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Comment: The MPAA is in charge. (Score 1) 357

by edibobb (#48282203) Attached to: MPAA Bans Google Glass In Theaters
The MPAA went on to mandate

(1) Ebola workers must be quarantined, without access to internet, for 21 days after crossing any international border,

(2) Those who abstain from visiting a movie theater for three or more consecutive months will be required to pay the MPAA a convenience fee $47 per month, and

(3) P2P computer communications are banned. To facilitate enforcement, all TCP/IP packets will hereafter be routed through MPAA servers, where they may, at MPAA's option, be forwarded to their destination address.

Comment: And the other 80%? (Score 1) 78

So now, whenever there is a large CME, anybody who has an electronics failure can file an insurance claim even though there's an 80% chance it was an ordinary failure. Insurance companies will naturally respond with and exclusion for CME damage. It's not a problem now, but in 5 billion years when the sun expands beyond Earth's orbit there will be nobody to pay for all our failed electronics.

Comment: I'm not digitally ready. (Score 4, Insightful) 191

by edibobb (#47364433) Attached to: 30% of Americans Aren't Ready For the Next Generation of Technology
I'm not ready to embrace new Windows 8 technology. I'm not ready to manage my finances on an insecure Android phone. I'm not ready to spend uncounted hours ingesting inane trash on social networks (unless there's a member of the opposite sex involved, naturally). I'm not ready to browse a web dominated by animated ads and twisted news. I am a obviously a Luddite.

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