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Comment Re:remove phone-home crap - Then how would it work (Score 1) 124

How do you think the service knows where traffic is backed up at? If nobody shared their GPS data there wouldn't be any traffic feedback. I'll admit comparing it to Facebook status updates is a bit of a stretch, but I wouldn't call the idea of a service pooling GPS data so users can see where traffic jams are "a completely retarded argument."

Comment Re:As did (Score 1) 599

I thought it was generally accepted that Hiroshima and Nagasaki convinced Japan to surrender, thus preventing more deaths in the long term than were directly caused by the bombings. The title of the article is "Nuclear power prevents more deaths than it causes", thus "As did bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki." It's not the most substantial or relevant comment, but I don't see how you get blaming heat stroke on solar power out of that.

Comment Re:SLAPP (Score 1) 119

If you read the full story behind what's going on here, you'll see that the lawyers who filed this motion are all getting dragged in front of a federal judge that they've managed to piss off. The judge has been throwing phrases like "defraud the court" and "incarceration" so Monday's hearing should be fun to watch.

Comment Re:And how will this (Score 1) 243

It will also increase her financial self-worth, giving her something she can personally contribute to the family (at high emotional cost) in times of great need, or something of intrinsic and emotional value she can hand on to favoured descendants. At worst, she can flog it off if you separate.

As long as you make sure most of the value is in the precious metals of the setting. Diamonds aren't worth shit for resale.

Comment Re:I'll admit to torrenting a few times (Score 1) 215

Actually, with utorrent and VLC you can stream most music and videos so you don't even have to wait for it to finish downloading all the way (assuming the torrent is healthy enough of course, anything that came out in the past year or two is usually streamable within 30 seconds or so).

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