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Chinese Couple Sells Children To Support Online Game Addiction

Mister Transistor Re:Oblig. Monty Python (131 comments)

I just wish it had happened to YOU when you were born. Then I wouldn't have to deal with trolls like you. That's right, trolls. You dried-up-cunt type PC thugs are making it impossible for anyone to have a conversation of any kind without "offiending" someone like you in some way, thin-skinned douchebags that think the world should stop every time you sneeze. If you had your way, humor would be outlawed and/or impossible because it would always offend someone somehow. You PC assholes love to try and make people walk on eggshells, ready to cry foul as soon as someone missteps.

As I said, there is a LOT in the world that is wrong right now, even *gasp* things more important than YOU and your easily-offended sensibilities. Not some stupid gaming shit, perhaps that is the peak of your world worries. Is it bad, yes, of course, no fucking kidding, that's not the issue. We have a LOT worse to deal with. Real, important shit, like we are about to have a new old war in the Middle East, the USA govt is rampant and unhinged, Russia possibly even more so. I could go on, but it's enough to say that people are dying in real, large numbers and not just two unlucky infants in a pool of millions.

Just stay away from Slashdot entirely. If my humorous post so deeply disturbed your shit then some of the trolls here that are really trying ought to give you a sheer heart attack. And maybe, that would be a good thing. Good riddance to the likes of you. You make the world a worse place by your heavy-handed and misguided efforts to tilt the world view in your direction and to make sure that no one has ANY FUN AT ALL, WHATSOEVER.

I hope my diatribe lived up to your wildest dreams, sweetie.

about two weeks ago
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Chinese Couple Sells Children To Support Online Game Addiction

Mister Transistor Re:Oblig. Monty Python (131 comments)

"Won't somebody think of the children!!" Cry me a river, then piss off. We all have plenty of much more serious stuff to fret over than a couple of losers that made a bad decision. The sheer stupidity and rarity of the action makes it ludicrous enough to be surreal - it makes a joke of itself.

Lighten up, Francis.

about two weeks ago
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Chinese Couple Sells Children To Support Online Game Addiction

Mister Transistor Oblig. Monty Python (131 comments)

Well, that's it, we're broke. It's science experiments for the lot of you!

about two weeks ago
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FTC Files Suit Against Amazon For In-App Purchases

Mister Transistor Re:Where is section 5? (47 comments)

+1 Virtual Mod Point (out today, sorry!), Funny.

about three weeks ago
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Judge Shoots Down "Bitcoin Isn't Money" Argument In Silk Road Trial

Mister Transistor Re:Moron Judge (135 comments)

You're talking about Acid, right?

People exchange that for goods and services all the time, and it's always valuable!

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Kills Off MapPoint and Streets and Trips In Favor of Bing Maps

Mister Transistor Re:One might say (174 comments)

I know every time I use my Verizon phone, I feel knocked over and winded, but the word you wanted was "tattlers".

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Kills Off MapPoint and Streets and Trips In Favor of Bing Maps

Mister Transistor Re:Problem with proprietary 'free' offerings (174 comments)

STOP THINKING of new ways for them to cram ads down our throats! Please. You want to give them ideas?!?

about three weeks ago
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New Snowden Leak: of 160000 Intercepted Messages, Only 10% From Official Targets

Mister Transistor Re:What's worse? (201 comments)

Plus the trolls are plentiful enough they don't need to PAY them to find a dissenting opinion!

about three weeks ago
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On 4th of July:

Mister Transistor Re:That's How I Know I Got Old (340 comments)

Nice! That's pretty close to the view I had, about the same distance away, too. I wish my adventure wasn't before the days when everyone had a camera-phone on them, or I would have gotten some nice shots at the time as well. :(

about three weeks ago
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On 4th of July:

Mister Transistor Re:That's How I Know I Got Old (340 comments)

There is one place better than on the ground. In the air, at about 1000 feet or so! I was lucky enough to get a reservation at the John Hancock tower restaurant on the 95th floor some years back.

This was in Chicago on July 3rd (when Chicago sets theirs off) and they are sent up from the water on barges just off the shoreline at Grant Park, near Navy Pier. They go up 600-800 feet to detonate typically, so you are nearly on eye-level or slightly above with the explosions! They are only a few blocks away so they are really BIG! Unfortunately, the windows are so thick on the big buildings, there is little to no sound to go with them, but they do pipe in the simulcast music of the CSO playing the 1812 Overture in sync.

THAT was the best way I ever saw fireworks!

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where's the Most Unusual Place You've Written a Program From?

Mister Transistor Next Door to the Freak Show (310 comments)

Balancing a Compaq luggable and an MCS-8051 full in-circuit emulator on top of a cigarette machine in the vestibule of a restaurant next to a Methadone clinic in Brooklyn, New York. I was writing answer-detection and rate tables for a pay telephone for which I developed the hardware and firmware. After getting things right, I burned an EPROM on-site and it was good to go. This was back in about 1986 or so...

about 2 months ago
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FCC Website Hobbled By Comment Trolls Incited By Comedian John Oliver

Mister Transistor Re:Just goes to show (144 comments)

Ah, I remember my 8th birthday, too...

about 2 months ago
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Declining LG's New Ad-friendly Privacy Policy Removes Features From Smart TVs

Mister Transistor Re:Accept no computer you don't control (221 comments)

Apparently, then things have changed a bit since I tried them, mine was a Roku 2, and admittedly it was a while ago. However my experience with them was sufficient to sour me on them permanently. Mine would play via USB, but not through the LAN to my storage servers without a paid app to do it. I still don't like the idea of embedding my credit card info into yet another device and/or company, though.

Thanks for the update!

about 2 months ago
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Declining LG's New Ad-friendly Privacy Policy Removes Features From Smart TVs

Mister Transistor Re:Accept no computer you don't control (221 comments)

Why, did you get one of those piece of shit ROKU boxes? I had one, for exactly one day. Turns out the piece of shit was directly engineered to separate me from my cash. The first thing it wanted was a fucking credit card so they could start happily billing me even more for the device I just paid $100 for. The final straw was after digging through it and all the stupid "apps" for it you have to buy, I finally figured out the only way it would play my LOCAL MEDIA that I specifically purchased it for was to BUY A FUCKING APP to do it for $4-5 bucks. That did it.

The POS went back the next day flat, and I bought a WD-TV Live box instead. It did everything I ever wanted it to do, and it supports LOTS more a/v file formats, way more than the ROKU did. It will play .ISO DVD images directly, and understands .AVI, .MPG, .MP4, .MKV and whole host of other formats. The WD-TV Live was one of the best purchases I have made in the last few years. ROKU sucks donkey balls. Maybe they fixed this in later software upgrades, but somehow I doubt it, as I said it seemed engineered to drain my wallet, primarily...

about 2 months ago
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Declining LG's New Ad-friendly Privacy Policy Removes Features From Smart TVs

Mister Transistor Re:Summary... (221 comments)

Probably because a LOT of people are full of outrage, lately. There's a lot of bullshit going on that average individuals feel that they have absolutely no control over, and it's true. They are outraged for a good reason. Unfortunately, internet outrage is like pissing in the wind, it's not very effective and can get messy very quickly.

about 2 months ago
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Police Departments Using Car Tracking Database Sworn To Secrecy

Mister Transistor Re:Same exact issue with "stingray" cell intercept (202 comments)

You are correct. Even the Police aren't allowed to use cellular transmitters or jammers by law, they are not licensed to legally transmit on those frequencies, and they are not legally allowed to intercept telephone conversations without a warrant. Not even for "the children".

Only the DOD (military) in the US can legally use such technology, but that isn't stopping the cops from doing whatever they want, including violating the US criminal code and defying the FCC. So naturally, they want to keep it on the down-low...

about 3 months ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

Mister Transistor Re:Over 18 (632 comments)

Yes. Last year's tax preparation expenses is a deduction, if you are itemizing. If you take the standard deduction, then it's irrelevant.

about 3 months ago
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I prefer my peppers ...

Mister Transistor Re:for the pepper masochist... (285 comments)

SCO are a measurement of degrees of patent trolling. "That bullshit Linux case was well over a million SCO units!"

The unit you want is SHU.

about 4 months ago
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Harsh Wireless Conditions? Send In the Drone Hot Spot

Mister Transistor What's the Name? (20 comments)

Will this be called F-WAD?

about 4 months ago

Submissions

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Demonoid Down - And Out?

Mister Transistor Mister Transistor writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Mister Transistor (259842) writes "The popular Canadian torrent tracker site, demonoid.com is down. There is just a terse message apologizing, and stating the CRIA contacted their ISP and "it is not possible to keep the site online". No indication was given whether this is a permanent condition, or if they will seek an alternate ISP to host the site. So much for "private" trackers... They will be missed!"

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At Last! - A First Post!!

Mister Transistor Mister Transistor writes  |  more than 11 years ago

What the heck is this for, anyway? Me talking to myself?!?
Hmm... Note to self: Don't talk to yourself.

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