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Comment Brave polling, but in real life? (Score 5, Insightful) 44

It is interesting to see the current results with over 40% in "Sorry I can't help, but I just can't recall any ..." but I expect most of these people will not realize how much pressure you may get from legal authorities to release your password. Chances are most of you would crack after you have legal authorities pressing you. Why? because you don't need to be criminally prosecuted for your life to be made miserable. Especially if you don't have anything incriminating, it will be easier to give the password show that you don't have anything and just go on and change your password. Now this isn't fair and we should have legal protection against officials for even asking the question, but real life, if you are going to stand up for your rights, there will be consequences you will have to face. If you have the bravery to do this, good for you. But in reality most of us do not have the bravery that we think we do in such a poll.

Comment Re:Wonder which is against this (Score 1) 222

There I can see Apple not wanting to write it.

But Amazon has already shown it's perfectly happy to be on other devices - the PS4, Roku, etc. So it seems like they would also want to be on Apple TV.

If Apple didn't want something like Prime Video on AppleTV, then why DO they have things like Netflix, Hulu, HBO on the Apple TV? I just can't see the reason why either side would be against the other in terms of Amazon Prime.

Comment Re:weakly disguised hit-piece (Score 1) 294

You really have no idea on what you are talking about do you.
Jobs, Gates, Ellidon while extreamly successful with the lack of business school, they are blips. The 1% in the US of 300 million people is well 3 million people.

Jobs and Gates took a risk and got lucky that the market was hungry for something.
Many engineers do have an MBA you go to these MBA classes and they are full of computer scientist and engineers. They often take the MBA as to give them more leverage dealing with higher management and make them more sellable as outside consultants.

Comment Re:If that's how Pokemon Int'l treats its fans... (Score 2, Informative) 189

If that's how Pokemon Int'l treats its fans

Ramar Larkin Jones isn't a "fan" - he's a event organizer who was running a Pokemon themed event for which he was selling tickets. The selling tickets parts got left out of the linked article somehow - I wonder why. (Actually, I don't need to wonder - the article is slanted all to hell and back.)

Comment Re:Hmm... (Score 1) 202

Blame Obama.

No, really. Blame Obama. Who signs off on the budget?

And what do we think of the unbiased reporting here on Slashdot? 21% cut since 2010? That's after a $2.5 billion boost from the previous year, probably stimulus money. The budget is still higher than in 2009, and more than just inflation adjusted.

Comment Re:Hmm... (Score -1) 202

I hear ya.

Frankly, I'd like to see the EPA taken way down in power, if not down away with and started over.

For the little good we get out of them, we get a lot of bad for every day folks and small businesses. THey have made power grabs way beyond their original charter. And frankly I'd rather have our congresscritters making the laws and rules rather than this un-elected entity that is not answerable to "the people".

Comment Re:Passport numbers?!?!? (Score 1) 157

Thanks for the explanation. It's interesting how different this is in the U.S. compared to Europe. It's propably a consequence of the U.S. being such a vast country and almost everyone having a driving licence.

Interesting. So, I take it many more people in Europe have passports? If so, I'm guessing because some of the countries over there are so small and from what I understand in one day you can drive and cross 2 or more country borders.

For some reason, however, I'd thought with the EU formation, that you could freely travel between those countries over there pretty much like we do between states here.

Also, are you saying that the majority of people in Europe don't have drivers licenses?? How do they all get around if they don't' have cars to drive?

Comment Re:Passport numbers?!?!? (Score 1) 157

How can one not have a passport?

Well, not everyone travels out of the country, I'd dare say a LARGE majority of folks never leave their state much less leave US soil.

If you're not leaving the country, why would you need a passport? And until the past couple years, you didn't even need a passport to run to Mexico or the Caribbean for the most part, just a drivers license and copy of your birth certificate, but after 9/11 that changed and you now need a passport. But I haven't left the country since those rules came to be, so I don't have a passport and don't foresee a need for one any time soon.

There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom. -- Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923