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Hard-pressed Juicero boss defends $400 IoT juicer after squeezing $120m from investors

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Re: Juicing is bad

Grapefruit.... My Ghod, do you know how long it has been since I had a grapefruit? I recall I liked them... Hmmm

I don't remember. Pretty sure I was still living w/parents. Fuck. That means 35+ years ago, minimum. Have to go by the store today.

On Topic-> That machine should have been sold on QVC or the Home Shopping Network, but they want to be Apple, mixed with a little HP dicketry. They attempted to sell it at $699 at first, but that proved to be a bit much for the folks who cannot afford to hire fitness trainers... I understand they have delivery issues to parts of the country because the packets have next to zero shelf life (which is odd because I can order live tropical fish from a breeder in Oregon and have them 3-day shipped to Tennessee with possible 1-2 losses from a group of ten). You also cannot buy juice packets unless you already are a registered owner of said kitchen counter clutterer.

I also suspect those 'fresh vegetables' are the leftovers from processing fruit for other uses - a'la pink slime bits and pieces.

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Zuckerberg: Escape from the real world into my goofy make-believe science-fiction fantasy

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Thought that was

'The International Secret Intelligence Service'? Did it to ODIN I believe.

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Re: I wonder

I thought it was cute that he only eats meat that he's killed - proves he's a real alpha male... <can't say it with straight face lmao>. Now, I've found fresh killed meat great on hunting trips, leftovers for later, but in day-to-day, it's just too time-consuming an activity to be a daily ritual.

I thought Zuckerberg was a Greatest Compassionate and Understanding Neighbor anyone could ever have when he tried to buy out his surrounding neighbors in California and sicced lawyers on Hawaiians' ancestral land in another house purchase (beautiful lava wall around place too) - just stands to reason Mr Z would consider his neighbor's mental health, all those dying animal screams/howls at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and those occasional nights he feels peckish...

Those are the odder things he's doing in his personal life, as well as doing a state to state 'listening tour' for a possible US Presidential run in 2020... I've never liked him, even back when folks asked me what FB was, I told them it was a college thing... Now it's a fucking monster with the power to dick with any viewpoint that doesn't conform to their Outrage of the Day/Month/Election.

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30,000 London gun owners hit by Met Police 'data breach'

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'US military, "properly trained", same sentence? For what values of "properly trained"???'

US military on the pointy end will kill/deny you resources quite efficiently, while the support train can fudge training numbers and thus do not have the actually training - they also tend to be a mixed bag of personality types, so they can drag down the kill ratio. "We Train Hard, so War is Easy" combined with Unit tradition of 'It is not your duty to die for your country, there is no honor in that, it's to make the other sonuvabitch die for his!' (pretty sure Patton quote)

Figure in that there are now several generations of retired combat vets - woe betides the side they are not on come de la Revolucion. Historic ref: Revolutionary Armies of Washington et al had high levels of British trained combat vets from the French-Indian wars, who were further trained in frontier fighting tactics borrowed from the war. British didn't have many blooded troops until they brought in the Hessians, and were slow to react to creative attacks by the so-called rustic colonials. Having all these vets around not happy with Federal policies, should make folks thoughtful. It won't, because humans are content to repeat history because they have somewhat superior intellect compared to the masses, therefore consider it inconceivable that they would reap the same results as their more-backward political predecessors in the past.

As for uncontrolled weapons purchasing... I'm at odds with the NRA (paid member) in the belief NO ONE should be allowed to own a firearms unless they have completed a proficiency range test and a strong Law & Safety test - make them work for it if they want it - I want zero accidents and responsibility with weapons ownership. But what do I know?

The London argument doesn't really apply with the recent truck attack on that bridge - trained citizen weapons ownership would have enabled two better possible outcomes: Armed Concerned Citizen stops attack with personal weapon or more likely, blocking the sonuvabitch trucker in a hurry, because Mr. Crazed Trucker ain't getting position on me by cheating. Isn't nice and I do not have to tolerate bad behavior in polite society.

Enough rambling, lack of sleep is making me see things..

tl:dr rambling opinions not in any particular order.

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'Tech troll' sues EFF to silence 'Stupid Patent of the Month' blog. Now the EFF sues back

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Makes equipment for 4x4's - named after Moab, Utah, US - a 4x4 mecca of sorts.

You GO, Australia!

lol...

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Burger King's 'OK Google' sad ad saga somehow gets worse

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BK's shirts are burgers....

... just figured that one out... Ugly shirt though.

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Back to the future: Honda's new electric car can go an incredible 80 miles!

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Re: Seems foolish

'brass monkeys'....

BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAhahahaHAHAHA!

-at the pub since before it opened... this ones on me ... brass monkeys... heh

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Microsoft's new hardware: eight x86 cores, 40 GPU cores

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Re: Sorry to be pedantic but...

Doesn't have to be new and then you avoid all those DRM issues with newer models...

https://chattanooga.craigslist.org/search/hva?query=tractor&sort=rel

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Governments could introduce 'made by humans' tags - legal report

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Space Exploration/Colonization

Would have no end of volunteers - folks bored to tears without any kind of goals/interests.

I'd go - even though I can be air-dropped anywhere on earth and get a job.

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Re: What to do with the unemployed?

Nothing a war won't take care of - if we stick to traditional methods.

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Uber wasn't to blame for robo-ride crash – or was it? Witness said car tried to 'beat the lights'

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Re: One word:

They have one in Ellijay, Georgia, US and ever since I've encountered it, I've avoided the town completely when going that direction.

I cannot compare this roundabout with anything else due to poor State of Georgia signage and Google Maps losing it's fucking mind when reaching that roundabout. Just nope.

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Kremlin-linked hacker crew's tactics exposed

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And that's why there are global warming skeptics...

weird, eh?

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Yee-hacked! Fired Texan sysadmin goes rogue, trashes boot business

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Re: Properly designed security

lmao! Trying to imagine that...

However, Two-Step, Country Swing, or mosh pit - they're great!

aww hell! It's April Fool's Day... Trolls abound...

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Re: Properly designed security

Cowboy boots are also great for dancing, you uneducated judgmental sonuvabitch...

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Florida Man can't pause cycle on Samsung 'exploding' washing machine lawsuit

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I own one of these washers and took the repair option - it is no longer 'high efficiency' as the spin cycle has been neutered, leaves the laundry very wet and unsatisfied. The cabinet is loose and won't tighten up.

That washer was a stud before Samsung/DirectTV fixed it... now it's no better than a standard missionary top loader.

;)

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Cheap, flimsy, breakable and replaceable – yup, Ikea, you'll be right at home in the IoT world

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Re: Working for NEST Pensions

That's not so bad... Remember Gain.gator? Made many, many folks very angry and want retribution.

I was senior sysadmin at Gain Communications, a small ISP in Tucson, Arizona - care to guess how many of those many, many angry folks called to complain/threaten/scream due to similarity of names?

It was a bad time.

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Murder in space: NASA orders astronauts to KILL cripples – then fire bodies back to Earth

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Devil

Don't they have people for that?

Or at least college undergrads?

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Confirmed: TSA bans gear bigger than phones from airplane cabins

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Re: I'm sorry for my country.

Don't whine or apologize - it's the government, not the people.

All I heard during Obama's administration was crying and in hysterics over FEMA camps, martial law, Obama this, Obama that, from conservatives for eight damn years. The world didn't end and the country didn't fail. Trump is an ass, so what? I'm curious as to what job he's going to do overall and should have the same chance Obama did. Trump fucks up, he gets replaced. Done.

Enough with all the hysterics, still have a mortgage and bills to pay.

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Does Easyjet fly to the US? Noted in DailyMail (British National Enquirer cracks me up, Kardashians instead of alien babies) that they had an issue...

'sides, doesn't matter to TSA - carry-on or checked in, they've managed to destroy two business laptops for me in their performance of security theatre. I've moved on to Toughbooks but haven't tried my luck recently.

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Bloke cuffed after 'You deserve a seizure' GIF tweet gave epileptic a fit

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Re: That college name

The Native American Wor-Wic Tribe is very litigious and will most likely be sending a cease and desist letter shortly.... OR:

"Wor–Wic Community College is a 2-year institution located in Salisbury in the Eastern Shore region of Maryland, offering both credit and continuing education classes. The college's name is a portmanteau of Maryland's Worcester and Wicomico counties"

There ya go.

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Spammy Google Home spouts audio ads without warning – now throw yours in the trash

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Mushroom

Kill it with Fire

Orbital or point blank - does_not_matter.

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Naming computers endangers privacy, say 'Net standards boffins

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I thought it was 'SIMTEX'?

And No, I'm not looking it up as I'm on my home network, thank you very much.

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Family of technician slain by factory robot sues everyone involved

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Re: It's confusing

Funuc makes the control heads for automated equipment - seen them used for big Komo router tables, lathes, and robots.

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Official: America auto-scanned visitors' social media profiles. Also: It didn't work properly

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Re: Perhaps I should start working on that Facebook profile...

Trump banned me from his twiiter account - so I've been hammering the POTUS account - just because...

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Force employees to take DNA tests for bosses? We've got a new law to make that happen, beam House Republicans

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Re: Escape from DC?

We're installing the gate for what purpose?

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Amazon relinquishes data from Echo that could have dropped eaves on a killing

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Re: If I were a judge, I'd call Alexa to testify as a witness...

No I did not!

Noted they sleep a lot but never got the grant to study them.

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Top tip: Unplug your WD My Cloud boxen – now

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Re: No worries I'm sorted...

Which model?

I've had a client's EX4 fail hard twice just out of warranty over the last four years and each time WD extended the warranty another year. Couldn't hurt to call.

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Did you know? Amazon does film production – and it treats those workers like dirt, too*

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Re: Poe's law

That is great - have an upvote!

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Re: Poe's law

Not American - no American says 'ideas above their station', that's a British thing.

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Silicon Valley tech bro's solution for homeless: Getting himself in the news. Again.

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Re: The thing people ignore about homelessness in SF and a lot of California

'I shitteth thee not - I saw a 20-something "homeless" kid a while back with a "Vietnam Vet - Please help" sign.'

If they self-identify as Civil War vets, you better respect that fact - don't want to go to jail for discrimination in the Land of Fruits & Nuts...

;)

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LG, Huawei unwrap 'Samsung Galaxy-killers'

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It's actually convenient, I kinda miss it (went from LG G5 to Moto Z Force).

You don't have to set the fingerprint reader up to use it - I have the same objections you do as far as cops are concerned.

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Finally proof that Apple copies Samsung: iPhone 7 Plus halts, catches fire like a Galaxy Note 7

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Re: High energy density battery - think of it like a lighter.

You forgot cats...

Just chews the wife's USB cables, not mine. Weird, huh? lol

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FCC lops off red tape around small US ISPs, y'know, things like having to own up about connection speeds

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Mushroom

A better can of worms...

... would have the FCC investigate how ISPs like Verizon, Exede, Comcast, Hughesnet, etc calculate data usage.

I know for a fact Exede can/will/is lying about data use - have logs, docs, screenshots, hardware to prove it etc - but who do you complain to? No one really gives a shit unless Trump is pissing them off for whatever today's reason is...

Can't even bitch at Darth Cheeto directly since the bastard banned my happy ass on the various social media apps.

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I want it hot and wet – preferably with Wi-Fi

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Re: I am old school

'I'm also Luddite enough not to need charging sockets (ooh, that sounds a bit cyberpunk)'

Luddite or Boy Scout? Could just have proper kit with proper batteries... It's a rare case that I need to plug in for power (8-12 hours on Toughbook, if that runs out, 6-8 hours on tablet, then couple of days with my new Moto Z Force ((LG G5 only got about a day)) ).

Oh yeah Re: 'Fresh as a Daisy'. I get that - my routine requires 3 hours from bed to site. First hour: Coffee, catch up on what passes for news, no talk, determining if I want to live of not. Second hour: Three S+C - Shit, Shave, Shower, & Cheerleading (It's gonna be a good day, it's gonna be a good day...). Third hour: Travel time, with stop for daily Gatorade & sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit - arriving early with genuinely faked sunshine and a thinly disguised side of hate & discontent.

Good Morning! (ya bastard...)

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US Homeland Security is so secure even its own staff can't log in

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Ummm...

www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/16/win10_anniversary_borks_smartcards

Naw, that couldn't be... yet would be really, really funny.

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EU privacy gurus peer at Windows 10, still don't like what they see

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Re: No company has done more than MS to challenge laws that provide insufficient data [protection]

Quid pro quo...

'USAians not liking the government hoarding data but not minding corporations hoarding it allows Microsoft to do what it does - take the government to court and at the same time produce an OS that hoards data.'

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^this^ is what drives me crazy as a USAian - <deleted>Silicon Valley has been practically living in the <deleted> White House for the last 8 years and the <deleted> gov types allow it to happen as long as they get access to the <deleted> data. This gives them that <deleted><deleted> legal crevice is which to say 'Oh No, We Don't Have The Data - They Do' and the <deleted> corporations playing the <deleted> martyr card protecting the <deleted> poor American from Big Gov', all the while sharing everything you hold dear WITH the <deleted> bastards 'perfecting their machine language/prediction/world domination'

My Ass! <deleted> <deleted>

</rant>

Ahem... 'scuse me...

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'Hey, Homeland Security. Don't you dare demand Twitter, Facebook passwords at the border'

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Re: I'm a US citizen

Yeah, they don't like that.

Held my wife up so long punishing her for asking for a pat down instead of going through the machine, she almost missed her flight. Then TSA was eyeballing me looking at my watch, wondering when/if she was going to make it, since I could *see* her from where I was in the terminal, and TSA comes over to hassle me...

Security Theatre...

*the one with no pockets, cuz TSA doesn't like that either...

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Google rents out Nvidia Tesla GPUs in its cloud. If you ask nicely, that'll be 70 cents an hour, bud

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Terminator

All those juicy cycles....

Can't Wait!

-Skynet

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Connected car in the second-hand lot? Don't buy it if you're not hack-savvy

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Re: Now ask me why ...

'Besides, they truly don't make 'em like they used to ...'

True, due to the crapplastic plastics car manufacturers used - However, I've found you can 3D print the fiddly bits of plastic/metal that are superior to the original. Good Times.

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Probe President Trump and his crappy Samsung Twitter-o-phone, demand angry congressfolk

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Since Trump banned me...

... I don't even get to see what people are bitching about...

It's kinda nice.

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Two words, Mozilla: SPEED! NOW! Quit fiddling and get serious

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Re: Religious?

It's 'Love the sinner, hate the sin'.... However, they won't throw you off a building or cut your head off for disagreeing with them.

Pick your poison.

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No crypto backdoors, more immigration ... says Republican head of House Committee on Homeland Security

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Re: These aren't the Republicans you're looking for

Revisionist history: Abraham Lincoln was a Republican. Stopped reading after that.

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Crack in black: Matte iPhones losing paint at alarming rate, gripe fans

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Nekkid Phones...

... I generally only see what my phone looks like until a proper case for it is found, usually Case-Mate, and shipped out. It's a three step process - buy phone, apply ballistics glass screen protector, insert into case - wait 2-3 years, repeat.

My latest phone, a Moto Z Force, is a good phone but slippery as hell without a case. Even with an allegedly shatterproof screen, I was afraid of throwing the damn thing across the room by accident, until the case was delivered.

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Welcome to my world of The Unexplained – yes, you're welcome to it

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Re: Batteries

It used to be that as long as the alternator/generator was good, your car would run with a bad battery. Ever since they started putting computer engine/transmission controls in vehicles, your battery has to be the correct size and properly operating, or electrical gremlins will begin to appear throughout the vehicle. Sucks but there you go.

Optima batteries (spiral wound/dry cell style) aren't as good as they used to be and are more expensive since they moved production to China fyi. A good marine deep cycle battery is now a better purchase.

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2017 is already fail: Let’s try a Chinese reboot

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WTF is wrong with you people? Pull this algorithm out of your asses on a Sunday and publishing it?

Ya'll are lucky I can even stitch two sentences together this early... and I'm thinking about algorithms now...

Fuck!

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Samsung Electronics is on fire! In a good way as profits leap

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Samsung SSDs & Washing Machines

The SSD Pro versions are fucking awesome - 10 year warranty with 300 TBW compared to it's nearest competitor Sandisk with also a 10 year warranty but only 80 TBW. My Toughbook CF-53 goes from cold boot to login on Windows 8.1 in 6 seconds ;)

Going to go back over the story, but how did the washing machine division do? I have one of their Spinning Washers of Death & note Samsung is paying Dish TV to apply the fix(es).

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Europe mulls treating robots legally as people ... but with kill switches

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Terminator

Fucking stupid.

Giving robots human rights AND a kill switch the robots cannot control is just going to piss them off - think 'Blade Runner' but not soft tissue, easily-ish killed, replicants, but real deal metal killing machines.

Humans are so fucking stupid...

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Congrats, PC slingers. That's now FIVE straight years of shrinking sales

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Re: The market is different...

I wondered why Vista failed so hard at the time - was running Vista Pro with no issues whatsoever - what I found was it was the consumer editions of Vista that sucked ass. That, and putting Vista on XP-era-Microsoft-Vista-Certified-Compatible equipment.

That's what I saw at the time, anyway.

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Prison librarian swaps books for bars after dark-web gun buy caper

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Re: Given this happened in the UK...

Register's number is listed - why not give them a call?

I'm sure some one would be glad to help you.

;)

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Google caps punch-yourself-in-the-face malicious charger hack

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Re: To quote Douglas Adams

'We're whalers on the Moon, we carry a harpoon. But there ain't no whales so we tell tall tales and sing a whaling tune"....

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