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Comment: Re:football can cause brain damage (Score 1) 405

Or maybe they just don't give a fuck whether it's an iPad, Surface or some kind of Android tablet.

You know, just like the rest of us...

Well, on the surface, I'd agree with you. Ha ha, see what I did there?

But usually in a marketing deal like this, memos come down explicitly stating that the brand name should be used often and conspicuously when referring to the product. Otherwise, whats the point of spending the money?

Comment: Re: tl;dr (Score 3) 331

by JoeZeppy (#46852767) Attached to: Why the Sharing Economy Is About Desperation, Not Trust
There's a very easy remedy to this, but there is no political will to do it. Tax the people holding the money. Then use that money in infrastructure projects, hiring workers, consuming resources, and improving the country. Problem is the rich people that own the politicians will never let that happen, thus cutting off their noses to spite their faces.

Comment: Re:Expensive Middle Class Sport Losing Patrons (Score 1) 405

by JoeZeppy (#46806401) Attached to: In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes
WTF are you talking about? I bought a bike off Craigslist, and my wife got one at a store in town. We bought a rack to hang off the back of the car and off to the county park we go. I'm in for probably less than $700.

The rest of the words in your post, I don't even know what they mean. Sucking wheels? Doing work when its my turn? We're talking about riding a bike, right?

Comment: Re:Open Source is similar to the Tea Party ... (Score 1) 356

by JoeZeppy (#44114219) Attached to: The IRS vs. Open Source

The birth control issue is about government forcing employers to pay for their employees' birth control. When there's a law that says employers must subsidize firearms purchases, I'll oppose that too.

Bullshit. Its about people doing things you don't like. Birth control (or abortions) is part of health care. Health care is part of your compensation package. There is a generally accepted standard of what health care is or should be, and picking and choosing based on your beliefs is kind of dickish

It would be like If your boss was a fanatical health nut, and said he wasn't going to pay for chairs for the employees, because he had a stand up desk. Technically that's his right.

Suppose he didn't want to cover *any* medical procedure , because his religion is one of these who don't believe in it http://childrenshealthcare.org/?page_id=195 "Sorry, no surgery for you. Pray that appendicitis away."

Comment: Re:Given the choice (Score 1) 376

by JoeZeppy (#41632229) Attached to: Why Do So Many Liberals "Like" Mitt Romney On Facebook?
And you are missing the point. i will never, ever ever vote for the party of

"you can't get pregnant from a legitimate rape"

“All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, the Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell,”

"She told me that her little daughter took that (hpv virus) vaccine, that injection. And she suffered from mental retardation thereafter"

''You know what, evolution is a myth. Why aren't monkeys still evolving into humans?''

"President Obama wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob"

Do you get that? Never. I don't give a flying fig how liberal Romney is or isn't. These people aren't smart enough to be caretakers of the country.

Comment: Re:Given the choice (Score 1) 376

by JoeZeppy (#41623461) Attached to: Why Do So Many Liberals "Like" Mitt Romney On Facebook?
Oh, ffs.

Because I think social conservatives are busybody prudes, and I don't believe in supply side economics, so I'd never vote for any republican, because I want to make sure the republican nutcases in the senate and the serious republican nutcases in the house never get close enough to the levers of power to truly fuck anything up.

There, is that enough clarification for you?

Comment: spoiled developers have to have admin rights (Score 1) 288

by JoeZeppy (#41441903) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Install Their Software Themselves?

...and this is how we ended up with all Windows apps requiring local admin rights to run correctly. Because all the developers had local admin rights to install their own software, so all their software worked fine for them when they tested it.

In my experience, developers no very little about the OS, security or any of the technical nuts and bolts of how an OS works, and what bits should not be modified, they know just enough to be dangerous. I've actually had a developer go into security settings and deny access to Everyone at the root of C:, to keep virus scans and software updates off their system. Of course, they didn't realize that "Everyone" means them too, and the system account as well, and are surprised that the machine reacted badly to this. Also, too, they managed to do this on a Friday when they had CRITICAL WORK that MUST GET DONE by MONDAYS DEADLINE!.

Which makes me want to ask SO WHY ARE YOU F#$KING WITH YOUR PC INSTEAD OF WRITING CODE? Lets make a deal, I wont write C++ code and you don't try to administer my boxes. Never mind, I wasn't doing anything this weekend anyway.

Thus spake the master programmer: "Time for you to leave." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"

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