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Comment Re:Pile it on.. (Score 4, Interesting) 282

Mentioning Saggy pants and how stupid they are, gets me labeled "racist".

Come to Australia, where it is much more socially acceptable to mock saggy pants, or made-up baby names, because most of the offenders are white.
You might be just as much an arse/ass for mocking lower-class people, but the class-ism is more acceptable when not associated with race.

Comment Re:Market Power (Score 5, Interesting) 76

Google appears to be applying the rule to themselves.
The worst "interstitials" to me are the YouTube ads ("skip in 5 seconds"),

So by this policy, you can avoid the youtube ads by finding the video in Google search!
I just tried a whole bunch of video searches, and it goes straight to the video with no advert. But click another clip within youtube ...

Sorry if this is not news :)

Comment No. (Score 4, Insightful) 125

Betteridge's law of headlines is an adage that states: "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no." It is named after Ian Betteridge, a British technology journalist, although the principle is much older.
Betteridge's law of headlines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Comment Re:Metal roofs? (Score 2) 120

It's probably galvanized steel, a mid grade steel plated with zinc to prevent corrosion.

Around here, zinc-galvanised corrugated steel has been mostly replaced by ZINCALUME® steel, which has a zinc/aluminium alloy coating.
Much shinier than aged zinc galvo, and looks a bit like aluminium. Probably what Locke saw in in Sierra Leone. Lasts much longer.

Comment United States (Score 4, Informative) 128

It would not hurt to mention the country in the summary, even if this is a US-centric site.
The author appears to be unaware that laws are not the same in all countries.

It would be interesting to compare, as most developed countries have a warranty by law (statutory) that cannot be disclaimed.
The US has implied warranty , but that does not cover failures if it works at first??

The Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act offers the cop-out of letting companies choose a full or limited warranty. So guess what Apple does? Do many US companies offer a full warranty? So what's the point? It seems Apple/Samsung just needs to say the magic words limited warranty and do whatever the hell the want.

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