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Nokia and Microsoft Make Smartphone Alliance

muzicman Nail in the coffin (479 comments)

I guess that the N900 is the last Nokia that I will ever own.

Out of the choices of operating systems to go for, why on earth did they choose Windows over Android? What were they thinking? They would have hammered the iPhone in a year or two if they had chosen Android.

They really need their heads examining.

Glad I don't have shares in Nokia.

more than 3 years ago
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Google's Search Copying Accusation Called 'Silly'

muzicman Re:Restaurant Menu Analogy (380 comments)

Sounds to me a better restaurant analogy would be the Eddy Murphy film Coming to America.

McDowell's VS McDonalds

more than 3 years ago
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Prison Cell Phone Smuggling Out of Control

muzicman Re:Cell Phone Jammers? (428 comments)

They do use cellphone detectors in jails. It is the extraction of the phone that is the problem. And yes extraction is the correct term. As soon as the cell door is opened the phone disappears. It can't be the most hygienic of phone calls.

more than 3 years ago
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Egypt Goes Dark As Last ISP Pulls Plug

muzicman Never 100% dark (323 comments)

Whilst dial up is a viable means it is by no way the hardest to stop. There is no reason why sat comms wouldn't be a viable (and still working) means of accessing the internet.

more than 3 years ago
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America Losing Its Edge In Innovation

muzicman Re:It's happened before... (757 comments)

You're nearly right.

It was the Mongol invasions that destroyed Mesopotamia. One of the most significant losses was the sacking of the library of Baghdad. Eye witness accounts of this wrote that the river Tigris went black from the ink of the books that were thrown in.

It was the religious crazies that stopped it from regaining that knowledge.

That said, just because you aren't 100% correct about the Arabic countries doesn't mean that a nutter religious fanatic like Sarah Palin (who has said she wants creationism taught in science classes) should be allowed to run a country. IMHO I don't think the has enough about her to run her own bank account. People like this are weakening our gene pool and should not be allowed to breed.

more than 3 years ago
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Catholic Bishops Support Net Neutrality

muzicman Re:Crusade? (304 comments)

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

more than 2 years ago
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One Tip Enough To Put Name On Terrorist Watch List

muzicman Re:Perhaps. (446 comments)

Yet another case of people being modded as troll because people disagree.

-1 disagree is not a modifier for a reason. -1 troll, flaimbait, redundant, overrated are NOT acceptable substitutes.

more than 3 years ago
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One Tip Enough To Put Name On Terrorist Watch List

muzicman Re:My brother is on the list... (446 comments)

And you're racist.

The fact is that it isn't the "black and brown" coloured skin people that you are so quick to point out the difference between that is the problem. It is the home grown "pasty white trash" fanatical Muslim converts with blond hair and blue eyes that a potentially the problem.

No wonder you commented as an anonymous coward.

more than 3 years ago
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One Tip Enough To Put Name On Terrorist Watch List

muzicman Re:My brother is on the list... (446 comments)

Yes. I am scum.

I am one of those pieces of scum who fight for your freedom. I am a British Army soldier who has been out to Iraq and Afghanistan to fight for your freedom. Which is probably a hell of a lot more than you have done. However, at least you are willing to put your name to your comments. Unlike some Anonymous Cowards.

I hate the fact that people see the world in terms of black and white. Ever thought that things aren't so clear cut as you perceive them to be? If you are so interested in freedom, pick up a rifle and jump over the fence.

I wish there wasn't a need for people like me. I wish the world was a perfect place. I would love to walk through Mesopotamia's fertile crescent and see the cradle of civilisation, the birth place of the first University. I can't. To be modded down as a troll is well... Upsetting... To hell with it. So you can have your freedom lets remove all the security at airports and in harbours.

By the way. One of my jobs in the armed services is a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear warfare instructor. I hope you never get to see what would happen within a couple of months if you got your wish.

more than 3 years ago
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One Tip Enough To Put Name On Terrorist Watch List

muzicman Re:My brother is on the list... (446 comments)

I truly feel sorry for what your bother has been through. However I would rather lose 4 hours of my life with checks if it means that they catch someone who would blow up a plane.

more than 3 years ago
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One Tip Enough To Put Name On Terrorist Watch List

muzicman Re:The Republic (446 comments)

Don't you think you are being a little paranoid?

I bet you would be more pissed off if a member of your family got on a plane and and it blew up. Then you found out that the secret service had a tip about the person who committed the act. Bet you would be singing a different tune. Forgive me and no disrespect meant, but you are a hypocrite and you don't even know it.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Puts the Kibosh On Kinect Sex Game Plans

muzicman Games being taken off the market (419 comments)

I guess that means all the age 18+ games are going to be recalled.

more than 3 years ago
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Moscow Has Eyes On WikiLeaks, Too

muzicman The truth? (579 comments)

The truth is that "the truth" has consequences. In this case posting 1000's of private documentation that contains information that people may use in a decision on whether or not to go to war is wrong . Would it have been right for Wikileaks to publish the fact that Prince Harry was in Afghanistan? No.

If they want people to know the truth I think that is great and I personally believe that people should search out the truth. However sometimes knowing the truth can, will, and has in the past cost lives.

Quick scenario: Wikileaks releases secret information that says that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia wants America to bomb Iran. Iran takes objection to this (quite rightfully) and instead of waiting for America to bomb them, they decide to test their first Atomic weapon on.... You guessed it, Saudi Arabia.

Now tell me; Is it right for Wikileaks to release all this information?

With great power comes great responsibility; Wikileaks are not being responsible. This could cost people their lives. Maybe even the people at Wikileaks. Not all countries will take this lying down.

Flame away.

more than 3 years ago
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Sarah Palin 'Target WikiLeaks Like Taliban'

muzicman Re:Why do we keep talking about her? (1425 comments)

To ensure we remind people just how retarded she is, and how retarded the American people would be if they voted her in.

more than 3 years ago
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UK ISPs Profit From Coughing Up Customer Data

muzicman Charge more! (59 comments)

My belief is that they ISP's should charge more. £10000 per person. At least then they would be able to sort out the shambles that is "up to 20 MEG DOWNLOAD!!!" and you never get more than 200mbits per sec. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!

about 4 years ago
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World's First Solar-Propelled Blimp To Cross English Channel

muzicman Solar-powered? (87 comments)

Did they use solar power to create the helium? Since the helium produces the lift, to be solar-powered it would also need to produce the helium. Running a couple of propellers isn't new. Check out the Helios aircraft from NASA for a true solar-powered aircraft. http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/history/pastprojects/Helios/

more than 4 years ago
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Southwest Declares Kevin Smith Too Fat To Fly

muzicman Too fat for first? (940 comments)

Since none of you have actually mentioned this. I don't believe that Mr Smith would be travelling in coach or business class. I am sure that he has enough money to travel first class. Now not being rich myself I can't say for sure that they get a seat that doesn't touch anybody else. Maybe the adverts on TV are lying and that first class is much the same a coach. Somehow I doubt it though. Hell maybe Mr Smith is tight and careful with his money and does travel coach. What do I know.

more than 4 years ago
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Android Goes To the Battlefield

muzicman Re:Saving lives?? (128 comments)

Maybe they are referring to the lives of the soldiers who are to be using this software. But obviously their lives don't count as they are just soldiers aren't they.

more than 4 years ago
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The LHC, the Higgs Boson, and the Chicago Cubs

muzicman Re:Whoa (194 comments)

Maybe they are like Gideons?

Do y'all have different books of the Bible than I do? Are y'all Gideons? Who are the ******' Gideons? Ever met one? NO! Ever seen one? NO! But they're all over the ******' world puttin' Bibles in hotel rooms. Every hotel room- "This Bible was placed here by a Gideon" When?! I been here all day. I ain't seen ****! I saw the housekeeper come and go. I saw the minibar guy come and go. I never laid eyes on a ******' Gideon. What are they- ninjas? Where are they? Where're they from? Gidea? What the **** are these people?

I'm gonna capture a Gideon. I'm gonna make that my hobby. I'm gonna call the front desk one day. "Yeah. I don't seem to have a Bible in my room."



God bless you Bill!

more than 4 years ago
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Happiness May Be Catching

muzicman Re:Gaming it for more sex (176 comments)

Don't be ridiculous. This is slashdot. nobody here has a girlfriend!

more than 5 years ago

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