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Comment: Re:Online in England, maybe (Score 3, Insightful) 237

by davester666 (#47579587) Attached to: UK Government Report Recommends Ending Online Anonymity

"Every so often, people who don't really understand the importance of anonymity or how it enables free speech (especially among marginalized people), think they have a brilliant idea: "just end real anonymity online.""

Oh, they completely understand the importance of anonymity and how it enables dissent. And that is exactly why they come up with "just end real anonymity" [no need to make it specifically mention online].

Comment: Re:Disengenous (Score 1) 284

by davester666 (#47572361) Attached to: Amazon's eBook Math

we've spent the last 5 years taking a loss selling ebooks for $9.99 when we have to pay you $13-$15 each.

for some reason, our shareholders aren't happy with this, and want us to stop doing it.

so, would you mind just accepting $5/ebook for the next couple of years until we need to boost profits again?

did I mention we totally created the ebook market by doing it as a loss leader, while simultaneously lowering the sales of your higher-profit physical books as well as the sales of all our competitors who can't afford to loose money on every sale?

Comment: Re:Why robots? (Score 3, Funny) 87

by davester666 (#47572307) Attached to: Student Uses Oculus Rift and Kinect To Create Body Swap Illusion

you obviously have never heard the whining of some homeless guy only partially blown up. they can go on and on for days. the "please, can you help me find my arm", "would you mind making a tourniquet for my leg with this diaper'. and then bleeding all over the place.

you pretty much have to find a new route to work for at least a week.

"A mind is a terrible thing to have leaking out your ears." -- The League of Sadistic Telepaths