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Apple's Spotty Record of Giving Back To the Tech Industry

VisceralLogic Re:They had it integrated into XCode before (265 comments)

Again you're adamant that it has nothing to do with the license, except it still states on the clang website that it was one of the reasons for its existence.

Just because it's one of the reasons for its existence doesn't mean that's the reason Apple chose it.

10 hours ago
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Silicon Valley Billionaire Takes Out $201 Million Life Insurance Policy

VisceralLogic Re:We need to stop big tax dodgers useing loop hol (300 comments)

Taxing income taxes you for ripping people off.

I guess this is where you and I disagree. I don't consider charging enough to make a living ripping people off. Assuming sufficient competition and lack of collusion, consumers will have a choice of whether they consider my offer to be a good value to them, or whether they want to shop elsewhere.

about a month ago
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Silicon Valley Billionaire Takes Out $201 Million Life Insurance Policy

VisceralLogic Re:We need to stop big tax dodgers useing loop hol (300 comments)

If you're selling your product/services for zero profit, what money do you use to pay for your house/rent, food, clothing, transportation, etc.?

about a month ago
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US Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index

VisceralLogic Re:We're the best country in the world!!! Woo!! (357 comments)

No they don't. Most laws deal with the concept of propertional action. That is that you are allowed to break some laws to stop someone else from breaking worse laws, but you are not allowed to break a much worse law to stop a minor one (murder vs trespassing),

So if someone who's bigger than you decides to trespass, maybe steal some of your stuff, but not actually physically harm you, you're SOL?

about 2 months ago
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Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash

VisceralLogic Re:In otherwards (664 comments)

Well isn't that the very issue I am talking about? Libertarians pick and choose which liberties they support and do not support. That they often oppose worker liberty in subordination to owner liberty is telling.

I know, right? Can't they see that the only true liberty is the liberty to work at the job of your choice for the salary of your choice?

about 2 months ago
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Simulations Back Up Theory That Universe Is a Hologram

VisceralLogic Re:A projection of what? (433 comments)

What do you mean it was proven wrong? It never was, and it hasn't been yet. It probably can't be. (Well, except in the sense that Newtonian Mechanics was wrong.)

Sure it was. We now understand the laws of gravity (to within a marginal percent, anyway). Orbiting bodies have orbital periods corresponding with their distance from the center body and the weight of the center body. The planets all orbit the sun, and the moon orbits the earth.

about 4 months ago
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Irish Government May Close Apple's Biggest Tax Loophole

VisceralLogic Re:Because Apple (292 comments)

Apple was a pioneer of an accounting technique known as the “Double Irish With a Dutch Sandwich,” which reduces taxes by routing profits through Irish subsidiaries and the Netherlands and then to the Caribbean. Today, that tactic is used by hundreds of other corporations — some of which directly imitated Apple’s methods, say accountants at those companies.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/business/apples-tax-strategy-aims-at-low-tax-states-and-nations.html?_r=0

Apple literally invented the technique. Others followed to compete.

Personally, I support any and all means of tax avoidance, so I don't count it against them. But I love bursting Apple Fanboys bubbles.

Oddly enough, that usually involves saying Apple didn't invent something.

about 6 months ago
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NHTSA Gives the Model S Best Safety Rating of Any Car In History

VisceralLogic Re:Five Star (627 comments)

Reality is that cars are far heavier now than a few decades ago due to improved safety standards: http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2012/08/daily-chart

Sure, race cars are both lighter and more survivable. They also cost far more. When you care about improving safety, but cost is also a constraint, weight is pretty easy to sacrifice. After all, you can always stuff a bigger engine in there so the car won't be slower than last year's model.

about 8 months ago
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NHTSA Gives the Model S Best Safety Rating of Any Car In History

VisceralLogic Re:Five Star (627 comments)

The tests are too easy. 5-star isn't safe, just better than pinto. The real tests should be reset so that the S gets 3 stars. Then watch everyone else get 1 star for the next 10 years. Eventually, people will build to the new 5-star, and we'll all be safer.

Also, cars will then weigh about 6500 lbs for a coupe, up to 8000 for an SUV.

about 8 months ago
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"Jekyll" Test Attack Sneaks Through Apple App Store, Wreaks Havoc

VisceralLogic Re:iOS apps -- can they self-modify? (206 comments)

Huh, funny that, the REAL voter fraud was only switching votes from Dem to Pub, but the claims of switching votes from Pub to Dem have no such evidence, only spurious claims. My guess it that some fucktard racist white assholes decided to lie and stir up some shit; the alternative explanation is that they were too stupid to press a button.

Remember Florida?

about 8 months ago
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NSA Director Defends Surveillance To Unsympathetic Black Hat Crowd

VisceralLogic Re:Privacy concerns now outweigh terrorism in poll (358 comments)

Stop being such a frightened coward. Be a man and accept that there are risks in life. You simply cannot stop suicide bombers. Most of them don't have a Facebook page for your friends to monitor. They may not have an internet connection at all and certainly don't have a smartphone.

Some of us value liberty, value not being watched by law enforcement agents every second of our lives to see if we might be breaking some law or might secretly be planning to blow up the white house. Do you have no understanding of the sort of freedom this country was founded on?

Pff, shows what you know! The NSA/TSA/DHS have already stopped hundreds of thousands of terrorist plots based on monitoring our communication!

about 8 months ago
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Google Argues Against Net Neutrality

VisceralLogic Re:In all fairness (555 comments)

In all fairness, Google was in favor of net neutrality before they became evil. Things are different on the dark side.

As John Kerry might say, they actually were for it before they were against it.

about 8 months ago
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Judge Rules In Favor of Volkswagen and Silences Scientist

VisceralLogic Re:If hacking is outlawed (254 comments)

If by 10 seconds,

to say a car is "a 10 second car" means it takes 10 seconds to go from 0 KPH to 100 KPH. If you have trouble with that measurement, please stop talking about cars now.

Eh, there's plenty of people that use it to refer to the quarter mile. E.g.: 2013 Nissan GT-R is a 10 Second Car! refers to the quarter mile, as the car takes 2.7 seconds to get to 60 MPH. Nevertheless, it was pretty obvious from context what your reference was.

about 8 months ago
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How Joel Spolsky Shot Down a Microsoft Patent In 15 Minutes

VisceralLogic Re:Mutually Assured Destruction (175 comments)

Fair enough, although mine is just your position taken to the extreme. Would you find this to be an acceptable sentence: "Who should I address this to?"?

about 9 months ago
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How Joel Spolsky Shot Down a Microsoft Patent In 15 Minutes

VisceralLogic Re:Mutually Assured Destruction (175 comments)

'Whom' is archaic. Only pedants use it, and that has been true for a couple hundred years at least. Do you also insist on "thou" as a second-person pronoun? Do you complain that "curse" and "horse" are unacceptable bastardizations of "cuss" and "hoss"?

As a grammar nazi myself, I advise you to let this one go. The language is better without 'whom', and speakers have long since left it behind.

ur right also we shud get rid of of speling punctionn an gramer as there not needed in modern languag

about 9 months ago
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Crowdsourced Finnish Copyright Initiative Meets Signature Requirement

VisceralLogic Re:U.S., cough, international pressure much? (166 comments)

I believe the authors should get exactly the same type of protection I do on their livelihood. I get paid hourly, once I have completed an hour of work I will never be paid for that same hour again. Why should it be different for someone who makes something copyrighted? I am not able to obtain any future royalties on the ethernet cables I install today, and the end customer gets full control of them to do whatever they want. They will never have to compensate me further if they want to move them, re-terminate them, sell them, or put data signals accross them. Once I've installed them, and they've paid me, we're done and I no longer have any say whatsoever in what they do. Authors created work for thousands of years before copyright was invented. I don't see them stopping even if copyright were to vanish altogether.

Under your scenario, the author would not be paid while not working on a book. Seems fair. But who exactly pays the author while he's working on a book? The consumer, who doesn't get anything until it's completed, or a publisher? A publisher certainly wouldn't have any incentive, since anyone else could publish the book without paying the author a cent once it's finished. That leaves the consumers, who may not want to spend money until they can have a product in hand, by which time in your scenario they would not have any obligation to pay the author, anyway.

about 9 months ago
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Hollywood's Love of Analytics Couldn't Prevent Six Massive Blockbuster Flops

VisceralLogic Re:The day human beings become rational ... (1029 comments)

Ok, 30 minutes go by - they have screened all their crap and finally the splash screen for the feature presentation.

30 minutes after the scheduled start time? Over exaggerate much? What the hell theater do you go to? Every movie I've gone to it's maybe 7 minutes after the start time. Sure there are ads before the start time but it's not like you're strapped in your seat with your eyes pinned open all Robot Chicken style being forced to watch them. Also they aren't that loud.

I just watched Pacific Rim at a Regal theater this weekend. Scheduled start time was 7:40. That's when they started showing previews instead of general ads. The movie started at 8:00.

about 9 months ago
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Tesla Motors May Be Having an iPhone Moment

VisceralLogic Re:MSRP of $62,400 Though? (452 comments)

I drive an Audi A4. Nominally an entry level luxury car, but I will readily admit that while I like it, it doesn't exactly seem luxurious to me. The A8, on the other hand, has a positively decadent interior.

about 9 months ago
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Container Ship Breaks In Two, Sinks

VisceralLogic Re:So do those containers sink or float? (361 comments)

So if it's filled only with air it will sink, but if you put stuff inside it that's denser then air it will float?

about 9 months ago
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Verizon Accused of Intentionally Slowing Netflix Video Streaming

VisceralLogic Re:Equal Opportunity Suckage (202 comments)

Oddly enough, only Comcast's own streaming service is slow for me.

about 10 months ago

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