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Foxconn Workers On Strike Over iPhone 5 Production

microbee Quality (184 comments)

So, the US consumers (us) complain about scratches caused by rubbing keys on the iPhone 5, which probably caused the whole "stricter quality control" thing, and then turn around and complain about the stricter quality control thing?

No wonder customers are always right.

about 2 years ago
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Torvalds Uses Profanity To Lambaste Romney Remarks

microbee Mormonism? (1223 comments)

The whole summary made so much more sense until I realized it was not "Moronism".

about 2 years ago
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Twitter Hands Over Messages At Heart of Occupy Case

microbee Re:Good (73 comments)

: Immoral crimes exist and one of the ways to change them is to break them.

As they say, if this is a legitimate crime, your body will resist and stop you from committing it.

about 2 years ago
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The Programmers Go Coding Two-by-Two — Hurrah?

microbee Depends on who you pair with (318 comments)

I'd like a young pretty chick, please. I can do all the coding and she can just make me comfortable while I am doing it.

about 2 years ago
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App Can Prevent Users From Texting While Driving

microbee Re:Only while in motion (144 comments)

How about a kidnapped victim tries to text at the backseat without being detected..

about 2 years ago
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Washington, D.C. Police Affirm Citizens' Right To Record Police Officers

microbee Re:First amendment? (210 comments)

Yes, I completely agree. This order is clearly unconstitutional.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Apologizes For Inserting Naughty Phrase Into Linux Kernel

microbee MS is singled out again (897 comments)

It's not like the kernel source is not full of dirty words already.

more than 2 years ago
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iOS 6 Beta 3 Jailbroken Already

microbee Stop tethered jb news (68 comments)

Can we stop this already? There is really much less of a technical challenge to make tethered jailbreak working, and much less interesting to the jb community.

more than 2 years ago
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Immigrants Crucial To Innovation

microbee So we need better greencard policies (463 comments)

It takes 5 years or more for people from certain countries (India/China) to get a greencard after they obtain advanced degrees in the US.

Politicians don't care or talk about this, because these people don't give them enough votes. That's the problem.

more than 2 years ago
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AutoCAD Worm Medre.A Stealing Designs, Blueprints

microbee Easy to track down (139 comments)

Just arrest all LISP programmers and beat them up until they talk. There aren't many anyways.

more than 2 years ago
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Liu Yang Becomes China's First Female Astronaut

microbee Re:Doing shit everyone else does... with a vagina! (229 comments)

Is she the first female Chinese astronaut? Yes. So anything wrong mentioning that fact?

Wonder why your driver's license lists you are a man (or woman)? Is that sexism?

more than 2 years ago
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Foxconn Invests $210 Million To Build New Production Line For Apple

microbee Re:Would you accept Chinese wages in US of A? (178 comments)

It's only a minor part of the story. Aside from prices consumers are willing to pay, there are also profits. Even if we are willing to pay more, corporations are still going to outsource to maximize their profits.

I think we just have to accept it. We just have to live with the fact that US is the home of innovation and creative work, but not necessarily manfacturing. I disagree that investing in China creates no US jobs - that's shortsighted. You look at 40K Chinese workers, and you should also look at the new Apple campus that is going to host more than 10K highly-paid engineers. Don't be stupid and think that's not jobs.

more than 2 years ago
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Senators To Unveil the 'Ex-Patriot Act' To Respond To Facebook's Saverin

microbee Re:Yeah, the nerve. (716 comments)

He paid exit tax when he renounced US citizenship. It was valued as the FMV at that time, which seemed fair (and even in favor of the US, since he hadn't actually sold the shares).

I see nothing wrong with that.

more than 2 years ago
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Senators To Unveil the 'Ex-Patriot Act' To Respond To Facebook's Saverin

microbee I have a better idea (716 comments)

Pass a law to dictate that Facebook share price would go down after IPO, therefore punishing the guy who gambled the price would go up.

Remember, the dude has already paid the exit tax when he renounced citizenship, based on the FMV of his shares at that time. He'd only save tax if the share actually go up.

You want more laws, Senator? Here is the ridiculous law for your revenge.

more than 2 years ago
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All Video Games Cause Aggressive Behavior, Say Two US Congressmen

microbee Speaking of Labels (483 comments)

How about "Congress has been linked with corruption and abuse of power" for any campaign Ads?

more than 2 years ago
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Foxconn "Glad That Mike Daisey's Lies Were Exposed"

microbee Re:I hope he realizes he did more harm than good (332 comments)

It's funny how people in the west criticize things thousands miles away in a country which they actually know very little about.

You have good intentions, I admit. Just like you'd send troops to "free" people in countries like Iraq. Because the west simply knows the best.

It's easy to get on the moral ground and throw your opinions around. I think GP asked a good question: if there were another, better civilization (heck, it could be the aliens) came and told the American people that your working conditions sucked, and demanded radical changes, so that you lost your current job, would you be happy about it? Or, you'd rather push changes in your own pace and way and see that gets implemented in your own society?

The Chinese people are not slaves or animals. Ironically, I have a feeling that some people who try to help them view them as so. Give them some credit and let them fight their own fights.

more than 2 years ago
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Pay the TSA $100 and Bypass Airport Security

microbee Re:Sorry... mathematics nazi. (527 comments)

I haven't seen a terrorist since 9/11. Have you?

more than 2 years ago

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Linking Without RTFA Can Get You In Trouble

microbee microbee writes  |  more than 3 years ago

microbee (682094) writes "Journalist Nir Rosen published some offensive tweets about CBS' Lara Logan. He asserted he did not know the assualt was sexual in nature although his tweet contained a link to CBS' statement. Anderson Cooper found it unbelievable that he could link to an article without knowing the full contents of it. Obviously Cooper never visited Slashdot to know the common sense."
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Kernel hackers on ext3/4 afte 2.6.29 release

microbee microbee writes  |  more than 5 years ago

microbee (682094) writes "Following the Linux kernel 2.6.29 release, several famous kernel hackers have raised complaints upon what seems to be a long-time performance problem related to ext3. Alan Cox, Ingo Molnar, Andrew Morton, Andi Keen, Theodore Tso, and of course Linus Torvalds have all participated. It may shed some light on the status of Linux filesystems. For example, Linus Torvalds commented on the corruption caused by writeback mode, calling it "idiotic"."
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Linus asked for help for his wife's Linux desktop

microbee microbee writes  |  more than 6 years ago

microbee (682094) writes "So who could make our fearless leader to ask for community help when it comes to making Linux work? Answer: the wife.

Linus Torvalds recently filed a bug for help on playing youtube video on his wife's Fedora 9 box, crying "what's the internet without the rick-roll?". He then gave very clear instructions to reproduce the problem which is very familar to Slashdot users:
  1. Install current Fedora 9
  2. Rick-roll!
  3. No profit!
It turns out that the default FC SELinux policy broke the swfdec plugin."
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Linus backs off on ndiswrapper-GPL license dispute

microbee microbee writes  |  more than 6 years ago

microbee (682094) writes "ndiswrapper is an open source Linux Kernel module licensed under GPL that could load certain Windows drivers under Linux kernel through the Windows NDIS interface. This enables many users to use devices that are otherwise non-functional under Linux. Due to the fact that ndiswrapper loads closed-source binaries into the kernel, there have been some discussions and disputes on how Linux kernel should treat it. The general consensus, however, is that ndiswrapper is GPL'ed, and those Windows drivers are clearly not derived works from Linux kernel, so there are no licensing issues with it.

Recently, a change in Linux kernel has unintentionally prevented ndiswrapper from using the GPL kernel symbols, so a patch is suggested to restore the previous status quo. Unexpectedly, Linus chimed in and called ndiswrapper incompatible with GPL. This totally changed the situation. Just when everyone started to wonder about the fate of ndiswrapper, Linus quickly backed off on his claims and admitted ndiswrapper is OK with GPL, concurred by USB maintainer Greg KH."
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AppArmor Creator Joins Microsoft

microbee microbee writes  |  more than 6 years ago

microbee (682094) writes "eWeek has a story that Crispin Cowan, the creator of Novell's AppArmor, is going to join the security team at Microsoft that created the oft-criticized UAC (User Account Control) technology. Besides the announcement, I am wondering whether he is still going to participate in Linux related development. Are we going to for the first time in history see patches from a microsoft.com email address on Linux Kernel Mailing List?"
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Mattel apologises to China on toy recalls - 3 hour

microbee microbee writes  |  more than 6 years ago

microbee (682094) writes "US toymaker Mattel Inc. apologized to China on Friday over the recent massive recalls of Chinese-made toys, conceding that the toys showed design mistakes made by the company and were not due to production errors. "Mattel takes full responsibility for these recalls and apologises personally to you, the Chinese people and all of our customers who received the toys," Mattel's vice president Thomas Debrowski was quoted as saying.

There is video on Reuters.com too."
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microbee microbee writes  |  more than 7 years ago

microbee (682094) writes "KernelTrap reports that Greg Kroah-Hartman's offer for free GPL drivers has caused criticisms from OpenBSD developers, including founder Theo de Raadt who calls it a farce. Their reason is that this move will make companies even more reluctant to provide open specs and will hurt free software in the long run. Greg is not convinced, but given his track record of being wrong once, maybe the OpenBSD folks have a point?"

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