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Comment Re: sorry, no (Score 1) 447

To be fair the overall company is turning a profit on every one of those phones sold in NZ. They just aren't showing the profit in NZ by hiding it with high license fees. It's much the way movies in Hollywood tend to never make a profit even when they bring in a billion dollars because the studio will charge expenses from other movies to the profitable movie. It's not what I would consider ethical but it is allowed with the existing tax codes in many countries. Though a few have talked about shutting it down.

Comment Re:Read the response... (Score 1) 244

There's also the fact that with blended and single malt there are going to be different prices. That would also play into anyone being upset with being sold blended as single malt.

Though that doesn't play as much of a role in a chicken sandwich since you aren't buying just the chicken but the combined product. Still, I don't want someone telling me they use 100% chicken if it's 50% filler.

Comment Re:FFS, I know exactly what was done... (Score 1) 406

So since using marked cards is illegal and it seems many believe these cards count as being marked AND the cards were provided by the casino then shouldn't the casino be liable for using the cards? After all they provided the cards and likely used them in many (all?) of their games.

Comment Re:There's more to come... (Score 0) 454

Not that anyone will care but the Wall Street Journal has an interesting article pointing out the link that Trump and his companies have to many other countries. Including places that many people in the USA would regard as less than desirable. It sets up a potential conflict of interest with Trump should he become President but no one wants to talk about that when there's a Clinton to hang.

Just face it. We are screwed.

Comment Re:Doesn't really matter who fired the shot (Score 1) 338

The problem is that as I understand it many of the devices being abused were made by companies that no longer exist. Others are Chinese companies over which we have no control and until/unless China is attacked I don't see the Chinese government having much interest in forcing them to fix the issue. Hell, even if they did fix the issue how do you get all of the devices updated when they don't have a remote update feature?

Comment Re: Wikileaks is a toxic organisation. (Score 4, Insightful) 338

As far as I know they've had no such releases on Trump. Then you add in the staggered release at the end of the campaign when it seems like they had this data months ago so it definitely looks to me like they are trying to hurt Clinton's campaign at the end of the race when the release can do the most damage. If they were just interested in exposing the information why not release it months ago when they got the data?

Comment Re:Who is lying? (Score 4, Interesting) 209

Agreed. I've seen too many stories of people that are stuck in jail for minor violations simply because they can't pay the bail costs. What's worse is for those people it often means they lose their jobs and can lose their possessions and home if they are kept in jail long enough even though they've never been tried. There's no way to support that behavior by our (USA) legal system.

Comment Re:Who cares? (Score 1, Troll) 95

No one cares. Not even the FTC. People are regularly breaking this rule because they don't know about the regulations and the FTC takes no action. I believe they are only likely to act if someone is continually breaking the rules. That would seem worthy of the effort (and expense) of taking action while taking action on what is likely 100s of people are breaking the rules each day for the first time isn't a worthwhile usage of the FTC's time.

Comment Re:28 websites? (Score 1) 137

Yeah, this was my observation when I first saw this mentioned. It made no sense to call the 28 domains mentioned web sites especially when a few appear to be nameservers (hence the ns. prefix.) Oh well. I guess it's too much to expect the original reporter to actually talk to someone who knows what they are talking about or maybe they did and went with the headline that would garner more views.

Comment Re:Clickbait troll much? (Score 1, Insightful) 629

Really? So you've never had a coughing fit. I get them whenever some dust or whatever gets stuck in the back of my throat. It can sometimes take a few minutes to clear it out. So I see nothing surprising about someone who is giving speeches and talking all day long finding themselves coughing on occasion. Now if she were to appear completely out of breath or otherwise severely impacted by the coughing then maybe you might have a point. However you can watch videos and see she keeps the speech going even while trying to clear her throat.

Comment DVD media should last for years (Score 1) 385

If someone lost 8000 DVDs they did something wrong. Either buying really cheap media or storing it improperly. I have DVDs that I burned from ten years ago that still work fine. I recently moved a few hundred DVDs over to BluRay for the reduced storage space and only had a few files that I had issues recovering. The rest came across with no problem and that was with a mix of Verbatim (good quality) and Sony (not quite so good quality) media.

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