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Comment: Depends (Score 1) 639

Depends on the facts stated in the article. If you're trying to talk people out of science and fact (like gravity) then the movie is wrong. But if it says it's all about the frame of reference, and which one you prefer, then it's not wrong to say the sun moves around us. It's just that most people pick Sol because it makes more sense. Picking the center of the galaxy would make even more sense (in which case we would still be revolving around the sun) but I digress...

Comment: I too had concerns (Score 1) 195

by backwardsposter (#46704403) Attached to: Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America
I cancelled my cable because of the overpricing and the disregard for customers. How come when we don't pay we lose service, but when we lose service they don't provide a refund? Anyway I don't miss the harassment of cable at all. My only concerns now are they find some way to take away Netflix and over the air broadcasting. Because they have shown us that when you can't compete by being better, compete by being worse.

Comment: Conflation (Score 1) 1744

by backwardsposter (#46660195) Attached to: Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO
Everyone has seen what this topic has done to people. Flame wars, calling people reprehensible when they are obviously not bad human beings. Everyone hating someone else for their views and life choices. I honestly think most people have a religious problem mixing with a societal one. Once again, 'Marriage' should be a religious ceremony, and Unions should be legal rights. And legally everyone is held to the same standard. We've backed ourselves into this corner by saying that people should be married (see tax law, hospital rules) so we can't just get rid of it. But since laws can change a lot easier than the church, why don't we just change the wording? You don't force people to change their views, you don't force religion to change, and then you can honestly see who the people are who really do just want to deny freedom of choice to human beings.

Comment: One way trip (Score 1) 402

Isn't a one way trip just something you don't plan to come back from? Is it unethical to build planes that help people take a one way trip to France? Kidding aside, what's the difference when letting a grown adult decide where to spend the next decade of their life? We all die some day, and if the technology is there to support you, who cares where you want to do it?

Comment: Re:Source code: (Score 1) 514

Fry: "I heard one time you single-handedly defeated a horde of rampaging somethings in the something something system" Brannigan: "Killbots? A trifle. It was simply a matter of outsmarting them." Fry: "Wow, I never would've thought of that." Brannigan: "You see, killbots have a preset kill limit. Knowing their weakness, I sent wave after wave of my own men at them until they reached their limit and shut down."

Comment: They didn't remodel nor use a Zelda level (Score 1) 53

by backwardsposter (#44040075) Attached to: UK Town of Ipswich Remodelled As <em>Zelda</em> Level
The town isn't based off of a level in Zelda. They simply used Zelda graphics, handheld or A Link to the Past graphics from the looks of it. Neat I guess, but not nearly as neat as if they'd modeled it after an original Zelda temple or something. Maybe not a water temple, if the fans are anything like my friends they wouldn't make it out without calling me first.

Comment: Re:The best part of the article is at the bottom (Score 1) 555

"Perhaps, but my freedom to spend my money as i see fit, on the candidate or candidates of my choosing, is protected under the 1st Amendment." I'll explain that to the next judge I try to 'contribute' to. I'm only exaggerating a little. Bribery is still bribery. And I'm not sure I see enough of a difference between bribing those who make the laws, those who interpret, and those who enforce.

Comment: Jumping to conclusions (Score 1) 1121

by backwardsposter (#43303609) Attached to: USPS Discriminates Against 'Atheist' Merchandise

A study conducted in this way could show that a box with custom "Atheist" label on the tape is treated differently than a normal box. Tons of people think this means bias towards atheists. If the study didn't start off with a confirmation bias, a different box would have had another, maybe "christian".

Otherwise this is just a study on adding extra designations to see if they affect the shipping in the US. Still an interesting experiment, but you have to realize what it is testing.

Besides, you're asking them to read an extra word. That is a built-in delay right there.

Comment: Re:Read the reviews yourself (Score 1) 511

More people need to read this, more people need to boycott EA.

I was a huge mass effect/dead space fan, but I never have nor will I buy any game on Origin. Fortunately I can just borrow the game for the console, and then never get invested in another EA franchise again.

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+ - Millionaire Plans 501 Day Mission to Mars in 2018->

Submitted by littlesparkvt
littlesparkvt (2707383) writes "Millionaire Dennis Tito became the first paying customer to make a trip to the International Space Station and now he wants to launch a privately funded mission to Mars in 2018. Dennis paid a reported 20 Million to ride aboard a Russian rocket to the International Space Station and has since stayed out of the spotlight, until now."
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Comment: What I've learned from this thread (Score 1) 318

by backwardsposter (#42833169) Attached to: Fragmentation Leads To Android Insecurities

Apple has really gotten into everyone's heads. "You still have the older version of the OS? You must have vulnerabilities, then! You must upgrade to iOS5! Er, Android iOS5..." security patches are made through my Android even though I'm still on Gingerbread.

When it comes to Windows, everyone mods up using XP ten years later, but it's different with smartphones somehow? If there is a problem, it's not the lack of getting a new OS like many here have suggested (while that is frustrating it's not an option), it's the lack of pushing out security updates.

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