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Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales

s0nicfreak Re:Tesla wasn't the target, it was China (256 comments)

Come on now, who among us does not regularly drive down the highway for 15 hours straight while pissing in a bottle?

3 days ago
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Google Changes 'To Fight Piracy' By Highlighting Legal Sites

s0nicfreak Re:Yeah, Good Luck with That (TM) (156 comments)

If we didn't have copyright, what would stop someone from taking some big content item (be it a movie, book, song, etc), repackaging it (ripping the song and burning it to DVD, scanning the book and reprinting it, etc) and selling it without giving the creator any money?

Uh, even though copyright exists, this is happening.

5 days ago
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Google Changes 'To Fight Piracy' By Highlighting Legal Sites

s0nicfreak Re:Yeah, Good Luck with That (TM) (156 comments)

Honestly, when I first started pirating - really until Don’t Copy That Floppy came along - I saw it as the same as lending a book to a friend. It was just that now with the wonders of modern technology, we could both have it at the same time!

5 days ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

s0nicfreak Hmmm, is Lisa Simpson (472 comments)

27 or is she 8?

5 days ago
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Why Do Contextual Ads Fail?

s0nicfreak Re:Whaa?? (249 comments)

Personally, I don't have time to keep up with everything I'm interested in. And sometimes, I'd really have to go searching. I don't have time to google "are there any Lego events within a 50 mile radius of me in the next few months" every day in the hopes that information about a new one is now online, but when I was sent an advertisement by mail about a new one, I was glad I found out about it ahead of time (and not when people were posting pictures of it online and it was too late to get a ticket or over already).

about two weeks ago
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Why Do Contextual Ads Fail?

s0nicfreak Re:Hardly surprising (249 comments)

That's great if you have enough money to always immediately buy/do what you desire. Personally I usually look into something, and then have to wait a few weeks or months to buy/do it. If I'm saving up for a $300 item, and I'm saving $50 a week, and then on week 3 I see an ad saying it's on sale for the next two days at $150, I'm going to be very happy that I saw that ad.

Or if it's something I looked into and then decided it's too expensive, but am willing to pay less for it, an ad can be helpful. This happened last Christmas; my daughter wanted a certain toy, it was $90, that was way too expensive and I said she'd probably never get the toy. But when it went on a flash sale for $10, and I saw an ad for that, I was able to get it for her.

Ads also show me that oh, Amazon has that item I was looking for, great, since I have Prime that means I can get free shipping. And ads show me RELATED items that I didn't know existed, but which are helpful to use along with or instead of the items I already know about.

There's also ads for things that can't be bought just once. Children's clothes. Consumables. Materials for my business. Yes, when I need these things I usually research them myself; but if there's a random sale when I'm not looking, or a site I don't know about selling them for cheaper than I usually pay, great!

about two weeks ago
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New MRI Studies Show SSRIs Bring Rapid Changes to Brain Function

s0nicfreak Re:mostly clarity (138 comments)

What if a person achieves "clarity" that they really should end it all?

Well then they can kill themselves. I don't understand the point of forcing someone to live a shitty life (or a life where they feel shitty) that they don't want to live. Sure, other people might be sad for a little while. But they'll get over it. So in my book, it's better than forcing someone to live in depression for who-knows-how-many-years.

about a month ago
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School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

s0nicfreak Re:Not about ease, about authority (231 comments)

When I was in school, we just had a PIN, no id card needed, no id from the cashier needed. Yes, we could give that PIN to friends, but if you did that every day, your parents would notice the lunch account was draining twice as fast as it should and ask you what was up. I suppose we could have forgotten the PIN, but it's a few numbers that a kid uses way more often than their address, and we expect a kid to remember their address.

about a month and a half ago
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School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

s0nicfreak Re:Bring a lunch yourself? (231 comments)

So how are these kids surviving over summer vacation?

about a month and a half ago
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

s0nicfreak Re:A solution in search of a problem... (326 comments)

The thing is, no difference is seen between "driving" and "sitting completely still in a traffic jam for 40 minutes."

about a month and a half ago
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Accused Ottawa Cyberbully Facing 181 Charges Apologizes

s0nicfreak Re:What about the "victims"?? (140 comments)

Should he be able to bully them back? No, but if he is being punished for his bullying, they should be too. Unless two wrongs make a right now.

about a month and a half ago
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Satoshi Nakamoto's Email Address Compromised

s0nicfreak Re:WRONG! (65 comments)

Well, I guess that works if the family has a fax machine or a scanner and the knowledge to use it to get a copy to the service providers. And if we pretend you can't fake a death certificate. And if the family doesn't need to access anything before they get the death certificate. And if all service providers hire people to look at the death certificates.

So what about when that person is just in the hospital, unconscious and not dead?

about a month and a half ago
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Satoshi Nakamoto's Email Address Compromised

s0nicfreak Re:WRONG! (65 comments)

So what info could be used, to verify that you do indeed speak on behalf of the account owner, that people like ex-wives would not know and could use maliciously by lying that the person is dead or in the hospital?

about a month and a half ago
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Dirty Diapers Used To Grow Mushrooms

s0nicfreak Re:Force the manufacturer to take them back (97 comments)

No way. I used cloth diapers at the end with #3 and had her potty trained quickly after I started using them, exclusively with #4 and had him potty trained by 9 months. The amount of money I saved not only by buying the cloth diapers, but by having quickly potty trained kids was amazing. And there was no more running out just before shopping day, or having to buy more when a baby got sick and had diarrhea, or having to call my husband at work (with a 1 car family) and tell him I've run out, or half a pack just being a loss when a baby has a growth spurt, etc. etc. If I ever have any more it is going to be cloth diapers all the way.

The only way disposables are better is if you are using them wrong by putting the poop in the trash.

about a month and a half ago
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Facebook Blamed For Driving Up Cellphone Bills, But It's Not Alone

s0nicfreak What's even the POINT of the autoplay? (131 comments)

If I am actually interested in the video, I have to go back to the beginning. And sometimes the humor or entertainment value is ruined by me seeing later parts on mute. It's so much more annoying than just starting videos I'm interested in, and has resulted in me actually viewing a lot less videos on facebook. Unless they want to kill peoples' data limit and get worthless plays to videos, I don't see the point.

about 2 months 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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