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Comment: Re:Slippery slope? (Score 2) 301

by QuantumG (#37367008) Attached to: Global Mall Operator Starts Reading License Plates


People keep using this word.. I'm pretty sure it doesn't mean what they think it means.

You can petition your government for grievances.. you can take your grievances with Woolworths and shove 'em where the sun don't shine. Ya know, we tried to give you a word that means what you want.. "boycott", but that actually requires you to go without and that's not what you want is it? You just want to whine and throw tantrums when you don't get your way.

Comment: Re:No surprise (Score 1) 133

by QuantumG (#37366816) Attached to: How the Webb Space Telescope Got So Expensive

See the previous Slashdot story. GRAIL is an example of a program that should be rewarded while JWST is an example of program that should be cancelled. But in the bazarro world of NASA, programs that come in under budget on development get cut in operations to pay for the programs that are struggling in development. From each according to their ability, to each according to their need.

Comment: Re:Sounds like a load of Web 2.0 bullshit to me. (Score 1) 417

by QuantumG (#37247546) Attached to: Schmidt: G+ 'Identity Service,' Not Social Network

Other services which are also free? Anyone who allows you free access to a service has the right to remove that access at any time, or change the terms, or *gasp* start charging you money. If you don't like it, you don't have to continue using the service. A "bait and switch" requires that you *actually part with some money* first, otherwise you have no standing.

Comment: Re:Sounds like a load of Web 2.0 bullshit to me. (Score 2) 417

by QuantumG (#37239388) Attached to: Schmidt: G+ 'Identity Service,' Not Social Network

There's nothing hamfisted about it.. people just don't understand that they have no right to demand Google make their products the way *they* want them to be. You don't pay them.. they don't owe you shit. If you don't like their free service then don't fucking use it.

If anything, they're guilty of being too politically correct. They should be just telling the whiners to fuck off.

"Text processing has made it possible to right-justify any idea, even one which cannot be justified on any other grounds." -- J. Finnegan, USC.