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Comment: Re:I wonder why they keep making these movies (Score 1) 189 189

Apparently there is, they made that Facebook movie too. Could be the beginning of a new genre. Or maybe a continuation of an old genre but with tech-oriented characters... I don't watch many movies so I have few points of reference.
These movies are really just one manifestation of the general public all having iPhones and Facebook accounts now.

Comment: Re:fully half baked (Score 2) 171 171

The idea is great. Currently someone has to go to a clinic, have a test administered, then wait a couple of weeks for the results. With this condom, you can get an early indication of... issues. For me, if it changed color, that would be a good indication that I will never have unprotected sex with this person and would know to disconsider them as a long-term partner.

Really, your post gives the impression that you don't know much about how sexual relations work. Using a condom with someone who potentially has an STD does not "defeat the purpose", it is the purpose. It allows you to have sex with someone whose infection status you're unsure of, without getting the infection. If you know someone is clean, you don't need to be dealing with condoms in the first place.

I won't pretend to be some kind of playboy, but it should be apparent that most relationships start out more like 1-night-stands than arranged marriages. There's usually not a formal interview process including STD test before the first sexual encounter. Hell, there's barely time to even get a condom on. This product would be a godsend for slowing the proliferation of STDs. Regardless of your strategy for obtaining sex, that's going to benefit you.

Comment: Re:Ithought (Score 3, Informative) 164 164

Your post... has a Facebook icon next to it.
I knew Slashdot was going in a different direction, but... Facebook? The alt-text says "From Facebook". I'm not even completely sure what that means, but I don't want anything "from Facebook" in here. I hope you know your post has fucked up my world. I'm going to have a hard time sleeping now. Bro... your post has a Facebook icon on it! However you managed to get that to appear, don't do it ever again! And tell all your friends not to. Together, we can make Slashdot sane again...

Comment: Re:Is this your brain on drugs? (Score 1) 75 75

That's pretty much exactly what people have been saying they do for the past 40-50 years, if not longer. I've tripped on several different psychedelics and these pictures are uncannily close to the effect... so ridiculously close that my jaw just kinda dropped when I saw it.

Comment: Re:I'm poor and I'm against this (Score 1) 283 283

I've been getting calls and texts on my cell just fine, and I've never had a "100 MB phone update". Come to think of it, none of my phones have even had 100 MB of storage, without expanding it with an SD card. I have heard of people being able to travel to far-flung locations where their phones won't work - and I imagine they'd also have the resources to buy a phone that works in that country.

Fast internet access is becoming a necessity for several reasons, and a good idea for many more. Firmware updates for your toys isn't one of them. I don't think you have an idea of what "the poor experience" is. You're sounding a bit like a fool.

Comment: Re:The downside is taxpayers... (Score 1) 283 283

I'm not sure why you think those countries take care of people. Better examples would be Finland, or Norway, or to a lesser extent the UK. FWIW, I am looking to move to one of those places as soon as it becomes financially feasible for me to do so. It sounds like your knowledge of living standards worldwide is either 60 years out of date, or willfully ignorant.

Comment: Re:I miss the old America's Army game. (Score 1) 102 102

I'm actually alt-tabbed out of the new AA as I type this. I assume you've played it so I won't go into details of how it sucks. What I will say is that it seems like the old AA players have left for games like Arma... I've not played it personally, and it's not free, but could be worth checking out.

Did they ever bring out more guns or maps in AA3? I played around 2012 and remember it being a decent game, but getting so bored of playing on the same three maps with the same three guns over and over. Sometimes I wonder what the hell is going on with the franchise... they keep putting out beta games that are stuck in development hell then just giving up on those and starting on a newer, crappier version from scratch.

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