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Comment Re:"What?" yelled Occulus founders (Score 0) 300

Pray tell, oh noble one, what fantastical country free of all guilt do you hail from? It must be so rewarding to assume credit for the virtues of hundreds of years of blemish-free civilization and not have to be condemned for the sins of your fathers.

Comment Re:You know what they call alternative medicine... (Score 1) 517

So would you be in favor of Tic Tac aggressively marketing their candies as a cure for cancer? If they're really convincing about it, maybe someone believes it enough to trigger a placebo effect, and so that makes it all ok? And probably a lot cheaper than most alternative medicines.

Comment Re:Payola on the radio too (Score 1) 128

It's likely where you live. Where I live, I tend to hear the songs on the radio first, and later see them get on MS commercials about the time the rest of the country is picking up the songs. If you live in a smaller radio market, you'll get those same songs after the commercials hit.

Comment Defining his mission (Score 1) 3

FTA, quoting Snowden: “For me, in terms of personal satisfaction, the mission’s already accomplished,” he said. “I already won. As soon as the journalists were able to work, everything that I had been trying to do was validated. Because, remember, I didn’t want to change society. I wanted to give society a chance to determine if it should change itself.”
His work is done, the rest of us have to get to work now.

It's not hard to admit errors that are [only] cosmetically wrong. -- J.K. Galbraith