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Comment Re:Not really ... (Score 1) 40

Let's take the Facebook app as an example. If you buy a smartphone, and it has the Facebook app pre-installed, and you WANT to use the Facebook app ... what reasonable person would assume the pre-installed app is malware, and they should uninstall it then install the official one straight from Facebook?

Comment Re:Quote (Score 1) 271

Those were well-known examples.

Here's the full list of movies that vanished from Netflix' stock:

http://www.epixhd.com/all-movi...

At a glance there are a LOT of titles I don't recognize, with covers that suggest they're from the 70s or 80s. I spot a recent animated movie (Alpha and Omega), a geek classic at least for a popular quote (Apocalypse Now), and a definite geek classic (A Conversation With Leonard Nimoy) - and that's just in the A section.

Please don't think Epix ONLY has control of Hunger Games and World War Z.

Comment Re:The above is informative ? (Score 1) 559

I think people are more upset at the perceived risk of getting a barcode tattoo reminiscent of what they used in concentration camps (yeah, I Godwin'ed the thread),

So you basically admit that people are "upset" about an imaginary threat that doesn't currently exist, and is unlikely to ever exist?

I admit nothing. I said 'the perceived risk', I don't take a stance on whether it is likely to happen. The fact is it has a detrimental effect on people's desire to visit the country in the first place.

Comment Re:Massive and stupid (Score 5, Insightful) 211

Back then it was common that a plane hijacking meant an unexpected side trip to some third world country, some hours in an airport, and a trip back home. That ALSO changed on 9/11 and is considered the main reason that the last plane crashed because the passengers heard what happened to the first ones and took up the fight.

Comment Re:Is literacy a problem in science, too? (Score 4, Insightful) 13

Text has its place. Video has its place.

For a lot of things, especially where you need to be able to search for something, text is far superior. For stuff like this, I would really hope they maintain text as the main focus, with videos to show proof-of-concept for lack of a better term. Details are much easier seen than imagined, after all.

Comment Re:The above is informative ? (Score 4, Insightful) 559

I think people are more upset at the perceived risk of getting a barcode tattoo reminiscent of what they used in concentration camps (yeah, I Godwin'ed the thread), or maybe getting pulled over and shot by a cop for having a broken tail light.

Such things really does count against visiting the US compared to taking a week on a beach somewhere else.

He: Let's end it all, bequeathin' our brains to science. She: What?!? Science got enough trouble with their OWN brains. -- Walt Kelly

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