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Ubisoft Says No More Game Manuals

wavemancali PDF all the way (400 comments)

I prefer a PDF on the disc. It's searchable by keyword, easy to access, always with the install disc. The most I ever would ever want printed is perhaps an overall map if the game uses one or a single page quick start guide showing the basic key controls.

more than 4 years ago

5-Axis Robot Carves Metal Like Butter

wavemancali Re:Bender (277 comments)

I will only be really impressed when it can smoke cigars, swear and run on booze.

I made one of these but surprisingly not a big market for them.

more than 4 years ago

Real-World Outcomes Predicted Using Social Media

wavemancali Note to self... (93 comments)

Tweet incorrectly about the next election to screw with the people tracking this.

more than 4 years ago

Bill Gates May Build Small Nuclear Reactor

wavemancali Re:Nuclear-powered Bill Gates? (347 comments)

Bring Snoop Dog into the project loop just for the fissile my nizzile?

more than 4 years ago

Did We Lose the Privacy War?

wavemancali A possible solution (521 comments)

You could always change your first name to Robert'); DROP TABLE Users;

more than 4 years ago

If Everyone Had To Pass A Particular 101 Course, It Should Be About...

wavemancali Any Easy choice. (1142 comments)

I chose manners simply because if someone is polite to me, I am more than willing to teach them the rest.

more than 4 years ago

Toyota Claims Woman "Opted In" To Faux Email Stalking

wavemancali Re:Yep (667 comments)

"Don't bitch at me that I'm suggesting adding slightly more risk to stock. I'm not suggesting we do it secretly, so, logically, such increased risk would lead to increased profits."

When did simple debate devolve into bitching? Just because I disagree with your thoughts on the matter doesn't mean that I'm attacking you in any way.

I could go with your way of thinking under certain circumstances.

First mandate that pension plans offered by any employer have an option that includes the ability to not possess stock. If you look at many workplaces you will find that these options simply don't exist.

Second, make retirement planning required education in the public school system.

Currently, I'd guess that more than 80% of people with retirement investments out there have no clue what companies they are invested in at the moment. While I agree with you that this is definitely their own fault, I think that before we change the system in the way you've mentioned we should make sure more people are prepared.

more than 4 years ago

Toyota Claims Woman "Opted In" To Faux Email Stalking

wavemancali Re:Yep (667 comments)

What I am saying is that there are situations, that no matter what you do, you have no control. There are always going to be people you trust that screw you over and you shouldn't be held responsible. The people doing the crime and the actual damage should bear the burden of the crime not the victims.

Say I buy comic books for my retirement portfolio, or art, or some other tangible object and do my due diligence, research it to make sure it's the real thing, see the certificate of authenticity, research to make sure it's not stolen, etc, etc. I can still get screwed by a good forger that fools all the experts.

The same can happen with a company. I can do all my research and due diligence and make sure that the officers of the company are stand up people, I shouldn't be held responsible if they fool everyone and not just me.

You are punishing the victim of the crime when you punish everyone who owns stock of the company in this case.

more than 4 years ago

Toyota Claims Woman "Opted In" To Faux Email Stalking

wavemancali Re:Yep (667 comments)

By this argument you better not vote either.

I mean SydShamino doesn't exactly have control over US foreign policy if he voted Republican and Obama got in right?

But he should just lie back and accept that he's responsible for America's military presence in Afghanistan because he's an American citizen that voted.

What you are suggesting would completely destroy the fabric of all Western Nation retirement funds. There aren't enough comics in the world to supply the demand of those looking to make enough money to retire and still be able to eat.

more than 4 years ago

Do You Provide Tech Support To Friends and Family?

wavemancali My thought on this topic... (606 comments)

Having computer knowledge when someone has a tech question is the modern day equivalent of owning a pick up truck when someone wants to move.

more than 4 years ago

Wireless Network Modded To See Through Walls

wavemancali Re:In 20 years..... (161 comments)

George Takei and Robert Apsrin predicted this in "Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe" in 1979.

more than 4 years ago

Huge Unidentified Organic Blob Floating Around Alaska

wavemancali One thing for certain... (424 comments)

You're gonna need a bigger boat.

more than 5 years ago

Despite Gates' Prediction, Spam Far From a Thing of the Past

wavemancali People not seeing Spam also not seeing the issue. (198 comments)

Just because you don't see the Spam in your mailbox because you've set up your Spam filters well doesn't mean you aren't a victim of some of the underlying issues. The millions and millions of Spam messages sent out every day to try and get that .01% return rate are still choking up processing power on DNS servers and taking up bandwidth.

more than 5 years ago

Email-only Providers?

wavemancali (601 comments)

I've dealt with for several years now, they do e-mail only hosting. They are a Canadian company and therefore not bound by US law when it comes to losing your privacy. Decent price points in Canadian funds as well.

about 6 years ago


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