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Comment Re:Don't RTFA (Score 2, Insightful) 66

So the researchers studying the toads obviously don't know much about them other than their mating habits. The toads in my area leave sometime around the mid to late fall. But it's not like they're packing their bags and catching the cheapest Southwest flight to Miami. They really can't leave because even if they hop 5 miles away, its still going to be cold. Perhaps a more astute observation would be that the frogs were not observed to be in the area, which doesn't necessarily imply that they left the area, but possibly, like they do in the winter, burrowed themselves in the ground.

Comment That seems about as interesting an option as (Score 1) 349

my car telling me to slow down because I'm going over the speed limit.

Unless its mandated by law, I highly doubt many people would buy a car with such a feature, myself included. While I'm not one to usually talk on the cell phone, I do have the occasional need to hold the phone up to my ear... or go on speakerphone as to be inconspicuous... if there's a call that needs to be made and it can't wait til I reach my destination. The last thing I want while on an important call is the car issuing warnings or the cell phone asking me to press 7 to continue. I'm sure a large number of people would be in the same boat. (ok... bad choice of words :)

Comment Hell of a career... (Score 1) 408

My wife is looking for employment. She's looking at an executive director position for a small non-profit organization where she might be able to pull in $50K... but she's also a gamer. From TFA, 60% of 8.25 for ten minutes of play... That's $4.95 for ten minutes ~ $30/hour ~ $60,000 / year. "Hey Honey... I found a job for you!"

Comment Re:Meanwhile... (Score 1) 335

Disagree. If you set up a lounge for legal drinking and you notice that there are a lot of people bringing illegal drugs into the place, and your place is set up in such a way that the drugs can be distributed in the same way and just as freely as the alcohol, then what you are doing falls under the category of "aiding and abetting". If it can be proven you have knowledge of the illegal doings and you have made no attempt to stop them or get the authorities involved to stop them, then you are at fault.

In addition to the Pirate Bay allowing the illegal drugs, they also named their lounge "The Drug Trading Lounge"

-- I'd smurf that in a heartbeat

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