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Comment: Re:When you go to prison (Score 2) 108

by ThisIsAnonymous (#47045715) Attached to: Controversial TSA Nudie X-Ray Machines Sent To Prisons
I think your Not list makes sense other than on Privacy. I don't see how we could imprison anyone without the loss of privacy. The very act of locking someone up would seem to involve some type of monitoring (so you know if they are actually locked up) which in turn means they lose some of their privacy (since you know where they are at all times).

Comment: Re:In a perfect world (Score 1) 51

by ThisIsAnonymous (#46659857) Attached to: Saturn's Moon Enceladus Has Underground Ocean
It really depends on what is found. If we found some sort of basic or animal life, then it very well could impact people's religious views. Is it going to change my parent's minds? Of course not. They are 60+ and so fundamentally tuned that they would explain it away but for the younger generations that are already leaving churches, abandoning formal religion etc., it would probably play a role in altering the religious landscape. If we found intelligent life that we could communicate with, that would be a completely different matter. Imagine that these beings have such advanced medicine that they can somehow revive someone that has died or instantly cure the most advanced cancer we know of or create life. At that point, some people might say they are the "God" we've always worshiped but what are we going to say when they deny that and tell us that it is their science etc. that has given them those abilities...

Comment: What exactly is inconvenient about a DVD or BR? (Score 1) 490

by ThisIsAnonymous (#46586417) Attached to: Are DVDs Inconvenient On Purpose?
It MIGHT be inconvenient to have to drive to the store to purchase a disc but when discs are arriving in the mail, I don't see how this could be considered inconvenient. You seriously can't walk to your mailbox, walk to the DVD player and put the freaking disc in, and then walk back to your couch?

Comment: Re:Lots of false threats this year... (Score 1) 723

by ThisIsAnonymous (#46109333) Attached to: Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost
Yeah. This is very much true. Normally if there is the threat of snow, people rush the grocery stores to buy milk, bread etc. Even if the weather reports says it will be half an inch and gone the next day, it is still the same thing. The interesting thing is that even if you have lived in a snowy region and you know that you probably shouldn't panic for such a minor amount, you can still get caught up in this cycle. My parents are from Michigan originally (lived there for 30 years) and they have been living in North Georgia for around 30 years now -- they usually head to the store as well. The problem is, if you don't also rush to the store with everyone else, then there's a good chance you might not be able to get anything that you need from a grocery store for several days even after the snow is gone. So in the end, even people that aren't really worried, or people not in an area that is supposed to get snow, end up going out on the roads because they are worried that they might not be able to get any food supplies...

Comment: Lots of false threats this year... (Score 5, Informative) 723

by ThisIsAnonymous (#46109157) Attached to: Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost
I live here in Atlanta. I work from home and I convinced my wife to stay at home (she's 7 months pregnant). So we didn't have to deal with the mess. One thing I would note though, there were probably 3 times in the last month where we were told we would have snow and it never happened. I think that might have made people feel like this was another false threat.

Comment: Ban it? (Score 0) 961

by ThisIsAnonymous (#45583191) Attached to: Is the Porsche Carrera GT Too Dangerous?
Can't we just ban this thing already? Nobody should own it...I've also heard it can be used to transport untraceable/undetectable firearms, it has a built in bitcoin wallet, and a drug smuggling compartment right next to the NOS or whatever they are always using in the movie. In other words, this thing isn't safe for anyone.

Comment: Digital access... (Score 1) 201

by ThisIsAnonymous (#39353301) Attached to: Details of Initial "Disc to Digital" Program Emerge
Paying to gaining digital access to something that you already own in a digital format and already have digital access to is pretty ridiculous...If you mean paying for online access, well that is another thing. That being said, since you already own a digital copy on DVD, you should be able to make your own digital copies that you can play on your PC, iPhone etc. Of course, that requires a little more intelligence of the customer and our legal system. I don't see either of those changing.

Comment: Dedicated devices... (Score 1) 418

by ThisIsAnonymous (#39250029) Attached to: The eBook Backlash
This is really just an example of dedicated devices outperforming multifunction devices. An actual physical book is a highly dedicated reading device (no battery etc.) for a single text. The Kindle basic is a mostly dedicated reading device. The iPad on the other hand is a multifunction computer. I'm not surprised that the most dedicated devices perform the best. That doesn't mean ebooks are dead. It just means a device with one very specific goal, such as a physical book, might provide a better experience that a multifunction device such as the iPad. The Kindle basic has just the right amount of technology to improve the basic reading experience without being intrusive.

Comment: Normal or Perverted? (Score 1) 214

by ThisIsAnonymous (#32891594) Attached to: Massachusetts Bids To Restrict Internet Indecency

Sexual intercourse is simulated when it depicts explicit sexual intercourse which gives the appearance of the consummation of sexual intercourse, normal or perverted.

The bold emphasis is mine. That seems awful vague? Why didn't they try to define perverted? Why didn't they just put: "missionary, not enjoyable to either party, no condom, and must result in the production of offspring."

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