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Comment All Israel would need to do is reference TOS? (Score 4, Insightful) 57

>> individual Palestinians have been uploading videos showing violence by Israeli soldiers, including execution-style killings

I think all Israel would need to do is reference YouTube's own Terms of Service, which prohibit videos featuring illegal acts, right? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship_of_YouTube) Or maybe it could copyright all videos featuring its soldiers and go the German route (where YouTube would be liable for violating copyright by hosting videos). /snark

Comment Where I live there are no mail trucks (Score 3, Interesting) 111

>> normal as seeing mail trucks on the road

Where I live, we have mailmen (or mailwomen) walking door to door. Mail trucks are usually parked several blocks away.

>> drones fly under 400 feet and weigh less than 55 pounds

Well that's good. I'm sure 55 pound weights dropped from 400 feet are harmless.

Comment The real Bill Gates of India (Score -1, Flamebait) 83

>> Another would invite Ratan Tata, who he calls the "Bill Gates of India."

The real Bill Gates of India would be on a forum with questions like, "Help!!! I need to dominate my country's PC market to the point where there's no money in building hardware anymore and corner the on-premise office productivity software market by Tuesday. Can you please tell me how, I'm willing to do the needful. Urgent reply requested!!!!!"

Comment Paris terrorists didn't seem "religious"... (Score 2, Interesting) 491

>> (engineers) are seven times as likely to be both religious and conservative as social scientists

The Paris terrorists didn't seem that "religious" or "conservative". From AFA: "She loved partying and going to clubs. She drank alcohol and smoked and went around with lots of different guys." (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3325180/Two-fingers-world-Pictured-Europe-s-female-suicide-bomber-booze-loving-extrovert-nicknamed-Cowgirl-love-big-hats.html)

Comment are you gandalf? (Score 1) 48

if (L == 0) {
                                        A = "you successfully avoided all the coins!"
                                } else if (L == 1) {
                                        A = "it's a start."
                                } else if (L 5) {
                                        A = "not bad!"
                                } else if (L 10) {
                                        A = "terrific!"
                                } else if (L == 17) {
                                        A = "you found all the coins! great job!"
                                } else if (L == 42) {
                                        A = "no answers here."
                                } else if (L == t.length) {
                                        A = "are you gandalf?"

Comment Kind of like some families named "Koch" in the US (Score -1, Offtopic) 256

Some people here in the US are unhinged about the "Koch brothers" and send hate mail and death threats:

But some people aren't smart enough to distinguish between the real Koch brothers and other business owned by people named "Koch":

Some programming languages manage to absorb change, but withstand progress. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982