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Comment I don't get it (Score 1) 136 136

So the argument all along has been

I don't want to have the same profile across all my google products but I want to login with the same profile across all the products

Which, to put it bluntly, is fucking retarded.

If you want different profiles, create different accounts. Your identity is your identity, its pretty stupid to use the same account across all the platforms but different names, the only person you're fooling is yourself, for everyone else we can still easily link your various google accounts to the same login, but hey, you go ahead and pretend because you can now use a different alias on youtube that no one can figure out who you are when you go trolling.

So big fucking woop, you don't have to give google the 3 lines it requires for a Google+ profile in one place ... now you're going to do it in EVERY place.

If you're one of the people who think this is good, you really are stupid and need to put your tin foil hat away. Its not even hiding you from anything.

Yes, this post is inflammatory, its supposed to be, its targeted at the trolls who think hiding behind their half assed pseudonym is clever even when logging in with the same email address/account everywhere.

Comment Re:Unregulated speech, must stop at all costs! (Score 1) 274 274

Next time, he should just do like the KISS band, and encourage lookalikes to perform as well. A bunch of wigs with dreadlocks shouldn't cost that much. While the "hologram" idea makes a good South Park joke, live performances from (both bad and sometimes good) imitators are a lot more fun.

Comment Re: Won't allow forwarding? (Score 1) 192 192

Of course, this is not fool-proof at all and can be circumvented by simply using older versions, or self-compiled versions lacking this "feature".

"Circumvent" is really an inappropriate word here. By default, all image processing software will "fail to fail" unless the programmer goes to extra trouble to add the defect. I wouldn't even know that I "should"(?) make my projects not work correctly if I hadn't stumbled onto this thread. And I wouldn't know off the top of my head how I would make it fail, though I suppose I could Google it, not that any customer has ever asked for the bug. And then even if I Google it, the chances that I might find as sufficiently easy-to-call library to help my code fail (or a sufficient description so that I can implement the bug myself), aren't that good. And who is going to pay for my time, working on it? Nobody, that's who.

Please don't call it "circumvent!" Not-having this "feature" is the normal, default, assumed, cheapest, fastest, easiest case.

Comment Re:How much is an AG these days? (Score 1) 243 243

yet most people somehow attribute to "whore" a worse meaning


Our market-value vigilance over who is zooming whom dates back a good six-million years.

Nowadays we get more upset when someone unworthy buys a home on our street, but the underlying sentiments were once the same.

This modern "whore" make-over as a small proprietor with high integrity is primarily a byproduct of dense urbanization, where there's an infinite number of fish in the sea to whitewash our old instincts—instincts pre-dating fire, language, cities, and agriculture.

"Somehow" you sound like you just fell off the turnip truck, five minutes ago.

Comment Re:Too big to fail (Score 1) 243 243

That is, the Australian government has $498 billion to spend on whatever, but Walmart gives most of its $468 billion on suppliers.

That's the least comprehension of "whatever" I've ever seen. But you're not first. It's a 100,000-way tie.

The vast majority of government expenditures are written into law, and the benefits go right back to the same people who provided the revenues. A government enjoys great discretion in how it expends, but not much discretion at all concerning what it expends upon.

Certainly in the circular flow, the government's "friends" skim a lot of cream. And why shouldn't they? They're all upstanding businessmen (and businesswomen) engaged in the profit motive, possessed of the oldest, most conservative, barnyard business model:

1) Pick winning horse.
2) Milk cow.

Comment Re:Pay us or the suit gets it! (Score 1) 105 105

do you have the line by line breakdown on expenses? I dont but id really love to see what it is, see what that 800 million is buying

having said that, WHY isnt there a breakdown, line item, for all costs that our government spends?

the IRS will freak out if i miss one little thing but they spend trillions a year and most of us have no idea where our money is actually going

Comment Re:I like this (Score 1) 105 105

completely missed the point however sure, if you wanna spend your money to try and take money from others, so they can not even give it to you... i see no good reason you should not be able to do so

I was referring more along the lines of how one can opt out of paying the political donations portion of their union dues, i should be able to opt out of non essential taxes and if people want their 5 million dollar new court house, instead of making everyone pay when the old courthouse is doing the job just fine, let people crowdfund it and not raise my taxes.

extrapolate that to NASA, wars, social engineering policy etc.

Comment I like this (Score 3, Interesting) 105 105

Its allowing us to put our money where our mouths are

I dont expect taxes to pay for a lot, taxes should be for the basics needed. crowd funding is giving us a chance to do it different, back the things we want done without being forced to pay for the things we dont

the IRS should look into this

Comment Re:Same likely holds true... (Score 5, Informative) 230 230

thats not entirely true. some ads are welcome

I recent got a new car (well new to me) and one of the things i want to do is get fitted seat covers as the interior is an off white and i am....well a slob

so after looking for a few weeks i havent found anything that fits my needs (fitted, not leather or fake leather, and well made)

well I noticed some ads all of a sudden starting to show up for fitted car seats and eventually i found what i was looking for because of google ads

I will admit it is the first time ive found it useful, but when ads are done right, they are not a bad thing

Comment Re:Browsing with mosquitoes (Score 3, Interesting) 230 230

i didnt know the term either, but after looking it up i agree

when I am on my phone there are 2 types of pages that if i get them, i refuse to go to again

sites with popups that dont get blocked by adblock, no i dont care about what you are trying to sell me, show me what i asked for

the other is "list" sites, where they have a list that might have 10 photos and no (or very little text) yet they want me to load a new page for each item on the list. It is even worse if i can go to the site from a desktop and not have the page split over 10 pages so why do it to me on mobile? I know why (ads) and I dont care. I dont want to a - waste my time clicking next after i look at each slide for 5 seconds, and B i dont want to waste my phones data package on a bunch of ads, that take up more data than the content im looking for to begin with!

Comment Browsing with mosquitoes (Score 4, Insightful) 230 230

I had to look it up also.

An "interstitial" pops up before the page you want, or a few seconds after.

It's a speed-bump in reading the website: stop, grab the mouse, find the close mark, get rid of the thing, and continue.

It's basically adding mosquitoes to your browsing experience.

(Some of them don't even have the "X" corner icon. You have to choose one of the presented links to close.)

In these matters the only certainty is that there is nothing certain. -- Pliny the Elder