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Comment Re:Obligatory (Score 1) 89

Having recently upgraded to VDSL broadband, I was browsing Youtube a few days ago and typed in "Heaven is a place on Earth". The music video by Belinda Carlisle is rather creepy with masked women in dark uniforms holding illuminated world globes and moving in unison. In the comments section were many comments about the "San Junipero" episode of the "Black Mirror" series. Intrigued, I watched some clips on Youtube about it yesterday. The episode ends with the song playing in the background as the lesbian lovers are reunited again and presumably live happily ever after for all eternity in a virtual reality.

Comment Re:Good ones can do both. (Score 4, Funny) 456

There is an old saying: The heretic is the person who has nearly the same belief than you.

Your post reminds me of this:

I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. I immediately ran over and said "Stop! Don't do it!"

"Why shouldn't I?" he said.

I said, "Well, there's so much to live for!"

"Like what?"

"Well ... are you religious or atheist?"


"Me too! Are you Christian or Jewish?"


"Me too! Are you Catholic or Protestant?"


"Me too! Are you Episcopalian or Baptist?"


"Wow! Me too! Are you Baptist Church of God or Baptist Church of the Lord?"

"Baptist Church of God."

"Me too! Are you Original Baptist Church of God, or are you Reformed Baptist Church of God?"

"Reformed Baptist Church of God."

"Me too! Are you Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1879, or Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915?"

"Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915!"

To which I said, "Die, heretic scum!" and pushed him off.

Comment Taser cams in New Zealand (Score 1) 167

In New Zealand, police Taser guns are fitted with a camera that starts recording video as soon as the Taser is switched on. Footage of some incidents has led to police being criticised for their excessive and illegal use of Tasers.

Weapon of choice: Are Tasers being abused?

Police Taser use against man ruled excessive

Comment Re:FCC can't help ... (Score 1) 209

All of the cellphones that our family has are "feature" phones and all of them have an FM receiver. On my latest phone I can listen to the radio without using headphones, so they are not absolutely necessary.

Comment Re:Emergency Access? (Score 1) 63

Yes, we do, except that in New Zealand the emergency phone number is not 911, but 111. Dialing 911 will work though, since a lot of people like tourists and NZ children who watched USA TV programs were calling 911, even after they had been reminded of the different number. As a result, the phone companies programmed their systems to accept 911 calls and divert them to 111.

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