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Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

Patent Lover Re:Plumber (504 comments)

I'm pretty sure Windows 8 was not based on logic ;)

5 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

Patent Lover Re:Plumber (504 comments)

Unfortunately computers are not replacing lawyers. It's hard to program a machine based on logic to produce complete bullshit.

about a week ago

TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

Patent Lover Re:Christmas is coming early this year (702 comments)

Nope. The TSA are not police. They cannot arrest you, they cannot investigate anybody, they cannot seek a warrant, and they cannot carry guns. They are somewhat glorified security guards that happen to work at airports.

about two weeks ago

Can the NSA Really Track You Through Power Lines?

Patent Lover Re:Interessting in any case (109 comments)

Man that would produce the best sleep ever.

about three weeks ago

Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

Patent Lover Re:One switch to rule them all? (681 comments)

Or just switch to Open Office or other derivatives. Like all of those that hated ribbons did nearly a decade ago

Some of us don't have that option at work you insensitive clod!

about three weeks ago

Eric Schmidt and Entourage Pay a Call On Cuba

Patent Lover Re:Good luck with that ... (190 comments)

No, they go to jail for being black in a black neighborhood. When was the last time you were stopped and frisked while walking down the street?

about three weeks ago

Eric Schmidt and Entourage Pay a Call On Cuba

Patent Lover Re:Not quite (190 comments)

Actually, you can't legally spend U.S. dollars. If you change your money for a foreign currency before you get there you're legally ok. You might get harassed anyways, of course.

about three weeks ago

NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks

Patent Lover Re:Let them drink! (532 comments)

True. I should have said free or subsidized health care.

We already have that at emergency rooms all over the country.

about three weeks ago

Astronomers Discover Earth-Sized Diamond

Patent Lover In other news... (112 comments)

De Beers to launch deep space rocket. Estimated cost? Two months salary.

about a month ago

Supreme Court Rules Cell Phones Can't Be Searched Without a Warrant

Patent Lover Re:What about... (249 comments)

They TSA cannot detain you. They are not a law enforcement agency. They can call the cops but that is all. They do piss on the 4th amendment every second of the day, however.

about a month ago

The Security Industry Is Failing Miserably At Fixing Underlying Dangers

Patent Lover Re:What's the solution? (205 comments)

Can we please just stick to car analogies?

about a month ago

Why United States Patent Reform Has Stalled

Patent Lover Re:Politics (139 comments)

The right wing thinks NPR is left wing radio. I agree that Air America is terrible.

about a month ago

Theater Chain Bans Google Glass

Patent Lover Right... (376 comments)

Yes, can't have people pirating 20 year old movies. (If you've been to a draft house you know what I mean).

about a month and a half ago


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