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Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

stiggle Re:Just tell them that you died (401 comments)

"I'll need a copy of his death certificate and proof of your power of attorney over the estate as I'm not permitted to deal with anyone other than the account holder, or authorised by the account holder"

about two weeks ago

HP Claims Their Moonshot System is a 'New Style of IT' (Video)

stiggle Re:But Moonshot is years old (68 comments)

Its because HP customers are used to printer ink cartridges being overpriced disposable units. They're thinking is to move this into computer components and release them as over-priced disposable units too.

about two weeks ago

French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

stiggle Leave a comment stating "unable to comment" (424 comments)

"Within the French judicial system, personal and honest reviews have been sued by the restaurant owners - as such I am unable to leave an honest review of this establishment without risking legal action."

"Unable to leave an honest review"

You're not saying the restaurant is bad, just that you're unable to leave a review.

about two weeks ago

Buzz Aldrin Pressures Obama For New Space Exploration Initiative

stiggle Re:Buzz elaborated on his reasoning yesterday. (78 comments)

NASA has a reduced budget so has to do more with less.

The overarching goal is Mars...
The asteroid visit is a stepping stone, which they'll have to do anyway at some point.

Just like when they were going to the moon, they did a few orbits of the Earth first before moving to to orbiting the moon, then finally landing on it. The asteroid visits, capture, asteroid insertion into lunar orbit, etc are all steps rather than a single shot system whose only purpose is to get to Mars. We saw how useful Apollo was at being reused for other purposes. So multi-mission capable systems are what they're looking towards.

While NASA is harvesting resources from the asteroids, SpaceX might get their act together and propose their martian lander system. NASA can then throw resources at that, as they have done with COTS and CCDev.

about three weeks ago

Climate Change Skeptic Group Must Pay Damages To UVA, Michael Mann

stiggle Re:Modern Day Anti-Evolutionists (497 comments)

Just because everyone thinks it is right doesn't mean that its correct.
Scientific consensus once said that the world was flat, that the sun orbited the earth. It was once the consensus that an atom was like a plum pudding (JJ Thompsons model).

about three weeks ago

Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

stiggle Re:nice work (468 comments)

A GPS will tell you where to go.
A map will tell you where you are and what is around you and where to go.

about three weeks ago

The Higgs Boson Should Have Crushed the Universe

stiggle Re:Phew, it was a near miss! (188 comments)

Or we had it and that's what happened to all the anti-matter - they got kicked over the hill and into the valley of oblivion.
Or just got invited to a wedding by George R.R. Martin.

about a month ago

Elon Musk: I'll Put a Human On Mars By 2026

stiggle SpaceX, Tesla, Solar City (275 comments)

He's building his framework of companies to support a colony there.

SpaceX to get there and then Tesla electric propulsion charged via better efficient solar panels from Solar City, needed due to the dimmer sun further out in the solar system.

Just needs a building system using Martian resources next (concrete based on martian dust)

about a month ago

NADA Is Terrified of Tesla

stiggle Re:Speculation... (455 comments)

Totally missed the word franchise as its not in this thread, just dealership, so only spoke about dealerships.

Perhaps you need to visit a reputable optician rather than a SpecSavers franchise.

about a month ago

Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

stiggle Re:It's the Native Americans' call (646 comments)

Only the Seminole Tribe of Florida sanction the use of the name, other Seminole tribes & nations disagree with the usage.
But dissent has been voiced within the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, primarily by general council member David Narcomey, but the council has taken no official position on the FSU issue, according to Jennifer McBee, the tribe attorney general. Narcomey, saying he was voicing his opinion only, wrote in an e-mail to USA TODAY of the decision: "I am deeply appalled, incredulously disappointed ... I am nauseated that the NCAA is allowing this 'minstrel show' to carry on this form of racism in the 21st century."

about a month ago

Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

stiggle Re:Chicago Blackhawks too? (646 comments)

Rape, Pillage, Plunder with little repercussions - Vikings sounds like the perfect name for an NFL team :-)

about a month ago

NADA Is Terrified of Tesla

stiggle Re:We should have a choice (455 comments)

Talk to Tesla about training, certifying and licensing your staff to sell/maintain Tesla vehicles. Get regular testing to ensure your staff stay fully trained.

Tesla still get the sales, but now also get the fees for training, certifying, licensing logo and other trademarked materials. Just need to make it clear that they are are franchise/dealership and not the company so the customer has a choice.

about a month ago

NADA Is Terrified of Tesla

stiggle Re:Speculation... (455 comments)

We have dealerships for almost everything else.
Walmart, Giant Eagle, Kroger, Meijers, BestBuy, Target, Home Depot - all dealerships. You don't buy your corn flakes direct from Kelloggs, you get them through your local grocery dealership. That new hard drive isn't bought direct from Seagate its picked up from BestBuy.

The difference is the competition - If you don't like the prices at Walmart you can go to Giant Eagle instead. The competition pushes the retail prices down.

about a month ago

EU High Court To Review US-EU Data Safe Harbor Agreement

stiggle Re:Stopping this would stop snooping in the UK too (60 comments)

Even if the servers were located in the UK - they would snoop on them as they'd be snooping on overseas traffic coming into the servers, or just route the traffic offshore and back again (fat pipe to the Isle of Man or Ireland?) so they can snoop it.

USA can route traffic via Canada to legally snoop on American citizens, as its being snooped in Canada.

about a month ago

Elon Musk's Solar City Is Ramping Up Solar Panel Production

stiggle Retiring to Mars.... (262 comments)

SpaceX to get Musk to Mars.
Tesla to move him around on Mars.
Solar City to power everything on Mars.

Musk is sticking with his plans to retire on Mars and all his companies are helping him get there.

about a month ago

Amazon Launches Subscription-Based Billing And Payments Service

stiggle Re:2.9% + $0.3 (76 comments)

Dwolla also requires US ID, Social Security, Bank account, etc. Not much good for international transactions.

about a month and a half ago

Mayday Anti-PAC On Its Second Round of Funding

stiggle Re:Ban donations (247 comments)

Add to that a clause that you can only fund politicians within your own state.
So you can fund any locally based politician and a presidential campaign within your own state, but presidential campaign funds cannot be used in other states.

Might cut the senator for Hollywood being voted in by Utah.

about a month and a half ago

Kim Dotcom Offers $5 Million Bounty To Defeat Extradition

stiggle Re:with 5 million bucks (253 comments)

But this time you'll have Thurstons money to buy proper parts.

about a month and a half ago

Glenn Greenwald: How the NSA Tampers With US Made Internet Routers

stiggle Re:And one time at band camp. (347 comments)

Snowden handed everything to Greenwald and friends. They are now controlling the leaks and have stated they have an agenda to leak certain material as and when it is in their best interests. Not the best interests of the public to know about this stuff, but their best interests to cause the most embarrassment and disruption. If they cared about the public knowing then they would release everything all at once so we'd know, like the Wikileaks document drops.

eg. The information about intercepting of the EU leaders phones leaked shortly before high level meetings between the leaders.
The information about intercepting of Brazilian leaders phones shortly before a major arms deal was signed with Boeing, changing the decision of the Brazilians who went with Gripen instead.

about 2 months ago

BMW Unveils the Solar Charging Carport of the Future

stiggle Re:How long? (165 comments)

As a carport is usually classed as a temporary structure it can avoid certain planning regulations which a garage, or mounting the panels on the house roof would come under.

about 3 months ago



Atheist Bus Rides Again

stiggle stiggle writes  |  more than 4 years ago

stiggle (649614) writes "The Atheist Bus adverts from last year is back again in the final part of their campaign. This time advocating letting children decide for themselves if they want to follow a religion and to leave the choice to them. They're using static billboards in a number of major cities rather than the bus adverts from last year.

The Guardians Comment if Free section also has an article on the adverts."

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