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How To End Online Harassment

CountBrass Re:I exited the discussion (834 comments)

And yet you keep responding.

Twice.

To that single message you claim to not be reading...

about two weeks ago
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How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

CountBrass Re:How big a fuss is it, really? (415 comments)

So I take it back to Apple and have them replace the battery.

Or I sell it to someone like you on eBay.

about a month ago
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How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

CountBrass Re:How big a fuss is it, really? (415 comments)

> Even with some self-winding watches, they require a funky gyroscope case on a nightstand to get and stay powered up.

Rubbish.

We need a purge on Slashdot to get rid of all the non-nerds and non-geeks who can't seem to string two coherent thoughts together before posting.

about a month ago
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How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

CountBrass Re:cell phones and notepads (415 comments)

Err no. Early mobile 'phones had poor battery life and were like bricks: I had one.

That didn't improve until the generation of 'phones that included the Nokia 2110. But those were not 'early mobile phones' by any stretch.

about a month ago
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How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

CountBrass Re:You're an idiot. (415 comments)

> I'm the idiot

That's the first correct thing you've posted.

about a month ago
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How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

CountBrass Re:How big a fuss is it, really? (415 comments)

A single cable and plug it into any USB charger, or even your computer.

You didn't actually think much before posting your comment.

about a month ago
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How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

CountBrass Re:How big a fuss is it, really? (415 comments)

> Anecdotes are, as usual, worthless I'm afraid.

That's a very unscientific comment.

His sample size is small but it's still valid, I'm afraid.

about a month ago
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Kickstarter Cancels Anonabox Funding Campaign

CountBrass Re:Hungry in Italics, Fuck Kickstarter (76 comments)

Not if the content of the traffic gives that away anyway.

And Tor concentrates all your traffic which makes some types of attack easier.

about a month ago
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Chimpanzee "Personhood" Is Back In Court

CountBrass Stop trolling and learn to use Google. (385 comments)

Slashdot isn't an academic discussion board where precision is required.

Stop being such an obvious troll; or at least try to troll with finesse.

about a month and a half ago
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Antarctic Ice Loss Big Enough To Cause Measurable Shift In Earth's Gravity

CountBrass A question for the 'climate change' fraudsters.. (232 comments)

What ever happened to the previous environmental scares used to try and drum up funding for your pseudo-science?

- We were told acid rain would destroy European forests. Hmm doesn't seem to have happened.

- We were told CFCs were destroying the ozone layer and causing wild animals to go blind. We banned CFCs and it has had no effect on the hole in the ozone layer and the claims of blindness have been proven to be lies.

- We were told that the Sahara desert was growing south: what actually happened was the area got greener!

Environmental scare stories, of which the impact of Climate Change is just the latest incarnation, has a long and dishonourable history of dishonesty.

about 2 months ago
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Why Apple Should Open-Source Swift -- But Won't

CountBrass Your post is a non-sequitur. (183 comments)

That Objective-C "came as a package" does not mean Apple "didn't adopt Objective-C".

Nor does your statement that "Objective-C is an attempt to graft SmallTalk style... blah blah blah"

about 2 months ago
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Why Apple Should Open-Source Swift -- But Won't

CountBrass Article shows fundamental lack of understanding (183 comments)

Agreed.

And I think Swift is rather disappointing.

Given the opportunity to make a clean sweep and introduce a modern language for OSX and iOS Apple decided to make one that is so fatally flawed in so many ways.

Type-casting -oh my lord type casting- is so astoundingly bad in Swift it really beggars belief that in the 21st century anyone could design something that bad!

about 2 months ago
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Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

CountBrass Re:CDC guilty of correlation == causation (291 comments)

A few thousand years is no time at all in evolutionary terms.

So I assume you're arguing that bread is something we haven't yet evolved to safely digest?

I agree: I'd go as far as to say that gluten intolerance and diabetes could be considered part of the evolutionary process, weeding out those of us who lack the genes to safely digest high carb, cereal based, diets.

about 2 months ago
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Stallman Does Slides -- and Brevity -- For TEDx

CountBrass Re:You're an idiot. (326 comments)

It is TEDx, shit for brains.

Try watching the video before you share your inane ramblings that would embarrass an amoeba: it's right on the splash screen at the start and the end.

Or perhaps you were too busy drooling to notice.

about 3 months ago
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Stallman Does Slides -- and Brevity -- For TEDx

CountBrass Re:Practical problems with a hard line stance (326 comments)

Have you been asleep for the last 2 years?

Cell 'phones can be, and are, used to track your location all the time they are on whether making a call or not. And not just by the NSA et al but by your 'phone company.

about 3 months ago
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Stallman Does Slides -- and Brevity -- For TEDx

CountBrass Re:Where to draw the line (326 comments)

What? Your post started off "okay but mistaken" and then just descended into self-conscious gibberish.

Stallman's principles and objectives have been consistent. Just because you don't agree with them is irrelevant, even if you try to discredit them attaching derogatory labels to them: if anything you're post was a prime example of being obtuse and you've clearly gone wrong.

about 3 months ago
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Stallman Does Slides -- and Brevity -- For TEDx

CountBrass Re:Where to draw the line (326 comments)

You're wrong.

Stallman's objectives have been the same since he established the FSF and he enumerates them as his 4 Freedoms.

The problem is that people, including you, fail to pick up that Free software is primarily about morality and ethics, not coding or technology.

about 3 months ago
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Stallman Does Slides -- and Brevity -- For TEDx

CountBrass Re:Where to draw the line (326 comments)

Stallman has always been very clear on these points.

The confusion rests solely in your head: *your* term "free open-source" is at the heart of it.

Watch his TEDx video, you know the thing your commenting on, and he explains it all very clearly.

about 3 months ago

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