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Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy

aristotle-dude Re:What about other devices? (418 comments)

If it's really free, can I download and install it legally on my assembled PC?

Do you normally advocate violating license terms of a GPL product? Do you advocate lying to obtain an educational license of a product? Do you advocate lying to get an open source developer license of a development tool for free? The terms of the license are that you get OS X for free but you must use it on a mac. Why is it so hard for you to understand? They don't want to sell another version for OEMs to put on generic hardware and that it their choice as copyright holders how their software should be licensed.

about a week ago
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Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy

aristotle-dude Re:How does MS get away with it in the US? (418 comments)

Can't wait until the tie in between OS and hardware for Macs is shut down too. Being able to use MacOSX on any x86 compatible computer or buying able to buy a macbook without the OS (and don't give me the "Apple give away the OS!" crap, its value is baked in into the hardware, its just indirect...).

We wouldn't want any double standard here!

OS X is free as in beer if you have a mac and meet the minimum hardware requirements. The requirement for mac hardware is in the license. Are you here to tell us that you think the GPL terms should be ignored because you don't like them?

about a week ago
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Mushroom-Like Deep Sea Organism May Be New Branch of Life

aristotle-dude Re:Is it really a mouth? (64 comments)

Could be a penis.

"Measuring only a few millimeters in size," Did you lose yours?

about two weeks ago
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Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?

aristotle-dude Re:False premise (546 comments)

That's really what I look for too and value in a degree -- it shows that they have at least some history being committed to a large effort, seeing things through, learning new things, having communication skills, knowing how to write technical reports, etc.

Everything you wrote above can be applied to someone who has been with an employer for a number of years and been committed to a large project. Changes in teams, technologies and positions can demonstrate the ability to see things through, a willingness to learn new things, having communication skills and knowing how to write technical reports.

about two weeks ago
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When Customer Dissatisfaction Is a Tech Business Model

aristotle-dude Re:Facebook did not abuse their users (257 comments)

And no, I don't think they abused their "product" either. They did what they always do--show people things selectively to elicit a response. Usually it's called "advertising." In this case called it "research."

Question, how do you manage to type these shilling/apology post for facebook bent over with your head up your ass?

about a month ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

aristotle-dude Re: Sigh (748 comments)

Yes, and liberals such as myself contend that marriage is a human right. If tolerance means allowing gay individuals to have human rights, then they must have the right to marriage.

When was the last time basic human rights required a license? Driving a car requires a license and most people would consider it not a right but rather a privilege with a specific set or requirements. Both marriage and driving have "age" requirements and marriage used to have very specific test that you had to take (blood tests and record searches).

So tell me again, how is it a basic human right? Can you marry multiple people without first divorcing a spouse? No? That does not sound much like a right to me.

about a month ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

aristotle-dude Re:Sigh (748 comments)

"Sorry, being forced to "tolerate" someone is, for me, functionally indistinct from being forced to approve of them."

Well, then you don't know the definition of "tolerate".

If you approve of something, then you cannot tolerate it because tolerance implies disapproval. It's part of the definition.

tolerate: allow the existence, occurrence, or practice of something that one does not necessarily like or agree with without interference

It's not our fault that you can't read a dictionary, or refuse to accept the meanings of words. Look inward.

I think the person you were responding to knows the actual dictionary definition of tolerance but many liberals who are rabid supporters of the gay community seem to be confusing the word tolerance and acceptance or affirmation. They are quick to call anyone who is not affirming gays as intolerant. I tolerate their existence in society but I do not support specific rights for gays. Their human rights should suffice.

about a month ago
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Samsung Announces Galaxy Alpha Featuring Metal Frame and Rounded Corners

aristotle-dude Re: I don't get it (220 comments)

Gravity isn't a theory. Gravity has a theory associated with it. Gravity is a phenomenon. If you want to be all "Science! HERP!" at least learn the nomenclature.

He is trolling. It is a troll on evolution versus intelligent design.

about a month ago
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Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution

aristotle-dude Re:Are You Kidding? (541 comments)

Political Correctness has no place in discussions that are scientific in nature.

Skewing other people's research to fit your agenda is not scientific.

Neither is skewing your own research to fit your agenda. PC has no place in science.

about a month ago
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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

aristotle-dude Re:I don't see how Jackson isn't a racist.... (514 comments)

It means you identify as the same gender you were born with. "I'm a man who was born a man and thinks I'm a man" or "I'm a woman who was born a woman and thinks I'm a woman" as opposed to "I'm a woman who was born a woman and thinks I'm a man" or vice-versa.

When I was growing up, there was no term for that other than "normal". When what you describe is the norm, there is no need for a new term because it is assumed that you are that unless if you specify otherwise.

about a month and a half ago
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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

aristotle-dude Re:I don't see how Jackson isn't a racist.... (514 comments)

Cisgender, the opposite of transgender.

Sorry, but I don't see the need for a new term for that. How about normal or not gender confused?

about a month and a half ago
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Nokia Buys a Chunk of Panasonic

aristotle-dude Re:From Finland (54 comments)

No insult intended (seriously) but you were pretty much the only one who thought that.

IIRC there was a joke in the first Michael Bay's Transforms movie along those lines.

I think part of the reason is that it sounds kind of like Japanese and Finnish and Japanese are kind of in the same language group. Not saying there are kissing cousins like the romance languages, but as languages go they seem to be orphans which share a common great grandparent.

Sorry, but Finnish is part of the Uralic group and Finnic subdivision while Japanese is part of the Altaic language family and Japonic subdivision.

about a month and a half ago
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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

aristotle-dude Re:The problem isn't color of one's skin... (514 comments)

...it's the content of one's culture.

If Jesse wants more people with his skin color in the tech industry, he needs to get more of them into the proper culture.

A thug mentality, and victimhood culture, does not succeed. A culture focused on academics, hard work, and personal responsibility does.

Precisely right. I am proud of my niece's accomplishments. She took control of her life and decided to start making healthy life choices.

about a month and a half ago
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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

aristotle-dude Re:I don't see how Jackson isn't a racist.... (514 comments)

Skill is a social construct used by the white, heterosexual cis men to keep minorities down!

What the hell does CIS mean?

about a month and a half ago
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Compromise Struck On Cellphone Unlocking Bill

aristotle-dude Re:I don't see what good unlocking does (77 comments)

Very few phones work on both CDMA2000 networks (Verizon and Sprint) and GSM networks (AT&T and T-Mobile), and they're hard to find in U.S. stores. Mail order doesn't let you hold the phone and get a feel for its size, weight, screen, and buttons before you buy.

What decade are you living in? Most recent phones have been either phones that work on both AT&T and T-mobile or LTE phones with multiple bands which would work on multiple networks. It is only the retarded Verizon specific phone that are designed to work on their bastardized version of the 700 Mhz band that have less utility on other LTE networks.

about 2 months ago
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For Half, Degrees In Computing, Math, Or Stats Lead To Other Jobs

aristotle-dude Re:what about black workers? (174 comments)

They are broken down by college graduates. The article breaks it out into other factors. Fact is., give same experiences and degree, some people are treated differently due to the shade of their skin.

You claim to be a college graduate and yet you seem to have a problem with reading comprehension. The parent is pointing out that there is a difference with regard to cultural background between African Americans who trace their lineage back to the slave trade in America and those who come from the Caribbean or even recent immigrants from various African nations. Africa is a continent, not a country. The same goes for Europe. We Europeans are not a large homogeneous group with the same culture and attitudes.

about 2 months ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

aristotle-dude Re:Why does Apple charge for Mac OSX? (165 comments)

But give free updates for iOS?

Apple does not charge for OS X anymore. The last update was free and so is this one.

about 2 months ago
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Finding Life In Space By Looking For Extraterrestrial Pollution

aristotle-dude Re:Advanced? (95 comments)

Would an advanced race actually do something so illogical?

In what other ways are we assuming alien life is like us?

Do you think their shit don't stink? Everybody poops. That is pollution.

about 2 months ago
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New Toyota Helps You Yell At the Kids

aristotle-dude Re:So, wait... (205 comments)

Are you saying that wealthy people who do not want to have kids are morally obligated to have them anyway?

Perhaps they should have to pay a special tax if they choose to not have children in order to fund the hospitals and other infrastructure needed to support their life later in life. Insurance does not cover building the hospitals.

about 2 months ago
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New Toyota Helps You Yell At the Kids

aristotle-dude Re:I'll add (205 comments)

The planet is overpopulated.

No, the third world is overpopulated. Unless if you live in the third world, I don't see a problem here.

While it is OK to have kids that you can raise, it is just as ok (and serves the greater good) to abstain from having children.

How about telling that to the people in the third world popping out kids faster than they can feed them? Can't they stop having too many kids for the greater good?

Cultural institutions that deride people for remaining childless are completely misguided.

People in rich countries who think that an ever shrinking skilling workforce from low birth rates will somehow be able to support the ageing population are completely misguided when they think not having kids will have any affect on the overall picture of population and that there are no negative economic effects for remaining childless. Tell me, who is going to look after you when you get old? Who is going to pay the taxes to support your services such as doctors and hospitals?

about 2 months ago

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Apple offered cross licensing deal to Samsung prior to trial in return for FRAND

aristotle-dude aristotle-dude writes  |  about 2 years ago

aristotle-dude (626586) writes "Apple offered a deal to Samsung but it was rejected. Samsung is asking for 2.4% of the average selling price of each iPhone for each patent whereas Apple was offering to cross licence the LTE patents they acquired from Nortel in exchange for similar rates from Samsung. Isn't 2.4% of the average sale price excessive considering that the majority of the iPhone is really an iPod Touch but with a cellular radio speakers and microphones? Why should Apple have to pay percentages of their entire device?"
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