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Funding Tech For Government, Instead of Tech For Industry

epyT-R Re:Edit needed (55 comments)

'establishment' or 'established firm' might be better.

13 hours ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

epyT-R Re: Imagine the good they could have done.. (572 comments)

Wealth doesn't correlate strongly with intellect. If anything, it might be slightly negative. Besides, if you really earned that much, you would've probably never heard of slashdot in the first place. You'd be off doing more interesting things.

yesterday
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

epyT-R Re:First world problems. (572 comments)

Exactly.

yesterday
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

epyT-R Re:First world problems. (572 comments)

My 'view', is that he was using fallacious reasoning in order to preach.

I could see how the autodownload might put someone out of serious money and/or waste precious bandwidth. Few people have 'unlimited' plans. By all means, offer the music as a free optional download in the itunes store, where, if purchased (for $0), becomes a part of the user's library, and then autodownloads if the user has that turned on. Don't just force the download.

How would you like it if your phone manufacturer or carrier started 'autodownloading' crap you didn't necessarily ask for? Strip the hype and drama away, and there is still a legit complaint here.

yesterday
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

epyT-R Re: Imagine the good they could have done.. (572 comments)

Oh right, this is an apple product. You all must be 'stylish' hipster douchebags who think you're smart.

yesterday
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

epyT-R Re:First world problems. (572 comments)

So anyone with a problem not as bad as someone starving in a 3rd world country has no right to complain or discuss it, ever?

Logic is sorely lacking around here. It's called context. If you want to discuss 3rd world problems, there are plenty of forums to do that in. This is a technology site. You are obviously in the wrong place. Take your social justice somewhere else.

yesterday
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

epyT-R Re:JUST TURN OFF THE MOTHERFUCKING PHONE! (321 comments)

but but that would require people to take responsibility. How dare you suggest they shouldn't be coddled and denied their pity parties!

2 days ago
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

epyT-R Re:A solution in search of a problem... (321 comments)

Well if they know how to drive then they wouldn't need the laws in the first place. Either way the laws are useless.

2 days ago
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

epyT-R Re:A solution in search of a problem... (321 comments)

No. The phone is an interactive distraction which is not the same as a radio etc. If you bothered to read the rest of my post, you would've noticed that I addressed the social problem. I'm sure your bitch-ass has a problem with that, too because it doesn't involve rainbows, ponies and pity parties.

2 days ago
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

epyT-R Re:A solution in search of a problem... (321 comments)

Fines won't stop this just like they don't stop speeding. Fines are just tax revenue for the state. The answer is to remove the incentive to use the damn phone while driving. Maybe just rewrite the software running the towers to pick up relative motion of a node exceeding a certain speed (either from the phone's gps or from triangulation), it disables the interface, or at least disallows certain traffic (like sms).

Perhaps a better solution to idiocy is to let darwin take his course in society a bit more instead of pushing to protect everyone from themselves. Make car insurance optional and only protect those whom the policies list. Remove any other legal liabilities to anyone else and reset the propaganda machine to inform people in blunt language they are NOT safe and that no one gives a shit about their long term survival except themselves. Lets see how quickly EVERYONE realizes their sorry asses depend on their attentive driving and not on the piece of cardboard in the glove box or anything else. Around here, most of the inattentive driving results in 30mph in-a-45 double line weavers. A good honk of the horn 'resets' them, however, some actually go back to it after a few minutes.

2 days ago
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U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data

epyT-R Just remember (223 comments)

A vote for democrats and/or republicans, whose parties increase the state's reach for ideological reasons and to corner the market, is a vote for more of the police state mentality, taxation, and deficit spending required to enforce it all. Don't let the left divide with stupid social justice and single issue shit, because a free country has liberty and justice FOR ALL, not state forced 'privilege' for specific castes at the expense of others (labeled as 'hate groups'), and choosing who 'wins' and who 'loses' in life based on attributes that weren't supposed to matter. Don't let the neo-right tell you that corporates care about steady jobs or lower taxes for the working class either. Ironically, those "he's worse than me" ads are perfect at showing that neither party has an objective or functional solution for what ails the country. Fuck them. The gubernatorial elections are coming up for many states. For those of you advocating 'working within system' style change, here's an opportunity. If you can, vote against both and send a message.

4 days ago
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John Romero On Reinventing the Shooter

epyT-R Re: Talk is cheap. (266 comments)

Yeah... hard hitting for 1989 maybe, when bart saying "eat my shorts" was considered crazily rebellious. By the mid 90s, Simpsons political and social content became extremely bland, and the jokes, unfunny. Staying power means having mass appeal, and that means being interesting enough to uninteresting minds, while being bland enough not to offend any of them to the point where there's serious backlash. Shit that that is dull as hell.

4 days ago
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John Romero On Reinventing the Shooter

epyT-R Re: Talk is cheap. (266 comments)

God forbid. When I was a kid, we had water guns, pellet guns (without that lame orange plastic shit), and we would get rowdy and roughhouse. By the standards of the time, I was pretty tame, but, by today's, I would be one of those 8yos labeled terrorists for bringing a fork to school or modeling the school building in some FPS. Today's parents are raising their kids kids to be the tame, delicate, and dependent special little snowflakes that today's society wants them to be. Yuck. A little blood splatter in their video games isn't going to turn them into murderers. That shit's been debunked thoroughly since the jack thompson and joe leiberman days.

At least we agree on nerf arena.

4 days ago
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To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

epyT-R To really cut emissions (485 comments)

To really cut emissions we need emissionless power generation. The closest thing we get to that in reasonable power density is nuclear.

about a week ago
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John Romero On Reinventing the Shooter

epyT-R Re: Talk is cheap. (266 comments)

A first person SHOOTER without the violence? wtf? Go play nerf arena.

I guess it explains why I dont' watch the simpsons.. it's about as boring and bland as possible while still calling it 'comedy. I want the violence. It's part of the fun.

about a week ago
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L.A. Times National Security Reporter Cleared Stories With CIA Before Publishing

epyT-R Re:Oh dear (188 comments)

Excuse me, it's 'Dear Leader'. Please report to the ministry of truth for 'processing'.

about a week ago
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L.A. Times National Security Reporter Cleared Stories With CIA Before Publishing

epyT-R Re:how nice (188 comments)

Sure. corps do government a favor, toss the puck over the side (or through the revolving door at the top of the pyramid), and government throws them a bone.

about a week ago
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L.A. Times National Security Reporter Cleared Stories With CIA Before Publishing

epyT-R Re:how nice (188 comments)

Exactly.. at least it was honest in that regard.

about a week ago
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L.A. Times National Security Reporter Cleared Stories With CIA Before Publishing

epyT-R Re:We suffer the 1st amendment for this (188 comments)

Without it, the government could overtly censor anything it didnt' like, so no, it's still better that we have it than not. You expect the government to regulate the media into telling the truth? hahaha

about a week ago

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