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Comment: Re:Only Republicans are stupid enough... (Score 1) 314

by Rhipf (#49329539) Attached to: First Lawsuits Challenging FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules Arrive

You do realize that the shootout is a rather modern way to resolve ties. You know what they had before the shootout?

They had ties!!!!

If two teams can play for an hour and reach the same results then let those results stand. It is people like you (ok I'm making an assumption but go with it) that don't want equal outcomes that are the problem. Sometimes there isn't a winner and/or a loser (sorry end of rant).

Comment: Re:BS aside, is the K-XL a good thing or not? (Score 1) 437

by Rhipf (#49127825) Attached to: Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Actually the reason it isn't being shipped west is that British Columbia won't allow the pipeline to be built through their territory either.

I don't recall if this is just a money obstacle (BC wants more than Alberta is willing to give) or a philosophical issue (e.g. BC is concerned about environmental impact).

Comment: Re:Not very effective. (Score 1) 134

by Rhipf (#49119331) Attached to: Pakistanis Must Provide Fingerprints Or Give Up Cellphone

And just from the summary this is exactly what they did in the December incident that supposedly lead to this rule.

"Officials said the six terrorists who stormed the school in Peshawar were using cellphones registered to one woman who had no obvious connection to the attackers."

So if they used cloned SIM cards how would this law prevent them from doing the same thing?

Comment: Re:Prison population (Score 1) 407

by Rhipf (#48169003) Attached to: As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

Or better yet, let's see how much faster the crime rate in the US falls if you implement proper universal health care and properly fund social programs like Finland. Oh. Wait. That's like communism and anti-capitalism so we have to fight that at all costs in the US (land of the free home of the brave and all that).

Comment: Re:Wait, what? (Score 1, Interesting) 305

by Rhipf (#48168921) Attached to: OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

Again I say this is only right. People ragged on Windows 8 without using it too. There really isn't much difference between Windows 8 and Windows 7 (other than the flat look that I hate) once you install a Start Menu replacement (e.g. ClassicShell). It looks like Apple is doing the same thing Microsoft did but have the benefit of learning from Microsoft's mistakes. Apple is flattening the graphical elements of the OS but haven't included a touch style interface (Metro tiles) in their desktop OS (yet).
If people are ragging on Apples OS without even trying it I say that sounds about the same as happened with Microsoft and Windows 8.

Comment: I'm quite sure that.... (Score 1) 137

by Rhipf (#48036683) Attached to: Tetris To Be Made Into a Live Action Film

any potential film is just hoping to ride the Tetris name. The actual movie will have nothing to do with the game (much like Battleships but at least that had battleships).
If you make a movie called Tetris you are almost guaranteed there will be a built in audience that is going to go just to see what the movie has to do with the game.

Comment: Re:I would like to see a return... (Score 5, Insightful) 120

by Rhipf (#48019365) Attached to: Apple Faces Large Penalties In EU Tax Probe

The reason no one heads to Canada for medical treatment is that they wouldn't be covered and would have to pay out of pocket.

Are there problems with the Canadian healthcare system? Sure.
Would I be willing to give up my healthcare coverage for a US type system? No @#$%ing way!!!
I am more than willing to put up with the limitations of the Canadian system secure in the knowledge that I won't go bankrupt if something happens to me that involve extensive medical care.

Comment: Re:Expert. (Score 1) 358

by Rhipf (#47945253) Attached to: U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

Whether or not his new digital music format can or cannot be pirated is something that remains to be seen, and is so far away in the future...

Sorry I didn't realize that time was moving so slow theses days. Eighteen months is now "so far away in the future" and yet when I was younger it was only a year and a half.

***N.B. Sorry feeling a little snarcky today.

Comment: Re: Eh? (Score 2) 137

by Rhipf (#47522527) Attached to: Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities Increase 100%

OK I'll admit that I didn't notice the H1 in the graph right away but...

Unless the article author has a time machine you still can't say that the vulnerabilities have increased 100% until they actually have. It would have been better if the author had compared the first half of 2013 to the first half of 2014. At least that way the comparison is grounded in facts not speculation.

This process can check if this value is zero, and if it is, it does something child-like. -- Forbes Burkowski, CS 454, University of Washington