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Comment Re:Oh no, we're screwed! (Score 1) 139

And even when I do get a HD TV, I'll still use my trusty DVD players. Heck, I'm still using one about 10 years old that has the annoying habit of automatically closing the tray a second after you open it. So you need to open it, hold the tray open, place the DVD in and *then* let it close.

Sweet. My old Pioneer player is the same way. I'm so used to holding the tray that I get startled when I encounter a DVD player which doesn't automatically close its tray. It's like when I drive an automatic transmission car and keep hunting for the clutch.

But, I agree. I have no use for Blu-Ray now, nor do I expect to until DVD is defunct.

Comment Re:Nothing to worry about (Score 1) 379

Disney's formula has pretty much been lame-ass princess romance stories unless they feel like branching out and ripping off some anime. Lion King was Kimba, the one with what was it, Atlantis? That was ripping off another anime with a hero with glasses who had the hots for some native-type chick in a bikini.

Fushigi no Umi no Nadia, released in the US as Nadia: The Secret of the Blue Water.

To be fair, Gainax borrowed elements from Miyazaki's films for Nadia, though they didn't do anything as blatant as swiping the appearance of the two main characters like Disney did.

Comment Re:I thought we already had this option... (Score 3, Informative) 355

No problem:

ESPN charges cable and satellite operators an average of $3.65 a month per subscriber, the most in television, according to SNL Kagan, a research organization. Multiply that by 98 million subscribers, over 12 months a year, and ESPNs financial armor adds up to $4.3 billion.

Google has a lot of articles. It's interesting to see that the price has more than doubled in five years and is up from $1.28 in 2000. It's no wonder they want to do the same with 360.

Comment Re:I thought we already had this option... (Score 1) 355

Because YOU will find your bill increased based on the drunken sportsmorons who WILL probably phone the ISP because they must have "sports" 24/7 injected directly into their veins or they will die of the realization of what sad, pathetic wastes of oxygen they really are.

Unlike how I am already subsidizing those pillars of society who need porn, movies, music, and WoW 24/7? Gosh, that'll suck.

Comment Re:I thought we already had this option... (Score 2, Insightful) 355

I am glad my ISP doesn't pay to access espn360.com. If they did, they would be passing the charge through to all their customers, and I would be subsidizing their customers who want to watch espn360.com.

You realize, of course, that this is the ESPN business model. Basic cable customers already subsidize the customers who want to watch ESPN, which has the highest per-subscriber fee for a non-premium channel.

Comment Re:You are missing the point. (Score 1) 734

What many people are saying is that the system does not show a friendly attitude, combine that with the horrendous reception you have when arriving to US airports (I have seen things that really make me puke) and you have a recipe for disenfranchisement.

Foreigners aren't enfranchised in the first place, otherwise they'd be called "citizens".

Science

Fish Can Count to Four 103

Khemist writes "Fish can count, according to scientists, who have found that North American mosquito fish have the ability to count up to four. Previously it was known that fish could tell big shoals from small ones, but researchers have now found that they have a limited ability to count how many other fish are nearby. This means that they have similar counting abilities to those observed in apes, monkeys and dolphins and humans with very limited mathematical ability."

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