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Mozilla's 2013 Report: Revenue Up 1% To $314M; 90% From Google

aristotle-dude My workplace blocks Firefox downloads. (161 comments)

Not that it bothers me as I un-installed Firefox when they had their witch hunt against one of their founders. I have been using Chrome ever since.

5 days ago
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Windows Kernel Version Bumped To 10.0

aristotle-dude Re:"One" is the new "i" (171 comments)

OneBorgMind.

You will all become one with the borg. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own.

5 days ago
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Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House

aristotle-dude Plant some Pampus Grass and Thistles (212 comments)

Install some trip wires to make you fall into the bushes and that is that.

about a week ago
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Do Good Programmers Need Agents?

aristotle-dude Re:Superstar we are not. (215 comments)

Never trust anyone who calls a programmer "Superstar", "Rockstar", "Codeninja", "Gurus" or any other retarded ass term.

We're Programmers, we're Engineers, we're Coders. Anything else is insulting.

(Hackers is debatable, personally I hate being called "Hacker" because hacks are typically shitty code cobbled together to make something work. I take more pride in my work....)

Awe. Now go write those DTOs for me like a good code money while I work on the strategy classes and related factory methods and managers and put them all under the *.infrastructure namespace.

PS. Be sure to extract an interface for your database/file/stream management classes like a good little worker. It will help make the code easier to mock for unit tests.

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Wants You To Vote Tuesday

aristotle-dude All so called neutral posters are democrats (165 comments)

The democrats are running scared and they want to do anything they can to keep republican and independents from voting for the Republicans because they know that the useful idiots who always vote for the Democrats will show up for their party no matter what the democrats have done wrong.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Wants You To Vote Tuesday

aristotle-dude Re:idiot (165 comments)

Civil liberties for whom? The Mayor of Houston is a Democrat and she does not seem to believe in the civil rights of other. She only believes in the civil right of those who agree with her.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Wants You To Vote Tuesday

aristotle-dude Re:Lucky for Democrats (165 comments)

I thought both parties were out to destroy the middle class. The difference, of course, is that Republicans want to screw to poor to help the rich, while pretending they will help the poor due to trickle down economics. Conversely, the Democrats want to appear to help the poor while sabotaging their situation is less obvious ways, such as illegal immigrants and H-1B visas to drop wages, passing large taxes (with equally large loopholes) on the rich, and aid programs that will help you while you are poor but will cease if you start improving your situation.

Sorry Mr. Democrat hack. You are following the divide and conquer method. You want to convince people who might vote Republican to stay home so your party can get our your base and keep control of the senate. Your fake neutrality does not sound convincing.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Wants You To Vote Tuesday

aristotle-dude Re:Lucky for Democrats (165 comments)

Rich democrats are out to destroy the middle class and make the working class too poor to fight back when they decide to take away all of your rights from you.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Wants You To Vote Tuesday

aristotle-dude Zuckerberg will never pay more taxes... (165 comments)

The rich have lawyers and accountants to find loopholes to keep them from paying more no matter how many taxes are raised by liberal democrats. They know that ultimately it is the middle class that suffers under more taxes and the poor get poorer as opportunities dry up but rich people like Zuckerberg do not care.

about three weeks ago
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More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10

aristotle-dude Re:Ridiculous (209 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.

about a month ago
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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

aristotle-dude Re:Telsa's lobbiest crashes (294 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 month ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

aristotle-dude Re:Maybe a Mini (355 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 month ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

aristotle-dude Re:Thunderbolt (355 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 month 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 1 month 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 2 months 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 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  |  more than 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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