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Comment Re:92B (Score 1) 60

But, you just don't get it! Microsoft has $92 billion. In cash! Parked overseas! $92 billion that they could bring back to the US!

But we are funding a project about education that involves Microsoft! With Federal Tax Dollars! If they just repatriated that $92 billion, we'd have another $30 Billion to spend on NSF studies and other stuff!

#ItIsAllReallyOurMoneyAnyway
#PayTheirFairShare
#IDon'tCareIfTheyHelpPoorKidsGetEducated
#AndHelpKidsGetHighPayingEngineeringJobs
#OrHelpKidsUseThatEducationToStartTechCompaniesAndMakeBillions
#CorporationsSuckBecauseTheyOnlyCareAboutProfits

Comment Re:No, obviously (Score 3, Interesting) 258

unless of course you're terrified of computers and networks, view them as tantamount to witchcraft, don't understand them, and hate and fear anyone who does. Then of course, by all means, grab your torch and pitchfork. The rest of the loonies will be waiting in the town square at midnight.

It's the whole "enhancement" idea in the law that is just so much hogwash.

Why was the crime "worse" because a computer was used? Did the victim suffer more? Was there more physical damage?

In the same vein, why does an armed robbery in many states carry an "enhanced" sentence, or even become a different crime, because a gun was used? Would a crossbow or a big knife have been any different? They're all deadly weapons.

"Enhancements" like these are an expression of fear and attempted control. It's not a matter of justice, it's a matter of trying to control people. Plain and simple.

Comment Re:Still uses WebView (Score 3, Interesting) 70

You could write a web browser in any language and claim it is open source, even if you call out to external proprietary libraries to do all of the grunt-work.

FTFY, but only to properly frame the BS that Microsoft is trying to perpetrate. You see, EdgeHTML is quite proprietary.

Comment Re:Yes, in many states... (Score 1) 688

Just so we're clear, here is a statement from an attorney about this habit of yours. You can find the same information in many places:

Putting a question mark at the end of a statement when it's meant to be a statement can still lead to liability.

Also, from a law school:

Defamatory statements can come in the form of questions as well, especially if the question implies certain facts about the person who is being questioned. For example:

A radio DJ, during an interview, asks his guest âoewhen did you stop beating your wifeâ? This question carries the implication that the guest has been beating his wife. Thus, there is a defamatory implication to the question and the guest may have a viable cause of action against the radio DJ.

Your long history of making statements similar to the one you made above, some with question marks and some without, has made your intent very clear. You don't get a pass just because you put a "?" at the end of a defamatory sentence.

Comment Re:Yes, in many states... (Score 1) 688

Just so we're clear, this is a statement from an attorney about this habit of yours. You can find the same information in many places:

Putting a question mark at the end of a statement when it's clear that it's meant to be a statement can still lead to liability.

Your history of making similar statements with question marks makes it very clear what your intent is. You don't get a pass just because you put a "?" at the end of a defamatory sentence.

Comment Re:Yes, in many states... (Score 1) 688

So you deny saying that women would be able to "control your behavior" and "decide whether or not you are a criminal" unless we legalize up-skirt panty shots?

Of course I do. Again with your distortions. You have extracted different portions of a discussion about the law, and inappropriately pasted them together to create a meaning I did not write or intend.

Yes, I do deny saying that, because I didn't say that. Knock off the lies and defamatory statements. They are no less defamatory posed as questions. You really don't know how that works, do you?

Comment Re:Yes, in many states... (Score 1) 688

So you deny fantasizing about fucking "hot guys" and sharing news about women in the locker room?

As I have pointed out many times before, you like to deliberately distort and misrepresent other peoples' comments out of context.

That's called libel, and that comment of yours is a great example of it, since a reasonable person could not possibly interpret the words in the way you put them together. Putting them in the form of a question does not by itself absolve you of guilt, since it is obvious your purpose is defamation. (Even if this instance were not obvious, your recorded pattern of behavior makes it so.)

Society has rules, you know, even if Slashdot is lax about enforcing them.

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