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Comment Re:A bit too much hype (Score 2) 78

First, it is a tiny continental fragment, not a whole continent. Second, their evidence is based only tiny crystals washed ashore, as all island is covered in more recent lava. I will trust this more when they actually drill through that one or two km of lava to recover the actual ancient continental crust.

No. Even the summary does not suggest that Mauritius is an "old" continental fragment ("Mauritius is an island, and there is no rock older than 9 million years old on the island."). They are reporting on zircon inclusions found within lavas and hypothesized to have come from subducted continental crust, rather than subducted oceanic plate (much younger) or the mantle itself.

Comment Banning for "inconvenient truths" is still OK. (Score 4, Insightful) 899

"It's clear that Reddit banned us because we were becoming very popular and spreading inconvenient truths about who's ruining our country and robbing our children of a future," the moderator said.

Whatever. You're still banned,and whining about secret 'persecutorial' motivations won't do anything to change that.

Stormfront will probably host you and not bat an eye. Why do you feel so deprived? If you wanted to stay on Reddit you could simply have stamped out the doxing problem and, you know, followed Reddit's 'pretextual' rules.

Comment Re:They need to fix their network (Score 1) 78

Only reason I stick with AT&T is their 4G LTE coverage and the civilized function of being able to use DATA whine in a call. Verizon and their archaic system that disallows data during a call needs to be thrown out.

Verizon's archaic VoLTE capability that lets you use DATA while in a call, that I used just last week, you mean?

That feature was introduced in late 2014. Sounds more like your knowledge is archaic.

Comment Re:CNN? (Score 1) 161

Um, women letting you grab them because they want you to as you are a celebrity is not sexual assault. Did you listen to the audio recording at all?

"I'm automatically attracted to beautiful [women] -- I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything ... Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything."

Sexual assault requires that the contact be unwanted, but as that is not what he described, it is your bias, or your source's bias showing.

The women complaining to the media seemed to think that it was unwanted. But of course, they're biased... and you're not.

Comment Re:Speaking of starts... (Score 1) 58

Right, so your guesswork trumps my actual experience.

Well, if Adobe can't tell people how to do it and you can't tell people how to do it then your actual experience means jack diddly.

Would you like screenshots or something?

Yes. Installation instructions with a screenshot walkthrough. Thanks for offering.

Maybe I'm a secret shill for software that can no longer be purchased.

Definitely you're equally useless as of the quoted reply. But there's room for improvement.

Comment Re:I don't buy it. (Score 2) 37

We already know that the US intel community released a report where they lied about Russian hacking of the US elections.

So, why should I believe, again without proof, that the attack was from the Russian state?

For someone demanding, proof, you're quick to throw the "lied" word around without providing any.

There was a publicly released report, and "without proof" != "included proof that I disagree with."

Dasvidaniya, boyevik.

Comment Re:Don't realize who the robber barons are, do you (Score 1) 123

I'd love to get the money back that i spend on 'police' so i can instead buy another gun or maybe a personal body guard, either way the private sector would deliver me far superior security than i get from the state for 'free'.

Oh please, please, PLEASE implement this. It is so much easier to kill one or two people and seize everything they have than it is to avoid, overcome, or defeat an entire police force.

What you really want is police protection without paying for it, and perhaps some more guns. If you could truly choose to be an old timey outlaw,, i.e., someone who is excluded from the protection of the law, you wouldn't have the balls to take us up on it.

Comment Re:Who needs 4k video? (Score 2) 124

To enjoy 4k, you need a monitor that supports it, that is large enough relative to the viewing distance, enough bandwidth and processing power. You also need a 4k source. Few people produce 4k video : it is more expensive, more difficult and the result is only marginally better.

Yes. Flipping that video option toggle on the iPhone 6SE, 6s, 6s plus, etc. is so expensive and difficult. I can't believe I was able to accomplish it myself...

Comment Re:Illegal? (Score 1) 181

You sell where the buyers are or you're not a very successful businessman unless you're lucky enough to break into a new demographic and corner the market.

Nice theory. Now call your local locksmiths and ask them to sell you lockpicks.

There are restricted classes of buyers everywhere. From police (certain weapons and body armor) to geotechnical and demolitions experts (detonating caps and industrial explosives) to the everyday people known as patients (antibiotics and narcotic prescriptions).

You're free to go to where the buyers are. And prosecutors are free to go to where are you are, and then put you somewhere that you don't want to be.

Comment Re:It might be something but it isn't anti-trust? (Score 1) 121

Anti trust implies controlling prices to the detriment of the consumer. Apple in no way sets or controls the pricing. An app developer is free to charge whatever they want or make it free.

Apple controls the store cut of the software developer's asking price (30%). There is no competitive store, therefore no competition in the store cut for the application price.

Apple also limits the phone to purchasing from its own store. Apple therefore controls access to the applications market, and sets itself up as a monopsony/monopoly intermediary between developers and consumers. If you can plausibly argue that this has a monpolistic effect on price, then you have standing for a potential claim. As held by the appeals court.

Now the lower court will have to consider the actual theory of damage instead of procedurally killing the case for lack of standing.

Comment Re: Comcast customer here (Score 2) 111

Rg11 you're thinking of rj11 that's 1 pair phone, you mean rg59 or better yet rg60 that's coax.

No, he's thinking of RG11. You're thinking that you know better, but you do not.

RG11 would be a bitch to use for inside wiring, and probably unnecessary, but if he wants to put in the work it's not for us to say.

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