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Lawsuit Claims NASA Specialist Was Fired Over Intelligent Design Belief

heinousjay Re:I guess they would never have hired (743 comments)

"People have quoted me as saying all kinds of shit I never said." - Albert Einstein

more than 2 years ago
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PS4: What Sony Should and Shouldn't Do

heinousjay Re:Organized trolling campaign on Slashdot (406 comments)

Hahaha, "creating."

This site has been an echo chamber since the 21st century was "the future." Go ahead, look at your own score.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Changing Career From OLTP To OLAP Dev

heinousjay Re:Changed Job (129 comments)

What I really love about you guys is that you think your ignorance is a badge of honor, and you parade around this attitude while you act like some sort of "intellectual elite."

The ironies make me tingle.

more than 2 years ago
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2011's Fastest Growing Language: Objective-C

heinousjay Re:Moderators? (356 comments)

I'm absolutely shocked to learn that you have no sense of humor. Couldn't possibly imagine that...

more than 2 years ago
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The Coming Tech Battle Over 'Smart TVs'

heinousjay Re:Limited to specific devices (314 comments)

Yes! Yes! The service providers should be forced to give us what we want, when we want it, for the price we want to pay. Realities be damned! I'm a nerd and I DEMAND THE WORLD BE FORCED TO SATISFY ME.

You people basically prove the truism that the more you get, the more you want. There is so much pure timewasting entertainment available at amazingly low cost that you can't even keep up with a significant percentage of it if you tried, but it's not enough, no, MORE MORE MORE for you. It's heartbreaking to see this, more than anything else, is the cause with which you've all aligned.

more than 2 years ago
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Is AT&T Building the Ultimate Walled Garden?

heinousjay Re:How is this different? (102 comments)

Damn, you people are frightening...

Luckily the same sort of mental defect that leads you to believe that all opinions you don't share must be paid for is the same sort of thing that keeps you from being cogent enough to persuade anyone who doesn't already agree with you.

more than 2 years ago
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IBM Snags Patent On Half-Day Off of Work Notifications

heinousjay Re:Can I patent "method for social masturbation" (163 comments)

What scares me the most is that assholes like you actually believe this...

Wake UP! There is no grand conspiracy, just millions of people pulling in their own directions... and millions like you who don't want to pull at all, then whine when you get dragged somewhere you don't want to be.

more than 2 years ago
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Occupy Protesters Are Building a Facebook for the 99%

heinousjay Re:1% vs 99% (451 comments)

No, generally, this level of presumption about how I feel turns me off so much that I would rather oppose you across the board than support you in any way.

Keep your arrogance in check. You (and those who agree with you) aren't nearly as brilliant as you think you are, and you aren't helping yourself by only paying attention to feedback loops and dismissing any opinions that aren't your own.

about 2 years ago
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Why Can't We Put a BASIC On the Phone?

heinousjay Re:exactly. (783 comments)

The modern definition of "economy in the toilet" seems to be "they aren't handing out free BMWs even though I whined a lot."

more than 2 years ago
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East Coast vs. West Coast In the Quest For Young Programming Talent

heinousjay Re:err (235 comments)

For a bunch of whiners who want everything for free you people sure expect to be highly paid. Where does this money come from exactly, when you won't tolerate anything being sold? Maybe you expect the rich to donate to your life? (I know, there's no maybe about it. I've read your "manifestos.")

more than 2 years ago
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What Do We Do When the Internet Mob Is Wrong?

heinousjay Re:Not believing everything your read (361 comments)

That's not really the case. The simple, distasteful truth is that most people are not capable of critical thinking on any level that is of use to society at large. Unfortunately our societal desires to be "progressive" by forcefully redistributing resources to prop these weaker people up are working at cross-purposes to any ability to actually progress.

This isn't proper populist thinking, so no one wants to hear it. Same lesson as the story mentioned in the article, really - the people are stupid and shouldn't be trusted.

more than 2 years ago
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AMD Radeon HD 7970 Launched, Fastest GPU Tested

heinousjay Re:This would be really cool... (281 comments)

What I hate are the console games ruined by trying to cater to PC nerds. Since you guys hate everything and pirate it all anyway I wish they'd just give up on you and concentrate on the grateful gamers.

more than 2 years ago
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In the simplistic left/right divide, I'd call myself

heinousjay Re:First (past the) Post (639 comments)

When a European chastises an American for not taking into consideration "the rest of the world" what the European really means is "Northern Europe."

It's almost irony.

more than 2 years ago
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Fatal Problems Continue To Plague F-22 Raptor

heinousjay Re:Use the old O2 system? (379 comments)

Yeah, and the only reason marijuana is illegal is because they can't figure out how to tax it...

more than 2 years ago
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Kim Jong-Il Was an "Internet Expert"

heinousjay Re:Sure, Al Gore may have INVENTED it (238 comments)

Question - Does defending your glorious leader give you a hard-on?

When he took the initiative in explaining that his extreme energy usage was okay because he paid himself for carbon credits, was that as glorious?

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Wins Injunction Banning Import of HTC Devices

heinousjay Re:Evil Monopoly (314 comments)

No one failed to predict that there would be conflict in business. They instead instituted the court system to handle such issues. Which is what we see here.

I find it instructive that the "can't we all just get along" crowd doesn't understand how things work in the real world.

more than 2 years ago
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SOPA Creator In TV/Film/Music Industry's Pocket

heinousjay Re:Not to mention totally legal (345 comments)

I guess if you give up before you begin, you deserve some sort of prize?

The simple reality is that "the corporations" are run and owned by people, who have just as much right as you to try to influence how things are run. They're just better at it than you are. That doesn't give you some special right to deny them what they want despite your "moral" objections.

Your way isn't objectively better, and you have no inherent right to impose it, no matter how correct you believe it to be.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Entry-Level Robotics Kits For Young Teenagers?

heinousjay possibly too subtle (153 comments)

You couldn't be more off base. Everyone secretly thinks just like I do, unless someone is paying them to think a different way.

more than 2 years ago

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How I Feel About Things

heinousjay heinousjay writes  |  more than 6 years ago

I admit, I troll the front page quite a bit. I'm always curious how people with deep beliefs react in an essentially anonymous forum with community based censorship. I don't feel bad for doing it - the way I see it, if nothing else I'm sharpening people's arguments.

So, for the sake of having this on record, I'm going to list my honest opinions on some of Slashdot's favorite topics.

Microsoft
A strong business. Very competitive, beyond what most companies even now seem to expect. Not so hot in the software department, at least from a technical point of view. From a business point of view, master of the "good enough" school of thought. Probably in for bad times if and when Bill Gates steps down - no one else has the right feel for what he's built.

The jokes are old. Seriously. At least come up with something new. Calling Ballmer a chair-throwing monkey for the sixteen millionth time just isn't cutting it. Spelling it M$ never cut it.

Linux
A decent OS. It had problems that kept me from using it early on, but that's pretty much licked now. My prediction (based on nothing concrete, but I have a good track record in these matters) is that it will be the dominant desktop in 8 years. It's there from both technical and usability standpoints. All that's left is marketing it to people. Too bad that the part the community finds distasteful. It will happen, though. The advantages are too strong.

RMS
I admit it, the man is a genius. He's a little extreme for my taste, but he's committed to his cause so that's forgivable. In my opinion, history will hold him in higher regard than anyone else computer related, because the GNU project and its associated offspring will be the foundation for all software in the future. Yes, I truly believe that. Software is the first human product that evolves over long periods of time in a continuing fashion, and the GPL is what makes that possible.

Apple
Great technology, so long as you want to do what Apple decided you could do. Great design, period. They make prettier devices than anyone on the planet. I don't like the cult that surrounds the company. When Steve Jobs steps down/dies, the company is fucked. Ultimately, they will be a footnote, but their influence will live on forever.

RIAA
A dying relic. In 10 years they'll be gone, replaced with nothing. The Internet will allow artists to self-publish, and the labels comprising the RIAA will fade.

MPAA
An entity under siege, unfairly lumped in with the RIAA. Face it, everyone likes movies. Even the people who complain that nothing good is made anymore. Movies cost a lot to make. They will continue to cost a lot to make, and frankly, the profits of the studios aren't all that obscene anyway. They will fight piracy forever, probably unsuccessfully, because people will always want something for nothing.

Pirates
Okay, I really think these people are mostly dirtbags. Sure, it's awful you have to pay for music. Christ, why do you have a right to be entertained? I'm not trolling about this one, it baffles me. Just because you aren't stealing doesn't mean you aren't doing something wrong. You can realize this about yourself (if you pirate) by how twisted the logic in your justifications gets. My current favorite: The formats made available aren't convenient for me.

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Trends in Copyright Violation

heinousjay heinousjay writes  |  more than 6 years ago

There is an interesting sense of entitlement that seems to run through people's desire to be entertained. A surprising amount of mental energy is devoted to creating and maintaining elaborate threads of thought to justify piracy of copyrighted content, be it movies, music, or game software. Most of these justifications rely on the basis that if the company won't make something available in the way a consumer wants, then they have every reason to take the content under their own terms (which surprisingly never involve paying anybody for what is taken.)

My question is this: what developed this sense of entitlement? Why do people believe they have a right to be entertained, on their own terms nonetheless? This mindset is completely foreign to me, so any insight that could be lent is appreciated.

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More bitching about Slashdot

heinousjay heinousjay writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Wow, reading these comments makes me realize why no one likes nerds. I've said it before, but good god - you people have all the social graces of a frightened skunk on LSD. Check yourself and see - do you snort-laugh while you touch your face in some awkward manner? I bet you do.

And what passes for jokes around here - fuck does it hurt my head. I guess peer acceptance is still a huge driving factor, even for people that intellectually know they'll never achieve it.

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I've realized a terrible thing

heinousjay heinousjay writes  |  more than 8 years ago

I only come here to see the dipshitathon in liberal land. I always thought it was just stereotyping - surely not all liberals are utterly clueless dumbfucks who are out to bind their groupthink tighter and tighter through a solid regime of pseudo-intellectual false self superiority, said I. I was wrong. They are, and they've got the mod points to prove it.

Oh well, the bitchfighting is fun to watch.

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