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Battlefield Director: Linux Only Needs One 'Killer' Game To Explode

geekprime Re:YOLD! (410 comments)

Dude, Windows RT/surface, is completely locked into the Microsoft walled garden. You cannot buy or install an application from anywhere but the microsoft market.

So, Um, how is warning about that considered "fud"? It seems pretty fucking certain to me.

1 year,9 days
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Battlefield Director: Linux Only Needs One 'Killer' Game To Explode

geekprime Re:YOLD! (410 comments)

I'd downmod you for being snarky but it's sadly true.

1 year,9 days
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WIPO Panel Says Ron Paul Guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

geekprime Re:For free? (303 comments)

"Finders keepers" is a fine argument for the schoolyard, but it's moral value is negligible. Ownership rights come with responibilities, especially ownership rights to unique resources. If a party decides to take ownership of something with the sole purpose of ransoming it to an owner who will actually use it, that is not "free
market" - it's exploitation.

So when applying that "logic" of yours to the oil and gas companies pulling the unique and limited resource of fossil fuels out of the ground, how exactly do you explain away the obvious moral problem?

about a year ago
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Why We'll Never Meet Aliens

geekprime I disagree with the basic premise of this article. (629 comments)

It seems to me to be an argument for stagnation.
Easy access to information / knowledge does not satiate all curiosity, there will always be people (or beings) that wish to know more than is currently known.

about a year and a half ago
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Insects As Weapons

geekprime I have a vision! (160 comments)

Of a shotgun that fires spiders, less lethal shells use wolf spiders and the lethal shells use black widows.

*shudder!*

more than 2 years ago
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Has the Command Line Outstayed Its Welcome?

geekprime Re:Search (as most people use it) not CLI (1134 comments)

>Typing in a few keywords is not CLI. That's just data input in response to a prompt.

Have you used windows 7? the search bar searches programs and enter executes them, I'd say that 85% of my customers are typing excel instead of mousing through multiple menus.

more than 2 years ago
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XBMC Developers Criticize AMD's Linux Driver

geekprime Re:Why should they? (212 comments)

If it says it supports that OS on the outside of the box then YES, I DO expect it to be included.

more than 2 years ago
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XBMC Developers Criticize AMD's Linux Driver

geekprime Re:Why should they? (212 comments)

Would you care to explain how AMD/ATI's revenue is different because I choose to use Linux instead of windows?
I still paid the same amount of money for the card.

Furthermore, we all know for a fact (because it's happened for every other piece of hardware) that if they released the details needed for the Linux community to write it's own drivers, they'd never have to write another one for Linux, ever, AND they would benefit from being able to take the concepts and optimizations created by the Linux community and fold them into their windows drivers.

more than 2 years ago
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Startup Applies For 307 GTLDs

geekprime When did this stop being sleazy? (239 comments)

From the article,
"We'd be increasing the real estate on the Internet," Nevett said. "We think they're good, generic terms that will give consumers more choice and benefits."

Um, snapping up domain names to sell at a premium to someone else later is not "increasing" anything, it's a land grab in hopes that the "land" grabbed will sell for more than it cost.
When did this sort of behavior become a legitimate business plan instead of just being a sleazy attempt to squeeze money out of people that DO have business plans?

more than 2 years ago
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Paramount Claims Louis CK "Didn't Monetize"

geekprime There is a fundamental flaw in this discussion, (288 comments)

The fundamental flaw here is that Paramount and Al Perry's definition of "monetizing" is different than everyone else's definition.
To them "monetizing" mean putting money in THEIR pockets which, obviously, Louis C.K. did not do.

more than 2 years ago
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Best Buy Scans Drivers License For Returns — No More Allowed For 90 Days

geekprime Re:Try it in store (503 comments)

Sure, it's just me, not the the manager that re-packaged for sale as new, obviously returned goods, or insisted I had to buy it or called the cops.

You are as much of a dick as he is, shit you might even be him.

more than 2 years ago
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Best Buy Scans Drivers License For Returns — No More Allowed For 90 Days

geekprime Re:Try it in store (503 comments)

Guess what tomhath, if you ask that at best buy, they will tell you no, pretty sharply while calling a manager over.

I noticed during checkout that the bottom seal on a cordless phone I was buying was torn open, upon opening and unpacking it while the manager was telling me loudly not to, it was clear that it had been opened before and everything had been previously taken out of the bags and un-packed, to top it off the handset battery was missing. He tried to make me buy that unit and return it for refund but I hadn't swiped my card yet and was not going to.
It took the cops (that the manager called) to tell the manager that he wasn't allowed to sell previously returned merchandise as new at all, let alone when it was missing parts and that I was not "obligated to pay for it because I opened it" because I was clearly not the first one to do so.

As far as I know that jackhole is still the manager of that best buy, I honestly can't say for sure as I haven't set foot in that store since and the reply to my letter to BB corporate was a boilerplate "against our policy" and "we'll look into it".

So ya, sure, it's all the bad customers fault, you stick with that.

more than 2 years ago
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Best Buy Scans Drivers License For Returns — No More Allowed For 90 Days

geekprime Simple enough, (503 comments)

One more reason not to ever buy from best buy.

Minor point to consider, if the blue ray had been OPENED then they would not have taken it back, only exchanged it for the same title.

How returning an unopened unwanted product can be considered "abuse of the return system" is beyond me.

more than 2 years ago
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iFixit's Kyle Wiens On the War On DIY Electronics

geekprime Re:don't buy the fucking thing then (760 comments)

Most of the tablets I've seen are pretty tightly sealed, SD cards are replaceable but no battery doors.

more than 2 years ago
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The Windows 8 Power Struggle: Metro Vs Desktop

geekprime Really? Wow. (590 comments)

Metro, the same interface that makes everyone hate the windows phone? On the desktop, Ya, that'll go over like a lead balloon.

Everyone at microsoft that thought that was a GOOD idea, needs to be the first group laid off.

You don't succeed by taking an annoying failure and making it bigger and more annoying, it's time to shake up the management at microsoft and start listening to new idea people instead of retreading the same old crap with a new frontpage.

more than 2 years ago

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