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Comment: 12/21/2012 (Score -1, Redundant) 286

by philj (#42320325) Attached to: NASA On Full Court Press To Deflate Doomsday Prophecies
I've always wondered if others find US date formats hard to read. 12/21/2012 is silly. It's not in the correct order! Month/Day/Year? As a database person I prefer 2012/12/21 or 21/12/2012 or similar. I'm not trying to troll. It's caused problems before when exchanging emails around the world - Is the date format restricted to the US, or is it more prevalent? A friend had a messed up birth certificate because the UK and US documents both had days 12 and the moths and days got mixed up.

Comment: Re:Atari Greatest Hits (Score 2) 162

by philj (#40474895) Attached to: Atari Turns 40 Today

missle command is free, the rest are in app-purchases (25 packs @$0.99 or all 100 for $9.99). fuck your referral!

I downloaded it a few hours ago. Got a screen that said "It's our anniversary, all 100 games are free until you delete the game from your device". I've downloaded 6 different games so far and there weren't any in-app purchases involved. If you've already got the game I imagine you need to delete it and re-download.

Comment: Plain English (Score 1) 433

by philj (#37446776) Attached to: RMS: 'Is Android Really Free Software?'
I'm very surprised The Guardian published this article as-is. A non-geek won't have a clue what most of the article means! Maybe it shows how far removed from reality RMS really is. A layman's not going to know what a binary blob or a firmware is, and they aren't explained. Very strange for mainstream news in my opinion.

Comment: Re:Don't do it (Score 1) 838

by philj (#36449394) Attached to: Terry Pratchett Considers Assisted Suicide

It was then that I realized that if I treated a dog the way they were treating my grandpa, keeping a dog alive when you knew for a damn fact he was going to die within a week, but that week would be full of horrid pain, you'd be up on charges of animal cruelty

This was one of the arguments mentioned in the show.

I've yet to see a link to it, so here it is for those in the UK that want to catch it on iPlayer:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0120dxp/Terry_Pratchett_Choosing_to_Die/

I don't advocate piracy, but there's also a torrent out there if UK viewers somehow are unable to watch on iPlayer: http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6470486/Terry_Pratchett_-_Choosing_to_Die

I found it quite upsetting. Haven't been quite right at work today after watching it on the commute to work :s

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