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Comment Re:Game balls (Score 1) 225

The fact that the teams supply the balls doesn't matter. They are inspected by officials prior to the game.

However, after the inspection, someone went in and removed air from the balls. Touching or altering the balls after inspection is not allowed (and could have been done regardless of who supplied them).

Comment Re:Unfair advantage (Score 5, Informative) 250

I keep hearing that "anyone" can do this. Please point me to where I can sign up to collocate my server with the market computers - because that is actually necessary to set up an effective HFT system.

http://www.lightspeed.com/?page_id=5068
http://www.limebrokerage.com/contact_us.shtml
http://www.ften.com/buy-side-products/vx-velocityxpress.html

They all offer colocation services.

Comment Re:No more explainations needed (Score 1) 955

Wrong. The afterlife (flash sideways) happened many years after the very real events of the island. After everyone died (everyone dies eventually) they find each other and need to come to grips with the events of the island before they move on

Comment Re:The US has limits on it too. Thankfully. (Score 3, Informative) 778

Most people don't realize that burning a flag is on of the ONLY ways to properly dispose of it....

US Flag Code. TITLE 4 > CHAPTER 1 > Sec. 8(k). It states:

"The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning"

Google

Submission + - Google Filters Torrents From Search Results (torrentfreak.com) 1

HiddenL writes: According to TorrentFreak.com:

Google has been filtering its search results for years. That's proven very useful for the Chinese government, and of course content owner representatives like the MPAA and RIAA. According to Google, the filtering of torrents from the search results is a response to the DMCA complaints they receive. The owner of SumoTorrent told TorrentFreak that he discovered that A search on Google for sumotorrent now triggers the following message at the bottom of the results page:

In response to a complaint we received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed 1 result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may read the DMCA complaint that caused the removal(s) at ChillingEffects.org.
A search for other BitTorrent sites like Torrentspy and Torrentreactor comes up with the same message (note. the sites are still indexed but some results are removed).
Apparently "Do No Evil" includes mass filtering of legitimate content.

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