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Comment Re:I am not worried about it (Score 1) 1367

I couldn't agree with you more. While we are at it, I want a personalized climate engineering. I am always +/- 1.23 degrees F colder / warmer than the guy sitting next to me. I used beans as a substitute on the days when it was cold, but *ass power is not what it used it be. My *ass may be used to colder weather and is not able to adjust to these freakish conditions anymore

Submission + - Oracle Says Google Throws Its Users Under The Bus (blogspot.com) 3

An anonymous reader writes: The heat is on between Oracle and Google in their patent and copyright lawsuit. Oracle's lawyers just told the court that 'Google now wants to throw its licensees and users under the bus' by refusing to be liable for every Android-based device out there. It's also about the burden of proof. Oracle has produced almost 400 pages of claim charts and other material to prove infringements based on the public codebase, but Google wants to see this for individual devices. Groklaw thinks Oracle 'saw the case as a slam dunk, and Google is not cooperating.' FOSS Patents (Florian Mueller) says Google is at the top of a billion-dollar pyramid, is projected to generate mobile advertising income to the tune of $1.3 billion next year thanks to Android, and should 'assume responsibility' and solve the problem 'for the entire ecosystem' because otherwise Oracle might sue device makers, operators, or even app developers or users.

Submission + - First underground cave photographed on the moon (wired.co.uk) 1

Lanxon writes: High-resolution images have confirmed for the first time the presence of an underground cave on the moon's surface. Images taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter camera reveal that what previously appeared to be a lunar pit in the Marius Hills region is in fact the entrance to a lava tube, with the cave floor visible through a collapsed ceiling, or "skylight".

Comment Re:Forget that (Score 3, Interesting) 620

In India and other places, they use horns to "warn" people and it is so unbelievably noisy, and people are so used to the horns that it becomes white noise almost. You honk and the person(s) you are issuing the warning to, COMPLETELY ignores you and does whatever the hell they wanted to do in the first place. When I come back to US, it feels like bliss, nothing having to listen to that. Imagine, hundreds of thousands of people just honking all the time. I think this is just a bad law, and hope it does not pass.

Comment Could it be... (Score 1) 854

The people playing the games might be getting faster as well? Kids as young as 5 years old are using computers. I couldn't remember getting my hands on a computer till I was 15. Kids these days are faster, better, but not necessarily smarter? according to all the other articles on /.

Comment DRM (Score 1) 102

Does anyone know if I can play "single player" local to my computer, or is there going to be more of the same Starcraft type DRM where you have be connected to the internet(s) all the time? I was looking forward to Diablo 3 for many years now, and after hearing about the Starcraft DRM, I am very very very disappointed that I will not support this game.

Submission + - Netflix is down! (netflix.com) 1

suman28 writes: "Happening now: What would cause such a major disruption that it brings the entire site down? One of the largest movie distribution sites that offers online flat rate DVD and Blu-ray Disc rental-by-mail and video streaming in the United States[4] and Canada has been down for more than an hour. The cause of the outage is unknown."

Comment Re:Science (Score 1) 330

Just because you don't understand something doesn't make it mumbo jumbo. People of old were a lot smarter than the many morons of today. There is belief that "unknown powers" gave the arc the magical powers it possessed, and science has yet to understand many things around us that have been used in homeopathy for ages, like turmeric, ginger, and garlic. Don't mock it, till you can say "I know everything about everything, and I know that is absolute rubbish"

Comment Blame the idiots at the wheel (Score 1) 173

This doesn't sound like a case of smart criminals, but dumb executives at the head of the supermarket. If this has been going on for four years, why hasn't the company done something to fix the weak link in the chain to begin with? Serves them right for ignoring or not addressing the problem in the first place.

Comment Re:Now that's just stupid. (Score 1) 555

This is a very very good article. Thank you for pointing that out. However, I am curious as to how the court sees "maker voluntarily and intentionally uttered them as a declaration of apparent determination to carry them into execution". What if you simple say, "I had no intention of actually carrying it out. I said something in the heat of the moment". Also, just because the people in power choose to do what they want, i.e. threaten people just for speaking their minds, does not make it right in anyway. The article itself says that "75% of the people who threaten are mentally ill." Cheers.

Comment TV needs to be free!!! (Score 1) 274

I don't understand why anyone would pay for TV, twice. Almost everyone (atleast in the developed countries) has a TV, and already pays for it. If you miss a show today, you can catch it in just a few hours at the earliest, and a few days at the latest. Most of it is reruns, anyway. If you want to watch something, transfer it before going somewhere. Why the hell would you pay for it again?

Comment Should use existing infrastructure first (Score 1) 1139

I live in Atlanta, GA in the "suburbs" and work in Downtown Atlanta. There is a rail line that stretches from somewhere close to where I live to Downtown Atlanta. I fight 1.5 hours of traffic, or 1.5 hours of bus time and some car time, to get back and forth. I always wonder what stops someone from saying, let me use the EXISTING tracks to put a rail from the so called suburbs to Downtown which would cover atleast three cities and would run along the WHOLE STRETCH of I85, and this has not happened as of yet. So, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for this or any new solution. If anything

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