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  • Jul 22nd, 2011 @ 10:30am

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    How can anyone honestly take this case seriously? A person has limited control over what they look like, much less who else they might look like. Old Navy was going for a certain look and they found someone who met their requirements, it's not like they went out of their way to make the actress look like someone else. This is like some random black guy suing a company whose ad featured a black guy that wasn't him and claiming publicity rights.

  • Jul 14th, 2011 @ 1:06pm

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    @Cloksin, wow, just ... wow. That's disturbing AND creepy.

  • Jul 14th, 2011 @ 12:35pm

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    Are you serious? I've driven through the El Paso checkpoints many times. Border Patrol checkpoints are a joke. Its usually just a guy asking "Y'alls American citizens?" There was only one time I got questioned with an odd series of questions.

    "Where ya headed?" "San Antonio."
    "What business ya got there?" "I live there."
    "Do you live in San Antonio?" "I just told you I live there."
    "Is this your car?" "Damn straight it is!"
    "Is this car registered in Texas?" *pointing to the Texas registration sticker* "Sure is!"
    "Y'alls not a terrist, is ya?" *confused*
    "Git on and have a good day."

  • Jul 14th, 2011 @ 12:15pm

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    What are you going to do when an asteroid knocks the tail of the airplane off?

    This isn't really avoidable, and planes can still fly without a tail, its just really unstable. An emergency landing is still possible in this scenario. I also think the oxygen masks would deploy since the cabin would be depressurized.

  • Jul 14th, 2011 @ 12:10pm

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    TSA is all about falsehoods. I had a round-trip between SAT and SLC (San Antonio International and Salt Lake City). In SAT I totally forgot to declare my medication, and was able to go on about my flight.

    SLC was a totally different matter. I remembered to declare my medication (as the sign suggests), and there was a group of Mormon missionaries. First, the missionary in front of me got flagged for having an explosive, which turned out to be the gold-foil lettering on his bible. WTF. Second, I was asked some interesting questions about my medications, such as what I was taking them for and what dangers my meds posed to the plane. This made no sense to me.

    This makes me think the TSA is more focused on harassing passengers than finding actual threats. I mean, they let Adam Savage through with a pair of very long razor blades.

  • Jul 14th, 2011 @ 11:47am

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    Welcome to the Communist States of America.

  • Jan 9th, 2011 @ 9:43am

    Re: DRM

    zygmunt, DRM within the processor is inherently a bad thing. I don't like the idea of having to circumvent DRM just so I can do the odd things I usually do with a computer.

  • Jan 8th, 2011 @ 1:17pm

    Re: Re: 1080p HD on a PC

    My mom said something similar.

  • Jan 7th, 2011 @ 3:59pm

    Think of Open Source

    If there's DRM embedded within the processor to appease the movie industry, then what's to stop a PC manufacturer like HP to use that DRM to prevent other non-Windows operating systems from running on that hardware? Additionally, when coupled with Intel's remote shut-off capability, what's to stop said manufacturer from remotely disabling the processor when they find out you're running Linux, BSD, or Solaris on a machine they built?