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WhatsApp vs. WhatsApp Plus Fight Gets Ugly For Users

BoberFett Re:Telegram (185 comments)

Really? Using what server? Run by who? If you want guaranteed privacy, keep your data off a network.

yesterday
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Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

BoberFett Re:Free? (703 comments)

Everything up to college is free, and vast numbers of students squander that. The rates for remedial courses in college is huge. If people don't value free education before college, what makes you think they'll value free college?

about two weeks ago
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Happy Public Domain Day: Works That Copyright Extension Stole From Us In 2015

BoberFett Re:protecting intellectual property is... theft?! (328 comments)

Your descendants can benefit from it. Sell copies of your book, then invest your money like everybody else that has to continue working over and over again to continue getting paid. Why do you believe you're so special that you should be able to work once, and then you and your progeny get paid indefinitely?

about three weeks ago
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Happy Public Domain Day: Works That Copyright Extension Stole From Us In 2015

BoberFett Re:revolutionary idea? (328 comments)

You're kidding, right?

about three weeks ago
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Happy Public Domain Day: Works That Copyright Extension Stole From Us In 2015

BoberFett Re:revolutionary idea? (328 comments)

Why should copyright have anything to do with the creator's lifespan? The goal of copyright is to encourage people to create, not to set people up with lifelong income streams.

about three weeks ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

BoberFett Re:Still pretty affordable (393 comments)

By taking the taxes paid by some middle class people and giving it to other people who make the "right" decision. Fuck social engineering.

about 4 months ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

BoberFett Re:Still pretty affordable (393 comments)

That's my point. If you're going to claim the rebate is designed to help create a charging network, why not subsidize that directly rather than provide cash back to individual car buyers? As usual, government incorrectly identifies the problem and misapplies the wrong solution.

about 4 months ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

BoberFett Re:Still pretty affordable (393 comments)

Then why is the government rebating the individual purchaser of an expensive car rather than spending that money on building charging stations?

You've been hoodwinked.

about 4 months ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

BoberFett Re:Well.... (425 comments)

Yeah, well iPhone fans used to mock large screen Android devices. "That huge screen is too big, the iPhone 4 has the ideal screen size." Until the 5 shipped, at which point that had the perfect screen size.

There's simple no reasoning with enthralled fanatics.

about 4 months ago
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Kickstarter's Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

BoberFett Re:Try Kickstarting A Novel (215 comments)

I would guess that the vast majority of big publishing house books aren't very successful either.

about 4 months ago
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Kickstarter's Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

BoberFett Re:Actually a good thing. (215 comments)

So you believe risk should only be on the consumer side? Why aren't the developers risking anything by putting their time in and at least demonstrating some ability to deliver?

about 4 months ago
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US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

BoberFett Re:It'd be nice... (248 comments)

Oh look, another fucking moron to suck the first moron off.

about 5 months ago
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US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

BoberFett Re:It'd be nice... (248 comments)

Are you a fucking moron? How are you blaming this on libertarians?

about 5 months ago
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Predictive Modeling To Increase Responsivity of Streamed Games

BoberFett Re:Why? (120 comments)

A publisher paranoid about prohibited copying may be willing to license its game at a lower price if the game program never leaves the server.

*stifles laughter*

about 5 months ago
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Elon Musk Promises 100,000 Electric Cars Per Year

BoberFett Re:Invisible Hand of the Market (122 comments)

Unfortunately, regulation intended to pick the honest quite commonly does exactly the opposite. Those with the connections to get away with being dishonest can do so while those playing by the rules get screwed.

about 6 months ago
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How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

BoberFett Re:We shall see. (285 comments)

You don't actually think digital text books are free, do you?

about 6 months ago
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Australia Repeals Carbon Tax

BoberFett Re:it is the wrong way... (291 comments)

That sounds magical. So they're both lowering the price of their product and increasing profit while having already spent money on the switch to solar?

Please show me the hard numbers on how that works for a specific company.

about 6 months ago
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Following EU Ruling, BBC Article Excluded From Google Searches

BoberFett Re:Streisand effect (239 comments)

Except now Streisand could go back and demand that every page talking about the Streisand Effect forget her, essentially eliminating the effect.

about 7 months ago
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Privacy Oversight Board Gives NSA Surveillance a Pass

BoberFett Re:In violation of many Data Treaties (170 comments)

I wouldn't mind it if both opposing groups simply vanished. The sane people stopped listening to either group of idiots long ago.

about 7 months ago

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