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Comment Re:The phones model (Score 3, Insightful) 263

Who cares if the XB1 can play Sagittarius games? The import thing will be that the Sagittarius can play XB1 games, and Scorpio games. And that the Taurus can play XB1 games, and Scorpio, and Sagittarius. And so on.

Look at how excited everybody got when Red Dead Redemption was finally announced for XB1 backwards compat.

People expect that their old rig can't play Witcher 3, but people also expect that their brand new, top-of-the-line rig can play the old games, perhaps with dosbox or some other emulation. But gog.com is absolutely a thing that proves that concept.

Comment Re:good luck with that. (Score 1) 275

I don't think a border agent can prevent a US citizen from entering the country.

As a foreign national trying to enter the US, you're absolutely right. The border agent can ask you to dance, riverdance style, while singing 'God Bless America,' and deny you if your foot work isn't up to par. But I meant specifically an American attempting to reenter the country. They can still get fucked with, don't get me wrong, but the rules are different.

Then there's that whole 'The border is 100 miles deep' thing America likes to claim.....

Comment Re:good luck with that. (Score 1) 275

No, then you're giving away too much information.

"I want my lawyer" and "Am I free to go?"

Note that in Canada, it's different. We'd invoke Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. You can still be compelled by statute to answer, but those answers can't then be used against you.

http://www.slaw.ca/2011/10/07/...

Comment Re:Canadian Border Guards... (Score 2) 275

I'm a Canadian who once went on a day trip to Buffalo, NY on a lark with two of my daughters.

I myself look like a goddamn hippie with blond hair in a pony tail. I expected to get grilled like fuck for being a single man with two cute little girls in the back seat.

US Customs guy just pointed out that I hadn't actually signed my passport, that I should probably do that, and to enjoy my visit.

Guess what? You don't hear about the millions of people who don't get hassled at the border. You hear about the one who does.

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