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Comment: Burn an Ebook? (Score 5, Interesting) 331

by donut1005 (#45541101) Attached to: 62% of 16 To 24-Year-Olds Prefer Printed Books Over eBooks
I posed a question on social media recently asking if deleting an Ebook is akin to book burning. Very few saw a parallel. Most were appalled at the idea of burning a book but had no problem with deleting an Ebook. The reason they would not burn a book but were ok with deleting an Ebook? Not for the preservation of knowledge, not for passing on history, not for any other archeological reason. Just because they had a sentimental connection via their senses, the touch, the smell.

Comment: Zzzz... (Score 1) 662

by donut1005 (#44647313) Attached to: Concern Mounts Over Self-Driving Cars Taking Away Freedom
As long as I have the option to take manual control at any time, I would LOVE a self driving car. I took mass transit for a year and LOVED being able to divert my attention away from where I was going for the duration. Reading, sleeping, or whatever would go over great in my self driving car. Like I said, as long as I can take over manually whenever I want.

Comment: Re:19-0? (Score 1) 390

by donut1005 (#34285396) Attached to: Senate Panel Approves Website Shut-Down Bill
Go to a consistently red state and interview the voters. Ask them two questions:

1. Do you want the government to have the power and control to intervene in private services and cut them off as they see fit?
2. Do you want the military to be able to take control of the internet in case of terrists attacks?

As a follow up, ask them why their answers to the two questions contradict.

A majority of the population doesn't know what it wants.

Counting in octal is just like counting in decimal--if you don't use your thumbs. -- Tom Lehrer