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In NJ, Higher Tech Lowers Crime

AnotherUsername Re:Owning faults (219 comments)

One thing that I find around here that so many people on this site bring up the bigotry that has occurred because of religion, yet anytime religion comes up, a majority of people around here love to spout off how much they hate religious people because they are religious. Pure bigotry. Yet religion is the cause of bigotry, apparently.

more than 4 years ago
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In NJ, Higher Tech Lowers Crime

AnotherUsername Re:Crime rate is lower in facilities... (219 comments)

I'm sorry, but I completely disagree with your sentiment. If there was a problem with your line that caused a 911 call to be made, you cannot fault the police with following protocol. How can they know that it was a problem with your line that caused the call to take place? How are they to know that you didn't do something to your girlfriend that caused her to call 911, only for you to hang up the phone before she could do or say anything? In that case, it is perfectly logical that they would conduct a search of your apartment in order to ensure that you didn't do something further to her because she tried to call for help.
I mean, why should the police believe you that there was nothing wrong? Because you said so? Sorry, not a good enough reason. Had something actually happened, and they simply left because you said there was some kind of mistake, and a body was later found, the public outcry would have been enormous.

The police just can't win. We expect them to do their jobs, but when they do do their jobs, people get angry because they might be a bit inconvenienced. I just don't understand it.

more than 4 years ago
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China Rejects US Piracy Claims As "Groundless"

AnotherUsername Re:As compared to what? (302 comments)

Another problem is the greed of people from all over the world who don't like to pay for what others have made.

more than 4 years ago
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Quantum Teleportation Achieved Over 16 km In China

AnotherUsername Re:Philotics (389 comments)

Really? Because my cat is perfectly fine...Wait...I don't have a cat...

more than 3 years ago
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Chrome Private Mode Not Quite Private

AnotherUsername Re:Addicted. (234 comments)

I was going to reply with comments related to the Constitution(specifically the Bill of Rights), how the court system works, the various court cases the Supreme Court has ruled on regarding protests and freedom of speech, and other facets of how the law protects you from government abuse related to freedom of speech and protest/demonstrations, but then I remembered that this is Slashdot, and the government is always bad, and corporations are always better than the government.

I sometimes forget that I am in the minority around here when it comes to trust of the government vs. trust of corporations(I trust the government more than I trust corporations, though I have a healthy wish for privacy). I am one of those that thinks Orwell is overrated(I like the stories, but I don't see them happening), with Huxley's Brave New World being my dystopian present/future to be feared.

more than 4 years ago
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Can We Legislate Past the H.264 Debate?

AnotherUsername Re:What's an "industry-recognized standard"? (310 comments)

Learn how to use punctuation. If you want anyone to take notice of what you have to say in a meaningful way, you must learn to use punctuation. There are no commas, apostrophes, or periods anywhere in your paragraph, although there are quotation marks for your expressed sarcasm.

The fact that you are complaining about Obama shows that you are likely American. The fact that you do not seem to understand basic grammar is embarrassing. Perhaps before you try to enact sweeping change via Internet message boards, you should learn how to communicate properly.

more than 4 years ago
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Should the Gov't Pay For Injured Man's Wii?

AnotherUsername Re:It's probably cheaper than the alternatives (222 comments)

If a doctor(never mind whether the doctor is reputable, he is a doctor) recommends that I do heroin to help with my stubbed toe, should the government and insurance companies pay for it, simply because some doctor says that it would help rehabilitate me? All that your plan would do is increase doctor shopping. People would stop going to actual doctors and would go to fly-by-night doctors in order to get a cheap Wii. It would actually increase fraud, not weed out most of it.

Any exercise that this man could do on a Wii Fit is an exercise he could do without it. If he ends up getting one, I can only hope he is forced to give it back once he has been fully rehabilitated.

more than 4 years ago
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Dedicated Halo 2 Fans Keep Multiplayer Alive

AnotherUsername Re:MS should... (239 comments)

It makes me feel like I moved from US to Soviet Russia and gave up all my freedoms.

I completely agree. Not being able to play a game online is just like the massacres, disappearances, and political oppression visited upon people by the Soviet Russian government.

more than 4 years ago
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Bing Loses More Money As Microsoft Chases Google

AnotherUsername Re:Competing Isn't Cheap (317 comments)

If you were to ask me, I would say Microsoft(no $ in there, by the way). I do not trust Google at all. It is not that I trust Microsoft so much as I do not trust Google at all. The fact that Google is just an advertising company that does search compared to Microsoft actually having products to support itself is a major factor in my decision.

more than 4 years ago
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Group Calls For Google Antitrust Probe

AnotherUsername Re:Apple behind this? (372 comments)

And, by definition, you are a waste of resources and should be torn in half. And fed to the dogs.

Even if Google has a monopoly in some market, they are doing nothing illegal by merely existing. Since you can't grasp this point, you really are too deficient to bother with.

And yet you found time to bother with me. How nice.

I was going to go through and explain every bit of my post so possibly you could understand what I was saying. However, a brief look at your previous posts shows that you are merely a bitter troll who has an axe to grind and has nothing to offer the conversation.

There, I fed you, troll. Can the grownups talk now?

more than 3 years ago
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Group Calls For Google Antitrust Probe

AnotherUsername Re:Apple behind this? (372 comments)

IOW, Google can unintentionally squish something that might have been really cool, and that invisible loss may ultimately not be in the public good.

I don't think there is anything unintentional that occurs when Google squishes a rival product or service. Google knows exactly what will happen when it enters a market that previously existed on a for-profit system and offers services and goodies for free that automatically work with its other services and goodies.

more than 3 years ago
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Group Calls For Google Antitrust Probe

AnotherUsername Re:Apple behind this? (372 comments)

Consider for a second that "google" has become a verb, meaning 'to search online'. Then tell me that Google hasn't incredibly overwhelmed the competition so much that it cannot be considered balanced competition. By your very definition, Google is a monopoly, and should be broken up. Granted, I would say that Google is not a monopoly simply because it is the leader, but rather because it uses it enormous cash reserves and image to enter new markets, overtake them, and move on to new markets, in a cycle.

Also, I can easily build a computer, and install Linux on it. Apple conducts anti-competitive practices, and should be slapped for it.

As for examples of where to buy computers with Linux and OSX on them...Well, here goes:

Dell has Ubuntu here

Best Buy sells Apple computers(both in-store and online)

And of course, the Apple Store

Granted, it's only a few, but these are pretty much the main places most people buy computers. Perhaps the reason that Windows is everywhere is because...people prefer it.

more than 3 years ago
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Woman Tells State Judiciary Committee, "DoD Implanted A Microchip Inside Me"

AnotherUsername Re:Georgia will be a safe haven after the Rapture (222 comments)

Didn't people also believe that barcodes were the Mark of the Beast? And RFID on packaging? And the Dollar? And the Euro? And now there is the implantable microchip. People, make up your mind already! I need to know which random technology to abhor and shout against!

While I am not in favor of implantable microchips, this has more to do with the speed of evolution in technology vs. length of my life and privacy fears rather than any religious apocalyptic fear.

more than 4 years ago
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George Washington Racks Up 220 Years of Late Fees At Library

AnotherUsername Re:And he decided to pay the late fees... (146 comments)

"Shoot it!"

"But's it's former President George Washington! That's practically treason!"

"It wants our brains! Shoot it! It's coming through the door!"

"But, but...President! Founding Father! George Washington!"

"Zombie Apocalypse begins today if you don't shoot it!"

"But this is the Father of our Country"

"I don't care, give me the gun!"

BOOM!

"You...you shot George Washington...Who...Who are you?"

"Ash Williams. You can thank me now."

more than 4 years ago
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Interactive Exercise Company Sues Nintendo For Patent Infringement

AnotherUsername Re:But the Wii isn't isometric (67 comments)

I agree, swimming is better than running. I personally prefer running to swimming, due to the ability to just start running anywhere rather than go to a water source(pool, lake, ocean). Also, fewer speedos.

more than 4 years ago
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Interactive Exercise Company Sues Nintendo For Patent Infringement

AnotherUsername Re:But the Wii isn't isometric (67 comments)

Pushups. Pullups. Situps. Running. 'nuff said.

more than 4 years ago
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Interactive Exercise Company Sues Nintendo For Patent Infringement

AnotherUsername Prior Art (67 comments)

Nintendo Power Pad, first released in 1986.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Refuses To Patch Rootkit-Compromised XP Machines

AnotherUsername Re:Attn infected PC users: Can't have it both ways (330 comments)

Microsoft let the crap get on the machine in the first place.

They're ultimately responsible any way you try to spin this situation.

I will say that again s-l-o-w-l-y: It's Microsoft's OS. They are responsible for it. You even paid money for it.

I wasn't aware that Microsoft was to blame when a user went against safe operating practices, such as clicking on pop-ups and opening virus-filled emails. I suppose I was wrong.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Refuses To Patch Rootkit-Compromised XP Machines

AnotherUsername Re:Misleading title (330 comments)

So, if somebody isn't running your pet operating system, or they aren't as technically skilled as you, they automatically deserve everything they get? Your social skills are astounding, to say the least. I bet you get all the ladies.

"You mean to tell me that you don't know how to set up and admin a Cisco network? You don't know C? Get away from me, whore!"

The fact that your comment was modded insightful is discouraging, yet expected, to say the least. How sad.

How about realizing that not everyone is a computer guru, and sometimes people, while doing something 'stupid', may not understand that what they are doing is harmful. Such as clicking on popups for 'security software'. People who are not technically literate may not know not to click on those. They can use the Internet, and use a word processing program, but they don't know the security protocols that come with using computers, because people like you simply harass them and call them idiots because they don't know everything you do.

I hope you understand that the very same people that you make fun of for not being technically literate can probably run circles around you in other areas. How much do you know about vehicles? Farming? Construction? Plumbing? Healthcare? Be sure to be the supreme expert in all areas of life before you start labeling people idiots.

more than 4 years ago

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Gadget Lab Hardware News and Reviews Zune Hackers

AnotherUsername AnotherUsername writes  |  more than 4 years ago

AnotherUsername (966110) writes "A three member developer team has created a toolkit that will allow developers to create programs for the Zune and ZuneHD. The toolkit, called OpenZDK allows for homebrew application development that includes making new applications, porting old ones, creating emulators and possibly having a rogue app store. Currently, there are no applications or games for the development kit yet. The OpenZDK wiki has tips for getting started, though."
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The FCC Wants You to Test Your Broadband Speeds

AnotherUsername AnotherUsername writes  |  more than 4 years ago

AnotherUsername (966110) writes "The FCC is asking the nation's broadband and smartphone users to use its broadband testing tools to help the feds and consumers know what speeds are actually available, not just promised by the nation's telecoms.

By going to http://www.broadband.gov/, users enter their address and test their broadband download speed, upload speed, latency, and jitter using one of two tests(users can choose to test with the other after one test is complete). The FCC is requiring the street address, as it may use this data to analyze broadband quality and availability on a geographic basis.

The FCC isn’t forgetting about those left out of the broadband revolution and is asking those who live in a broadband “Dead Zone” by filling out a report online, calling the FCC at -888-CALL-FCC, faxing the e-mail or even sending a letter through the Postal Service.

The announcement comes just six days before the FCC presents the first ever national broadband plan to Congress. Goals include 100 million Americans with 100 Mbps service by 2010, bringing affordable broadband to rural and urban areas, and helping digital laggards get online.

The FCC is collecting IP addresses, along with physical addresses, but is not asking for names or e-mail addresses. They promise not to release the street addresses, with some exceptions noted in the privacy policy. A free Java plug-in is necessary to run the test."

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Music blogs wrongly deleted for infringement

AnotherUsername AnotherUsername writes  |  more than 4 years ago

AnotherUsername (966110) writes "Recently, many music blogs were deleted for hosting mp3s of songs by various artists. The problem? The music blogs in question had been given permission to host the songs, and often, the older links to mp3s were often broken intentionally by the bloggers in order to save bandwidth.

From the article: "You’re reading this right: Five years of Lipold’s labor of love was deleted, in part, because he posted a track with full permission of a label, and the track apparently wasn’t even online by the time the IFPI filed its complaint.""

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