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Comment Re:How will this compete? (Score 1) 268

Most new disruptive technology players start out with an offering that is in some way weaker than incumbent players. But after a few years, having taken some market share and having built up some cash, they end up with an offering that is better than what's available from pre-existing companies.

Comment Re:OUCH (Score 3, Insightful) 479

I would imagine that anyone making jokes about this has no children. To anyone with kids, the thought of something like this happening is simply gut-wrenching. But since relations with the opposite sex are required for procreation, I guess the tasteless jokes and, what's worse, modding up of such, is to be expected here.

Comment Re:California has done this for a almost a decade (Score 1) 643

WOW, amazing. Just checked the site. Just....amazing. Since 2004, about 2 million probes taken. Based on DNA test, about 28000 were convicted. Translated, about 1% positive hit. Money collected for this purpose: 280 million dollars. No comment....

So about $10K per conviction. Not a bad rate.

Comment Re:Uhm, so we're at war now with Iran? (Score 1) 415

From Starship Troopers written by Robert A. Heinlein (1959):
"The historians can't seem to settle whether to call this one "The Third Space War" (or the "Fourth"), or whether "The First Interstellar War" fits it better. We just call it "The Bug War" if we call it anything, which we usually don't and in any case the historians date the beginning of "war" after the time I joined my first outfit and ship. Everything up to then and still later were "incidents," "patrols," or "police actions." However, you are just as dead if you buy the farm in an "incident" as you are if you buy it in a declared war."
P.S. the book is nothing like like movie

Comment Re:Suing for what exactly? (Score 1) 319

What exactly is the tabloid suing for? Apple's policies are very well known, and I cannot believe he didn't know what the outcome would be before he submitted his app. Sounds like someone just wants come money and free publicity.

The probably knew exactly what Apple's response would be and are simply following a publicity strategy. Good for them.

We want to create puppets that pull their own strings. - Ann Marion