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Comment Re:We need to stop this crap (Score 1) 781

It's all completely arbitrary, but also a fact of life. You won't see any ".fuck" or ".nigger" extensions for a good reason. This is stretching the boundaries of offensiveness, but Google just doesn't want to deal with this bullshit while it's doing more important things. Sometimes the PC course of action is the best one when it comes to saving time and money.

Comment Re:Hang 'em high... (Score 1) 471

I don't think "you didn't write a law specifically against it" should stop them from getting fined.

Devil's advocate here: The purpose of tax law is to collect a percentage based off earnings. Should funneling money around to reduce tax owed be illegal by your definition? You can prosecute people without laws in place. Everything would become arbitrary.

Comment Re:Who the fuck can remember all those stupid name (Score 1) 262

In my house my parents would always refer to our cars as "The Buick", or "The Honda" to differentiate between them if we needed to do something with one or the other. Years after the Buick ceased to exist, my dad called our Subaru "The Buick" by accident. It's not necessarily marketing so much as habit. These commentators have Surface tablets on set, but they probably don't own them or use them at home. More than likely they have iPads. There is nothing to see here.

Comment Re:iPhone (Score 4, Informative) 674

It's a news reporting technique where they captivate more readers with something familiar. An article that reads, "Owner saves labrador retriever from fire." Will draw not only the doglover crowd, but will get a bigger emotional impact from the lab owners for no extra effort. In the case of the iPhone, it happens to have the largest userbase for the article to tap into.

"Love your country but never trust its government." -- from a hand-painted road sign in central Pennsylvania