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Comment: Re:Great, but not great (Score 1) 53

by PopeRatzo (#49834583) Attached to: Showtime Announces Subscription-Free Streaming Plan

Other than their own shows and some kid stuff, there's not much in the way of good movies available on Netflix anymore.

Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, Chan Wook-Park, Jim Jarmusch, Francis Ford Coppola, Richard Linklater and the Coen Brothers are all directors whose catalogs are nearly 100% available on Netflix Streaming. When you look at the back catalog, there's Orson Welles, Billy Wilder, John Ford, Howard Hawkes, King Vidor, etc etc etc.

So when you say, "not much in the way of good movies", I assume you're talking about Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.

Comment: Re:Easy one. (Score 1) 409

Why would you go for that when the Toshiba SCS-T160 [] is far cheaper and can be installed in a US home [] for $30 in parts (excluding the electrical outlet)?

I rarely use the water spray, but the heated seat and no-slam lid are very nice.

Wait, a heated seat? You're supposed to sit on them?

Then how do you wash out your socks and undies?

Comment: Re:Happy Times (Score 4, Funny) 132

by PopeRatzo (#49833115) Attached to: Fallout 4 Announced

Why dont you just go listen to Ella Fitzgerald and/or the Ink Spots instead of waiting for them to compile those songs onto "their" soundtrack o.0

I do listen to Ella Fitzgerald and the Ink Spots. However, there is a special charm to listening to them armed with a mini-gun in a poisonous, radioactive wasteland with a dog as my companion while fighting giant spiders.

Though, I suppose I could always just move to West Texas. Same difference.

Comment: Happy Times (Score 1) 132

by PopeRatzo (#49832659) Attached to: Fallout 4 Announced

I just hope Bethesda takes as much care with the music in Fallout 4.

Wish on the moon
And look for the gold in a rainbow
And you’ll find a happy time

You’ll hear a tune
That lives in the heart of a bluebird
And you’ll find a happy time

Though things may look very dark
Your dream is not in vein
For when do you find the rainbow?
Only after rain

So wish on the moon
And someday it may be tomorrow
You will suddenly hear chimes
And you’ll have your happy, happy time

So wish on the moon
And someday it may be tomorrow
You will suddenly hear chimes
And you’ll have your happy, happy time.

Comment: Re:This is a great example. (Score 5, Insightful) 119

by PopeRatzo (#49827801) Attached to: Mystery Company Blazes a Trail In Fusion Energy

When the question instead became, "we're going to put things into space for $50M - how are we going to do that?" a whole new engineering methodology unfolded.

If NASA never existed, do you think there would be any private space exploration today, much less "putting something in space for $50M"? You think there would have been nuclear energy in the 20th century without a Manhattan Project?

It's easy for a company to pretend they hit a home run when they start the inning on third base.

Comment: I'm not having Ayn-y of it (Score 0) 266

by PopeRatzo (#49827467) Attached to: Senate Passes USA Freedom Act

Rand Paul made just enough noise to make it seem like something good was happening, and disappears into the Sunday morning talk shows.

Meanwhile, the handful of legislators who have been working to oppose the Patriot Act are left dangling by that skeevy SOB.

All those slashdotters who were going all RAND JESUS! should take this as a lesson. The man is a shit-sodden self-promoter. He gives absolutely no fucks about what powers the NSA has. He's just desperate to get the BitCoin vote. Maybe score some contributors off the Silk Road customers.

Here is the full list of House members who voted against the Patriot Act

Democratic Caucus:

Tammy Baldwin (WI-02) Thomas Barrett (WI-05) Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) David Bonior (MI-10) Rick Boucher (VA-09) Sherrod Brown (OH-13) Mike Capuano (MA-08) Eva Clayton (NC-01) John Conyers (MI-14) William Coyne (PA-14) Elijah Cummings (MD-07) Danny Davis (IL-07) Pete DeFazio (OR-04) Diana DeGette (CO-01) John Dingell (MI-16) Sam Farr (CA-17) Bob Filner (CA-50) Barney Frank (MA-04) Alcee Hastings (FL-23) Earl Hilliard (AL-07) Mike Honda (CA-15) Jesse Jackson (IL-02) Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18) Eddie Johnson (TX-30) Stephanie Jones (OH-11) Dennis Kucinich (OH-10) Barbara Lee (CA-09) John Lewis (GA-05) Jim McDermott (WA-07) James McGovern (MA-03) Cynthia McKinney (GA-04) Carrie Meek (FL-17) George Miller (CA-07) Patsy Mink (HI-02) Allan Mollohan (WV-01) Jerry Nadler (NY-08) James Oberstar (MN-08) David Obey (WI-07) John Olver (MA-01) Major Owens (NY-11) Ed Pastor (AZ-02) Donald Payne (NJ-10)
Collin Peterson (MN-07) Nick Rahall (WV-03) Lynn Rivers (MI-13) Bobby Rush (IL-01) Martin Sabo (MN-05) Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) Bobby Scott (VA-03) Jose Serrano (NY-16) Pete Stark (CA-13) Bennie Thompson (MS-02) John Tierney (MA-06) Mark Udall (CO-02)
Tom Udall (NM-03) Nydia Velazquez (NY-12) Peter Visclosky (IN-01) Maxine Waters (CA-35) Diane Watson (CA-32) Mel Watt (NC-12) Lynn Woolsey (CA-06)
David Wu (OR-01)

Bob Ney (OH-18) Butch Otter (ID-01) Ron Paul (TX-14)

Here is the full list of Senators who voted against the Patriot Act:

Democratic Caucus

Russ Feingold (D-WI)

Only one person voted against the Patriot Act as a congressman AND as a senator, and that's Independant Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Those who claim the dead never return to life haven't ever been around here at quitting time.