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US House Votes 397-0 To Oppose UN Control of the Internet

m0nkyman Re:Hypocrisy, thy name is slashdot. (297 comments)

Yup. When farmers and hens both vote against the fox guarding the henhouse, they have very different reasons.

about 2 years ago

Foxconn Workers On Strike Over iPhone 5 Production

m0nkyman Re:I hope you fucking hipsters are proud (184 comments)

Gladly. Please point me to a cell phone that is made 100% in the first world and I will immediately buy it.

about 2 years ago

Motorola To Cut 4,000 Jobs, Focus On High-End Devices

m0nkyman Re:More reasont to give up hope on a good dumb pho (247 comments)

Once it has all that, there's virtually no cost to adding the other stuff.

What I'd like to see is a basic phone with large buttons, a small basic screen for call display and a minimal phone book. Make it built like a tank, along the lines of the old AT&T rental phones.

A phone that is ONLY a phone.

more than 2 years ago

Canada Encouraged US To Place It On Piracy List

m0nkyman Re:Well, I am not shocked... (199 comments)

Only true if there are only two parties. I'll let you do the math on what percentage is needed if there are three relatively equal parties, and it's first past the post. I'll give you a hint. It starts with a 3.

about 3 years ago

I have started Q businesses, where Q = ...

m0nkyman Re:Real Soon Now (252 comments)

Not entirely true. Some businesses have a yearly cycle, and you lose money for long stretches of the year, only to make it up during your busy season.

Typically businesses lose money for their first few months of operation.

There are also businesses that spend more than they make, but rely on appreciation of core assets to ultimately make money; real estate investments can have costs higher than their income, but the appreciation of the real estate over time can make the investment pay off when the property is sold.

Rule #1 in business is to have an exit strategy that results in a profit from investment would be a better way of putting it.

about 3 years ago

Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

m0nkyman Re:Thanks for all the Fish Wrapper (1521 comments)

Good Luck in whatever you go on to. As a non-techie, this site has been educational and fun since I first ran across it.

about 3 years ago

World Wide Web Turns 20 Today

m0nkyman 286 and lynx (169 comments)

I first got on the Internet using an old 286 with a 2400 baud modem, using the freenet in Ottawa. For bonus geek points, at the time I was the head doorman at a bar called Zaphod Beeblebrox.

more than 3 years ago

Internet-Based Political Party Opens Doors

m0nkyman Re:Centrist? (291 comments)

Seeing as how the Democrats are Centre-Right, and most liberals are pretty centrist compared to politics in the rest of the world, I'd say, yes, they would be centrist.

more than 3 years ago

Could You Pass Harvard's Entrance Exam From 1869?

m0nkyman Give me my iphone and I could ace it (741 comments)

Could I pass it? Yes, assuming that I had an iphone with me. There's nothing there that requires anything more than either access to a web browser or rote memorization. I'm pretty sure that current testing requires more application of intelligence; taking knowledge and applying it than this test of the ability to memorize data and regurgitate it.

more than 3 years ago

What the DHS Knows About You

m0nkyman Re:Reminds me... (402 comments)

If this doesn't get some 'funny' moderations, then the rating system is even more broken than I feared.

about 5 years ago

Handmade vs. Commercially Produced Ethernet Cables

m0nkyman Re:How much is your time worth (837 comments)

Now you're just trolling for spelling nazis...

more than 5 years ago

Vista Post-SP2 Is the Safest OS On the Planet

m0nkyman Waving red in front of the bull. (1010 comments)

Waving red in front of the bull. Always a good idea.
Pity that it will be MicroSofts' customers, not MS that will suffer when the hackers, script kiddies and miscellaneous ne'er-do-wells inevitably trash the security for their latest offering.

more than 5 years ago

Was the Amazon De-Listing Situation a Glitch Or a Hack?

m0nkyman Re:To avoid this.. (396 comments)

Yes. I would be equally outraged. On the flip side, I'm not asking for government interference in their business model, just stating that if a fucking book store is going to get into the censoring business, then they don't want *MY* money.

more than 5 years ago

Was the Amazon De-Listing Situation a Glitch Or a Hack?

m0nkyman Re:To avoid this.. (396 comments)

I would be just as upset by that as I was by what they did. I'd also be upset if they allowed people to selectively exclude jews, blacks or women. Enabling bigotry isn't something I will support.

more than 5 years ago

Sci Fi Channel Becoming Less Geek-Centric "SyFy"

m0nkyman Re:FIRST??? (798 comments)

I had a first post once, but it was a mistake. I meant to reply to the previous story...

more than 5 years ago

So Amazing, So Illegal

m0nkyman Re:Um, what? (492 comments)

Three words.... "Contemporary Christian music"

more than 5 years ago

Volvo Introduces a Collision-Proof Car

m0nkyman Re:Locusts (743 comments)

I thought it was funny.

For the humour and history impaired, a Ford Pinto is likely to burst into flames when rear ended.

Which kind of makes the flamebait moderation meta-funny.

more than 5 years ago

Too Good To Ignore — 6 Alternative Browsers

m0nkyman Re:aren't there only 4 engines? (291 comments)

am i missing any (competitive, comprehensive) engines?

Don't forget Lynx and Amaya.

more than 5 years ago


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Point of interest.

m0nkyman m0nkyman writes  |  more than 10 years ago

The journal entries are dated, but not with the year. So did I write my last entry five years ago or ten years ago? You'll never know.

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