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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

tuxgeek Re:The Golden Turd Principal (711 comments)

On the contrary
I also use M$ systems in my place of work and have for many years. My preferred OS is superior in every way to any proprietary system I've ever used, contrary to your M$ fanboi drivel.

The advantage to running Linux and BSD is they are somewhat niche systems, therefore not necessarily dumbed down for dolts like you, and therefore much less desirable for malware authors to target, although no OS is perfectly unbreakable. Your M$-xx and iOS-xx are easy targets for malware, and that is a fact, not so much on my side of the fence.

You're free to go with the majority like sheep, whatever floats you boat .. asshat!

about 4 months ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

tuxgeek The Golden Turd Principal (711 comments)

Yep, I got an iPhone 5 when it was offered to me for no-charge with a 2 year contract. Been using it for 6 months now & in my opinion, it's the biggest POS out there. Will never have another iCrap device again & getting this thing was a mistake. I was duped

For example, It features a note pad app that deletes my notes at random intervals, usually in less time than it takes to follow up on said memo. In the settings app, everything is removed and/or locked down and/or obfuscated to the point that nothing is usable for the average intelligent human being, this coming from a Linux/KDE user that is accustomed to and expects to having access to system settings.

This thing is truly a Golden Turd. Mr Cook's take on the smart phone scene reminds me of Doris the Bowler hat & being pwned by an iPhone is like being assimilated to the Borg.

I know full well Android isn't perfect, but even a dumb phone is better than this damn thing.

about 4 months ago
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Linux Voice is a New Magazine for Linux Users — On Paper (Video)

tuxgeek Re:Not enough? (72 comments)

All US Linux mags are filled mostly with advertising. Your comparison and point is stupid.

about 5 months ago
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Mass. Legislature Strikes Back: Upskirt Photos Now Officially a Misdemeanor

tuxgeek Re:Has this been a large problem? (256 comments)

I call this concept "Frontier Justice"
Someone rapes your daughter? Fsck the courts, hunt down and kill the bastard!

On topic, some sick fuck out there running around taking upskirt photos in public places? Yep, a couple good solid right hooks to the face by every male around would do wonders to curb such socially-deviant behavior.

about 7 months ago
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India Plans Mission To Probe Sun By 2020

tuxgeek Re:Mission to feed poor.. (146 comments)

Really ? .. just when does that begin ?
I thought Americas priority was subsidizing Monsanto, Exxon and helping out all those starving billionaires

about 7 months ago
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Microsoft Lync Server Gathers Employee Data Just Like NSA

tuxgeek Re:Assume all MS products are spying on you. (207 comments)

One can also safely assume all Microsoft products are all spyware/malware/botnet riddles with viruses.
What a business model!

about 7 months ago
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"Microsoft Killed My Pappy"

tuxgeek Re:Change (742 comments)

I've been an M$ hater for many years now, with just cause, and will never change. They had their chance. I liked win3 - 3.11, then came win95
Ever program on a Win95 system? After spending an hour typing code, you go to save your work, only to see the system lock up and crash .. and you lose a pile of good starter code. I quickly learned to save after every line of code. Purely asinine ..

Win98 was the same thing .. but coming with new promises of improvements ..
Finally came win2k and some improvement but a whole new learning curve to install and configure properly. I reinstalled that over and over for a month until I has a system that stopped crashing

Microsoft Win-xx is the only OS that ever made me want to throw my computer out the window and go back to pencil and paper

Then I found Red Hat 9 .. Holy shit batman! This is everything win2k was suppose to be but it installed in an hour, came with all the applications I need and 'just worked' right out of the box .. perfectly!

Today I dual boot Debian Wheezy and PCBSD 10. I can emulate most of my classic rpg games on Wheezy, and use Freebsd for finance and accounting due it's security. I have one laptop that came with Vista that I use on occasion for software that is purely M$ locked in. Today M$ is dead to me and I see their fanbois as clueless 12 year olds that just don't know any better.

about 7 months ago
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Britain's Eastern Coast Yields Oldest Human Footprints Outside Africa

tuxgeek Re:And did these feet in ancient time (120 comments)

You are absolutely wrong. This is clear as day ..
Those are the footprints of the earliest Nikes ever produced. The guy next to him was wearing Keens
And behind the short bald guy was Bigfoot in flip flops

about 8 months ago
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RNC Calls For Halt To Unconstitutional Surveillance

tuxgeek Re:even a broken clock... (523 comments)

McSame and the rest of the crypt cronies will die out but they are being replaced with the likes of Sarah Palin and other ilk like her ..

about 8 months ago
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RNC Calls For Halt To Unconstitutional Surveillance

tuxgeek Re:even a broken clock... (523 comments)

Funny how CRAB and the RNC were the ones that began the warrant less wiretapping and the "unconstitutional surveillance programs" in the first place.
It'll be interesting to see if they resume all their SS and gestapo crap with the next time they get another group of their stooges in the white house.
Hopefully the bulk of their mouth breather supporters across the nation will remember these words of today, but I won't hold my breath on that ever happening.

about 8 months ago
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Should companies start using drones for common tasks, like package delivery?

tuxgeek Re:Interesting (378 comments)

You only mention Amazon's deadly attack drones

But what about Google's deadly hunter seeker drones lurking in the cloud

Hmmm

about 10 months ago
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Study Linking GM Maize To Rat Tumors Is Retracted

tuxgeek Re:maize?? (341 comments)

Billy Maize (Mays) also sold piles of worthless crap through infomercials.

about 10 months ago
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DOJ: Defendant Has No Standing To Oppose Use of Phone Records

tuxgeek Re:POLICE STATE AMERICA (396 comments)

Yep, my thoughts exactly!
Welcome to the Divided Police States of America where you are guilty of anything the gestapo can think up against you, until you can prove yourself innocent .. which isn't going to happen.

If you're an American, probably best to find yourself a remote hole to crawl into until the big meteor or comet that's headed our way hits the planet and resets the game back to start.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are We Witnessing the Decline of Ubuntu?

tuxgeek Re:Yes. (631 comments)

Falling "back to debian" translates to falling back to stability.

From time to time I give the latest release of Ubuntu/Mint another look @ to see whats happening on the bleeding edge. But every time after a few short weeks the system seems too unstable, and/or some feature/s I use gets squirrely and I end up returning to the latest Debian, currently Wheezy.

Ubuntu/Mint is what you get when you take Debian Sid, polish it somewhat, slap your name on it as yours, and throw it out there with great fanfare and media hype as the latest and greatest.

1 year,3 days
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One-Way Ticket: Mars One Project Applicants Top 100,000

tuxgeek Re:what happens if the chick get pregnant? (240 comments)

Virtually no crime

What planet are you from? General human nature makes us all selfish self centered pricks. Here, on earth, you put two people within 100 yards of each other and you're going to get some form of confrontation. Theft, argument, fight or death. That's just the way it is, was and has always been. Will pretty much be the same on mars as well.

Although I would like to nominate my ex wife to be on the next shuttle when it leaves ..

about a year ago
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Server Farms Flourish In Iowa: Microsoft Plows $700M More Into Des Moines

tuxgeek Why ?? (103 comments)

I always wonder why M$ refers to their business centers as a "Campus" when it's nothing more than a factory and/or business center and/or sweat shop for programmers.

The image that comes to mind, of an M$ programming group, or "campus", or whatever you may wish to call them, is the scene from Meet the Robinsons, of the future world of Doris the Bowler Hat.

about a year ago
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CCTV Hack Takes Casino For $33 Million

tuxgeek Re:Turnabout is fair play. (308 comments)

The reality here is that $33M to these types isn't but a good time out with the guys, plenty of booze and high dollar call girls. I seriously doubt anyone there will complain.

about a year and a half ago
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FAA To Investigate 787 Dreamliner

tuxgeek Re:Not good enough. (237 comments)

Not sure how old you are, but I remember a time when commercial passenger aircraft fell from the sky almost weekly, and the industry claimed that flying was still safer than driving. Kind of like when smoking was considered perfectly safe and didn't cause lung cancer.

Those were such fun times, seems Boeing must want to relive them again ..

about a year and a half ago
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US Near Bottom In Life Expectancy In Developed World

tuxgeek Re:Well... (1063 comments)

.. damn spell check doesn't work when the brain farts happen ..

about a year and a half ago
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US Near Bottom In Life Expectancy In Developed World

tuxgeek Re:Well... (1063 comments)

.. and money IS free speach

about a year and a half ago

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Asia Challenges the U.S. for Green Tech Supremacy

tuxgeek tuxgeek writes  |  more than 5 years ago

tuxgeek writes "In August, the leaders of Japan, China and Korea will hold a trilateral summit to discuss how they can pool their resources and expertise to develop and commercialize emerging green technologies. Who knows what world-beating products and processes will result from a successful collaboration? As it is, Japan has already sped ahead of the U.S. in hybrid car technology. China is emerging as a leader in electric cars, solar power and wind power. Korea is not yet known for anything environmentally friendly, but that is about to change. The Korean government is spending $31 billion to fund research into 27 green technologies, including non-silicon based solar cells, biomass fuels, and carbon collection, storage and processing...What is becoming clear is that the fossil-fuel-fed industrial era is ending, and that the leading power of that age, the U.S., might not be able to maintain its economic dominance.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20090624/wl_time/08599190670400"

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Patent defense, FOSS-style

tuxgeek tuxgeek writes  |  more than 5 years ago

tuxgeek writes "This subject has appeared on Slashdot before. But today Red Hat is officially emailing out to the FOSS community for aid in seeking prior art for use in defense against the patent troll firm Acacia Technologies. The email in my inbox this morning:

I wanted to let everyone know of a new development in the lawsuit against Red Hat and Novell brought by IP Innovation, a subsidiary of the noted patent troll firm Acacia Technologies. We are inviting FOSS community members to submit prior art relevant to the patents, which may be used to help invalidate the patents. On Friday we posted information regarding the three patents in suit on the Linux Defenders website in its Post Issue Peer to Patent area. The site was developed with Red Hat's assistance by the Open Invention Network and the Center for Patent Innovations at New York Law School, which is now being run by our old friend Mark Webbink. The site is here: http://www.post-issue.org/user-interface-with-multiple-workspaces-for-sharing-display-system-objects-3 The claims of the patents, which can be reached from the site, concern a user interface that has multiple workspaces. Red Hat has strong defenses in this lawsuit, but this will likely reinforce them. We also view this as an additional opportunity for creative collaboration with the community. —

Robert H. Tiller
Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, IP
Red Hat, Inc.
1801 Varsity Drive
Raleigh, N.C. 27606
(919) 754 4232
rtiller@redhat.com"
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Apple sued over iTunes technology

tuxgeek tuxgeek writes  |  more than 6 years ago

tuxgeek writes "And again, another patent lawsuit that may affect millions of iPod and iTunes users.

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc. was sued Wednesday over allegations its iTunes online music store and iPod music players are illegally using a patented method for distributing digital media over the Internet.

Atlanta-based ZapMedia Services Inc. sued Apple in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, accusing the Cupertino-based company of violating two ZapMedia patents.

The patents in question cover a way of sending music and other digital content from servers to multiple media players, a broad description that could also apply to a wide swath of other companies selling digital media and the devices to play it.


Read the rest of the article. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080313/ap_on_hi_te/apple_itunes_lawsuit"
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Yahoo sued for spurning Microsoft

tuxgeek tuxgeek writes  |  more than 6 years ago

tuxgeek writes "In the continuing saga of Yahoo resisting a Microsoft buy out, Yahoo is now being sued by it's shareholders.

DOVER, Del. — Two Detroit pension funds have sued Yahoo Inc. and its board of directors, saying they breached their duties to shareholders in trying to thwart a takeover by Microsoft Corp. The lawsuit was filed in Delaware Chancery Court on Thursday by lawyers representing Detroit's police and fire retirement system and general retirement system, as well as "all other similarly situated public shareholders." Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo, whose shares closed unchanged at $28.42 on Friday, rejected Microsoft's $44.6 billion takeover bid as inadequate, but indicated that it might be willing to negotiate if the price was right. Yahoo is believed to want at least $40 per share, or about $56 billion.

More on the article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080222/ap_on_hi_te/yahoo_shareholder_lawsuit"

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