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Comment: That's one aisle in Whole Foods (Score 4, Interesting) 794

by gQuigs (#46371235) Attached to: Whole Foods: America's Temple of Pseudoscience

It's the entire existance of the Creation Museum. To be fair I would like to see them get rid of that one aisle.

Whole Foods is doing a lot of really good initiatives, see:
http://www.wholefoodsmarket.co...

And they don't just say blindly yes God said so to questions like "Is Organic better for you?:
http://www.wholefoodsmarket.co...

And probiotics after taking antibiotics makes logical sense.... I remember a study that showed that our natural bacteria wasn't at the same level 1 year after taking antibiotics (please don't use this as an excuse to not take antibiotics). If we have the right probiotics available to us is a different story. My wife just got antibiotics and the hospital recommened probiotics...

*Disclaimer: I own a small bit of Whole Foods stock. I'm sure this post will greatly increase it's value....

Comment: My problem with fixthedmca.org (Score 1) 1

by gQuigs (#44880527) Attached to: Obama Directs FCC to Mandate All Cell Phones Be Unlocked

Is that they leave in the section making it illegal to get around circumvention technologies at all. It servers no justifiable purpose. If anything, the government should be protecting us from DRM. Not helping enforce it.

Why is writing circumvention technologies not free speech, while money is? I've wondered if we can get a friendly congressman to read in libdvdcss2 to the congressional record...

[1] Digital Millennium Copyright Act v. Public Use: Are Constitutional Safeguards Insufficient in an Era of Industry Lobbying http://techlawadvisor.com/dmca/research.html

+ - Obama Directs FCC to Mandate All Cell Phones Be Unlocked-> 1

Submitted by globaljustin
globaljustin (574257) writes ""Several months after calling for legislation to unlock cellphones, the White House filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday asking that all wireless carriers be required to unlock all mobile devices so that users can easily switch between carriers."

This move should be met with universal acclaim from cell phone users, right?"

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Comment: Re:Dislike competition? (Score 4, Interesting) 197

by gQuigs (#44789571) Attached to: Microsoft Drops Price on Nokia's 41-Megapixel Phone

> You want Windows Phone 8 to die so consumers have less choice?

I do want more choice in the phone space, but I don't trust or want it to be from Microsoft - or for that matter propriatary. Why do you want Microsoft to have more control of our digital lives? They have more than enough. Competition works best with a bunch of small players in a market.

So yes, I really just want an actually "open" system to actually be given a chance to shine*. (I'm currently holding on to my Palm Pre Plus which still rocks, but is slowly dieing). I'm currently thinking about getting a Firefox OS device [2], but the specs are SOOO bad compared to my Palm. If I could get it without a dataplan w/ AT&T, I would have already purchased it.

I think the new gen of open source phones that are coming have a better shot (in that the company will actually try*!). Firefox OS, Ubuntu Mobile, Jolla, Tizen.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Pre
[2] http://www.ebay.com/itm/271258990669
* Nokia gave open systems 1 release after saying it was a dead platform and then switched to Windows phone. HP gave up on their TouchPads after 2 months of sales.

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