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Comment: The two things that have led me to oppose the DP (Score 5, Insightful) 646

by chispito (#49701923) Attached to: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Gets Death Penalty In Boston Marathon Bombing
I generally oppose the death penalty for two reasons:
1) I've come to distrust the government in general
2) I've been in jury deliberations twice. This was far more damaging to my faith in our justice system.

But I'm not going to lose sleep over this one.

Comment: Re:Umm, yeah? (Score 1) 85

by chispito (#49667197) Attached to: The Best-Paying IT Security Jobs of 2015

We still paid. It's horribly difficult to prove something like that in court. But I have a hunch that they are having a hard time getting more contracts. You see, word travels...

Again, see OP. Scrub the word "security" out and you could have this problem with any consultant. You win some, you lose some, you typically pay either way.

Comment: Re:Pretty amazing, but not much cheaper than RPi (Score 1) 180

by chispito (#49647805) Attached to: $9 Open Source Computer Blows Past Crowdfunding Goal

However, once you add the HDMI, it's essentially the same price as a raspberry pi model A.

If you are interested in the HDMI, you're doing it wrong. Did you see the picture where it's about the size of a standard LiPo? If they provide these things for the stated price, you're basically getting an ESP2866 with a built-in computer for only 3X the price.

Comment: Re:well then it's a bad contract (Score 1) 329

by chispito (#49563479) Attached to: ESPN Sues Verizon To Stop New Sports-Free TV Bundles

It's not a horrible contract if both parties agreed to it

It's a horrible contract if it purports to require that consumers pay ESPN even if they don't want it. In fact, that's arguably illegal.

Isn't that all cable bundling? You pay for channels you don't want so you can watch the few channels you do want. Besides, TFA doesn't disclose what the Verizon-ESPN contract actually says.

This episode reminds me of when Steve Jobs claimed Apple was always against DRM in iTunes but had to roll with it so the record labels would sell on iTunes. Right. Just like I'm sure Verizon has always hated charging you for huge cable packages. They're just trying to find a way to secure revenue a little while longer before online distribution really loosens up.

Comment: Re:Do not want (Score 2) 125

by chispito (#49563321) Attached to: Smart Headlights Adjust To Aid Drivers In Difficult Conditions

Way too complicated a solution for the problem. "Sorry, sir your headlight is not working. That'll be $2700 to fix it.

If you can afford a car with this technology (assuming its actually possible and not only marketing gibberish), you can afford to have it fixed. And if for some reason you can't, just have normal headlights put in.

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