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Comment: Re:630 US$ ? (Score 2) 46

by Minwee (#48923841) Attached to: Security-Focused BlackPhone Was Vulnerable To Simple Text Message Bug

630 US$ ? Isn't that about the same price as an iPhone 5s, and less than the price of the iPhone 6/6+ ?

You must be confused. iPhones are free. It says so right on the top of this contract I just signed. Sure, I have to pay more than $2000 over the next two years but the phone is free! It says so right here!

Would the phone company lie to me?

Comment: Re:Terrible names (Score 5, Funny) 376

by Minwee (#48907015) Attached to: Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

Shitty names and FOSS go hand-in-hand.

If you can think of another name for the Secure Human Interface Teletype then why don't submit it to the shitty developers? Or make your own shitty fork if you don't want to work with the shitty team. All of the code is right there in the shitty repository.

Comment: Re: That's a nice democracy you have there... (Score 1) 392

"Right". The "United States" is a "constitutional republic", which is a form of "democracy", and the "Soviet Union" and "Baathist Iraq" were "constitutional republics" which "we" both put in "quotes" because they were "fake" "democracies".

Looks like you "missed" a few "finger quotes" there.

Comment: Re:Yay!! (Score 1) 420

by Minwee (#48888051) Attached to: Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

I don't think the directing was necessarily bad in ST:V. Let's be honest, the story as a whole was ridiculous didn't leave him a lot to work with.

That's right. The blame doesn't really belong to the director, William Shatner, but to the writer...

Whose name was also William Shatner. That's a funny coincidence, don't you think?

Comment: Re:So how are they (Score 5, Informative) 109

by Minwee (#48852609) Attached to: <em>Star Trek Continues</em> Kickstarter 2.0

They _are_ the original series. Same sets, same costumes, same props, just a different cast.

It's not a "reboot" or "reimagining", it's actually an attempt to continue the original Star Trek as though it had never ended. While there naturally are some differences in writing style, the similarities to the original series are amazing.

If you liked Star Trek (1966), watch it. If you preferred Star Trek (2009), then it may not be your thing.

Friction is a drag.