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O2 Scraps Unlimited Data Usage For Smartphones

ResidntGeek Re:Define ISP (272 comments)

dont bullshit and evade the question. they are all selling their products from defined price ranges, and none of them is putting up a price war.

CHRIST, you're stupid.

Look. You say all the show companies are not competing on price? Your premise is that they're selling for non-optimal prices? That would mean they're leaving money on the table. So, FIX IT. Start a shoe company. Show them how cheaply they can sell their shoes. If you're correct that shoe companies could sell their sneakers for significantly less than what they sell them for now, you'll corner the market. You'll drive everyone out of business in less than a year. You'll be fabulously wealthy.

You know what'll actually happen? You'll end up working at Wal-Mart for the rest of your life to pay your debtors, and you'll have your entire lifetime to contemplate the fact that if it were so obvious that everyone was doing it wrong, someone would have already come in and mopped the floor with them. You can go home and read the paper, where it'll talk about how many investors there are in the world looking for a market niche to exploit. You can read about all the people graduating from business school each year, and how hard each of them is going to work to compete in some market somewhere, and you can reflect calmly on how much smarter they are than you.

more than 4 years ago
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Wisconsin DA Threatens Arrests Over Sex Ed

ResidntGeek Re:They're going to do it anyway. (703 comments)

However, if you teach kids how to use condoms, do you really think that less kids will attempt sex?

Absolutely. Have you ever had sex with a condom? I'd rather skip it most of the time.

more than 4 years ago
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The Dark Side of the Web

ResidntGeek Re:Pretty much ruined it for me (156 comments)

Jesus Christ. You are the weakest person I've heard of in months. Grow a spine.

more than 4 years ago
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Scalpers Earned $25M Gaming Online Ticket Sellers

ResidntGeek Re:Why is it illegal? (574 comments)

Do you know why we have money? Have you ever thought about its actual purpose?

Nobody is interested in helping you at the expense of those more wealthy than you. Why would they? The wealthy have more money than you. That's the POINT of money. Chasing money is not social parasitism, it's what makes the world go 'round. You want people to help you? Work your way up so you have more money and can pay them to help you.

more than 4 years ago
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Scalpers Earned $25M Gaming Online Ticket Sellers

ResidntGeek Re:Why is it illegal? (574 comments)

If they're HOLDING them, their business model is obviously being poorly implemented. The point is, you're claiming there's no way, even in theory, that scalpers help anyone, which is patently untrue.

more than 4 years ago
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Scalpers Earned $25M Gaming Online Ticket Sellers

ResidntGeek Re:Why is it illegal? (574 comments)

The scarcity comes from limited seats in the venue and a lot of people wanting to see the game. That's not artificial.

more than 4 years ago
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Scalpers Earned $25M Gaming Online Ticket Sellers

ResidntGeek Re:Why is it illegal? (574 comments)

Life isn't fair. In life, the people with more money get more of the things they want - that way, the people with the goods maximize their profit, and consumers work hard to get more money, and therefore contribute more to the world. That's much better than the "fairness" bullshit we feed the kids to keep the stupid ones behind.

more than 4 years ago
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Scalpers Earned $25M Gaming Online Ticket Sellers

ResidntGeek Re:Why is it illegal? (574 comments)

It's not really a point of view thing. This is how capitalism works. The price rises to the point where demand and supply are equal. That's how scarce goods are distributed. Want more scarce goods? Get more money. You can argue all you want about whether or not it should work that way, but history seems to say it works and the alternatives don't.

more than 4 years ago
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Scalpers Earned $25M Gaming Online Ticket Sellers

ResidntGeek Re:Why is it illegal? (574 comments)

Simple. They allowed people who can afford more to pay more for tickets, shutting out the people who were unwilling to pay the higher price. Those people willing to pay more would have otherwise been unable to demonstrate their higher commitment to seeing the game, and would have been shut out for arbitrary reasons instead.

more than 4 years ago
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Air Canada Ordered To Provide Nut-Free Zone

ResidntGeek Re:Shrimp free zone? (643 comments)

Why in the blue fuck were you using condoms on your honeymoon? That is so far beyond wrong I don't know where to start.

more than 4 years ago
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The Neuroscience of Screwing Up

ResidntGeek Re:Why most scientists and engineers screw up (190 comments)

Any chance you have a preliminary write-up, or even raw data I could read? Sounds exquisitely interesting. ResidntGeek@gmail.com if you can.

more than 4 years ago
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Best Way To Clear Your Name Online?

ResidntGeek Re:welleee (888 comments)

I simply have enough self-confidence that I don't require alcohol to cut loose and have a good time without worrying about what other people think about me.

It's up to you -- if you want to piss your cash away, I'm not going to even try and stop you.

THAT is what's prissy and self-righteous. Can you _really_ not see it?

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Facebook Masks Worse Privacy With New Interface

ResidntGeek Re:If you want privacy then don't use (446 comments)

That's the interesting thing about Web 2.0. Most computer-knowledgeable people would say the _Web_ is designed to make all data public, but the _Internet_ not necessarily so. But, Web 2.0 is (by one definition) using the Web as a platform, like the Internet was before Web 2.0. So who's to say the newcomers are wrong in using the Web like old people formerly used only the Internet? I think it's time to drop the idea that everything on the Web is public (banking already having been mentioned as a good example).

more than 4 years ago
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Google Apologizes For "Michelle Obama" Results

ResidntGeek Re:Bad move Google... (783 comments)

I tend to keep lots of slashdot threads open at once, for several days, going back repeatedly to keep reading the interesting ones. So I do sometimes respond to threads days after they're forgotten.

The problem is that there's _always_ a justification for taking away what someone else considers a basic right. Always. Pretending that what you consider a basic right is, or can be, an objective fact, is unhelpful to discourse because your opponents will say the same thing.

I'm sick of watching two groups of politicians and their supporters claim that their opponents are evil and want to suppress my rights, as though they're not doing the same thing.

more than 4 years ago

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ResidntGeek ResidntGeek writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Several times, I've been reading old slashdot stories and desperately wanted to take part in a discussion that ended months ago. I'm sort of curious if that happens to anyone else. So, if you want to respond to an archived post of mine, post it here and link to the comment.

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ResidntGeek ResidntGeek writes  |  more than 5 years ago Several times, I've been reading old slashdot stories and desperately wanted to take part in a discussion that ended months ago. I'm sort of curious if that happens to anyone else. So, if you want to respond to an archived post of mine, post it here and link to the comment.

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ResidntGeek ResidntGeek writes  |  more than 5 years ago Several times, I've been reading old slashdot stories and desperately wanted to take part in a discussion that ended months ago. I'm sort of curious if that happens to anyone else. So, if you want to respond to an archived post of mine, post it here and link to the comment.

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ResidntGeek ResidntGeek writes  |  more than 5 years ago Several times, I've been reading old slashdot stories and desperately wanted to take part in a discussion that ended months ago. I'm sort of curious if that happens to anyone else. So, if you want to respond to an archived post of mine, post it here and link to the comment.

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ResidntGeek ResidntGeek writes  |  more than 5 years ago Several times, I've been reading old slashdot stories and desperately wanted to take part in a discussion that ended months ago. I'm sort of curious if that happens to anyone else. So, if you want to respond to an archived post of mine, post it here and link to the comment.

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ResidntGeek ResidntGeek writes  |  more than 5 years ago Several times, I've been reading old slashdot stories and desperately wanted to take part in a discussion that ended months ago. I'm sort of curious if that happens to anyone else. So, if you want to respond to an archived post of mine, post it here and link to the comment.

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ResidntGeek ResidntGeek writes  |  more than 5 years ago Several times, I've been reading old slashdot stories and desperately wanted to take part in a discussion that ended months ago. I'm sort of curious if that happens to anyone else. So, if you want to respond to an archived post of mine, post it here and link to the comment.

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ResidntGeek ResidntGeek writes  |  more than 5 years ago Several times, I've been reading old slashdot stories and desperately wanted to take part in a discussion that ended months ago. I'm sort of curious if that happens to anyone else. So, if you want to respond to an archived post of mine, post it here and link to the comment.

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