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Comment: Re: Fuck atheists (Score 1) 284 284

by robbyb20 (#49688347) Attached to: Third Bangladeshi Blogger Murdered In As Many Months

I found it interesting that it wasn't included. While I can appreciate them wanting to not try and add fuel to flames of hate towards Muslims, it's clear it was an important detail to have included. Otherwise, we are left wondering WHY he was murdered and not that he had been.(going off summary, who has time to read article?!)

Comment: Re:carsickness (Score 3, Insightful) 435 435

by robbyb20 (#49674391) Attached to: Will Robot Cars Need Windows?

I would find it detrimental to not have windows for one reason alone, being able to see THRU cars. Think about driving behind a large truck/van/other large vehicle that you cant see past. Thing of how hard it is to know whats directly in front of you beyond that other car. Then, think about when youre pulling out a parking lot where you need to see past the car next to you to gauge the traffic coming from that direction. If youre in a smaller car, you need to inch up to see over their hood, with windowless cars, EVERY car would need to start inching up.

TL;dr - Windows are not purely for the passenger of the car, they also provide visibility thru the car.

Comment: Re:Who will win? (Score 0) 176 176

How come someone who says something positive about a company is labeled as a shill? Should i say the same about you and being a shill for taxis?

Also, I used it this weekend in the US. So it certainly is not shut down in the US. You can says its shut down in parts of the US but not as a whole.

Comment: Re: Dell, HP, Panasonic (Score 1) 417 417

by robbyb20 (#49541127) Attached to: We'll Be the Last PC Company Standing, Acer CEO Says

I don't understand the need to defend PC as personal computer(which you're right, it does) when that last 30 years has shown it to mean windows/x86 compatible.

Yes, we all understand PC means personal computer which every computer is that someone owns.

If you try and take software labeled as PC compatible and load it onto a non-windows machine, what happens?

Comment: Re:Dell, HP, Panasonic (Score 1) 417 417

by robbyb20 (#49540897) Attached to: We'll Be the Last PC Company Standing, Acer CEO Says

Just like it used to be IBM\PC compatible. Its a term thats developed over the years to mean x86 architecture/windows based machines since Macs werent. It was easier to tell what was compatible without having to know specifics. It will in the for-seeable future still refer to Windows machines even tho Macs are on x86 architecture now.

Comment: Re: Disgusting. (Score 1) 686 686

by robbyb20 (#49535965) Attached to: Except For Millennials, Most Americans Dislike Snowden

Completely different. Those services are offered to me and they have direct access to them. I can chose not to use them if I want. Also, Google doesn't have access to Amazon, Amazon doesn't have access to google, att doesn't have access to google, etc. the government on the other hand has access to all.

If the government were to offer Internet, television home, mail service for free, then it would be acceptable for them to have access. They don't, so it's not acceptable for them to be able to just scrape everything anytime they want.

Comment: Re: Disgusting. (Score 1) 686 686

by robbyb20 (#49535813) Attached to: Except For Millennials, Most Americans Dislike Snowden

Why? He showed you what the American government was doing to its citizens. He should be commended for exposing these things and the ones perpetrating them should be punished.

If your neighbor was secretly recording all your calls and reading your mail, you'd have a shit-fit! If the government does it, it's just SOP?

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