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Southwest Declares Kevin Smith Too Fat To Fly

bitserf Re:Slashdotted - here's the text (940 comments)

What negative PR?

Positive as far as I'm concerned.

Make fatties walk!

more than 4 years ago
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Southwest Declares Kevin Smith Too Fat To Fly

bitserf Re:Good for southwest (940 comments)

Yes, of course. It's not the fault of the airline for cramming you in like sardines, but the fault of someone for being larger than average. Divide and conquer... you damned idiots.

Last I checked stuffing face with burgers and KFC was a personal choice.

So yes, it's the fault of the pachyderm when they spill over into adjacent seats.

Healthy, skinny persons are well within their rights to ridicule those who choose to lower their snouts into the trough whenever food is in the vicinity.

more than 4 years ago
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Southwest Declares Kevin Smith Too Fat To Fly

bitserf Re:Customer of Size? (940 comments)

Over here, we just call them "fat fucks".

Person of size is useless. What size? Fat fuck describes it in a succinct, accurate manner.

more than 4 years ago
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Craigslist Shielded From Prosecution In SC

bitserf Re:This is not moderation, this is accomodation. (78 comments)

We've had legalized prostitution in New Zealand since 2003.

Contrary to the scaremongering promulgated by people with hidden agendas, the sky has not fallen, and people working in the world's oldest profession have the full protection of the law behind them, just like everyone else.

Doesn't mean there isn't still a social stigma associated with it, but at least they're not forced into the underground and exploited by criminals, and they pay their taxes just like everyone else.

more than 5 years ago
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UK Games Industry Over the Hill?

bitserf Re:It's not a university problem, it's people leav (314 comments)

I have a mate who used to work for EA in the UK. He is one of the smartest programmers I know, self-taught, solid in math and physics, hard worker who churns out tight code.

Three years of his life wasted at that company for a pittance.

Needless to say, he saw the light and is now making serious bank doing "boring" development like the rest of us.

Sometimes you get more than you pay for, and if you don't realize it, your loss, since they will, eventually.

more than 6 years ago

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New Zealand introduces file sharing bill

bitserf bitserf writes  |  more than 4 years ago

bitserf (756357) writes "Our overlords in government have decided to try and push through some file sharing legislation.

In the bill remains the controversial provisions for three-strikes removal of internet access, though interestingly, nothing prohibiting users from moving to other ISPs.

Text of the bill can be found here.

Interesting timing, considering ACTA negotiations due to be held in Wellington in April."

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Microsoft sued over RSS in Vista

bitserf bitserf writes  |  more than 5 years ago

CptImaginaryProperty (756357) writes "Microsoft is currently being sued in China for alleged patent violations related to RSS.

It is unclear what the patent in question actually covers, referring as it does to a Chinese patent number, and given the fact that RSS is an open standard with a pretty well defined set of typical use cases, with significant amounts of prior art in these.

Microsoft is certainly not particularly popular in China at the moment, so this will probably fan the flames of anti-Microsoft sentiment."

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bitserf bitserf writes  |  more than 7 years ago

bitserf (756357) writes "As some blogs are reporting, Microsoft appears to have submitted a patent application for RSS. This appears to be a pretty cynical move on their part, think back to when people were pushing for them to integrate this into their platforms. It would be quite ironic if the inventor of RSS ended up not being able to use the technology he developed and evangelized for fear of infringing on their patent. The filing date of the patent is June 21, 2005."

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