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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

phayes Re:Not good enough (290 comments)

Defending whom exactly? Anyone who pays attention already knows how to prevent automatic downloads of music to their iDevices (turn automatic downloads of music off) & knows how trivially it is to remove tracks from their iDevice (swipe left).

So who is it that "we" are supposed to be defending?
The clueless who change their automatic downloads of music to on & then lie that "Duh Music just appeared by majik"?
The apple haters who don't even own an iDevice but are attempting to label a wart a mountain?
The U2 haters who rag on & on that the group hasn't come out with an original song in a decade? My $DIETY the Embarrassment!!!
The people that are opposed to getting a free album of music that they may not appreciate but that can delete it trivially?

Who exactly is it that you are shrilly claiming needs saving? I can tell you this, it's not a normal iDevice user who pays attention when setting up his/her iDevice, appreciates free music if it's to his/her taste and deletes the album otherwise.

9 hours ago
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NASA's Manned Rocket Contract: $4.2 Billion To Boeing, $2.6 Billion To SpaceX

phayes Re:You say that, but ... (137 comments)

That "design milestone" by Boeing comment is completely unsupported & is in all probability false.

Boeing has yet to exit the design phase & has no hardware at present, while Dragon 1 has made multiple flights to ISS & Dragon II flight hardware is being assembled NOW.

9 hours ago
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

phayes Re:Not good enough (290 comments)

Again, NO! Automatic downloads are NOT the default! YOU may not have had the willpower to resist the suggestion that you turn it on, but it is only a suggestion, not a default setting one has to change to off. This is not subject to debate, your statements to the effect that automatic downloads are the default are WRONG.

You can stop it with the "apparently" and the "technically" bullcrap, you are factually wrong.

Clueless users are legion, that changes nothing. Idiots run red lights all the time but that is no defense when one of these idiots runs a light & T-bones a mother & her kids. Neither is complaining that "Duh iTunes did it widdout mah consent" when that too is patently false.

Yeah, you didn't pay attention when setting up your iDevice & never bothered to look at "Preferences>iTunes & App Store", now accept the consequences for those acts of inattention & your consequent ignorance without complaint. Do NOT attempt to contradict those who do know what we are talking about. The two words Automatic Downloads followed by on/off controls for Music, Books, Apps & Updates are clearly beyond your comprehension level.

10 hours ago
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

phayes Re:Perspective (290 comments)

What apple stuff? I'm willing to bet that most of the people claiming to be outraged don't even have an iDevice & are just piling on in order to rag on apple &/or U2.

yesterday
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

phayes Re:Downloading music for free? Scandelous! (290 comments)

No, Apple made the album available to be downloaded. People needed to change their configuration for the album to be auto-downloaded. As removing the album is trivial (swipe each song to the left), what I am rightfully upset about is the people falsely pretending that the album is on their device without any action on their part & that that this is supposed to be some kind of hardship.

yesterday
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

phayes Re:Not good enough (290 comments)

"Settings>iTunes & App Store". Configuring auto-downloads of Music, Apps, Books & Updates is front & center. It isn't hard to find -- except in all probability for the people who don't have an iDevice but are falsely claiming to be "outraged" by having the album auto-downloaded to their inexistent device.

yesterday
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

phayes Re:Not good enough (290 comments)

I'm surprised that Apple would be so tone-deaf to think everyone would automatically want this new album pushed to them. It wouldn't bother me (but I don't own any Apple devices and you couldn't pay me to use iTunes), but I can guarantee I'd want a very easy way to get rid of it if I didn't like it. I haven't spent decades curating a collection of music just to have it be carelessly junked up.

Fortunately, auto-downloading music is NOT the default configuration, and even for those that changed their configuration to autodownload it, removing the album is trivial: swipe each song to the left.

So, clearly the problem isn't that the album was auto downloaded because it's sooo hard to prevent or get rid of.

No, it's an opportunity for those who want to rag on U2 or Apple to do so & reading the comments of those to are posturing "outrage" shows that this is the case.

yesterday
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

phayes Re:Not good enough (290 comments)

a) false. You had to have your device set to allow automatic pushes.

Which is, of course, the default.

No. Automatic Downloads are turned Off by default. If it is setup otherwise on your devices, you turned it on. Getting even this basic fact wrong turns your credibility to dust.

yesterday
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

phayes Re:RT.com? (530 comments)

Riiiight, because the "oppression" you experience in the west is globally equivalent to Communism's crimes against humanity like the collectivization of the Ukraine & forced migrations which killed millions. For you, Japanese-American internment act & more recently, the Patriot act, Guantanamo & Mass metadata collection is just as bad if not worse as killing millions.

You're incapable of normal rational thought like I said earlier.

2 days ago
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Giant Dinosaur Unearthed In Argentina

phayes Re:Predators (85 comments)

Lions that could survive the drought were those that adapted to hunt elephants

No. I never said that. IIRC while the pride that was learned & went on to prefer attack elephants prospered, other prides in the area suffered through the drought, but survived.

if you wipe out all your prey in your area

Lions weren't the only reason or even the most important one in the extinction of elephants in the pride's area. Humans reduced the elephant population to the point that they could be locally exterminated.

Pack animals predating much larger prey isn't a freak event. It has happened throughout time & all over the earth whenever a prey species has evolved to be much larger than the available predators. There may be a window in which the prey species is invulnerable but eventually pack animals will adapt to the available resource.

  If 29 meter (terrestrial) carnivores ever existed, we would have seen some sign of them by now

3 days ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

phayes Re:RT.com? (530 comments)

I see. You're the kind that gets his jollies by engaging in futility. Great life you must be having there, I'll bet your parents are soo proud...

4 days ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

phayes Re:RT.com? (530 comments)

Snort. Really? First off, I never said it was & secondly, I had to modify the quote to get it to fit into a /. sig so it couldn't be in any case.

Are you in the habit of going up to people and telling them things that they already know? Things like the sky is blue? Water is wet?

4 days ago
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Congress Can't Make Asteroid Mining Legal (But It's Trying, Anyway)

phayes Re:Precident has been set (211 comments)

So? If the USG decides to ignore the treaties, like it did with the treaties it signed with the Indian nations during the 19th century, the space treaty will be meaningless.

4 days ago
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Congress Can't Make Asteroid Mining Legal (But It's Trying, Anyway)

phayes Re:As a private citizen (211 comments)

The Space treaty may make it illegal but no sanctions are specified. If the USG depenalizes space homesteading and allows people to sell ressources brought back from space, the treaty will be dead. Prior examples: The treaties the USG signed & then ignored with Indian tribes during the 19th century.

4 days ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

phayes Re:RT.com? (530 comments)

Peeking at my profile, I see sniveler. Nope, France isn't communist.

4 days ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

phayes Re:RT.com? (530 comments)

There are so few who recognise the quote: Bravo.

I will have you know that I set it long ago when participating in a particular long forgotten thread on /. & never saw any reason to change it.

As for it being number sticker wisdom, well given the length limitations on both number stickers & /. sigs, content is bound to be similar.

4 days ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

phayes Re:RT.com? (530 comments)

As Churchill so astutely said: Many forms of Government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.

Democracy is far far from perfect, but the other systems are worse.

4 days ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

phayes Re:RT.com? (530 comments)

Not surprising. I've noticed that the people capable of belittling communism's crimes against humanity are very often incapable of normal rational thought.

4 days ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

phayes Re:RT.com? (530 comments)

Snort. 19th century oppression of women in psyciatric hospitals is not a valid counter-argument to me pointing out that no-one was condemned to an insane asylum in the US or condemned to prison with all their belongings confiscated by the government for merely daring to oppose the ruling party, so no, it's not like the Patriot act.

Attempting to use such a weak argument just shows that you have no better counter argument.

4 days ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

phayes Re:RT.com? (530 comments)

What country sized example of long term communist rule which doesn't turn into fascism or dictatorships are you referring to? I didn't see any. Note that I do not lump socialism in with communism.

about a week ago

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