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Comment Re:Dumbest thing I've heard today. (Score 2) 554

Have you been paying attention to the republican plan?

1. Track Aliens
2. Put walls up at both Canada and Mexico
3. Destroy Public schools
4. More private prisons
5. Stronger drug and other sentencing to fill said prisons.
6. Bigger war machine
7. No minimum wage
8. Cut taxes for rich and business, increase tax for everyone else
9. Health care plan "Let them die"
10. Reduce voting of poor people.

These people are no longer republican, they are fascist. Yes, they are going to want to see your papers.

Comment The cars can detect gestures. (Score 1) 236

After watching this video Im pretty sure the cars can detect gestures to pull over.

As the car is doing the driving it should follow the demands of a police officer (as opposed to the passenger) although Im sure it will be hacked around at some point.

https://www.ted.com/talks/chri...

Oracle

VirtualBox Development At a Standstill 288

jones_supa writes: Phoronix notes how it has been a long time since last hearing of any major innovations or improvements to VirtualBox, the virtual machine software managed by Oracle. This comes while VMware is improving its products on all platforms, and KVM, Xen, Virt-Manager, and related Linux virtualization technologies continue to advance as well. Is there any hope left for a revitalized VirtualBox? It has been said that there are only four paid developers left on the VirtualBox team at the company, which is not enough manpower to significantly advance such a complex piece of software. The v4.3 series has been receiving some maintenance updates during the last two years, but that's about it.

Comment Re:Not surprised. (Score 1) 570

It does not have to harm your credit rating. You are right make them prove it. Look up "debt validation letter" and send them one (hurry up, you have 30 days from when they first sent you a letter) . Send it registered. Once you you have conformation they got it pull your credit report (annualcreditreport.com). If they are reporting it contest it with the credit reporting agencies.

If they validate the debt on your credit report without sending you validation of the debt you can sue them.

http://www.ftc.gov/enforcement...

Comment Re:Not surprised. (Score 1) 570

>Once you have something go into collections it is always there until you pay it.

It can stay on your report for up to 7 years AFTER you pay it. Sometimes with an old debt paying it will hurt your credit more than it will help. It is possible to get a medical debt off after you pay it but it requires time and effort on your part.

Comment Re:The amusing thing is... (Score 3, Interesting) 139

>feds just itching to go fight the last war

I don't think the feds want to go to war. Cuba is communist and parts of it work. (like health care for the amount they spend). If they lifted the embargo and stop messing with them they could become a very successful communist country.

The success would be more due to them being a great tourist location and less because they are communist but the right wing is simply not going to tolerate a successful communist county if they can do anything about it.

Comment Re:Won't work (Score 1) 342

>By delaying orders on all exchanges by 500ms, the benefit of early-access to incoming orders on any particular exchange is eliminated because all the exchanges will have 500ms of order price discovery incorporated into their SIP, the consolidated price representing the aggregate of the best prices for all the exchanges.

If you delay everyone 1/2 second some servers will still have an advantage. I think the 1 to 5 second delay would work better.

Comment Re:Unconscionable Contract clause (Score 4, Interesting) 519

> dispute the credit reports

Dispute it with kleargear.com first. Then dispute with the credit reporting agency. Use registered mail so you have proof.

If they verify you owe them money sue them under the FDCPA in federal court for attempting to collect a debt that is not due. ($1000 per offence plus any legal costs)

Let them try to prove a contract exists in federal court.

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