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Comment Re: Gun Rights (Score 5, Informative) 535

though in most states, that is being amended to allow legally licensed parent to carry within school zones as long as they are dropping off and picking up. the restriction adopted in 1990 has been changed multiple times in the 25 years since then.

Submission + - Verizon Dropping data rates, but current customers have to call (consumerist.com) 1

executioner writes: n spite of Verizon Wireless’ recent boasts that it’s “a leader, not a follower,” a new announcement from the nation’s biggest wireless company shows that Big V is indeed following the competition down the path of charging customers less for their data plans. However, current Verizon subscribers will need to let the company know they want to save money (or get more data).
It’s a little confusing, so stick with us for a moment. Verizon MORE Everything customers who currently have monthly data allotments of 1GB, 2GB, 3GB, or 4GB will have an option on how they want to save.They can either get more data for their money by getting 1GB of additional data per month for no extra charge OR they can have their bill reduced by $10/month.So someone with a 2GB plan is currently paying $50/month. If they take the free data option, that goes to 3GB for the same price. Or they can elect to stick with the 2GB and their data bill drops to $40/month.

Submission + - Homemade RC Millennium Falcon Is The Drone You've Always Dreamed Of Flying (hothardware.com)

MojoKid writes: Here's a dose of Rebel goodness to tide you over while you wait for the next Star Wars trailer. A drone enthusiast in France recently graced the web with a few videos of a self-built quadcopter with a shell designed to look like the Millennium Falcon. It's enough to make a Star Wars fan tear up. The drone features a blue thruster light, just like the real Millennium Falcon, and has bright front lights as well. Its creator, who goes by "Oliver C", has some serious modding skills. The shape of the Millennium Falcon presented Oliver with some challenges, but he has the balance more or less handled by the time the spaceship (or quadcopter) takes its first flight outside.

Submission + - Navy: More railguns and lasers, less gunpowder (networkworld.com)

coondoggie writes: “Number one, you’ve got to get us off gunpowder,” said Greenert, noting that Office of Naval Research-supported weapon programs like Laser Weapon System (LaWS) and the electromagnetic railgun are vital to the future force. “Probably the biggest vulnerability of a ship is its magazine—because that’s where all the explosives are.”

Comment Re:ACLU (Score 1) 1633

the words are being added to fundamentally change what is already there.

Does the meaning of "the People" change depending on which amendment you are reading? or does "the people apply the same throughout the entire document?

if the first is true okay, than it isn't a fundamental change.

but if the second is true than it is changing the meaning of the 2nd (not clarifying) by adding those words to specify a class of people. meaning the other 3 amendments need to change what "the people" means.

Submission + - When Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars comes across a real Chromebook (muktware.com)

sfcrazy writes: I have become addicted to the Pawn Stars and do enjoy it a lot. I admire the owner of the shop Rick Harrison who has immense knowledge and great skills to spot fake. Unfortunately, for him, I was surfing the net I came across Microsoft’s propaganda website Scroogled News and there was an ad by Microsoft featuring the Pawn Stars team. I wondered what would happen if a real customer walks into the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop with her Chromebook. From what I have learned about Ricks’ family and the show, I think this is how things will unfold in the ‘real’ life. So here is a fantasy piece on what would happen if Rick does come across a Chromebook.

Submission + - Kickstarted Veronica Mars promised digital download. Pirate bay delivers. (theguardian.com)

ConfusedVorlon writes: Backers were promised 'You will receive a digital version of the movie within a few days of the movie’s theatrical debut'.

Warner Bros are providing a non-downloadable ultra-violet coupon (although Veronica Mars is available for download through other stores).

The download is already available on the Pirate Bay. The download is even available on commercial stores. The users have already passed over their $35+
But rather than meet the demand for a DRM-free download, Warner Bros would prefer to return the original pledge to backers who complain (no doubt pissing them off even more).

What does this tell us about how movie studios view the world? There can't be a better indication of willingness to pay than 'they have already paid' — are these the pirates WB fears?

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 769

I think the hate is for the unnecessary and repugnant DRM they are going to force on their consumers in the next incarnation of the product. Personally the DRM guarantees I will not be upgrading, I like my Dunkin Donuts coffee and i'm sure they will be considered a knock off as there are limited places to purchase them. They must be feeling the pain of the K-cups being made by everyone. Although I'm not sure as a company that implementing DRM is the best way for them to go, I see lots of customer complaints happening after release.. (what do you mean I can only use green mountain coffee brands?) then they will go and my the mister coffee k-cup machine that doesn't have DRM in it.

Comment Re: I hope it explodes and kills him (Score 1) 336

" These guns are made specifically to make dodging regulations easier. This shows a disdain for the will of people. If you don't like the gun control laws then go and change them. If your political system is corrupt - go and change it." dodging which regulation exactly, it is perfectly legal for a citizen to create/make their own guns as long as they don't sell it. The will of the people ? People want access to firearms for many reasons this just makes it easier for someone with the available cash to purchase a printer and materials to create something for themselves.

We're here to give you a computer, not a religion. - attributed to Bob Pariseau, at the introduction of the Amiga