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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

davydagger Re:Sigh (717 comments)

just not liking gays is not an OK position, but its not worth kicking javascript's inventor out of the head slot from mozilla, especially when he keeps his beefs personal.

Somewhat hypocritical when the standard of "total social and political banishment" for the slightest anti-gay sentiment isn't implemented accross the board.

2 days ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

davydagger Re:Microsoft Products "Just Work" (572 comments)

well no. microsoft knows their customer base. Unlike Apple, microsoft doesn't sell products to the end user, and frankly doesn't care, or even know what the end user wants.

microsoft sells products to corporate purchasing managers.

1. in the form of OEM computer distributers
2. in the form of corporate installs.

So, when you want to buy a new computer, your not thinking ZOMG WINDOWS. you like, "look how nice this Dull computer is", or "ZOMG UFOware gaming laptop", or "sick nVidia graphics card".

Windows comes with the mix, and its "oh, your here".

People grit their teeth and bear it, but think "at least its not a mac", and "at least I got a computer".

the average person doesn't know or care enough to do even basic system mantience(i.e. updates defrag, check disk), far less install an Operating System on their computer, any OS, even windows.

As far as people with open minds go. Firefox and Chrome have the market in web browsing. Its as easy as double clicking an Icon after downloading something, so people do it. Even if a web browser comes stock with the computer, they use another one.

3 days ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

davydagger Re:User complaints... (572 comments)

when has a microsoft product ever resulted in zero complaints?

ever?

3 days ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

davydagger Re:LibreOffice/OpenOffice still kind of suck (572 comments)

>2014 still using outlook.

failwail of a fucking email client, and a great way to get a virus, and its slow as fucking dogshit. Why in fuck would anyone want to run office? Don't say for exchange server. Thats more fail too. and then we get to the joke of IE, and IIS.

Firefox/Thunderbird + take your pick of postfix, exim4, or qmail(all enterprise grade capable).

microsoft even contributes to the OpenCloud stack.

3 days ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

davydagger Re:What a bunch of Wuss (572 comments)

the problem is that germany's concept of "living room" stretched all the way to the arayn mountains, and mabey then some.

How much is enough when you are dealing with a conquering army?

when they decide to stop, thats when,

3 days ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

davydagger Re:What a bunch of Wuss (572 comments)

Germany having Italy was more of a penalty than anything. Italian army was damn inadequate, and folded reall fast when tasked with anything other than invading and holding libya.

Also, the Russian forces where more capable than people think, and US forces painfully inadequate.

Brtain Lost, France Lost.

Britain got a second chance cause of the USA, and the soviets did most of the real fighting, invading from the east.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

davydagger Trick Question (381 comments)

There will always be trolls. Its impossible to catch them all. By definition a troll only works when at least one person doesn't understand that its a troll.

a good troll might even fool the mods.

3 days ago
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Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

davydagger Re:"Hard redirect" (376 comments)

so basicly like malware.

4 days ago
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The Social Laboratory

davydagger Litterally 1984 (79 comments)

In all my years reading slashdot, I've never seen an article litterally advocating the type of society as found in 1984. No, this is litterally Oligargial Socialism, i.e. facism, stalinism, and maoism(english socialism, neo-bolshievism, and obliteration of self/death worship, respectively).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Theory_and_Practice_of_Oligarchical_Collectivism

thats what you have to look forward too. Too hell with these newage facists

about three weeks ago
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Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch

davydagger Re:Yes it should ship! (112 comments)

except in really large corporations, divisions of the company fight among themselves for the CEO's attention like other companies fight.

Tizen will never land a smartphone, because their biggest competitor is Samsung's Android device. They might get lucky enough to release other devices, such as invehichle consoles with tizen.

Also, since android apps won't run on Tizen, which as a new OS has a chicken and egg problem with apps, its at a major disadvantage.

There are other large Android vendors.

about three weeks ago
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Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch

davydagger Re:Yes it should ship! (112 comments)

Samsung is the large competitor.

Given the fact that Samsung is the largest, arguably best manufacturer of android phones, they are litterally competing against another department in the same company.

You have one giant South Korean buerocracy, where they have to compete within the company for the CEO/Board's attention/funding against the companies big money maker.

Tizen is never going to ship a phone, ever.

about three weeks ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

davydagger Re:Ban caffeine! (511 comments)

because thats a giant "what if" with nothing else to back it up?

I mean, jay-walking and speeding are already illegal. Its best to lock them up before they start robbing banks.

The gateway argument is ridicolous.

about three weeks ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

davydagger East Germany... (619 comments)

The study basicly looked at East Germany, of all socialist states, not suprising, being that its slightly anti-communist bias of "The Economist".

Communism was never supported by the population of East Germany, and was only held in place by force, and under dirrection of the Soviet Union. The Russians, really hated the germans, and saw East Germany as nothing more than speed bump to slow NATO advances.

It had the world's biggest secret police, which should also tell you something about the popularity of the state. 10 times as big as the gestapo it replaced.

about 1 month ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

davydagger Re:He cant or wont? (382 comments)

>Or if you go way too far overboard, you might have a cabinet revolt to pick another party leader (and by extension prime minister).

in the USA, the president picks his cabinet, and they are basicly his apointees. Party leadership has no direct control over a sitting politician, but can only exert influence financially or with brand name support durring elections.

about a month ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

davydagger Re:He cant or wont? (382 comments)

and regulating interstate commerce is the power of congress. unilateral action by the president here, would be....foolish.

It would be outside of the bounds of the presidents power.

about a month ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

davydagger Re:He cant or wont? (382 comments)

your making a false dichotomy out of the two like there is any real diffrence.

about a month ago
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Google's Project Zero Aims To Find Exploits Before Attackers Do

davydagger Re:Code name "Only our back doors" (62 comments)

or even some random hacker/script kiddie.

security is not a binary, more security == better.

Also, the less backdoors exist, the more aparant the ones that do exist are.

If you eliminate all other backdoors except the NSA's, you can be more certain the backdoors that do exist actually belong to the NSA, and the more a single entity relies on a single backdoor is the more likely it will be discovered/found/patched/made irrelivant/worked around.

about a month ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

davydagger Re:Goodbye foreign markets (749 comments)

>c) Those foreign countries refuse to obey US court orders

those countries are squarely on a list of countries that are considered either "non-democratic", or state sponsers of "terrorism".

about a month ago

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iPhone users demand ethics from apple over manufacture

davydagger davydagger writes  |  more than 2 years ago

davydagger (2566757) writes "Apple iphone users demand that apple redress poor working conditions of workers who make their iPhone. Their demand is for an "ethical" iphone. Given apple's long running and long ignored ethical problems, along many lines, it'd almost be fair to suggest jumping ship. Of course this was long suggested, as there is not a single Apple product where there is no viable competition.(some would say BETTER even)."
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