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Mt. Gox Knew It Was Selling Phantom Bitcoin 2 Weeks Before Collapse

friedman101 Re:The nature of the Ponzi (263 comments)

False. The lawyers of the folks at the top also make money.

about 9 months ago

Scientists Induce New Hair Growth In Balding Men

friedman101 Re:Who cares (232 comments)

I don't think you know what a protip is.

Protip, I have a huge penis. Hope that helps!

about a year ago

Happy Hardware Freedom Day

friedman101 yep (35 comments)

Ah yes, 4/20 - the day I finally free up all my ceramic hardware

about a year and a half ago

Should the Start of Chinese New Year Be a Federal Holiday?

friedman101 I'm for it (307 comments)

Holiday vs no holiday seems like an easy choice to me. All you have to do is not work, nobody is forcing you to get a Mao tattoo.

about 2 years ago

Motorola Reinvents the RAZR

friedman101 Re:HDMI? (208 comments)

Imagine a Beowulf cluster of them

more than 3 years ago

Ars Looks At In-Flight Internet — State of the Art vs. Things To Come

friedman101 20% - really? (101 comments)

I find that 20% number hard to believe. I make the trip from Seattle to Atlanta fairly regularly and I hardly ever notice anyone using the in-flight internet. It's hard to justify if your laptop battery will die half-way through the flight.

more than 3 years ago

Rooted Devices Blocked From Android Movie Market

friedman101 Re:Obviously required by the studios (321 comments)

Believe me, I know. I run Linux and there is no way to get any of the legal paid for movie services on my computer. iTunes does not work, Netflix does not work, the Amazon thing does not work. (I can only get free services like Hulu).

I also run Linux and Amazon's video and mp3 services work just fine for me. The former requires flash which works well enough on linux, the latter even has a native linux binary

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Holds iPhone Funeral Event

friedman101 what the hell (311 comments)

i live in seattle, the mecca and last bastion of microsoft fanboyism. i haven't met one person excited about this, even the 20k Microsoft employees who are getting them for free seem pretty meh about it. didn't the last microsoft phone get pulled off the shelves after selling like 400 nation wide? the cart is about 20 miles ahead of the horse here.

more than 4 years ago

A Supervolcano Beneath Mt. St. Helens?

friedman101 Just terrific (180 comments)

Great, first we lose the Sonics and now our city is gonna be the next Pompeii. Great era to be a Seattleite

more than 5 years ago

Wikipedia Bans Church of Scientology

friedman101 Re:What Science? (665 comments)

That sort of implies that Scientology is the red-headed stepchild of science. I'd say Scientology is to science what peach cobbler is to rainbows.

more than 5 years ago

WHO Raises Swine Flu Threat Level

friedman101 Re:From a Hot Zone (557 comments)

So long as this is going on, I'll make sure to was my hands with soap and water after using the bathroom, to try to avoid sick people, and to go to health services if I start showing flu-like symptoms

it might be a wise idea to do these things even when you're not in the epicenter of a hot zone

more than 5 years ago

A Real Bill Gates Rant

friedman101 Re:I don't get it (293 comments)

I actually don't really hate Bill (though I understand why some do).

You do? You understand why some people "hate" a guy that has created thousands of jobs, a wildly profitable US company, and is doing more to help the global effort against AIDS and hunger than (most likely) any other individual on earth? So the OS isn't the best and they aren't great about adhering to open standards or publishing their source code... Hate is isn't felt by any sane person towards Bill Gates.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Asks For a Refund From Laid-Off Workers [updated]

friedman101 junk mail (424 comments)

IANAL but i'd treat this in exactly the same way i'd treat a letter from walmart saying i underpaid on a dvd. i'd laugh a bit while i crumpled it up and threw it away. not to mention that microsoft has no sway over these people anymore. cut your losses and fire whoever in payroll screwed it up.

more than 5 years ago

Draconian DRM Revealed In Windows 7

friedman101 Re:The "True Name" of Windows 7 (1127 comments)

no, that would not be nice. microsoft keeps food on the table for thousands of families and they're a relatively profitable US company at a time when we don't seem to make much of anything here.. i hope they realize their folly and make a great/lucrative OS the next time.

more than 5 years ago

Internet Killed the Satellite Radio Star

friedman101 Re:Bollocks (368 comments)

Coke down south has became the unofficial name for Carbonated Soft Drinks.

not sure who started this rumor but as a former southerner from the heart of coke-land (atlanta) i'd like to clarify that if we want a sprite we ask for a sprite. we do, however, tend to call any vending machine that serves a liquid a coke machine.

more than 5 years ago

Ubuntu's Laptop Killing Bug Fixed

friedman101 Re:As per "Flamebait Story" (271 comments)

I never begrudged Ubuntu (or Linux in general) for having a bug related to a problem that was largely the fault of the hardware manufacturer. What did piss me off, however, was the fact that a bug that affected most new laptops and threatened to shorten their lifetimes dramatically wasn't plastered all over ubuntu.com in huge red font. We'd have never given Microsoft this much leeway.

more than 5 years ago

Video Games Linked To Child Aggression

friedman101 huh (500 comments)

Why is this story tagged "correlationisnotcausation"? That was the point of this study, they say it's a causative relationship.

more than 6 years ago

Which Vendors Do You Trust For PC Parts?

friedman101 Re:Local Store? (520 comments)

Personally I'm a socialist and support our high taxes in Sweden, but I make sure to never miss out an opportunity to withhold as much taxes I can get away with.. Has more to do with personal greed than with any political ideology

I think this is a pretty good summary of why absolute socialism (not what you have in sweden) doesn't work

more than 6 years ago


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