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Comment: Not in the slightest bit surprised (Score 4, Insightful) 329

by Zocalo (#48193655) Attached to: 3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison
Seriously, what did he expect? I'm sure there will be some debate from those who live in place where guns are legal and public gun ownership is common place, but in the jurisdiction in question (Japan) they are not. If he'd manufactured some other proscribed substance/object - hard drugs, say - he'd would likely expect to be punished if caught, so I can't imagine why his expectations here would be any different. Is there a statement somewhere justifying why he thought this would be acceptable, because I'm somewhat curious as to how anyone could rationalise this out in this manner other than the claimed "I didn't know"? (Which in any event seems like a very weak legal argument, given the nature of the anti-gun sentiment and any form of an "ignorance of the law is no defence" statute that Japan might have on the books).

Comment: Re:Broken link (Score 1, Offtopic) 108

by Andy_R (#48180187) Attached to: iFixit Tears Apart Apple's Shiny New Retina iMac

For those of you who don't know Bob the Builder, here in the Britain he appears on TV all the time, is inexplicably popular with people who have had barely any education, implements large scale infrastructure projects with no regard to their actual cost, and often repeats the catchphrase "Yes we can".

Do you have something similar in the USA?

Comment: No question about it! (Score 1) 94

by torpor (#48114527) Attached to: Accessing One's Own Metadata

We need to evolve to adapt to this new threat to the species, and instead of seriously *resisting* its effects on our being, we - the true power - direct the feature to our favour. If, out of the NSA catastrophe, we gain a "New Internet" wherein *everything, everywhere* for 15 years, was available to everyone, then we'd have indeed a new era in the human species. A truly evolutionary step, made by mistake - perhaps.

Comment: Keep making the first move (Score 1) 482

by UpnAtom (#48053837) Attached to: Online Creeps Inspire a Dating App That Hides Women's Pictures

But don't make it too easy for them. Basically, make them work for it. Everyone appreciates more what they can't have.

Really liked your comment, particularly the last line.

I've done online dating. And my friend has told me what gay male dating is like. I'm curious as to what women WLTM women online dating is like.

Comment: Trick question? (Score 1) 482

by UpnAtom (#48053799) Attached to: Online Creeps Inspire a Dating App That Hides Women's Pictures

Note to women: if you dated and then married a guy who is charming and able to approach a strange woman (you) with self-confidence, do you really have any right to complain when he continues to exhibit those characteristics after you are married?

The answer of course is Yes. Even if being able to talk to women made you a playa, getting into a relationship and particularly marriage means you're not supposed to do that any more.

Comment: F2P means newcomers have to deal with toxicity (Score 1) 50

by UpnAtom (#48008417) Attached to: Infinite Crisis' Superhero Origins Story

Since new accounts can be made in minutes, there's very little disincentive for toxic players. Voice is much harder to police than text.

S2's new MOBA, Strife, even goes to the extent of banning both (an exception is made for friends and party).

You're right that prominent voice/text toggles are a big part of the solution.

Comment: Re:Really, a single oint of failure? (Score 1) 223

. It takes about six hours to drive from the Aurora center to the Farmington center near Minneapolis, and that's not counting going home and packing for an extended stay.

Drive? Why would they drive that far? It's much quicker to fly.

Well, duuh. All the planes are grounded. How are they supposed to fly? ..... ...or was that a big wooosh?

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