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Barack Obama Retains US Presidency

crumbz Obama (1576 comments)

God bless America. Or flying Spaghetti monster. Or random evolutionary processes. At least it wasn't that mutant.

Now, we have to:

1. Declare a national holiday so all can vote on a day off to eliminate the lines.
2. Get rid of the electoral college.
3. Get Congress to override Citizen United.
4. Take the money out of the electoral system.

about 2 years ago

Microsoft 'Hut' Opens Outside Seattle Apple Store

crumbz I believe (262 comments)

this just proves that Microsoft doesn't get it. For all there R&D dollars and for all their marketing dollars, piggybacking off of Apple places them in a poor light, a "hey look, we are relevant too" kinda light. Apart from the OS space and the occasional Windows phone, Microsoft and Apple are no longer the direct competitors they once were.

more than 2 years ago

White House Proposes "Wealthy Tax"

crumbz Re:Cap Gains vs. Income (2115 comments)

1. According to IRS data, the Fortune 500 paid an average tax rate of 17%.
2. However, since taxes are merely an input cost, one can argue that corporations do not pay taxes on income. As we saw during the recent government shutdown of the FAA, when the airlines were not required to collect ticket taxes during that period, the airlines raised their prices to the level pre-shutdown and pocketed the difference. Taxes may impact profitability but the taxation is paid by the customer.

about 3 years ago

A Court's Weak Argument For Blocking IP Subpoenas

crumbz John Katz (220 comments)

Is back.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You File Paper Documents At Home?

crumbz Piles (371 comments)

Lots of them. All over the house. It's a mess.

more than 3 years ago

$30 GPS Jammer Can Wreak Havok

crumbz Whut? (386 comments)

Who the fuck wrote the blurb for this story? Did the slashdot editors read it themselves? I had to reread the blurb six times before i could figure out which of the devices "fail". What the fuck. Given the popularity of this website can't the editors at least give the impression that they give a flying fuck about writing.

more than 3 years ago

Four Outrages Techies Need To Know About the State of the Union

crumbz Re:How can we out-innovate? (489 comments)

The logic that we need to compete with workers who are poorly paid, who live and work in an environmental nightmare, is ridiculous.

more than 3 years ago

Betelgeuse To Blow Up Soon — Or Not

crumbz Or.... (312 comments)

Betelgeuse could have blown up in 1411 CE. News sure travels slow in our part of the galaxy......

more than 3 years ago

Pot Grower's Privacy Challenged

crumbz Re:Decriminalize it (477 comments)

I am afraid the data doesn't back you up on the claim that "many peoples psychosis is triggered solely by their [sic] use of drugs". Studies have shown that porlonged drug abuse may inflame psychotic outbreaks and other aperiodic abnormal events but causation is not highly correlated. Indeed, the correlation with respect to marijuana use is below that of other exogenous factors.

more than 3 years ago

Pot Grower's Privacy Challenged

crumbz Decriminalize it (477 comments)

And this becomes a non-issue. After all liquor stores publicize their locations. After all liquor is a more addictive, more harmful drug by orders of magnitude yet it is regulated and legal.

more than 3 years ago

Congresswoman and Staff Gunned Down

crumbz Website (2166 comments)

Sarah Palin just took down her USA Map with targets drawn over democratic leaders, one of them was for Gabrielle Giffords.

more than 3 years ago

Recording the Police

crumbz Re:and we should also... (515 comments)

If your car fines you every time you go over 65, then don't drive or 60 or so. Problem solved.

more than 3 years ago

Income Tax Quashed, Ballmer To Cash In Billions

crumbz Well... (650 comments)

...something is to be said for unenlightened self-interest. I am just not sure as to what.

more than 3 years ago

Careful What You Post, the FBI Has More of These

crumbz Not sure about getting this to the SCOTUS (761 comments)

Given that the 7th and 9th Circuits have OK'd warrantless tracking, I am unsure how quickly the Supreme Court would grant cert on this issue. And given the current members of the Court, I might not like their decision.

more than 3 years ago

RIAA Accounting — How Labels Avoid Paying Musicians

crumbz Re:These practices need to be criminalized (495 comments)

Since when do the Jews control the entire recording industry? Certainly there are Jewish people at some of the major labels, but attributing ALL of the accounting issues to the Jews? I smell a troll.....

more than 4 years ago

A Composer's-Eye View of the Copyright Wars

crumbz Re:I just wrote this guy an email: (973 comments)

Just to clarify something for you, all property rights are "imaginary" rights. Whether the property right is over a tangible or intangible object is not relevant.

more than 4 years ago

Conservative Textbook Curriculum Passes Final Vote In Texas

crumbz Texas (895 comments)

Still fighting the American Civil War in 2010.

more than 4 years ago

iPad Is Destroying Netbook Sales

crumbz After a month of daily use... (911 comments)

...I find the iPad to be a perfect web surfing device. Great for e-mail and watching video. I am actually considering selling my Macbook Pro, as it is starting to get dusty. That said, I wouldn't want to write a novel on it.

more than 4 years ago

Apple May Face Antitrust Inquiry

crumbz Tying (457 comments)

The only claim I see the Feds have for antitrust is for Apple "tying" disparate products, hardware and apps, similar to the issue in U.S. v. Microsoft (o.s. and browser). However, given Apple has only about 25% of the market share in the smart phone arena, I do not see the basis for the Feds action. The development platform only lock for Apple products strikes me as failing to meet the antitrust standard.

more than 4 years ago


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