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Comment Re:Never heard that one before (Score 1) 504 504

Seriously? How could you miss the "I'm an uneducated Jamaican" accent -- it was so overt I was absolutely amazed I was seeing it on the screen.

Anecdotal, but opposite to you, EVERYONE I know who saw it immediately thought is was a bad, cheesy Jamaican accent.

Comment Admiral Ackbar say -- "It's a trap!" (Score 1) 194 194

Seriously, I wouldn't trust ANYTHING from Holden, this (or probably) any administration. Snowden publicly and undeniably exposed, humiliated and embarrassed (rightfully so) the US govt -- there's no way in h-ll this would end well for him.

Comment "On Facebook you see a lot of violence and porn" (Score 4, Insightful) 293 293

Hmmmm, really? They must be on a different FB, mine is filled with friends on vacation, pics of their kids, and kittens... lot and lots of kittens.

Sounds like they've been making a lot of effort into finding all this sinful porn and violence on FB...

Comment He was a liar and craptastic 'parent' (Score 1) 266 266

The whole thing with his daughter (lying about paternity, even lying in open court saying he was infertile -- it's on record), so he didn't have to take responsibility for her, that alone to me put him high on the raging asshole list. Meanwhile he was already a millionaire, and the mother had to go onto public assistance to get by.

Sure, he eventually reconnected with his daughter, once she was like 18 and after he was now a billionaire -- but those early years without a father, can never, ever be replaced not matter what you do.

I'm NOT getting into the MS vs. Apple thing, but I'm much more impressed by what Gates has done with his life & fortunes that Jobs.

Comment Re:Boing Boing? (Score 0) 48 48

I gave up on it long ago, the Boing Boing Nazis censor the living crap out of anyone who doesn't worship them and agree with everything they say. I'm fairly left leaning, and they make me look like [insert conservative nutjob], people like Xeni Jardin and her pretentious bs make me barf.

Comment This is why I STILL buy CDs (Score 1) 260 260

Laugh if you will, but it's this kind of shit that makes me still buy music on CD. Then I can rip it wherever, and in whatever format/quality, I want.

I like that Amazon Prime automatically gives me access to mp3s to any CD that I buy. That's the best of both worlds. And even if they change that, or I stop being a Prime member -- I still own/have CD quality music.

Comment Re:Compelling? (Score 1) 244 244

I can't even go near Wired anymore. It's as if Apple is the only tech company on the planet and anything they touch is gold -- no, not just gold, but iGold, it's better than original gold. I literally looked up their parent company because I was sure Apple owned them.

And oh yeah, Apple invents everything according to Wired it seems, they'd never borrow/steal, no never... because no other company could ever innovate or invent.

Comment I'm VERY disappointed by people's responses here (Score 2) 529 529

I don't get why people are basically saying 'fuck you, tough shit'.

These are kids who worked their asses off to get into college and have to OUTPERFORM peers to to get into the same schools. This is not the case of an under qualified or underachieving person getting in simply because of their race (which I never liked), but getting pushed out even though THEY'RE BETTER CANDIDATES because of their race.

How does anyone think this is fair or just? Jesuz fuck people, imagine if that was your kid....

Comment My musical tastebuds have been destroyed (Score 1) 361 361

by 'musicians' like Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and boy bands.

It's not that my tastes calcified, it's that I know music from the 50s-80s wasn't as brutalized and over manipulated by audio engineers, and musicians used to be able to actually sing and play instruments.

Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in high spirits. -- Robert Louis Stevenson