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Comment: Re: Take your space (Score 1) 290

At least you're bringing a gun to a gun fight - but remember, he's got the edge, you're too busy with the smartphone. By the time you drop it and reach he can shoot in self defense.

I think a better option would be to not collide with him in the first place. That way you won't get shot.

Comment: google glass (Score 1) 324

by the_Bionic_lemming (#48868583) Attached to: What Will Google Glass 2.0 Need To Actually Succeed?

I have to wear glasses and would rather not, gas perms and other contacts that I've tried suck - so why would anyone need to wear glasses when they don't need to, or invest in a pair that still has to be upgraded to prescription lenses?

This whole "glass" thing reminds of ten years ago when the rage was three d gaming in Unreal Tournament - a thing of the future (just like flying cars for everyone).

Comment: 2400 satellites? (Score 1) 123

That should make the lives of anyone planning the math launches for missions quite a bit more interesting.

Personally, I hate Satellite Internet - after suffering under a fair use policy and having my bandwidth reduce to 1.2 k under Hughes, I don't see how even having 2400 small satellites in orbit can help, or envision the lag time if they made it work with a large population.

Comment: contracts (Score 1) 629

I read this thread and being new to having a smartphone that I can't root since I bought it for my business and need it to charge credit cards and started panicking.

So I read thru all the op and then found in the s4 what version I was running, and I am at 4.4.4 so I'm good to go.

For people not good to go - take the articles, and start calling and screaming at the providers that have you under contract and make them ship you a new phone. That was my plan if I wasn't covered.

Comment: Re:Mass perjury (Score 1) 165

by the_Bionic_lemming (#48762557) Attached to: Porn Companies Are Going After GitHub

if a poor person sues apple, then the proportioned 50/50 will have apple paying for the plaintiffs defense. The more cash apple throws at the fight, the more they will have to give to the plaintiff for the plaintiff's defense.

If Apple is in the right, then they win, and the poor defendant is on hook for the entire bill.

This insures that the rich megacorps only fight when they really have the high ground. This would also eliminate harassment lawsuits since if you are just being a dick, you're going to lose everything.

Comment: Re:Mass perjury (Score 1) 165

by the_Bionic_lemming (#48762437) Attached to: Porn Companies Are Going After GitHub

Have you ever sued someone? It costs money, it takes years, and if you might prevail to the tune of a return, the llc just declares bankruptcy, then it takes more money, more time, and in my case, I couldn't stop the bankruptcy.

That was with a small firm - Ramp that up and you are fighting against lots of lawyers with lots of time and lots of nod and winks since the Judge was a lawyer too.

Unless "loser pays" is adopted in the US (with the cost being 50/50 paid for in a ratio that reflects the plaintiff and defendants income), the winners will always be the ones with the deepest pockets.

Large corporations will be forced to settle rather than dominate in that case as losing a case that they know they are in violation for will be catastrophic since they have to pay up the full tab and cover the lawyers expenses for the opposing party.

When the weight of the paperwork equals the weight of the plane, the plane will fly. -- Donald Douglas

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