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Nokia Buys a Chunk of Panasonic

aristotle-dude Re:From Finland (52 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.


Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

aristotle-dude Re:The problem isn't color of one's skin... (491 comments)'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.


Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

aristotle-dude Re:I don't see how Jackson isn't a racist.... (491 comments)

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

What the hell does CIS mean?


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 a week ago

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 a week ago

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 a week ago

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 a week ago

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 two weeks ago

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 two weeks ago

Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

aristotle-dude Re:Last century stuff (753 comments)

I never carry any cash on me and even pay 10 [euro] cent (roughly equaling a dime) purchases with plastic. And I'm certainly not the only one amongst my friends. Cash is clumsy, dirty and so last century. That's Finland for you.

You pay 10 euro cent transactions with plastic? Do you like stealing money from merchants because that is what you are doing when you consider merchant fees prick? I hope you are not a finn because you don't seem to have any sisu. Are you a recent immigrant to Finland?

Honestly, you should be taken out back and beaten if you actually use plastic to pay for small purchases prick.

about three weeks ago

Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

aristotle-dude Re:Drugs (753 comments)

Cash isn't anonymous. Every time you spend cash it eventually gets scanned and the numbers sent to the government. You take cash from the bank, scan. The gas station deposits that money, scan. You might have paid a hooker with it, and then she bought cash- but if they can trace all the other money from the gas station to tourists then it's more likely it was you buying gas.

Uh, you take the hundred dollar bill from the bank teller, then you buy something with it and get change with smaller bills and so on. Notice how your original withdrawal gets lost in the noise?

about three weeks ago

Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

aristotle-dude Re:Children (753 comments)

You let your child travel to the convenience store without adult supervision, without even a phone just in case? You child abuser, you.

Fucking NAZI. When I was growing up, all the kids wandered the neighbourhood without adult supervision until dusk and we turned out just fine. We also walked to the neighbourhood corner store for candy. Namby-pamby fascists like you are what is ruining society. We did not have cell phones either.

about three weeks ago

Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

aristotle-dude Re:Why? (753 comments)

You're still perfectly able to not use cash, but why do you insist that the rest of us follow along?

because it's impractical for some to take cash, so I am "forced" to use cash for some transactions.

You might like to be sodomized by the man but let the rest of live free. Do you want to be the bitch of big brother or something?

about three weeks ago

Lyft's New York Launch Halted By Restraining Order

aristotle-dude New York City (92 comments)

Garbage bag filled streets, the smell of garbage, stupid bridge tolls just to get to Manhattan from the airport and rude people. Visiting NYC once was enough for me for a long time. Attention New Yorkers and New York bureaucrats, you are destroying your local economy with your idiotic short sightedness. Nobody wants to visit your city if you are going to make it a horrible experience.

about three weeks ago

Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On

aristotle-dude Re:Probable cause (223 comments)

Yes, it does include a freedom "from" religion clause. If you take the time to learn anything about the framers of the Constitution, you'll know that they were dead-set against allowing anything invoking divine authority to creep into the system of law and government which they were creating. Not all of them, but most, and that wisdom, thankfully, carried the day.

What language exactly are you writing in? It appears to be english but you appear to not understand english. I quote the first amendment.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;

Where in that set of phrases do you see a freedom "from" religion? It enshrines the principle that the "government" can neither establish a state church or prevent the free exercise of any religion. It does nothing to protect atheists from having to live around non-atheists. You have to make that choice yourself and move elsewhere if you don't like your neighbours. It binds the government to prevent them from interfering and it does not grant you any rights as a citizen to lord over others who choose to practice a religion.

about three weeks ago

Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

aristotle-dude Re: Socialism is not working (710 comments)

Why, because the US is the most socialist country in the West? What planet are you on?

Really high welfare payouts? Check. Significant amount of the GDP on military spending? Check. 1 in 4 of the workforce work for the government? Check. Vast amounts of government subsidized housing? Check.

Seriously, compared to Canada, the US is positively socialism even though republicans like to call Canada socialist/communist.

In Hawaii, you can get 60k on welfare.

about a month ago

NADA Is Terrified of Tesla

aristotle-dude Re:My Anecdotal Evidence (455 comments)

'Everyone' hates the car dealership, and I do too. But, in my recent, personal experience, they have provided me the benefit of price competition. I needed to lease a car and found the lowest price I could find. I then simply called the 'Internet Department' at each of the local dealerships for this particular model, and just asked if they could beat that price. One guy said he could, and I went to him. I don't know if this is possible with purchasing a Tesla. Can different dealerships set their own prices, or, since the dealership is the manufacturer, is the price the same across any 'dealership' within a given geographical area?

Don't know. Can your boss set your salary on a whim after asking a bunch of random strangers what he should pay you?

about a month and a half ago

Theater Chain Bans Google Glass

aristotle-dude Re:Makes perfect sense. (376 comments)

They are banning their use for privacy of other patrons.

Their other patrons expect privacy in a public place? I bet the cinema has plenty of surveillance cameras already aiming at those patrons.

They expect privacy in the sense that there would be nobody (other patrons) taking photos or video of them within the theatre.

about 2 months ago

Theater Chain Bans Google Glass

aristotle-dude Re:Makes perfect sense. (376 comments)

If the device has flashing LEDs, bright backlights, etc., OK I see the point. If it simply bothers people that someone in there is a geek, then I'll just wait for someone to ban the gays, the blacks and my favorite annoyance, hipsters.

I don't own the device and it'll be a long time before I'm convinced it wouldn't make me sick, but "We don't want none of your kind here" isn't an emotion I sympathize with from any establishment for any reason.

I don't think you understand the problem. They are not banning them for piracy. They are banning their use for privacy of other patrons. They have to look out for the interests of the majority of their customers.

about 2 months ago

Theater Chain Bans Google Glass

aristotle-dude Re:Makes perfect sense. (376 comments)

It does if they want my continued business.

Obviously, they don't consider the glasshole demographic to be worth the effort to target. In a nutshell, they don't want your business.

about 2 months ago



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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