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Comment Re:Infiltrate! (Score 2) 108

"Forget the recent invasions of other countries, the US destabilized a democratic government and installed their own puppet dictator in Iran just over thirty years ago."

The coup against Mosaddegh was 60 years ago, not 30 (1953). Also, the dictator (the Shah) was already there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Ajax#U.S._role

Comment Re:Make Good Use of Them (Score 1) 253

Rumour has it that Ford's deal is a fairly significant part. I'm not sure that he'd be interested in just a cameo, to be honest. He doesn't owe Lucas squat, and has done so much since then that he barely remembers those movies, so if he's on board, it's because it's worth it for him to be on board. Sure, his role won't be as significant as in Crystal Skull, obviously, but he'll get a few action scenes and lots of dialogue, I'm sure.

I just hope he's still flying the Falcon. It's not a Star Wars movie without the Falcon breaking down (again).

Comment Re:will be abused in 3...2...1... (Score 1) 106

Additionally, the person will have had to intentionally sync their card with their Twitter account to enable this in the first place. It's a stupid idea from a consumer perspective, although kind of brilliant from a marketing perspective, as now not only do we make purchases but we announce them to the world, but it's not nearly as prone to abuse as folks here are making it seem.

Comment Re:I had this issue (Score 1) 415

The most open option out there seems to be the Kobo, which supports EPUB (open format), PDF, and MOBI, as well as TXT, HTML, and RTF, plus image files in JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, and TIFF, and also comic formats CBZ and CBR. Even the DRM books that I've bought are so unrestricted that I've never noticed the DRM at all, even though I have them on multiple devices.

Comment Re:300-400 dollars buys a lot of paper books (Score 2) 415

Kobo's philosophy also seems to be the most "free" of the various options out there. A great many of the books sold at the Kobo store are DRM-free, and even the ones with DRM are easily shared between multiple devices (in my case, for some of my books, 2-3 laptops, a smartphone, and 2 Kobos). I also don't think (haven't confirmed this, though) that it's even possible for them to wipe a book the way Amazon already has with the Kindle.

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