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Comment No (Score 1) 327

I go and see a movie in the theater based on whether I think it will benefit from the big screen experience or whether I'd rather be at home watching in the comfort of my den on the 60 " with surround sound having a beer and a vaping a number or two. I've long since lost the urge to rush and see a movie the first night out or wait in line like I did when the empire struck back...

Comment Re:Hol. ly. Sheeeeeit. (Score 1) 136

There is already a setting for metered connection which drastically reduces the amount of traffic. I'd imagine that function would be invoked when on a data capped connection. I'm still unwilling to buy my data plan through the M$ store, especially when I already have one connected to my existing phone. It is just plain retarded that the US doesn't allows phones to be locked to a particular carrier. Somehow no matter what the industry and the FCC tout it doesn't seem to be in the users' interest in any way shape or form...

Comment Sick (Score 1) 414

If the judge gets a stiffy from pictures of your kids, HE should be the one going to jail. I can remember my mom showing off some of my childhood pictures to an early GF that contained embarrassing shots of me bathing at a very young age. Maybe I can hold her hostage for some home made cookies for Christmas.

Comment Re:Thoughtcrime (Score 1) 414

Viewing a site that has virtual pedophilia or pictures of woman over 18 doctored to look under age is illegal in some places. I believe GB is one of those...
I totally agree with you, a crime should require some overt action, just a passive browsing or even being openly sympathetic to a cause is hardly grounds for criminal action in my opinion.
Freedom to express your opinion is the corner stone of a free society, but it becoming as rare as chicken lips these days.

Comment sigh... (Score 2) 306

I'd just call a taxi but I can't do that anymore, because Uber without all the same regulations applied to them drove all my local cab options out of business. Now I'm back to a market with only one option who is on the brink of holding the customer hostage for greater pay. Isn't it nice how no matter what happens the end user suffers...

Comment Unsafe (Score 0) 89

Of course they are unsafe, and filled with witches, sorcerers, and demons ready to take over the minds of young innocent students. Not to mention the curriculum wasn't specifically approved by the government and might have taught them something like it was bad to cut off the clitoris of a woman, or birth control could prevent STD's.

Comment A good teacher (Score 1) 403

I too had a very good teacher in high school that taught a class referred to as civics or government, but was in reality a class in critical thinking. It was one of these epiphany provoking experiences that changed my whole outlook on life, for the better I'd like to think. Some call me a cynic, I rather think of myself as a realist. I am less apt to be disappointed in people and things, and am sometimes pleasantly surprised.

Comment Re:Not the first time they've done this (Score 1) 124

Don't have kids, and the roads where I am from are paid for out of my vehicle registration. I pay income tax, sales tax, government fees on my utilities that I pay for up front out of the money I already paid withholding taxes on, sounds like some serious double and triple taxation or outright theft.

Comment I've got prime (Score 1) 70

I checked yesterday and the sneak peek episode 0 is there and looks really cool. They also have a teaser episode of the Tick, supposedly coming soon. I really like prime, even with the increase to $99 I get much more than my monies worth in shipping, the kindle library and music streaming.
I just wish they'd carry programs from Dave network as well. I REALLY want Red Dwarf...

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