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Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

TechyImmigrant Re:The French are the world's Standards Board (367 comments)

>So please tell me how I refer to the colour of your skin or your race in general. Whatever has been said in history as managed to offend someone.
What offended the black British people in the room was being told they were American.

I now live in the US and I see many American are scared of their own language and overload additional semantics to words which makes their use of language twisted, over complicated and prone to (often deliberate) misinterpretation.

 

12 hours ago
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Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

TechyImmigrant Re:The French are the world's Standards Board (367 comments)

He succeeded in offending the two black people I was standing next to that I worked with at the time, who were both British.

From then on we had an early taste of the idiocy of the CEO and later on he did many other things to confirm our initial opinion.

12 hours ago
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Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

TechyImmigrant Re:The French are the world's Standards Board (367 comments)

When I was working in the UK at a wireless product design company, the American CEO of the American corporation that just purchased the company flew in to talk to us. We were all gathered in a big room. In his rambling talk, he referred to all the black people in the room as 'African Americans'.

Stupidity is not reserved for one nation alone.

2 days ago
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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

TechyImmigrant Re:Duh (227 comments)

My gaming/photoshop machine has an Ivy Bridge i7, 32Gig and a video card that was current and expensive from Nvidia at the time.

I perceive no problems with it running any games. I might get higher framerates or something if I upgraded, but I'm not sure how it would improve my enjoyment of the games any.

If they added a feature to the video card to stop family members interrupting me when I'm playing multiplayer, I'd be upgrading right away.

about a week ago
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

TechyImmigrant Re:Facile nonsense (437 comments)

>take agency.

I presume this is one of those words that means something other than what it appears to mean. I don't own an agency and I don't fear it being taken away from me. Agency in the sense of 'capacity to act' is hopelessly non specific for what ever the hell is is you were referring to.

about a week ago
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Interviews: Ask Malcolm Gladwell a Question

TechyImmigrant are all New York Times best sellers (108 comments)

>are all New York Times best sellers

Can we have information on what books are best sellers without the result being interfered with by a crappy newspaper?

about a week ago
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Fascinating Rosetta Image Captures Philae's Comet Bounce

TechyImmigrant Re:"...moving east." (69 comments)

It was? Oh well, I blew it.

about a week ago
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Group Tries To Open Source Seeds

TechyImmigrant Re:Story I heard as a kid (100 comments)

>I bet they would dispute your opinion of corn subsidies...

I suspect they would prefer to not be poor over having to eat unhealthy cheap meat from unhealthy cows fed an unhealthy cow-diet.

about a week ago
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Military Laser/Radio Tech Proposed As Alternative To Laying Costly Fiber Cable

TechyImmigrant Re:Imminent Domain (150 comments)

Is the domain about the happen any time now?

Check your own grammar before pointing out somebody else's mistake. ;-)

I left that as a little gift to the next grammar Nazi.

about a week ago
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Fascinating Rosetta Image Captures Philae's Comet Bounce

TechyImmigrant Re:"...moving east." (69 comments)

East. Now in space.

It has always been in space, it is the rotational direction where the sun rises.

I thought the sun stayed more or less in the same place.

about a week ago
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Group Tries To Open Source Seeds

TechyImmigrant Re:Story I heard as a kid (100 comments)

>I'm glad you're wealthy enough that you can get prissy about what the thing you're eating

It's nothing to do with wealth. It's to do with what cows evolved to eat.
They eat grass in countries of all wealth levels. It's only places with bizarre corn subsidies that their primary food is corn.

>But that's not really relevent since grass fed herds were slaughtered as well.
And I ate some of them. Win-win, except for the cow.

about a week ago
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Military Laser/Radio Tech Proposed As Alternative To Laying Costly Fiber Cable

TechyImmigrant Re:Imminent Domain (150 comments)

I can do punctuation too. You're welcome.

about a week ago
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Group Tries To Open Source Seeds

TechyImmigrant Re:Eventually, it's all open source (100 comments)

Patents have a limited span, no? When the patent runs out, it's anybody's game. So, what's the problem?

Pedants have a limited life span too.

about a week ago
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Group Tries To Open Source Seeds

TechyImmigrant Re:Story I heard as a kid (100 comments)

>no one wanted beef cattle because the price was so low.

Many of us don't want beef that was fed on corn anyway.

about a week ago
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Apple Disables Trim Support On 3rd Party SSDs In OS X

TechyImmigrant Re:Why? (327 comments)

I didn't say "In everyone else's experience". I said "In my experience". I didn't buy a 2011 MBP.

about a week ago
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Military Laser/Radio Tech Proposed As Alternative To Laying Costly Fiber Cable

TechyImmigrant Imminent Domain (150 comments)

Most property already has utility easements unless they're very rural, even then it's simple enough to seize with Imminent Domain for "the greater good"

Is the domain about the happen any time now?

about a week ago
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Leonid Meteor Shower Hits Tonight, Peaks Tomorrow

TechyImmigrant Leonid? (20 comments)

I'm not Leonid! I'm Spock, the actoor.

about two weeks ago
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MARS, Inc: We Are Running Out of Chocolate

TechyImmigrant Re:Editors schmeditors (323 comments)

Mars isn't a acronym, it's a bar.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Disables Trim Support On 3rd Party SSDs In OS X

TechyImmigrant Re:Why? (327 comments)

In my experience, mac laptops cost 20% more and last twice as long as alternative PC laptop manufacturers. That doesn't seem like a bad deal to me.

about two weeks ago

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IACR Finally Gets Around to Repudiating Mass Surveillance

TechyImmigrant TechyImmigrant writes  |  about 6 months ago

TechyImmigrant (175943) writes "Following the focus on government mass surveillance resulting from the information revealed by Edward Snowden, many organizations involved in security and communications put out statements essentially repudiating that surveillance. As of yesterday (May 15th 2014) the IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research) who one might expect to have a position on this, has finally one year after the anniversary of the leaks, got around to making a position statement.

"The membership of the IACR repudiates mass surveillance and the undermining of cryptographic solutions and standards. Population-wide surveillance threatens democracy and human dignity. We call for expediting research and deployment of effective techniques to protect personal privacy against governmental and corporate overreach."

So the crypto guys don't like it either. Now we know."

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Unemployment. It's just too good..

TechyImmigrant TechyImmigrant writes  |  more than 7 years ago

I am now into my second week of unemployment. I have a job offer and start next Monday.

This would be great except I'm really enjoying unemployment. All the work related stress has been lifted from my shoulders. I have no travel planned, no economy seat hell. I got to write some code for fun. I've got a whole lot better at playing the guitar.

Perhaps somebody could give me a few million dollars. Then I could retire and live a stress free life.

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