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Comment: Re:well then it's a bad contract (Score 2) 262

by Imagix (#49563895) Attached to: ESPN Sues Verizon To Stop New Sports-Free TV Bundles

It's not a horrible contract if both parties agreed to it

It's a horrible contract if it purports to require that consumers pay ESPN even if they don't want it. In fact, that's arguably illegal.

Well, the contract doesn't require that consumers pay EPSN. The contract requires that Verizon pays ESPN. Verizon could theoretically offer ESPN to their customers for the 5 months of football season, and then drop the rates during the rest of the year. However, that wouldn't absolve Verizon from having to pay ESPN for the entire year. But that's Verizon's problem.

Comment: Re:Wasn't quite the revolution ... (Score 1) 134

by Imagix (#49482107) Attached to: Chinese Ninebot Buys US Rival Segway

barely moves above walking speed

Hmm.. average walking speed of a human: 3.1 mph. Segway has three speed limits, depending on usage. The lowest speed limit is 6 mph, nearly double the speed of a walking human (I'd call that more than barely), the highest speed limit is 12 mph, nearly 4 times the speed of a walking human. Pretty sure that's much better than a walking human. Sure, it's not Usain Bolt levels of speed (40+ mph.. but only sprinting), but still much better than "barely".

Comment: Re:Pretty safe bet this happens everywhere. (Score 4, Interesting) 294

Well... are the number of murdering TSA agents greater than other professions? However, in this particular case, why aren't the two of them arrested and charged for the sexual assaults? For this, let the courts decide, not the DA. So what if the victim cannot be identified? Convenient that the person who was assaulted wasn't asked for their information. As for "nobody else has complained", the remaining people would have the understanding that this is _supposed_ to be happening. They were theoretically following the lawful commands of the TSA agent. Since it turns out that they were not lawful, then the agent should be arrested for the sexual assault as well as whatever statute covers the agent in exceeding their authority. "Held accountable". Hah. Merely firing them is insufficient.

Comment: Ambiguous (Score 1) 342

by Imagix (#49469995) Attached to: Allegation: Lottery Official Hacked RNG To Score Winning Ticket
What the heck does "could only be entered by two people at a time" mean? The room is only big enough to hold two people, or that no single person can enter the room? (Requires two different keys, perhaps?) The second interpretation would mean that there's an accomplice somewhere.... Also, is it really an "excerpt" when it's just under half of the original article?

Comment: Many eyes... (Score 0, Troll) 171

by Imagix (#49465995) Attached to: Windows Remains Vulnerable To Serious 18-Year-Old SMB Security Flaw
But... this is software that people were _paid_ to write. That means that these sorts of security holes can't happen! Not that open source thing of "many eyes makes all bugs shallow", they have the _right_ people reading the code thus these things can't happen. Right? Right?! (And if your sarcasm detector isn't going off the scale, you really need a new sarcasm detector....)

Comment: Re:Chess vs Feudal (Score 1) 109

by Imagix (#49446253) Attached to: A Data-Driven Exploration of the Evolution of Chess
While true that the number of permutations of a standard deck of cards is 52!, but you must consider that for many card games (Bridge, for example), the order of the cards in your hand is irrelevant. This reduces the number of permutations by a fair amount. It's still a big number, just not the plain 52! as presented.

Comment: Revoke the certs (Score 5, Insightful) 139

by Imagix (#49329779) Attached to: Chinese CA Issues Certificates To Impersonate Google
At a _minimum_ MCS's rights need to be revoked. There needs to be an independent audit of any cert that CNNIC has issued _at CNNIC's expense_, and of their operations (both CNNIC, and the organizations to which they've issued certs), or CNNIC should have its rights revoked as well. MCS is completely untrustable, and CNNIC has to prove that they are currently trustable. CNNIC's operations need to be audited or they may just turn around an issue a new cert to MCS. (Or "MCS" with a new name)

The trouble with the rat-race is that even if you win, you're still a rat. -- Lily Tomlin