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  • Sep 19th, 2013 @ 6:07am

    What news you reading

    Shootings up 13%, gun seizures down 9% are all the crime stats I've seen today in the news regarding NYC.

  • May 24th, 2013 @ 10:18am

    (untitled comment)

    At some point, these statements are just going to insult the intelligence of just about everyone.

    I have a Samsung S3, and Samsung's website lists the dimensions as 5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches and the S4 is .31" thick. The iPhone 4 is listed as being .037" thick, while the iPhone 5 is .30" thick.

    While there is a .17 caliber bullet, the most common smallest rounds are the .204 and the .22 caliber rounds.

    For argument's sake, a Samsung S3 built to be a gun using a .204 caliber round would have to have a barrel that is less than .07" thick. ( .34" - .204" = .136" AND .136"/2 = .068")

    That gun would be a bigger threat to the person pulling the trigger than to the cop.

  • Sep 26th, 2012 @ 5:47am

    WOW

    They managed to patent a combination of a database, math formula and a website.

  • Sep 12th, 2012 @ 10:50am

    Missing Steps

    4a - After I buy it, will I need to pirate it so it will run on my PC. (Had to deal with this last year with Crysis)

    4b - After I buy it, will I feel compelled to pirate it anyway so I can play it without dealing with draconian DRM measures. (IE; no cd-exe kind of stuff)

  • Aug 2nd, 2011 @ 9:42am

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    "to nudge them forward to going digital only"

    I did the exact opposite, and canceled OR rather declined the unlimited streaming option. Now I only have DVDs by mail, which is perfectly fine to me.

    As it stands, there really is absolutely nothing of value for me or my family on Netflix's streaming service. About the only use we got out of it, was streaming some children cartoons. However, I also have Video on Demand from my cable provider so I can live without streaming Netflix.

    Until Netflix's streaming library equals their DVD library in size, then I am not paying for it.

    I am also not going to pay for them to slowly build the library to a size that I deem worthy, as I am obviously not getting my value during this "building process".

    I however will go back to their streaming service once the value equals the quality, but not anytime sooner!!!

  • Oct 19th, 2009 @ 7:33am

    Re:

    And let us not forget that it was the NAB (terrestial radio stations) that lobbied for that to happen.

    I mean seriously NAB, you couldn't see this coming from the RIAA when you lobbied for the genie to come out of that bottle?

    Now you get what you deserve!!!