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Why Is It So Difficult To Allow Cross-Platform Play?

Blahgerton Re:vendor lock in (389 comments)

There's an old saying: "Bears make money; bulls make money; sheep get killed."

Still applies today.

more than 5 years ago

Google CEO Schmidt Leaves Apple Board

Blahgerton Google Voice Rejected (128 comments)

Surely this has nothing to do with Google Voice being rejected from the App Store.

more than 5 years ago

What is your least favorite industry to deal with?

Blahgerton Re:Damn insurance companies! (548 comments)

You don't file a claim when you get your oil changed in your car, do you?

Please stop calling it medical insurance when you're not using it as insurance. You want to shift the burden of your costs to people who are healthy (and buy it as actual insurance).

more than 5 years ago

India To Issue Over a Billion Biometric ID Cards

Blahgerton Re:Oblig. quote (167 comments)

No national politician bats 1.000 in elections. They're all losers, but not simply because they've failed to be elected.

more than 5 years ago

Cancer Patient Held At Airport For Missing Fingerprints

Blahgerton Re:just doing their job (323 comments)

<quote><p>I've waited longer than that due to weather...</p></quote>

I don't mind waiting for weather, which no one can control. I do mind waiting for security theatrics, which the government can control.

more than 5 years ago

An Argument For Leaving DNS Control In US Hands

Blahgerton Re:Seriously? (607 comments)

December 7, 1942 justified war with Japan. Germany declared war on the US on December 8(?), a huge blunder on their part as the US had no politically absolute reason -- at that point -- to fight the war in Europe.

more than 5 years ago

Pirate Bay Trial Ends In Jail Sentences

Blahgerton Re:Let me be the first one to say it ... (1870 comments)

Rosa Parks was a secretary for the NAACP in Montgomery and was solicited as a test case to bring about changes to Montgomery's bus system after the original test case was found to be pregnant with a married man's child.

She may have been tired, but she was also part of a planned legal challenge.

more than 5 years ago

Who do you blame for the US Financial Situation

Blahgerton Re:Missing option (1104 comments)

The thrifts lost money in the early '80s. The regulations were "loosened" and all hell broke loose. The US taxpayer got the bill; a huge deficit loomed so Bush 41 reneged on his "no new taxes" pledge; Clinton is elected.

Interestingly, the thrift bust was also due to mortgage loans.

Important lesson: don't lend money to people who can't pay you back.

more than 6 years ago


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