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Comment Re:The price hike is minimal... (Score 5, Insightful) 460

Even more so in countries like Australia where our library is less than half the size of the US one. By blocking my access to other netflix regions, they're well on their way to losing another customer. I know it's the rights holders that are the issue, but the only language they understand is money.

Comment Re:Well that would be refreshing (Score 2) 287

If you're going to make up a conspiracy, at least try to make it somewhat factual. The estimated range for birth would have been Apr 17, 1948 to Apr 23, 1948. None of them were born then.

Jun 22, 1933 - Dianne Feinstein
Mar 26, 1940 - Nancy Pelosi
Nov 11, 1940 - Barbara Boxer
Dec 11, 1943 - John F. Kerry
Aug 19, 1946 - William Jefferson Clinton
Oct 26, 1947 - Hillary Rodham Clinton
Mar 31, 1948 - Albert Arnold Gore, Jr.
Nov 17, 1948 - Howard Dean
Nov 23, 1950 - Charles E. Schumer

You do have some legitimate choices to use.

Apr 17, 1948 - Alice Harden - Teacher and politician.
Apr 18, 1948 - Regis Wargnier - Director, producer, screenwriter
Apr 19, 1948 - Stuard McLean - Radio personality and author
Apr 19, 1948 - Rick Miller - Baseball player
Apr 20, 1948 - Merlin Hay - Army colonel and politician (Scotland)
Apr 20, 1948 - Remy Trudel - Teacher and politician
Apr 21, 1948 - Gary Condit - politician
Apr 22, 1948 - Bishop John Pritchard
Apr 22, 1948 - Jancis Robinson - journalist
Apr 22, 1948 - Larry Groce - radio host
Apr 23, 1948 - Pascal Quignard - author and screenwriter
Apr 23, 1948 - Serve Theriault - actor

Comment Internet Depression (Score 4, Insightful) 110

In other news, people who frequently use the Internet see how stupid most other people are.

Representatives from the National Institute of Health (NIH), United States Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) all recommend avoiding interactions with stupid people.

Most importantly, avoid places both real and online, where they may congregate. Specifically mentioned as such dangerously stupid locations are Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, Snapchat, Reddit, Tumblr, Pinterest, Vine and LinkedIn.

"While you may think that you can help guide some stupid people away from their stupidity, it will only hurt you. Many very intelligent people have tried, driving them to believe this planet is occupied by absolute morons. There are other studies being performed to determine if we have passed the point of idiocracy."

Comment Re:Unarmed ships are helpless. (Score 1) 104

I was agreeing with you. :) I haven't been there, and really don't see a need for it in the near future.

With as much as they've changed, according to the current public information, I can understand someone thinking there was no law. There is always a law. As you said, there is the government, and there are warlords. Any good gang or self-declared local gov't, has some sort of organization and laws. In anarchy and chaos, someone will always strive to have power over others. They have to adopt at least some sort of legal system. They may not *say* it, but it's there.

As I understand it, and I could be far off base here, much of Africa works in similar ways.

Honestly, we have the same here. We don't have "warlords" exactly, but we have elected officials who may bully their way into a position. Once they're in power, they can tend to take liberties, which may not be exactly legal. Sometimes those leaders aren't elected. Gangs, "clubs", and other groups fill voids, installing their own beliefs on how things should work. Look at street gangs, the mafias, and even the Y'all Qaeda. Only one of those groups forget to bring snacks. :)

And I think what you were looking for in your last paragraph is ribbons, medals, and insignia.

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