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Comment: "moment" (Score 1) 34

by PopeRatzo (#48674879) Attached to: Kodak-Branded Smartphones On the Way

For a while there it looked like Kodak's moment had come and gone

Kodak was a dominant technology corporation for over a century. They were dominant through economic downturns, world wars, cultural changes and across industrial sectors. They were one of a handful of the most recognizable brand names of the entire 20th century (they started in 1888). They did business in three centuries.

I'm pretty sure that qualifies as more than a "moment".

Comment: Re:Effing Grinches That Spoiled Christmas (Score 2, Insightful) 124

by PopeRatzo (#48673879) Attached to: Xbox Live and PlayStation Networks Downed By Apparent Attack

These "hackers" just made Christmas a lot less Merry for many children that just got some nice new Christmas presents.

Screw 'em. Take a day off gaming. If they can't find something else fun to do besides play on their XboxOne or PS4 for one single Christmas Day, then you've been a shitty parent. Next thing you know they're gonna start talking about ethics in game journalism and SJWs and then you have to drown them.

Better they learn now that not all gratification is instant, and an online first-person shooter whenever you want it is not a basic human right.

You'll thank me later.

Comment: Re:Marketing?... NOT! (Score 1) 234

by PopeRatzo (#48651351) Attached to: Anonymous Claims They Will Release "The Interview" Themselves

*You mentioned elsewhere in the topic that you're from Chicago and you know a lot of Bears fans. I'm writing with the assumption that you are also a Bears fan.

I hope you're happy, now. You've made me cry again. How many times do I have to relive this trauma?.

Oh, and Democrats are constantly saying racist things. I live in Chicago, remember? There are Democrats here that are every bit as bad as Republicans. We live in a racist country. Racism is part of the deal. But here on the verge of 2015, at least it's a source of embarrassment, which I choose to see as progress. And only Republicans make a political strategy out of it.

Comment: Re:Multi touch while driving? (Score 3, Funny) 123

by PopeRatzo (#48650205) Attached to: "Infrared Curtain" Brings Touchscreen Technology To Cheap Cars

But given that I've seen people disappear to reach into the glove box for a CD and fiddle with removing the previous, and change the CD while in heavy traffic

Brother, in my day, I could swap out an 8-track with a beer in one hand and a joint in the other while driving a stick shift on the Eisenhower Expressway at 8:45am. On mexican quaaludes.

Don't look at me like that. I was the designated driver. You should have seen the guys in the back seat.

No hardware designer should be allowed to produce any piece of hardware until three software guys have signed off for it. -- Andy Tanenbaum