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Comment Re:Blame the prosecutor (Score 2) 327

It's not the police, it's the prosecutor. The police may have agitated for this, but the prosecutor is the person who should know better.

And should face disbarment for dereliction of his duty as an officer of the court.

I originally read that as "should face dismemberment for dereliction of his duty." I wasn't sure that I disagreed.

Comment Re:Great hardware specs (Score 1) 323

Just to add another data point, my eeepc 1000H is currently at Asus for the third time in the first year. All 3 repairs are for different things (LCD controller or connector, headphones connector, fan bearings), and all 3 were covered under warranty, although I had to pay shipping to them 3 different times.

On the other hand, the Acer that I got as a replacement that I'm typing this on right now has being working flawlessly, in spite of several people I know having Acer problems.

You just never know if you're going to get a lemon or not, I guess.

Comment Re:Now let the Endless French Surrender jokes begi (Score 2, Insightful) 379

Ugh, Ok. Yes, some people are biggoted assholes, it's true. We have them here in the US, but clearly you have them in Canada as well, judging from:

If there is one thing that is certain in this world, its that if someone says "The French" or "France" within hearing of any US Citizen, the immediate response will be an endless string of "Surrender" or "SurrenderMonkey" Jokes.

Emphasis mine.

Any blanket statement applied to all of the people that live within some certain arbitrary geographical area is dumb and bigoted. For instance, USians who say that the French are cowardly are bigots. Also, (English) Canadians such as yourself that say that USians are bigots... are also bigots. And, of course, there are people that say things like:

I don't even particularly like the French myself.

Well done.


Submission + - SPAM: Netflix Coming to Sony PS3

itwbennett writes: 'Microsoft has always seemed rather enthusiastic when it comes to throwing around the word 'exclusive' and here is another case in point,' says blogger Peter Smith. Netflix and Sony have announced that Netflix streaming is coming to the Sony Playstation 3 as early as next month. Back in August when Microsoft was rolling out its new dashboard update, one of the features it was talking up was Netflix streaming, says Smith, and it said 'This exclusive partnership offers you the ability to instantly stream movies and TV episodes from Netflix to the television via Xbox 360. Xbox 360 will be the only game console to offer this movie-watching experience...' Apparently, in Microsoft parlance, 'exclusive partnership' means 'we launched it first' and not 'we inked a deal with Netflix preventing this feature from appearing on the competition's hardware.' All this is good news for PS3 owners who can now sign up to be notified of Netflix availability for their system.
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