* Posts by Nixon

14 posts • joined 23 Nov 2011

Ecuador: Let's talk about not having Julian Assange on our sofa


Re: A lotta donuts

There's a Krispy Kreme in Harrods.

Hey Commentard! - or is that Commenter?


"...in the way that most Brits find it hard to understand why "Jap" is a racial slur in the US."

Wait, what!?

Also it's worth keeping in mind that it's easy to not be offended when you aren't in the group that's potentially being marginalised.

You gotta fight for your right ... to net neutrality


Re: Beastie Boys? Foo Fighters?

The Foo Fighters are more than just "sill getting work" - they've not stopped touring or releasing albums in years. Their last album was very successful and their shows still sell out. Sometimes they'll just keep playing for like, 4 hours straight... those dudes have crazy passion and stamina. Definitely still big players.

Microsoft explains bland new Windows logo


It's a Window, not a flag.


Apple Stores getting petitions on ethical conduct for breakfast


Undercover Boss

Send the board and upper echelons of management to work on the Foxconn floors for a couple of weeks.

A preview of SOPA: Web shut down before my eyes


Wikipedia don't owe you anything.

Stop being so entitled.

You don't get to complain when a sit owner impedes access to THEIR OWN SITE, no matter how useful it is to you, or anyone else.

Especially when it's done in protest of legislation that affects the entire world - hardly a local dispute.

Can't tell if trolling or just stupid.

Apple patent stashes passwords in chargers


Yes -

- the amount of replacement chargers I've had to buy over the past few years is testament to that.

Ofcom maps out what 'psychics' are allowed to do on TV


If anyone is stupid enough to sell their house because a nut on the telly tells 'em to, I have no sympathy. They should be laughed out of court.


So here's the thing...

...I'm not sure if this is the right way to go. It just reeks of censorship. I don't believe in all that mumbo-jumbo, but far be it from me to tell other people they're not allowed to believe in it or tell other people it's true. If viewers are continually stupid enough to believe these claims it's their own problem. Wouldn't it be better to encourage people to think critically about what they see, rather than enforce it? And then where do we draw the line? It just looks like everyone's kicking up their secular heels without pausing to think of the ramifications. It wasn't so long ago that men of science were censored because they offended spiritual people. I'm not saying this is a totally wrong outcome, there are some obvious benefits on the table and we probably need certain standards for making claims on a public platform, but let's not become what we set out to overcome.

eBuyer £1 sale fail: Customers vent fury... on Facebook


"Jorrell Knight pointed out that if eBuyer had been "an actual store not online, its [sic] the equivalent of someone glueing the doors shut! Please consider trying another sales when ur servers can handle the traffic.""

Jorrell Knight, you are an idiot! XD

It's the 'real-store' equivalent of having so many people trying to get through the front door at once, that they all get stuck in the frame.

This is a thing that happens on the internet.

Get over it.

Apple fanbois get app to summon store staff


Can I choose which dashing employee I summon..? ;D

Rock star physicist Cox: Neutrinos won't help us cheat time


Brian Cox.

Yes please.

Women love phone cams, for snapping pics of cute babies


Wow, really?

"Men will always be dominant in the dslr 'proper' photography field"?

Oh they will, will they?

How truly archaic of you.

I think I just threw up a little bit.

'Apple's iPhone 4S ate our SIM cards'


CDMA = no SIM. Phone Knowledge 101.

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