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Comment: Re:wont last (Score 1) 269

The main reason for doing it with mattresses is that it lets brick and mortar stores compete with online and makes price comparisons hard. I looked at some mattresses in a shop, where I could try lying on them, and then tried to check the price online and see if the local store was competitive (I'd accept some premium for being able to try it, but not an extra 100% markup). Not only could I not find the same model online, I couldn't find it in other brick and mortar stores either. I've no idea whether the two that were priced differently were the same, or just nearly the same.

Comment: Re:"Acceptable"? WTF? (Score 1) 541

by TheRaven64 (#48427693) Attached to: "Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon
The first amendment says that the government can't stop you from saying things they don't like. Free speech in general says that someone in a position of power can't stop you from saying things that they don't like. No matter how much free speech you have, the rest of society is still free to think you're an idiot when you open your mouth...

Comment: Re:So close, so far (Score 0) 541

by TheRaven64 (#48427595) Attached to: "Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

so does the modern feminism coming from the left

Most of the explanations of what 'modern feminism' is that I've seen have come from its detractors. Actual modern feminists seem pretty rare and, when you do meet them, far more rational than either their detractors or their portrayal by their detractors.

Comment: Re:LOL! Firefox has 10% of the market! (Score 1) 382

Yes, I use it (I don't use Firefox on the desktop, and haven't since around 2002). It has fine-grained cookie control, which seems to be something other Android browsers try to avoid, and with the self-destructing cookies plugin is the first browser to actually do what I want with cookies (delete them aggressively unless I explicitly ask for them to be kept). The UI is clean and it runs very smoothly on my Moto G (Cortex A7, cheap phone aimed at cheapskates and developing countries)

Comment: Re:LOL! Firefox has 10% of the market! (Score 1) 382

Older Android has a different WebKit-based browser. I installed Firefox when they tried to push Chrome: I was quite surprised, as I'd been unimpressed with earlier versions. It has a nicer UI and better privacy settings than Chrome on my phone. I'm very happy with the self-destructing cookies plugin.

Comment: Re:Basic jobs, but not to avoid talking (Score 1) 306

by TheRaven64 (#48400797) Attached to: I'm most interested in robots that will...
The queuing theory to work out the solution gets very complicated (far more complicated than I can be bothered with for a Slashdot post). The distance between the cars is probably enough (although you'd want some margin for error) if they're all staying one breaking distance apart, but they'd also need to make sure that they are either regular, or that the streams in each direction have the same gaps. That's going to require some rearrangement on the road, which will lead to the ripple effects that the grandparent mentions. And, if there are going to be human inhabitants in the cars, then you will still need them to decelerate if they're turning, rather than just crossing.

Comment: Re:2 seasons 1978 and 1980 (Score 1) 186

by TheRaven64 (#48400693) Attached to: Battlestar Galactica Creator Glen A. Larson Dead At 77
I really enjoyed the miniseries and the first two full seasons. By then you could tell that, although the Cylons had a plan, the writers didn't. Season 3 (according to Wikipedia numbering - it says 'Season 4 on my boxed set') started okay, but the boxing episode reminded me of TKO from Babylon 5, which was the worst episode of the entire 5-year run, and it went downhill from there. The whole 'God did it' ending was almost as bad as 'they woke up and it was all a dream'. I watched most of Season 4 thinking 'the next episode is going to be better, right? The writers are just having a bad day...week...year...'

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