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Comment Re:Taxes and laws in 3,2,1... (Score 1) 86

Tell that to all the Walmarts in Texas that can't sell booze.

That's because of already-established "interests" that have "pre-bribed" our "elected representatives" in order to keep their monopoly.

They sell booze at the Walmart near my home in south Texas. HUGE isle full of beer/wine/coolers/whatnot. Since I don't drink I don't know if they sell hard alcohol and I'm not sure if that is what you mean, But they do sell "booze" down here in Walmart.

Comment If and when (Score 1) 351

If this does in fact come to a store near me, and I am still actually able to taste things [I am slowly losing my sense of taste] I would give it a try. I don't really care where my meat comes from as long as it tastes good to me at the time and if I eventually lose my sense of taste then it won't really matter to me at all and I'd actually prefer not having to kill the planet and a bunch of animals to feed me. So yah, sure, I'd give it a shot.

Comment Re:Speaking of Water (Score 0) 41

Good evening, friends. It's great that you're looking to the heavens, but let's not forget that Heaven should be our goal and our destiny. However, that choice is up to us. We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. But because God sent his only son, our Lord Jesus Christ, to die for our sins, we are redeemed. But we must accept this generous offer from our Lord and each of us must be born again. We must all repent of our sins and have a born again experience if we are to be saved. As Peter powerfully spoke shortly after Jesus ascended into Heaven, he commanded that we are to repent and be baptized. Immersion in water is a sign that we are cleansed of our sins. We should all want to spend eternity in Heaven where we shall not need nor want, rather than eternal torment in Hell. If you're ready to accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior, you must be born again and then you should be baptized with water. I hope and pray that you will read this message and your heart and mind will be opened to our Lord, from whom all good things come.

- Pastor Mitch

It's great to see some stand up comedy on here now and then. Always good for a laugh.

Submission + - Blocking Ad-Blockers May Be Illegal in the EU Thanks to the Cookie Law (softpedia.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Alexander Hanff, CEO of Think Privacy Inc., has penned a letter to European Commission's president, this past winter, asking for clarification regarding the language of the e-Privacy Directive's Cookie Law. Mr. Hanff wanted to know if the cookie law is referring strictly to browser cookies or the general notion of gathering "any information stored on such equipment [is] part of the privacy sphere of the users requiring protection."

The answer he received was adequate and even more, the European Commission revealing that all scripts (client or server-side) need to ask for permission for accessing or gathering private user data. This means that the JavaScript snippets that detect ad-blockers on sites that block these plugins and then prevent users from accessing their content are illegal and the site publishers should ask for permission (to scan for ad-blockers).

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Oculus Founder: Rift Will Come To Mac If Apple "Ever Releases a Good Computer" (arstechnica.com) 542

An anonymous reader writes: It's been almost a year now since Oculus announced that the consumer version of the Rift virtual-reality headset would only support Windows PCs at launch -- a turnaround from development kits that worked fine on Mac and Linux boxes. Now, according to Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey, it "is up to Apple" to change that state of affairs. Specifically, "if they ever release a good computer, we will do it," he told Shacknews recently. Basically, Luckey continued, even the highest-end Mac you can buy would not provide an enjoyable experience on the final Rift hardware, which is significantly more powerful than early development kits. "It just boils down to the fact that Apple doesn't prioritize high-end GPUs," he said. "You can buy a $6,000 Mac Pro with the top-of-the-line AMD FirePro D700, and it still doesn't match our recommended specs."

Comment Re:I "was" all for this (Score 1) 300

As a multirotor pilot I have have really had no qualms about this, right up until now. Now there is no way in hell I am going to sign up for this. I'll instead toss another 50 dollars to the AMA and hopefully THEY can inject some sanity into this mess.

It can be a fairly expensive hobby, I'm not surprised if doctors are lobbying...

AMA = academy of model aeronautics :) http://www.modelaircraft.org/

Comment They already won. (Score 0) 954

So one kid goes out of his way to make a fake bomb and then calls it a clock and gets invited to the Whitehouse and this kid just brings an off the shelf backpack with a charger in it and after a kid threatens him to which he thought was a joke, proceeded to joke about it gets tossed in the pokey, and it was justified?, It is sad but the real terrorists have already won :(

Comment Re:I just saw one for $115 (Score 1) 52

The Lidar Lite v2 is pretty wicked. The v1 was selling for 89 dollars a while back. I was going to get one for one of my multirotors but decided to wait for the code to mature a little. Then the V2 came out and I was going to get one of these but am holding off for the code to mature [I use APM:Pilot] a bit more. But now I may wait until 2025 [NOT] for this to come out and by then the code should be well mature :)

I am still thinking about getting a v2 in the next month or so :) Maybe if I am lucky the price will come down a little as well.

Comment Re:Why would this be bad? (Score 1) 90

>> run-of-the-mill evil company run by rotten people

I didn't realize Symantec or Trend micros were a good companies run by nice people. Maybe McAfee could be a character witness for them. :)

>> how could you possibly trust them to protect you?

If a "security" company doesn't have the technical expertise to figure out the difference between real and fake viruses (as it seems a number of these companies couldn't), I'm not sure how much protection they're offering anyway. I guess I'd rather watch the egress traffic from the software of the the technically-savvy company than sleep knowing I got my AV software from the brightly-colored company who bought me a steak dinner at the conference.

There is no McAfee any longer. It is now Intel Security.

I actually find Bitdefender Free to be a better alternative to Micrososft's free package. It's about as light weight and finds stuff MS's misses. And it's free.

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