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Comment: Re:Does that mean Batman has superpowers after all (Score 1) 221

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.


AT&T Won't Do In-Flight Wi-Fi After All 35

Posted by timothy
from the back-to-the-ebooks dept.
jfruh writes In-flight Wi-Fi services tend to be expensive and disappointingly slow. So when AT&T announced a few months ago that it was planning on getting into the business, with customer airlines being able to connect to AT&T's LTE network instead of slow satellite services, the industry shook. But now AT&T has announced that, upon further review, they're not going to bother.

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.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. -- Albert Einstein