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Comment Re:Septins are to Antibiotics as IPv6 is to IPv4 (Score 1, Informative) 73

We the ppl control the government. We get to elect our representatives, or use direct methods such as referendums.

That's what they'd like you to think. Dictators love elections.

It doesn't matter who's in control. If they get too powerful, it's time to think twice about the situation. And guess where we're at now?

Comment Is this a joke? (Score 1) 839

It's broken because last year I was spending over $90/month for all of a few channels... and then only a few programs on those channels. Why on earth would I do that? It's like paying for a whole cupcake when all you do is eat the sprinkles. And an overpriced cupcake at that!

I don't give a shit who said "TV is a passive experience", because that's not the way many of us want it to be 100% of the time. I want content I pay for. I want to be able to look for it in an engaging way without channel surfing. And, the technology has come to a point where we are able to get the content on the spot without futzing around with crappy DVRs. It opens up new worlds and possibilities. Suddenly, content publishers don't need (or they shouldn't anyway) extensive contracts and agreements with broadcasters just to get their stuff on the air. Suddenly, publishers can be in more control and get a bigger cut... and probably with less ads. Everybody wins. Maybe this way we'll get something worth watching instead of Ghost Hunters 47, season 15 of survivor, or the next "reality" TV show following the latest waste of space that calls themselves a celebrity.

My question is: what the hell isn't wrong with TV as it is now?

Comment Re:it started in 2005 (Score 1) 357

They've been trying to add romantic interest since the 2005 reboot. Look at Rose. And Amy. And River. And...

Bah. Rose was the only one with a continual and clear vibe of that. Amy only gave that vibe at the beginning of her reign. Amy and Rory together as Doctor companions I thought was refreshing, and it took away most of what some would call sexual tension between Amy and the Doctor (could you blame him anyway? Ow!). You also had Martha, who I didn't get much of that vibe from (she seemed more interested in the discovery and adventure), and then you have Donna, who gave him constant servings of his own shit. That and the total lack of interest between Donna and the Doctor is why the Doctor liked her so much as a companion.

Comment Re:Obviously (Score 1) 254

Guessing he's a vegan with an agenda. Probably make a good study case for a paper on meatless diets increasing bad decision making.

I mean really, they already made the huge mistake of giving up tasty animal flesh, someone should study what other bad decisions vegans make.

Well, eating too much meat can constipate you. Then you go off to the john and spend a lot of time in there, which makes people think you don't want to spend time with them.

Similarly, eating too much fiber (aka - fruit) can give you a bad case of the runs, and the end result is the same.

Comment Re:Piss off, Shuttleworth (Score 1) 798

The fact that so many people are excusing this confirms to me my suspicion that this sort of behaviour is widespread in the Linux "community". And it makes me glad I'm not part of it.

Funnily enough when people pay for software they have more respect for it and the developers.

Based on what evidence exactly?

Comment Re:Piss off, Shuttleworth (Score 1) 798

Listen, just because it's free doesn't mean we can't voice an opinion. That argument is just as bad as saying "If you have nothing to hide, then surely you won't mind the cops rummaging through your stuff for no reason." There's nothing wrong with saying we don't like it.

No, but there's everything wrong with abusing the people who are giving you the free stuff. It's the not so fine line between giving constructive criticism and being an ungrateful asshole.


Comment Re:Yawn (Score 1) 292

I will grant that when you get 6 inches of snow in Minnesota, it's not going anywhere until Februrary or March

Or in the case of this year June. The snow pile at the end of the parking ramp here at my work took until June 3rd to finally melt.

Late northern region snow melts was actually part of the problem with the Missouri River flooding, or am I wrong?

Comment Re:Yawn (Score 1) 292

Depends where in Minnesota you're talking about :) Minnesota has Lake Superior to worry about. Though, the worst snow I've ever personally witnessed from the great lake effect has been in Michigan. Maybe it has something to do with being nestled in between or something. I don't know, I'm not a meteorologist. But back to Minnesota... pretty much the entire state gets a shit ton (like most of the other midwest states).

Comment Re:World News brought to you by a /. poll (Score 1) 292

Agreed. It's normally just the upper east coast that acts like the world is ending when they receive the slightest bit of weather. While there were a few areas that really did receive large amounts of snow (over 30 inches is definitely high), the biggest whiners I heard of are from the usual places. Like NYC. What'd they get, a few inches? Center of the world, ya know.

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