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Comment: Re:Who are you to tell them how to live... apk (Score 1) 204

If you're going to mutilate the genitals of your young girls, tell your women they can't drive, stone people to death for drawing cartoons, marry off children, beat homosexuals in the street until they're bloody and starve your citizens until near death then hell yeah I'm going to tell you how to live in your nation.

Comment: Re:What a shame, but... apk (Score 4, Insightful) 204

Don't be naive. The only reason Russia and other oppressive nations pass laws like these is so they can better monitor what their 'citizens' are doing and saying. It's a lot easier to lock up whoever wrote "Putin Sucks" online if the data is in a Russian server.

Comment: Armored Patrol (Score 1) 178

by CohibaVancouver (#47314753) Attached to: The Rise and Fall of the Cheat Code
Not a cheat code per se, but when you play Armored Patrol on your TRS-80 Model 1, there is a 'trick' that allows you unlimited energy.

If you back your tank up to the edge of 'the universe' and then point your barrel back into the arena at bad guys you can just keep shooting and shooting and get an unlimited score - You'll never run out of energy and no tank or robot can kill you.

I remember leaving for school in 1982 with the space bar taped down, and then coming home to a zillion points.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Comment: Outside of North America (Score 2) 67

by CohibaVancouver (#47289697) Attached to: BlackBerry Back In Profit
I recently got back from a trip to Latin America. Blackerries were *everywhere,* with everyone BBMing like mad. iPhones were almost non-existent, with a smattering of older Android devices. I think we tend to take an America / Western Europe approach when in fact it's apparent that BB remains strong in 'emerging' markets.

Comment: Terminology? (Score 5, Interesting) 97

by CohibaVancouver (#47288601) Attached to: When Drones Fall From the Sky
The problem I have with 'drone' is there isn't a clear definition of what a 'drone' is.

A thousand-kilogram General Atomics MQ-1 Predator raining freedom (via Hellfire missiles) down upon terrorists is a 'drone' as is one-kilo quadcopter taking webcam pictures of some housing development.

Back in my day, the former was a 'drone' and the latter was a 'remote controlled plane.'

Comment: Re:Dangerous (Score 1) 345

by CohibaVancouver (#47278825) Attached to: Harley-Davidson Unveils Their First Electric Motorcycle

Bikes aren't dangerous ... bimbos in SUVs are dangerous. Cell phone drivers are dangerous. Bikes are devices. People are the problem.

The fact that 'people are the problem' are what makes bikes dangerous.

If you're behind the wheel of a Smart car and you're hit by a bimbo in an SUV you get up and walk away.

If you're on a bike you're a dead skidmark if you're lucky and in a wheelchair for the rest of your life if you're not.

Comment: Re:I'm sorry, could you repeat the question? (Score 1) 76

by CohibaVancouver (#47263195) Attached to: Amazon's Android Appstore Coming To BlackBerry

How long has it been since BlackBerry has had more than a negligible share of the consumer market?

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I recently returned from trips to Mexico City and Bogota. 'Berries were in the hands of everyone you saw, all BBMing like mad. Occasionally you saw an older Android device, almost zero iPhones.

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Comment: Re:It's Nissan (Score 4, Interesting) 137

Because under the socialist Obama administration, there's no point to innovating and trying to increase your company's profits: the taxman is going to take it all.

Because under a Republican administration, there's no point to innovating and trying to increase your company's profits:

With infrastructure crumbling, education failing and the middle class fading the environment that fosters capitalist success is fading away. Better to start up in a country like Germany that creates an environment where it's worthwhile trying to innovate.

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