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Windows: Not Doomed Yet

DL117 Re:How relevant is the PC, still? (737 comments)

I'll do all my gaming on my PC. I listen to music on my PC. I watch TV and movies on my PC. My friends do the same. I'm 19. The PC isn't dead in anyone's eyes but those of marketers who want to sell to cheap to build tablets for the price of a fully functional PC.

about a year ago
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Windows 8.1 May Restore Boot-To-Desktop, Start Button

DL117 If true, I'll buy windows 8. (628 comments)

If this is true, I'll buy Windows 8. Also, if MS PR reads the comments, I'm 19, and I like having a PC.

about a year ago
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Schneier: The Internet Is a Surveillance State

DL117 What's my name? (333 comments)

If the internet is a surveillance state, please reply to this post with my full real name, and all aliases.

about a year ago
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Summer Programming Courses Before Heading Off To College?

DL117 Land! (183 comments)

You sound like a helicopter parent. You should back off your kid, and LAND.

about a year and a half ago
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China's Controversial Brain Surgery To Cure Drug Addiction

DL117 Re:21st Century Lobotomies (385 comments)

Which drug are you referring to here? The SSRIs, which increase feelings of well being and lower inhibitions, without impacting cognition? The benzodiazepines, which are short acting and are a mild sedative without long term effects? Those are the most commonly prescribed psychoactive drugs, and comparing them to lobotomies is like comparing a piece of apple pie to a chunk of rat poison.

If you're thinking of anti-psychotics, those are quite over prescribed, but you'd be overdramatazing the point in a Godwin-like manner.

about a year and a half ago
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30 Days Is Too Long: Animated Rant About Windows 8

DL117 It's about the walled garden (1110 comments)

At first, I hated Windows 8 because of the "fuck desktops, you're gonna use a tablet!" interface. Now I hate it for a much bigger reason.

Metro Apps, which Microsoft refers to as "modern" and intends to replace desktop apps, are only available through Microsoft's walled Windows Store. This could put an end to, and Microsoft intends it to put an end to, both free and Free software. It's an anti-consumer powergrab.

about a year and a half ago
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Is Intel Planning To Kill Enthusiast PCs?

DL117 Jump! Jump! Jump! (1009 comments)

To quite a dramatic conclusion.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Become Informed In Judicial Elections?

DL117 Re:Complain to the Bar (153 comments)

Um, no. Unless you're question is privileged(asking for confidential information about their clients "Did Joe Smith tell you if he robbed the bank?"), they aren't prohibited from answering it. Also, there is no "the Bar", each state has it's own bar association, and it does not necessarily certify lawyers. In some states this is done by the supreme court.

So, not true.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Become Informed In Judicial Elections?

DL117 Re:Ask a lawyer (153 comments)

This. Lawyers are the ones who interact with judges, and who understand these issues, Ask a lawyer or look on a bar associations website.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Become Informed In Judicial Elections?

DL117 Re:Complain to the Bar (153 comments)

Preventing who can't vote(felons, non-citizens, young people under 18) from assisting campaigns is not only a terrible idea, but blatantly unconstitutional. It would be struck down at the drop of a hat.

about a year and a half ago
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Surfcast Sues Microsoft Over Tile Patent

DL117 Re:Patent trolls suck but.... (255 comments)

Why the fuck was this modded troll? It's an honest opinion, and I truly suspect that MS has modpoints.

about a year and a half ago
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Surfcast Sues Microsoft Over Tile Patent

DL117 Re:Patent trolls suck but.... (255 comments)

It's schadenfreude....if it makes Windows 8 harder to sell, then MS makes less money on it and might not force this bullshit on us all.

about a year and a half ago
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Surfcast Sues Microsoft Over Tile Patent

DL117 Re:Patent trolls suck but.... (255 comments)

Who cares about bloat? Win 8 is a scheme against open computing, against consumer choice. It has a goddamn app store, for fucks sake.

about a year and a half ago
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Surfcast Sues Microsoft Over Tile Patent

DL117 Patent trolls suck but.... (255 comments)

I'm in favor of anything that harms Windows 8.

about a year and a half ago
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Judge Rules Defense Can Use Trayvon Martin Tweets

DL117 Miranda? (848 comments)

Miranda has nothing to do with this, it guarantees the rights of the defendant/accused, not the victim, and that's how it should be.

about 2 years ago

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