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How Apple Had a Spectacular Year

Bu11etmagnet Re:New Technology? (504 comments)

No, no, no. Apple is a hardware company. That's where their money comes from. They have the highest profit return in the entire computer industry. They make software to lure people into buying Apple hardware. Think about BootCamp. Apple has no problem whatsoever if people run Microsoft software on Apple hardware. What they fought tooth and nail to prevent is people running Apple software (OS X) on non-Apple hardware.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Sues US Gov't For Only Considering Microsoft

Bu11etmagnet Re:Smart Move? (407 comments)

You speak of "vi and notepad.exe" as if they are equivalent.

Of course they are, just as (car analogy ahead) a Trabant or Yugo is equivalent to Rolls-Royce or Maybach.

more than 3 years ago
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GameStop Pulls Medal of Honor From Military Bases

Bu11etmagnet Re:Popular in military? (362 comments)

It's banned amongst the Taliban. The game allows you to play as the Americans, killing freedom fighters!!!

more than 4 years ago
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Obama Wants Allies To Go After WikiLeaks

Bu11etmagnet Re:Don't forget Red State Stupidity. (1088 comments)

Wilson - Democrat - WW1
FDR - Democrat - WW2 (FDR went even further than most, he had the US Navy attacking German warships months before war was declared by Germany or authorized by the Congress)
Truman - Democrat - Korea
JFK/LBJ - Democrats - Vietnam
And those are just the major wars.

Jimmy Carter was the only Democrat president who didn't start a war. He wasn't re-elected.
-- Joseph Heller, Good as Gold

more than 4 years ago
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A New Libel Defense In Canada; For Blogs Too

Bu11etmagnet Re:Truth as a defense? (146 comments)

I am, however, a bit disillusioned about free speech now. As far as I can tell, there isn't any. It's a lie.

Wrong. Your wife wasn't shot, fired from her work, sent to prison, put into house arrest, forced to exile. She just had to supprort the consequences of her actions. You ought to be familiar with that concept.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Ordered To Pay $290M, Stop Selling Word

Bu11etmagnet Re:New Anti-Software patent support perhaps... (272 comments)

TomTom wanted to "Win", but eventually and as predicted, took the swap. They finally figured out that Microsoft had more lawyers and were going to lose.

Here, fixed it for you.

more than 4 years ago
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Feds Bust Cable Modem Hacker

Bu11etmagnet Re:What!? (658 comments)

Aha, so as long as I don't distribute the "This is the trigger, pull here" leaflet, I'm fine, right ?

more than 4 years ago
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AMD's Phenom II 965, 3.4GHz, 140 Watts, $245

Bu11etmagnet Re:FAIL (273 comments)

Not everybody is good at stealing...

more than 5 years ago
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IBM Uses Call-Detail Records To Identify "Friends"

Bu11etmagnet Re:More Fascism from Big Blue (116 comments)

Uh ? How many Iranian presidents are there ?

more than 5 years ago
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Piston-Powered Nuclear Fusion

Bu11etmagnet So, (147 comments)

It builds on work done during the 1980s by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, based on a concept called Linus

... does it run Linux ?

more than 5 years ago
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Emacs Hits Version 23

Bu11etmagnet Re:But that's exactly the strength of Emacs (367 comments)

* If you are a professional writer - i.e., if someone else is getting paid to worry about how your words are formatted and printed - Emacs outshines all other editing software in approximately the same way that the noonday sun does the stars. It is not just bigger and brighter; it simply makes everything else vanish.
                    # Neal Stephenson, In the Beginning ... was the Command Line

* I use Emacs, which might be thought of as a thermonuclear word processor.
                    # Neal Stephenson, In the Beginning ... was the Command Line

more than 5 years ago
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Where's Your Coding Happy Place?

Bu11etmagnet Re:Best place != Most pleasant (508 comments)

Want the best mood while coding? That's when you consider the balcony of a beach-front apartment, or a nice table with comfy chairs at a restaurant with a view for the afternoon.

Noooo! Not the comfy chair !

more than 5 years ago
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DTV Converters In Short Supply

Bu11etmagnet Re:DTV Shopping list (192 comments)

You are missing the most important step:
4. Profit !

more than 5 years ago

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