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Comment Re:As a US-only service (Score 4, Insightful) 169

It's probably rooted in the fact that American commercials shown overseas won't produce any revenue. I despise Hulu because I pay monthly for service and still get commercials...and the interface sucks compared to NetFlix.

Then do what I do--vote with my wallet, and stop paying for Hulu Plus, and stick with Netflix. So I'm a year or two behind--so what? I can watch years and years of a single show, and then do the same with another show. I never run out of stuff to watch and never see a commercial. Why bother with Hulu?

Comment Re:Why is Apple the one being sued? (Score 2) 458

Even 16 episodes for $22.99 is way too much. You think AMC makes that much off cable viewers? No way.

For that kind of price you could get the DVDs. This is why I wait for shows to be on Netflix.

22.99 is for the high-def version; would you consider that an acceptable price for the Blu-ray disks? It's $14.99 for the standard definition. It is a complete rip-off for only 8 episodes, but seems like a decent price for 16.

Comment Re:Asking them nicely will stop help? (Score 1) 202

Most of NSA and CIA funding comes from the transport and sale of contraband, weapons, drugs, any other 'controlled' substance, and money laundering through the banks.

Yeah, I just read that entire article, and I don't see a single mention of the NSA or CIA. Do you have any actual citations, or only unrelated ones?

Comment Re:Incoming (Score 1) 286

To try and put in context. As long as the guy had a genuinely difficult/unhelpful time dealing with BA customer service then he's fine. If that isn't true, for example they responded quickly and repeatedly but he ignored it. He shouted and was rude to them immediately on the phone making it impossible for them to capably serve him etc. In those circumstances they would have valid grounds for libel in the UK because what he is saying isn't true. Though BA would never pursue it because it would simply make it a bigger story.

But the word "horrendous" is not a factual word; it has no legal meaning. BA can say "we helped him 15 times and found his bag in 20 minutes and paid him 100 pounds for his trouble", and those are all factual statements that they could (and should, if true) present for their side of the argument in court of public opinion. But "horrendous" is still an opinion and opinions are not libelous, in the United States. Like I said, in the UK things are different, and he probably can be sued for his statement of opinion--but if he is a US citizen then the US will refuse to extradite him for a free speech violation.

Comment Re:I never understood the principle. (Score 1) 454

Nuclear weapons also just "burn" people. They are not used specifically for their fallout either. What's the problem?

The problem is that nuclear weapons cause too much "collateral damage". As in, not only did the military base cease to exist, but the hospital and schools around it are gone, too. Don't forget the orphanage, the retirement home, and the church/synagogue/mosque/etc.

Comment Re:Out of jobs? (Score 3, Informative) 736

There's a guy there?

We have totally un-attended gas stations, with nobody around but a phone to pick up in the place is on fire or something. Why does there have to be a guy there? To swipe (as in steal) your card?

To sell me candy! Also, to help the handicapped who can drive but who have trouble navigating the space between the pump and the vehicle while in a wheelchair.

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