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Posted in: Researchers explore new way of killing malaria in the liver See in context

There's no nutrition that could kill these parasites, so have to take the drugs

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Posted in: Legal clouds over Trump grow with new disclosures See in context

Let it be decided in court

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Posted in: Baring Private Equity Asia to buy Pioneer for $900 million See in context

Pioneer used to be tops in LDs videos and sound systems

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Posted in: Japanese woman gets 6-year jail term in China for espionage See in context

People are demanding to see evidence on the Huawei exec case

Did we even see any evidence from China in this case?

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Posted in: China summons Canada envoy over detained Huawei exec See in context

Canada is a country of laws, not a country of whims

Unlike some countries, they don't just arrest people on a whim......... or free people on a whim either without following the law

They have to understand that - that even a Head of State's whims cannot just supercede the law, unlike in some countries

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Posted in: Trump calls Tillerson 'dumb as a rock' and 'lazy' See in context

.......... until Pompeo is fired........ then he becomes Trump's target........... next time on As The World Turns..........

If many of the hires seem to have questionable issues, maybe it's the hirer that's questionable

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Posted in: Wado Sangyo develops robot mower See in context

Oh, but we won't see anymore ingenious solutions as these, lol

https://www.upi.com/Ontario-resident-uses-minivan-to-mow-lawn/4071532024339/

Just buy a goat, saves electricity provides milk, and you can rent it out to the neighbours.

Poops a lot of pellets too, lol

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Posted in: U.S. draws Sweden for 2019 Women's World Cup See in context

Norway in the 90s, Germany in the 00s, Sweden in the 10s - the US' bugaboo in each decade, no matter the rankings

Surprised Brazil has fallen so low in the rankings with the great Marta still playing for them. Then again, she is coming up in years for awhile. Amazed they haven't found anybody in their big playing population who could fill in her shoes

Also, Japan not in the 1st pot

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Posted in: As Japan OKs law to let more foreigners in, tiny rural town wants to go further See in context

Japan wants a revolving door - more new foreigners every year, but leave after a few years, to be replaced by the next batch of new foreigners

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Posted in: Trump says if no China trade deal possible, 'I am a Tariff Man' See in context

Just don't act surprised when there's loss of jobs due to tariffs

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Posted in: Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station See in context

"the obligatory fruitcake"

Who decided this is obligatory, anyway?

Traditionalists

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Posted in: U.S. gives Russia 60 days to comply with nuclear treaty See in context

That's what happens when hawks run the administration - get used to it, Russia

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Posted in: High school teacher disciplined over sexual harassment after serving alcohol to girl See in context

As the only adult in that interaction, the teacher should had known better - the legal responsibility falls on him

In other countries, his acts would be a crime (e.g. serving alcohol to a minor, lewd acts on a minor)

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Posted in: Revival of iconic FAO Schwarz toy store in New York feeds holiday-time nostalgia See in context

The store is only about one-third the size of its former incarnation at the foot of Central Park opposite the Plaza Hotel, made famous in the hit Tom Hanks comedy "Big" and other movies.

In Big, a boy got to hook up with a woman, or is it a woman got to hook up with a boy, lol

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Posted in: Hundreds of convictions in Australia in doubt after mob lawyer named as informant See in context

Like Batman rogue Two-Face / lawyer Harvey Dent

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Posted in: A high-five from Putin and that awkward photograph - Saudi prince's G20 summit See in context

Both apparently love trolling the media.

While murdering dissidents off the stage

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Posted in: U.S. Supreme Court leans toward allowing Apple App Store antitrust suit See in context

Also, Sony / Microsoft / Nintendo get a cut only when bought from their own stores

If bought from other stores (e.g. Amazon, GameStop), they don't get a cut

Remember, the license fee is cut from the publishers, not from those other stores

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Posted in: U.S. Supreme Court leans toward allowing Apple App Store antitrust suit See in context

Actually, they can sell thru other channels - they don't have to use the PS, XBox, or Nintendo marketplaces - they can sell thru GameStop, Walmart, Amazon, etc.

Actually, they do have to go through Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. And those companies will take their commission.

They get a cut, or more specifically a license fee from the publisher (on the first-sale doctrine, but not on 2nd-hand sales and thereafter)

But they don't control those other stores - those other stores can set their own prices and discounts separate from the PS / Xbox / Nintendo e-Shop marketplaces

For games available in those other stores, consumers aren't forced to buy at PS / Xbox / Nintendo e-Shop marketplace prices

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Posted in: U.S. Supreme Court leans toward allowing Apple App Store antitrust suit See in context

A better analogy is a if developer wants to sell games for the PS4, XBox, Switch etc., they have to go through Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo. They cannot sell through any other channels.

Actually, they can sell thru other channels - they don't have to use the PS, XBox, or Nintendo marketplaces - they can sell thru GameStop, Walmart, Amazon, etc. And those other stores can have their own discounts separate from Sony, MS, or Nintendo.

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Posted in: U.S. leagues cashing in on sports betting they once fought See in context

Players still can't gamble in their own sport

These are for the fans

Everything has a betting line now - look up "prop bets"

Heck, even fantasy leagues can be gambling

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Posted in: Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen pleads guilty to lying about Moscow tower project See in context

So people were lying about the Trump Russian project ending in January 2016, while it actually continued into the summer, beyond past Trump clinching the Republican presidential nomination

Why were they lying if they didn't think it was that important

Voters have the right to know where their candidates have vested interests, so they can be informed voters

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Posted in: Trump cancels meeting with Putin over Russia's seizure of Ukrainian vessels See in context

Trump did not even have the courtesy to let Putin know beforehand

Putin only found out the same time everybody else was let known

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Posted in: Ukraine imposes martial law citing threat of Russian invasion See in context

According to the Russians, the Ukrainian boats did not ask for the right to pass the strait at all, there were no initial plans to sail to the Azov Sea.

Ok then, if the Ukrainian boats did not ask, how did the Russians know to block the strait in advance? Were they already planning to block the strait regardless?

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Posted in: NASA's InSight lands on Mars for unprecedented seismic mission See in context

lostrune2 - As a "nerdy" engineer I can really appreciate that handshake. Very nice!

Thanks for sharing as it is a good pick me up with my coffee!

You're welcome T-E, so we have something in common, though maybe not the handshake, lol

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Posted in: Cafe opens with robot waiters remotely controlled by disabled people See in context

lostrune2Nov. 27 11:36 pm JST

Wonder how ya guys would react when served by real handicapped waiters?

I would be quite fine with that. A little tolerance goes a long way toward making the world a better place for ALL.

That's fine, as long as ya guys know what you're asking for

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Posted in: GM to slash jobs and production in Canada, U.S., drawing Trump's ire See in context

They should have completely changed management and done away with all the unions when they had the chance to do so.

Well, Trump is siding with the workers on this one because he needs their votes in the swing states of Michigan and Ohio

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Posted in: Bach says there is no plan B if 2026 Winter Olympic bids falter See in context

In case of emergency, break glass and call Vancouver or Salt Lake

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Posted in: Cafe opens with robot waiters remotely controlled by disabled people See in context

Heard that the US has robotic surgeries...no humans involved, except in programming

Huh? There's always humans involved, even in robotic surgeries - there are always human doctors, even if remotely at a distant connection (not to mention nurses and technicians who have to be there in the premises)

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Posted in: GM to slash jobs and production in Canada, U.S., drawing Trump's ire See in context

For awhile from 2008 GM was known as Government Motors when Obama bailed them out.

Amazing how Ford didn't need a bailout.

That was Bush - Obama was elected in Nov 2008, but did not take office until Jan 2009

And it helped that Ford is a smaller, more nimble company - which is what GM is trying to become now. That's why it's strange that Trump is trying to stop them - does he want GM to eventually require another bailout, or does he want GM to become more like Ford

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