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Comment: Re:They don't like autohop? (Score 1) 142

by Kurrel (#41932821) Attached to: Fox's Attempt To Block Ad-skipping TV Recorder Autohop Fails
You can see it with any re-runs. I know one channel, WGN, that airs Futurama episodes and always has three or four entire scenes missing, plus several more punchlines edited out. I also suspect that hour prime-time shows have recently added another short commercial break in the final five/ten minutes of show.

Comment: Re:Need to take great caution with this (Score 4, Insightful) 387

by Kurrel (#41847847) Attached to: Seattle's Creepy Cameraman Pushes Public Surveillance Buttons
What's the difference? Cameras can have extremely high resolutions, digital zoom levels, and parabolic microphones. So they can indeed film you right in your face, and record a quiet conversation, remotely. Would you rather see the cameraman walk up to you, or never know he's there?

Comment: Re:We've Given Up on Poor Kids (Score 3, Interesting) 196

by Kurrel (#41642211) Attached to: The New School Nurse Is Nurse Ratched
By the same logic, every humanitarian foundation also has a vested interest in preserving human suffering and disease. Every mechanic, doctor, technician, developer, or whatever profession that is paid to fix things should be intentionally not fixing them to maximize profit, yes?

So why do any of these things work?

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