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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.

Comment: Re:translation (Score 5, Informative) 174

by arthurh3535 (#42976427) Attached to: CAPTCHA Using Ad-Based Verification

Time to dump Yahoo, I only still use it for the spam filter which it has been good at but if it expects me to look at ads I will stop using it.

I ran into a nasty 'ad-captcha' that was at least 10 seconds long before it would give the option to 'solve' the captcha. All the time an inane, loud commercial played for something I would never buy.

Yeah, great job annoying people even _more_.

Comment: Re:lolwut (Score 1) 393

by arthurh3535 (#42950307) Attached to: The End Is Near for GameStop

> "If none of the consoles can play used games I could see the price of games coming down. AAA titles may come out at $45 or $50 instead of $60."

:lol: Right. Because when publishers eliminate the only legitimate source of price competition for their titles, they will become benevolent toward their customers and cut the price out of... good-naturedness? Rather than, you know, jacking up the rates for Halo XVIII through the roof, because they know that customers would sell a kidney to play Master Chef again?

What I see happening is that very few people actually buy new games and most only buy the 'gold edition' or one or two year old version of games.

After all, I already do this with Steam and on my PS2 for digital only games.

Comment: Re:Tracking (Score 1) 480

by arthurh3535 (#42631417) Attached to: Google Declares War On the Password

... Their plan involves authenticating just once, to a single device, and then using that to unlock all of your other accounts. ...

That certainly makes it much, much easier for google to track you as you go around the web.

Wasn't this going to use a ring you wear on your finger? I thought I saw that in another article today from Google.

We warn the reader in advance that the proof presented here depends on a clever but highly unmotivated trick. -- Howard Anton, "Elementary Linear Algebra"

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