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Comment: Re:Dogs.... (Score 1) 23

by NormHome (#47227079) Attached to: John Hawley and His Dr. Who-Inspired Robot K-9 (Video)

I can't speak to all breeds but there have been many recorded cases of dogs guarding their owners dead body's without any signs that the animal ate any part of the owner and it took animal control to take the dog away because it wouldn't allow anyone to come close.

My dogs have always been incredibly sensitive to my feelings, if I'm down they'd come over and lay their head on my foot or lap or go get their ball and throw it at me as if to say "Come on buddy, lets have some fun". I've never heard of a dog eating their dead owner, so I doubt that very much.

Comment: Dogs.... (Score 1) 23

by NormHome (#47225389) Attached to: John Hawley and His Dr. Who-Inspired Robot K-9 (Video)

Dogs can be very sensitive to their owners feelings i.e. "You're feeling down friend, maybe a lick on the hand will make you feel better" and each one has it's own personality (anyone whose owned multiple dogs knows that) and while the idea of a robot dog modeled after K-9 is cool there's just no programming love. (at least right now)

Comment: It's all about the story.. (Score 1) 403

by NormHome (#47050969) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can <em>Star Wars Episode VII</em> Be Saved?

There were some pretty terrible story elements in both Abrams Star Trek movies that made stories in TOS and TOS movies (as well as some of the other Star Trek series) sure to not happen in the new Abrams reality and some of the characters were acting very out of character since Trek fans know them like they were members of the family.

The problem is that Star Wars fans have been feasting on material that is now going to be thrown out and we will now have a new Star Wars reality, if the story is good and the characters true to the originals it may stand a chance of being good but if the story changes the original characters in ways the fans disapprove of it's not going to be well received by the traditionally minded.

Comment: Re:No. Absolutely not. (Score 5, Informative) 113

Unless the unit was damaged, modified or some grey market edition I don't know that they have a legal leg to stand on, you can file a complaint with the state attorneys generals office allege fraud for failing to honor the warranty. It also depends on what state you're in i.e. "Void where prohibited" since some states have stronger consumer protection laws than others and some of the warranty terms may not apply to you.

Why did they deny your request for a warranty replacement?

Comment: Re:Why do people put up with this shit? (Score 1) 164

by NormHome (#47009331) Attached to: Adobe Creative Cloud Services Offline (Again?)

You've got me, I've been warning my customers that Cloud services could be prone to outages like anything else.

I really hope that someone comes along and offers them some old style competition but IMHO the likelihood of that happening is slim to none. Adobe just has too much of a head start and no startup could compete with them out of the gate.

Comment: As I see It..... (Score 1) 179

by NormHome (#46895349) Attached to: XP Systems Getting Emergency IE Zero Day Patch

Support is not over, I believe I read that the UK government is paying in excess of 55million or more for XP support and then the Dutch government is doing the same. If Microsoft is being paid by multiple government entities to continue to provide patches and updates for XP why not give the general public the benefit of those patches as well? I realize that the most likely answer to that is why should they when what they want is everyone still using XP to go out and buy a shiny new Windows 8/8.1 PC. But at the very least, a case could be made that the citizens of those governments paying for extended support should be able to download and install those patches since their tax dollars are paying for them. I also doubt very much that the patch Microsoft is releasing was made solely for the benefit of all users, they probably already had it done for the UK and Dutch governments (who as I said paid for it) and just decided to release it to the general public.

Comment: Just so much wrong here.... (Score 1) 170

by NormHome (#46833895) Attached to: DC Revolving Door: Ex-FCC Commissioner Is Now Head CTIA Lobbyist

Like the other article yesterday about net neutrality, this just goes to show people that in the end big company's like Verizon can just buy anything they want and make the regulators and politicians dance to their tune and it's the general public that gets the short end at every turn and the regulators who are supposed to protect the interests of the people are not doing their jobs.

Comment: Re:Same old, same old. (Score 1) 798

It seems to me that you haven't been the skinny weaker non-fit kid being bullied and harassed by a bigger strapping star football team member. Sometimes all it's about is a bigger stronger kid harassing and beating on a smaller kid for no other reason than that he can and your remark about "it takes two to tango" is asinine.

Comment: Re:Same old, same old. (Score 1) 798

Having been on the receiving end of a lot of that myself, I can tell you that back then teachers always considered both kids at fault. To this day I'll never understand why teachers were so blind to the fact that the bigger stronger "athletic" kids constantly harassed the weaker kids.

Comment: So many things wrong with this.... (Score 1) 798

There are so many things wrong with this situation it's unreal. Not living in Pennsylvania I don't know what the laws there are i.e. what kind of anti-bullying laws they have and what kind of conversation recording laws they have but the school was wrong, the police were wrong, the judge was wrong and the parents of the kid were stupid for not saying "this conversation stops NOW until our lawyer gets here" when they saw where it was going. And the bully gets off Scott free and the kid who was probably already a nervous wreak now had psychological problems.

Comment: Who knows if it is or isn't... (Score 3, Informative) 123

by NormHome (#46692735) Attached to: Edward Snowden and Laura Poitras Win Truth-Telling Award

Since the Supreme Court refused to rule on the latest challenge http://jurist.org/paperchase/2... we don't know if it is or isn't. In my opinion the original judge who said "that the program is likely unconstitutional" was correct, so the program continues to operate and probably faces years more worth of legal challenges.

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