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Comment Pre-software roll back (Score 1) 59

What they do is put the ATM machine on wheels and push it really hard. This "rolles back the ATM" hard enough till the machine's back breaks open, where upon they steal all the cash.

Really people, don't use abbreviations, or ambiguous terms. No matter how 'cool' you think you are, there are less technical people out there that still want to know what you have to say. Using that kind of crap without explaining it doesn't make you see knowledgeable, it just makes you seem like a fool. Nor is it that hard to put an actual LINK in the article.

Comment Re:So much bull, so little space... (Score 1) 346

Well now, that was a very interesting link you sent to me. If I had not seen that the link was for the RESULTS of the 2014 Senate race, I would have been convinced. But as it is, your link simply demonstrates total ignorance, rather than any of my predictions being wrong.

The information I gave was taken from the following page:

Please note that it is for the year 2016, not 2014

Submission + - Real Superbowl vs fictional Dystopia? (

gurps_npc writes: io9 has a great little quiz asking if you can tell the difference between Super Bowl 50 and a fictional Dystopia. I failed miserably, as I am the typical nerd more interested in the advertisements than the game. Or maybe the world has become a dystopian nightmare?

Comment Re:So much bull, so little space... (Score 2) 346

That is patently false. They will almost certainly keep the House. But the Senate is another matter.

There are 34 seats up for vote, 2/3 of them being GOP seats (They won a ton of seats 6 years ago after the Democrats voted Obamacare into effect).

The GOP has a 4 vote majority in the Senate now. But ignoring the seats that are basically locked in, the GOP has a 3 vote lead, 47 to 44. That leaves That leaves nine seats that are too close to call - Colorado, Nevada, Florida, New Hampshire, Pennslyvania, North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin and Illinois.

Obama won all of those states except for North Carolina. Worse, the GOP has a crisis of faith right now with 'outsider' candidates meaning the GOP can NOT get the assured turnout. Assuming Hillary wins, the well known effect of the president increasing senate and congress wins, It is likely that the Democrats will win at least 6 out of the 9 senate races in doubt. That puts them in charge of the senate again.

Granted, 2 years from now in the mid year election, that is likely to revert back to the GOP.

Comment So much bull, so little space... (Score 4, Insightful) 346

Security Fundamental lessons of 9/11/2001: 1) Shoot down any plane if terrorists take it over. 2) Do not ignore notifications that known terrorist are in the states and taking flying lessons. 3) Communicate between agencies. 4) Bolt shot airplane cockpits.

Security lessons in the post 9/11 world: 1) Airline metal detection is worthless. 2) Espionage is more useful against Congress than against lone wolf terrorists. 3) It is very easy to use the threat of terrorism to get elected.

Also, throw in some bull about a 'new GOP dominated Senate' on the ridiculous belief that you will win, when the majority of polls continue to show the Democrats leading, and that the GOP would rather vote for crazy people like Trump and Cruz than elect a competent person.

Comment Re:Still more than minimum wage. (Score 1) 84

Not really. flipping burgers has major advantages in terms of future consequences. Doing crimes has a higher chances of death, imprisonment, and similar issues.

Flipping burgers had a much higher chance of career advancement - having a criminal record severely limits your options, while burger flipper can end up owning their own shop. The higher you go in the criminal enterprise, the worse the consequences - most die before they hit 40.

Comment Same thing happens in dating (Score 5, Interesting) 127

People do things like say "I only want someone with > average height, > average salary,

They get 3 people - one of which is married, one gay, and the other refuses to date someone as tall/fat/stupid/poor as them.

People just don't understand the selectivity of multiple and requirements.

Comment Re:Not a problem, nothing to see here (Score 1) 217

Yes, they have a say - just as NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX all have a say about who wins the streaming content over radio business.

That by itself is NOT bad.

It is simply a business.

If T Mobile was someone to prevent a competitor from offering a similar free internet service, that would be bad.

Comment Re:Not a problem, nothing to see here (Score 1) 217

Extort? Going to companies and trying to convince them to pay for access to customers of your free service is called running an Advertising based business.

Extortion requires a threat. Offering a service is not a threat. It becomes a threat when you REMOVE or take away something. Binge On is not removing or taking away anything.

Comment Not a problem, nothing to see here (Score 1) 217

The main difference between Binge on and other services that DID violate Net Neutrality is that Binge on is free.

Any company in the world is allowed to offer free services to people. That is not a problem.

The problem was when you charged customers for X, but then refused to give them X because company Y refused to pay you.

By making Binge On free, they have neatly avoided Net Neutrality problems.

No one has the right to charge me for X and then refuse to give me X because company Y doesn't pay you. But if you are giving my X for free, you can limit it however you desire.

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