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Comment: Re:Strange censorship (Score 4, Insightful) 690

by MindPrison (#47544863) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

"pure and utter sh*t," only with no asterisk

So he actually called it, "pure and utter sht"?

Remember, that's the guy that said "Nvidia, F*CK YOU!".
He's a passionate, colorful character...he's been like that for as long as I can remember him. Thank god there's still awesome nerds out there that just can't be bought.

Comment: Re:What about... (Score 1) 48

An OLED display ensures that you'll be buying a replacement every two years as your colours turn to crap. They should have stuck with LCD.

That statement is not true at all!

I was one of the early adopters of items with an OLED display, my HTC Legend (A cellphone with OLED display). I use it every day, surf with it all the time - and it's now 4 years old, and colors as brilliant as it was new, the Red, Green and Blue is absolutely perfect (to my eyes anyway, and I'm a graphics artist for whatever it's worth).

And besides... how often will you use some headgear VR equipment? It's not like you'll use it 8 hours a day, not even the most hardcore gamer would use a thing like that for THAT long, it's very tiring to have a device like that stuck to your face like a CPAP mask. Just wear a diving mask....even a light one, for ONE hour...and you'll catch my drift.

Comment: Re:crap hardware (Score 3, Interesting) 61

by MindPrison (#47538849) Attached to: Household Robot Jibo Nets Over $1 Million On Indiegogo

Yeah, it's the early days of home computers and this is nothing more than a "Speak and Spell".

The TI Speak & Spell was incredibly sophisticated for its time, imagine a device in 1978 that had a character screen, plug-in vocabulary software modules, game apps, and of all things...could SPEAK OUT LOUD with sounds that where created by A speech synthesis processor instead of just samples. We didn't even have Commodore vic 20 or Commodore 64 by then, the Speak and Spell was an amazing piece of hardware. The speech synthesis chip TMS 5220 still blows me away with what it can do. You'll also find that chip (and it's siblings) inside various Arcade machines AND pinball machines, even more recent pinball machines.

And just to top that off, that little portable "computer", lasts for YEARS on a single set of batteries using it several hours each month, and it's soft-switch technology! Not even cellphones handle that kind of standby times even with the network disconnected. Don't diss the TI S&S!

Comment: I'm hoping for a massive blackout. (Score 2) 212

Ah, bet you're thinking - what an asshat, right?!

No, see - the thing about such natural disasters is that they tend to bring out the best in us, sometimes we need a crisis like that when we're too spoiled and too set in our ways to help fellow man (or nature) out, history shows that these disasters often bring out the better in us and replenish life and give jobs and hopes to those who have none.

It will also serve as a reminder that will be remembered for decades - how vulnerable we are, and that we should prepare and stop taking everyday life for granted.

Comment: Thats why I stock MILLIONS of retro-components... (Score 3, Insightful) 368

by MindPrison (#47518065) Attached to: 'Just Let Me Code!'
...Yep, got a pretty solid collection of those components, yesterdays micro controllers, CPU, Ram, Rom, Transistors, Tubes, Electrolytic Caps, Resistors, Varistors, Nuvistors and whatnotstors...

Yep, they're old...but they've made me a finalist in various international Robotics competitions, given me freedom to invent stuff from scratch without making everything overly complicated, kind of like LEGO building can make anything you put your mind to, and I like a CLUTTER FREE mind.

I do feel the pain of many of todays youngsters who have to go trough extreme learning curves just to get into "the game" from scratch, not easy. Everything is specialized and we literally have no jack-of-all-trades coders anymore, pity...that's what we need IMHO.

Comment: Re:Feminists have gone overboard... (Score 1) 957

by MindPrison (#47511905) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

That was the most misogynistic thing in this comments so far, well done. Coupled with that, it shows a complete lack of understanding he issue and the article.

Good, better than being a dyslectic apologist with inferiority issues. What part of being a man did you not get?

...oh wait!

Comment: Re:The problem is the other way round... (Score 2) 957

by MindPrison (#47511671) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

The problem is the other way round. Women are being socialised to constantly challenge men, and believe their opinion must always be heard and respected. And if it's not heard or disagreed with, it's sexist. Men understand that there is a certain pecking order and know how to engage correctly to get their view heard. And guess what? That means we need to share our opinions in a gentle manner too. More and more women expect men to act like their partner would toward them. That's not how it works, it's a dog eats dog world and in business, it's the modern jungle. We are all motivated by selfish desires whether we admit it or not, women just want to get a leg over like any one else, but cry sexist when they are pushed down (from other people who are also trying to rise to the top. There is no place for socialism in the work place. It's hierarchical like it or not.

Ain't that the truth! And just to make the deal even sweeter - women here in Scandinavia (Denmark, Sweden and Norway) are now FORCING businesses to employ women in order to achieve a 50-50 balance between men and women in leading positions and the rest of the workforce as well. If they don't abide by this, they can get FINED.

I don't even want to start my own business in Sweden or Denmark just because of this. My former employer in Denmark almost went bankrupt when 4 of the 10 employees he had wanted to take out maternity leave at the same time and he had to (by LAW) pay them for 10 months scot-free, gratis for nothing!

Comment: Feminists have gone overboard... (Score 1, Flamebait) 957

by MindPrison (#47511563) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry
We live in a society that's sexist in ways it doesn't understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. ... This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues...

What's there not to understand? Women wants EQUAL rights in just about anything that makes a MAN a MAN! In Sweden we're officially so feminist now that we even have a Feminist Political Party (FI - Feminist Initiative).

With all due respect and apologies to all women that has been harassed in any way anywhere by stupid and insecure individuals - I have to say I', FED UP with this feminist battle over the sexes that these days have gone WAY OVERBOARD. Women wants equal rights, but get maternity leave with FULL pay too. They want to leave 5'o clock when they're finished at work, but get paid as a man who works until the job is DONE.

Women wants to be treated like a woman - and still be equal to men. What happened to treating a MAN like a MAN? We were created DIFFERENTLY and we should APPRECIATE our differences, this doesn't mean it's harassment, but thanks to the absolutely out-of-proportion nagging about Female Rights in the media every day and every hour on every newsmedia that we can think of - it has made me somewhat biased AGAINST women whom I used to care so much about.

For that reason alone, I'm not even married. I don't want to - the women of today resemble men!

Comment: Netflix has the same GOAL as any company out there (Score 1) 350

by MindPrison (#47508605) Attached to: Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same
...and that GOAL is to MAKE MONEY!

If you as a customer keeps purchasing their products, why should they bother to lower their prices? If they increase their prices - and you STILL keep buying, they WILL INCREASE THE PRICE until customers is starting to fall off the bandwagon.

Here's a fine example from Sweden. Our government dropped the VAT tax on restaurant food/Service to 1/2. This essentially means that the food should be cheaper for the customers, bring more customers AND more importantly - get them to HIRE MORE STAFF.

Can you guess what happened? The prices stayed the same, no one extra was hired.

I asked my local restaurant owner why she didn't lower the prices, she got VERY OFFENDED and the GREED almost radiated from her when she excused everything with food costs going up etc. so she couldn't lower her prices etc, not hire any new staff etc.

But the numbers don't lie - no one got hired - and their net earnings went up, extra money in the owners pockets, thank you SUCKERS! :)

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