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Comment: Re:So what? (Score 0) 1046

by LBArrettAnderson (#39543697) Attached to: Forensic Experts Say Screams Were Not Zimmerman's

Oh brother...

Detaining someone without evidence against them is just that--an act that deprives them of their natural rights. He was taken into custody (handcuffed, no less!), questioned, and released when his story added up. This whole story got attention because the media led everyone to believe that that never happened. Now the guy is legitimately fearing for his life, all thanks to the liberal media (but wait, I thought conservatives were the ones who incite violence... funny that they are the ones defending a democrat).

Comment: Re:Somehow this makes the sale fair? (Score 1) 156

WD makes the best drives I have ever used. I have about 20 of them in a server environment, and as of yet have not needed to use the 5 year warranty on any of them. RE3/4s are fantastic drives. As are VelociRaptors. Yes, they also have some crappier drives (caviar greens, for example), but you get what you pay for.

Comment: Cons? (Score 1) 652

by LBArrettAnderson (#39192941) Attached to: Rearview Car Cameras Likely Mandated By 2014

I tend to ignore the camera when I back up in a car with one (my mom's, which I've only driven a couple times). Do any of you who have one find yourself relying on it over actually looking over your shoulder? I imagine there are a lot of things happening (especially to the side of your car, like cars driving perpendicular to yours in a parking lot) that wouldn't always get shown, even with a field of view close-ish to 180 degrees.

Comment: Re:If you want a baseline (Score 1) 225

by LBArrettAnderson (#39181633) Attached to: Suggestions For Music Hosting?

Came in here to say this. My current datacenter charges exactly what the poster said ($100/mbps 95th percentile (but slightly cheaper in bulk) or 50 cents per GB, whichever plan I choose). So I did research for some ISPs that I could connect to. I came across Cogent, which is *incredibly* cheap. They quoted me something like $350/month for a 50mbps pipe (unmetered). Unfortunately I'd have to move to a new datacenter to use them, but they do seem to have a fiber presence in a lot of major city datacenters. I have heard reports of some sketchiness with them, but nothing concrete, and mainly from competing ISPs. I bet their uptime and reliability is probably good enough for the poster's needs.

The Almighty Buck

Are Rich People Less Moral? 1040

Posted by Soulskill
from the not-begging-the-question-at-all dept.
sciencehabit writes "New research suggests that the upper classes are more likely to behave dishonorably than those lower on the economic spectrum. The rich are more likely to cheat, steal, and even disobey traffic laws than those with less money and power (abstract). Curiously, in one experiment, Prius drivers also behaved badly, regardless of their wealth."
Music

Sony Raises Price of Whitney Houston's Music 30 Minutes After Death 507

Posted by samzenpus
from the it's-not-right-but-it's-okay dept.
First time accepted submitter M.Nunez writes "Just 30 minutes after Whitney Houston died, Sony Music raised the price of Houston's greatest hits album, 'Ultimate Collection,' on iTunes and Amazon. Many technologists, including chairman of the NY Tech Meetup Andrew Rasiej, suggests that Sony should be boycotted for the move. In a tweet, Rasiej wrote, 'Geez Sony raised price on Whitney Houston's music 30 min after death was announced. #FAIL...We should boycott Sony.'"

Comment: Re:Bubble? (Score 2) 761

by LBArrettAnderson (#38813815) Attached to: Apple Announces Most Profitable Quarter in History

I love this "the masses think" remark, because it exposes your elitism as well as lack of touch.
 
And the rest of your comment demonstrates your own elitism and lack of touch. Seriously, read your own comment. Since you don't use an optical drive, it's archaic? Since you're more productive with OSX, everyone else is as well? (I regularly use both OS X and Windows, by the way, and I'm far more productive on Windows).

Censorship

Megaupload Drops Lawsuit Against Universal Music 439

Posted by samzenpus
from the on-second-thought dept.
bs0d3 writes "Not so long ago, a legal video was taken down by repetitive DMCA requests to YouTube. In response, Megaupload filed a lawsuit against Universal Music. This past week, Megaupload was raided by U.S. authorities and forced offline, which is costing Megaupload millions of dollars in damage. Today; while employees are in U.S. custody, Megaupload has mysteriously dropped their lawsuit against Universal Music."

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