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Woman Facing $3,500 Fine For Posting Online Review

wwalker ripoffreport.com is part of the problem (519 comments)

While I have absolutely no sympathy for all the hate that the keangear asshats will get from this, I just wish that ripoffreport.com would get their share of it. Did you know that if you pay them money, they will happily turn all the negative reports about your business into positive? They call it "Corporate Advocacy Program", but the real name of it should be "blackmail and extortion". Absolutely anyone can post anything about any business, be it true or a complete lie, and the business owner has absolutely no way for defending themselves. Except if you pay ripoffreport.com a few hundred bucks and then all negative reports go away. And they even claim that they will help place the newly positive reviews "at the top of search engines", whatever the hell that means. See, they do it to benefit the consumer and to assure the complete satisfaction, and not at all to blackmail small businesses and extort money from them:
http://www.ripoffreport.com/CorporateAdvocacyProgram/Change-Report-From-Negative-To-Positive.aspx

about 10 months ago
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Clam That Was Killed Determining Its Age Was Over 100 Years Older Than Estimated

wwalker Schrodinger's clam (366 comments)

And they call themselves scientists?! How do they know that the clam wasn't already dead when they opened the box... erhm, I mean the shell?

about 10 months ago
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Why Project Flare Might Just End the Console War

wwalker Re:IMO, it is not going to work (166 comments)

Sniper rifle should be the *least* latency-sensitive weapon. In real life, no sniper can hit a running target at any reasonable distance (unless they are running directly towards, or away). More so if the target is passing by a window and is only visible for a fraction of a second, which makes any sort of leading practically impossible.

about 10 months ago
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Full Details of My Attempted Entrapment For Teaching Polygraph Countermeasures

wwalker Re:We need a workers government (465 comments)

Also, sheep generally have trivial access to abundant food and cows even have computerized milking machines, with laser range-finders and all sorts of entertaining, stress-reducing and comforting gadgets. And your point is?

about 10 months ago
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HealthCare.gov: What Went Wrong?

wwalker Re:Here is a thought.. (400 comments)

Sigh... How is this relevant that they were not "even" American citizens?! Are non-American citizens somehow less capable of feeling compassion for other human beings and thus are less capable of being motivated when working on a *healthcare* related website? Or are they not as smart? At least I hope they were all white, right?

about 10 months ago
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Sony Issues Detailed PS4 FAQ Ahead of Launch

wwalker What about power consumption? (312 comments)

How much power will this thing be sucking? Is it going to be like the original PS3 mini-heater at 300W?

about a year ago
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UK Prime Minister Threatens To Block Further Snowden Revelations

wwalker What am I missing? (431 comments)

Can someone explain it to me, why US/UK/etc. governments are so freaking afraid of leaks, when apparently it's such a common knowledge that everyone spies on everyone, including their friends and allies?!

Shouldn't it be, if you haven't done anything wrong, you shouldn't be afraid of the truth? Since enemies of any state already assume they are being spied on anyway?

I mean, I can understand if the leaks included real names of agents and informants, or were putting real people in real danger of being killed in some other way. But at this point it's all just about governments lying to the people and each other, and about politicians losing all credibility. Oh, wait, I think I just answered my own question...

about a year ago
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Telegraph Contributor Says Coding Is For Exceptionally Dull Weirdos

wwalker Re:Can't do without excellent coders (453 comments)

The guy with charming ideas is nothing without a genius coder to implement them. And the coder indeed needs the ideas guy to suggest what he's going to code, and how it's going to look like. One can't do without the other, and so it goes in so many fields of work.

Um, no. Ideas are dime a dozen. The key word there is "charming". You need a schmoozer/promoter to make an idea popular, and being a charismatic leader does help. Plus, most "tech geniuses" are antisocial, often because they find it mind-numbingly boring to do the necessary steps to make any venture successful past implementing an idea. But tech people can be as creative and full of ideas as anyone else. We just lose interest right after we get it up and running, and move on to the next idea. :)

about a year ago
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Volvo Developing Nano-Battery Tech Built Into Car Body Panels

wwalker Re:Hazard (178 comments)

You can burn *anything* given hot enough flame and high enough concentration of oxygen. A cast iron frying pan will burn quite spectacularly given hot enough flame and high enough concentration of oxygen.

about 10 months ago
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Grocery Store "Smart Shelves" Will Identify Customers, Show Targeted Ads

wwalker It's burka time! (274 comments)

Time to start wearing burkas?

about a year ago
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Maryland Indictment Says Silk Road Founder Tried To Arrange Murder of Employee

wwalker Re:Feds ACTUALLY sold a kilo of coke (294 comments)

There is a lot more that doesn't quite add up in this story.

For example:

In December 2012, an undercover federal agent began to ask Dread Pirate Roberts about smuggling large quantities of drugs over borders. According to the indictment, the agent asked for DPR's help in finding customers because, he said, "Silk Road sellers only want very small amounts."

Isn't this entrapment? And wouldn't the rest not be admissible in court because you know, the fruit of a poisonous tree? Or have I been watching too much Law&Order?

about a year ago
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Instagram: We Won't Sell Your Photos

wwalker Re:We Won't Sell YOUR Photos (234 comments)

It is not our intention...

HA-HA-HA! "We have our dick up your bum hole, but it is not our intention to rape you any time soon!"

about a year and a half ago
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27 Reported Killed In Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

wwalker Re:Newtown Conn Prayers (2987 comments)

It's because of tragedies like this that I know that there is no god. No allah, no buddah, no fucking christ. Or they are all cruel assholes that deserve to be publicly executed with the same gun that killed 20 children today. I mean, god is supposed to be almighty alseeing entity. Ok, free will and all that shit. But how hard would it be to make that gun jam on the first try? Or better yet, make the first bullet ricochet right into the black heart of the asshole that was holding it at the time? No, too fucking hard? There is no god...

about 2 years ago
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Why The Hobbit's 48fps Is a Good Thing

wwalker Video games have been doing this for years (599 comments)

When playing a game, I can easily tell if it's running at 30 fps or 60 fps, and I *much* prefer the higher framerate, for obvious reasons. It'll definitely take a bit of getting used to when it comes to moves, but it is no doubt a good thing.

about 2 years ago
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Ban On Loud TV Commercials Takes Effect Today

wwalker Loud DVD/BR trailers (383 comments)

I wonder if this also applies to the trailers on DVDs/BRs? Whenever I put a new disk into the player, I have to reduce volume quite a bit for the trailers, until the movie starts, which is mighty annoying.

And while at it, dear FCC, make them stop putting a buzillion of unskippable FBI/etc. warnings on every disk! It only makes me want to switch to PirateBay exclusively.

BTW, WTF is a "digital theft" they keep mentioning in those warnings lately?! Specifically, which digits are more valuable, so that I keep mine locked up. Is it 13? 42? 3.1415926?

about 2 years ago
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Redbox Set To Compete With Netflix On Video Streaming

wwalker Hardly competition at all! (119 comments)

Wake me up when they start getting anywhere near 1% of the stuff available as torrents...

about 2 years ago
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Atheist Blogger Sentenced To 3 Years in Prison For Insulting Islam

wwalker Re:Well, is it Illegal? (412 comments)

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

Fuck that!
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
-George Bernard Shaw

about 2 years ago
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Pirate Bay Founder Released From Solitary Confinement

wwalker Re:Why solitary? (150 comments)

It's a good thing they didn't find pot on him, he'd already be serving life without parole...

about 2 years ago

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Best sit and stand computer desk?

wwalker wwalker writes  |  more than 2 years ago

wwalker writes "With all the stories coming out that, even if you find time to exercise regularly, sitting down at your desk for several hours each day shortens your life, what is the best sit and stand computer desk/workstation (height adjustable) out there that is also reasonably priced?"

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