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Comment: Re:Does that mean Batman has superpowers after all (Score 1) 211

by genner (#48635269) Attached to: Hackers' Shutdown of 'The Interview' Confirms Coding Is a Superpower

Dude, he was able to beat up Superman because he had brains. Superman was like the lifter on the beach, always showing off.

That and Batman had that Kyptonight ring....


Nope it was all hacking. It clearly ranks up there with super strength and speed.

Comment: Re:Just put fine print sticker on the dash,,,,, (Score 1) 269

by genner (#48004211) Attached to: 2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

No it is not :) If monitoring is illegal by law, like in Germany, you can not simply wave your right by consenting in that way ... especially not without a written contract (in the cases where contracts can modify written law).

Yeah but in the US you can.

By reading this post you waive all rights to disagree with me.

Comment: Re:The Giver (Score 2) 410

by genner (#47983415) Attached to: It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

I find it fascinating that "The Giver" rates #11 (1990-1999) and #23 (2000-2009) on the ALAs 'Most Frequently Challenged' lists (for (very mildly) discussing sexual arousal in adolescents) and yet, when it gets made into a movie, it gets championed by some as advancing conservative values. (I've read the book but not seen the movie, so I can't comment on how reasonable this view is.)

I'm thinking they wouldn't like my take on the story.


I interpret it as an allegory for the Garden of Eden story. The Community (with its absence of pain and want) can only maintain itself by evil means (e.g. infanticide and involuntary euthanasia) but to have citizens performing evil acts would also destroy its 'idealness'. The way they reconcile these contradictory requirements is by denying their citizens knowledge of good and evil. Jonas attempts to give them this knowledge, which, if he succeeded, would effectively expel The Community from their Eden, hence he is playing the role of the serpent.

There's two reasons no one complains about the movie. 1.) It wasn't remotely sexual. That part of the book was summed up in about two lines of G rated dialog. 2.) Only one person bothered to see it and is burdened with the memories of it.

Comment: Re: what's wrong with cherry picking? (Score 1) 110

by genner (#47773417) Attached to: CenturyLink: Comcast Is Trying To Prevent Competition In Its Territories

Ahahahahahahahahahaha. Um DSL (digital subscriber line) uses twisted copper. You are lucky of you pull 20M. You should only be able to get a max of 13. Thats why you can't get Netflix. Centurylink is pissed because it can't make money on an dying 1980s technology. No one should be on DSL anymore.

VDSL or bonded DSL can easily handle 20M.

Comment: Re:Wind and sunlight? (Score 1) 46

by genner (#47728837) Attached to: Scientists Confirm Life Under Antarctic Ice

These organisms survive by converting methane into energy, enabling them to survive where there is no wind or sunlight,

The missed the part that makes this case unique. The organism could live with no wind, no sunlight and no cheetos!

Sure you could use store brand cheese puffs.........if you call that living.

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