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Comment: Please start uning my new site: (Score 2, Funny) 183

Since copyright is dead I just created an new web site called It copies all the content from and uses that site as its backend. I just replace the ads with my own, but you won't notice any difference really. Oh and it also deletes all the Dice Astroturf articles for added value to you my viewers. So please start using my new site instead of the old one. You can check it out while you are pirating some music or videos in this age of copyright nullity.

Comment: this is exactly what subsidies are for. (Score 4, Insightful) 353

Subsidies are policy implementation devices. When people take the subsidies under the condition the subsidies are offered the result is that something the government wants to happen happens. Theoretically its an inexpensive way to get things done without the government doing it and assuring private investment in the outcome. (so there's vested interest in successes and usually commercialization).

Just because one guy happens to feed at the trough isn't a problem neccessarily. It could be. But that's why you have oversight.

Comment: Anorgasmia (Score 2) 81

by MillionthMonkey (#49802907) Attached to: Hacking Your Body Through a Nerve In Your Neck
I heard a story about a nun who had anorgasmia- meaning she couldn't experience pleasure of any sort (not just sexual). Someone did VNS surgery on her and had the implant send pulses to her pleasure center. That produced major changes- she was super happy, quit being a nun, decided to become a prostitute, and went to Venezuela(?). Eventually her pleasure center couldn't take being hammered by electricity anymore and she started to find it annoying. Eventually she had them remove it.

Comment: Re:Android to iDevice (Score 1) 344

by goombah99 (#49791143) Attached to: The Tricky Road Ahead For Android Gets Even Trickier

I think you are making apple's point about fragmentation for them. Apple does not offer craptastic products. If you buy apple you know you are getting a fine product. THere used to be a saying that No one ever got fired for buying IBM. It means that even if you don't or cant do the due dilligence to become an expert there's one company you can trust not to give you a bad experience. Most people don't have your power of perception so that can't discriminate what's really different about the cheap android, the poorly thought out androiud and the perfect android. You can. But for everyone else it's much simpler and even less costly to just buy an apple and not have to spend the time and money it takes to become the expert. You also know that apple will always give you a path forward to the next iphone. When your uber phone becomes obsolete you have to do the research again to find its replacement. There's a lot of peace of mind in going apple. Fragmentation has hidden costs. that's why people get mad about it.

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