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Comment: Re:u wot m8 (Score 5, Funny) 548

by Mateo_LeFou (#46753479) Attached to: Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

Just thank your lucky stars that you're not in Linux-land, or some other godawful free software environment, 'cause you would have to type

>apt-get upgrade

in a terminal. This is obviously way too difficult for any human being, so bless Gates and Ballmer and whoever came after him for letting us not have to type that

Comment: Re:Let it die (Score 1) 507

by JudgeFurious (#46716783) Attached to: How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture
Without making any kind of statement about which "side" might be right or wrong this is exactly how the homosexual community will react the moment that someone, somewhere figures out what exactly makes a person homosexual vs. heterosexual and then announces that they can change them from one to the other. The first gay person, for whatever reason who gets "treated" will be attacked mercilessly for It by people who feel that he's betrayed their culture. Now whether that's ever possible I don't know and really don't care. Gay people surround me at work and at home and it doesn't affect me in the least bit. The only thing I want them to be able to do is be happy and enjoy their lives. I don't think it's a sin or a problem at all but someone will and if they find a gene that can be changed or a spot in someone's brain that can be modified in some way to "fix" them they will and then all hell will break loose. I think it's just human nature.

Comment: The brainwashing has succeeded (Score 1) 408

by Mateo_LeFou (#46692507) Attached to: Apple: Dumb As a Patent Trolling Fox On iPhone Prior Art?

Agree with you 100%

Patent monopolies are a *tremendous* gift to inventors, and they should be granted (if ever) only for tremendous gifts to the world. The broken patent system has brainwashed people into thinking that every you ever do needs to be patented so that no one else can ever do it.

The pharma patents always get pushed to the front of the class in these discussions. Fine. Cure cancer & patent your cure. We'll pay you for the favor, and we'll pool money to make sure that all the poor people with cancer can also afford it.

But the relative position of a trackpad and keyboard?

Comment: The wikipedia quote that dissappeared (Score 1) 1036

by Mateo_LeFou (#46676287) Attached to: How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

I put it in bad enclosure, I guess:
"Modern scholarship has almost universally acknowledged the authenticity of the reference to "the brother of Jesus, who was called Christ, whose name was James" [13] and has rejected its being the result of later interpolation"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J...

Comment: Don't overreach (Score 1) 1036

by Mateo_LeFou (#46676273) Attached to: How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

"his first mention in the writing of Josephus is a fairly obvious forgery, it being neither in his tone or style of writing, and added into a margin"

I'm no historian, but it sounds like you aren't either? Wikiped says >.

There's also: "Scholars generally view these variations as indications that the Josephus passages are not interpolations, for a Christian interpolator would have made them correspond to the New Testament accounts, not differ from them"

Now, you might be 100% right that it is all a pile of lies, etc. But if modern scholarship has almost universally acknowledge the authenticity of a "fairly obvious forgery" you might need to expand your case a bit.

Comment: Re:Correlation is not causation. (Score 1) 1036

by Mateo_LeFou (#46675863) Attached to: How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

"in the U.S., for example, where compassion and charity are no longer considered Christian"

I wish I had mod points for you.
In broad strokes, "Christianity" in America means "Conservative Republicanism". Case in point: Two things that were drilled into me throughout my (Protestant) upbringing were 1) You always vote for the Christian candidate; and 2) Mormons are not Christians.

Can you guess which candidate those people chose in 2012? Romney, in droves

Comment: "Every normal activity" (Score 1) 53

by Mateo_LeFou (#46675769) Attached to: Facebook and Google's Race To Zero

"people have started to do every normal activity we would do on the Internet through those two portals because it costs them zero"

Typical reductive garbage. The internet is important for 5 billion reasons. Sharing photos is just on of those.

This is like saying "people watch every normal TV show through those three channels (ABC,NBC,CBS)

Comment: Of Course it's legal (Score 1) 76

As a net-connected consumer, it is assumed that you read the EULAs and terms for all the sites you visit and the software services you use, and that you go through this process again periodically (every few weeks) in case anything has changed.

Did you know: most people spend 4-5 hours reading terms and EULAs for every 2 hours of using their computers. It's just basic responsibility. It's called the free market, freely-entered-into contracts, meetings of the minds, equal footing, etc. It works grat.

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