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Comment: Re:Best of 2009? May be, but we live in 2014. Righ (Score 1) 132

by operagost (#48634101) Attached to: Review: The BlackBerry Classic Is One of the Best Phones of 2009

Not so great if you want it to actually ring when a call comes in. On the Bold, I found that I have to use the ringer that sounds like an office phone ringer. If I use any others, it plays the short sound once (and they are all only a second or two in length) and I tend to miss the call. Also, I want the Favorites group open every time. Isn't that reasonable? I mean, they're my favorites. But it always mysteriously moves to Frequent or All, so that I have to swipe to find what I want. Most of the tiny icons don't look like what they represent, or two or three look almost the same.

It's crap, and I can't wait until my company replaces it with an iPhone.

Comment: Re:Marijuana is still illegal everwhere in the US (Score 1) 482

by operagost (#48633909) Attached to: Colorado Sued By Neighboring States Over Legal Pot

What I'm really surprised about is that the price hasn't really gone down yet. The prices you see at those dispensaries are still higher than street prices in states where it's illegal, which is baffling.

The statists would say this is because deregulation doesn't work, while I believe it's because banks and investors won't work with dispensaries for fear of being attacked by the federal government. Also, with the legal states being surrounded by the illegal states, you're limited to local sources. When the supply is limited, any demand tends to push prices up.

Comment: Re:Enforcing pot laws is big business (Score 3, Insightful) 482

by operagost (#48633783) Attached to: Colorado Sued By Neighboring States Over Legal Pot
Blaming dispensaries for robbery is like blaming a woman's attire for her being raped. From the same article you linked:

Because marijuana remains banned by Congress, banks and security firms deny services to most dispensaries. That leaves them cash-based and vulnerable, a magnet for criminals who like the idea of unguarded counting rooms and shelves lined with lucrative horticulture.

THIS is the problem. It needs to be made totally legal, so we can end this dangerous nonsense.

Comment: Re:'it is out of stock now; try to ask next year.' (Score 2) 115

by operagost (#48605635) Attached to: The Personal Computer Revolution Behind the Iron Curtain

The experiment is still going on in North Korea and Cuba. I think what we saw in the Soviet Union is actually the middle road. North Korea shows us what can happen in the worst case scenario, which Cuba shows us the best scenario... which is still not great.

We'll know that communism has succeeded when we find a communist country that doesn't prevent its citizens from leaving.

"Is it really you, Fuzz, or is it Memorex, or is it radiation sickness?" -- Sonic Disruptors comics

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