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Comment: I WISH he was a candidate (Score 2) 362

by damn_registrars (#49602525) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic
Unfortunately he is a candidate in name only. He can't raise the kind of money that Hillary or any other candidate running for the democratic nomination can raise, and hence has no chance of getting the nomination. He would be better off running as a third party candidate than trying to get the democratic nomination; it will be interesting to see him eventually reveal his plan for what to do when he has fallen too far behind in the party race.

The funny thing is, he is the liberal democrat that the conservative majority in this country always try to paint every other democrat to be. I would love to see what they would do if he actually gained power beyond his seat in the Senate.

Comment: Just works? (Score 2, Insightful) 484

by TheRealMindChild (#49552315) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Most Stable Smartphones These Days?
What does "just works" even mean? Do you want it to be able to reliably make phone calls without having to worry about software failing? Get a non-smart phone.

If you want a "reliable" smart phone that doesn't need reset or suffer stupid ass software failures, get one of those $50 Samsung android smart phones. They are pretty reliable because they can't do much to begin with.

If you want a top of the line, super-newest-version, can-serve-as-my-PC smart phone, you are going to have issues, just like every other computer doing complicated tasks does.

Comment: Re:But aren't corporations people now? (Score 1) 79

by damn_registrars (#49550953) Attached to: Hillary is still going to be our next president, isn't she?
Well, there has been almost nothing that has rallied the GOP faithful in the past couple decades as much as their unified undying hatred of all things "Clinton". Really, regardless of how good her chances are of winning, Hillary is doing more for the GOP than the GOP was capable of doing for itself, just by being herself. I thought the conservatives were in overdrive on conspiracy generation with Obama but now we're seeing a whole different magnitude of nuttery.

What I particularly love though - and what this thread is all about - is how they are not bothered in the least by the hypocrisy.

Comment: But aren't corporations people now? (Score 1) 79

by damn_registrars (#49550571) Attached to: Hillary is still going to be our next president, isn't she?
A lot of those criticisms are talking about how they want to string up Hillary for accepting donations from individuals who run corporations that we don't like. But if corporations are people - as we decided in Citizens United (amongst other rulings and government movements) - that exist independently with independent rights and obligations from the people who run them, then why is this important?

For that matter we saw similar arguments fall flat against the Bush family in earlier times. But since the argument is now being used against a Democrat, this is of course all different, right?

Comment: Re:oh dear (Score 1) 7

by damn_registrars (#49549371) Attached to: Neglected Slashdot Feature: Message when friend posts JE
Actually, this JE was a response to my friend's amusing accusation of "stalking".

In other words, either you or Stoolpigeon will be the one turning the lights off.

I call not it. I have no investment in this site - well, beyond my $5 subscription - so I don't want to be left liable for cleaning up the mess when it finally folds for real.

Comment: Re:Oh bla bla bla! (Score 1) 7

by damn_registrars (#49542837) Attached to: Neglected Slashdot Feature: Message when friend posts JE

What is there that compels your to respond, eh?

If you are referring specifically to JEs from the two who are busy talking about me in one of their own JEs, I find one of the two authors to be quite amusing, and the other author to be an unfortunate bellwether of the current state of partisanship.

Comment: I doubt Apple will stay in the market (Score 0) 417

by damn_registrars (#49540595) Attached to: We'll Be the Last PC Company Standing, Acer CEO Says
There isn't a whole lot in there for them. Margins are thin and their hardware is no longer unique since they are using the same Intel CPUs that everyone else uses. Apple almost certainly makes more money on iPhones and tablets than they do on PCs and laptops; I and others expect that they will transition from selling PC and everything else to selling everything else and software.
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Journal: Neglected Slashdot Feature: Message when friend posts JE 7

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It seems that some people might not be familiar with this function, so I thought I'd mention it as I find it useful. Slashdot can send you a message when someone on your friends list posts a Journal Entry (JE). This feature is under "Message" in the "User Preferences" settings. If slashdot renders as oddly in your browser as it does in mine, you now get to User Preferences by clicking the icon that looks like a 6-toothed gear that should be near yo

Comment: Re:Because we don't crash enough cars... (Score 4, Interesting) 86

The numbers of fatal accidents has been decreasing the past thirty years

I understand that to have more to do with cars being safer than anything else. Anti lock brakes and air bags are now standard in the overwhelming majority of cars on American roads today, amongst other things.

Cell phones have had no noticeable statistical effect

If we're talking over the same period of time (30 years as you said earlier) it is impossible for them not to. There were quite nearly zero cell phones in 1985. We now regularly have serious - and sometimes fatal - accidents caused by idiots who believe they can safely read and write text messages on their phones while driving. It appears you are looking at the general downward trend of fatal accidents per capita, and then saying that nothing could possibly have a negative impact on that. That simply doesn't work.

Comment: Because we don't crash enough cars... (Score 3) 86

This app, giving people real time updates on their smart phones, is probably not the best thing we could have for public safety. More than a few knuckleheads would likely think they were doing the right thing by putting it on their phone, until they try to read it while driving and end up causing an accident by way of their distracted driving.

Comment: Re:Why are you shocked? (Score 1) 61

by damn_registrars (#49536751) Attached to: So here's a good WI test for you

How typical for a cyber-bully

How exactly am I able to be a "cyber-bully" to you when you don't allow me to comment in your journal entries? For that matter, nobody forces you to read anything I write, ever. You are free to ignore everything I have ever written.

online stalker

I am not aware of any interaction we have ever had online that was not on slashdot, ever. Furthermore there is a feature on slashdot that you can use to receive a message any time anyone on your friends list posts a JE. Hence your "stalker" allegation falls completely flat.

but in meat space you're a sniveling coward.

Wait, who is the bully here?

Bottom line: You wouldn't lie about me to my face the way you do on slashdot.

Where do I lie about you on slashdot? Your writings support the hypothesis much better that you are a fake conservative, posting fact-free nonsense to make real conservatives look absurd, then do they the opposite.

Don't believe me? Let's meet up and find out.

No, I don't believe you. I have believed pretty well nothing you have ever written here to be an accurate portrayal of your beliefs. That is why I find you so entertaining.

However, you are good for a few minutes (at most) of entertainment a week. You're not nearly entertaining enough to warrant a long car drive or an airplane ride.

Machines certainly can solve problems, store information, correlate, and play games -- but not with pleasure. -- Leo Rosten