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Comment Re:fake news from cnn (Score 5, Interesting) 220

Snowdens passport was revoked by the US the day before he flew from Hong Kong to Moscow .

He left Hong Kong and entered Russia using a revoked passport - he didn't seek asylum in Russia because of the revoked passport, he entered Russia because that had already been agreed with the Russian authorities. Snowden had been talking with the Russians during his stay in Hong Kong.

Snowdens application of asylum in Russia was after he handed his treasure trove over to a reporter in Hong Kong.

So its not fake news - the sentence you cite is actually 100% accurate. What we really have here is you trying to discredit CNN.

Comment Re:Illegal product? (Score 5, Interesting) 179

Congratulations, the marketing speak of the headline worked 100% on you, you must be proud of the fact that you fall into the headline writers perfect audience demographic of suggestibility.

He won't get anything like 10 years, that's the maximum possible. The headline is designed to whip you into an outraged state, nothing more.

Comment Re:Obama already said he can't pardon him... (Score 2) 272

Its entirely possible that he was neither lying nor misinformed, but that the prevailing legal opinions on the matter may have changed since the last Presidential pardon of an unconvicted person and his legal counsel thought such a pardon was legally unsafe...

Comment Re:This will never happen, even if I want it to. (Score 4, Informative) 272

They didn't ignore it, it was debated in Parliament on the 5th of September 2016, and a response was issued - the petition, set up before the referendum by a pro-Brexit campaigner, was used post-referendum by anti-Brexit campaigners to try and retroactively change the rules of the referendum, throwing the result out. Which you can't do.

The demands of the petition might not have been carried out, but it was NOT ignored.

Comment Re:One bit doesn't make sense (Score 1) 101

A particularly high thrust launch which results in the boosters being downrange enough to require drone ship landings, while the core is sacrificed even further down range...

Those kind of launches are planned for with the Falcon 9 already, with the intention of using older, used cores on those missions.

Why not use three drone ships? Because you would need decent weather in all three landing locations - two of which are close together and thus are likely to share conditions, but the one further downrange would also have to have acceptable conditions, and that means you start to restrict possible launch windows a *lot*.

Comment Lack of customer service (Score 4, Insightful) 101

Its not as if Fitbit support their own devices very well - just look at the litany of posts on their forums and social complaining about device battery life even within the first months of use.

My wife and I bought Fitbit Charges in 2014 - two weeks later mine stopped syncing (another extremely common complaint) and had to be replaced, while my wifes lasted a month before her battery life fell to 40 minutes from a full charge and had to be replaced. My replacement lasted a month this time before it stopped syncing, and my wifes stopped syncing at 6 weeks. I returned mine for a full refund, but the wife wanted to soldier on - her third one was returned after 3 weeks due to battery life issues.

Fast forward a bit, and my wife decides to try a Fitbit Alta - worked for 4 months before it refused to sync. Oh, and while the box said "Windows Phone supported", support for WP wasnt actually included in the Fitbit app until 6 months after the product was launched (no, we don't use Windows Phone, its just another excellent example of how shit Fitbit is).

I won't touch another Fitbit for as long as they are in business.

Comment Re: Jurisdiction - FBI Investigates what it wants (Score 2) 104

That may be very well, but they don't have any authority to operate outside the US in a foreign country as a law enforcement agency, unless that country ascribes them the authority - the FBI arresting someone in India would be simple kidnapping, and the agents involved would be committing a crime.

So its not debatable at all - the crime here (fraud) is still being committed in India, while simultaneously being committed in the US. That doesn't mean the FBI can fly to India and arrest someone - however, many police forces have attachments with foreign forces, embedding their own agents in other countries forces and legally gaining the same powers of the local police force.

Comment Re:In other words... (Score 1) 455

And in the UK, your insurance has no liability cap, so you can get an award directly from the fault parties insurer in the tens of millions (a theoretical upper liability limit has never been tested in the UK insurance system, insurers pay out either what they are told to pay by a court, or what settlement they come to, and this has resulted in some impressive payouts) if that is what is needed.

So we end up with much less frivolous or ridiculous court cases here, because we don't need to make tenuous connections to third parties in order to get a larger payout, its all handled by the insurer directly. Whether the insurer tries to reclaim money from a third party is another issue but its still not our problem.

In this case, you would sue the other driver for wrongful arrest and you wouldnt ever have to get Apple involved.

Driving in the US scares me, precisely because of the liability limitation issue with your insurers. If I am injured or killed, I want your insurer to have unlimited liability, nothing less.

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