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Comment Re:No drivers, just deliver-people? (Score 1) 121

Some of us work for a living and are not home all day to wait for a package. Right now UPS, USPS, and FedEx drivers leave my packages inside of my car in the driveway. If the packages are left on the front step, they are in full view of thieves. I'd rarely ever receive anything if a driverless car or drone left packages on the front step, and if it's raining, all those packages the thieves didn't get would be soaking wet.

Thanks, but no thanks.

Comment Re:Leftism is causing more division and strife. (Score 0, Offtopic) 312

You must be right. The leftists here on slashdot hate what you said and have already modded you down.

Remember, they can't stand the truth. It shatters their world view, which is mostly based on feelings and emotions. They must silence anybody who disagrees with them because their beliefs can't stand up under honest debate.

Watch. They'll mod me down, too.
In 3 . . . 2 . . . 1

Comment Re:What about Chip and PIN in the US? (Score 1) 85

My bank here in (so-called) backwards Alabama issues debit cards with chip and PIN. Of course, retailers who have chip readers are few and far between. My card has no magnetic stripe and even my doctor's new office (opened last year) can't take the card.

You need to move somewhere closer to civilization!

Comment Re:Golden age of remakes maybe (Score 1) 1222

Finally, somebody who likes Cloud Atlas! I thoroughly enjoyed it. You really have to watch it at least twice to be able to follow all the plots.

I liked The Fountain for much the same reason. It's three separate stories set in three different times. Plus, you get to look at Rachel Weisz for the whole movie!

Comment Re:Still don't get why people liked this show (Score 1) 84

When we were teenagers we made fun of the bad movies on television just like MST3K does, but we were doing it a couple of decades before the original series was broadcast. One thing we did back then that MST3K never did was watch foreign language films with subtitles and do our own, funny translations.

When MST3K came along in the 80s, it reminded me of the old times and it was hilarious.

I'm watching the new series on Netflix right now and it's just as funny as ever. I could (and will) watch it over and over to catch jokes I missed the first time.

Comment Re:Today's kids = idiots (Score 0, Offtopic) 67

Sad, but true. I'm old enough to remember when every boy had a knife in his pocket. We carried them everywhere, even to school. In twelve years of school, I never saw one person pull out his knife during a fight, and there were plenty of fights. It was as if there were a code of honor about fighting fairly. I averaged getting into about one fight per school year, winning about half of them. Never used a knife even though I always had one in my pocket.

Most teenage boys back then had a shotgun or rifle in their vehicle at school. It made it easier to go hunting before or after class. Nobody ever used one on a person. Times have changed and not for the best.

Comment Re: Yes (Score 2) 370

I think #10, bragging rights, is the main reason people I know go to movies. They want to be the first to see it no matter what it costs or what efforts they have to endure.

I just don't get it. When I see people lined up around the corner to see a movie on opening night, I'm always tempted to shout at them, "Hey, they're going to be showing it tomorrow, too!" Fools.

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