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Comment Re: Won't allow forwarding? (Score 1) 198 198

What happens for people that never log in to Gmail through a browser but only download their email? Are they supposed to be prevented from downloading the DRMed messages? They must be if this 'security' method is going to do what it claims because otherwise anyone can download the message and then use an alternate mail client to do as they wish.

Also how is this DRM supposed to work? I doubt Google is getting involved since there's been no huge demand for such a feature so the company has to be taking advantage of how Gmail works. Perhaps they are inserting a bit of code into the email that prevents you from selecting certain options. Nothing unsafe in having email that changes how the email client behaves, is there? ;)

Comment Re:I've had issues with the Win10 NVIDIA drivers.. (Score 1) 316 316

You do understand that this automatic update is only for the Windows Home version. The Pro version (which is what I would guess most people reading this will be using) doesn't have the automatic update with no way to disable 'feature'. That being said I do think hiding the way to disable driver updates so far down the menu stack is a bad idea. The only people looking for likely have some idea what it does and disabling driver updates isn't likely to cause a serious issue since the user can always manually download and install those same drivers or newer ones.

Comment Re:360 degrees is not what you think it is (Score 1) 133 133

Your credit card company works very differently from mine. I did the same thing with paying off what I owed every month instead of keeping a balance. As a result my credit limit kept being raised. Now it probably helped that I did make a few expensive purchases along the way (no more than a few thousand dollars) but I paid those off right away, as I've always been a believer in buying something only when you actually have the money in hand. I suspect if I had just used the card to buy little things and paid those off each month the limit might not have been raised or at least not very much since I clearly wasn't using it that much.

Comment Re:What's the cap? (Score 1) 107 107

In Atlanta the cap has not been suspended. Went over it a few months ago and first got the call warning me that I was approaching the call and then got the notice that this was my first time going over the cap. Do it 2 more times and they will start charging me.

Comment Re:The company is suing FAKE reviews (Score 1) 210 210

His getting snippy in a public forum doesn't give a good impression. It may not bother you but I certainly noticed it and the impression it gave wasn't of a company I would want to deal with as he should have been professional in his responses since he is representing his company.

Comment Re:Penalty for obvious false claims (Score 1) 97 97

The problem is the process allows for the original claimant to delay the file going back up for up to a month as at each stage the claimant gets a few weeks to respond. Until the time limit is up the video stays down. So even if the claimant was making a false claim they can keep the video from being seen for about a month before they have to either go the lawsuit route or allow the video to be seen.

Comment Re:Depends on your perspective and tastes (Score 1) 410 410

I experienced the same thing heading out to Phoenix at the end of August some years back from Atlanta. It rained there which just made it that much more comfortable. I even went out for a drive to some of the sights and even with 95 degree temps it felt comfortable unlike 95F and >60% humidity.

Comment Re:To be more precise, Amazon will collect on taxe (Score 1) 243 243

Don't forget that the money being taxed through the corporation often comes from elsewhere. In the case of Google and other multi-nationals the money can be coming from other countries so it essentially can be like free money to the people of the host country for the corporation because the net tax rate (corporate plus income) can be lower because of the money flowing in from outside the country.

Of course that means the reverse can also be true and money can be flowing out of the country because few corporations are located within it.

Comment Re:Tolls? (Score 1) 837 837

In recent years, however, it was determined that the relationship between axle weights and pavement damage is complex and varies based on numerous variables, including environmental factors, type of terrain and roadway design. The National Pavement Cost Model (NAPCOM), which is the pavement model currently used by FHWA, estimates that for some types of pavement deterioration, doubling the axle load causes 15 to 20 times as much damage; for other types of deterioration, doubling the load only doubles the damage.

The U.S. Department of Transportation in its most recent Highway Cost Allocation Study estimated that light single-unit trucks, operating at less than 25,000 pounds, pay 150 percent of their road costs while the heaviest tractor-trailer combination trucks, weighing over 100,000 pounds, pay only 50 percent of their road costs.

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/091116/03.htm

Comment Re:Resource Hog? (Score 1) 111 111

I tried to use uBlock but found it more difficult to use than AdBlock or Adblock Plus. The problem is that I'll go into a site with all sites disabled and nothing gets displayed. So I'll have to enable sites one at a time to find out which one enables the display of the site. With ABP or AB it's a quick run through the listed sites to temporarily enable sites one at a time until the web site is properly displayed. That was much more difficult with uBlock.

Comment Re:nature will breed it out (Score 1) 950 950

Why wouldn't they just start by doing the normal thing and treating the women/girls they meet as people, no different from the guys they meet. If a romance develops then the relationship changes but otherwise I'm not sure why anyone would take their cue from porn, and I can't think of many games that give any sort of clue (bad or good) on how to treat women.

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