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Comment Re:They didn't raise the price (Score 1) 196

Actually yes they do announce price cuts when currency surges in Value. They regularly adjust because of exchange rates, the only thing that makes this one stand out is the size of the adjustment. In Australia we regularly have both price rises and price cuts depending on current exchange rates.

Comment I call Bullshit. (Score 1) 175

So somehow they are miraculously going from not being able to accurately predict a week in advance to being able to do a year? So how did they solve the current problem that makes it so unpredictable of not having sufficient information points from various areas of the world that severely affect weather long term? Is this super computer an amazing guesser or have they deployed 10's of thousands of weather stations around the world to gather that missing data?

Comment Re:good (Score 1) 644

coming from an anti vaxxer I take that as a compliment. fuckwits like yourself need to be put on an island that is fenced off from the rest of humanity where you are free to get yourselves killed by whatever method you choose. Arseholes like you get innocent people killed when mixed in with society.

Comment Re:About time. (Score 4, Informative) 644

what the fuck are you on about. You still hve those freedoms in Australia. What you don't have is the right to claim you are a medical practitioner and provide advise to people that goes completely against those qualifications. If you want to support Anti Vaxxers that is fine, but don't try and claim you are doing it as a doctor or Nurse etc. Doctors, Nurses, midwives etc have a duty of care and telling people to not get vaccinations is in breach of that duty of care.

Comment Re:Is that all (Score 3, Interesting) 644

The serious injustice is what is done to those that seek a licensed medical practitioner only to receive advise that goes against medical ethics and science. To get their licenses they went through training and education, they have chosen to ignore that education so I don't believe permanent cancelation/suspension is an injustice, they are risking the lives of people who have come to them for help and advise and are therefore in breach of the basic tenets of their profession and hence should be stripped of any qualifications that allow them to practise that profession..

Comment good (Score 0, Flamebait) 644

the spokeswoman for the Australian College of Midwives, worries the crackdown may push people with anti-vaccination views further underground

good, they have no right to be practising medicine, fuckwits like those should be dead and buried like those that suffer under their idiotic advise.

Comment Re:He's also charged with money laundering. (Score 2) 80

have to disagree on the money laundering part. The creation of money laundering laws was pretty much essential to prevent organised crime from hiding ill gotten gains by pumping them through shop fronts, casinos and international exchanges and then labelling their proceeds of crime as legitimate profits or winnings. Casinos, banks etc were more than happy to be complicit in these transactions as they got a healthy cut, you can't just ask nicely for them to not do this.

Comment why? (Score 1) 199

Not sure I see the need for reinvention here. TV is not about the newest coolest gadgets every month, it is about entertainment, the user interface makes for a tiny fraction of the time someone spends with their TV. Netflix as well as various TV boxes have reinvented the VCR about as much as is required at this point. Portable media players, Smart Phones and tablets needed reinvention, you could make the most awesome perfect interface for a TV and it still won't be (or shouldn't be) the primary selling point.

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