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Comment: Re:Silly design decision (Score 1) 247

by drinkypoo (#47922187) Attached to: Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Phones have big screens now, so they need armor anyway. So since you're going to put armor on the phone, you want the phone to get thinner, so that the phone with a case on it is still thin. Just making the phone thin allows the user to put whichever case on it they like, so they get to personalize their phone and you don't have to try to anticipate their needs, instead letting the whole world do that. And that's why having the camera really doesn't matter. In fact, having the bezel around it protrude from the camera probably helps protect that side from scratches. What's the problem, planned to slot-load the phone?

Comment: Re:" Foley's killers may have thought of him as le (Score 1) 7

by Marxist Hacker 42 (#47919801) Attached to: James Foley Is Not a War Ad

"Regardless, that is not what starts and perpetuates these wars. Religion is a psychological tool, used to motivate or dissuade, by those who want to dominate."

So eliminate the theologies that are based in domination instead of service.

"Military recruits recite almost the same thing during bootcamp. And salespeople, oof! ever been to one of those seminars? This is standard procedure."

Standard procedure for 99% of the world's philosophies yes. Exactly the opposite of standard procedure for one.

"The prime motivator is biological, and all driven by the laws of physics." Not all. One is different.

Comment: Re:Downloading music for free? Scandelous! (Score 3, Interesting) 278

by SydShamino (#47918883) Attached to: Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

Per Apple, this album is your own stuff. Let's flash back 20 years...

Assume you've told your maid service to always bring in the mail. One day, a U2 album arrive, unsolicited, in the mail, and the maid puts it on your CD rack.

Whether you paid for it or asked for it is irrelevant; once it shows up in your account/mailbox it was placed where it goes by your instructions.

Comment: Re:" Foley's killers may have thought of him as le (Score 1) 7

by Marxist Hacker 42 (#47918057) Attached to: James Foley Is Not a War Ad

The problem is that there is superiority in the theological difference. The standard Jihadist theology of "all human beings are dogs to be done with as Allah wishes" vs "the image of God is in the dignity of each human being from conception until natural death". Both, however, are superior to the American Materialist "Human beings are just another resource to be exploited in the eternal search for profit".

The Jihadi who beheaded James Foley believed the first. James Foley himself believed the second. Youtube and the American news media believe the third.

Comment: Re:Carpooling should be as free as speech (Score 1) 284

by drinkypoo (#47917535) Attached to: California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

Even with the new rules that for-profit "ridesharing" (i.e. independent taxi service) can't use the carpool lane, ANYONE with more than one person in a car not charging the passenger gets to use the lane,

Right. Because someone is charging for something, they're not permitted to use the lane. That's prejudicial, since both people who are not charging and people who are charging but have a license to do so are able to use the lane. So it's not ANYONE, it's ANYONE YOU APPROVE OF.

Comment: Re:Car Dealers should ask why they're being bypass (Score 1) 145

by drinkypoo (#47914665) Attached to: Court: Car Dealers Can't Stop Tesla From Selling In Massachusetts

I believe the primary reasons are more likely to do with distance and communication.

But there's no reason to believe that.

The idea of trying to manage a network of stores across the country when communication was by post or expensive phone calls just simply didn't make sense.

What? Why not? Cars are expensive items, phone calls are minimal by comparison. If you have an order for a car, you drop the form in the post. At least, they did back then.

In fact, the reasons are as stated. The manufacturers want to make cars at X dollars, which requires building Y cars. Right now there are cars which can't be sold piled up all over the world, for reasons like these and others (e.g. "the economy, stupid")

Comment: some kind of EULA situation (Score 1) 321

by drinkypoo (#47913543) Attached to: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

I was at home with a bad cold a couple of weeks ago when the internet exploded with hate against me over some kind of EULA situation that I had nothing to do with.

Yeah, some kind of EULA situation, like basically outlawing for-pay Minecraft services including hosting, selling packages of items, etc. In short, making most of the best MC servers illegal. The fact that he has nothing to do with it any more suggests that he should indeed uninvolve himself.

Itâ(TM)s not about the money. Itâ(TM)s about my sanity.

He's still a hypocrite given his explosion of hate over Oculus Rift, especially after this statement. He deserves our derision, and he's getting it.

Comment: " Foley's killers may have thought of him as less" (Score 1) 7

by Marxist Hacker 42 (#47913295) Attached to: James Foley Is Not a War Ad

I can guarantee he didn't think of them the same way they thought of him. Completely different philosophical and metaphysical underpinnings to the theology, Jesuits are anti-Islamics.

My question is, if ISIL, just for a second, isn't a CIA plant, what makes them think a few beheadings will STOP the bombings? Given the evil of American Secularism, it is far more likely to turn the Levant into tritonite than it is to stop anything at all.

Comment: Re:#1 Source of Environmental Mercury = Gold Minin (Score 1) 173

by drinkypoo (#47912049) Attached to: Surprise! More Than Twice As Much Mercury In Environment As Thought

Sorry, what's an "RO filter"?

Reverse osmosis, which uses water pressure both to push water through a plastic membrane (the osmosis part) but also to back-flush the filter. An "efficient" RO filter wastes about 10 parts of water for each 1 part filtered, but we have a well and a septic system so no harm done really.

Comment: Re:First world problems. (Score 1) 594

In your view, the fact that people were given for free a piece of music is something they should rightfully complain about?

You know how frustrating it is when your computer downloads updates while you're trying to watch a video? Now combine that with the potential to accidentally hear a U2 song while you're trying to listen to something that someone would program intentionally and you'll get the picture.

People aren't complaining about free music. They're complaining about automatic download of shitty music. If they wanted that, they could have signed up for it. There's whole websites based around the idea.

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