

property values

Oh no, they're making property taxes lower for people that live there and showing potential buyers the truth of living near a roller coaster park / exhibition site! Those monsters!

about three weeks ago
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Ninety-Nine Percent of the Ocean's Plastic Is Missing

s0nicfreak Re:One non-disturbing theory (304 comments)

Aside from that, most sausage skins in the western world are made from plastic, it's been that way for decades.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...

Plastic casings are not commonly used any more due to health hazards.

And when they WERE used, it would have only been in the kind of sausage that you peel - not in those where you eat it casing and all.

about three weeks ago
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San Francisco Bans Parking Spot Auctioning App

s0nicfreak Re:Communism (404 comments)

Why do the neighbors take exception to it, though? How does it affect the neighbors if someone else messes up their lawn and flower bed?
From May - August my neighbors have friends over pretty much daily, enough to have (along with their own cars - they have 3 generations of family living together) 8 - 9 cars parked on their property and in front of their house (parallel parked on the street). Should I take exception to that?

about a month ago

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Just broke the streak!

s0nicfreak s0nicfreak writes  |  more than 2 years ago

I grew tired of digg a couple of years ago and now I have grown tired of reddit. Should I come back here or just give up completely?

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Keepin my "not commented since 2003" streak alive!

s0nicfreak s0nicfreak writes  |  more than 4 years ago

But considering sending the RSS feed to my Kindle...

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It's been a long time since I rock n rolled

s0nicfreak s0nicfreak writes  |  more than 6 years ago Wow. I haven't made a comment since 2003.
I use to come here daily. Now I don't really care because the news is on digg before it gets here.

I feel bad that I don't care.

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