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Comment Re:Lol (Score 1) 305

Grew up in LA then lived in the Bay Area for 20 years ... never realized the prepending of freeway number with "the" until I heard a discussion about it.
I started to pay attention to my speech and realized that I already only referred to *socal freeways with "the".
"Take the 101 to the 405 the go all the way to the 210"
"Take 280 to 85 then get on 17"

Comment Re:Nope (Score 1) 675

I'm in the US.
I've been to a few places that do chip and sign. These are mostly small coffee shops type places using Square or something similar.
All the major stores that I've used a chip at are chip and pin.

That said ... the usage is hit and miss.
Maybe 70% of the places I go use chip, the others still swipe. (even when they *have a chip reader)

Comment Re:So when's "gun control" going to stop guys with (Score 1) 276

Why would it make sense to lump the US with any of the countries you name but Canada? None of them are anything like the US

We could start with all except Mexico having nearly universal municipal sewage and clean water.
Outside of a big city you don't either of these things in Mexico - and even in one it's unlikely you have both.
Even *in a big city you don't drink the water that comes out of the pipes ... and it has nothing to do with the garbage you were taught as a kid that it's because we don't have the same gut bacteria; the LOCALS don't drink the water.
Everybody either gets bottled water at the store, takes jugs to the big water purification joints you find all over Mexico, or filters their own well water.

If you had ever traveled through Mexico you'd understand just how ludicrous it is to call it a 'developed' country.

Mexico is literally a 3rd world country.

Comment Re:Considering how fast Google ditched China (Score 1) 381

The intent isn't to actually remove it ... just make it more 'difficult' to find.
People who really want to find it still can by either paying to search something like Lexus Nexus,
paying to have somebody research beyond what's available on a quick google search,
or by paying for one of the apps that are coming out to do this for you.

Can't have the poors getting the same access information as the wealthy.
Regardless if it's the intent, this will ensure the internet won't allow people to bypass the economic stratification that we've all come to know and love in the physical world.

Comment Re:Considering how fast Google ditched China (Score 1) 381

> (1) They haven't judicially defined what constitutes public interest -- because they can't because it's subjective, and making such a decision would piss everyone off and demonstrate the absurdity of the law. So there's no legal test for yes/no.

It's decided by a court, so yes there is a legal test.

Since May 29 2014 there have been 318,560 requests covering 1,130,431 URLs.
41.6% - 470,259 - of those URLs have been delisted.
Are you honestly suggesting that a court reviewed all 318,560 requests?
Discounting weekends there have been 386 non weekend days since this started.
That's 185280 minutes assuming a full 8 hours day.
To process 318,560 cases a single court would have to do 1.71 cases/minutes every minute they've been open since this started.
If you factor in holidays etc this number likely going to go over 2 cases/minute.

This very clearly is NOT what's happening.

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