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Comment Re:Stupidity on a Massive Scale is still Stupidity (Score 4, Insightful) 81

That is the problem biometrics were INTENDED to solve. But all wishful thinking aside, so far nobody has been able to DESIGN a biometrics system that actually solves it.

Nirvana fallacy

Just because it doesn't solve the problem 100% doesn't mean it isn't damn useful.

I'm not saying it isn't evil, but in India it may be the lesser of two evils.

Comment Re:If I were a betting man... (Score 1) 608

I believe we will see most of the coverage tonight trying to paint the shooter as a supporter of one side or the other on this whole stalemate deal. Fact is, unless he managed to shoot a few legislators, it won't matter anyway who he sides with, since he's obvious nuts.

I want to know what'll happen if he's NOT Muslim. How will they spin that story?

Comment Re:How about (Score 2) 528

Never nudes.

See, that would require having good judgment and putting a thought or two towards contingency.

Nope. It would require a magic sixth sense that lets you know that the apparently trustworthy person you're with won't turn into a total asswipe six months from now. To date, there's no known method.

It also requires that none of his buddies will 'borrow' his cellphone when he's asleep/drunk and that he's incapable of hiding a cellphone in a place where you might be naked, or even just surprising you in the shower.

etc.

Short version: Life isn't the perfect little utopia you were imagining when you said that.

Comment Re:Or just a battery. (Score 4, Informative) 126

Although you're posting as AC, you make a decent point to which I would like to see a riposte.

Have you ever climbed Denali or Everest or Chimborazo? I can bet that the folks who do today will love having longer-term charging power.

The folks who do it today have things like this: http://www.amazon.com/Innovative-Digital-Hand-Crank-Emergency-Charger/dp/B0089QB2KY/ref=pd_sxp_grid_pt_0_2

They're more reliable than fire in a strong wind (strong winds occasionally happen on Everest, and I should know, I've climbed it 16 times).

Comment Re:Newsworthy? (Score 1) 102

Day one server issues for a AAA release??? STOP THE PRESSES!

We sold 10 million copies in the first 24 hours ... but a week later we were shocked that more than a few dozen of them went online! We honestly didn't think anybody had Internet connections these days!!

Comment Re: How about (Score 1) 528

If only life were that simple...that we could trust other people and know what they were going to do to us just by looking at them.

(Also that nobody could steal pictures from a bro's cellphone while he was asleep, etc., etc.)

Comment Re:How about (Score 1) 528

Back in those days, photos were taken on photographic film which had to be developed, and in 99.9% of cases by someone not taking the photo or in the photo. Therefore, someone else would see the nudey.

That's why Gentlemen Took Polaroids.

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