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Comment: Re:Well done, smart guy (Score 1) 247

by Zaatxe (#49195647) Attached to: How Activists Tried To Destroy GPS With Axes
Some centuries ago, crossbows were "modern technology the government could use to control the world". Nutjobs seem to lack hindsight when they blame technology, they fail to see that even fire and the wheel are technologies. They issue flyers against technology forgetting that printing is a technology. People like this should be sent to the loony bin, since they can't perceive reality.

Comment: Re:About right (Score 4, Funny) 246

by Zaatxe (#49111327) Attached to: In Florida, Secrecy Around Stingray Leads To Plea Bargain For a Robber

A level 3 Lack of Sense of Humor was detected in your message. It is very dangerous and could start flame wars and ultimately an gastric ulcer. Please consider reading comments with your sarcasm detector turned on to avoid further problems to your health.

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Comment: Re:Basic DVD feature (Score 3, Interesting) 62

by Zaatxe (#48996527) Attached to: YouTube Launches Multi-Angle Video Experiment
Sometimes it was used and you didn't even notice. One notable example is Toy Story's DVD from region 4. It had dubbing and subtitles for english, spanish and portuguese, and since Pixar had the trouble to translate some in-scene texts (like the text in Buzz's box/spaceship), the DVD changed the "angle" for the right language and match the language you picked at the start of the movie.

Comment: Re:haha cost (Score 1) 111

by Zaatxe (#48791815) Attached to: Nintendo Puts Business In Brazil On Hiatus

People get kidnapped off the streets for a paltry few hundred dollars' ransom.

This is past. Now they just call random phone numbers and say something like "I got your daughter here with me, if you want to see her well again transfer 2000 bucks to this account". All this using smuggled cell phones, in the comfort of the penitentiary they are in!

My father once got one of those calls and since he didn't know where my sister was, he was scared. He KNEW that 99.9% of those ransom calls are fake, but when that's about your kid and you are not 100% they are ok, you fall prone to this fear. Luckly he was able to tell his wife to call my sister and check she was ok, before hanging up. Another friend's mother didn't have the same luck and lost about 2000 US dollars for one of those calls.

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