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Gamer Banned From Dragon Age II Over Forum Post

vcgodinich Re:Well... (469 comments)

is downloading the game from them whenever you want (which is what he was banned from) a service? because. . . it -seems- like one.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple In Talks To Bring $0.99 TV Rentals To iTunes

vcgodinich Re:Wait a second (274 comments)

Think he meant more like hulu/netflix/downloading. Rabbit ears? Way to be old.

about 4 years ago
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Does the GOP Pay Friendly Bloggers?

vcgodinich Re:conservatives (759 comments)

You could look at it like that. . . or you could look at it in terms of a great deal of democrats are elected on platforms that don't mesh with mainline Democratic ideals.

Looking at ideals of the average voter in this country, then looking at the bills being voted on, you begin to see a different picture, not one of "republicans are organized for block voting" but one of "if this democrat votes for this ridiculous bill, there is a better than good chance they won't get elected next term".

There just aren't that many Republican based bills going through Congress these days, so the pendulum has swung from middle of the road to far left. If the majority of bills are "far left" then you will have 100% of republicans opposed to them, and a few democrats as well.

about 4 years ago
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Does the GOP Pay Friendly Bloggers?

vcgodinich Re:it really is true (759 comments)

Sorry, this isn't insightful.

A discussion of people getting paid to write political messages is insightful, but only in context. What do you think Obama spent millions on trying to promote "grassroots" efforts while running for office?

The Ace of Spades article, while from a "close minded zombie" was actually full of facts, details, and explanation, unlike the blurb accusing every blogger of being bought off.

about 4 years ago
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Does the GOP Pay Friendly Bloggers?

vcgodinich Re:the article reported a vote (759 comments)

Do you think that Obama didn't spend millions to get support of social media while running?

You can talk "facts" all you want, but facts out of context lead just as readily to misinformation as lies do.

about 4 years ago
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Throwing Out Software That Works

vcgodinich Re:Yeah nothing works anymore (622 comments)

Funny, i was trying to get directions to a small museum the other day on my phone and guess what? I couldn't do it.

So deviant art being "better", vs sites not working at all. . . your choice

about 4 years ago
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Throwing Out Software That Works

vcgodinich Re:Yeah nothing works anymore (622 comments)

With 4 cores and 4 gigs of ram here as well, I haven't had a browser / webpage crash in about a year, and I allow flash.

Just like cars, people remember bugs more than fixes. Flash was bad in the past, but all in all, iTunes (on windows) crashes around ten times more than flash. YMMV

about 4 years ago
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Throwing Out Software That Works

vcgodinich Re:Wait for Google then... (622 comments)

I disagree. I do not think that people prefer the user experience of the iphone over similar phones, most people haven't tried multiple phones. I personally think that most people would like droid just as much as the iPhone, if not more so.

The iPad comparison is not apples to oranges, it is apples to nothing. There were/are no light, small, big screened devices at bestbuy that allowed you to do email / web. For most people, the iPad is new product, and there are no competitors.

about 4 years ago
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Julian Assange Faces Rape Investigation In Sweden — Updated

vcgodinich Re:Did they even consider (1017 comments)

Exactly what control has Assange shown? It is his LACK of control that is his criticism.

about 4 years ago
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Julian Assange Faces Rape Investigation In Sweden — Updated

vcgodinich Re:I thought Child Porn (1017 comments)

So. . . what is it determined by if a homeless man with no computer knowledge can do it as easily as the US government.

about 4 years ago
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Julian Assange Faces Rape Investigation In Sweden — Updated

vcgodinich Re:In some ways the damage is done (1017 comments)

name one thing rush said about Assange, other than he looked frail. Show where he called him a "liar".

Reality is easier if you can just make shit up I guess.

about 4 years ago
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Union Boycotts LA Times Over Teacher Evaluation Disclosure

vcgodinich Re:RTFA before commenting (629 comments)

Sorry, that is how the real world works. If employee A on the assembly line isn't working as good as B, A gets fired.

Except for teachers and government employees, they get studies on the ambient noise of their rooms to see if that effects their ability to do their job.

about 4 years ago
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New Toshiba Drives Wipe Data When Turned Off

vcgodinich Re:30 second idea for a better approach (239 comments)

You. . . .are actually advocating a self destruct on a hard drive for the purpose of planned obsolescence?

This is Toshibas wet dream.

more than 4 years ago
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Chip Guru Papermaster Loses Signal At Apple

vcgodinich Re:*gate (374 comments)

1) "Bonds aren't guaranteed" - true in a philosophical sense, but it the real world, bonds are as good as it gets. As in better than stock. As in way better than a contract that the company owes someone. The major risk in bonds is sudden inflation (interest rate rise), but this is a shared problem with any transaction. Bonds are, sorry, were, good as gold. In a bankruptcy, bond owners get paid first. In your personal death example, the bond owners go to the front of the line when it comes to payouts. Above stock, well above future employee contractual benefits.

2) No. Wrong. Learn how things work please instead of just making shit up.

3)They, (and by they here I mean the president, who has NO place in a corporate reorganization/bankruptcy)"traded" for majority control. That isn't a "trade" that is a gift, or some would say a bribe. Look at corporate failures, look at Enron. Did the workers get majority control of the companies assets just because some of them had a retirement fund that wasn't going to be there? (Hint: No)

You can cry about how the poor joe union man needs his retirement all day, but please, call it what it is, wealth redistribution, (votes for money), socialism.

more than 4 years ago
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Kmart Briefly Offers $149 Android Tablet

vcgodinich Re:That won't get me into KMart... (245 comments)

That was a really well written, engrossing story, and only at the end did I realize that it really has nothing to do with technology, news, or TFA.

I mean, i enjoyed it, but its funny that it gets modded up when it is really, really offtopic.

more than 4 years ago
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Chip Guru Papermaster Loses Signal At Apple

vcgodinich Re:*gate (374 comments)

I think the President making bond owners, BOND OWNERS, take pennies on the dollar while giving a companies assets to a union would be a "scandal".

more than 4 years ago
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Chip Guru Papermaster Loses Signal At Apple

vcgodinich Re:*gate (374 comments)

You could say that it started with a few million phones with antennas that failed.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Losing Big To Apple On Campus

vcgodinich Re:Maybe it's the hardware.. (764 comments)

I don't want to view a -thumbnail- of the picture on part of my screen. (coverview)

i don't think i am being unreasonable here to ask that when i open a picture the operating system understands that i want to actually see (fullscreen/maximized) the picture, and that I just might want to also see pictures next to it.

I guess you can go on thinking that the "mac way" of viewing pictures is better, but from where I stand, Windows wins hands down. I want OSX to be good, i really do, but things like this just kill it. Why doesn't preview have next / previous buttons? Really, what reason is there not to have that work?

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Losing Big To Apple On Campus

vcgodinich Re:LINUX rounds numbers fine (764 comments)

So you pick one of 4 points and list personal preferences on it. To be fair, Expose was WONDERFUL, but its currently dated with web browsers being tabbed, and the rise of dual monitor systems. And out of curiosity, how does OSX render fonts better than Windows7?

more than 4 years ago

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