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Comment: Re:Time to move into the Century of the fruit bat. (Score 1) 1198

Then those who are anti-capital punishment should foot the bill.

If a person is sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole, I'd rather have them put to death to save tax-payer money (ok, reallocate it to other areas of government) and have the victims and victim's families be able to move on that much sooner. If you are the kind of person who has no regard for human life, that should count towards your own.

Comment: Re:The incredible irony of.. (Score 1) 353

by Stratus311 (#44438975) Attached to: Apple Retailer Facing Class Action Suit Over Employee Bag Checks

Perhaps when I turn up I show my iPhone in a shocking pink bumper to Mr Security Guard. When I leave I show the same phone in the same bumper and the guard waves it through. Except that I switched a broken 16GB iPhone 4 for an 64GB iPhone 5

Except your new iPhone 5 won't fit into an iPhone 4 shocking pink bumper. At least not without some goatse-type stretching of said bumper.

Comment: Re:Expect more of this. (Score 1) 608

by Stratus311 (#44242215) Attached to: The Black Underbelly of Windows 8.1 'Blue'

Really, so what you are saying is Joe Windows user wouldn't pick this up easily. http://ubuntu-be.org/sites/default/files/UbuntuEnDesktop.png

No he wouldn't. First of all, that's an old version of Ubuntu. Second, "I can't get Photoshop installed! I'm double-clicking Setup.exe and it doesn't work."

Comment: Re:Taxes in the cloud (Score 1) 1215

by Stratus311 (#43963515) Attached to: What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?

This. Or NolaPro. Or KmyMoney. Or Gmoney. Or others.

Honestly, this, IMO, is the best example of why Linux on the desktop turns off so many people. Application names. People want to launch a Calculator, not KCalculator or GCalculator. And not Nautilus or Konqueror , but a fucking file browser. Shit, call it "Files" for all I care but make it at least somewhat descriptive.

Comment: Bottom line (Score 2) 243

by Stratus311 (#43744777) Attached to: Leaked Microsoft Video Parodies Chrome Ad
Absolute bottom line is if you use any online services whether free or pay, it can easily be assumed that you have no online privacy at all. If that bothers you, then maybe the interwebs aren't for you.

I have been using Google services for as long as they've been available for me to use. My life has had absolutely NO negative effects because of this and no money has left my pocket. If I've been sold to other companies for marketing purposes then I sure as shit haven't seen it or felt it. I also have a Windows Live (or MSN, Hotmail, Outlook or whatever the fuck they're calling it now), email account that is almost entirely filled with spam/junk email from none other than Microsoft themselves. I cannot say the same for my Google account.

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