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BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates

TheMiddleRoad Re:BBC is hateful and evil (363 comments)

They are not a news organization. They're a political force.

about three weeks ago
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BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates

TheMiddleRoad Re:BBC is hateful and evil (363 comments)

When somebody is more extreme than you, it doesn't make you a moderate.

about three weeks ago
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BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates

TheMiddleRoad BBC is hateful and evil (363 comments)

They do a great job of attacking Jews too.

about three weeks ago
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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

TheMiddleRoad Being watched helps with good behavior (643 comments)

I took a citizens class at the local PD. They said an officer had received many complaints against him. In response, the chief required that he have his radio broadcasting audio during every single interaction he had with the public. The complaints ceased.

This is an awesome idea. Not original at all, of course. I fully support it.

about a month ago
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Intel's 14-nm Broadwell CPU Primed For Slim Tablets

TheMiddleRoad Thinkpad 8 (96 comments)

I have a Thinkpad 8 and a Miix 2 8. The Thinkpad 8 is a desktop replacement. I use bluetooth for keyboard and mouse, run an HDMI monitor, and stick power through the USB. It works well, but not perfectly. I'll upgrade to a good broadwell or cherrytrail. Anyway, the future looks awesome.

about 1 month ago
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Apple Hires Away TAG Heuer's VP of Global Sales

TheMiddleRoad Yet more proof... (67 comments)

That Apple sells overpriced shit for posers.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Cheaper To Use Than Open Source Software, UK CIO Says

TheMiddleRoad Re: Windows Linux for small business (589 comments)

1. Track changes is 10 times easier in Word.
2. Auto correct works infinitely better in Word.
3. Formatting doesn't translate well. Sure, if you've got plain text, you're fine. Add some formatting, though, and you'll have page breaks in all sorts of odd places.

Then there's Excel, which is far, far easier to use than the Libre version. Sometimes it's the little things, like hitting enter and having the selected box move not just down a line but back to the left when you're entering multiple columns and rows of data. Sometimes it's the ease of sorting. Libre Office is pitiful in comparison. Oh, and Libre Office has terrible xls and xlsx compatibility. Basic files had ruined formatting.

Libre Office is ready for prime time for people who don't actually get work done with Office. I'm sure your religious dragging of people away from Office has ended with more than a couple people silently cursing your name every second they do work. But hey, what's an extra thousand clicks a day, right? Every day, for years.

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Cheaper To Use Than Open Source Software, UK CIO Says

TheMiddleRoad Re:Windows Linux for small business (589 comments)

Tyranny? Try iOS or Android. They constantly track everything I do. It all gets reported back to Google. There's a lot more control with a Windows box than there is in Android. Hell, you can't even use the Android command line to control the DNS settings for 3g and 4g. I have to use an app, and it has to constantly redo the DNS settings. No, Windows isn't the tyranny.

I'm sure if I were a lover of the command line, I could be happy with Linux. However, I think the command line is a royal pain in the ass. Always have felt that way. Linux designers are all command line guys. There's no adult in the room to tell them to build the GUI so well that the command line is unnecessary.

As for gaming, that's a market issue. I cannot blame the OS for that.

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Cheaper To Use Than Open Source Software, UK CIO Says

TheMiddleRoad Re:Windows Linux for small business (589 comments)

Happened to me about 6 months ago. I was stunned. Notice I've been left as flamebait. What has Slashdot become? Home of the Linux weenies.

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Cheaper To Use Than Open Source Software, UK CIO Says

TheMiddleRoad Windows Linux for small business (589 comments)

First time I installed Linux was about 15 years ago. Last time I installed Linux on a machine was 5 months ago. It never lasts. Every Linux UI I have ever used is behind Windows XP and even Windows 2K. Yes, there are some with pretty graphics but from updates to software names to installation, Linux is just a pain in the ass to use. If all I did was browse the web, it would be fine. However, I need Word. Word, not Libre Office (which is about as good as AppleWorks). So what? I'm going to install WINE? I don't think I have the patience for all the hoops just to avoid shelling out a hundred bucks. Or a few hundred for the Apple tax.

Right now, I have one machine not working. It runs Nas4Free. Yay open source!

about 5 months ago
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Snowden Queries Putin On Live TV Regarding Russian Internet Surveillance

TheMiddleRoad Snowden never had integrity (396 comments)

He's a traitor and a corrupt piece of crap. He's caused more harm to world peace than even Putin. The two certainly belong together.

about 5 months ago
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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

TheMiddleRoad tldr (465 comments)

It opens with paragraphs of him saying how awesome he is. Funk dat.

about 5 months ago
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$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

TheMiddleRoad Re:COPYING Fluke (653 comments)

badumpbump.

about 6 months ago
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$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

TheMiddleRoad COPYING Fluke (653 comments)

They're clearly trying to copy Fluke. No question. This is what trademark law is for. Even the narrowing at the bottom looks like Fluke. Screw Spark.

about 6 months ago
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US Customs Destroys Virtuoso's Flutes Because They Were "Agricultural Items"

TheMiddleRoad Re:Same as lost luggage... (894 comments)

Agreed. Anything valuable goes as a carry on. The guy is an idiot.

about 9 months ago
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Clam That Was Killed Determining Its Age Was Over 100 Years Older Than Estimated

TheMiddleRoad Take that! (366 comments)

Hah! FUCK YOU, CLAM!

about a year ago
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DNA Sequence Withheld From New Botulism Paper

TheMiddleRoad Re:Hypocrite. (182 comments)

Simon's Law: People who call opposing arguments logical fallacies are incapable of correctly identifying logical fallacies.

about a year ago

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Florida to Teach Evolution as `Scientific Theory'

TheMiddleRoad TheMiddleRoad writes  |  more than 6 years ago

TheMiddleRoad (1153113) writes "The Miami Herald http://www.miamiherald.com/news/breaking_dade/story/424693.html reports that the Florida Board of Education approved, in a vote of 4 to 3, new standards for teaching evolution, calling it a 'scientific theory'. This is a big step forward since there were no standards for it before. In other news, I hear they've recently accepted the wheel there, and are calling it a 'mechanical thingamajig'. Perhaps soon they will stop burning scientists at the stake for claiming that the Earth is not the center of the universe. Naaah! Please, keep the FSM jokes to a maximum."

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