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Comment: Re:News Flash: Apple limits app store! (Score 1) 664

by Nocterro (#31880332) Attached to: Apple Blocks Cartoonist From App Store

In other words, get over it and find something useful to do with your protests. If you don't like how they do it, make a competing product.

No thanks. I'd rather people were fully aware of the potential drawbacks to what they might buy, and as a result choose the best product - not the one with the best hidden shitty drawbacks.

As a neat aside, the company might have to make a better product. Everyone wins.

Comment: Re:Thorough and unbiased (Score 1) 650

by Nocterro (#31697986) Attached to: House of Commons Finds No Evidence of Tampering In Climate E-mails

I wonder how you would react if the House of Commons were to say that the e-mails are undeniable proof that global warming is a scam. Would you suddenly change positions? Or would you write them off just like the people on the other side of the debate will..

Get back to me when an organisation as respected as the British House of Commons says that.

Comment: Re:Not that my opinion matters (Score 1) 323

by Nocterro (#30837582) Attached to: CBS Refuses To Preserve Jack Benny Footage
This random gentlemen on the internet claims that composed would be the correct word in this case (comprised would be a synonym for including, where I was imagining CBS to be clearly made up only of horses).
And he has an entire book published just to explain why everyone is making errors when writing English, so I'm inclined to trust someone with that much dedication.

Comment: Re:Retard. (Score 1) 428

by Nocterro (#30748898) Attached to: Man Sues Neighbor For Not Turning Off His Wi-Fi

I'd just like to point out that high-pitched noises, often caused by the flyback transformers found in things such as CRT monitors, are a far cry from detecting x-rays and radio waves. Why? Because one is just a sound and we have ears to feel that; that some people cannot hear the sound while others can is related to the auditive acuity of the person, nothing more.

I also can hear the noise caused by CRTs, and oddly enough also in some solid-state electronics. I've also got low level tinnitus When I asked a hearing specialist about it, he suggested that it might be related, with some noise or EM frequency stimulating a poorly sheafed auditory nerve.

This guy is still nuts though. Why do we care what the man thinks is causing his 'allergy'? Get him some real help, in the form of mental health and housing support.

Comment: Re:too funny (Score 2, Informative) 219

by Nocterro (#30428726) Attached to: Facebook Founder's Pictures Go Public

Actually, it isn't. If you go to the URL of the friends list, you can view anybody's friends list.

Interesting? -1, Wrong. If your profile is not set to be searchable, that information is unavailable.

Coincidentally, I've taken five minutes to set my privacy settings correctly and have only praise for the increased granularity now available. What percentage of those complaining here have ever used facebook anyway?

Comment: Re:Solution? (Score 2, Informative) 120

by Nocterro (#30385926) Attached to: Biometric Face Recognition At Your Local Mall
Over here in sleepy old Adelaide, South Australia, our Westfield guards have been known to cause deaths Security guard charged over elderly man's death. Walking into a mall with your bike helmet accidentally left on will quickly atttract a number of tall, angry men.
A mask would be asking for way more trouble than it would be worth, as it'd be taken as practically a declaration of intent to cause trouble.

Logic doesn't apply to the real world. -- Marvin Minsky