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Comment: Re:A Corollary for Code (Score 1) 97

by jellomizer (#49377677) Attached to: Why You Should Choose Boring Technology

"I've heard people asking about how to perform crazy language tricks and I nearly always think to myself "My God, why in the hell would you even *think* about doing something like that?"

I wouldn't be so judgmental on that. You may not know the details on what they are trying to accomplish. What I really hate are respondes to those question admonishing the person for doing it wrong. Then tell them to do it in a way that they stated wouldn't work for their use case.
If the question is posed then they may be faced with an interesting challange, that is outside of the given language core compenancy, for the one particular instance. The official stance may not perform up to snuff, or have that one little peace in it that will prevent you from getting what needs to be done.

Comment: Re:Ballsy, but stupid ... (Score 1) 280

by LWATCDR (#49373917) Attached to: Attempted Breach of NSA HQ Checkpoint; One Shot Dead

"Speaking as someone who wants to see the NSA dismantled, I hope these shooters died painfully if they were doing it as a political statement."
Yea and since both statements are pretty much crazy we can now dismiss you.

To hope for someone to die painfully in this case is unethical at best. These people had to be stopped. The best result would have been for no one to be injured but to seek others to die painfully is nothing but revenge and in this case unwarranted.

Comment: Re:Brilliant idea (Score 1) 183

This has happened before. Apple makes a product that is a little too much upscale and pricey for average joe, and fails miserably.
Apple may be the Cadillac Of technology... However when they try to push out the Rolls Royce type of technology, it goes too far.

I can't see myself getting one for the price.
1. The next year or 2 it will be thinner, more powerful, and easier to use. For a watch I want something timeless.
2. How long can you have such a device until it is not supported by you other device.
3. I am not getting any real good features from it. The iPhone has became todays pocket watch. the Apple watch, only adds a minor convenience.

If it does success the apple watch 2 or 3 may be much more affordable under the $100 range where I can justify the expense.

Comment: Re:I'm all for abolishing the IRS (Score 1) 272

by operagost (#49373531) Attached to: Sign Up At Before Crooks Do It For You

It should be quite obvious to you what happens when we tax people on what they own. We already have this: it's called property (or school) tax. It's what causes people to sell their homes and move, because they can't afford to live there anymore. These are usually people in or near retirement. If you think it's OK to kick old people out of their homes-- because we all know, they're such drags on society-- then you can have your draconian property tax.

You still won't eat the rich, which is what you obviously really want.

Comment: Re:I'm all for abolishing the IRS (Score 3, Insightful) 272

by operagost (#49373463) Attached to: Sign Up At Before Crooks Do It For You
I'm starting to think that having private citizens pay any tax directly to the federal government is a problem. It completely overrides their right to govern themselves at the state and local level. Because the federal government is entitled to so much of the people's wealth, it is given de facto power over everything. Disagree? Then ask why every state's drinking age is 21.

Comment: Advantage is in immediacy (Score 1) 53

by SuperKendall (#49372469) Attached to: Apple Extends Its Trade-In Program

I traded in a previous gen iPhone, I got enough to pay for AppleCare for two new phones. That happened on the spot, I don't see how that is any kind of "disadvantage".

You can get more selling a device yourself for sure. But that's a lot of hassle, ant not everyone has eBay accounts.

You can also get a little more selling to other companies that will give you cash for older phones. But not much more, and it takes a little longer than simply getting credit for Apple when your goal is to buy something new from Apple anyway...

Comment: Re:Tim Cook is a Pro Discrimination Faggot (Score 2, Interesting) 905

The problem is most of the people do not like a group of people, and such business are allowed to refuse services, we can create a situation where the outcast group cannot use the goods and services they need to function/survive in society.

We need business to offer goods and services for us to function, otherwise we will spending all of our time on our own survival. Having businesses refuse business based on aspects people cannot control means your are forcing people from the society.

Comment: Re:Makes sense (Score 1) 183

Scalpers can just order them online; I think it's much more about customer satisfaction (which you mentioned) plus the fact that they just will not have much stock in store to start with. If everyone has to order one it will feel more fair, and no-one will be pressured to buy some model they don't quite like just because it's there (which goes back to customer satisfaction).

In the sciences, we are now uniquely priviledged to sit side by side with the giants on whose shoulders we stand. -- Gerald Holton