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California Man Sues Sony Because Killzone: Shadowfall Isn't Really 1080 286

Posted by timothy
from the gaming-culture dept.
Sonny Yatsen (603655) writes A California man with nothing better to do has launched a class-action lawsuit against Sony because he claims he was harmed because Killzone: Shadowfall's multiplayer mode doesn't have native 1080p resolution as Sony originally claimed. He now demands 'all economic, monetary, actual, consequential, statutory and compensatory damages' as well as punitive damages from Sony.
Google

Can Google Influence Elections? 138

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the meme-cat-told-me-to-vote-for-kodos dept.
KindMind (897865) writes "From the Washington Post: 'Psychologist Robert Epstein has been researching [how much influence search engines have on voting behavior] and says he is alarmed at what he has discovered. His most recent experiment, whose findings were released Monday, found that search engines have the potential to profoundly influence voters without them noticing the impact ... Epstein, former editor-in-chief of Psychology Today and a vocal critic of Google, has not produced evidence that this or any other search engine has intentionally deployed this power. But the new experiment builds on his earlier work by measuring SEME (Search Engine Manipulation Effect) in the concrete setting of India's national election, whose voting concludes Monday.'"

Comment: Why is cable still usually a monopoly? (Score 2) 103

by kenj0418 (#46818205) Attached to: Scammers Lower Comcast Bills, Get Jail Time

Comcast claims that the loss has forced them to raise the rates on all their customers

And that is how you know you are dealing with a monopoly. If there was actual competition, then it would be hurting only their shareholders as they'd be forced to keep their prices at competitive, market levels.

Comment: Re:USPS is still important (Score 1) 258

by kenj0418 (#45392825) Attached to: US Postal Service To Make Sunday Deliveries For Amazon

Just remove legislation protecting the USPS, together will any subsidies.

You mean remove the Constitution?

The Postal Clause AUTHORIZES Congress to create a post office, it doesn't REQUIRE it. And it certainly doesn't force Congress to fund it or give it monopoly access to delivering first class mail and access home post boxes.

Space

Solar Eruption To Reach Earth Soon 159

Posted by Soulskill
from the everybody-duck dept.
rastos1 writes "Spacecraft from NASA recently observed an eruption on the Sun sending billions of tons of particles toward Earth. The solar eruption, called a coronal mass ejection, occurred Tuesday at 1:24 a.m. EDT (0524 GMT) and sent charged particles streaking outward at 380 miles per second. That's just over 1.3 million mph (2.2 million km/h). The solar fallout from the sun storm is expected to reach Earth over the next few days. Interestingly, an unnamed icy comet from the outer solar system dove into the sun and disintegrated nearly a the same time (video)."

Comment: Re:All he does is suggest "broad" change (Score 0) 302

by kenj0418 (#44649013) Attached to: Obama Seeks New System For Rating Colleges

Where is the actually written bill?

He loves going place to place and telling that audience what they want to hear and then passing the actual work to Congress who he knows won't/can't do it.

What did you expect with a campaign slogan of "Hope for Change".

What? that wasn't the slogan - well, it probably should have been.

Comment: Neither Congressional nor Republican (Score 0) 302

by kenj0418 (#44648967) Attached to: Obama Seeks New System For Rating Colleges

I'm neither a Congressman nor a Republican, but you can put me in the 'wary of deepening the government's role in higher education' column. So far their meddling in the marketplace has led to an inflation rate for higher education not only several times higher than the general inflation rate - but even higher than the 'skyrocketing healthcare cost' inflation rate we are alway hearing about.

The Internet

Internet.org's Slave and Helicopter-Powered Internet 64

Posted by timothy
from the long-memory dept.
theodp writes "As reported earlier on Slashdot, Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday announced the launch of Internet.org, 'a global partnership with the goal of making internet access available to the next 5 billion people,' including 'those who cannot currently afford it.' So it's especially bizarre that just a few days ago, Internet.org carried a FAQ which joked that slaves were used to create an Internet for the Pharaohs. And until recently, Internet.org's home page sported a photo purporting to show that freighters are used to rush Internet porn to affluent residents of the 16th arrondissement of Paris, and an illustration showing how helicopters deliver Internet data to actor George Clooney's magnificent Lake Como Villa. So keep an eye on how your domain is used, kids, especially if you plan to use it soon to position yourself and your partners as saints who champion the right of the world's poor to Internet access."

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