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Comment: Re:Yes. (Score 4, Insightful) 660

by CreatureComfort (#48884195) Attached to: Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?
Because finding out the dude was high when he forgot to check the safety harness on Space Mountain after someone flies out and dies makes it all better. Suuurrre, he's the one they are going to sue for millions of dollars over negligence and Disney has no right, reason, or interest in ensuring the safety of their customers..

Look, ganjadude, it's FINE that you want to toast your brain. Rock on, dude. Just don't do it at a time or place where your impaired state is likely to affect me in any way whatsoever. In exchange I promise not get wasted on single malt and drive around in your neighborhood.

Comment: Re:Well if that happens, it'll be bye bye Samsung. (Score 3, Informative) 241

by CreatureComfort (#48855197) Attached to: Could Tizen Be the Next Android?
I had an original Galaxy S. It was so bad, I swore I would never buy another piece of Samsung electronics again.

Well, this time around, the only phone AT&T offered that met what I wanted was the Note 4, so I took a chance, with a heavy heart and much misgiving. I have to say, almost 4 months in, and I love this phone. Most of the stock apps are good enough that I'm using them rather than taking the chance on play store garbage. (Very unusual for me, I usually end up modding the hell out of my android phones) The Gear VR came in for Xmas,and is a great toy. I put in a 128Gb SD card and I have way more room than I need, even with a half dozen 3D full length movies on board. There is no lag or slow down on any of the games I have downloaded, and the screen is beautiful. WiFi and Bluetooth so far work flawlessly and fast. So far, all of the things that have frustrated me have turned out to be KitKat issues, not anything that Samsung has done.

It's large, but I never wish it was any smaller, only that my hands were a bit bigger. It's still small enough to be pocketable, even inside an otterbox, and I never hold it up to my ear when I'm actually on a call (less than 5% of the time I'm using it anyway). With bluetooth in the car, as a headset, and speakerphone on my desk, I rarely have to take it out of my pocket or the car/desk holder to talk.

It is good enough, that it just may entice me into getting Samsung when I get my 70" UHD TV later this year.

Comment: Re:Freedom (Score 4, Interesting) 250

I find their selection is marginally different from Google Books or B&N. However, I also find that inevitably, Amazon has the lower price, for me, than those other two, so that is where I generally buy, especially if it is from an author, or on a subject, I'm not familiar with. Even though I know that Amazon is pandering to me to try to lock me in by habit at the expense of the authors.

For the authors that I know I like, I try to go out of my way to purchase as close to directly through them, or from their recommended source as I can.

I know that buying from Amazon is not in my long term best interest, but for a product I don't know that I will value, even as high as Amazon does, or for a product that I don't know gets any more money to the actual author, rather than just higher profits for the middle men, I'll put my near term interst over speculating that something else is a better long term strategy.

Comment: Re:Freedom (Score 2) 250

Or just maybe, what is currently in the short term best interest of the consumers, is not at all in the best interest of independent writers. And just maybe, when Amazon has put all of the other options out of business by pandering to the masses at the expense of the producers, Amazon, just might turn on the consumers and start to gouge them, once they have no where else to turn?

Comment: Re: Never attribute to stupidity (Score 2) 580

by CreatureComfort (#48626281) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'
Soldiers and Sailors are cheap to replace and have no lobbying power. Sony, and more importantly MPAA, have loads of influence in D.C. We went to war based on WMD lies just to increase profits of Halliburton. You seriously think we wouldn't invade NK if MPAA really wanted it?

Comment: Re:I'd expect Fawkes masks to start making stateme (Score 1) 218

75MB symmetric, with all movie channels plus the junk that never gets watched but can't be declined, $230/month on Verizon FiOS in Dallas.

Plus still paying ~ 30% of income in taxes when income tax, property tax, sales tax, use fees, etc. are all considered.

Comment: Re:This will only stop (Score 2) 148

by CreatureComfort (#48524925) Attached to: How the NSA Is Spying On Everyone: More Revelations
I'm certain that it's because the current Libertarian Party platform has been hijacked by the Fascist Party and bears little to no resemblance to traditional libertarian values, policies, or ideals.

The Democrats and Republicans, however, have always been under the control of the Fascist Party, so their current actions (ignore the platforms, both parties already do) are consistent with their traditional views. The Greens have no coherent platform and are so inconsequential the Fascists haven't bothered with them.

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. -- Bill Vaughn