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Schiller Says Apple Is the Last PC Maker From the Mac Era, Forgets About HP

ragefan Re:Oh (474 comments)

quite possibly from the 'Mac vs PC' advertisements, made by Apple...

Except those ads come after the beginning of the Intel Mac era, not prior...

about 10 months ago
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Ford Exec: 'We Know Everyone Who Breaks the Law' Thanks To Our GPS In Your Car

ragefan Re:Herpin' the Derp (599 comments)

They do it by using the same data connection provided for features such as Remote Start/Diagnostics on your Smartphone and built-in apps like Pandora and Twitter. They can get the data regardless of whether you take it back to the dealer.

about a year ago
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UK Company Successfully Claims Ownership of "Pinterest" Trademark

ragefan Re:Like what Budweiser did back then... (133 comments)

Seems like the UK is a special case

That's because the UK wants "Just the Tip" in regards to being in the EU.

about a year ago
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Emacs Needs To Move To GitHub, Says ESR

ragefan Re:GNU Savannah supports git (252 comments)

You might consider him a whackjob, but he and his ideas are responsible for a lot of the software you use directly and indirectly.

about a year ago
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GM's CEO Rejects Repaying Feds for Bailout Losses

ragefan Re:real socialism (356 comments)

Please tell me how sole-provider and no-bid contracts handed to a few corporations by our government is completely different from "means of production owned by the state". When government contracts like Lockheed-Martin or BoozAllenHamilton will do anything the government pays them to do, often without transparency, the net effect is the same.

Also, cite examples of any "conservatives will question the logic of solving the problem of too much power concentrating in the hands of a few corporations by further concentrating that power into the hands of a single, enormous entity." The conservatives were the ones that supported the deregulation that allowed banks to consolidate to become "too large to fail" in the first place.

about a year ago
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Head of Silk Road 2.0 Says It Will Be Back In Minutes If Shut Down

ragefan Re:really (222 comments)

Then clearly the answer is to make your own Pot stamps. The government would then be unable to prove that the ones you made are counterfeit as they could not provide "approved" Pot stamps to compare them against.

1 year,15 days
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Adobe Hacked: Almost 3 Million Accounts Compromised

ragefan Re:See... this is why I torrent cracked versions. (256 comments)

I'm guessing Adobe's cheese-cloth approach to security with PDF and Flash should certainly be huge red flags that the rest of their infrastructure was likely not up to par either.

about a year ago
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Bill Gates Acknowledges Ctrl+Alt+Del Was a Mistake

ragefan Re:Redundant keys (665 comments)

I am a lefty. I never use them either. Mouse with right hand as the most-utilized short cuts are left-handed, Ctrl-A, -X, -C, -V, etc.

about a year ago
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Ballmer Admits Microsoft Whiffed Big-Time On Smartphones

ragefan Re:What I dont get... (278 comments)

It makes sense because their offering is excellent (most who have used it say "superior", and it's just a matter of time, now. It would be silly for them to walk away at this point.

You know who else thought that... Sony with their BetaMAX product line.

about a year ago
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Did Apple Make a Mistake By Releasing Two New iPhones?

ragefan Re: In summary... (348 comments)

GP said "lower-end" not cheap. Compare the price (and specs) of a iMac to the Mac towers and indeed it is lower-end.

about a year ago
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Apple Receives Patent For Accessing Sets of Apps With Different Passcodes

ragefan like different users? (156 comments)

So basically they re-invented having different accounts having access to different apps. Only its on a mobile device, and it deserves a patent?!

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Hands-On Activity For IT Career Fair

ragefan Give them Surfaces?! (121 comments)

Give them Surfaces and make them dance like the commercial. If they can pull it off in 40 minutes, they can keep the tablets.

about a year ago
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How One Man Turns Annoying Cold Calls Into Cash

ragefan Re:Clear something up? (227 comments)

Similarly, I will generally answer unknown numbers that are of local origin. I cannot think of a time I received a telemarketing call from within my area code, as less local prefixes.

about a year ago
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Comcast Allegedly Confirms That Prenda Planted Porn Torrents

ragefan Re:Next step (175 comments)

What is this world coming to when a porn company is not completely on the up-and-up?

about a year ago
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NSA Admits Searching "3 Hops" From Suspects

ragefan Re:Can we discuss the fourth amendment now? (322 comments)

I don't know about where you live, but here in Virginia, USA, most localities already provide GIS sites that provide the tax assessments and the amounts of the last few transactions on every property in the locality. So without hacking anyone's email you can see for yourself the "value" of a property. Of course "really worth" is what the buyer and seller agree on.

about a year ago
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Steve Ballmer Reorganizing Microsoft

ragefan Re:Sounds like a plan (387 comments)

you mean you are not happy with the xbox interface on your datacenter server

I know won't be happy until I can log in to my servers by flipping off my laptop's webcam and screaming: "BOOM! Headshot!!11!!!!"

about a year ago
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Use Tor, Get Targeted By the NSA

ragefan Re:Good for the economy. (451 comments)

Undermining national security. LOL. What does it feel like to see a threat in every shadow? Everyone is out to get you huh? Careful, the Democratic Republic of the Congo might just get the upper hand and de-stabilize the US before invading it!

Seriously, by fundamentally changing what the US stands for over the last 20-30 years, you have undermined your own national security. There isn't anything left worth fighting for.

The truth is, the US. Government is scared because they have been doing things that the people wouldn't approve for decades. They are scared because they know the house they built is coming down around them, and people are getting tired of it. They are scared because they know when we get sick of it and find out all shit they been doing, we are going to come down hard. They are trying to keep us from doing anything.

Come down hard?! Hmm, no. The American people will continue to ignore what the U.S. government does as long as they keep Hollywood pumping out new episodes of "Ouch! My Balls!" If the American people really gave a fuck, then a Congress with 16% approval rating would be wiped clean rather than the majority of incumbents be re-elected.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With an Advanced Wi-Fi Leech?

ragefan Re:Figure out where he is located (884 comments)

Better to be judged by 12 then carried by 6

If you consider 12 people that can't get out of jury duty to be your peers.

about 2 years ago
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Everything You Know About Password-Stealing Is Wrong

ragefan Re:The hell it doesn't cost consumers! (195 comments)

Clearly, you missed the 60 Minutes report this week about Credit Rating companies and their dispute process (source).

In a nutshell, your dispute is never sent to someone who will approve it, and you basically have to sue them to fix it. Its a multi-year case and you better be well documented.

about 2 years ago
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Critic Cites Revenge of the Sith As "Generation's Greatest Work of Art"

ragefan Re:Wow (376 comments)

Because it was safer for the rest of Naboo to have him off the planet.

about 2 years ago

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