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Facebook Buying Oculus VR For $2 Billion

OhANameWhatName Re:Grab the popcorn! (535 comments)

not planning on buying it ever, and I'm not the only one

Which begs the question .. when a corporation buys a website or other form of community commodity, what are they really buying?

For example, if a large publishing company were to purchase the pre-eminent tech news website on the internet then pissed off the users so badly that they all left for other websites, what have they accomplished?

about 6 months ago
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Facebook Buying Oculus VR For $2 Billion

OhANameWhatName Re:Strategic move to compete (535 comments)

2 billion seems like a lot of money

Just spit-balling here, but you're not a stupid self serving chronically inefficient disrespectful and disreputable multi national corporation are you?

about 6 months ago
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Facebook Buying Oculus VR For $2 Billion

OhANameWhatName Re: Farmville! (535 comments)

I thought the true purpose of the internet was porn.

You see? Mark really does know what he's doing.

about 6 months ago
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Mazda Says Its Upcoming Gas-Powered Cars Will Emit Less CO2 Than Electric Cars

OhANameWhatName SkyActiv? What marketeer came up with that? (330 comments)

Awesome! Efficient gas powered cars. Another constructive argument to continue fracking.

about 6 months ago
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Microsoft Ships Surface Pro 2 Tablets With Wrong, Slower Processor

OhANameWhatName Terrible news.. (147 comments)

Microsoft Ships Surface Pro 2 Tablets With Wrong, Slower Processor

Tablets? They sold 2 of them?

about 6 months ago
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Researchers Find Problems With Rules of Bitcoin

OhANameWhatName Bitcoin again? come on. (301 comments)

encourage behavior that could destabilize the currency

Isn't that the whole point? It's a gameable currency that can be easily stolen and is untraceable. It will NEVER be stable.

about 6 months ago
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Ubuntu Phone Isn't Important Enough To Demand an Open Source Baseband

OhANameWhatName Canonical is the past not the future (137 comments)

Canonical (with Ubuntu) just doesn't have that clout yet

They won't ever, they've got no idea what they're doing.

If (some may say 'when') Ubuntu gains a critical amount of market share

when? Who writes this drivel? "Hey guys, I know I'm 8 YEARS hate to the party and the whole market is overflowing with MASSIVE players, but it's just a matter of time before we gain critical market share!". when? never.

about 6 months ago
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Windows Replacement? ReactOS 0.3.16 Gets Themes, CSRSS Rewrite, and More

OhANameWhatName Re:One day.... (179 comments)

will work with my existing hardware and software as seamlessly as it presently does with Windows

Harsh..

about 7 months ago
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Online, You're Being Watched At All Times; Act Accordingly.

OhANameWhatName Re:Don't miss the point of this please. (299 comments)

those with access to the NSA cloud can decide who is in and who is out in terms of eligibility for admission to the public sphere

Welcome to reality, please take your voting ballot and move to the second door on the right.

about 7 months ago
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Eclipse Foundation Celebrates 10 Years

OhANameWhatName Re:10 years... (155 comments)

lol

about 7 months ago
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Eclipse Foundation Celebrates 10 Years

OhANameWhatName Re:Java (155 comments)

And for months I've been flush in mod points with nothing to use them on :(

about 7 months ago
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Windows 8.1 Passes Windows Vista In Market Share

OhANameWhatName Re:And in other news... (249 comments)

Yet people keep coming back for more.

about 7 months ago
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Windows 8.1 Passes Windows Vista In Market Share

OhANameWhatName Re:LOL (249 comments)

We're in a rather interesting era for software

That's a first.

about 7 months ago
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Super Bowl Ads: Worth the Price Or Waste of Time?

OhANameWhatName FTFY (347 comments)

Super Bowl: Worth the Price Or Waste of Time?
"stuff that matters"? Whether some multi-bazzilion dollar oligopolist run corporation wastes 4 million or not advertising during a football game?

about 7 months ago
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New 3D Printer Can Print With Carbon Fiber

OhANameWhatName Re:Total gamechanger (141 comments)

Jesus Fucking Christ! SOMEBODY, OH SOMEBODY just had to bring guns into this didn't they?

I believe you might have mis-identified me. Just for the record, this isn't Jesus.

about 8 months ago
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New 3D Printer Can Print With Carbon Fiber

OhANameWhatName Total gamechanger (141 comments)

Carbon fibre 3d printer + printable firearms = victory

Pre-packaged unprinted mai order firearms, plug into the point and push the big green with the label "Begin Revolution".

about 8 months ago
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Linus Torvalds: Any CLA Is Fundamentally Broken

OhANameWhatName Re:Co-operation and Trust (279 comments)

Good luck with changing the whole world jsut so they agree with reality.

FTFY.

And thankyou for the good wishes, it's my most fervent hope is that objective reality becomes the pervasive mindset of all of human kind. As you've pointed out, it's completely unrealistic to expect people to change and the easiest route would be to accept the delusion of general consensus as unchangeable. Unfortunately, I'm an idealist.

about 8 months ago
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Linus Torvalds: Any CLA Is Fundamentally Broken

OhANameWhatName Re:Co-operation and Trust (279 comments)

Here in the normal world its common for people to put there dollar values on things (subjectively), even if that value is not real

"It's common therefore it's right, even if it's not real" .. I like my red pill. It encourages critical thinking.

Ignoring reality in preference of a state of cognative dissonance is the acceptance of delusion. You're deluded, good luck with that.

about 8 months ago
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Linus Torvalds: Any CLA Is Fundamentally Broken

OhANameWhatName Re:Co-operation and Trust (279 comments)

There are tens of billions of dollars worth of Libre code out there

It's only worth money if somebody is capitalizing it. Assigning any dollar value to 'Libre code' is dissonant. It's free, ergo .. it's not worth any amount of dollars.

That doesn't mean it doesn't have value. It just means that the value isn't a dollar value.

about 8 months ago
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Linus Torvalds: Any CLA Is Fundamentally Broken

OhANameWhatName Re:Spell it out the first time (279 comments)

Yes; but back then it was because they were amateurs, doing this for a hobby.

yeah.. money ruins everything.

about 8 months ago

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