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Ask Slashdot: How To Best Setup a School Internet Filter?

AngryDeuce Re:Don't (454 comments)

Uh, that's pretty much been America for the last 30 years. Janet Jackson shows a boob on broadcast TV and half the country goes into hysterics, yet that same half of the country, statistically speaking, plops their kids down in front of WWE and let's them watch two grotesquely humongous men pretend to beat each other half to death and it's good, clean fun.

Gotta love our sense of priorities.

more than 2 years ago
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Ecuador Grants Asylum To Julian Assange

AngryDeuce Oh really? (923 comments)

INB4 mysterious plane crash or other "accident"...

more than 2 years ago
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How Will Amazon, Barnes & Noble Survive the iPad Mini?

AngryDeuce Re:Simple (354 comments)

But if the box fits...

It doesn't. That was kinda like the whole point. Yay again for being deliberately obtuse!

more than 2 years ago
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How Will Amazon, Barnes & Noble Survive the iPad Mini?

AngryDeuce Re:Simple (354 comments)

My point (which you know, yay for being deliberately obtuse!) is that insinuating that Amazon and Barnes and Noble are in any sort of trouble just because Apple is releasing a 7" tablet is fucking retarded. The iPod certainly didn't kill off all other MP3 players, the iPad certainly didn't kill off 10" tablets, so why the fuck would a 7" iPad kill off the Nook or Kindle? It's completely ridiculous, and this is just click-bait.

Also, I really love the fact that, to you, iPad:Nook/Kindle = house:cardboard box. The fanboy is strong with this one!

more than 2 years ago
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Romney Taps Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan As Running Mate

AngryDeuce Re:Oh please (757 comments)

Are you serious? Pretty much every single atheist I know is decidedly not materialistic. Honestly, it's the Christians I know that think they need to acquire crap to prove how much God has "blessed" them.

I have never in my whole life heard anyone define atheist philosophy as materialistic, which leads me to believe it was just a subtle dig at atheists by another CINO (Christian In Name Only).

more than 2 years ago
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How Will Amazon, Barnes & Noble Survive the iPad Mini?

AngryDeuce Simple (354 comments)

By costing 1/3 to 1/2 less then the iPad Mini. There's still a lot of people out there that don't want to pay the Apple Tax.

This is just stupid. Look at how many 3rd party MP3 players were on the market before smartphones took over that role for most people. It's the same reason why people went out and bought a $50 Sansui instead of the $150 iPod Nano. Despite what the average fanboy would believe, price is still a motivating factor for a lot of people. I know many people that specifically went out and bought cheap-o MP3 players because they didn't want to risk losing/breaking the iPod which cost three times as much. For all intents and purposes, they both perform the same functions, after all, regardless of the price tag.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Is the Best Position To Work For Long Hours?

AngryDeuce Re:missionary. (262 comments)

Or, alternatively, if you're looking to get some resistance training in, the wheelbarrow.

more than 2 years ago
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Romney Taps Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan As Running Mate

AngryDeuce Re:Was that from Armageddon (757 comments)

Since he's a fan of Ayn Rand he might as well be called Andrew Ryan.

Ruh Roh! Looks like the romance has ended.

Oh, what a difficult thing it must be, to be forced to reject a person's entire philosophy because of their atheism, which has nothing to do with said philosophy at all anyway. I do heartily enjoy watching him swallow that bitter pill, though.

more than 2 years ago
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Romney Taps Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan As Running Mate

AngryDeuce Re:As a Wisconsinite (757 comments)

When she's not talking about politics, she actually comes across like a normal person for the most part. Paul Ryan, on the other hand, is almost as much a fucking robot as Mitt Romney.

more than 2 years ago
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Romney Taps Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan As Running Mate

AngryDeuce As a Wisconsinite (757 comments)

I fine this particularly lulzy. I don't think he could have picked a less likable running mate.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Reaffirms Default Do-Not-Track For IE10, Windows 8 Express Setup

AngryDeuce Re:Do not what? (184 comments)

Yeah, I don't know what people are smoking these days, but you've got to be seriously delusional if you think that Do Not Track is going to be respected in any way. They'll track anyway, and if they get busted, they'll call out the lawyer brigades and nothing will fucking happen. Hell, maybe they'll even end up with some sweet legal precedent saying they have every right to track us if we deign to navigate to one of their websites.

I trust NoScript and Adblock, I sure as shit do not trust "we won't track you, we promise!"

more than 2 years ago
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The World's Greatest Competitive Programmer

AngryDeuce Re:LOL (202 comments)

Shit, that ain't nothing. Look at these two ladykillers at the world's fastest typist competition. You know that bearded guy has never seen a vagina before in person.

That's all gonna change now that he's the world's fastest typist, though. Fame, fortune, and beautiful women await!

more than 2 years ago
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The Pacific Ocean Is Polluted With Coffee

AngryDeuce Re:How come the water don't smell like coffee? (294 comments)

I have the same problem, not from lack of coffee (which I drink a half-pot of every morning, and have since I was 14), but from lack of soda. I've tried to ween myself off of goddamned Diet Coke many times over the last couple years and I just can't, because by day three I always have a pounding headache. As someone that quit smoking cold turkey, after smoking a pack a day (Newport, no less, no piddly shit Marlboro Lights) the fact that I can't break myself of my Diet Coke habit drives me mad.

One would think I would be getting my caffeine fix from the java, but I'm definitely having withdrawal symptoms from something in the soda that is not present in the coffee. If not caffeine, what else can it be? The cola itself? Perhaps. All I know is within a couple days without my head feels like it's in a vice. I've gone similar amounts of time without coffee and suffered no ill effects, outside of being a fucking zombie for half the morning, of course. That's the other weird thing I've noticed: the caffeine in soda doesn't seem to have the kick for waking me up like coffee does. I lived down in Georgia for a time and the people down there drink Coke with their breakfast, but that was never sufficient for me to jump start my day for whatever reason.

It probably is all psychosomatic (well, not the headaches from the caffeine withdrawal, but the need for it to function like a normal human being before 10 AM) but regardless, the headaches are miserable so I'm stuck on the Diet Coke until I find a more healthy substitute.

more than 2 years ago
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YouTube App Removed From iOS 6 Beta4

AngryDeuce Re:Life is hotter in the south (233 comments)

iOS users can happily use any video service (like Vimeo for example).

So you're saying they finally removed the 'auto-destruct on attempt to use a non-Youtbe video service' function?! Whew, finally!! I was wondering what was going on on Vimeo but I didn't want my iPhone to explode so I just kept using Youtube. Free at last, free at last!!

Oh, wait. That actually never really was a thing. So the people whining about not having a choice for a video service are just retards that are too lazy to type in a url, huh? Sure seems that way.

I'm not a fandroid, BTW, but that's just a dumb argument. Nobody forced you to use Youtube other than yourself. I know people that make it a lifestyle choice to avoid Google at all costs. Lets not try and seem helpless here...

more than 2 years ago
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YouTube App Removed From iOS 6 Beta4

AngryDeuce Re:Downward Spiral (233 comments)

I agree. On my v1 Droid, which is admittedly feeling it's age in a big way, the Youtube app works much better than viewing through the browser.

more than 2 years ago
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Is Your Neighbor a Democrat? There's an App For That

AngryDeuce Re:Welcome to the New World Order, Where Privacy i (550 comments)

They are owned and operated by individuals, who themselves bear responsability for their actions.

What the fuck are you smoking? Seems to me that the whole point of incorporating is so that the individual does not have to take responsibility for bad business decisions, even if they were the ones making the damned decisions. Look at the fucking banking industry right now. Yeah, there's a whole lot of individual responsibility being meted out there, huh?

Corporations have all the rights of living people but don't have any of the responsibility. They've become super-people, able to act with near impunity because, at the end of the day, when the jig is up and there is nothing more than can be squeezed...then they just go Enron and the fuckers at the top hop on their private plane to the other boards they sit on to continue the process. They're the financial equivalent of locusts.

more than 2 years ago
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Is Your Neighbor a Democrat? There's an App For That

AngryDeuce Re:A good reason to go independent (550 comments)

It depends on where you live. Here in Wisconsin, you can register on election day for whichever party you wish and the registration isn't binding or anything, so for all intents and purposes you can be whatever political party you want when there is a public vote coming up.

I was born and raised in Philadelphia, and I remember my Grandmother having to register ahead of time to vote back in the 80's and early 90's (maybe they changed things since, I haven't ever actually voted myself in Philly in my life). They used to send people door to door like census takers to sign people up to vote, and I remember my grandmother getting exasperated having to tell people over and over that she already registered.

more than 2 years ago
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Is Your Neighbor a Democrat? There's an App For That

AngryDeuce Re:A good reason to go independent (550 comments)

Yeah, why would you all care if someone knew what party you registered with.

You know, I didn't used to care. Then recall season hit here in Wisconsin, and happy groups like this started popping up on Facebook, not to mention tons of veiled threats online (I received plenty just commenting on Madison.com during the height of the circulation)...and even a few open ones. Then, of course, the employers started getting harassed over their employees having signed the recall petitions and shit like this started happening.

While I'm not afraid of those people when it comes to violence against me (they're largely trailer park living, welfare collecting, hypocritical cowards), when those signatures were released I was definitely worried about repercussions in the workplace. How do you prove you were terminated in response to political ideology? Even if you could prove it, political affiliation is not considered a protected class.

Maybe if you'd lived up here in Wisconsin over the last year you would understand better why shit like this being made public could intimidate some people.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Surface, Meet Apple iSurface

AngryDeuce Re:It's a screen with a keyboard... (201 comments)

I don't despise my customers, I despise ignorant people that think Steve Jobs invented the modern era, as well as people that waste my time by asking me about the capabilities of a given product when they'd already made up their mind to buy the fucking shiny iThing that they see their neighbor's kids with long before they walked in the door.

Those other things you list as examples of being "important" don't directly impact my job. iDiots do. What I can't understand is why they don't just go to the Apple Store if they want an iCircle Jerk...there is one mere minutes away, and there's plenty of Geniuses willing to wax philosophical about how Steve Jobs was the electric Jesus. I'm here to discuss the products and their capabilites, not the goddamned sociopolitical impact of the fucking iPod.

more than 2 years ago

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High court rules for broadcasters on TV 'indecency'

AngryDeuce AngryDeuce writes  |  about 2 years ago

AngryDeuce (2205124) writes "From the article:

Broadcast television networks won an important free speech fight Thursday when the Supreme Court said government regulators imposed unfair punishment for isolated profanity and sexual content during evening "prime time" hours.

In an 8-0 vote, justices concluded the Federal Communications Commission cannot enforce its current policies against "fleeting" expletives and nudity on over-the-air programs, both live and scripted. The agency had levied hefty fines on all four major broadcasters beginning nearly a decade ago.

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'Zerg rush' chews up Google search results

AngryDeuce AngryDeuce writes  |  more than 2 years ago

AngryDeuce (2205124) writes "From CNN — " Feeling besieged by pesky little problems today? You might want to be careful with your Google searches.
Users who look up the term "Zerg rush" Friday are finding the latest in a series of geeky Easter eggs planted by the search giant's engineers. The search produces a swarm of marauding "O's" which inevitably destroy virtually everything on the search-results page.""

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SOPA lives—and MPAA calls protests an "abuse

AngryDeuce AngryDeuce writes  |  more than 2 years ago

AngryDeuce (2205124) writes "The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has looked at tomorrow's "Internet blackout" in opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)—and it sees only a "gimmick," a "stunt," "hyperbole," "a dangerous and troubling development," an "irresponsible response," and an "abuse of power.""
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Justice Department blocks AT&T-T-Mobile merger

AngryDeuce AngryDeuce writes  |  more than 3 years ago

AngryDeuce (2205124) writes "The Justice Department is blocking AT&T's $39 billion deal to buy T-Mobile USA, saying the acquisition of the No. 4 wireless carrier in the country by No. 2 AT&T would reduce competition and raise prices.

The deal has faced tough opposition from consumer groups and No. 3 carrier Sprint since it was announced in March."

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