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Comment Re:yeah (Score 4, Informative) 162

Law of headlines indeed, and there's already an established way for web developers to indicate that they don't want content cached or archived while still being searchable:

<meta name="robots" content="noarchive">

So archive.org could just honor that, and the problem would be solved. Google honors exactly this.

Comment Re:And when it's all owned by a single corp... (Score 1) 70

Actually, a lot of them are running close to having their Verizon moments. Disney/ABC in particular are currently feeling the sting of cable subscriber losses, especially their ESPN division. In fact, the only reason Disney is still profitable is because they've bought a lot of big name franchises like Star Wars. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if we see at least another 8 more Star Wars movies in addition to the already existing 8. The 9th is mere months away, and when it hits that will be THREE major Star Wars movies within a two year span.

Mark my words: By the year 2024, in a theater near you will be Star Wars Episode 12: Jar Jar's Conquest. It will feature Jar Jar in command of a galaxy sized Death Star which the rebels will have to take down using an army of 5 million cloned Ewoks each commanding their own planet sized Death Star.

Comment Re: Choices. (Score 1) 106

Cheap rates are found where the Superbowl Sunday is being held, on days other than when the Superbowl Sunday is held because there is competition, and they already made their profit from Superbowl Sunday. On Superbowl Sunday, you best go where the World Series Final is held to get cheap hotels.

That's not even remotely true. If you go to a place that has a major event happening, even within a week of said event, you're going to pay quite a lot. The entire week prior to the Superbowl is like this in every place that its held, every single year.

Comment Re:Repurposing Macs significantly harder than win/ (Score 1) 222

No, it doesn't. Because the 2010 Macbook is going to actually be usable with modern applications as long as they're not games requiring a newer CPU or GPU.

And so long as they don't require newer API functionality of a newer version of OSX. Oh, and I would avoid connecting it to the internet.

Comment Re:And when it's all owned by a single corp... (Score 1) 70

Totally different from state propaganda channels right?
I mean, Comcast News channel 1, Comcast News Channel 5, Comcast News channel 12 and Comcast News channel 331 are entirely different uh, weather ladies.

One of them even has Channel capitalized but not the others, so you can tell they're completely different.

You mean you actually watch linear television? What, are you 80?

In case you are: IMO cable has been digging its own grave for the last two decades, and ever since broadcast stations realized that they basically can write themselves a blank check for retransmission fees and squeeze ever more ads in to the same time slots, they've been doing the same thing. Likewise, I wouldn't count on linear television lasting much longer; especially once the baby boomer generation is gone.

The media companies can go right on ahead and buy up all of those extra markets for all I care, because they're just wasting their money in the long run. Comcast may think its sheer size makes it immune to market forces, but sooner or later it will have a Verizon moment.

Comment Re: Choices. (Score 1) 106

That likely depends on where and when you spend the night at a hotel. For example, a really nice hotel in the middle of Bumblefuck, Missouri in the middle of September will likely cost nothing, whereas a hotel that happens to be where and when Superbowl Sunday is being held is either going to be really expensive or really shitty (or, sometimes both.)

Comment Re: This can't POSSIBLY go wrong! (Score 1) 84

PIN on a credit card? Honestly I've never had a bank offer the option of setting one up. And I think the reason they don't is because they want the transaction to happen quicker. With a fingerprint, it could very well satisfy both needs. I.e. press your finger on the right spot of the card just prior to insertion, and nothing else is required. Merchant can even do away with the pin pad.

Comment Re: This can't POSSIBLY go wrong! (Score 2) 84

Because increased 'card present' security is important, especially outside the US where there's no such thing as zero fraud liability.

Card not present security will inevitably need another form of protection, whether that's from one time keys or some kind of two factor system, but that's not what this is for.

Comment Start by banning one time keys (Score 4, Insightful) 123

Those stupid one use only keys should go first, IMO. Open materials are fine and all, but that will take a long time to develop. I think it would be much more effective to ban courses from requiring textbooks that have no resale value, and to prefer books that come in an international edition, with resources to help students acquire the international editions while ensuring that it's the right book for the course.

Comment Re: This is better than what Obama did (Score 1) 268

Except GP is correct, what the fuck does this have to do with his job as president? If there's some kind of conflict of interest, I'm sure more than one three letter agency would be aware of it.

And speaking of willful ignorance. Just keep on ignoring the fact that he's a facist

Now THAT is ignorance. It's fair to call Trump a lot of things, but fascist just doesn't fit at all. If he was truly fascist, then he'd be calling for nationalization of many businesses, and every business he doesn't want to be nationalized he'd start demanding that its goals and mission changed to benefit the good of the people.

I would say racist doesn't either, but just about anything qualifies as racist these days; enough so that the word is basically meaningless. Hell, a lot of people seem to think that simply being white alone is enough to be considered racist, character of the person notwithstanding.

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