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Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

PessimysticRaven So, how long before the suicides? (530 comments)

I, for one, will be curious how long it takes before there is a mass android-worker suicide where they leap off the buildings.

about 2 months ago
top Owner: 'I Could Be Arrested' For Resisting Surveillance Order

PessimysticRaven Re:Confused (255 comments)

Yes. As in USSR.

Oh, lookie, another Communism reference!

about a year ago

Ubuntu Closes Longstanding Bug #1

PessimysticRaven Re:Microsoft has a majority market share (267 comments)

An apple is red and a rose is red, then an apple must be a rose.

roses have thorns blackberries have thorns :. apples are blackberries

No, because Apples are bought. Few people actually buy a Blackberry.

about a year ago

How Not To Launch a Gadget

PessimysticRaven Re:Captain Obvious strikes again (160 comments)

If you can't manage that, at least bring scantily-clad women to the party... nobody expects them to answer questions about the device, and as a bonus, you'll get a lot of pictures of it.

Even in jest, can we not continue to perpetuate this as a good idea for tech expos. And people wonder why it's hard to get women interested in IT.

If it weren't for the fact that it works, it wouldn't be perpetuated.

Lowest common denominator love socially-acceptable bags of fat.

about a year and a half ago

Why Microsoft Killed the Windows Start Button

PessimysticRaven DAFAQ?! (857 comments)

For the love of all that is unholy... "People don't use the 'Start Button?'" and "People use keyboard shortcuts.."

When?! Where?! WHO are these mysterious users?

Ctrl + and "Fn + 1-12" are two of the best kept secrets in using a computer. Rare is the day when I encounter someone that knows how to do either of these.

more than 2 years ago

Brazil Retailer Using Facebook Likes On Its Clothing Hangers

PessimysticRaven Re:Get over it. (112 comments)

I would make multiple accounts JUST to score this +5 Funny/Insightful.

more than 2 years ago

Brazil Retailer Using Facebook Likes On Its Clothing Hangers

PessimysticRaven Get over it. (112 comments)

Shocker this, the Slashdot community hates anything to do with Social Media anyway. Why am I still surprised on the vitriol?

That said, I think this is an amusing idea. Sure, some people will buy according to like-counts, but I would HOPE that that would be a small percentage compared to those that buy by personal taste and fit. This is only the obvious next-step beyond typical advertising.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to see a man on Craigslist about buying a bridge.

more than 2 years ago

NY Times: 'FBI Foils Its Own Terrorist Plots'

PessimysticRaven Re:It's not Entrapment. (573 comments)

... The same example that the FBI and other governmental organizations have been giving out since their inception?

more than 2 years ago

Proof-of-Concept Android Trojan Uses Motion Sensors To Steal Passwords

PessimysticRaven Re:Franklin said it best. (105 comments)

Those who would give up essential usability to purchase a little temporary security, deserve neither usability nor security.

Yes... But he said liberty, not usability.

more than 2 years ago

In Nothing We Trust

PessimysticRaven Re:The best/worst things about the US government (910 comments)

I can't argue with this. More and more, people are now feeling the backlash of spending too much, expecting too much and doing too little to make it happen.

My condolences are out to the people that have fallen on hard times. That said, money is rather easy to come by, and people are always willing to shovel tasks off on someone willing to do them for a price, no matter how menial. In fact, doing something is better than lying around bemoaning about having "nothing to do." And, assuming it's not against someone's ethical code or harms anyone else, I don't see the problem in doing it.

They call that "work ethic."

more than 2 years ago

The Artificial Life of the App Store

PessimysticRaven Re:Perhaps they can... (106 comments)

That sort of translation technology doesn't exist, as of yet.

more than 2 years ago

How To Buy Cheap Gucci Sunglasses From Online Shop ?

PessimysticRaven Pathetic. (1 comments)

Scum. At least HIDE the spam.

more than 2 years ago

7 year old teased by parents for wanting to donate $$$ instead of getting gifts

PessimysticRaven Title? Fact Checking? (1 comments)

Uhh... Misleading Title, as it implies that HER parents did the teasing.

Beyond that, good to hear that SOMEHOW this one slipped through the cracks and has a conscience.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Patent Hints At Search Results Tailored To User's Mood, Intelligence

PessimysticRaven Great. (146 comments)

So, does that mean when I look at my Facebook Friends List, I'll start getting popups for Proazc, Paxil and Xanax?

more than 2 years ago

CIOs Dismissed As Techies Without Business Savvy By CEOs

PessimysticRaven Works both ways, I think. (269 comments)

That's okay. Most CEO's should generally be dismissed as people with no leadership abilities, intelligence, morals, scruples or logic.

Hence, "businessmen" as opposed to "Human."

about 2 years ago

Facebook Says It Has 'No Intention' To Abuse CISPA

PessimysticRaven Re:Because, Lord knows... (103 comments)

Facebook isn't concerned, since they know that people are addicted. Even if there ARE other games in town, none of them have the reach and grip that FB has on social culture. Count up how many websites are using a FB login as THEIR services login.

more than 2 years ago

Audi Gives Silent Electric Car Synthetic Sound

PessimysticRaven Re:How cool? not very (402 comments)

Which is STILL a pathetic "industry," since anyone with mp3's and a copy of iTunes (or other music software) can make snippets of music.

more than 2 years ago

Audi Gives Silent Electric Car Synthetic Sound

PessimysticRaven Re:I take it (402 comments)

...Which blind folks can't see.
Hence, blind.

more than 2 years ago

Audi Gives Silent Electric Car Synthetic Sound

PessimysticRaven Re:How cool. (402 comments)

...Rickrolling while revving at a redlight occurs.

more than 2 years ago

Audi Gives Silent Electric Car Synthetic Sound

PessimysticRaven Re:How cool. (402 comments)

I see a huge modding community on the horizon...
It's all fun and game until

more than 2 years ago


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