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Comment The perfect storm of a dystopia. (Score 1) 136 136

Remember a few days ago, The UK proposed a 10 year copyright violation imprisonment? Next up, what if the "rights" holders for "Happy Birthday" decide to go all RIAA and sue everyone they can. All you have to do is open up Facebook or Instagram, and bam, thousands of families can be taken straight to prison for ten years. That'll teach them.

Comment The tipping point is economy. (Score 1) 869 869

From what it seems, electricity costs less to travel, especially if you have cheap solar panels. However, you can get 100,000 miles of gasoline buying a 10,000$ car over a $20,000 electric plugin hybrid. $10,000 /(3$gallon)=3,333 gallons of gasoline * 32 miles to a gallon = 100,000 miles of travel. If an electric plugin hybrid car can get around $15,000 or less, then it will be a game changer for people who care about economy.

Comment Mangled IRC joke (Score 5, Funny) 685 685

Dude1:"HI GUYS! HOW IS EVERYONE?"

Dude2:"Hey. Doing okay. You?"

Dude1:"COULDN'T BE BETTER! ANYTHING GOING ON?"

Dude2:"There's a caps lock key on your keyboard, press it."

Dude1"OH! THANK YOU! IT'S SO MUCH EASIER TYPING NOW NOT HAVING TO HOLD SHIFT."

Comment Re:Pure undulterated bullshit (Score 1) 199 199

Hey, Snapchat makes no sense at all, since anyone can screenshot/hack their own device. Even though Snapchat doesn't do what it claims, its a phenomena which has made lots of money. I think Google just wants to jump on the money train of making impossible claims to technology.

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