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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

SocietyoftheFist No (650 comments)

It is their product, they've given plenty of notice. It is the fault of those still using the unsupported product if they have an issue related to its fitness for use.

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

SocietyoftheFist Re:This is unacceptable (1746 comments)

How about you? You willing to hold yourself up to the standards you hold for others?

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

SocietyoftheFist Re:This is unacceptable (1746 comments)

The one espousing the view often can't. You think it is fine to quantify and qualify things as you see fit and use those metrics to define what is right and wrong. Would you lose your job if your private actions where made public? Do you think people should be forced to publicly declare what they support even thought we submit private ballots? Are you willing to let your life be stripped bare in public and take the resulting actions?

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

SocietyoftheFist Re:This is unacceptable (1746 comments)

So in affect the behavior is OK if it isn't public? He's the same guy running Mozilla if his donation isn't public. Would you lose your job if some of your private behavior was public? Are you lying to your employer by the lie of omission?

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

SocietyoftheFist Re:This is unacceptable (1746 comments)

You really think he just resigned of his own volition?

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

SocietyoftheFist Re:This is unacceptable (1746 comments)

You're espousing fascist views.

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

SocietyoftheFist Re:I think this is bullshit (1746 comments)

Those fighting for "rights" often overlook the right of others to their rights. Maybe he shouldn't have to have his donations published in the first place. Why can't I have a right to privacy about what I support and belief in. I disagree with Eich's position but he has a right to believe it. I'd suggest a more rational tact is to work at showing society in general that bigotry in any form is bad.

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

SocietyoftheFist Re:I think this is bullshit (1746 comments)

You think that this is the best way for the issue to be handled? I don't agree with the man but I don't like the tactics and don't believe he should have lost his job over it. Are you without "sin".

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

SocietyoftheFist Re:This is unacceptable (1746 comments)

This is the same, it is a group of people, McCarthy didn't act alone, going after those that disagree with them. You're attempts at portraying this as different fall flat. I don't agree with the man but I don't find the bullying, and that is what it is, tasteful. You will have to interact with those in life that you don't agree with, that is just the truth.

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

SocietyoftheFist Re:This is unacceptable (1746 comments)

I don't agree with his position, but I don't think he should lose his job over it. It is ridiculous to me. There is plenty I disagree with in the world but McCarthy like tactics aren't acceptable to me.

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

SocietyoftheFist Re:This is unacceptable (1746 comments)

Is it only bad because he is CEO? Can the mailroom kid hate anybody he wants publicly without regard to worrying about losing his job?

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

SocietyoftheFist Re:This is unacceptable (1746 comments)

So if we all put our truths out there, what then? I can guarantee I've had life experiences that some would fine abhorrent, am I only keeping my job through the lie of ommission?

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

SocietyoftheFist This is unacceptable (1746 comments)

I feel bad for him, it is only because of his public position that this is an issue. If you dig deep enough, none of us should keep our jobs.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Fix Bugs They Cause On Their Own Time?

SocietyoftheFist The Builder is working for himself presumably (716 comments)

If he is the amount he is charging doesn't change, he just ends up earning less per hour. If the builder is an hourly employee he will be getting paid hourly but the company he works for will make less money or even lose money. You are an employee, you receive an hourly wage or a salary for your efforts. If the company finds your efforts lacking they can fire you.

about 2 months ago
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FSF's Richard Stallman Calls LLVM a 'Terrible Setback'

SocietyoftheFist Re:You're not helping, RMS (1098 comments)

RMS is a fascist really. If the guy had to make a living he'd see different. He may be unpaid but we all can't live in our offices at MIT. His position gives him the ability to live how he lives, it wouldn't work for most.

about 3 months ago
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How Can Nintendo Recover?

SocietyoftheFist Re:Market is Apple/Google's, but N has an advantag (559 comments)

You missed my point about the big screen too? The Wii's biggest issue is computing and graphics power. Everybody I know that owns a Wii just wishes that Nintendo had released an update with a faster processor and better graphics. I knew Nintendo made a mistake the first time I saw the Wii U. They are know at the point were they need to start targeting other platforms to survive as the result of their shortsightedness.

about 3 months ago

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MS Works demo uses Mac for establishing shot

SocietyoftheFist SocietyoftheFist writes  |  about 4 years ago

SocietyoftheFist (316444) writes "Apparently Microsoft Works is available for the Mac if you believe the stock photo used in the demo for Works. Watch the demo and about 10 seconds in you will see an old PowerBook in use on the desktop. Due to screen glare you can't tell if OS 9 or OS X is running on it."
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DMCA charges for soliciting to hack Dish Network

SocietyoftheFist SocietyoftheFist writes  |  more than 4 years ago

SocietyoftheFist (316444) writes "A California man and a couple of Florida men are charged with numerous crimes including violation of the DMCA over attempting to defeat the new Dish Network encryption."
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Basic Cable and HDTV

SocietyoftheFist SocietyoftheFist writes  |  more than 4 years ago

SocietyoftheFist (316444) writes "As we all know, except for those that don't watch TV and those that live under rocks, analog OTA transmissions will cease early next year. Currently most municipalities require the cable companies carry all the free OTA analog content as part of their basic packages. This requirement of course allows those that live in areas with poor local reception to get the locally broadcast channels clearly. My question for the TV hackers in the Slashdot crowd is this, coming next February will the cable companies be required to carry the OTA DTV/HDTV local channels? I know they are required to continue sending Analog signals for the next several years. I ask because although I find most of TV useless, I don't want to be completely without it. Frankly the local analog and DTV reception in my areas sucks and I do have an HDTV that I would want to use for more than displaying DVDs and SD TV. Frankly it seems to me that all Cable companies should be allowed to go all digital in February as well. Rent a digital converter or else buy a digital to analog converter box and go to over the air if you don't want to rent/buy a converter box from you cable company. For those that are more in the know, why haven't the cable companies pushed harder to move basic customers to converter boxes?"

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