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Comment: vote fraud (Score 3, Interesting) 297

I guess that's the next step for the Conservatives in Canada... instead of suppressing the vote by misdirecting people away from polls, they'll just send 110% of the electorate to ensure victory.

Democracy is withering all over the world, as good people do... not quite enough.

Comment: hardware limits (Score 2, Informative) 309

by From A Far Away Land (#39349735) Attached to: The Consoles Are Dying, Says Developer

Makes sense to me. I see many more people playing Facebook games than they play with their Wii. XBox players are about as frequently seen as Facebook gamers, in my experience.

The technology is where consoles have often been ahead of PCs, but with tablet computers becoming almost as slick as Star Trek Pads, it's harder to imagine a console being able to process a lot more than a PC or be as portable as an iPad or Android phone.

Comment: Boycotts (Score 5, Insightful) 542

by From A Far Away Land (#38500672) Attached to: Techrights Recommends An Apple Boycott

Are boycotts ever really effective anymore? There's too much clout huge companies carry with their flashy advertising to reach consumers that are willing to break principle. People are not principled enough to rigourously hold to boycotts. I tell people not to bother with them, and focus on positive buying instead of negative buying. Don't avoid buying what you don't want to support, try to actively spend your available spending money with people and companies who support your vision of the world.

You can not get anything worthwhile done without raising a sweat. -- The First Law Of Thermodynamics

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