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Bank Goofs, and Judge Orders Gmail Account Nuked

shadylookin asdf qwerty is now without email (594 comments)

Do people actually put their real names in those forms? Even if they did is John Smith from the United States really going to help you track the guy down.

more than 5 years ago

Swine Flu Kills Obese People Disproportionately

shadylookin Re:Dammit, BMI != fat in all cases (661 comments)

BMI is a bogus and misleading measure. Try percent body fat instead.

for the vast majority of people who aren't body builders it's fine and it's easier to calculate than body fat percentage.

more than 5 years ago

Judge Thinks Linking To Copyrighted Material Should Be Illegal

shadylookin Everything is copyrighted (390 comments)

Everything is copyrighted by default. Online papers might want ad revenue from clicks, but how on earth will I reach them if it's never linked anywhere(assuming I don't know their url off the top of my head)

more than 5 years ago

Angry Villagers Run Google Out of Town

shadylookin Re:Google Maps (1188 comments)

If nobody cares then why are they taking the pictures? Perhaps for popular tourist attractions it makes sense, but what legitimate use would someone have for viewing a residential neighborhood? I don't know whether it should be illegal but I can see why people wouldn't want their private residence plastered on the internet in an easily searched database.

more than 5 years ago

Minnesota Pays Video Game Industry $65K In Fees

shadylookin Re:So what's the point of having ratings? (142 comments)

To give parents who don't have time to play video games a general idea of the type of content in them so they can make a somewhat informed decision about whether they want their children to play the game. If nothing else it certainly wasn't made so the government could fine children $25 unconstitutionally.

more than 6 years ago


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