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Comment Re:Time travel? Really? (Score 1) 32

It's not exactly time travel. They go back in time, but only to an alternate universe (according to the comic, ours). So they may not be going back so much as just over, and the other universe is 70 some years behind? Dunno. But hey, it's also a comic book, and liberties are taken sometimes for an interesting story. It is pretty good, I don't get too many comics any more but picked this one up due to Gibson's name and liked it a lot.

Comment Re:Austin taxi checks are easier than Uber and Lyf (Score 1) 260

Here is the "Adam Ruins Everything" episode where he talks about fingerprints: https://www.youtube.com/watch?.... As I recall, there was a case where someone committed a crime in Spain, and an American who'd never been there was arrested for it, based solely on his fingerprints.

Comment Re:I'm confident 80% of posters didn't watch video (Score 5, Insightful) 222

I'm guessing it's more like 90%. "Duh, you can smash a lock, doy doy doy!" Not what this was about at all. Even one of the comments on yours was something about needed a lot of practice, which with this technique you don't. Put some tension on the lock tap it on the side. I suppose that the headline was not nuanced enough. "Skip the picks, just tap the lock on the side".

Comment Re:Bully for Yahoo (Score 1) 328

I just wanted to say "Yeah-bo" or "THIS" or whatever the prevalent form of agreement is. I can do without most any site. If they can do without me, fine.

I am going to a site to download files, that's it. If I want files 1, 2 and 3, and they say you must take 4, 5 and 6 as well, at that point I decide whether it's worth it to me to do so.

It's weird to me. This is like getting a newspaper and having someone watch me read it, noting that my eyes didn't linger over the ad on page 7 long enough, so they aren't going to deliver the paper the next day. Not the best analogy, but something like that.

Comment Especially stupid because ENCRYPTION (Score 5, Insightful) 259

"Hey there, we're all going to meet up in London in two weeks. Be sure to bring a sweater because it'll be cold. We're stopping at Bill's place first, then going out to eat. Maybe we'll catch a concert. How's that sound?"

Come to Paris in three days. Bring AK-47 and ammo. Akmed will provide suicide vests to attack the restaurants and concert hall. Allah Akbar!

Seriously, nobody with a brain is going to use actual encryption, that's a red flag. They'll come up with a code first, something that sounds normal. I can just see the CIA now: "Oh no, these two people say they're going to the movies! Code Red! Code Red!"

Comment Licenses aren't the answer, I have proof! (Score 4, Funny) 223

I agree with the folks that say licenses are not the answer. My dog is licensed, and he STILL can't drive well at all. I told him "The speed limit in school zones is 15 mph", but it's like he doesn't even listen. I'll tell you the truth, I really don't like riding with him much at all. I don't think he could control a drone any better than he can drive a car. What did getting him the license solve? Nothing!

Comment Re:Pretty sure it's true (Score 1) 282

Valium or a hot dog. Given, they both have about the same amount of weird chemicals in them. I was going to say hot dog, but now I don't know, it's a toss-up. I guess at least I could put more mustard on the hot dog than on a valium, so that's a plus for hot dogs.

I can't remember ever getting any "anti-psychiatry" vibe in his stories. I'm sure not "anti-psychiatry" now. Maybe I was reading a different story about they guy stepping off the path and killing a butterfly than you did?

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