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Comment: What use new features if account recovery is bad? (Score 1) 99

by arthurh3535 (#48610515) Attached to: Skype Unveils Preview of Live English-To-Spanish Translator

It doesn't matter how many new features they add if their account recovery is so broken that the owners can't get control of their own account. Most people don't want to make a replacement account as a solution.

I mean, you really expect someone to remember what year you made a skype account? And (not or) the first five contacts on your contact list?

Comment: Re:I don't get it... (Score 5, Informative) 263

by arthurh3535 (#48593217) Attached to: Judge Rules Drug Maker Cannot Halt Sales of Alzheimer's Medicine

an antitrust lawsuit accusing the drug company of forcing patients to switch to the newer version of the widely used medicine to hinder competition from generic manufacturers.

Were the drug company sending hit squads round to take out the doctors that were prescribing generics? Did they launch a tactical air strike on the generics factories? Hijack the lorries carrying the generics?

I'm sorry but, so far as I can tell, manufacturers are free to manufacture the generic, doctors are free to prescribe it and patients are free to take it. I don't see why Actavis should be forced to produce a drug they no longer want to produce and I don't see what this can possibly achieve because once the drug leaves patent protection the generics manufactures will be able to manufacture it regardless and, before then, patients will have to buy the pricier brand-name drug anyway.

I don't think the patent had actually expired yet on the older medicine. It was just getting close to expiring. Drug companies have figured out the 'new' way to keep you off of generics is to 'improve' the formula so that your doctor wants to keep you on the new one. I'm on Tribenzor, which is literally just a mix of three regular and cheap blood pressure medicines, but it's 'not generic' so I have to pay a much more expensive rate.

So yeah, this is just scum sucker scam way of maximizing profits at the cost of the patient and his insurance.

Comment: Re:And the US could turn Russia into vapor (Score 1) 878

Did I miss where the USA added a new territory or state recently? I'm sorry, while the US does like to keep airbases in other countries, we don't invade them and force the area the airbase or navel base is in to join our country as a full territory..

The best sign that Russia is BSing about this expansion is that it only took them a week to get a 'referendum' through their proxies, while it usually takes years or decades for it to happen civilly.

Comment: So? (Score 1) 572

They were over-reaching and taking too much power. They proved that they were corrupt and were not doing much other than infringing on American (and our Allies)'s rights.

They need to be pruned back and learn that we do no live in a fascist state.

Really, some of those leaders who lied under oath should be facing prison time.

Comment: Marvel got caught doing the same thing. (Score 2) 175

by arthurh3535 (#44615763) Attached to: Comcast Allegedly Confirms That Prenda Planted Porn Torrents

They settled so fast out of court is was not even slightly funny.

Marvel essentially tried to sue City of Heroes out of existence because of its character creator. Then their lawyers decided to get cute and made their own characters with Marvel's IP. (I think it was Hulk, Captain America and a couple others).

The City of Heroes creators proved this and Marvel suddenly settled out of court in a sealed contract.

Comment: No, we aren't in the mood to be robbed. (Score 1) 323

by arthurh3535 (#44528223) Attached to: Have eBooks Peaked?

Because buying an electronic edition for twice the cost of a used 'good as new' copy of a book is _incredibly_ dumb. Baen was actually charging the exact same amount for an electronic copy of David Weber's new book as the hard cover.

For some reason, all the prices on new ebooks have jumped to $10 to $18 or so, at the minimum. So pretty much all of the prices are highway robbery.

Comment: But they *proved* things! (Score 1) 418

by arthurh3535 (#44517113) Attached to: Talking On the Phone While Driving Not So Dangerous After All

Like that talking to someone in the car is just as bad as talking on the cell phone, something I find unlikely.

Bad drivers will be bad.

Now texting, that takes your eyes off the road (and idiots that stop in the middle of the road to make a left turn across double-yellow lines too close to an intersection) is bad.

Comment: Your 'right' to send me ads ends... (Score 1) 978

by arthurh3535 (#43133687) Attached to: Game Site Wonders 'What Next?' When 50% of Users Block Ads

... right at my computer and before I see it if there is any (to a .0001%) chance that your ad might send malicious software (including tracking cookies/flash objects) to my computer or if they are so intrusive that I can't read/watch what I'm there to do.

If you don't want to police your ads, that's not my fault. You are the ones abusing people.

We are just not standing for that abuse.

So go away.

No one gets sick on Wednesdays.