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  • 1 day ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    This breaking news just in Wolf, a politician tells lies during an interview!

  • 1 day ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    TL;DR: Mattress company starts up wants publicity, finds startup bloggers and offer commissions. Mattress company gets kind of big and no longer needs reviewers so they cut them off. Reviewers find a new partner to the dance with and it turns out they like another mattress a little better than the original and let everybody know about it. Now the Mattress Company is pissed that another product is appearing on their good review, so the obvious choice is going nuclear and suing. Other reviewers have caved but one holds out, they fight back, but this is David and Goliath in terms of money and power. Original mattress now claims new mattress is actually fraudulently paying you tons to only like their mattress, tries to drag your name through the mud and then when all else fails they paid another reviewer of mattresses to buy up the one they sued, in return the new mattress ads get cut, and coupons to original mattress show up effectively making original mattress the best once again.

    TL;DR for TL;DR: The Mattress company sued then paid a blogger to buy out the sued blogger to remove reviews with links to better mattresses.

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  • 1 day ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    So they aren't even going to fight for the back catalog that made them famous, the only reason I wanted to pay for the service, that makes me sad and pretty much confirms the future is probably the pirates for the taking thanks to every studio, network and ISP wanting to start a streaming service.

    They make some good originals, but not good enough or plentiful enough I'm shelling out $12-$15 for it and losing 75% of the back catalog tv shows and movies from other studios.

  • 1 day ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    Some people are just annoying as all get out, being fat is a serious problem, it's not a body shaming issue it's a healthcare issue, being fat leads to health problems, that leads to a strain on an already overloaded and overpriced system. Being fat is unhealthy, it leads anywhere from bad joints to heart disease and diabetes, I know my doctor tells me this once a year and I ignore him... it's sad to me that pointing this kind of thing out is somehow body shaming.

  • 1 day ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    The value of bitcoin is how much people are willing to pay for it. What they really hate is they can't control it because they can't buy it up and issue loans on it.

  • 4 days ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    I lived one street over from my Great Grandmother when I was in elementary school, I would ride my bike to her house every morning before school and then she would stand in her driveway as I walked the one block further down to the school. Would that be child abuse now? Anyway, after school we would watch game shows, supermarket sweep and shop til you drop were awesome, they are part of my childhood that I will always remember because they are tied to my MeMe, the return of this I hope would be something I can watch with my niece and give her that same experience.

  • 5 days ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    I think we should be tackling trash island, and this is a step but...

    Andy Clarke, CEO of one of Britain’s biggest supermarket chains for six years, said the only solution was for retailers to reject plastic entirely in favour of more sustainable alternatives like paper, steel, glass and aluminium.

    These alternatives are going to be hard to get behind. Most things are covered in plastic because it's cheap, plus a lot of it is see-through, I like to see my food before I buy a lot of it, that means glass and glass is extremely expensive. I can get my milk in a glass bottle but it's $10 a gallon, $5 for the milk plus a bottle deposit at the same price.

    Aluminum could possibly replace plastic in some things but I believe it was Lays tried switching the bags to a mostly recycled aluminum composite and people hated how loud the bags were.

    The problem with any of it though is that at least here in my area of America we can only recycle stuff the food hasn't touched, so in a box of cookies, we can recycle the box but not the bag that was in the box. That's kind of a bad thing. If we didn't have to be double super safe with the double boxing/bagging we could swap most plastic bags to a box.

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  • 5 days ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    I am more troubled by the publishers of the games, what if they see IGN as a bigger company that should pay more and that will make the bundles more costly to get the extras or the games will suddenly not be as great.

  • 6 days ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    Tipping Point... as in night programming, daytime programming isn't like that.

    Edit: Daytime programming is like early 2000's Headline News, they read the news and that's it then put it on repeat.

  • 6 days ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    If you avoid the nightly news talking head portion and their "expose" stuff it's just a group of people reading Euronews for 30 minutes over and over again all day. At night when they switch over it becomes the "Trump TV" if you will. Just like MSNBC runs pretty good stuff during the day and at night switches to being the liberal news network.

  • 6 days ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    Kind of stupid to start selling off ATT stock after hearing about cord cutting, they are also an ISP, where most of these cutters will turn to for TV/Entertainment in the future, on top of that ATT has a 1TB Data Cap. Let us say you subscribe to ATT's DTVNow, which makes you a cord cutter, that's 35+ a month, on top of that you need decent internet 25Mbps+, 45Mbps with Uverse is about $70... that's at least $105 ATT gets, but... the average stream in HD is 9Mbps, in 24hours you will have used up 100gigs of that data cap... let's say you average just 4 hours of tv a day at 31 days in a month... 500GB of your cap is gone. If you are retired or watching on weekends that goes up, if you game the average game is 50-100GB, plus the estimated 50-100Mbps an hour of online gaming, oh you like YouTube videos, that's another 7Mbps of video time... I'm just saying they aren't going to be hurting much because the data cap is real and it's going to be painful unless you have TV service. ATT offers unlimited data for an extra 35 a month, but you can be assured that will disappear if too many want it instead of paying the overages. Also, they will offer you the unlimited data with a qualifying triple play package of voice, phone, and TV.

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  • 6 days ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    This is bullshit, I saw news articles on it, I watched a clip about it every 30 minutes on One America News, I saw a little talk about it on CNN, the fact is that it was overshadowed by a fucking murdering terrorist in Vegas who killed people, where as this didn't explode nor kill anyone so wouldn't play good for ratings and ad rates.

  • 6 days ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    I hope he does dig a fucking hole for himself if this were anybody else without money and clout the charges wouldn't be on hold they'd be pending or filed.

  • 6 days ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    They're predators now, look at how they buy up new promising tech companies and then destroy them, it's like when EA in the '90s started buying up smaller studios and shutting them down and doing nothing with the IP's, or even recently Fitbit buying up smaller watchmakers just to have their workers and not using the tech that made them semi-popular...

    Google and Apple have a duopoly on cellphones in the USA, not even Microsoft could compete with them. Facebook is the social network when young people decided they didn't want to use a social platform that even grandma was on, they moved to Instagram... Facebook bought them... They are no longer innovators, they are buyers...

    I'd also point out that outside of the US, Apple's market share is even smaller making Google Android pretty much the Phone OS.

    Amazon, while it may not buy up everything in its path, it does cut prices so low that nobody can compete. The only reason their Kindle division has started floundering is because ebook prices are now set by the publisher and not Amazon, this is on purpose because now publishers can say this is the price of our product, this is our value, because publishers hate how Amazon buys hardback and paper copies and discounts them about 50% plus. This creates a price monopoly... but the simple economics learned from Walmart is that at some point they will have enough of a market share that those prices will creep up and up and up...

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  • 6 days ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    The payments Trump is ending, so-called cost-sharing reduction subsidies, total $7 billion. Their loss could further destabilize the individual insurance market,

    The whole point of the order is this... destabilization will lead to the probable collapse faster than letting it run its course at 10%+ yearly premium increases and $10k deductibles.

  • 9 days ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    On my Core Duo the Linux Lite distro worked wonders until the drive fried and you can't buy PATA anymore. Why Dell sold computers with PATA instead of SATA during the Core Duo age I don't know but whatever...

    I have also used Puppy, it's a hard learning core I didn't want to take... turns out today they make a Puppy Tahr version that is based on Ubuntu so those with Ubuntu/Debian experience should be ok on it, it runs in RAM which is pretty cool.

  • 10 days ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    US propaganda was never used during an election cycle in Russia I am super sure about that guys! /s

    I just can't figure out why the media is just now latching onto this, it's been going on forever. The only thing I can come up with is that the US needs to blame the Trump boogeyman on something and Russia wins.

  • 10 days ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    A study was done on the belief that priests were all predators and it was found that they have the same percentage as the rest of the population. Just because you don't believe what they do doesn't mean they're all monsters.

    About 4 percent of priests committed an act of sexual abuse on a minor between 1950 and 2002, according to a study being conducted by John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. That is roughly consistent with data on many similar professions.

    An extensive 2007 investigation by the Associated Press showed that sexual abuse of children in U.S. schools was "widespread," and most of it was never reported or punished. And in Portland, Ore., a jury reached a $1.4 million verdict against the Boy Scouts of America in a trial that showed that since the 1920s, Scouts officials kept "perversion files" on suspected abusers but kept them secret.

    "We don't see the Catholic Church as a hotbed of this or a place that has a bigger problem than anyone else," Ernie Allen, president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, told Newsweek. "I can tell you without hesitation that we have seen cases in many religious settings, from traveling evangelists to mainstream ministers to rabbis and others."

    Part of the issue is that the Catholic Church is so tightly organized and keeps such meticulous records -- many of which have come to light voluntarily or through court orders -- that it can yield a fairly reliable portrait of its personnel and abuse over the decades. Other institutions, and most other religions, are more decentralized and harder to analyze or prosecute.

    As for "zombie Jesus flesh" it's funny that Catholics are one of the two that hold this to be true, Lutherans and Anglicans hold that Jesus is present in and around the Eucharist, but the BIBLE IS THE TRUTH AND THE WAY people, Baptists I'm looking at you, scream The bible is the truth and everything it says shall be done... oh that whole section about this is my body eat it and this is my blood drink it... that's symbolism ya'll.

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  • 10 days ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    Fun fact, until 1907 the Catholic Church actually distinguished between early and late-term abortions, an early term was a sin, some Hail Mary's and a penance and you were forgiven, late-term was murder and you got excommunicated... in 1917 with the introduction of the Code of Canon Law that changed so that all abortion was murder and excommunicable.

  • 11 days ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    Basically, a well-written story can impart new thinking on persons who would otherwise avoid that type of ideal on their own, basically stating, if you hide the morality lesson it has a better chance of taking root as opposed to forcing the ideal on someone who seems adverse to it.

  • 11 days ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    Hail Monsanto, full of pesticide, the crop is with thee, blessed art thou amongst growers, and blessed is the bloom of thy growth, holy Monsanto mother of Food, feed us dinners, now and at the hour of our death.

  • 12 days ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    I admit to not finding most of it funny, in fact I turn off Kimmel immediately and hate Colbert, I also hate everything on TV these days seems to have a political bent from Late shows to sitcoms, on the other hand if you constantly give them more shit to make fun of you for who is to blame...

  • 2 weeks ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    I disagree it's still worth it, they continue to lose content and while they have some decent originals I don't like a majority of them, I paid originally because I wanted the back catalog, I still do, the future of piracy is going to be bright because Networks are pulling content or heavily increasing the cost of the content and Netflix has no choice but to charge more, but then you have CBS, Disney, NBC, etc pulling content for their own streamers... in the future I bet we'll see bundles of streamers that are going to look a lot like cable packages and it's just not worth it to me anymore.

    Prime is still worth it for the shipping, the Video is just bonus.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    I can already see it now, in the future we will be forced to use this eSim and it will only connect to the big 3 networks (3 because Sprint and T-Mo want a merge.) and if you want to use a cheaper MVNO, you can get bent. Obviously MVNO's will only get old or outdated phones, look at how Verizon handles MVNO's and you'll see that you can only use an MVNO with devices on a whitelist and they don't share that list, some testing once showed even though the Iphone 6s was out RedPocket CDMA could only allow iPhone 4s on the network.

    Posted in: Look, Ma, no SIM card!

     
  • 2 weeks ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    They've been saying that since at least Katrina... I've yet to see definitive proof of it being true mostly because you can go back in time and see on and off cycles of really powerful storms.

    Edit: Here is the closest I've gotten to saying yup that's it.

    Well, it's a question of your horizons. If you're worried about global hurricane activity--remember that only about one in 10 storms occurs in the Atlantic; the rest occur elsewhere--and if you consider hurricanes over their entire life and not just when they make landfall, you really do see an upward trend in the power of hurricanes, not in their frequency but in the magnitude of the wind speed and also in their duration. But you really can't see such tendencies in landfalling storms in the US simply because the numbers are so small. You're just--it's impossible statistically to detect any kind of meaningful trend in that.

    I do only tend to see the ones that where I am.

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