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More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10

aristotle-dude Re:Ridiculous (204 comments)

The OSX animations are awful, people have been using windowing systems for decades and completely grok what happened to the window. At most you need to a tiny fraction of a second to avoid the user overlooking the change. Please do not waste precious seconds or cause people motion sickness for your whizbang effects.

Grok? Really? It might be a word now in the dictionary but so are words like GINORMOUS and d'oh. Try using words which are in standard usage by normal people.

2 days ago
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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

aristotle-dude Re:Telsa's lobbiest crashes (292 comments)

Telsa... you're being banned state by state, what's wrong?

They are not giving out big fat bribes to the right people.

about a week ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

aristotle-dude Re:Maybe a Mini (353 comments)

The iMac Retina... no. Besides not wanting to spend that much now, I'd hold off on a first generation rig like that.

Rig? Are you in the wrong forum? We are not talking about trucks here. Oh, wait, you want to try to make your gaming/facekbooking/drawing computer sound tough and industrial? Is that like how slashdotter like to call their tech jobs their "trade"? Sorry but the software industry is not a "trade". We are not blue collar but rather white collar and we do not earn a "wage" but rather a salary.

about a week ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

aristotle-dude Re:Thunderbolt (353 comments)

I can understand why some would like it but it could definitely be improved upon.

Hey Thunderbolt, the 80's called, they want their daisy-chain back.

Hey PC user, the 90's called, they want their boring large beige boxes back.

about a week ago
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PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

aristotle-dude Hypocrisy (367 comments)

Peta actually hate and kill animals they "rescue".
Peoples Democratic Republic countries are neither run for the people or democratic.
Democrat parties are not very democratic.
Libertarians seem to want a lot of laws enshrining "gay" rights for some reason.
Progressives are not very progressive as they seem to hate free speech, protection of individuals rights of those they disagree with and seem disinterested in the needs of the poor and homeless.
Small "l" liberals are not willing to standup for values such as democracy, freedom of speech, freedom from being killed for being the wrong gender or religion when the perpetrators are muslim and start accusing those who do speak out as "racist" when Islam is a religion and not a race.

about two weeks ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

aristotle-dude Re:30 year wars aren't wars (425 comments)

Now, now, no need to get snippy. I didn't say the muslims were right, only that the crusades should be considered a war. The war you speak of was back many centuries prior when the Rashidun Caliphate wrested control of the area from the Byzantine Empire. Ancient history and very bloody but I"m having a problem with the "100's of millions" thing. Very strong exageration that is.

Why don't you go back in time and tell that to the christians and Jews in Africa, Asia Minor and the Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhi in countries east of Iran who were killed by the Muslim Crusaders.

about two weeks ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

aristotle-dude Re:30 year wars aren't wars (425 comments)

Well that's like saying the Crusades weren't wars.

Right and the slaughter of 100's of millions by the Muslims for centuries preceding the Christian crusades were not crusades? Maybe they weren't, after all the crusades were about taking territory back whereas what the muslims did were about converting others to islam or killing them if they refused. The Caliphate was the ISIL of that day.

about two weeks ago
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2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

aristotle-dude Re:huh? (269 comments)

You are off the rails. The FCC does not have the power to nullify the anti-wiretapping laws of states.

Fuck the state. Seriously. They work for the tax payer and should be representing the interests of tax payer rather than criminals be they individuals or corporations.

about a month ago
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Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

aristotle-dude Re: So many idiots... (206 comments)

They have to do with the fact they are laughing at all the I-sheep .

Enjoy throwing away your android phone once a new one comes out with an incremental improvement because you are not going to have anyone wanting to buy your used Android. iPhones, however, retain a great deal of resale value.

about 1 month ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

aristotle-dude Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (324 comments)

The CRTC is in the pockets of companies that don't like netflix, aka cable companies.

Fire the CRTC from the top to the bottom. If they are having their salaries paid for by taxpayers but are not looking out for their interests then let them go work directly for the cable companies instead.

about a month ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

aristotle-dude Defund the CRTC. Problem solved. (324 comments)

Fire the entire entity and create a new one that is responsive to taxpayer needs and concerns instead of big companies.

about a month ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

aristotle-dude Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (324 comments)

why does anyone other than netflix need to know who their customers are?

Why does a government regulatory body need to know who your customers are? Are you kidding?

No, we are not kidding. Tell us why bureaucrats, who are paid for by tax payer dollars need to know anything. I want to know who is being bribed and by who so I can both demand that the official be fired immediately and so that we can demand that the bribers can be brought up on bribery charges.

about a month ago
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Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet

aristotle-dude Re:The US already had this power for a long time (241 comments)

Except they don't. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R...

Not all root servers are in the US. Not all root servers are controlled by US companies/government agencies. And there is nothing preventing a cut of potion of the Internet/group of ISPs to route any or all of the these IPs to their own DNS servers.

The still control the majority of the routing. They can cripple the internet any time they want and they can get their loyal partners in europe to follow suit.

about a month ago
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Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet

aristotle-dude The US already had this power for a long time (241 comments)

They control all of the root traffic across the internet so they could not only shut down the entire internet but close off the US portion of the internet anytime they wanted. In fact, I believe there was a similar story about Obama wanting to be sure that he could "shutdown" the internet in an emergency.

about a month ago
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Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy

aristotle-dude Re:What about other devices? (421 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 month ago
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Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy

aristotle-dude Re:How does MS get away with it in the US? (421 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 month 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 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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