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  • Feb 12th, 2015 @ 3:03pm

    Green bubble hatred?

    Oh, give me a break, people.

    We like blue buttons, but we hate green buttons? Just how childish can you be? It's a visual cue telling you that the messages are handled differently. If it were rounded corners and square corners, would you have your panties in a twist?

    There are real problems in the world. This is a *phone*. Get over it.

  • Dec 29th, 2014 @ 4:27pm

    (untitled comment)

    You wrote:

    "While it's true broadcasters are responsible for the majority of programming increases, ..."

    Can you substantiate this allegation with publicly verifiable facts?

  • Dec 25th, 2013 @ 4:00am

    Re: John Yoo

    Obviously he's not a law professor, or else he might recall that Marbury v Madison (a case taught in L1) established that the Judicial branch (not the Legislative) has the right of review as to constitutinality of laws.

  • Dec 21st, 2013 @ 4:13am

    This should not be hard

    From the Complaint:

    "KlearGear’s underlying claim that John Palmer owed it money was based on
    an online review that his wife Jennifer wrote in February 2009 criticizing KlearGear’s customer
    service after John placed an order with KlearGear in December 2008 and KlearGear never
    delivered it. According to KlearGear, this critical online review constituted a violation of a “nondisparagement clause” in KlearGear’s online Terms of Sale and Use that forbade anyone who did
    business with KlearGear from “taking any action that negatively impacts, its
    reputation, products, services, management or employees.”

    But KlearGear claimed that the order wasn't paid for and that they cancelled the order. Since they unilaterally cancelled the order, the Palmers never "did business" with KlearGear, and so the Terms don't apply.
    I hope the Palmers get everything they're asking for.