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Comment Re:Easy win so load show up with friends (Score 1) 130

CBS All Access" ... is a network TV channel's obscure streaming site

It's not really obscure. They already have about a million subscribers and it may already profitable, though they don't seem to have released individual numbers for the HBO and CBS streaming services so it's impossible to tell. The new content will almost certainly help increase those numbers.

For decades there have been people saying that wanted cable TV to let them buy individual channels instead of a bundle because the increased cost for the handful of channels they want would still be cheaper than the bundled price for 300 channels that they don't want. This gives them what they asked for and it turns out that about a million people weren't just talking out of their ass.

Comment Re:No, they didn't. (Score 1) 1004

Let's imagine this is a MIRV with 15 separate warheads

No need to imagine it's a MIRV. It actually is.

From TFA:
The prospective missile, weighing at least 100 tons, features a large payload capacity â" reportedly up to 10 tons â" and is expected to have up to 10 heavy or 16 lighter warheads, or a combination of a number of warheads with decoys and other counter-measures to suppress enemy missile defenses.

Comment Re:About time. (Score 1) 652

Apparently you defend a clique putting out the claims that all the autism cases are 'just' genetic defects of the parents

That shows how very little you know about actual autism research.

We know that it seems to be triggered by more than just genetics. Encephalitis in the child (which can be caused by a variety infectious organisms) and the mother contracting rubella during pregnancy are just two of the things that seem to be able to trigger it which have nothing to do with genetics. There are more potential causes as well, but you wouldn't know that because all you've bothered to read is anti-MMR propoganda.

While there are genes that make it more likely that a child will develop autism, they do not guarantee that it will happen and no autism researcher has ever claimed anything of the sort. The only place that argument gets made is in straw man arguments put forth by anti-vaxxers like yourself.

Comment Re:About time. (Score 4, Insightful) 652

Apparently you don't understand the difference between holding an opinion and promoting false, misleading or deceptive information. Would you be as quick to defend Samsung if they had put out full page ads claiming that all the Note 7 fires were just scammers trying to get money? After all, it's just an opinion and it doesn't hurt anyone, right?

Comment Re:Just don't. (Score 0) 552

Actually, at a wedding is probably the most appropriate us for this sort of technology out of all of the types of events listed.

Almost every wedding will have a professional photographer trying to get really good shots... and almost every wedding will have some dumbass who picks an important moment to step out in front of that photographer in order to a shitty cell phone photo. Some people are just that clueless (and no... "don't invite them to the wedding" doesn't work because psychic powers aren't real and there's no way to know who is going to be stupid during the wedding).

Comment Pork explosion... really? (Score 2) 95

Security defects have to be explained to managers in order to justify spending time and money on fixes. Going to a manager and saying "we have a problem with pork explosion" is a good way to ensure that you'll be dismissed out of hand.

I don't know what peculiar mental abnormality is causing security researchers to keep trying to top each other in coming up with the stupidest name possible for exploits, but they really need to re-think what they're doing and how it makes them look to the rest of the world.

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