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Comment: apple again (Score 1) 336

by Gogo0 (#47803801) Attached to: Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos
this is the second time apple has been involved in a celebrity sex photo/video leak.

in 2008 Edison Chen (popular Hong Kong actor/singer) took his idevice to an apple store for service, his dozens of videos and photos of sex with a dozen famous HK starlets were on the internet, slowly leaked like these appear to be.

there was huge backlash, he ended up "retiring" from acting, but has since returned.

Comment: Re:Punishes fans? (Score 1) 216

by Gogo0 (#47636769) Attached to: NFL Fights To Save TV Blackout Rule Despite $9 Billion Revenue
i stopped reading ESPN during off-seasons. the only thing they have to report is "XXXX was banned for X games for XXXX reason". the reason typically being DUI, drugs, shooting people, beating women -general dumbass illegal stuff. maybe the NFL should be year-round, practice and playing seems to be the only thing that keeps players busy enough to stay out of jail.

Comment: Re:Punishes fans? (Score 1) 216

by Gogo0 (#47636761) Attached to: NFL Fights To Save TV Blackout Rule Despite $9 Billion Revenue
the business aspect makes sense, theyre obviously doing what brings in the most cash. no argument there. my point is that other US professional sports manage to treat their fans much better. probably because theyre afraid of actually losing fans (revenue) if they get too stupid. most companies have to balance their product, consumer happiness, and price. the NFL clearly understands that their fans are masochists who only care about the product and not the price or their own happiness. the NFL has none of the fear most regular businesses have (one of the benefits of having a monopoly -fortunately no one *needs* to see NFL games)

Comment: Re:Punishes fans? (Score 1) 216

by Gogo0 (#47636711) Attached to: NFL Fights To Save TV Blackout Rule Despite $9 Billion Revenue
i consider it punishment as numerous very popular services they *could* provide dont exist:
-a competitor to the ever-stale Madden games
-streaming games online
-a way to watch all games (not only the ones you happen to get on tv in your area) without needing a ~$200 satellite subscription

these give consumers more choice and flexibility and are things that fans *really want* and will be happy to pay for. maybe "punishment" is the wrong word, "abuse" or "mistreatment" may fit better

Comment: Re:Punishes fans? (Score 4, Insightful) 216

by Gogo0 (#47636663) Attached to: NFL Fights To Save TV Blackout Rule Despite $9 Billion Revenue
pro football is like smoking crack, only harder to kick.

the NFL hates its fans with a *passion*, as evident by their business practices, and they punish us every way they can find (new terrible red zone ads, EA madden exclusivity, directv/verizon exclusivity, ~$90 preseason game ticket prices, $200 streaming games only outside the USA [NHL is $50, MLB similar -both available in the USA], etc).

if anyone (myself included) *could* quit enjoying seeing their team play, we would have already, and the NFL knows. the NFL is a shit organization, but we the fans have made it clear that we will put up with whatever bullshit they throw at us.

anyway, i dont think its unreasonable to want to be able to watch a game on tv. watching at home and attending a game are entirely different things. no one says 'lets not go to the game, it's on tv".
its very telling that the NFL needs a *law* to force people to go to games and pay their exhorbitant ticket costs.

Comment: Re:A good, and proper, use of our Federal tax doll (Score 1) 207

military starved for funds? i work for the military and there is as much waste at the end of this fiscal year as there was for any other. if they dont waste it, they dont get as much to waste next year. the military "budget cuts" are bullshit, theyre still receiving far more than they know what to do with

Comment: Re: Christmas is coming early this year (Score 1) 702

by Gogo0 (#47404099) Attached to: TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes
yes, as so many of these batteries have been modified to be weapons with such disasterous effect on board planes, this is now a necessary measure.

*enough training can endow passengers with martial arts skills that can be used to deadly effect, passengers must be tied down
*laptops and other heavy objects can be used to bludgeon, no carry-ons allowed
*the in-flight meal plastic eating utensils can be deadly when applied correctly, eat with your hands
*a wild passenger could open the emergency door in-flight with disasterous effect, it should be locked
*a blanket and bottle of water can be used to waterboard other passengers in the privy, no more toilets, beverages, or articles made of cloth
*psychology may be applied to coerce a flight attendant into unknowingly aiding a terrorist plot, flight attendants must also hold a degree in psychology OR allow no one on board with an IQ over 50 OR gag all passengers

there are *so many* ways to fuck things up, the only way for TSA to secure flying is to expand the no-fly list to include absolutely everyone

Comment: Re:Chicago Blackhawks too? (Score 1) 646

by Gogo0 (#47268183) Attached to: Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks
if "redskins" is denied a trademark due to some people finding it offensive, how did N.W.A. (Niggaz Wit Attitudes) ever get a theirs? the N-word has always had negative connotations, no one can claim that it wasnt a hot-button word when N.W.A. was new. its sad that the govt is again passive-agressively strong-arming, i wonder if harry reid or other outspoken idiots were behind this.

i've never heard someone call a native american "redskin" before. it's always been in reference to the football team.
i have however, heard the term "chief" used disparagingly. why are the kansas city chiefs not also on the hook?
the overall question i have is, how can we more effectively sanitize the world to no longer offend anyone at all? handling these case-by-case is stupidly inefficient.

Comment: Re:Maybe they should ask corded phone manufacturer (Score 1) 399

by Gogo0 (#46864165) Attached to: Japanese and Swiss Watchmakers Scoff At Smartwatches
Citizen EcoDrive analogues are solar powered with a battery for backup. after a while without light (for instance, under your sleeve) the seconds hand movement stops until it sees light again and then quickly updates. in cases of very low battery, it will only move the minute hand every 2-5min or so. ive had my 8700 for about five years now. its a tank, was only $350 new (likely cheaper now), looks nice, and i've never had to care about swapping the battery. itll probably make it a few weeks after my death, at least.

Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth. -- Nero Wolfe