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Comment: Re:wont last (Score 1) 266

by Pope (#48435101) Attached to: Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

I have seen things like that at Walmart too, like special version of a DVD that contains an extra trailer, or a drill that doesn't come with the carrying case like it does from Home Depot, all differences that cause it to have a different SKU.

That's a bit different, since they tend to be overtly marketed as "retailer-exclusive versions" in the case of DVDs (eg. Steel case edition only available at Best Buy, extra trailer only available at Target, etc.)

Comment: Re:More power to you (Score 1) 99

by Pope (#48410513) Attached to: Group Tries To Open Source Seeds

Is it really an optimal choice to grow a plant from scratch every year? Could a tree or a perennial shrub provide better long term nutritional returns? Isn't a mature tree far hardier and less susceptible to crop loss?

Fruit/nut trees also take a long time to come to maturity, like 5-10 years per tree. All that time, they're not producing a sellable product.

Mature tree crops fall hard to disease all the time. Oranges, for one, spring to mind.

Better to grow a variety of things.

Comment: Re:Technical claims as reported puzzling (Score 1) 208

by Pope (#48102947) Attached to: Ross Ulbricht's Lawyer Says FBI's Hack of Silk Road Was "Criminal"

You're missing that the server wouldn't respond to any routable IP address. It only communicated through tor.

Incorrect. It was discovered leaking a public IP through the Captcha in early 2013. That info was posted a number of places, including

Comment: Re:Just put fine print sticker on the dash,,,,, (Score 1) 269

by Pope (#48004053) Attached to: 2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

You know, that brings up an interesting thought exercise.

If the valet can legally refuse to be recorded, then can they then legally say "sorry, you need to park somewhere else"? Because your ability to get service might be trumped by their privacy rights.

I'd side totally on the valet's right to privacy. You have, at MOST, a verbal agreement to have the valet park your car. And those ain't worth the paper they're printed on.

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