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Comment Re:Failbook knows NOTHING about me (Score 1) 183

There's extensive datacollection from Facebook on other web sites, tied to cookies, browser fingerprinting and various other means.

That largely depends on whether you allow third-party cookies to be set. Anybody who cares about privacy in the least would have third-party cookies disabled. Let Farcebook try to snoop on my /. activity...it's not gonna work.

Comment Re:Solution: Buy legislators. All of them. (Score 1) 186

I ended up donating the printer and the ink cartridges to a local charity, got a tax write-off for the donation, and bought an Epson printer. The Epson works great with refilled ink cartridges.

...until it clogs up and refuses to print until you waste half a set of cartridges on cleaning cycles. Even that might not get it running right.

Comment Re:All I care about is: (Score 2) 170

I don't get why Canckles email thing is an issue - the moment any type of crime is mentioned, the current failure will pardon the next failure.

It's really a non issue. Not because she isn't a criminal, it's just that the criminals are in charge.

This is the Daley machine nationwide. Until we crack down on all government criminals from city to state to nationwide, our votes won't be counted.

Comment Re:Bring in Spielberg and Cruise! (Score 1) 191

Thought crime didn't have lax punitive measures.

The problem in Chiraq (and I am in one of the suburbs) is that gun crime isn't treated as harshly as it should be. Some felon caught with a gun, or someone using a gun in a crime should serve the full time. But that doesn't happen. It's only going to get worse with a president closing prisons.

Full use of gun control laws in effect should be a priority. But they aren't. Instead they want to make new laws making scary looking rifles illegal.

Which of course, will not be enforced on people who commit crimes.

Comment Re: Worldwide news are always US only. (Score 1) 256

Fractional values are easier to come by with measurements divisible by 2, 3, 4, or 6 than with measurements that are only divisible by 2 or 5. Liquid measures are mostly divisible by various powers of 2: two tablespoons in an ounce, eight ounces in a cup, two cups in a pint, two pints in a quart, four quarts in a gallon. (Three teaspoons in a tablespoon is the exception.)

Comment Re:"allows you to download a 5GB HD movie in 40 se (Score 1) 93

I burned thru a terabyte and a half just by loading my steam games on my new PC.

I wouldn't mind the terabyte cap - as long as they capped their cable tv watchers (and surfers) on the same limit.

Unfortunately, con cast is looking to screw over the cord cutters and since it's either at$t or con cast in the metro area - there is no realistic budget plan that gets you a decent speed for less than 50 bucks.

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