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Apple Wins iTunes DRM Case

zieroh Re:Huh? (184 comments)

How much would it cost you to buy a (lawful) copy of the entire library available through Pandora or Spotify?

I don't think that's really a meaningful question. The much better question is: how much would it cost you to buy a lawful copy of everything you might reasonably listen to on Pandora?

2 days ago
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Apple Antitrust Case Finds New Consumer Plaintiff

zieroh Re:I hate Apple (39 comments)

Perhaps you need to re-examine what is important in life, then. Hate is just a waste of life.

5 days ago
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Apple Antitrust Case Finds New Consumer Plaintiff

zieroh Re:Pay your TAXES first !!!! (39 comments)

If the corporations were actually in violation of tax laws, your statement might be meaningful. If you want corporations to pay more taxes, that's fine. Tell your congresscritter to change the laws. Alleging that they are not paying taxes that the law requires them to pay, however, does not square with the known facts.

5 days ago
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How Relevant is C in 2014?

zieroh Re:C is primordial (640 comments)

A language is low level if almost all of the features of the hardware can be directly translated into the language. See, you've got it backwards. You want it to be the other way around, but when its the way you want then its trivial to get to the argument that BASIC is low level too.

Another segment of the "C is low level" crowd focuses on pointers. You are all wrong. Was paying attention when the language was invented. Always understood to be a high level language until the snobs came.

"Low level" is relative. Yes, C was understood to be a high level language when it was invented over 40 years ago. Times have changed. If you were paying attention to anything since then, you'd realize that C occupies a space pretty low down in the language landscape.

(And yes, I am a C programmer, first and foremost).

about two weeks ago
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How Relevant is C in 2014?

zieroh Re:C is primordial (640 comments)

If you use ML to mean machine language, and not the language ML, you must be quite old or quite young..

FWIW, I've never even heard of the language "ML", and took ML to mean Machine Language.

(Late forties, if you must know).

about two weeks ago
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Taxi Medallion Prices Plummet Under Pressure From Uber

zieroh Re:If we followed all such laws (Re:The lesson) (329 comments)

But your sig tells me all I need to know about you.

Even further off-topic... And an ad-hominem to boot.

IMHO, That's not actually an ad hominem. The conclusion that gunnnnslinger reached based on your sig was unstated. Your interpretation was that said conclusion was negative. That's on you, and perhaps says something additional about you that your sig didn't.

about two weeks ago
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Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records

zieroh Re:welcome to slashdot (165 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.

about three weeks ago
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Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

zieroh Re: OH GOODY (203 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.

about three weeks 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".

about a month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month ago

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