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Comment Re:Go Amazon! (Score 0) 764

Lets use a car analogy. Is your local used car salesman engaging in censorship (or the automotive equivalent thereof) when he refuses to sell vehicles with more than 150,000 miles on them? What about if he refuses to sell Kias? He has the right to sell any car he chooses to, as well as to NOT sell cars that he thinks are inferior or morally unacceptable.

The key thing everyone seems to be missing is that what Amazon is doing is PASSIVE. They are NOT selling a book.

They're not actively engaging in censorship, which would mean they'd be reaching out to publishers or other book stores to try and get others to not carry the book either. At worse, they're guilty of not supporting things which may potentially appear to support pedophilia/incest.

Comment Re:But will they listen? (Score 0) 945

The power to

requir[e] that providers offer their services in an equal way to all who want them

is the power to tell the telco's what to do. If they can tell them to do things we like, they could also tell them to do thing we don't like, like censor, exclude, or politically filter traffic.

The problem with giving the FCC power to do this is that the FCC has the potential to become more tyrannical than Comcast does. Comcast can only impose its will on Comcast subscribers; the FCC can impose its will on all Americans.

Comment Re:Dude, do you think you're the only site (Score 0) 277

I second this opinion. I've got a master list I started keeping in a truecrypt file that's got all my various website login credentials. It's got more than 100 (that's right, a freaking hundred!) websites, at least 20 of which I use on a regular basis. If you follow the rules of "secure" credentials (ie: each website has a unique password of 12+ random characters and maybe a unique login too), no one can possibly remember all of this. There's got to be a better system than this bulls**t.

Comment Re:Lowest customer satisfaction rankings (Score 0) 434

Yes, they simply don't care. In most of their markets, they are the only serious provider. For example, here in Houston, you can get DSL (from about 6 different companies) or you can get cable (only Comcast provides cable). Thats like 6 million people in this market alone!. What does customer satisfaction have to do with anything if the customers can't leave you (w/o going from 80mbit to 4mbit)?

Personally, I opted for the 4mbit DSL over having to put up with Comcast's shit. I was first getting my connection set up after moving to Houston, I wanted Comcast, so I called their customer service number. That was the day that the FCC censured Comcast for the whole throttling incident. The CS rep was like "We have never filtered anyone's traffic." I couldn't resist reading her some of the juicier bits of the FCC's statements. She was still like "We have never filtered anyone's traffic".

Comment Re:Use of Caps Lock key (Score 0) 968

I'm a civil engineer that does a lot of construction drawings in AutoCAD. The industry standard is to have all construction notes typed in all caps. Caps lock is essential for this. I will be using ChromeOS as soon as it's available (Wuck Findows!), and probably remoting into my office computer like I occasionally do now. If I can't have capslock, I won't be using Chrome.

Comment Re:Not Just Hateb by the Left (Score 0) 1425

In order to "provide healtcare to those that can't afford it", you have to have money. That money is taken from the wealthy. Taking money from the rich and giving it to the poor (in this case in the form of health insurance) = wealth redistribution.

Wealth redistribution is "always considered a bad thing" because our constitution guarantees security of property. Remember the 4th amendment?

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated

Wealth redistribution requires the seizure of property (in the form of money) from people in a disproportionate way.

Comment Re:Yes, even if it kills me (Score 0) 561

Those who reproduce the most are the unintelligent, poor and uneducated. They get the double or triple amount of children on average than those who actually have the resources to take good care of their kids.

[Source Needed]

Seriously, I've seen statistics from the 2000 census that says otherwise. I realize you're stating the "communal wisdom" but I don't think reality supports you.

Transportation

Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty Black Ops Edition 102

gadgetking writes "When I first saw this I thought it was a joke — the Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition. Seriously? I mean I like my COD first person shooter game as much as the next nerd but this really shows how mainstream video games have become. From the article: 'The Jeep brand today announced it has been named exclusive automotive partner by Activision for Call of Duty: Black Ops, and that they're making a COD Jeep. Hitting show floors next month, this limited-edition Jeep Wrangler will be available for a MSRP of $30,625 for the two-door model and $33,500 for the four-door. The 2011 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition comes standard with "aggressive 32-inch tires, unique military style and Call of Duty graphics."'"
Piracy

Sony Gets Nasty With PSBreak Buyers 246

YokimaSun writes "The war between hackers and Sony over the PlayStation 3 has now taken an even more sinister turn, with Sony going after not just shops but actual buyers of the PSBreak dongle, threatening them with fines of many thousands of Euros and forcing them to sign cease-and-desist letters. It seems Sony will use any means necessary to thwart both homebrew and piracy on the PS3."
Games

Valve Announces Dota 2 128

RulerOf writes "Just over a year after hiring IceFrog, the lead developer of the wildly popular DotA Allstars mod for Warcraft III, and the speculation surrounding Valve's recent trademark filing for the 'DotA' name, Valve has officially announced Dota 2. Gameplay of Dota 2 is being ported 'exactly' from the current DotA Allstars and includes every hero, but vast improvements are being made to the game including VoIP, a coaching system, in-game rewards, and AI that takes over for disconnected players. Lastly, it all runs on top of the Source engine. (GameInformer's website appears to be struggling right now though, as they had an exclusive on this story.)"

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