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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

stealth_finger Re:Parallax. (389 comments)

they see you as a customer, not as a product.

fact: apple makes money when you buy the product. they do not make money by tracking how you use the product. fact: goog gives the "product" away for free. but they track how you use is, and sell access to this information to earn their profits. so yes, for apple you are the customer and for goog you are the product. how do you disagree, without ad hominems?

For google search engine and chrome I guess you are the product just as much as with safari and a bunch of the other free iapps. ios and android are products just like windows is.

Also...goog? you app twats really do make it easy to think you're twats.

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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

stealth_finger Re:I HATE multiplayer (286 comments)

I come across people with this attitude regarding orders regulary and must say I never really understood that. Why this resentment?

If someone is giving me orders, he better also be paying me a salary.

I already have a job. If I wanted to work two jobs, I would get another job, not buy a game. As it is, I already work more than I would like, and when I get home, I want to relax doing things *I* like, not things other people want me to do. So I bought a game, rather than getting a second job.

Yeah, but then you'll moan about getting killed all the time and none of your team mates helping you out because you're just going to run off and get killed again.

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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

stealth_finger Re: Escapism (286 comments)

Skyrim had a story?

It was that thing that happened til the first dragon turned up then they kind of left it by the wayside knowing you'd go kill them all anyway.

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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

stealth_finger Re:Multiplayer & Solo, the right mix... (286 comments)

Well get a console and play games that have matchmaking. Part of the live subscription is truskill which attempts to do all that in games like cod and halo. It's not fool proof and it barely works but at least they're trying.

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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

stealth_finger Re:Got Burned by Titanfall (286 comments)

There are still plenty of single player-only or single player-mainly games being released. Two recent examples are Wolfenstein the New Order and Metro Redux.

Except Wolfenstein was extremely bland and generic with a stupid story and retarded characters. And while the Metro games are pretty good Redux is just a HD lick of paint. I get what you're saying that there are single player games but even the dedicated single player only game doesn't guarantee a good single player game.

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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

stealth_finger Re:Crouching Microtransactions, Hidden DRM (286 comments)

The thing is, Hollywood is still pumping out shit. Sure the odd gem sneaks through and sometimes more get through than others, but overall, IMHO I can't remember the last properly good film I saw. Will be one from the 80s/90s though.

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The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?

stealth_finger Re:The slippery bandwidth slope (131 comments)

Of course, this graph does not in any way correlate to Comcast invensting in infrustructure to more reliably and quickly deliver Netflix traffic. Nope. Not at all.

While your tone is sarcastic you are accurate.

yesterday
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

stealth_finger Re:Online only gives the illusion of accomplishmen (286 comments)

I used some cheats to get past a bit in KOTOR 2, the save screenshot was forever branded with cheat across it. Almost restarted the game to get rid of it.

2 days ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

stealth_finger Re:Great idea! Let's alienate Science even more! (885 comments)

Except it already is a religion. That is not going to change. So why not discuss what type of religion you want it to be?

Just because people believe science does not make it a religion.

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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

stealth_finger Re:Great idea! Let's alienate Science even more! (885 comments)

Those who understand how to correctly apply the scientfic method know that the burden of proof is on the person making the assertion (the alternative hypothesis).

I never really bought into this idea of "burden of proof". It strikes me as a rhetorical / debating tactic, rather than a part of good-faith truth-seeking.

If an assertion is true, then it's true regardless of who in a debate advances it.

Well how does one ascertain if something is true without a burden of proof? How can you not understand that if you propose something to be true you need to be able to back it up.

2 days ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

stealth_finger Re:Great idea! Let's alienate Science even more! (885 comments)

"When people stop believing in God, they don't believe in nothing, they believe in anything." but he doesn't seem to be far off in my experience. Virtually everyone I've met that believes in conspiracy theories, UFOs or sociology papers (to pick some examples of gullibility) are atheists.

Nah, atheists tend to belief things for which there is presented evidence and proof, which does not automatically make it correct. Personally I believe 9/11 was a conspiracy as was JFK. Lizard folk, empty moon and religion are all as bullshit as each other. I may be completely wrong but my beliefs are based on the evidence that has been presented to me, not just things I've heard.

2 days ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

stealth_finger Re:Great idea! Let's alienate Science even more! (885 comments)

Having read the Bible, i find there is a whole lot of immoral activity going on, most of which is blessed or performed by da big guy. So I guess that must be a really big part of the religion. "Doing good" in many cases apparently means killing Gays, non virgin wives, rebellious teenagers, witches, blasphemers, and people who work on the sabbath.

That's all in the old bit which doesn't count anymore......apart from creation.....and the commandments....and the flood....and a few other bits they still like but other than those bits it's not relevant.

2 days ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

stealth_finger Re:Great idea! Let's alienate Science even more! (885 comments)

For anti-religionists, finding something to fulfill that human need is pretty important, because if they can't, then they'll never be able to convince the majority of humans to abandon religion Atheists don't believe in gods, that does not make them 'anti religious', we simlly don't care about your religion. Many of us simply take up the 'religion' of our husbands and wifes because the environment demands it, but that does not mean we believe. No one of us wants you to abandone anything ... that is something for religious zealots ... nothing for an atheist. As an atheist we are more amused silent observers about attitudes like yours and atrocities the believers perform.

You're projecting your particular approach across a broad group of people. Further, you're also projecting some sort of opinions on me, opinions which I don't hold.

And here is where the pot stats calling the kettle black. You're projecting your particular approach across others. Where is this clear human need to believe in something? Because every culture has had it's God or Gods? I'd see that as more proof that humans have a desire to know and understand. Until relatively recently the best answer we had for what is the sun, why is the sky blue, why does the grass grow, why are we here etc was, God did it. Now we've stated being able to explain these things the God answer holds zero weight but it's been around long enough to become ingrained and the ones who parrot the answer have their entire lives and way of life invested in it they will do anything to not let go. Give it a couple hundred more years and religion will be a thing of past.

2 days ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

stealth_finger Re:Great idea! Let's alienate Science even more! (885 comments)

The problem is even atheists still feel a need to believe in *something*. Which is silly. Planting Science as your God still means you have a God and are not an atheist.

Speak for yourself there, buddy.

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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

stealth_finger Re:Great idea! Let's alienate Science even more! (885 comments)

If bigot Yankees wouldn't have started to teach Creationism at school, or open the Creation Museum, or all the bizarre stuff I periodically read about religion in the US, maybe atheists would not have felt the need to "fight back" in that way...

The Creation Museum was founded by an Australian.

He might still be a Yankees fan.

2 days ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

stealth_finger Re: No, no. Let's not go there. Please. (885 comments)

Many atheist have a belief that god does not exist. They want others to join them in their belief. Sounds like a religion to me.

Many atheists couldn't give a shit about what you think.

2 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

stealth_finger Re: Imagine the good they could have done.. (607 comments)

Inherited wealth no, but earned yes, it correlates extremely well because it's tied with success, and success == intelligence. That is, the ability to set yourself goals and planning to reach them, and actually achieving them. As for Slashdot, I only post now and then to remind its sad dwellers that yes, there is a better world out there, and that they don't belong there.

Some of the richest people I know are absolute chuckleheads with the gift of gab. The only smarts they have is how to use the smart people.

2 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

stealth_finger Re: Imagine the good they could have done.. (607 comments)

Oh right, this is an apple product. You all must be 'stylish' hipster douchebags who think you're smart.

That's why they 'like' the U2 album.

2 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

stealth_finger Re:First world problems. (607 comments)

Bag of crap or U2's new album?...I'm sorry I don't understand the difference.

2 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

stealth_finger Re:First world problems. (607 comments)

In your view, the fact that people were given for free a piece of music is something they should rightfully complain about? Without us making fun of them?

Strange view you have there.

I'll kick you in the nuts for free, see how much you complain then.

2 days ago

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