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Comment Re:Amazon owns (Score 1) 111

I miss the real Woot. Amazon left it alone for a short time and then ruined it.

I used to be a daily visitor and used Woot-off trackers to try to get the Bag of Crap (14-time "winner", according to the account records). I even have a set of Woot-off Lights. The second thing I bought on the site was the 65" Olevia LCD TV on 8/25/08 (believe me, it was HUGE at that time and $2,300 was a good price).

The last two things I bought were a shirt on 2/11/15 and a shirt on 9/28/12, and the recent purchase was due to a link from another site.

Comment Re:Mission accomplished (Score 1) 399

Ummm, you do realize where the majority of oil comes from, right?

Yes. 58.2% comes from non-OPEC countries. And some OPEC countries are not in Africa or the Middle East.

You also realize that the reason these guys would go after this stuff is because of our gluttony and wealth of resources, along with our foreign policies in the regions we're talking about, right?

Absolutely. The terrorists attack us because we're the Bad Guys. They're just the poor oppressed people who execute people by setting them on fire in cages and blowing them up with buried bombs, in between destroying irreplaceable archaeological sites and artifacts and selling women and girls into sexual slavery.

Comment Re:Mission accomplished (Score 1) 399

There are also proposals to put a large solar array several square kilometers in area in the Sahara Desert [] that could generate power for the entire planet

And on the plus side, that's a nice stable area where we wouldn't have to worry about some terrorist group trying to blow up any key collection facilities either!

Comment Re:Will Ad Blockers Kill the Digital Media Industr (Score 1) 519

On many sites if you want to let ALL the scripts run you have to hit "Temporarily allow all this page" six or seven times before all scripts are running. Now, let's assume that one of these scripts contains an exploit. Who is responsible for serving that script to you?

Comment Re:It'd be hilareous if not so sad... (Score 1) 338

It's sad that 31 years old counts as 'new'.

Everything is relative. New means "newer".

The New Course at St Andrews opened in 1895. The Old Course was in use in the early 1400s. There's a foot bridge at the 18th on the Old Course that's at least 700 years old, built for shepherds, that predates the game itself.

Comment Why use it? (Score 3, Insightful) 260

"That means I'll have yet a fourth music service in my life (Spotify, Google Play Music, Prime, and Apple Music) and a fourth set of content exclusives and pricing windows to think about instead of just listening to music."

Then why use it? Just because Apple puts out a product does NOT mean that you have to buy or use it.

Comment Re:Saw it coming (Score 1) 229

Valve can't count to three. HL, Portal, L4D, TF...

And the LORD spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it."

Comment Re:Meh (Score 1) 156

It really does depend on your games. What works for one gamer may be completely unsuitable for another.

I'm playing Guild Wars 2 with two crossfired 7870s with the highest graphics settings and I'm CPU bound (OCed i5-3570K) in most cases (except where there's really, really heavy particle effects). Most MMOs are like that. If I played Tombraider or Bioshock Infinite (installed and waiting to be played for over a year) on highest settings then I'd likely be GPU bound.

Comment Re:Oh, don't get all panicky and stuff (Score 1) 135

You are probably right. President Obama has changed/extended statutory deadlines several times by executive fiat. If he can ignore laws he doesn't like and invent new ones from whole cloth that he can't get passed otherwise, and be applauded for it by people who prefer "results" over Constitutional limitations on powers, then why does he even need this extension anyway? He can just declare that the program will continue because he's "administratively" extended the deadline. He can even declare (with some grounding in fact), because of the Constitution's separation of powers, that the judicial branch can't order the executive branch to do or stop doing something just like he can't order them or the legislation branch to do or stop doing something so they can't make him stop the program.

Nonsense. Space is blue and birds fly through it. -- Heisenberg