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Comment: Re:Cat and mouse... (Score 3, Insightful) 437

by Scarletdown (#48727631) Attached to: Netflix Cracks Down On VPN and Proxy "Pirates"

Netflix is obligated to do this to maintain its licensing agreements with the Media Mafia.

Yeah, I understand that. What I don't understand is why the big media conglomerates put such baffling restrictions into their licenses in the first place.

Do sociopaths need a reason other than the desire for control?

Comment: If the PHB Had Known (Score 1) 63

by Scarletdown (#48723309) Attached to: Study: Birds Slur Their Songs When Drunk, Just Like Humans

If the Pointy Haired Boss had known about this, his scheme to breed owls for fuel for his SUV may have worked better.

And on that note, I am now going to have stuck in my head over and over, a little tune I recall my dad singing regularly back when I was a young'un.

o/~ If the ocean was whiskey, and I was a duck. I'd dive to the bottom, and never come up... o/~

Hmmm... Time to see if I can score a good copy of Rye Whiskey now on a 78 for him for his birthday that is coming up on the 12th.

Comment: #1 FTW (Score 1) 214

by Scarletdown (#48710179) Attached to: New Year's Resolution for 2015

I went with Diet and Exercise for 2015.

I'm already doing fairly decent at making and saving money this past year, and really have no need to find a relationship. As I close in on the completion of my 47th trip around the Sun, I feel I am blessed to not have ever had to deal with such hassles, especially considering that would be detrimental to the bit about saving money, which is needed to live comfortably ever after.

Comment: Re:Wrong conclusion (Score 1) 269

by Scarletdown (#48587867) Attached to: Apple's iPod Classic Refuses To Die

My 4GB iRiver Clix is still working fine as the day I got it back in 2007. Been meeting my needs for music when I am on the road, and I am still a long long way from filling its memory up.

And when I am selling this sort of stuff on the 'bay or on Amazon, non Apple players seem to do quite well for me, especially various flavors of the SanDisk Sansa line (they need to make a player called the Arya, I think). Then again, Walkmen, Discmen, and some of their Panasonic and RCA counterparts have pretty much become bread and butter products for me on both sites as well. Go figure.

Comment: Re:will be seen as a dig against science (air quot (Score 1) 100

by Scarletdown (#48569997) Attached to: A Paper By Maggie Simpson and Edna Krabappel Was Accepted By Two Journals

This is akin to announcing "House without door has lock picked!"

Not to be pedantic, but actually that would be pretty interesting. What's the lock attached to and what was keeping the bugler from gaining entry that required the lock to be circumvented?

Perhaps a safe inside the house with no door had its lock picked? That should still constitute the house having its lock picked, since the safe was part of the house, and therefore so was the safe's lock.

Of course, it could later be revealed that not only did the house not have a door, but there was no opening anywhere where a door would have been, meaning the one breaking into the house had to either go through a window, bash a hole in a wall, or squeeze down the chimney.

Comment: Re:Russia, LOL (Score 1) 235

by Scarletdown (#48569971) Attached to: James Watson's Nobel Prize Medal Will Be Returned To Him

Ok, Obama. We get it. You're mad at Putin for not handing over the guy who humiliated and exposed you, Snowden. You don't need to spam your butthurt everywhere.

I would guess that he would have been more butthurt about Putin one upping him in the posing with an animal photo department.

Obama poses with a poodle, and Putin is really putin on the ritz by posing with a leopard (can't recall if it was an ordinary leopard or a snow leopard though).

That said, I would kill for a Nobel Peace Prize. :D

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