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Comment Re:Why not use their own sites? (Score 1) 234

I'm severely pissed off at Obama for all the campaign promises he reneged on (Gitmo, the wars, campaign reform, regulatory reform...I could go on and on and on)

It's not really fair to be "severely pissed off" at Obama over those issues, none of which he can do much about with a congress that opposes and obstructs his efforts to do anything at all.

Comment Re:Affordable (Score 1) 685

Anyone else remember all the hype 15 years ago about how we'd all be running Java thin client machines by the year 2000? Pundits have been calling for the PC to die for the past 15 years, half the platform's life!

Yes, I do. I remember Larry Ellison (I think) trying to push diskless "Net PCs" back in the late 90's. No-one wanted them then, and I don't think they'll really do that much better (re: storing all of everyone's data) now.

Comment Re:So Let Me Get This Straight... (Score 2) 372

I just don't get it. Here we have the teabaggers trying to RUIN the credit rating of this country, which will cause rampant inflation, yet I still hear poor folks saying "It is Obama's fault".

Because the Fox News crowd has convinced poor conservatives that to vote democrat is to support the evil Socialist, Gay, Junkie, non-White, non-male, Atheist, etc. etc. etc. Lib'rals. And supporting the Lib'rals would be the end of the world for these folks...

Comment Re:Legalizing drugs wont stop the violence (Score 1) 343

Just because legalization isn't a panacea, i.e. a perfect solution, doesn't mean it shouldn't be done. E.g., I oppose Human Trafficking (a.k.a. Slavery), too, but would still support drug legalization, even if some cartels switch from drug smuggling to slave running. The latter would require different solutions, anyway.

Comment It's caught on with me. (Score 1) 1162

I love the picture quality of BR, and hate the look of Standard Def on my HDTV. To me, the difference between DVD and BR is obvious, and worth (some) extra cost. People that think BR is too expensive imho either haven't seen a good BR film on a decent HDTV or (more likely) don't care as they are content with whatever they have.

Comment Re:iPhone 3G Owners Screwed? (Score 1) 257

Or do Apple have a policy of taking phones you report as vulnerable to malware and replacing them with the next model up?

Not an iPhone, but when my iMac G5 died a few years ago, after they'd been EOL'ed but before my Applecare had expired, Apple replaced it with an Intel iMac. This wasn't the first option, i.e. they tried swapping the mobo, etc., but replacement + upgrades do happen.

Comment Re:What about... (Score 1) 375

No idea about streaming availability outside the UK though.

BBC in general is missing out on non-UK revenue by trying (in vain) to limit consumption to UK tax-paying folks only. Outside the UK they could charge fees/subscriptions, and enjoy additional revenue from people like me that like their content but live in, say, the USA. The current situation is lame. (End of rant.)

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