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Comment: Mental masturbation (Score 1) 127

By only looking at the data for what you have eaten the past few weeks, I can predict what you will eat tomorrow, with some random accuracy. (Assumptions: no friends, no changing tastes, constant values for availability and prices of all foods, no problems with traffic or weather, no sickness, etc).

This seems like pointless mental masturbation.

Comment: Re:Stupid design, appalling (Score 2) 131

by Aboroth (#47823467) Attached to: Facebook Blamed For Driving Up Cellphone Bills, But It's Not Alone
No kidding, data plans in Germany are atrocious. I only get 100MB/month. There's more expensive plans but in my opinion the data cap for 4G is always too low for too little money. I expected a lot less retardery after hearing for so long about how much better Europe is for cell phones.

Comment: It's amazing (Score 5, Insightful) 199

by Aboroth (#47814971) Attached to: First US Appeals Court Hears Arguments To Shut Down NSA Database
Our entire government seems to think the constitution can be superseded by any other law whatsoever, as if the constitution being the highest law of the land doesn't actually overrule anything that contradicts it. It's as if the constitution is completely meaningless.


Comment: Re:What's wrong with Windows Server? (Score 5, Insightful) 613

by Aboroth (#47812419) Attached to: You Got Your Windows In My Linux
I'm really sick of reading that excuse. Whenever somebody doesn't like something new on computers, the people who do like the new thing immediately jump to "well it's just because you don't like changing."

This was easily the loudest, most repeated response to somebody hating the Metro interface on their desktop, and it should be clear by now that sometimes, avoiding change isn't the primary reason why craploads of people hate something new. Sometimes the new thing just... sucks.

Comment: Or... (Score 4, Insightful) 276

by Aboroth (#47741127) Attached to: Among Gamers, Adult Women Vastly Outnumber Teenage Boys
Mental hurdle aside, the reality is that anyone who plays games, regardless of the platform, is a gamer.

Or, people who play video games are called "video game players", and the subgroup of people who make it a huge part of their lives are "gamers". Or some other definition. I don't know, I don't really care. If you want to generate page hits by making boys feel uncomfortable by playing mind games with a definition of an adjective they use to describe themselves, whatever. If "gamer" is going to be hijacked to mean something else now, then the community will use a different word.

Comment: Well-deserved shame (Score 5, Interesting) 841

by Aboroth (#45635145) Attached to: Employee Morale Is Suffering At the NSA
You know what this sounds like? "Aw shucks, people don't like me because they caught me peeping in their windows and jerking off. Don't they know I'm helping to keep them safe? What's wrong with them?"
It sounds like a lot of them are sad people don't like them, not that they were unwittingly helping to ruin America. They need a big ol' whack across the head with a cluebat.

However maybe some of them actually have souls. I'd feel like crap too if I was a party to trampling all over the constitution and promoting a police state. Maybe we'll see another one with a brain and a conscience grow a pair and do something about it. It's hard to do when you have people you love who depend on you but that's life. Life isn't fair. Shit needs to get better and it requires sacrifice. If you can't handle that then you're a crappy patriot.

"Marriage is low down, but you spend the rest of your life paying for it." -- Baskins