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Microsoft To Abandon Windows Phone?

Alien Being Out of their realm (505 comments)

Microsoft can never win in a competitive marketplace. Unless they're operating from a monopoly position, the world can see that the emperor has no clothes. I just can't believe that it has taken this long for them to be exposed for the inept yet evil little bastards they are.

about a year ago
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National Security Letters Ruled Unconstitutional, Banned

Alien Being Department of Injustice (231 comments)

These cocksuckers and any judges who approve of their methods must be killed.

about a year ago
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DRM Chair Self-Destructs After 8 Uses

Alien Being Re:This might be... (215 comments)

Nah, they'll just turn them upside-down. Hey, on second thought ...

about a year ago
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Homeland Security Stole Michael Arrington's Boat

Alien Being Name names (812 comments)

The American people have a right to know who did this. I'm sure the guy will eventually get his boat, but he'll have no recourse for any damage they do to it. We're paying those bastards big salaries to fuck us over. And they wonder why citizens are seeing red.

about a year ago
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White House Petition To Make Unlocking Phones Legal Passes 100,000 Signatures

Alien Being Re:Option 3 (317 comments)

I think we need a new reality tv show where, each week, a leading corporate or government scumbag gets dragged into Times Square and bludgeoned by the public at large.

about a year ago
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Monsanto Takes Home $23m From Small Farmers According To Report

Alien Being Re:What can we DO? (419 comments)

Are you threatening me? I AM THE GREAT CORNHOLIO. I modify the corn with my bunghole. YOU WILL EAT THE CORN. Then you will join me in my quest to conquer all the bungholes. Bungholio!!!

about a year ago
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MS Targets Google With Another Smear Campaign

Alien Being Re:Speaking of "Smear Campaigns"... (513 comments)

They could still show ads to generate revenue even without invading the privacy of email. Targeting could be based on their users' geography, time of day, etc. Or, they could allow users to specify what types of ads they're most interested in.

As I mentioned in a previous response, it's particularly egregious that they are parsing third-party correspondence, i.e. that of people who never even agreed to their POS TOS.

about a year ago
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MS Targets Google With Another Smear Campaign

Alien Being Re:Speaking of "Smear Campaigns"... (513 comments)

I'm not a gmail user, yet they're parsing and analyzing any correspondence I have with people@gmail.com.

Maybe they do this just to show ads to their own users. That's bad enough. But, maybe they're responsible for some of the spam that gets sent to me. And who knows what they're collecting in hopes of someday adding a record to a join table. In any case, I'm angry that the googleplex is reading my private correspondence.

Even though MS is the meanest, nastiest father-stabber and mother-raper on the group W bench, I'm with them on this one.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Are the E-Ink Dashboards?

Alien Being Re:Energy sucking plasma? (242 comments)

My 3 year old Sony does. Plus it has a flaky power supply for the backlight.

about a year ago
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Senators Seek H-1B Cap That Can Reach 300,000

Alien Being Re:How about.... (605 comments)

How about we put the bastards pushing this change on a slow boat to India? Then we sink the boat.

Dateline: Ship sinks. Shark eaten by Orrin Hatch.

about a year ago
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Senators Seek H-1B Cap That Can Reach 300,000

Alien Being opposite reactions (605 comments)

Until recently I've been one of those guys who was always defending free trade, immigration, multiculturalism and the like. Crap like this doesn't change my views incrementally, it makes me see the polar opposite. These immigrant workers are not "friends". They're here to take whatever they can from us. The government isn't working to improve conditions for the average citizen. They're just making shady deals with companies whose only philosophy is "greed is good".

I've been a fool, but I won't get fooled again. Who said that?

about a year ago
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Twitter's Vine App Ready To Bomb Internet With GIF-Like Videos

Alien Being Re:bomb the internet? (117 comments)

Shatner needs 140 characters just for whitespace.

about a year ago
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Robot Serves Up 360 Hamburgers Per Hour

Alien Being Re:Mmm-mm! (299 comments)

Bloomberg says you're allowed one gulp or two swallows. He didn't state his personal preference.

about a year ago
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You've Got 25 Years Until UNIX Time Overflows

Alien Being By then... (492 comments)

I'll be almost 2.5 gigaseconds old and won't give one nanoshit.

about a year ago
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India Bars ZTE, Huawei, Others From Sensitive Government Projects

Alien Being Re:Tinfoil Hats? (160 comments)

Nationalism and protectionism are fundamental when it comes to protecting a nation.

about a year ago

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