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Apple Agrees To Chinese Security Audits of Its Products

stealth_finger Re:Absolutely fair.. (114 comments)

In a world where several BILLION up-and-coming wage earners are ripe to purchase their products, which, incidentally, wouldn't exist if not for the cheap labor still extant in that very same country.

Maybe their regional ads will say 'Designed in California. Made in China'

4 days ago
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Republican Bill Aims To Thwart the FCC's Leaning Towards Title II

stealth_finger Re:Glad were stopping the evil socialists (182 comments)

But that was the only time. I have a very low opinion of the electorate.

Yea, no shit. Last week in Virginia, the voters re-elected a convicted pedophile, running from jail. But don't worry - he's on work-release so he can head down to the General Assembly to cast his votes... :/

I guess it's okay since he's a Democrat.

If you cant find a better source than the daily fail then hand in your internet licence and collect you cheque at the door.

about a week ago
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Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

stealth_finger Re:Pope Francis - fuck your mother (891 comments)

Let's get what straight? The only people saying muslims should be off limits are the muslims. Some folk are taking the religion should be off limits lin but most people are saying grow the fuck up. Fuck Mohamed, fuck Jesus, fuck Buddha, fuck Zeus, fuck Odin, fuck the lot of them! They're all as ridiculous as each other.

about two weeks ago
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Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

stealth_finger Re:Turning the other cheek (891 comments)

He didn't say he's fine with it. You're not quoting him for a reason. He said that such response is what will likely happen -- he doesn't say he's fine with it.

What he said suggests he would do it, which implies he's fine with it.

about two weeks ago
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Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

stealth_finger Re:Pope Francis - fuck your mother (891 comments)

And fuck you too.

You're welcome.

Look, the guy's hardly going to say it's OK to blaspheme, is he? It's just not in his job description. Whatever his personal opinion may be, he's is not at liberty to promote the same viewpoints as Charlie Hebdo.

As pope I would expect him to say something along the lines of, they are free to do as they wish, it is our job to show compassion and understanding to try and help them be better or some bull shit like that. Something that sounds kinda Christian. Not taking the same stock line most religious folk are taking. Which is basically religion should be off limits for mockery or criticism without realising it's almost the most deserving thing of both!

about two weeks ago
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Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

stealth_finger Re:Pope Francis - fuck your mother (891 comments)

The Pope is threatening violence if people say bad things about his religion.

He's threatening violence if people say bad things about his mother. What next? Bad mouth his favourite team and your in for a slap? Fuck him is right. Fuck the whole lot of them, just fuck religion in general.

about two weeks ago
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Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

stealth_finger "if someone says a curse word against my mother, (891 comments)

So much for turning the other cheek, forgiveness and all that.

Basically nothing is off limits, if one thing can be then it's a slippery slope to everything can be. Especially such blanket as you cant draw this regardless of intention or meaning. It doesn't actually say in the Koran not to do it whereas there's an actual commandment in the Bible not to make graven images or whatever and people do that all the time, like ALL the time.

Even my browser is pandering to them. It autocorrected the k to a capital for Koran but not the b for bible lol

about two weeks ago
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Apple Awarded Gesture-Control Patent

stealth_finger So, patents (105 comments)

Does this cover the general idea of interface control with gestures or a specific way of pulling that off?

about two weeks ago
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Is 'SimCity' Homelessness a Bug Or a Feature?

stealth_finger Re:Who cares? (393 comments)

How about you respond to APK? You spouted some bullshit claims and he called you out. Where's your response?

Jeez, give it a rest man. You're getting worse than the mycleanpc thing but not as funny.

about two weeks ago
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Intuit Charges More For Previously Offered TurboTax Features, Users Livid

stealth_finger Re:Just hire a CPA (450 comments)

It's the same thing as last year, but twice the price.

Gas this week is the same as gas last week, but I still have to pay more for it. Because costs change over time.

Yeah it's getting so hard to get the ever shrinking amount of bits out of the ground and move them round the globe and change their form to something more usable. It's well known world politics can also affect the price of software...

about two weeks ago
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UK Prime Minister Says Gov't Should Be Capable of Reading Any Communications

stealth_finger Re:Capable, sure (329 comments)

Paisley says NOOOOOOOOO!

about two weeks ago
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UK Prime Minister Says Gov't Should Be Capable of Reading Any Communications

stealth_finger Re:Hope the muslims win then. (329 comments)

It would be great to see every member of the UK government tortured to death, with the exception of the royal family.

Why, because they get straight up executed?

about two weeks ago
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3D Cameras Are About To Go Mainstream

stealth_finger Re:Not 3D cameras (141 comments)

Imagine a 12" cube with numbers on every face. Place a stereo (likely dual sensor / dual lens) camera in front of it, collinear with any one of the six axis. Acquire image. Now, tell me what number is on the face of the cube furthest from the camera.

You can't? Of course you can't. Because you didn't acquire anything even close to 3D data on the object.

Of course you, could. Assuming it's a standard dice the opposite faces equal 7. So look at what face is closest, figure what number you need to make 7 and bingo. No need for 3D or any fancy schmancy image processing that gives you kind of but not really 3D.

about two weeks ago
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Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?

stealth_finger Re:Why do I want to upgrade? (437 comments)

That's beside the point. I liked it and I used it and they removed it without any warning.

about three weeks ago
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Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?

stealth_finger Re:That's not quite how I remember it (437 comments)

Remember how Windows XP was "good enough" that people took forever to upgrade?

No, but I do remember that Vista was found to be so wanting that many people went back to XP, and those that had waited heard the horror stories and stayed put.

And it's a lot easier to go back to XP than it will be to go back to kitkat. I was looking forward to the update until this thread. I think I'll stay put for a while too.

about three weeks ago
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Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?

stealth_finger Re:Why do I want to upgrade? (437 comments)

Does it also come with UI regressions, like the change around 3-4 that turned putting the clock into night mode from a one-tap operation into a 4 tap sequence?

Also the removal of the default browser in the last update on my phone (xperia z (bad choice)) leaving only chrome as default, sure most people wont notice but I used it and it was IMO the best one.

Also the removal of the navigation shortcut in the update before that making you have to either go through car mode or the maps bit or download a replacement app from the store some guy made that does exactly the same thing the one they removed did, and that is start maps in car satnav mode.

Hardly massive issues or deal breakers but not the kind of thing I'd expect from android, iOS maybe but removing good things for no apparent reason is making me consider what else they might yank next.

about three weeks ago
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HOA Orders TARDIS Removed From In Front of Parrish Home

stealth_finger Re:live by the sword (320 comments)

Wait, wtf does the builder have to do with anything. Once the house is built their job is done and they should definitely not be involved with the running of a community well after the house/s are sold for the first time.

about three weeks ago
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HOA Orders TARDIS Removed From In Front of Parrish Home

stealth_finger Re:Remove the goddamn box (320 comments)

Leaving a TV prop replica sitting in your driveway is douchey. Store it in the garage, or your storage shed, or the back yard, or a storage facility. Nobody in your neighborhood likes Doctor Who so much that they want to come home to your driveway TARDIS every day. Stop being a douche.

So a person might have to drive past or look at an object that they might not personally be a fan of but belongs to someone else, is stored on that persons property in the manor they choose best and has exactly zero influence on yourself yet you get to insult and deride them and force them to move it on the grounds of we want a perfectly pretty street full of show homes that anyone who comes down this street can't help but think that it must be a perfect paradise of social harmony. And who's being the douche? What if they don't like the colour of your curtains? Or the way the shadow from the top of your roof casts on the street?

about three weeks ago
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HOA Orders TARDIS Removed From In Front of Parrish Home

stealth_finger Re:Conform or be expelled (320 comments)

This works exactly the same way in Europe: you can buy private land, and there are a variety of restrictions, easements, and rules depending on where you buy.

Learn something about the world around you before spouting such nonsense.

Um, it does not work exactly the same way. No Neighbourhood watch guy can tell you to paint your gutters or mow your lawn now or else. Inside of private gated communities maybe they have something like these HOA things but for the most part your neighbours are free to complain about anything they want and you're free to ignore them. The only people that can do anything like that is the council and only if something is a hazard. This is UK though. I don't pretend to know exactly how it works in every country or just assume it works the same because we're so awesome.

about three weeks ago

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