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Microsoft Dumps 1,500 Apps From Its Windows Store

BasilBrush Re:Windows 8 Store Epic Fail (122 comments)

First I don't believe in Walled Gardens

MS's walled garden didn't previously have enough of a bar to scammers. Any store without any selection criteria will be predominantly scamware.

(Not including desktop Linux here as there's no one to scam. But definately including Android.)

yesterday
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Microsoft Dumps 1,500 Apps From Its Windows Store

BasilBrush Re:ensure apps aren't confused = EA and others can (122 comments)

There's no problem with other apps in the same genre. The problem is where apps use a similar name and/or logo to pass themselves off AS another app.

EA isn't the villain here - scammers are.

yesterday
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Microsoft Dumps 1,500 Apps From Its Windows Store

BasilBrush Re:obey their own policy (122 comments)

This isn't about picking an obscure made up name for an application. This is about using a name that is similar or the same as another well known app to scam people into downloading.

yesterday
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Microsoft Dumps 1,500 Apps From Its Windows Store

BasilBrush Re:Closed platforms are total bullshit. (122 comments)

I'm glad to see the scamware get the boot

However your ideological position involves leaving the known scammers there. A good clue that your ideology is no good.

yesterday
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Microsoft Dumps 1,500 Apps From Its Windows Store

BasilBrush Re:They won't (122 comments)

His initial report OF HIS EXPERIENCE was correct. Linux Mint has chosen to hide Google away as an extra, and this resulted, as intended, in the user thinking it wasn't an option. This user stopped there. That's the fault of Mint, not the user.

yesterday
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Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

BasilBrush Re:Interesting slam of Judith Curry (490 comments)

Do you always believe what other people say, as long as it fits your pre-conceived notions?

khayman80's links are to your own posts, claiming Obama's birth cert to be a fake.

Of course it may be that you no longer belive in the conspiracy theory you used to expound. But denying it just makes you a liar. And reflects on the nonsense you post on other topics, such as AGW.

2 days ago
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Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

BasilBrush Re:Impacts (490 comments)

EVERY SINGLE ATTEMPT in the past to accurately predict anything even 20 years in the future has failed MISERABLY and has been LAUGHABLY wrong.

That's quite easily proved wrong. Here's two examples:

Moore's law is a prediction that is just coming up to 50 years old, and has been uncannily accurate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M...

In 1705, Edmond Hally predicted a visible comet would appear in the sky in 1758. A successful 53 year prediction made at a time when no other person in the world realised comets could be periodic.

Predictions of stuff like flying cars is of course doomed to failure. But spotting a trend and predicting based on it is a perfectly reasonable and successful prediction technique. Both these are of that kind, and so is climate change.

2 days ago
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Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

BasilBrush Re:Interesting slam of Judith Curry (490 comments)

Shut the fuck up you imbecile. If you can't even accept a birth certificate your head is so far up your own rectum no one can hear you.

2 days ago
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Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

BasilBrush Re:Interesting slam of Judith Curry (490 comments)

You're a birther? Fuck me, you're an imbecile. I've lost what little respect I had for your opinions. You have to be insane or a deliberate liar to be a birther.

2 days ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

BasilBrush Re:I forced myself to watch it (300 comments)

You presume his ethics conflate violence with food animals to violence to humans.

Because he already connected the two.

"These are like people who don't want to know where Meat comes from."

If you think there's value to watching animal slaughter video, but it doesn't change your behaviour towards animals, then the argument for watching human slaughter becomes very weak. It becomes about some sort of personal value of "being able to take it" or "being affected by it. Which is simply selfishness, and doesn't override the propriety of not showing it.

2 days ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

BasilBrush Re:I forced myself to watch it (300 comments)

Your hate is a perfect match for the terrorists hate. Whilst other people rise above it, you demonstrate that your religion is as flawed as theirs.

3 days ago
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Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

BasilBrush Re:Easy, India or China (303 comments)

I guess you don't follow US politics. The house has a Republican majority. And they've been blocking the president in everything they can. They are responsible for the problems in the Affordable Care Act.

3 days ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

BasilBrush Re:I forced myself to watch it (300 comments)

Because it shows that video level knowledge of what happens to animals in the abattoir wasn't enough to stop you from being a cause of them being killed.

It did as little good as watching a video of the beheading would do.

4 days ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

BasilBrush Re:I forced myself to watch it (300 comments)

Did you have an emotional response to the video? That emotional response is what is needed.

No it's not. That's nothing but self serving prurience. It makes you feel proud that you can feel. Which does precisely nothing towards solving the problem of ISIS.

All that's needed is the knowledge that it happened. There is nothing further served by seeing it.

4 days ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

BasilBrush Re:I forced myself to watch it (300 comments)

So ISIS is going to stop beheading people because they can't upload it to youtube? Please, please don't make me laugh

Classic strawman. No one has said ISIS will stop beheading people if they can't post it to YouTube.

This is about decency. Just because ISIS don't have any doesn't mean we should drop ours.

It's not in the public interest to show the video. Certain members of the public may find it interesting, but that's a different thing.

The news aspect is fully served by informing people that the beheading has happened. No one needs to see it. It's just prurience.

The people who HAVE seen it and are commenting about the effect it had on them. Well, the world doesn't revolve around them, and how profound it makes them feel to watch a snuff video.

4 days ago
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BBC and FACT Shut Down Doctor Who Fansite

BasilBrush Re:Anyone know what, exactly, was the issue? (186 comments)

Now ... where to start with this abortion? You are measurably wrong on so many counts I don't need to comment.

You have no argument.

if I wanted Fox News, I'd read The Guardian.

Which makes no rational sense. Fox News is a very right wing tabloid like TV station. The Guardian is a mainstream left broadsheet. The closest you get to Fox News in the UK is Sky News, especially when hosted by Kay Burley. But it's far less extreme than Fox.

4 days ago
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BBC and FACT Shut Down Doctor Who Fansite

BasilBrush Re:Should have kept the domain name (186 comments)

Which is fine, because as you said, nobody's going to jail anyway. The judge orders you to pay, if you don't owe the money you don't pay, nothing happens. End of story. (At least here in the US. I don't know if England has debtor's prison still, but strongly doubt it.)

If it's a civil matter and you don't pay, then the baliffs come round and take away your possessions for auction. If it's a fine imposed by a judge for a criminal matter, then for sure they'll put you in prison if you don't pay.

about a week ago

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