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Congress Capitulates To TSA; Refuses To Let Bruce Schneier Testify

pitje Re:What kind of congress is that? (435 comments)

and here we see that liberal and conservative in America means something completely different to the rest of the world (at least the part I'm in).

To me, american democrats and republicans are all right-wing, the one just a little bit less so than the other

about 2 years ago

Lawsuit Claims NASA Specialist Was Fired Over Intelligent Design Belief

pitje Re:Man whose job relies on the scientific method.. (743 comments)

bull. shit.

ID is nothing more than a rephrasing of 'God is real' without actually saying that.
It's wishfullfillment, nothing more.

Any of which shouldn't get you fired btw. Imposing your (misguided) beliefs upon others in your workspace is.

more than 2 years ago

Sale of Samsung Galaxy Tab Blocked in the EU

pitje Good artists copy.... (412 comments)

a favorite phrase of Jobs: "Good artists copy; great artists steal."

more than 3 years ago

Palin Fans Deface Paul Revere Wikipedia Page

pitje Re:hey editor guy! (767 comments)

wow, just..... wow

at first, I thought you sounded fair and reasonable in this debate. I didn't agree with your opinion, but at least you came across as someone who has thought about what he's writing.
Your comment about having difficulty to choose between Stalin and Obama though...... Idiocy is too small a word for it

more than 3 years ago

Woz and the RCA Character-generator Patent

pitje Re:Don't stop at Paul Allen (219 comments)

Tell you about my life? Ok, here goes: my job is something I do to be able to pay for my various expenses; the monthly bills, my wife and kids, and the occasional holiday. I'm just another employee at just another small business. I do my job, and when there's nothing on my todo list I help out my collegues. Fact is, there's always *something* to do, so I don't have to tell my boss I've got nothing to do.
I am 'growing my skills', but I don't care much for climbing the corporate ladder. I'm actually pretty happy with my job.
Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I've worked in a factory for about ten years, doing mostly physical labour. During the evenings I spent my time behind my computer until I was confident enough about my skills to quit my factory-job and I applied for (and got) a programming job. In comparison, nothing I do behind a computer I consider 'working my hardest'.
In my mind, there's also a big difference between not telling my boss I've got nothing to do and working my hardest. I think I'm between those two extremes: I just do my job and try to have fun doing it, until it's time to go home.

I also do know the trends in free time over the last few thousand years, but fail to see how me working my hardest or not affect those trends. I like to believe me being active in my union and reaching sensible agreements between employers and employees can and do affect those trends, but that has nothing to do with how I do my job.

I have no excellent life, I'm not a unique and beautiful snowflake, I don't feel the need to prove myself in my job. (I'm also not doing the minimum, nor did I claim to do so in my post. Perhaps I'm not the only one lacking reading skills?). I just want to live my life with my wife and kids, have a few beers with my friends, and generally just have a good time. My job is just a means to do that. Nothing more, nothing less.

more than 3 years ago

Woz and the RCA Character-generator Patent

pitje Re:Don't stop at Paul Allen (219 comments)

yes, we need to work work work work! You're not a communist, are you? Work, goddammit, work! Give your best for your country, your employer, or you're just a lazy deadbeat. There's plenty of time to live life when you've worked yourself to death.

Yeah, that's really something to be proud about

more than 3 years ago

Apple's App Store Accepts 'Gay Cure' App

pitje Re:lol (794 comments)

Apple censors apps. People ask Apple to censor even more apps.

And from that, you're concluding that free speech hurts?

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Patent Deems Comic Books Shameful

pitje Re:People associate it wrongly (209 comments)

Am I glad not to live in the society you live in.
Or be as concerned as you are about how other people view me.

more than 3 years ago

HBGary Federal CEO Aaron Barr Steps Down

pitje Re:owned (212 comments)

you're absolutly right. The 13 year old child said some things that are unforgivable, and she deserved everything she got. Where is the world going to these days, when normal people can't just use the internet without being constantly bothered by the rants of a 13 year old girl. There isn't a place on the internet where you can go and not be bothered by the inane things children say.

more than 3 years ago

WikiLeaks Releases Cache of 400,000 Iraq War Documents

pitje Re:Wow (676 comments)

give me one country where US troops are present where the local government who is in favour of US troops being there wasn't put there by the USA

more than 4 years ago

Blizzard Sues Private Server Company, Awarded $88M

pitje Re:Interesting (356 comments)

you MUST be kidding, right? Right?


more than 4 years ago

Anti-Speed Camera Activist Buys Police Department's Web Domain

pitje Re:Can't... (680 comments)

so murder wouldn't be illegal if they'd just make it legal?


more than 4 years ago

IE Market Share Falls To Historic Low

pitje Re:as a web developer (472 comments)

as a fellow webdeveloper, I hate ads.

Shit gets paid by my customers, the people offering you their site. If they want to shove advertisements in your face, fine with me.
if you were smart, you'd find another job you'd stop whining and calling potential customers idiots.


more than 4 years ago

Neil Armstrong Criticizes Obama's Space Strategy

pitje Re:don't measure benefit based on mission objectiv (508 comments)

America doesn't need another morality-boost, it needs to take its head out its ass and remember for instance that anything with 'social' in its name isn't bad by definition.

more than 4 years ago


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