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Comment: Re:Makes sense (Score 1) 101

Scalpers can just order them online; I think it's much more about customer satisfaction (which you mentioned) plus the fact that they just will not have much stock in store to start with. If everyone has to order one it will feel more fair, and no-one will be pressured to buy some model they don't quite like just because it's there (which goes back to customer satisfaction).

Comment: Wow, so "exclusive" anyone can do it! (Score 1) 101

I think you may not understand what "exclusive" means. I sometimes have to reserve a Motel 6 ahead of time because they are busy, are they "exclusive" also?

The process is there because there are so many watch combos they can't realistically stock them all. Also, it's a REALLY GOOD IDEA to try something in person first before you wear it around all the time (not just in terms of looks but how it feels on your skin).

Isn't it smarter to make sure a customer gets a watch they want rather than taking a lot of returns because what they ordered was too big/small/wrong color?

I think it's laughable Apple is being ridiculed for asking people to try one out first to make sure they want one, rather than Apple pushing people to buy them sight unseen. Isn't this the exact opposite of the pure marketing drive people are always accusing Apple of?

Comment: Re:Risk Management (Score 1) 733

by TheCarp (#49369289) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident

Then they should be issued to the public who can't seem to stop shitting themselves every time there is an incident. Frankly I think planes are victims of their own success, so safe that crashes are too unusual and people can't handle it makes them freak out more.

Fact is when this happens it is major international news. That right there tells you something. This is not even worth the time we have spent talking about it, never mind wasting time playing musical chairs every time someone has to take a piss.

Comment: Re:I don't get why there needs to be anything to b (Score 1) 55

by DrXym (#49368735) Attached to: Australian Government Outlines Website-Blocking Scheme
It's FAR harder to block a magnet link. When you click a magnet link it doesn't resolve to an HTTP request - instead your bittorrent client launches (or you paste the link into it) and it does a distributed hash table lookup to find the content. This can be encrypted so the ISP isn't in a position to block it even if they were to sniff your traffic.

They can't even block the site which provided you with the link because there are so many trivial ways to hide it - e.g. writing it as an image, or inserting it client side with some JS, or just encrypting it in an HTTP connect.

Given how popular a search app would be, it's likely that bittorrent clients would integrate with one. e.g. you paste a magnet, check the "web application" box, and perhaps the "keep updated" box and hit download. When the app downloads, the client hosts it through a http port so you can see it from a browser. Magnets are hashes so how the app is kept up to date is certainly an issue and also how it does its search, but neither is an insurmountable one.

Comment: Not capable of feedback loop (Score 1) 165

Greenhouse gases and temperature appear to be capable of a feedback loop

No, they really don't. At least not in Earth's atmosphere.

CO2 emissions have gone up and up over the last two decades with almost no increase in heat over that period of time.

Apparently CO2 does not actually lead to a feedback loop. Which only makes sense when you realize the whole Earth is a system designed to process CO2 in vast quantities.

Comment: That is very wrong (Score 0) 165

Safe except for the byproducts, which are most definitely not safe

Why not? The byproducts are very small in volume, and quite well protected/contained.

It's better than coal which spreads low does of radiation, not to mention other pollution, all over the place. Both in burning and in transport.

It's better than solar or wind, byproducts of manufacture of those systems end up in the environment.

Nuclear has the safest byproducts. because you will never come in contact with them.

Comment: Re:Welcome, Permanently Afraid Euroweenie (Score 1) 176

by SuperKendall (#49367743) Attached to: Commercial Flamethrower Successfully Crowdfunded

Go ahead if you want, my mind wouldn't be changed by hundreds of innocent people being burned alive. That is on the wielder, not the tool... taking one tool away does not mean some other tool cannot be used for whatever grim task the wilder imagines.

Your desire to ban anything dangerous leads to a world where people are incapable of handling any danger. I don't need to bookmark it because your philosophy is already killing hundreds (thousands?) of naive people per day, and growing. The disaster you so grimly anticipate is here, and you are causing it. Whats sad is your complete lack of feeling responsible for the creation of incompetent adults.

Money will say more in one moment than the most eloquent lover can in years.