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Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records

zieroh Re:welcome to slashdot (162 comments)

You're a 6-digit uid noob yourself. You've never been to the slashdot that was worth reading either.

Says the anonymous coward.

3 days ago
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Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

zieroh Re: OH GOODY (200 comments)

Calling someone a "hater" only means you can not rationally rebut their argument.

A signature like that is strongly suggestive of someone prone to be an asshole in public, then.

3 days ago
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Top NSA Official Raised Alarm About Metadata Program In 2009

zieroh Derp (110 comments)

the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn't providing enough intelligence to justify the backlash it would cause if revealed

File that under "duh".

5 days ago
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Intel Announces Major Reorg To Combine Mobile and PC Divisions

zieroh Re:Dumping (75 comments)

Uh.. I thought companies making profits was evil. Shouldn't we be applauding Intel for not making any money?

There's not making any money, and then there's hemorrhaging billions in a vain effort to break into the market.

And for the record, I don't happen to think that making profits is inherently evil.

I'd much rather live in a world with a made-up "Intel monopoly" that doesn't exist where Intel is literally the largest contributor to the Linux kernel that isn't a Linux-specific company (look it up, Intel is usually #3 right after the Linux foundation & Red Hat) vs. the very real ARM monopoly of intellectual property minefields, backdoored binary firmward blobs, opaque drivers, and poor support.

Try to stay on topic.

about a week ago
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Intel Announces Major Reorg To Combine Mobile and PC Divisions

zieroh Re:Can Apple Move to ARM on the Desktop? (75 comments)

Are you brave enough to post this kind of tripe under your own slashdot ID?

Magic Eight Ball says "no way, Jose!"

about a week ago
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Intel Announces Major Reorg To Combine Mobile and PC Divisions

zieroh Re:Dumping (75 comments)

2. People (like me) who actually own Baytrail Android Tablets and have seen what they can do first hand (hint: for $150 I got a tablet that's flat-out better than an iPad Mini. I also get the warm & fuzzy feeling of supporting the only Android hardware vendor in the world that supports Linux with both money, developers, and gobs of GPL compliant driver code).

It's easy to make a competitive tablet when the parts are free or -- worse yet -- when the manufacturer gets kickback for using Intel chips.

Fortunately, it's an unsustainable business model, so maybe you should cherish this moment of smug before it disappears.

about a week ago
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How To End Online Harassment

zieroh Re: here we go (834 comments)

Handful? I'll match you one-for-one any day of the week.

I very much doubt it.

Oh, and citations needed for your claims, since you state official statistics, I want to know what official statistics, where they are, and who sponsored their collection.

You first.

about two weeks ago
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How To End Online Harassment

zieroh Re: here we go (834 comments)

I definitely call bullshit on that. Men are harassed in Law (did you know that men are not considered guardians of their own legitimate offspring in England?), men are harassed in the workplace (some jobs you can't get if you have a penis - simply because you have a penis), men are harassed constantly, and IT IS WORSE if you're white and straight because that makes you a legitimate target for militant feminists.

Speaking as a straight white male.

Speaking also as a white straight male, I can wholeheartedly say that you are completely and utterly full of shit.

about two weeks ago
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How To End Online Harassment

zieroh Re: here we go (834 comments)

Trollish man-children are definitely *feeling* harassed for being trollish man-children during this "debate", and isn't that what's most important, how you feel?

Fixed that for you.

about two weeks ago
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How To End Online Harassment

zieroh Re:Why is this story on the front page? (834 comments)

I happen to think the story is relevant and within Slashdot's general purview. And I get the strong sense that you identify with the GamerGate trolls, since (a) you're objecting to this article for no apparent reason, and (b) you're posting as an anonymous coward.

about two weeks ago
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The Math Behind the Hipster Effect

zieroh Re:Great! More hipster hate. (176 comments)

we perform a service for society akin to that peformed by record or film studio executives - we watch shitty movies and listen to shitty music, so you don't have to. you may call it peacocking, but if you think there's value in predicting the future of the culture - and shaping it - i'd suggest that hipsters play a useful role in society.

DO NOT WANT.

about two weeks ago
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The Math Behind the Hipster Effect

zieroh Re:Great! More hipster hate. (176 comments)

I love it. Hipster-hate, in all it's forms, is the latest new thing! It's the latest trend.

Which makes you a hipster. And if you were disparaging hipsters *before* it was cool, the you are definitely a hipster.

Quick, get on board the hipster-hate train, before it becomes uncool!

I think someone hit a nerve.

about two weeks ago
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Florida-Based Magic Leap Builds Its Team With Bay Area Hires

zieroh Re:Perhaps the answer is taxes (161 comments)

I agree. If only we could get these yahoos to believe it is all bunk too.

So much written about so little. They've been beating those drums for literally decades, and yet California somehow still stands.

Makes you think maybe there's more to the story than the constant California-is-doomed narrative.

about three weeks ago
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Florida-Based Magic Leap Builds Its Team With Bay Area Hires

zieroh Re:Really? (161 comments)

Which breed of crazy? Fuck you, I'm stealing everything you have crazy? Yeah, I made the move. We're small, 23 jobs, but that's 23 jobs that CA threw away with the fuck you taxes, and all of the same shitty school and drug problems.

Sounds like you made the right move. That is, good riddance. Glad you're gone.

about three weeks ago
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Florida-Based Magic Leap Builds Its Team With Bay Area Hires

zieroh Re:California Weather (161 comments)

I'd love to be up somewhere a bit farther north like Ukiah, or Willits CA.

The weather up there isn't the same. The SF bay has a fairly profound effect on the weather around the bay area (the infamous "microclimates") and that changes pretty radically just immediately outside of the hills that surround the Bay Area.

That said, the weather in San Francisco proper -- the 7x7 city itself, plus a few of the cities immediately to the South -- pretty much sucks balls. It's cold in the summer, and kind of drizzly and blah in the winter. Silicon Valley weather, on the other hand, is (IMHO) the very best weather anywhere in the US, full stop. There's a reason the valley was referred to as "Valley of the Heart's Delight" before the silicon fabs moved in.

about three weeks ago
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Florida-Based Magic Leap Builds Its Team With Bay Area Hires

zieroh Re:I moved from bay area to Dallas about 15 years (161 comments)

I've lived in Dallas. I now live in the Bay Area. Guess which one I prefer?

Hint: the one that's not full of racist motherfuckers.

about three weeks ago
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Florida-Based Magic Leap Builds Its Team With Bay Area Hires

zieroh Re:Nice ad as story you've got there (161 comments)

[desperately tries to think of something snarky to say about Dan's sig]

I got nuthin'.

about three weeks ago
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Florida-Based Magic Leap Builds Its Team With Bay Area Hires

zieroh Re:Perhaps the answer is taxes (161 comments)

I've been hearing some version of this story for over twenty years. It's generally just wishful thinking by disgruntled California conservatives or yahoos in flyover states. In other words, it's bunk. The fact is that California is still the most populous state in the nation, and in fact could lose quite a few people without any significant impact to the state. Honestly, it might even help -- there are too many people on the roads here and not enough housing to live in.

about three weeks ago
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Florida-Based Magic Leap Builds Its Team With Bay Area Hires

zieroh Crazy (161 comments)

You know, California and Florida both have more than their fair share of crazy people. The main difference comes down to what flavor of crazy you're talking about. In California, it's an asset. In Florida, it's fucking frightening.

So no. I would not move from the Bay Area to Florida.

about three weeks ago
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Bounties vs. Extreme Internet Harassment

zieroh Re:It Remains a Journalism Scandal. Deal With It. (716 comments)

Not according to the anti-gg people. According to them, gamers are apparently very organized, plotting and conspiring on Internet message boards to doxx and attack those women. Briannu Wu even, during one interview, accused her interviewer of trying to make a hit piece on her. For daring to ask questions.

Okay, let's assume for a moment that this constitutes a conspiracy, and not a mob. I don't agree, but for the sake of argument I'll put that aside.

How stupid do you have to be to plot a conspiracy on a public message board, where there's an electronic trail of evidence?

about three weeks ago

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