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Comment Re:Won't Be Star Trek (Score 3, Insightful) 108

There was one where the Enterprise was parked underwater just to hide from a pre-industrial civilization - can you believe that? Another where a belt buckle made all of Star Fleet obsolete.

I even saw one where the Enterprise was being built in the middle of a field on Earth's surface, and a single drop of red paint was enough to implode Vulcan.

Comment Why? (Score 1) 365

Okay, I understand that folks are uncomfortable with the 3D glasses, and the 3D effect is frequently a distraction to the story, and all that, but isn't it just some software on the TV that is producing the image? Is there really much in the line of special hardware on the TV itself needed to produce the 3D effect? Lots of TVs have headphone jacks, but only a vanishingly small number of people use the jack. So, if 3D doesn't involve an excessive amount of special hardware on the TV, why not leave it in as an available, but unmarketed feature.

Alternatively, can a third party settop box do the 3D processing?

Comment President-Asterisk Trump (Score 1) 161

Unless that tweet turns into a punitive regulatory action, then you've just lost a chunk of your savings.

This is a good point. We've gotten used to the Prince Jeoffrey phase of this drama, but winter is coming. The King Jeoffrey phase will be much different.

In less than 24 hours he goes from being President-Elect Trump to President* Trump, and those tweets might come with executive orders attached. (Twitter is gonna support that, they don't know it yet, but they'll do it soon, believe me.)


Comment Re:fake news from cnn (Score 5, Interesting) 270

Snowdens passport was revoked by the US the day before he flew from Hong Kong to Moscow .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:Shitposting (Score 1) 3

Nope, but...

Another investigation from James O'Keefe Uncovers Plot to Chain the Trains & Shut Down DC During Inauguration

part 1

part 2

Okay, so there was an uptick in hate crimes, but they'll need to turn their Patented Weathercock Hate Crime Detector to point 180 degrees from its current orientation. Cuz right now they're doin' it wrong.

(still laughing at the AC's response :)

Comment Re:Illegal product? (Score 5, Interesting) 180

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) 273

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) 273

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.

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