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Comment: Re:Now ICP can finally achieve their teaching drea (Score 1) 397

by ClickOnThis (#47767485) Attached to: Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

Now I will without hesitation joyfully explain in fine detail exactly how ignorant it is to be part of a fundamentalist Abrahamic religion.

FTFY. There are plenty of non-fundie mainstream religions, Abrahamic and otherwise, that recognize science (and in particular, scientific explanations of origins) as correct.

Comment: Re:Sigh (Score 1) 311

AFAIK what's different here is that Comcast claims unlimited == no_cap, but unlimited != fixed_price. Obviously Comcast's definitions are highly self-serving, but I don't think they rise to the level of blatant lies.

I say again, I'm not on Comcast's side. I just think that describing Comcast's position in hyperbolic terms (such as "blatant lies") will be self-defeating.

Comment: Re:Sigh (Score 2) 311

I have no faith that the government won't fall for this blatant lie.

I have no desire to defend Comcast. However, I think it's a bit strong to call it a "blatant lie." What I would call it is "highly disingenuous."

Comcast says there's no cap: they won't stop sending you bits, they'll just charge you more if you exceed a threshold. Of course, their definition of "cap" is a thin disguise over their real intent, which is to discourage heavy usage of their network. It sucks, but it is tenable.

Comment: Re:They deserve it (Score 1) 286

My comments were (falsely) premised on one guy suing Sony. Others have pointed out that I failed to see that this is in fact a class-action suit.

I just didn't think one guy suing Sony for 'all economic, monetary, actual, consequential, statutory and compensatory damages' had much of a chance, and his better option was to return the product, and then perhaps give Sony the finger in online reviews. Now that I realize it is a class-action suit, I think he has a good chance and I cheer him on.

Comment: Re:They deserve it (Score 1) 286

One one hand, this is a stupid frivolous lawsuit, but on the other hand game publishers have been feeding us so much bullshit and lies that I wish this guy would win just to make a point.

IANAL, but I doubt he will win. It seems to me that the proper remedy for him is to return the product and get his money back.

Sony should be punished for lying, but I don't see how one person suing them is going to work. Others may be satisfied with the product, even if Sony was being dishonest about its capabilities.

Now, if a group of consumers started a class action suit against Sony for this, I'd imagine their chances of winning would be much better.

Comment: Re:will be pontless if it sticks (Score 1) 135

by ClickOnThis (#47589805) Attached to: Cell Phone Unlocking Is Legal -- For Now

We will just see more incompatibly between networks. A lot ilke if you have an unlocked cmda phone today.. Where you going to go other than back to verizon? Each phone will end up with custom firmware, so you are stuck with that carrier.

First of all, Verizon is not the only CDMA carrier in the USA. (Sprint, for example, uses CDMA.) Verizon can't "break" their version of CDMA without making it impossible for non-Verizon subscribers to roam on their network.

Second, many of the phones currently available in the USA support all CDMA and GSM network protocols. Some even support them at all of the frequencies used outside North America, so you can roam in other continents.

Third, many phones from CDMA carriers now come with a removable SIM card, just like GSM phones have for years. I'm not sure, but I think switching carriers may involve modifying the apps and parts of the OS (and would that involve unlocking or even jailbreaking?) However, the most important step is to swap out the SIM card with one from the new carrier, and that has become a lot easier.

Comment: Re:National Academy of Sciences Says ... (Score 1) 114

by ClickOnThis (#47547755) Attached to: SpaceX Executive Calls For $22-25 Billion NASA Budget

We went from launching our first satellite on January 31st 1958 to landing a man on the Moon on July 20th 1969.

Don't tell me what we can and can't do based on not having the properly trained workforce. We have brilliant people at NASA and America's private space companies.

With all due props to USA-trained contributors to Apollo and its predecessors, it's worth noting that many of the contributors came from outside the USA, particularly from Canada and the United Kingdom.

That said, I agree with your point: you don't need to wait more than a generation to find the talent you need to achieve great things in space.

Comment: Re:Reality is... (Score 2) 125

by ClickOnThis (#47534909) Attached to: Google Looking To Define a Healthy Human

I don't think the concept of single-payer healthcare is a bad one; however I do not believe the current implementation is an effective system that's not designed to bilk average Americans out of money for the benefit of insurance execs and the Congresscritters who love them.

Glad to hear you support a single-payer system. However, the "current implementation" of the ACA is not a single-payer system. It is a government-managed marketplace, with private insurance companies providing the coverage.

If the ACA truly were a single-payer system (like Medicare is) it would be far more effective at protecting average Americans from being bilked by "insurance execs and the Congresscritters who love them."

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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