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Ma Bell Stifled Innovation, AT&T May Do the Same

TiberiusMonkey Re:"corporate socialism" (354 comments)

I think it's fair to say that it's not that all Americans are ignorant, just that the loudest Americans, that the rest of the world has to deal with are pretty damn ignorant. Seriously, the world is full of stupid, ignorant people but you Americans have your own special breed that is almost totally unique.

more than 3 years ago
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Milky Way Stuffed With an Estimated 50 Billion Alien Worlds

TiberiusMonkey Re:For all it even matters . . . (331 comments)

Yeah but even Jesus seemed to be a bit of a condescending, tree killing dickish person. Of course when the bible says something awesome happens Christians take it literally and claim it happened just as it's written, but when Jesus does something dickish, like killing a tree simply because he wanted fruit but the tree was out of season then it's "meant as a metaphor" so say people "who have r teh studied the bible for yearz and yearz", so what the fuck do I know.

more than 3 years ago
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Milky Way Stuffed With an Estimated 50 Billion Alien Worlds

TiberiusMonkey Re:There's no intelligent life close by (331 comments)

I've not seen Ancient Aliens in the UK, but we have a show called "Most Haunted" here where they visit so called, haunted places, and it pretty much sounds like the same thing, any noise, anything slightly strange that can't instantly be explained is labelled as a ghost.

more than 3 years ago
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US Navy Breaks Laser Record

TiberiusMonkey Re:20 feeet, not 200 (294 comments)

...or the crazy glint on the face of first crackpot president, that decides to point it at whichever country the USA has decided is the bad guy next time around. Sorry, couldn't resist.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony's Official Statement Regarding PS3 Hacking

TiberiusMonkey Re:It's your own fault for purchasing Sony (312 comments)

As much as I'm against Sony's recent lockdown on things like this, what they are doing here is perfectly acceptable, if you want to hack your console then you shouldn't expect to be able to use the online game servers, they need to control hackers and cheaters. This is no different from Microsofts stance.

more than 3 years ago
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Nokia and Microsoft Make Smartphone Alliance

TiberiusMonkey Re:Rest in piece, hacker friendly mobile future (479 comments)

You seem a little out of touch with a number of things you've posted, for example those independent handset makers are selling phones that are very much intended to be rooted (in fact they are rooted, out of the box), that's the whole point. I'm not even sure what you're talking about. I'm not talking about Samsung or HTC here. You can also add to the list WebOS, which has a small option to turn on "developer mode", which when selected roots the phone, that's it, a simple press of an option. Microsoft is also going down the same route with Nokia WP7's. I do get your want for a rooted open phone, I just don't think the outlook is as bad as you say it is. Google and indie handset makers are selling rooted Android phones out of the box. Several large handset makers like HTC make their phones relatively simple to root and others allow a simple developer mode toggle that roots the phone for those that want to.

more than 3 years ago
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After MS-Nokia Pact, Many Nokia Workers Walk Out In Protest

TiberiusMonkey Re:Looking for Job (601 comments)

Sorry but I'm having trouble seeing where Apple have come off badly in all that...

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft To Work With Windows Phone 7 Jailbreakers

TiberiusMonkey Re:Palm is very supportive of this... (248 comments)

Thanks for this, I LOVED WebOS on my Pre but I just couldn't handle the bad hardware. I love my Android phone but I honestly will think about a WebOS phone and tablet in about a year. So yeah, this is really good info for me, I hardly had the phone before I managed to break the slider (and then again on another before I gave up)

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft To Work With Windows Phone 7 Jailbreakers

TiberiusMonkey Re:Microsoft desperate (248 comments)

...er criminals...?

more than 3 years ago
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Nokia and Microsoft Make Smartphone Alliance

TiberiusMonkey Re:Rest in piece, hacker friendly mobile future (479 comments)

Apart from Google selling root friendly Android phones, as well as some small independent handset makers selling root friendly Android phones, HTC selling phones that can be rooted with a mouse click and the only actual handset maker to back up your claim of locking down the bootloader that I know of is Motorolla. Also Microsoft is embracing the hacker community over Windows 7 phone thus far. So yeah, other than all those phones.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Says Honeycomb Will Not Come To Smartphones

TiberiusMonkey Re:Fragmentation (193 comments)

I know you might find this hard to accept, but Apple actually did this with the iPad. The first iPad version of iOS never hit the iPhone and iOS 4 wasn't available on the iPad at release. They slowly blended them together, which, shock horror, is pretty much exactly was Google is doing with Android.

more than 3 years ago
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Model Says Religiosity Gene Will Dominate Society

TiberiusMonkey Re:Religiosity gene? (729 comments)

I once had a psychiatrist friend tell me "I never have had a straight person beg me 'Doc - you've GOT to make me gay!', but I've had a lot of gay people beg for me to make them straight."

While I agree I don't think anyone would ever beg to be made gay (I mean, lets face it, if you did want to be made gay then I'd imagine you probably already are gay), someone begging to be made straight is likely doing it because society is telling them they are freaks/whatever and making them feel like they have to conform or "be normal", creating a long line of gay people that grow up loathing themselves. Then some people (the "you don't see me shouting about bein' a hetro' " type) wonder why so many gay people, finally at terms with being gay and happy with themselves, like to shout it out loud and be in peoples faces with it.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Didn't Ship Relicensed Java Code After All

TiberiusMonkey Re:I was *not* plain wrong -- unlike some 'rebutta (223 comments)

It's not a "creative interpretation" to refer to android.git.kernel.org as Android. I will clarify this, with some additional information that may surprise some, on my blog soon.

Hurray! More views for your blog, you pretty much got what you wish for at Christmas.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Didn't Ship Relicensed Java Code After All

TiberiusMonkey Re:Ex-Sun honcho recent resignation (223 comments)

From any angle Android's Java reliance seams like a bad move.

You don't actually have to write any Java to create Android apps now, you could use 100% C++ if you wanted, as of 2.3.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Didn't Ship Relicensed Java Code After All

TiberiusMonkey Re:I was *not* plain wrong -- unlike some 'rebutta (223 comments)

I'll do a couple of follow-up posts on my blog these days to respond to some of the misconceptions and misinformation out there.

My blog never made a specific claim about Android devices containing certain code.

Please don't, you've trolled your blog more than enough already. You can try and Houdini your way out of your bull crap with "I never actually said that" like comments but it clearly read that way to just about any who read it.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Samsung Blocking Updates To Froyo?

TiberiusMonkey Re:Open Platform? (459 comments)

It's going fucking awesome for me and my custom 2.3 lightweight ROM running HTC Desire, thank you very muchly.

more than 3 years ago
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How To Cut a Nanotube? Lots Of Compression

TiberiusMonkey Re:A compromise! (38 comments)

AH! At last, someone explaining it to me in simple terms.

more than 3 years ago
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Should Wikipedia Just Accept Ads Already?

TiberiusMonkey Re:Yo, Jimmy, I've got an idea: (608 comments)

The thing is, (and I do plan on giving some money to Wiki next week) the huge "personal appeal" banners are more intrusive than some small (but likely very well paying) adverts would ever be.

more than 3 years ago
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20 Years of Commander Keen

TiberiusMonkey Loved Commander Keen (152 comments)

Most of the latter part of my childhood was spent playing Commander Keen, it was truly one of the best games I ever played. I adored it. That's really all I had to say, but I had to post just to say it. My Ubuntu login screen has Commander Keen as my user icon at work, I'd love to see the code released as OSS.

more than 3 years ago

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