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AT&T Exec Calls Netflix "Arrogant" For Expecting Net Neutrality

zenasprime Right of Way (466 comments)

Remove the Right of Way all these douchebags rely on for their business and lets see just how well they get along with this "no free lunch" bullshit.

about three weeks ago
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Time Warner Deal Is How Comcast Will Fight Cord Cutters

zenasprime It's not just the cost... (424 comments)

It's the shitty content. I got rid of cable because I don't actually watch TV any more. Call me a Luddite but I actually read books more then ever. I guess they better start investing in firemen and flame-throwers.

about 2 months ago
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The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer

zenasprime Re:Calling a spade a spade. (533 comments)

If only I could ever get my supervisors to see the big picture it would have been a miracle. All that concerned them was "is there a body in that position" and "how do i game the system so i can get my bonus this year".

about 3 months ago
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The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer

zenasprime Re:What about me? (533 comments)

I don't care if someone acts like a "cunt" or is "argumentative" if they make valid points and can get me to stop being a stubborn idiot who's going to screw shit up. I'd rather that the job got done right, despite my own fail-able self. Fight me when I'm wrong or I don't want you on my team.

about 3 months ago
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The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer

zenasprime Re:What about me? (533 comments)

If only I had the points to spend! Cheers!

about 3 months ago
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The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer

zenasprime Calling a spade a spade. (533 comments)

I think the summary nails it. Employers are mostly looking to exploit their "human resources" anyway they can to make a buck. That includes grinding your passion to a pulp why they reward themselves to the fruits of that hard labor. Everyone should stop pussyfooting around and just learn to not feel bad about calling spade spades.

about 3 months ago
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Jammie Thomas Denied Supreme Court Appeal

zenasprime Re:$24 (347 comments)

Thank you. As a creator myself, I often find this argument ridiculous and obviously from the mouth of someone who is NOT a creator. They don't understand that I create for the joy of creating, not the possibility of monetary reward,

about a year ago
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Among Servers, Apple's Mac Mini Quietly Gains Ground

zenasprime Re:A new fad? (367 comments)

"Is this just some hipster fad? Finding a use for old Apple boxes? Or do they offer something that linux/windows hosting doesn't?"

Integration with Mac OS X clients. Using AFP is seamless (mostly) for web designers who are working on Macs. o.O

about a year ago
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Billionaires Secretly Fund Vast Climate Denial Network

zenasprime A fool and his money... (848 comments)

...are soon parted.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: CS Degree While Working Full Time?

zenasprime Re:UofA says no (433 comments)

I had no problem passing my CS requirements as a Distance Learning student. The toughest courses were intro to CS I & II and if the guy taught himself it should be a cakewalk. After you get the fundamentals down the rest of the curriculum is quite enjoyable.

about a year ago
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Radio Shack's TRS-80 Turns 35

zenasprime Re:vintage computers (231 comments)

Why does it need to do anything related to "work" for it to be "useful"?

about a year and a half ago
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Key Gene Found Responsible For Accelerated Aging and Cancer

zenasprime Re:So? (114 comments)

I'm pretty sure I can find something interesting to do with the extra years. :p

about 2 years ago
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Counterterrorism Agents Were Told They Could Suspend the Law

zenasprime Re:FBI (369 comments)

Just to clarify, the constitution doesn't grant us those rights, they are inalienable, and thus dictates that the governement has no power over them.

about 2 years ago
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Indonesian Man Faces Five Years For Atheist Facebook Post

zenasprime Oh... (907 comments)

... skycake!

more than 2 years ago
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Pirate Party Leader: Copyright Laws Ridiculous

zenasprime Re:He seems to confuse the purpose of copyright (543 comments)

I am under no obligation to support anyone simply because I enjoy something. I can enjoy a tune that I've incidentally heard, and hum to it even, but whether or not I choose to purchase goods from an artist who chooses to sell those goods is something entirely different. I am obliged, by law, to respect a copyright (i.e. not make copies) if it is the intention of the copyright holder to enforce that copyright, but I have no legal obligation to financially "support" the copyright holder in order to respect their copyright in accordance to the law.

You seem to think that copyright is some form of artist welfare, which isn't the purpose of copyright. A limited monopoly on the reproduction and performance rights of a creative work is all that the copyright holder is entitled to. Whether or not a copyright hold is able and willing to financially support themselves through the production of copies and performances during that limited time is not at all within the scope of copyright.

more than 2 years ago
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Pirate Party Leader: Copyright Laws Ridiculous

zenasprime Re:He seems to confuse the purpose of copyright (543 comments)

You are wrongly assuming that selling copies is the only way by which one can make a living off of their artistic creativity.

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook Could Spawn Thousands of Milionaires

zenasprime Re:Bull (434 comments)

Your solution is to buy a home (which is probably in desperate need of replair) in the slums where there are no jobs? That doesn't even make any sense. o.O

I live in a modest home, under 100k in 1999, and I make six figure salary. My neighborhood wasn't "horendously expensive" but my taxes are, they are currently higher then my mortage payment. At the height of the housing bubble there was a money grab by the local government, they had everyone's home reassessed and bumped up the taxes considerably. Now we are paying taxes on homes that are assessed at almost double what they were previously all so that a cabal of republicrats could snatch up land via eminant domain and grant overprices development contract to their friends and family. That people can't afford their homes in my neighborhood now has very little to do with wanting to own an oversized and over priced house and all to do with corruption within the government and unscrupleous businessmen who control it.

more than 2 years ago
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Who Killed Videogames?

zenasprime "A strange game." (401 comments)

"...The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess?"

The indie game scenes is still out there creating some wonderfully beautiful, challenging, and meaningful games, and making money to boot. The universe remains in balance.

more than 2 years ago

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