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Comment Re:Battery... (Score 1) 167

that's because it's not a watch in the sense you're talking about and trying to compare. if you want something that lasts 30+ days, buy a timex. if you want to wear a computer and have it last that long then you'll have to take your time machine 20 yrs into the future where battery tech is that advanced.

Comment Re:So much for that! (Score 1) 579

This may be true, but how far can you take this argument?
Let's put this GM on another level with an analogy.
Let's say a company developed a process so that you could choose the genes of your baby. Not too far off in the future I imagine. They took an embryo and modified the genes to make the human with the desired traits, then patented it, and invitroed someone.
The resulting baby and future adult then is bound not to have any offspring because doing so would violate the company's patent. That's not right, even if you think you're doing something for the good of society by creating a better race of humans.

You should not be allowed to patent self-replicating organisms, period.

Comment Re:Citations? They need to be sued heavily (Score 1) 507

Denver also has a little known out in their camera laws.
All traffic tickets must be given out in person by a law enforcement officer.
So if you get a red light camera ticket, speed monitoring van ticket, etc.. in the mail, don't pay it.
They'll send it again, and again, and eventually the TTL on the ticket expires and you go along your merry way.
I've heard of very rare instances where an officer will come to your house after the 2nd notice to actually hand you a ticket.

Comment all they had to do (Score 1) 362

All Microsoft had to do to make windows 8 a success, both financially and critically, was to make applications load faster. Think about it. People are simple, impatient creatures, as are their bosses. Imagine an app that loads in 10 secs on windows 7 and then 5 secs on windows 8. Companies would jump on that upgrade ship in a heartbeat! It's all increased productivity. That's it, that's all they had to do. But no, they go messing around with interfaces and workflows. Bunch of idjits.

Comment Re:Happened to a friend of mine. (Score 1) 619

"Despite the fact that the rightful owner was able to locate his iPad within hours of the theft, thanks to the anti-theft application he had installed"

It's not a very good anti-theft application if the iPad was stolen!
They should call it something else, no?

Comment Re:Good idea! (Score 0) 207

20 billion for a spaceport to go see a big ball of rock. Believe us, we've been there. There's not a damn thing there. Why don't they spend their time on something they're good at. Like letting their citizens live in slums, cold and hungry. I'm sure 20 billion for space travel does a lot more good. .

Comment Re:Why it should be free... (Score 1) 527

Exactly. So what basically happened is, the TSA increased security post-9/11, the TSA increased wait times, so now the kind of security i was getting for free pre-9/11, i now have to pay $100 for. Oh, and it only works 80% of the time, oh, and only for 2 airlines, oh, and only for some airports. The TSA are the ones causing the delays! And not only are we footing the bill for the technology and laws that cause the delays, but now we're also paying to get rid of the delay. It's a scam, pure and simple. We've certainly come a long way from innocent until proven guilty. Or until proven suspicious apparently.

"I got everybody to pay up front...then I blew up their planet." "Now why didn't I think of that?" -- Post Bros. Comics