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Comment Re: Um. WRONG. (Score 1) 323

I use a VPN service specially targeted at Netflix users and I can switch between any of the Netflix regions. In addition, this works in almost all the countries I have been to including Hong Kong, UK, Spain... The content available so far is diverse enough to keep me interested.

Comment Those were the days... (Score 1) 263

I was in high school at the time and did all my essays on the C64. Boy did it make things so much easier than using a typewriter (or pen and paper for that matter!). The only problem was that you couldn't type more than about 10 pages at a time before it ran out of memory. Most of my assignments ended up being done in parts...

Comment Re:passwords? (Score 1) 645

Not only that:

- If you wanted to play any of the games online, you had to have a PSN account. Which meant you had to provide a credit card whether you were ever going to buy anything or not.

NOT TRUE. You can create PS3 accounts without having to provide any cc info. I have done so many times for the GT5 birthday/gift car cheat.

Comment Groundbreaking? (Score 1) 176

I don't see how this breaks any new ground. Ferran Adria has had all his work documented in his El Bulli volumes since the 80's and he is widely recognized as being the most influencial chef of the last decade, if not of all time. Even Heston Blumenthal is a prior advocate of using science in cooking, with his "Kitchen Kemistry" TV series. I'm sorry but Nathan Myhrvold is a barbecue champion, and is a nobody in the gastronomic world. This project smells of something an American would do -- that is, "bigger". I don't see how anyone can just make a recipe book without having the recipes stand the test of a public trial (that is, served in a real restaurant at the mercy of real critics).

We can found no scientific discipline, nor a healthy profession on the technical mistakes of the Department of Defense and IBM. -- Edsger Dijkstra