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Competitors Complain To EC That Free Android Is a 'Trojan Horse'

kaffiene Re:NOT capitalism (315 comments)

Only half of my post was pointing out that you are wrong by definition.

I also pointed out that your argument was structurally invalid. Did you miss that bit?

Both of those issues make you wrong and at least the latter involved me "using my head".

1 year,13 days
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Competitors Complain To EC That Free Android Is a 'Trojan Horse'

kaffiene Re:NOT capitalism (315 comments)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitalism
"Capitalism is an economic system..."

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capitalism
"an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market"

A capitalist economic system effects the political sphere, of course, but it is not in and of itself a political system.

Re your argument: not all forms of control are politics. I control my dog but that's not a political system. You argument requires that all forms of control are forms of government but this is false therefore your argument is invalid.

1 year,14 days
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Competitors Complain To EC That Free Android Is a 'Trojan Horse'

kaffiene Re:NOT capitalism (315 comments)

Capitalism is NOT a form of government, it is an economic system.

1 year,14 days
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Competitors Complain To EC That Free Android Is a 'Trojan Horse'

kaffiene Re:NOT capitalism (315 comments)

Rubbish. That's idealised Libertarianism, not Capitalism.

1 year,14 days
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We Aren't the World: Why Americans Make Bad Study Subjects

kaffiene Re:Who is human? (450 comments)

I get the vibe that most people commenting don't see the need to be informed by the article before blessing us with their opinion. Your summary is a good TL;DR for those lazy souls, however. :o)

about a year ago
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We Aren't the World: Why Americans Make Bad Study Subjects

kaffiene Re:What? (450 comments)

So here's a crazy idea: read the fucking article before adding you ill-informed comments.

about a year ago
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Does US Owe the World an Education At Its Expense?

kaffiene Re:We have the same... (689 comments)

Good. You stop taking foreign students - the US too. The rest of the western world will be glad to take all your pesky foreigners.

about a year ago
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If I had a time machine, I would first visit...

kaffiene Re:Back to the Future (658 comments)

The real problem is human nature, not that one particular religion. Kill one religious figure, another will fill its place (or the former will be a martyr).

And why not also go back and kill Jesus of Nazareth? Millions have been killed in his name. Do you reckon those wars wouldn't have been waged if this or that particular prophet hadn't have existed?

about a year and a half ago
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Side-Effect of the Apple v. Samsung Trial: Increased Sales for Samsung

kaffiene Meh (385 comments)

What I find most disturbing in all of this is the rabid brand loyalty (brainwashing?) on display. I don't get the apple/iPhone fans with their "mine is still better" and "Samsung is just junk" responses - when Samsung supplies the hardware for the iPhone in the first place!

I don't own a smartphone nor any Samsung or Apple computers. I don't care about either of these companies. But I do care about the tech world and I'm very disturbed to see mega corps using patents as a cudgel to prevent competition. Apple's approach is antithetical to a free market and to technological innovation. I find it extremely distasteful and if I ever did want to get a smartphone, this recent episode would be enough to put me off Apple. I like companies that compete by being the best, not by having the most lawyers.

about a year and a half ago
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UN Wades Into Patent War Mess

kaffiene Re:Thank goodness! (178 comments)

Yeah, I'm sure it's impossible to improve on the situation that the US Patents office has given the world.

about 2 years ago
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Dungeons & Dragons Next Playtest Released

kaffiene Re:d3 (213 comments)

I have a d1 but it's a bit of a let down - the result is never all that much of a surprise

about 2 years ago
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Objective-C Comes of Age

kaffiene Re:Yes but (437 comments)

Obj-C is behind C, C++ (and Java) on the Tiobe index. Javascript, however, ranks way way lower than I believe it should.

about 2 years ago
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Objective-C Comes of Age

kaffiene Re:Yes but (437 comments)

Java was a popular programming language before it was chosen for Android, unlike Objective-c. If Apple had chosen C or C++ people wouldn't have made a big deal of it.

about 2 years ago
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Jury Rules Google Violated Java Copyright, Google Moves For Mistrial

kaffiene Re:Time for the Judges ruling? (475 comments)

It's not an either/or situation - paying for an iPad doesn't mean that Apple stops advertising.

about 2 years ago
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JavaFX Runs On Raspberry Pi

kaffiene Re:How is this techy news worthy? (147 comments)

Moron. What's interesting is that this is a full JIT JVM, not just a bytecode engine like Dalvik. There have been JVMs in the ARM space for ages, but not JIT JVMs and not the the standard JVM either.

But whatever, just spread FUD and ignorance if that's easier for you.

about 2 years ago
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Eric Schmidt: UN Treaty a 'Disaster' For the Internet

kaffiene Re:Difference to now? (346 comments)

New Zealand has freedom of speech and ranks higher in press freedom and lower in corruption than the US. Does that mean we should run everything?

more than 2 years ago
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UN Pushes Plan To Assume Internet Governance Role

kaffiene Re:Who are those who think it needs fixing? (287 comments)

The answer to the question "Who believes UN governance will result in improvement?" will give a lot of insight into the motives behind transferring control to a UN agency. My immediate suspicions include: the copyright cartels, repressive governments, and telecoms/tier 1's seeking to create international monopolies

How about citizens from the rest of the world who would like the Internet controlled by a body that we actually have some say in?

I mean, just take Europeans, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, Japanese, Koreans. This sub-group of Internet users collectively outnumber US citizens by a large number. They all add a lot to the Internet. Why should they be dictated to by the US? Why should they be denied a voice in how the most important technology of our age (which is of vital importance to modern business) is run?

more than 2 years ago
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UN Pushes Plan To Assume Internet Governance Role

kaffiene Re:Two bad choices (287 comments)

2) Led by the UN = most of the UN members are crooks, dictators, religious extremists, military leaders who killed the civilian leaders to gain control, basically the scum of the non-business society so its basically dictator-net. Expect lots of censorship and control around killing all dissenters and forcing one lunatic religions beliefs upon people of other lunatic religious beliefs (or non-beliefs)

What. The. Fuck?

Most of the UN members are THE ENTIRE REST OF THE WORLD YOU INBRED MYOPIC FUCK.

And for the fucking record, where I live has a better record on censorship, corruption, press freedom and human rights abuses than the US.

more than 2 years ago

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kaffiene kaffiene writes  |  more than 7 years ago

kaffiene (38781) writes "Gamasutra is reporting on a report that the XBox 360's software attachment rate (titles per console sold) is 'alarmingly high' indicating that while sofware sales are good, hardware sales are limited to just hardcore gamers. This doesn't bode well for the XBox 360: "its growth will be capped fairly quickly without an ever-expanding hardware installed base." The article goes on to call this "a damning commentary on the limited hardware installed base, most of whom are hard-core gamers.""
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kaffiene kaffiene writes  |  more than 7 years ago

kaffiene (38781) writes "According to this article, Google Inc. is experimenting with the open-source version of Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Solaris operating system as a possible long-term prelude to replacing its massive global network of Linux servers"

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