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Comment: Re:russia is devolving (Score 1) 412

by Aboroth (#48774403) Attached to: Russia Says Drivers Must Not Have "Sex Disorders" To Get License
china doesn't have to militarily invade siberia. it can just corrupt officials, pay russian legislators to make laws friendly to it, own all of the companies operating in siberia, flood the area with immigrants, etc

Great idea, flood the place with Chinese people, then move in military units to "protect them"! Russia won't see it coming!

Comment: My predictions (Score 4, Insightful) 267

by Aboroth (#48329139) Attached to: 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name
Here's what I expect, in so specific order.

1.) Lens flares, so you can't see what's happening clearly!
2.) Shaky cam, so you can't focus on anything happening!
3.) Ultra-close-up action, so you don't know who is doing what in fights!
4.) Previously known characters acting against their established personalities, for no good reason, and against all reason in general.
5.) Teal and orange! In every scene, teal and orange will provide the color contrast.
6.) C-3PO and R2-D2 will appear for some stupid fucking reasons and tie into the mythos in even more unlikely and retarded ways.

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Our entire government seems to think the constitution can be superseded by any other law whatsoever, as if the constitution being the highest law of the land doesn't actually overrule anything that contradicts it.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.

Sigh.

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.

"Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit!" -- Looney Tunes, "What's Opera Doc?" (1957, Chuck Jones)

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