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Comment Re:sigh (Score 2) 93

Every one of my science professors back in the early 1970s were talking about the possibility of a coming ice age. They were not law professors. They taught chemistry, biology, physics, etc.

I guess they were just spreading rumors and half-truths, but since I didn't read peer-reviewed science journals on a regular basis back then, I pretty much believed them.

Comment Use a real shipping company (Score 0, Redundant) 150

Next time he should use a company that knows what the fuck it's doing. Never use the USPS unless there's no other choice. Their tracking is something from the nineteenth century and their employees simply do not care about doing a good job.

USPS - when it absolutely, positively has to be there sooner or later (or not at all).

Comment Re:Not that expensive (Score 4, Interesting) 246

I just wait until the movie is shown on one of the premium networks that I pay the cable company $$$ to watch. I haven't been to a theater in years - big flat screen television, great sound system, bathroom mere steps away (and CLEAN), no idiots around me talking or using their phones, and snacks bought at much lower prices.

I don't understand the need to be one of the first people to see a movie. When I see people lined up around the block to see a movie the first day it's released, I have to fight back the urge to tell them that the damned movie will be shown tomorrow and the next day and the next day, etc.

Fifty bucks? Count me out.

Comment Really? (Score 1) 382

Just from the summary (because I didn't read TFA):
. . . claims to be cheaper . . .
. . . only delivered a few hundred all-electric buses . . .
. . . make a bold prediction . . .
. . . seem to indicate there's a shift . . .

It's fairly safe to assume that this is just CEO Ryan Popple's dream and he's actually begging for money from investors.

Comment Re:Facebook use plummets during business hours (Score 2) 116

When I'm reading news, I tend to open sites in multiple tabs and it's really annoying when two or more of them start playing sounds when I haven't even got to them yet. By the time I've read the content of other sites and get to the racket-makers, they've already finished their annoying videos (or just replaying them over and over!).

At least Firefox has a sound icon on each tab so I can mute the ones I don't want to listen to.

Comment Re:Megapixel myth (Score 2) 105

Agreed. I rarely use my phone's camera for taking real photographs. I'd rather use my DSLR with decent glass, better performance at higher ISOs, and more control over aperture and shutter speed. The DSLR even does better video than a phone.

The phone's camera is handy for times when a real camera is not available and you have to have some kind of shot.

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