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White House To Propose Ending NSA Phone Records Collection

Tsingi Re:Bull fucking shit (208 comments)

I figure the shit will hit the fan after the next election.

about 8 months ago
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White House To Propose Ending NSA Phone Records Collection

Tsingi Re:Why the focus on some archaic communication too (208 comments)

Am I 'one of those people'?
Our experiences differ. I prefer email. Text messages are for hooking up down town.
Are you 'one of those people' who think that anyone who doesn't do things the way you do them is 'one of those people'?
With a smart phone you can communicate how you like no matter which one of 'those people' you happen to be.

about 8 months ago
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White House To Propose Ending NSA Phone Records Collection

Tsingi Re:Bull fucking shit (208 comments)

Pretty much.

Welcome to the latest and most provactive episode of: government v.s. the people.

Who does the government work for these days?

It's the beginning of the end.

about 8 months ago
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White House To Propose Ending NSA Phone Records Collection

Tsingi Re:Why the focus on some archaic communication too (208 comments)

Yes. It's a hot product because it does a lot more than make phone calls. It brings Internet communications to your shirt pocket.

I rarely use mine for phone calls.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Books Everyone Should Read?

Tsingi Re:The Bible (796 comments)

created by militant atheists

You mean the atheists runing around killing abortion doctors on the command of no god whatsoever, or the atheists blowing themselves up in the name of no higher order?

Or do you mean that the bad things that were not done in the name of a god are the fault of all people that don't believe in gods?

There is no such thing as atheist dogma, so there is nothing for militant atheists to be militant about. There are non-religious dogmas, such as Stalinism. Please explain how all atheists are responsible for, or support these. You know, like how all Catholics support bigotry because they subscribe to Catholocism.

about a year ago
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How much of your media do you store locally?

Tsingi Re:All of it (187 comments)

Why should I store any of my media (or other data, for that matter) anyplace else?

There's no good reason to do that. Storage is dirt cheap. If you don't own a real computer you might find it useful. If you aren't storing it on your own system though, you should reconsider calling it 'your' media, because you don't actually possess it.

about a year ago
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Desktop Browser of Choice in 2013?

Tsingi Re:Firechrome (381 comments)

They wanted to charge me a fee to close my account.

I had a girl say that to me once when I asked to close an account. Wanted 8 bucks as a service charge. I said, "OK, never mind that, just give me all the money." She laughed and complied.

about a year ago
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Blue Light of Death Plagues PlayStation 4

Tsingi Sony issues (309 comments)

I have an issue with all Sony products that I call 'Kiss My Ass syndrome" It seems to apply to all products manufactured by Sony, manifesting itself by my reaction to the concept of investing money in that company, a company that has repeatedly displayed a disdain for it's customers. Nope, done with Sony.

1 year,4 days
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Microsoft Admits Windows 8.1 Update May Bork Your Mouse, Promises a Fix

Tsingi Re:..and mouse scroll. (326 comments)

I'm still not confident in Linux's ability to remain stable/repair itself easily without having to frequently re-install.

I don't understand that either. My 76 yo mother uses Linux with no problems, because she isn't net savvy she was always screwing her windows install.

Personally I work with and use windows personally and have for 20 years. Basically the whole run. I'm sure I've had to perform re-installs, but the only times I specifically remember doing that is setup runthroughs on new installations.

Basically both ends of the spectrum heard from.

1 year,18 days
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If I could change what's "typical" about typical laptops ...

Tsingi Re:Tall screens, essentially square (591 comments)

Movies in 16:9 aspect are also best seen on a screen that is 16:10 or higher. You would want the seek-bar to appear below the movie , not on top of the movie, covering it.

Or you could use a viewer that hides the controls. I would have thought they all did that.

about a year and a half ago
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If I could change what's "typical" about typical laptops ...

Tsingi Re:Tall screens, essentially square (591 comments)

> Documents are best viewed with vertical space.
If you turn a wide screen sideways you get an awesome document view.
Of course you have to be able to do that functionally, so shop wisely.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Setting Up a Computer Lab In a Developing Country

Tsingi Re:Need some more info. (172 comments)

You will need lots and lots of security guards. "Developing countries" is Liberal-speak code word for "lots and lots of niggers". They're violent and they steal.

I totally agree. Those developing countries are full of crime. You'd think that CIA installed fascist governments would have a better handle on things, but noooo.

US ghettos, same thing, you keep sending the cops in to fuck them over, but they never learn to behave.

Here in Canada we educate our niggers. If it weren't for the colour of their skin, you wouldn't even be able to tell they were an inferior race. Sly bastards.

about a year and a half ago
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I most look forward to flying with ...

Tsingi My trusty towel (303 comments)

Duh.

about a year and a half ago
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Most Doctors Don't Think Patients Need Full Access To Med Records

Tsingi Re:Conspiracy! (659 comments)

It's a God complex thing. Doctors don't like to be questioned. If you don't have the info, you can't question them.

about a year and a half ago
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Canadian Court Rejects US Demand For Full Access To Megaupload Servers

Tsingi Re:The site is down, what's the point (95 comments)

What makes you think that Canada would be more likely to extradite him?

If there isn't enough evidence to turn over server data there likely isn't enough evidence to arrest him and send him to a country with draconian laws.

about 2 years ago
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How Far Are You Traveling For the Holidays?

Tsingi Re:Which holiday? (304 comments)

I don't believe in Jesus, and I do celebrate Christmas.

And while I've been to Heathrow dozens of times, I've never been to England. No desire to visit there at all.

about 2 years ago
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Australian ISP iiNet Walks Out of Piracy Warning System Talks

Tsingi Re:Congratulations (120 comments)

I built an ISP in 1993, to get on the Internet. There was no other way. Used Linux too. Damn right, fresh out of the box.
When I moved to Ottawa, I got a connection with Rogers. They were pretty good back then. Let me have a dedicated IP, they had a news server. Actually they farmed to Giganews, but that's cool.
It stopped working one day. Man, it just stopped!
Imagine my amusement when I phoned up and the techie (I use the term loosley) told me that you can't get on the Internet with Linux? I had a few choice words for him.
It turns out they switched to DHCP and I lost my static IP. Oh well. Anyway, I don't think the issue has ever come up again. If you can handle Linux, do you really need support from your ISP?

about 2 years ago
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How Far Are You Traveling For the Holidays?

Tsingi Re:Which holiday? (304 comments)

I pay good money for holidays like that.

about 2 years ago
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Hacker Behind Leaked Nude Celebrity Photos Gets 10 Years

Tsingi Re:Wake up call (346 comments)

Yes but.... if he broke into her home, stole physical photos, and released them.... most people would easily consider it as much, if not more, of a violation.... but would he ever face nearly the jail time for that as he did for this? I doubt it strongly.

10 years is a fucking joke. Bankers destroyed the world economy and no one, except Iceland, charged any of them. There is no justice.

about 2 years ago

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I Won The Windows Phone Challenge, But lost 'just because'

Tsingi Tsingi writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Tsingi writes "I was quite excited to take the challenge, but left the Microsoft Store in distaste. I sure hope the purpose of this marketing ploy is to attract new customers by demonstrating the highlights of Windows Phone, not frustrating them instead. If anyone from Microsoft would like to have a rematch, I would be happy to smoke a Windows Phone with Android, again."
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Ubuntu Bug #1, Microsoft

Tsingi Tsingi writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Tsingi writes "Ubuntu bug #1:

Microsoft has a majority market share in the new desktop PC marketplace.
This is a bug, which Ubuntu is designed to fix.

Non-free software is holding back innovation in the IT industry, restricting access to IT to a small part of the world's population and limiting the ability of software developers to reach their full potential, globally. This bug is widely evident in the PC industry.

This has probably been posted before, if not, popcorn time!"

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The Patriot Act takes Steroids

Tsingi Tsingi writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Tsingi (870990) writes "Everyone should read this article from the ACLU it applies to you whether you are American or not.

Senators need to hear from you, on whether you think your front yard is part of a battlefield and if any president can send the military anywhere in the world to imprison civilians without charge or trial.

The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president and every future president the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world."

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Big Media Ignores Protests

Tsingi Tsingi writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Tsingi (870990) writes "In case you haven't heard, there is an ongoing protest taking place on Wall Street. There is no shame in being ignorant of the event; the "mainstream" news media has gone out of its way to ignore what is happening down there, Yahoo's email service was recently busted for blocking messages having to do with the protest, and Twitter — that bastion of protest messaging for the people who organized the Arab Spring movements — has reportedly been quashing Wall Street protest-oriented tweets out of hand."
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Does grammar matter?

Tsingi Tsingi writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Tsingi (870990) writes "Does bad grammar annoy you on Slashdot?
- No, people should be able to use whatever words they want.
- As long as I can glean a meaning, it's ok.
- It irks me a bit
- I generally disregard illiterate posts.
- Yes, I hate deciphering what some illiterate bangs out."

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Homelans Security v.s. Mozilla

Tsingi Tsingi writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Tsingi writes "So, first they give themselves the right to seize any
domain. Then when someone creates tools to work around that,
they try to seize software that simply re-routes from one
domain to another. After that, what — cutting off our
fingers so we can't type URLs?"

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