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Comment: Re:But Amazon only ships it to 3 states (Score 1) 118

by oh-dark-thirty (#41993027) Attached to: Earth's Biggest Wine Cellar?

I live in RI, where the law is so vaguely written that most online liquor sellers won't ship there, but I managed to find a couple that wine shipments from are always sent FedEx, and I always have to sign for them. Since I'm never home to sign, I have them held for pickup at a Kinkos that's on the way home from work. Works great for me; I get wines I can't get locally, and feel like a boss for subverting the dumbass law.

Comment: Re:Fuck (Score 1) 376

by oh-dark-thirty (#41669389) Attached to: FCC To Allow Cable Companies To Encrypt Over-the-Air Channels

Pay for it, sure....through the nose, not so much. Cable bills are increasing at a rate far higher than inflation (yes we can blame the content providers to some degree), the cablecos do not offer consumer-friendly packages beyond the tantalizing "intro deals", their DVR's are pure crap, their customer service is fair at best, and they offer a poor value.

Comment: Re:My guess (Score 1) 376

by oh-dark-thirty (#41669255) Attached to: FCC To Allow Cable Companies To Encrypt Over-the-Air Channels

They can already do de-installs remotely in my area with addressable switchable filters. I cut the cord a couple months ago, (keeping the internet of course), and there was a slight delay of a week or so before they terminated the signal...nobody had to come out, it was all done from the CO.

Comment: Re:Canada will keep the USPS alive (Score 1) 131

>>And it looks to be an ICAO rule, which means every country is affected (but only internationally - local laws can override ICAO if it stays in-

I wonder what this will mean for things like Li-poly batteries used in R/C vehicles, etc that are often airmailed from China. Now they will have to go by boat?

Comment: Re:Too late. (Score 4, Insightful) 488

by oh-dark-thirty (#39946923) Attached to: Israel Passes Photoshop Law To Combat Anorexia

Wish I had mod points. Most people have no idea that both people co-existed in relative harmony for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Not only that, there's some indication the "Palestinians" have converted their faith twice...once to Christianity during the Byzantine era, and then eventually to Muslim when the Ottomans took over...

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