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Canada Upholds Net Neutrality Rules In Wireless TV Case

aristotle-dude Re:What? (98 comments)

So basically you are saying that you are saying that voted liberal or NDP and that you love the CRTC and that harper's people are mean for challenging them and you possibly work for one of the companies that makes up ROBELLUS? You seem also be a fanboy of "science" which is a field of study which wants you to stop anthropomorphising it and stop assigning political or idealogical bias to it. Science is a useful tool for discovery but you need to learn to think for yourself and not be afraid to not believe everything someone tells you just because they have a specific title. Don't be so damn naive.

2 days ago
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US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One

aristotle-dude Re:track record (291 comments)

which due to dwindling sales and prospects, may be the last 747s to be produced.

the 747 has been around forever, with many upgrades over that time. it has a proven track record. Now, generally im against no bid contracts, but this one makes sense.

Why does it make sense? Because America? Even with this token gesture, it will likely be the last Boeing plane used for the president's fleet.

2 days ago
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Canada Upholds Net Neutrality Rules In Wireless TV Case

aristotle-dude Re:What? (98 comments)

Still a fucking miracle with Harper and the current CRTC. The major players had a lot of victories in recent years.

Sorry but how is it a miracle? Have you not seen the commercials from the Harper government about changing the wireless industry in favour of the consumers? Did previous governments even attempt to reform the CRTC or how the wireless industry treats consumers? The answer is no so why the anti-harper rhetoric? Previous governments either did nothing to improve the industry for the benefit of consumers or made it worse by appointing industry cronies to the CRTC board. If you want to blame why it was bad, look at previous liberal governments.

2 days ago
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Plan C: The Cold War Plan Which Would Have Brought the US Under Martial Law

aristotle-dude Re:Montreal in October 1970 (308 comments)

Canada put the Province of Québec under the martial laws in 1970 after the kidnapping of MP Pierre Laporte who was Labor minister and member of the mob. The Martial law result of thousands of jailed people because they speak french.

Yes and that was implemented by a Liberal Prime Minister named Pierre Elliot Trudeau. The left like to talk about how they believe in rights and freedoms but once they get in power, their tune changes.

5 days ago
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Facebook Will Let You Flag Content As 'False'

aristotle-dude When will they take reported comments seriously? (224 comments)

When will they start taking reports of anti-semetic hate speech seriously? It seems that if you call someone a "wuss" for using a community page to troll and make anti-christian and anti-jewish statements instead of their personal account, you will get banned from posting and liking for 3 days if the person in question identifies as gay as well as deleting your relatively inoffensive remark/challenge to use a personal account instead so that we can block them. However, if you report one of those same people for hate speech against a religious or ethnic group, nothing will happen to them and the comment will not be deleted regardless of how many times people report their hate speech.

Equality means equal responsibility and equal application of punishments as well as privileges. Why is hate speech against christians and jews tolerated by facebook reviewers and why is calling someone a "wuss" grounds for a temp ban?

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

aristotle-dude Re:free as in AOL (570 comments)

Plus, you can't buy beer. You can only get it on a rental basis.

Corona beer only looks recycled.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

aristotle-dude Re:free as in AOL (570 comments)

Not free as in free speech. Not free as in free beer. Free as in AOL. :)

Beer is never free. Someone has to pay for it.

about two weeks ago
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Your Entire PC In a Mouse

aristotle-dude Re:My mouse gets really dirty... (165 comments)

I don't know about everyone else, but my hand leaves crap on my mouse that needs to be cleaned regularly. I wouldn't want that stuff getting into the mouse and sticking to the circuits...

Sounds like you should get yourself checked out by a doctor if your pores are extruding crap.

about two weeks ago
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Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now

aristotle-dude Re:Hypocrites, liars and communists. (441 comments)

I can't tell if this is sarcasm or if you really are an actual retard.

Are you an environmentalist? Do you drive a car, fly on jets for vacation trips? Do you drive cars on road trips? If so, then you do not practice what you preach. If you believe carbon credits in any way benefit the environment then I have a bridge to sell you.

Live your life the way you preach to others before you preach.

about two weeks ago
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Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now

aristotle-dude Hypocrites, liars and communists. (441 comments)

All you greenies do is talk about how "we" should change but "you" do absolutely nothing yourselves. What to help the planet? Plant a tree, move closer to your work, sell your car and instead use car sharing services and transit. Stop telling "us" what to do and make definitive changes yourselves.

I am not a greenie and I don't tell others what they should or should not do but I don't drive a car by choice and it has nothing specifically do do with being an "environmentalist".

about two weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

aristotle-dude Re: Makes sense. (629 comments)

I think iOS updates have to jump through the same carrier hoops as Android. The difference is that Apple only has a small number of devices that need to be tested so it's faster and easier for them to roll out updates.

I am sure carriers are given beta testing access but I doubt they have a veto on updates because the update, barring hardware differences on models, is the same for all iOS devices. So the core of the OS is the same on a Verizon, Sprint or AT&T phone but only differs in the cell radio firmware portion.

about three weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

aristotle-dude Re:Makes sense. (629 comments)

Google doesn't make the version of Android that goes out on e.g. Samsung phones. Google can patch 4.3 ll they want, but it's up to Samsung to take the patch, implement it, test it on all their devices, then get blessing from the various carriers to send it out. Given there's still people out there with S3s (and probably S2s) there's no chance they're going to put the effort into it and instead tell people to get the shiny new S5.

Should not matter. If they are patching the core, the core should be available for updating by google directly by alerting the user of a needed patch. The customization should not be touching the core of the OS.

about three weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

aristotle-dude Re:Makes sense. (629 comments)

Even if they patched it for 4.3, there is approximately zero chance that it would be pushed out as an update by anyone.

Hindsight is 20/20 but they could have copied the idea from Apple where a process would periodically check for vulnerabilities in the background. They could patch the vulnerable component through a google updater on the phone. I don't think most vulnerabilities would require a new ROM for the phone.

about three weeks ago
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In Paris, Terrorists Kill 2 More, Take At Least 7 Hostages

aristotle-dude Re:Yay, religion of peace! (490 comments)

Religion and Peace are like polar opposites when you look at the grand picture throughout history.

Do you have a reading comprehension issue? We are talking about ISLAM, not other religions which do not go around killing people for being offended.

about three weeks ago
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EFF: Apple's Dev Agreement Means No EFF Mobile App For iOS

aristotle-dude Any nothing of value was last (220 comments)

Basically their "app" could be easily handed as a mobile ready website?

about three weeks ago
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Tumblr Co-Founder: Apple's Software Is In a Nosedive

aristotle-dude Re: Nosedive (598 comments)

I'm still trying to figure out (for my wife) what magical, unintuitive process will get all her epubs and mkv files to open on her iPad Air 2. It's a royal clusterfucking pain. We used to have an arcane process but that broke with the latest itunes.

At least this pain is bringing home the realization that Apple isn't easy to use, doesn't just work, and can't be trusted for pretty much anything.

Really? For your MKV files, load them into the storage directory of the player that can play them through iTunes. For epubs, you can load them into the the storage folder for iBooks. Google it.

about a month ago
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Aircraft Responsible For 2.5% of Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions

aristotle-dude Only 2.5 percent? So nothing then? (232 comments)

So this basically means that the entire airline industry has a negligible effect on CO2 emissions and any improvements would also have almost zero impact? They could basically plant a few trees and become carbon neutral?

about a month ago
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Stars Traveling Close To Light Speed Could Spread Life Through the Universe

aristotle-dude Re:pathetic humans (184 comments)

Put down that peyote and realize that you are a human so where do you get off saying "you humans". Go read Ecclesiastes and know that every human accomplishment is meaningless in the grand scheme of things and every pleasure you seek is also meaningless. Seek god if you want to be happy. Solomon is the man who wrote Ecclesiastes and he tried to find fulfilment in every sensual pleasure, every field of learning and owning every possible possession available to him. None of that gave him true happiness. Only those who know and fear the lord will attain true happiness and fulfilment in their life.

Only the fearful and diffident shall be happy and fulfilled? Oh tell us more doubleplus good speak.

*WOOOOOOOOOOOOSH*
The point you missed is that the acquisition of "things" or seeking to experience all manners of "sensual" pleasure do not result in longterm fulfilment or happiness. Solomon had more gold that any of us will ever have. He could buy what he wanted any time that he wanted. Fear is this case would be awe,reverence or respect for the power of god. That is much different than living in paralyzing "fear". Some fear can be healthy as it helps you stay out of trouble. When you look at something like the Niagara falls in person, does it give you terror or does it cause a sense of awe? Does that feeling give you a positive sense of euphoria? Now imagine a god who created all of that awe inspiring power, other inspiring phenomenon and the universe itself. Now consider such a being caring about you personally. Wild, if you actually think about it even as a thought experiment.

I can somewhat relate to Solomon. I used to be into acquiring things and travelling around the world experiencing new things but I found that none of that ever really gave me lasting joy.

about 2 months ago
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Stars Traveling Close To Light Speed Could Spread Life Through the Universe

aristotle-dude Re:pathetic humans (184 comments)

You humans are so self-centered. You think that because you are 'alive' according to your way of thinking, that being alive is ideal. Anything that 'spreads life' is a good thing.

Put down that peyote and realize that you are a human so where do you get off saying "you humans". Go read Ecclesiastes and know that every human accomplishment is meaningless in the grand scheme of things and every pleasure you seek is also meaningless. Seek god if you want to be happy. Solomon is the man who wrote Ecclesiastes and he tried to find fulfilment in every sensual pleasure, every field of learning and owning every possible possession available to him. None of that gave him true happiness. Only those who know and fear the lord will attain true happiness and fulfilment in their life.

about a month ago
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Google, National Parks Partner To Let Girls Program White House Xmas Tree Lights

aristotle-dude Re:Girls, girls, girls... (333 comments)

You know, initially I was outraged, the same as you. And then it occurred to me that if you let the boys design the Christmas tree lights, eventually the White House would be adorned with 12 foot tall penis light sculptures...

You appear to have a phallic obsession. I personally like boobs.

about a month 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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