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Comment Re:of course... (Score 1) 280

Like scanners that show your nude body underneath? Like irrationally banning mundane items and liquids? By intrusive stare-downs and groping molestation? Or did you forget that actually killing somebody with one of those things requires some metal like, say, bullets and shell casings? Or do they make Carbon-fiber bullets and shell casings now? How about having dogs that smell propellant?

In the scenario presented in the story you could equally use a BIC pen as a blow-gun with a small dart with ricin/botulinum/polonium/whatever in it. Plus security probably wouldn't recognize it if they searched you and found it (unlike a bulky plastic gun with a cartridge in it).

Real humans have imagination/ingenuity. These stories always ignore that.

Comment Re:Well no shit. (Score 1) 185

Probably some outrageously sexy SGI machine, like a Crimson, or an Onyx. You can probably pick one up today second hand for a fraction of the cost of an Amiga 3000 toy.

People pay for them? I gave mine away...on the condition that they came and carried it out of my house all by themselves. Those things are damn heavy.

Comment Re:Um (Score 1) 185

Inkjets are cheap/easy/reliable?

I had so much trouble/expense with mine I eventually bought a color Laser printer instead. It turned out to be one of the best purchasing decisions I ever made, I would NEVER go back to using an inkjet.

Comment Re:Don't you know... (Score 4, Interesting) 287

TFA has just been updated saying it's MotoBlur with an automatically created Blur ID - it doesn't even ask you to create an account any more

I guess that was Motorola's way of "removing" MotoBlur from phones - remove the account creation UI, generate the account secretly without any prompting.

Whatever, Motorola deserves to be bankrupted over this. If I was a class-action lawyer I'd be getting in touch with this guy right now.

Comment Re:Geometric mean? (Score 1) 326

Don't know about deceit, but I do know that my Firefox's noscript blocked no less than sixteen (16) separate sites running scripts on TFA.

So if anyone has an interest in fast browsers, they have.

I mean, 16, what possible excuse is there for that on what is effectively just a news article?

News sites are by far the worst for that. The number of sites some of them them pull Javascript from is staggering.

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