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Comment: Re:Queue the slashdot Nokia/MSFT hating. (Score 1) 186

by PYRILAMPES (#42188425) Attached to: Nokia Selling Its Headquarters To Raise Funds
Microsoft does this to every business partner. They always have. If Nokia was fool enough to trust Microsoft, there will be no tears shed. The more reasonable answer is Nokia officers dropped the ball and got paid well for dancing with the Microsoft. The "only" losers were the employees and their stockholders.

Comment: Re:Anonymity vs. Accountability (Score 1) 218

by PYRILAMPES (#39229369) Attached to: In Theory And Practice, Why Internet-Based Voting Is a Bad Idea
This is extremely simple and easy to do.... This is insane that this conversation is happening..... We have the number of registered voters.... issue that many numbers and randomize the list.... When a voter comes in to vote either E-voting or hand voting, issue them a ballot with a random number in the list(randomized list) They remain anonymous if they use a library pc, Mcdonalds internet, work internet, terminals in the voting booth via paper or electronic. Then post every ballot online in a data base. The voter can compare their vote to the online number associated with their ballot to make sure it was not changed.

Comment: Re:Thank God.... (Score 0) 265

by PYRILAMPES (#34939934) Attached to: Cybercriminals Shifting Focus To Non-Windows OSes
Based on "Insert random vague reference to a possibility that criminals avoid linux do to inaccurate user statististics" then its obvious we shuold abandon linux immediately... remove it from microsofts corporate servers and all other infrastructure servers. Remove China's accepted os and all buy win7 phones with a 1 gig data limit.

Comment: Offer some Value added options (Score 2, Funny) 324

by PYRILAMPES (#29875489) Attached to: Canonical Halts Ubuntu CD Free-for-all
Keep the free cdrom thing, add some flyers for Open Source companies or others who would pay for the advertising.(Windows emulators?) Then Sell an upgraded USB drive that looks like a Penquin for 5$ plus 10 dollars shipping and handling. Offer a support contract accessible from a shortcut on the desktop, and Bing! you have a profit from the loss! No one will want the free cdrom if they could have a penquin USB drive! Bait and Switch!

Comment: Re:Herd immunity (Score 1) 291

by PYRILAMPES (#29606935) Attached to: Microsoft Blocks Pirates From Security Essentials Software
How does this fit? So you stole a car(windows OS) and that car has lots of holes in it that let rain and mud seep into the engine and transmission(virus and spy-ware) and then you want to install the duct tape(generic quality) on the holes(some of them) using the assistance of the person you stole the car from(MS) then you get angry when the duct tape won't stick on the holes? I would have to say either buy a sporty new car that is free of the holes(Mac) or take a free one that may not have a shiny coat(Linux) jeep style and live on.

Comment: Re:Piracy love/hate (Score 1) 291

by PYRILAMPES (#29606767) Attached to: Microsoft Blocks Pirates From Security Essentials Software
So you stole a car(windows OS) and that car has lots of holes in it that let rain and mud seep into the engine and transmission(virus and spy-ware) and then you want to install the duct tape(generic quality) on the holes(some of them) using the assistance of the person you stole the car from(MS) then you get angry when the duct tape won't stick on the holes? I would have to say either buy a sporty new car that is free of the holes(Mac) or take a free one that may not have a shiny coat(Linux) jeep style and live on.

Comment: Re:I KNEW IT! (Score 1) 209

by PYRILAMPES (#29247599) Attached to: Treasured 'Moon Rock' Is Petrified Wood
Sure, its possible that: A: NASA made a huge mistake and for some reason the scientists gave them a petrified tree... B: Someone risked jailtime to steal a moon rock just before it was given as a gift C: They switched the rock and no one looked at the origional photographs of the presentation of the moon rock during the insurance evaluation to see if it was still the real rock. After all Insurance companies aren't skeptical? D: They really do think it was stolen with a replacement and don't feel like filing the papers with the insurance company to get their money back... Hmmmmm, Yeah that makes sense in crazy world....

Comment: Re:How? (Score 1) 593

by PYRILAMPES (#26496305) Attached to: EU Antitrust Troubles Continue For Microsoft
if the average user can install a 200mb printer driver and click through all of the danger danger messages windows hold them hostage too. They just might have the reflex action to click on the preloaded Firefox icon on the new dell that just replaced their virus infected windows dorkbox they bought after ignoring their childs plea to buy a Mac instead.

Comment: My Ipod crashed... (Score 1) 480

by PYRILAMPES (#26300767) Attached to: Anyone Besides Zune Owners With New Year's Crashes?
After I dropped my Ipod in a vat of acid, kicked it, let my brother in law borrow it, washed it down with an ultrasonic cleaning dip it seemed to work fine, but then I plugged it into a Windows Vista laptop.... :( I had to reset the ipod after that.... Still Re-Imaging the vista box though. only 1500 security patches left to go...

Comment: Re:Paying the OS Game Developers (Score 1) 269

by PYRILAMPES (#26300663) Attached to: Pushing Linux Adoption Through Gaming
Any payment to OS developers will come directly from advertising agencies who have broken the mold and find a way to sell product placement adds within the OS video game. Just as PS3 connects to the internet and Google drops adds to your browser, OS developers are likely going to be paid on a contract basis or as a contract company to improve game play on an open source platform. That way they could drop hooks to download live adds directly to the video game? They just need someone to tell them how.

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