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Comment: Re:Yep, they were... (Score 5, Insightful) 369

by Imagix (#49643307) Attached to: Keurig Stock Drops, Says It Was Wrong About DRM Coffee Pods
I have to disagree with you. This wasn't a case of "hey, let's try this new, innovative thing" followed by "whups, unintended consequences, we need to stop doing that". This was a case of "Hey, those printer ink guys can get away with this stunt, and the software guys can get away with this stunt. So what if the actual consumers of both of those things abhor the idea. We're gonna do it anyway because more $$$$!" followed by "Oh wait, our customers have a choice to do something else with their coffee, so they're not buying our stuff anymore. Well, lets put out a 'oops' statement, and perhaps let a few more people use our DRM thingy." There needs to be _punishment_ for this. A failed marketing line was New Coke. This is quite a bit different.

Comment: Re:Wow ... (Score 1) 263

by Imagix (#49576817) Attached to: Crashing iPad App Grounds Dozens of American Airline Flights
Erm, the comment I was replying to specifically called out bringing physical hardcopies. Although another poster did mention that perhaps having a physical copy at the gate might have been a good idea (don't consume weight on the plane, but is available to deploy if needed. Although does nothing for in-flight problems.). Would have turned cancelled flights into delayed flights.

Comment: Re:well then it's a bad contract (Score 2) 329

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.

"Who alone has reason to *lie himself out* of actuality? He who *suffers* from it." -- Friedrich Nietzsche