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Comment: I'm sorry (Score 1) 170

by Mike Frett (#47437141) Attached to: DARPA Successfully Demonstrates Self-Guiding Bullets

I am extremely sorry, but if we "Humans" can't learn to live without this type of nonsense and live peacefully together as one people on one Planet; then maybe it's time to pull the plug on this Civilization. We have brainwashed ourselves in such an extreme fashion that we allow our primitive side to completely engulf our ability to reason.

Comment: Re:Wikipedia (Score 1) 172

by Mike Frett (#47429915) Attached to: Peer Review Ring Broken - 60 Articles Retracted

Change something and watch what happens, It'll be gone in five minutes. Same with the Blu-ray Wiki, post anything true but condemning and check back five minutes later -- poof. "They" get paid good money to keep things in the companies best interest. Which is also why I don't donate anymore to Wikipedia.

Comment: Young Gamers (Score 1) 86

You young gamers have it rough i would say, back when I played Games, ALL the content came on the disk and the Game didn't require a patch every two days. We played a finished product that some company put love into because they themselves were Gamers and wanted to get it right "the first time".

I feel really sorry that you've all just gave up and accepted being ripped off and cheated. It's sad you don't what a good Game really is but I'll give you a hint: It's not Graphics. Multiplayer? We had that too, but nobody ever send messages threating our lives if we killed them in-game. Again, I feel sorry for you younglings and your loss of meaning for words like "Good" and "Fun".

Comment: New Drugs (Score 1) 106

by Mike Frett (#47280967) Attached to: Researchers Find "Achilles Heel" of Drug Resistant Bacteria

Yeah I've had some of these so-called new Drugs like Antibiotics and such and the side-effects are worse than the disease. A lot of people including myself are unable to take some of the newer things like Avelox and Levaquin without turning yellow and having Heart palpitations. I think Aspirin and Penicillin were the last breakthroughs that gave the best performance with little to no side-effects for most people.

Better testing and more focus on eradication of side-effects is what's really needed for any new Drug. That's going to be hard with the FDA pushing everything through because of under the table "donations". There are even a lot of Drugs now for conditions that are seemingly made up, it borders on ridiculous.

Comment: Physical Media (Score 4, Interesting) 116

by Mike Frett (#47220591) Attached to: Physical Media: Down, But Maybe Not Out

Call me crazy but I prefer to have the physical copy. This way I can watch it anytime I want and I don't need to worry about the inevitable loss of Internet connectivity. It's the same with Cash, I prefer Cash as it's inevitable that via some Galactic event or War; Satellites will be disabled. People don't generally think about these events, but they are inevitable.

I still buy DVD also, I turn my nose up at Blu-ray due the ever-changing DRM and sorry quality of the players. Upscaling HDMI DVD Players are the best they have ever been and look just as good as HD Programming on TV. There is also a rumor among companies like Warner and Fox that they are currently taking a loss on Blu-ray sales by trying to match the DVD prices; you see it costs money to go back and do new transfers and add all that extra content. Not to mention all the angry people that will come when they realize they need to buy the Disk again when 4k/8k and whatever else arrives. And to be fair I tried to get into Blu-ray, the quality upgrade wasn't worth the constant lock-ups, slow menus and firmware nonsense.

Also for people like me, having to replace 1000+ DVDs is not financially possible since I own all the movies I ever wanted and have no real interest in "modern" films; they're all either remakes or reboots anyway and consist of 90% CGI. But if I were forced to choose, I would probably skip Blu-ray and go Digital Download, as if I wanted, I can record the stream and make my own DVD. For anyone who has done it, a DVD made from an HD source is very high quality, even better than the retail version.

In any case, I don't think Physical Media is going away anytime soon. I think you would have a better chance of dying in your own Bathroom.

Comment: Theia (Score -1, Troll) 105

by Mike Frett (#47177931) Attached to: Evidence of Protoplanet Found On Moon

So how do they know the Planet was called Theia; was someone alive at the time to name it?. It's a nice fantasy but about as reliable as saying some Alien World crashed into Jupiter and formed it's Moons, which is kind of silly since it's a Gas Giant. The truth is, nobody really knows anything and most likely never will.

Fantasy land is a nice place but I wouldn't want to live there.

Comment: Why? (Score 1) 180

We need all of this why? Wanting Weapons and Wars just shows how non-advanced and uncivilized Humans are and how we haven't even moved out of our caves yet.

If we are to survive well into the future, we need to learn to disregard our primitive ways and start thinking about others instead of only ourselves. The whole idea of separate Countries and separate people disgust me deeply. People, we are not separate, we all live on a tiny Blue Planet in the middle of an unexplored ocean of awesomeness. If we can't rid ourselves of our primitive nature, maybe we are long overdue for extinction.

Comment: Re:Don't worry, NSA will still buy American (Score 1) 208

Don't forget they'll add crazy DRM that forces you to connect to the Internet before you access your data. Also the drives will be slow to load and you'll have to reboot them every five minutes due to lock-ups. It will also have some wild name like Yello-Drive.

Toshiba will probably make a competing drive that fails. As a final insult to Sony they will make Drive that "upscales" your current drive without all the annoying issues of the Yello-Drive. It'll do a damn good job too, but; ignorance rules and people won't mind the Yello-Drives slow loading times and ever-evolving, ridiculous DRM.

In the end the market will show that regular drives still outsell the Yello-Drive 3:1. Sony will probably push for new 400TB (lovingly called 4KTB) models not realizing that most people simply don't care anymore and have moved on to things like Cloud storage.

Comment: Re:What's the problem? (Score 2) 1198

by Mike Frett (#46878377) Attached to: Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

Did you witness the rape of the girl? You base all your information on evidence that may or may not be true. Completely innocent people have been known to have been executed and/or placed in Jail. The Legal system is FAR from perfect.

Nature has a way to give people what they deserve in the end. Murderers and Rapists etc. eventually get what they deserve, with or without the Legal System. Yes, even hateful, full of Rage people like you get what they deserve eventually.

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