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Comment Read the fine print.. (Score 2) 209

Here's how I think this agreement will turn out.
1) If violated the president agree's to have his feet tickled profusely.
2) To avoid being caught the US allows UK to spy on Germany using our equipment which they hand over the info to us.
3) US asks the UK not to Spy on the US for this benefit
4) US asks Germany to Spy on UK for the US for our agreement not to spy on German

Comment Re:Does it or does it not (Score 1) 203

Box office != to Movies sold.
Simple fact of invalid comparison.
Although I think pirates are most likely going to be movie fans that enjoy watching more movies then they can actually afford.
So even though the article is flawed I don't necessary disagree with it... just about how they formulate their conclusion.

Comment Re:Ha, you threaten teacher jobs and see what happ (Score 3, Interesting) 570

Here is what I anticipate something along these lines in the next 10+ years.

1) Students are required to learn via computer.
2) Reduce the number of Course hours by 2 and extend Art, Music, Sports, Ect time by two hours.
3) Students who progress test poorly via computer are forced to have extended after school tutoring with 4 kids per teacher for two hours extra of school per day of your grades slip below a B or you TEST anything below a C.
4) The hours that students report to tutoring is in blocks. Teacher has 8 blocks allowing for 32 dumb students.
5) Kids that get an F require 2 Hours of EXTRA tutoring 1 student per teacher.

Kids are motivated to stay in C+ range because they don't want to be required stay after school later and miss out on sports or whatever they do at home.
Teachers are still on staff for tutoring basis but not as many and hopefully only the ones that work well with students who have learning issues.
If a student wishes to OPT for Tutoring they can do so.

Comment Re:"..know who was using an IP address..." ? (Score 2) 136

when your downloading copyrighted items using your phone in the middle of a police station with a camera on you while you verbally admit to the owner of the copyrighted content while showing them exactly what you are downloading and then verify what you were downloading was actually not authorized for you to download...
If the phone dont fit you must aquit.

Comment Can't it support both? (Score 4, Funny) 412

It seem's like it is making everyone happy these days.
News agencies are creaming their panties.
Companies get to sweep shit under the rug while their competitors crash and burn. (I bet you Microsoft was heart broken to hear the PSN got hacked.)
Hackers make some money and who knows might eventually get laid.
The Government gets to restrict our freedom's and buy bigger shiny new toys and has even more reasons to keep printing money until it costs more to print it than its worth.

I get the pleasure of changing my password every twenty minutes to something like LKJGDSKLeiojgtqpltjwe4jt]90iejaasdfHippofucknuggets

Everyone WINS!

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