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Comment Re: Usage is consent (Score 1) 118

Actually Wal-Mart appears to be less interested in data-mining you than are big grocers like Kroger, Ralph's, Safeway etc. You don't need a loyalty card to get Wal-Mart's best prices on groceries.

While Wal-Mart could theoretically match your purchases with your debit card data, and maybe they do, you're welcome to pay cash and be anonymous. Compare with the many grocery chains that require you to pay a significant premium for anonymity (i.e. they require the use of loyalty cards to get anywhere near reasonable prices).

Comment Re:Non-issue? (Score 2) 120

This is how you play multiple vinyl records: You use a record-changing turntable.

1. Stack a bunch of records on top of one another on the spindle.
2. When a record finishes, the next record will drop down on top of the record(s) already on the turntable.
3. This is good for 80-100 minutes of music depending on the number of stacked records supported by the device.

No need for expensive cleaning cloths or solutions as long as you are able to buy more copies of your records.

Comment The Wrecking Crew (Score 2) 157

The record companies also shook down the producers of the 2008 film, The Wrecking Crew, a documentary about a very few, unknown, session musicians who played on innumerable hit records from the 1950s and 1960s. The release of the film was delayed for over two years -- until the companies were paid, in essence, for the use of the artists' own performances.

Comment Re:I was wondering the same thing... (Score 1) 461

The large number of replies to the parent indicate there are any number of folks on Slashdot who don't realize that no true pressure cookers have glass tops: The glass would break under the pressure. Duuh.

More to the point, do we know that the US Capitol Police didn't make the same mistake, and blew up somebody's crockpot?

Comment Re:Not news, not for nerds, doesn't matter (Score 2) 231

Let me correct myself. I care that four U.S. nationals died, leaving behind grieving loved ones.

But Mr. Obama didn't kill them. Mrs. Clinton didn't kill them.Terrorists did.

Mr. Obama isn't running for president. Whatever was or wasn't done in Benghazi is insignificant compared to the war crimes of Bush, Cheney et al.

Who's more likely to start another needless war if elected president? Mrs. Clinton, or Jeb Bush?

Comment Works for me (Score 1) 390

I've had IPv6 connectivity for the past 8 years, and native IPv6 connectivity through Comcast for the past two. The last time I installed a new modem and router, the configuration was automatic.

The deployment process has been extremely slow, but in 10 years, most connections will be happening over IPv6 and most people won't even notice. Even tech savvy people will mostly find out when they try to debug something and realize the IP address is funny looking.

Comment Re:Why stop at NYC? (Score 1) 226

Russia -> Alaska is two 30 mile bridges through Diomede Island. That's like crossing the English channel, which has been done.

The Atlantic is harder. You'd want to go north of Baffin Bay to get to Greenland, and then you'd be stuck with a ~300 mile jump to Iceland, another 300 mile jump to the Faroe Islands, and a third 300 mile jump to get down to Scottland. Building a 300 mile bridge is probably possible, but...

Comment Re:Pointing out the stark, bleeding obvious... (Score 2) 247

If it is, then we have to take drastic measures to avoid it, and that includes shutting down most fossil fuel power plants.

And this widely held belief is the reason why many people who *know that man-made climate change is real* deny it anyway.

Drastic action may or may not be a good idea, and the advantages need to be carefully weighed against the disadvantages. Modern industry *runs* on fossil fuels, and we can't just shut that off. Remember - food production at a scale that can actually feed everyone is only possible today through fossil-fuel based industrial methods.

If your plan is to develop and promote cleaner technologies, awesome. If it's to ban tractors, then you're on the wrong team.

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