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Comment Re: Star Wars = space themed fantasy (Score -1, Troll) 363

There is absolutely no difference between Star Trem and Star Wars youtube dot com/watch?v=jL1dEyDMA-o Both of them are campy space SciFi with dressed up humans as extra-terrestials and with silly plots like big bad empire vs rebels or "romulans" driving spaceships, inferior to the Alien and Predator franchises. Sorry guys.

Comment Re: What the hell.. (Score 1) 363

There is absolutely no difference youtube dot com/watch?v=jL1dEyDMA-o Both of them are campy space SciFi with dressed up humans as extra-terrestials and with silly plots like big bad empire vs rebels or "romulans" driving spaceships, inferior to the Alien and Predator franchises. Sorry guys.

Comment Re: Start over (Score 1) 191

There is no in-the-wild exploit to install apps on an Android device without consent. Much less on a Nexus 6, which regularly receives updates that plug any known security holes. The dude probably installed some (cr)app or game from the app store that pings ad servers even when not on foreground, or -since this is slashdot- used his "information wants to be fuh-ree" right and sideloaded pirare apk's.

Comment Re:Get used to it, this is the future (Score 2) 279

I can't understand what the "author" is babbling about. iPhone's have the best LTS from any other mobile OS. Devices get upgrades for a long time (compared to many "open" Android phones like the relatively recent Galaxy Nexus which has no official support for the latest version of it's OS), and even after they don't receive upgrades, they do not stop working. I see people with iPhone 4 phones still using them. But if your lifestyle demands having the latest and greatest iPhone, Apple will offer you a service to "assist" in that. In no way is this an indication that "evil apple doesn't want you to own your device". But you see, most people here secretly hate people who can afford having the newest, and try to spin them as "sheeple".

Comment Re: US Bill is only 4 Trillion? (Score 1) 528

Nobody freaking cares. You can't tax/fine people retroactively. And those "poorer nations" benefited from western technology, otherwise they 'd be still using leeches to cure illnesses and think a horse is the fastest means of transport. And BTW, nobody is created equal, there is no "right to equality", deal with it.

Comment Re:YES, it has upsides. (Score 2) 229

Probably yes. They silently forced HTML5 for all users a while ago. Just download the YouTube Flash Player extension. It tricks YouTube into thinking you don't have neither mp4 nor webm codecs, so YouTube defaults into Flash. Alternatively, you can set to false the following settings: media.webm.enabled and media.fragmented-mp4.enabled , but this will stop sites with html5-only video like 9gag from working.

Comment YES, it has upsides. (Score 4, Informative) 229

Okay, I know this will annoy Desktop Linux and OS X people a lot, but Flash does have it's upsides under Windows. YouTube's HTML5 player stutters on old PCs and somewhat old netbooks even at 480p in fullscreen, Flash plays fullscreen 720p smoothly. There is one Firefox extension whose only purpose is to allow the user to force Flash on YouTube.

Comment Re:What an opportunity! (Score 3, Insightful) 359

Using Bitcoin to trade doesn't make any more sense than using Google or Apple stocks to trade (with the difference that Google and Apple stocks fluctuate less rapidly in value). Oh, and the state-controlled water companies and the mostly state-controlled electricity company of Greece () accept payment only in Euros. And the special tax on all fuels (heating diesel, vehicle diesel, gasoline, LPG and CNG), which is seperate from VAT, is paid in Euro only, so gas stations have to charge in Euro. Even in if everyone else decides to sell you stuff Bitcoin, you still have to use Euros to live. BTW, if a country's currency become worthless (like a new Drachma will be), people typically use US dollars (see Zimbabwe), not obscure libertarian cryptocurrencies. Sorry.

Comment Re:Oblig. Musk stroking (Score 2) 249

Tesla was a pioneer in the field of "electric cards that are not grocery getters", so it's reasonable that every other company is compared to them. BTW, the article doesn't mention whether the new GM vehicle can use Tesla's network of "superchargers". And if they can, will the pricing scheme be the same for GM owners (compared to Tesla owners). Musk built an infrastructure advantage for Tesla, which traditional carmakers will struggle to beat.

Comment Re:Demographics (Score 1) 256

Your post is the definition of gender and racial discrimination. Why would females, blacks and hispanisc receive preferencial treatment because they are a minority during recruitment? Do men whine about the over-representation of women in the fashion industry?

Comment Re:Manufacturing buisness supported by government. (Score 5, Informative) 356

Also, much less than the incentives oil companies get. They buy a scarce resource (crude oil reserves) from the government for a fixed cost, instead of a "percentage of sales to customers" cost (as it would certainly happen if the government acted as a seller looking after the bottom line). But this scheme is so well hidden most people have no idea it even exists.

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