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Comment Counterproductive (Score 3, Insightful) 244

These arrests seem counterproductive. I was not aware of Popcorntime at all, but with this media coverage, am now more inclined to take a look at it. The media companies need to rethink their strategy. These services become more popular when they get them in the public eye (Napster, Limewire, Gnutella, PirateBay, etc.)

Comment Re:Presidential elections are like Microsoft Windo (Score 3, Informative) 491

Remember, the president is like a CEO/Sales person. He can not really fix any of the issues, he can only suggest that it be fixed and push others to fix it.

Well said...seems every election year, people forget that most of the issues the candidates claim they will fix, actually require Congress to fix them. The President relies upon 535 House members and 100 Senators to actually do any of their promises...hence, most don't happen.

Comment Re:Solves part of the mystery. (Score 1) 272

Not much "supposedly" about it. The rebels admitted to shooting it down and the intelligence agencies released transcripts of the radio traffic of the SAM site that shot it down. Granted, the rebels claimed they thought it was another Ukrainian troop plane..a big IL-76, but they did shoot it down. The fact that it happened to belong to Malaysian Airlines is certainly nothing more than coincidence.
As for completely disappearing...the only different between this case the German pilot who committed suicide in the Alps with an airliner is that the German one allowed us to retrieve the black box and learn what happened aboard.

Comment Re: Who cares? (Score 1) 272

> Many other ex British countries have turned out significantly better for the average citizen, eg Australia, NZ, England, Scotland, N Ireland, & Canada, free medicine and all that.

Then there's Afghanistan, Egypt, India, Iraq, Jordan, and Pakistan.

I get your argument, but to be fair, those countries were more conquered than colonized. I believe the OP's point was about British colonies, not territory gained during their empire's expansion.

Comment Depends on location (Score 1) 654

I ride the rain to work. I live out in the suburbs. The station is just over a mile from my house...and it takes about an hour total from closing my house door to stepping inside the office. Public transit only works depending upon location. Light rail and Express buses are great for suburbs...but they need to be near enough to subdivisions to be worthwhile. Businesses also need to be located close to each other in business parks so that transit options could handle multiple employees. Having businesses out by themselves means there will never be mass transit options for them. As for me, it is "free" only because my employer pays the cost for a pass for all employees.

Comment Re:Wow ... (Score 1) 249

Well, to be fair, 400 is not the gross profit. There are also engineering costs (product design and engineering), packaging, transportation, and overhead costs (administration). Your point still stands that Apple does have a much higher profit margin than the various Android handset manufacturers.

Comment Re:Comedy gold (Score 1) 445

I guess the Sixth Dynasty of Old Kingdom Egypt didn't notice they got washed away, and went on building their pyramids like nothing had happened.

No, they just hopped on top of the pyramids and waited for the water to subside. As for Sargon...why does everyone think only Noah has the ability to build a boat? I am quite humans were crossing the water in ancient times...and they certainly were not swimming across.

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