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Comment: Re:Am I the only one? (Score 2) 120

by chrisautrey (#48196775) Attached to: Overwhelmed By Recall For Deadly Airbags
Over a 10 year period from 1990 - 2000 only 175 people were killed by airbags while over 28,000 saved lives can be attributed to the addition of the airbag to the seatbelt. There are also a huge amount of people who still think that seatbelts don't apply to them, and an airbag might actually save them. While we could argue for the cleansing of the gene pool, I'll still take those odds.

+ - Did Apple Just End the Era of Paid Operating Systems?->

Submitted by chrisautrey
chrisautrey writes: Apple has announced that OS X 10.9 will be free, breaking the model that they have used for years.

But is it really free? Can you just go get it? With Linux for example, You don't have to go out and buy a "Linux company" hardware box to run it. You can get the OS and install it on your generic hardware. Apple has vigorously fought against installing their OS on non-Apple hardware. If they truly open up Mavericks to all, that will be the true revolution from Apple in this announcement.

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Comment: Re:Another idiot buying into the bitcoin scam. (Score 2) 347

by chrisautrey (#42552149) Attached to: Online Gambling Site Bets On Bitcoin To Avoid U.S. Laws
And then you and everyone else stops going there and their buisiness goes toes up. As a general rule, you don't stay in buisiness and make money when you fraud your customers. How many times have you picked the 3-star vendor with crappy feedback over the 5-star one?

...though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"