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Submission + - Japanese Fishermen Capture Rare, Albino Dolphin in Taiji Cove (

disco_tracy writes: Fishermen and divers caught at least 25 dolphins in a controversial Japanese fishing village Saturday, according to environmentalists, who said the process was captive selection ahead of a mass slaughter. Among the captured dolphins was a baby albino, which has already been taken from its mother. Experts think is could be worth $200,000 to a marine park.

Comment Re:We need a new right... (Score 1) 205

True. I cut Cable TV because a) the programming was rank and; b) the ad time has grown to nearly 16 - 18 minutes per hour* of "show". So, yesterday I turned the radio on and went off NPR (US public radio), every station bar none was playing an ad.

I use Firefox with AdBlock Plus, NoScript, BetterPrivacy, et. al.

I don't mind ads I just hate being carpet bombed.

*Official old guy here: Eight minutes of commercials back in the day.

Comment Re:"Pvt. Beetle Bailey here to educate the user!" (Score 1) 370

Lol, the CSRs on the phones were not engineers! They were $10/hr phone-support-with-script monkeys. You would not believe some of the crap we would find stuffed around, behind, under and in the computers. They would pry back the fascia that covered the floppy and CD drive bays (see my original post, we ordered the machines without these drives), and fill them with candy bar wrappers, fast food napkins and whatever else was too difficult for them to place in a wastebasket.

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