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Comment: Dish Customer Here (Score 4, Insightful) 195

by rmdingler (#48646639) Attached to: Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down
We also lost CNN and the Turner stations in October/November due to a renewal disagreement.

This is far from limited to just Dish customers, as each major cable provider has to renegotiate regularly.

I've noticed a common theme, though... no matter who you talk to, it's the other greedy bastard who's being unreasonable.

Comment: Re:Why do I care what Harrison Ford thinks? (Score 2) 299

by rmdingler (#48591587) Attached to: Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"
Yes. At one time, he was in six of the ten most prolific box office successes of all friggin' time, counting the Star Wars trilogy and the Indiana Jones cash machine.

According to a halfhearted internet search, he's worth 200+ million and married to Ally McBeal.

He could be easily mistaken for someone living the dream.

Comment: hmmm (Score 2) 12

by rmdingler (#48563565) Attached to: Titan's Dunes Took Tens of Thousands of Years To Form
I'm sure these estimates are based on available data and proffered by folks more qualified than I to render them.

But. We have only a limited understanding of conditions on a world like Saturn, and extrapolating from a small pool of data is often inaccurate.

Remember how the Mars rovers' lifespan was greatly underestimated? It was believed the sand would eventually collect on the solar power arrays due to the planet's winds. As it happened, the winds actually helped keep them clear.

Comment: Re:Great Idea..... (Score 1) 45

by rmdingler (#48519275) Attached to: Pantry Pests Harbor Plastic-Chomping Bacteria
I hope it doesn't turn out like other substances that accumulate in us (the heavy metals) with no apparent ill effect until toxic levels are attained.

If forced to wager the electricity bill money,however, my hunch is that's the way to bet.

In Water for Elephants, drunks given to jake leg referred to the additive responsible for their loss of locomotion as a plasticizer... The compound was added to the thinly veiled 'medicinal' product as a cloaking chemical for the government's testing process during the Depression. It was later determined to be a flocking nerve agent.

EARTH smog | bricks AIR -- mud -- FIRE soda water | tequila WATER