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Comment Interesting numbers (Score 1) 218

I haven't watched the show, even though I guess I could because I have Amazon Prime, It's interesting to me that 1.5 million downloaded the first episode and didn't want to download the second. Then almost 2 million more downloaded the first 2 episodes and didn't want to download the third. Is this version of the show much worse than the series that was so successful?

Comment Belief in science (Score 4, Insightful) 510

The great thing about science is that it doesn't care what you believe in. If you don't believe in gravity and jump off of a tall building, you will still splatter when you hit the ground. By the way, there is no such thing as anti-science, only pro-ignorance. Let's call it for what it really is.

Comment Blizzard (Score 2) 175

I'm sure that I would get flagged using that kind of logic. I don't download anything illegally, but I play Blizzard games. The Blizzard downloader uses BitTorrent. And it makes sense for them because it eases the pressure of millions of clients downloading when they can share the load between them. This is just laziness and greed on the part of the music industry.

Comment Re:Why is Uber better? Serious question. (Score 1) 230

I used Uber for the first time while on vacation a few months ago. Up to this point, I was hesitant to use the service. I'm not sure why in hindsight, but my girlfriend insisted it was a good service. I was extremely impressed. We used it for four trips. We were picked up each time within five minutes by new, clean cars. The drivers were courteous and made pleasant conversation. In total I spent ~$25. So, yeah, I'm sold. It was much better experience and better value than any cab ride that I've ever had.


Comment Re:one person != some developers (Score 5, Informative) 131

He's not the only one. A programmer named Casey Muratori has been coding a game from scratch for months. He streams on Twitch and posts them on YouTube. I've watched some and it's really interesting to watch him go through his thought process. There are others on Twitch as well.

Submission + - Metallica is playing at BlizzCon! (

JestersGrind writes: Blizzard just announced that Metallica is going to perform a closing concert at BlizzCon on November 8, 2014. “We’re thrilled to have Metallica blowing out our speakers at BlizzCon this year,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “After two full days of epic gaming and intense eSports action, an earth-shaking concert is the perfect sendoff for everyone at the show and watching from home.”

Submission + - World wide web needs bill of rights according to Sir Tim Berners-Lee ( 1

JestersGrind writes: In BBC News:
"The inventor of the world wide web has marked the 25th anniversary of his creation by calling for a 'Magna Carta' bill of rights to protect its users."

"It's time for us to make a big communal decision," he said. "In front of us are two roads — which way are we going to go?

"Are we going to continue on the road and just allow the governments to do more and more and more control — more and more surveillance?

"Or are we going to set up a bunch of values? Are we going to set up something like a Magna Carta for the world wide web and say, actually, now it's so important, so much part of our lives, that it becomes on a level with human rights?"

Submission + - CmdrTaco: Anti-Beta Movement a "Vocal Minority" ( 30

Antipater writes: The furor over Slashdot Beta is loud enough that even outside media has begun to notice. The Washington Post's tech blog The Switch has written a piece on the issue, and the anti-Beta protesters aren't going to be happy about it. The Post questioned Slashdot founder Rob Malda, who believes the protests are the work of only a vocal minority or readers: "It's easy to forget that the vocal population of a community driven site like Slashdot might be the most important group, but they are typically also the smallest class of users." The current caretakers of Slashdot need to balance the needs of all users with their limited engineering resources, Malda argues — noting wryly, "It ain't easy."

Submission + - Slashdot Beta: Because They Hate You 3

boolithium writes: People on here are missing the point of the Beta roll out. The elimination of the existing user base is not a side effect, it is a feature. Slashdot as a brand has value, but as a site has limited commercial appeal. The users are the kids at the lunch table, where not even the foreign exchange students want to sit. Nobody ever got laid from installing NetBSD.

Once they are finished with their nerd cleansing, they can build a new Slashdot. A sexier Slashdot. A Slashdot the kids can dance to.

They aren't ignoring you. They are exterminating you.

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