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Comment Re:Wake up American's (Score -1) 92

"All the other kids" do not have a fucking phone. Kids do not need cell phones any more today than they did in 1930. Parents who allow their kids to have cell phones should be roped and spayed and / or neutered. What kind of doltish parent even considers giving their kids a phone? And what sort of moron falls for the "daddy doesn't love me" trick?

No wonder the world is going to shit.

Comment Those assholes with their cake... (Score -1) 1168

By forcing people to engage in business with a client they would rather not have, we have crossed the line and no longer have freedom of association. Note that in the Constitution there is no "but not if you are in business" clause.

All the angst and hand wringing in the world won't change the fact that those assholes and their cake have caused enormous waves of dissent.

Maybe we can finally get rid of the whole idea of protected classes this time around and have equality for real.

Comment All it takes is a National Security Letter (Score -1) 296

All it takes is a National Security Letter and Cisco is putting a backdoor in every router it makes, then shipping all the ones destined for surveillance targets to the NSA BEFORE they ship to the dead drop.

This is just a theater act designed to make the surveillance targets relax.

Comment Usenet is better and works on any Droid version. (Score -1) 136

Wow, another innocent conversation - or is it a paid promotion? Used to be that Slashdot told us when they were promoting something.

Come on over / back to Usenet. comp.misc is the new Slashdot. No silly Rob videos, no silly paid promotions.

Eternal September offers FREE usenet access so take advantage of this and post today!

Comment Re:This is one of the reasons.... (Score -1) 158

Actually, Apple started developing the iPad not long after Steve returned to Apple, and at his request. The phone idea was only considered after several iPad prototypes were constructed and tested.

When the iPad was actually introduced, it was by Steve himself. Go watch the video on YouTube if you don't believe me.

Comment Re:Makes sense. (Score -1) 629

"Well, technically, phones never got software updates - updates are a relatively new thing."

Phones that might *need* updates are a relatively new thing. This is hardly an excuse though.

Let's continue the conversation on comp.misc on Usenet. It's the new Slashdot, but without Timothy's inflammatory subs.

We can predict everything, except the future.

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