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Emails Show Feds Asking Florida Cops To Deceive Judges About Surveillance Tech

geek Re:Illegal, but very useful. (251 comments)

Liberals asked for it, now they got it. Welcome to Amerika

about a month ago
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Hewlett-Packard Admits To International Bribery and Money Laundering Schemes

geek Re:this shit is infuriating (139 comments)

Couple all of that with your obvious lack of intelligence and for the life of me I can't figure out why no one would want to hire you

Your blatant lack of empathy combined with a seemingly non-existent intention to give people a second chance - they may have changed a lot since the transgressions in the past - is depressing. Behavior such as yours makes things worse. I hope I have gravely misunderstood what you actually stand for.

For starters, he expresses no remorse. It's blame blame blame

So no, he isn't hirable under any circumstances. Neither are you from your attitude.

about 4 months ago
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Hewlett-Packard Admits To International Bribery and Money Laundering Schemes

geek Re:this shit is infuriating (139 comments)

So you were DUI (enough right there for me to pass you up for a job as I don't think you're a good person putting peoples lives at risk on the road) and 20 grams is certainly enough for any court to believe you had intent to sell it. Besides, you knew it was illegal but did it anyway. You now want to blame society for your stupidity.

Couple all of that with your obvious lack of intelligence and for the life of me I can't figure out why no one would want to hire you

about 4 months ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

geek Re:where is the controversy? (642 comments)

The Westboro church isn't Christian. Just because someone claims they are Christian doesn't mean they are. The Christian faith is about believing in Jesus and treating those around you as you would treat yourself. The Westboro's believe neither as they held their preacher above Christ himself and certainly don't treat others as they would treat themselves.

Almost no one treats every part of the Bible literally. The parts that are to be taken as interpretations are pretty clear on the fact they are interpreted. This strawman atheists poor out about fundamentalists and literal interpretation is old, played out and not substantiated in fact.

The Bible is and always has been referred to as the "Inspired Word of God." Just as a movie is inspired by the book it uses as source material so the Bible is inspired by God but interpreted by man.

As to your other strawman about hate from pro-life, anti-gay etc I can show you ten times the amount of hate from your side just in your post alone. So get over yourself.

about 4 months ago
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Hewlett-Packard Admits To International Bribery and Money Laundering Schemes

geek Re:this shit is infuriating (139 comments)

a convicted felon for minor drug offenses

Which is it? Felon or minor drug offense, because it can't be both. Possession is a misdemeanor. Intent to sell is a felony. I seriously doubt your sob story.

about 4 months ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

geek Re:April Fools stories are gay (1482 comments)

Marriage isnt a right you dumb shit. You aren't assigned partners at birth. Get the fuck over your gay self.

about 4 months ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

geek Re:April Fools stories are gay (1482 comments)

Because of people like you and your knee jerk bullshit in denying people their own personal opinions I am actively refusing to employ not just gays but also liberals and democrats. I will never again tolerate your type in my presence. You are the scum of the earth and will reap the consequences of your personal hate and intolerance.

about 4 months ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

geek Re:Boycott California (1482 comments)

wow. You are a truly horrible person.
You forget to check AC, btw.

Here comes the 'I don't post as AC' lie.

I don't post AC. Never have. But keep projecting yourself onto others.

I couldn't give a rats ass about the slashdot popularity contest. Perverts are perverts, that is all.

about 4 months ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

geek Re:Irony (1482 comments)

People's attitudes on this are extremely hypocritical. We rail against hatred and discrimination, and yet here we are with a "BURN THE HEATHENS!" mob mentality the second we find out about someone donating a relatively measly $1000 to Prop8. With the way some people are acting, you would think we just discovered that the guy was a raging pedophile. Did he really give out anywhere near the amount of damage that he and Mozilla are now receiving? Is this how we win the battle against discrimination? By replacing one form of irrational hatred and bias with another?

We may view it as poetic justice, but it's hypocrisy; plain and simple. People love to hate. The only thing that ever changes is who the current easy target is. Plenty of CEOs are vile, unscrupulous pigs who cheat on their wives and sexually harass female employees, but you won't see this sort of backlash against them because it isn't the current political hot topic.

Well, when your side of the argument is a crowd of self loathing homosexuals with absolutely no moral compass and a penchant for flying off the handle coupled with a need for societal acceptance of perverted behavior you can't expect anything less than torches and pitch forks.

about 4 months ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

geek Re:Boycott California (1482 comments)

If the torch & pitchfork crowds are going after this dude now because he supported CA Prop 8, shouldn't they also call for a boycott of the state of California? You know, since a majority of their voters voted for the infamous Proposition 8 and passed it. I would say that voting for it counts as supporting it, right?

Logic means nothing to these people. They'll call you a horrible person for not washing your hands after going to the bathroom but throw you a fucking parade and cheer you for hours because you stick your dick in someones ass.

We aren't dealing with rational human beings. They are perverted, mentally ill people. Unless you join in their illness you are to be mocked, called a bigot and run out of town. There is no room for dissent.

about 4 months ago
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Emails Reveal Battle Over Employee Poaching Between Google and Facebook

geek Re:This is NOT slavery (132 comments)

Even if I accepted that, it still isn't the case here. But even that is a stretch because the "Hollywood" version of slavery did exist. The agricultural industry of the Southern United States was based on it, and the issue resulted in a civil war.

The slavery angle is a stupid analogy by privileged and highly paid tech workers.

Now I know you're delusional. The civil war had absolutely nothing to do with slavery until Lincoln ran for re-election and realized he needed fresh blood to win the war. The slavery issue was after the war started, which was about states rights.

The agricultural industry was not based on it. Most people couldn't afford slaves and I don't mean buying them. I mean keeping them. Room and board as well as health care is expensive and unhealthy slaves are not productive. The majority weren't physically abused unlike what Hollywood claims. They were however emotionally abused and their families torn apart. A beaten slave can't work. It made no sense to do so unless they believed their was no other option. Besides that, as I said before, the vast majority of slaves did not work fields. You're free to do your own history homework on the subject. Your view of history is very juvenile and uninformed.

Nevermind the fact there are more slaves in the US today than there were when it was legal when you account for Mexican and Asian illegals. You could do with an education on what slavery actually is.

about 4 months ago
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Emails Reveal Battle Over Employee Poaching Between Google and Facebook

geek Re:This is NOT slavery (132 comments)

Is it that far off really?

Yes, there's a huge difference. In one scenario, if you try to leave your owner you are a fugitive of the law. In this scenario, you can always get another job..

Ever seen a non-compete clause in a contract? They are standard operating procedure now and companies will actively threaten you with them. So my point stands.

I don't think you have a very good grasp on what slavery is. You seem to have the Hollywood definition in your head when the reality is very different. Most slaves were indentured servants and still are. This is a temporary situation, usually remedied in time when the agreement is done. Historically in the middle east slaves were set free every 7 year cycle along with debt. Even in the US most slaves weren't working fields, most worked in households as maids and nannies. Many of which were paid for their work and had the opportunity to buy their freedom in time.

Now we're slaves to corporations who actively seek to ruin our careers and future prospects should we want to change "owners".

about 4 months ago
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Emails Reveal Battle Over Employee Poaching Between Google and Facebook

geek Re:This is NOT slavery (132 comments)

They may not be subjected to beatings but they are certainly subject to economic ruin if they try to change or improve their station. I've seen it happen. I've seen good engineers leave engineering altogether because they became untouchable simply because of who they once worked for.

Can you elaborate on this please?

My father worked for Cisco. Amazingly, every place he applied for while still there, would refuse to interview him, when only 5 years before he was one of the most sought after engineers in his field. Eventually he left Cisco and opened his own small business outside of Engineering because he simply couldn't even get interviewed anywhere. He nearly went broke trying.

I have two friends, one who worked for Google and another for Apple. Both left Engineering and went into the Accounting sector because they were untouchable by anyone.The only jobs they would get interviewed for were paying half what they used to make at small shops with virtually no health benefits.

In fact almost everyone I know that worked as an Engineer/software dev has now left the industry. In no small part because of this, coupled with a bit of age discrimination.

about 4 months ago
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Emails Reveal Battle Over Employee Poaching Between Google and Facebook

geek Re:This is why I became a leftist (132 comments)

So a bunch of leftist execs screw people over and then you decide to jump over and become a leftist? Every single one of these execs is a major Democrat donor, whether its Marrissa Mayer or Eric Schmidt giving max contributions to Dem candidates, going so far as to actually host the parties at their homes or Steve Jobs being best buds with Bill Clinton and Al Gore. In fact every single one of these companies is directly hostile to Republican and Libertarian campaigns and causes.

Your leftists are the problem here with their crony capitalism and constant meddling in the free market. Republicans aren't innocent here but you're so bass akwards on this it's comical. You really think leftism is the solution to this? Sad.

about 4 months ago
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Emails Reveal Battle Over Employee Poaching Between Google and Facebook

geek Re:This is NOT slavery (132 comments)

For employees it is evil a sort of substitute for slaves and indentured servants.

Seriously folks. Let's not for a moment pretend that this is remotely similar to actual slavery. We're talking about two companies to collude to suppress wages for employees that by all objective standards are paid pretty well and have pretty good lives. Are you seriously going to claim that that is in any way comparable to being the property of another human being?

Yes this collusion is wrong. No it isn't even close to slavery. Claiming that the two are anything similar is unbelievably clueless.

Is it that far off really? Many engineers come out of school with 100k+ in debt. They go to work for one of these companies and can never leave because of secret agreements from the execs. Their wages are kept artificially low in a high cost of living area. Between rent/mortgage and other costs of living, they simply can't afford to drop the job and go elsewhere without having another job in the wings.

This isn't much different from indentured servitude. Only with indentured servants there is typically a contract up front, after X number of years you're free to move on. In Silicon Valley its all backroom deals, under the table and out of sight from the public. Your "owners" own you without you explicitly knowing it, there is no end date and there is serious direct career consequences if you try to change it.

They may not be subjected to beatings but they are certainly subject to economic ruin if they try to change or improve their station. I've seen it happen. I've seen good engineers leave engineering altogether because they became untouchable simply because of who they once worked for.

about 4 months ago
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Continued Rise In Autism Diagnoses Puzzles Researchers, Galvanizes Advocates

geek Re:Medicalizing Normality (558 comments)

>I don't think he will have any problems passing on his genes.

But should he? I worked with a guy (Mormon) who had 5 autisitc kids. He and his wife just kept pumping them out, one after the other, even after finding out they were pretty much guaranteed to all be autistic. They weren't done at 5 either. Now if they could afford to take care of all of them without help I'd be fine with that but they were on so many government assistance plans I couldn't keep count of them all.

There is an ethical question of whether someone should pass on bad genes or whether those genes are even bad to begin with. No doubt people have the right, but just because you have a right to do something doesn't ethically obligate you to do it.

about 4 months ago
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Canonical's Troubles With the Free Software Community

geek Re:LMDE (155 comments)

Not likely. You can already see most people moving to Arch, Gentoo or one of the RPM based distros in greater numbers. Linux Mint is just a slightly less ugly Ubuntu and the Debian edition doesn't offer any compelling benefits over the Ubuntu edition for end users. I'm sorry to say but apt/dpkg really haven't aged well and are replaced nicely by yum/pacman and other tools.

about 4 months ago
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Canonical's Troubles With the Free Software Community

geek Re:As a KDE user... (155 comments)

Its sad that these days it is easier to theme Windows than it is Linux. It's also sad after so many years of mocking Windows users for their unstable desktop experience that we're now stuck with Unity, GNOME 3 and KDE 4 which are less stable than Windows ME. It's like Linux on the desktop is going backwards instead of forwards. I have all my hopes on Wayland but if I don't see major improvement in Linux desktop distro's within the next year I'm just going to give up and move to FreeBSD for servers and Mac OSX for desktops. Enough with the endless beta test.

about 4 months ago
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Facebook Buying Oculus VR For $2 Billion

geek Re:Grab the popcorn! (535 comments)

I saw something like this coming. As soon as Carmack joined the Oculus team I knew it would die somehow. Everything he touches turns to shit.

about 4 months ago
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JavaScript Inventor Brendan Eich Named New CEO of Mozilla

geek Re:Possible backlash over Prop 8 support (112 comments)

I'm against gay marriage. I think it's ridiculous that people who aren't religious want to engage in a religious institution. That said, the type of attitude you have is much much worse than anything you could possibly ascribe to me. You wish not to discriminate against gays, fine, but then turn around and want to discriminate against people like Eich and myself.

You're a hypocrite of the worst kind. Eich is free to disagree with gay marriage all he likes. If he breaks a law then you can kick and scream and stamp your feet like a fucking child, until then piss off.

about 4 months ago

Submissions

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Apple pays EA a "truck load of money" to delay Plants vs Zombies 2

geek geek writes  |  about 10 months ago

geek (5680) writes "According to MacRumors, "Apple paid EA a 'truckload of money' to delay the Android version of Plants vs Zombies 2 according to Frank Gibeau, head of EA Labels, reports gaming site Giant Bomb.

With the exception of China, Plants vs Zombies 2 has not launched on Android yet — the fact that the game is iOS-only is a big win for Apple."

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Yahoo overtakes Google in Web Traffic

geek geek writes  |  about a year ago

geek (5680) writes "Yahoo appears to have slightly overtaken Google in Web Traffic, from the article, "Analysis of US internet use suggests Yahoo! attracted more people to its web services than Google for the first time in over two years.

According to the latest audience figures compiled by comScore, Yahoo! sites received 196.6 million unique visitors in July — a 21% rise on the same month in 2012."

A sign of things to come? Has Marissa Mayer begun to steer the ship around? Could this be a fluke or somehow related to the privacy concerns over Google's services? Time will tell perhaps."
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Introducing a child to Linux

geek geek writes  |  about a year and a half ago

geek writes "How do you introduce a child to Linux or computers in general? This blog post is a very interesting and sometimes hilarious way of introducing children as young as 2 and 3 years old to computers. The author of the blog starts by gradually over the years, introducing them to the commandline and brings them all the way up to an Xfce desktop. Those of us with children and children on the way can learn a lot from this. I myself intend to do something like it, how about you? Have you done something like this before?"
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nVidia improving Optimus support in Linux

geek geek writes  |  about 2 years ago

geek (5680) writes "nVidia software engineer Aaron Plattner divulged his work on improved Optimus support to a developer listserv. Seemingly in answer to criticism by Linus Torvalds regarding the bad relations nVidia has with the kernel developers. Plattner has created a working proof of concept with a driver. Does this improve the relationship nVidia has with Linux developers? That remains to be seen but it's definitely a step in the right direction."
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Apple in trouble with developers

geek geek writes  |  about 2 years ago

geek (5680) writes "According to Marco Arment, the creator of Instapaper, Apple may be in trouble with developers. According to Arment, the new sandboxing guidelines from Apple are pushing developers away in droves. Arment also comments on the "our way or the highway" attitude Apple often takes in these situations and how it may be backfiring this time around."
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