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Comment: Indians are Hindu and new to self-government (Score -1, Informative) 166

by ThoreauHD (#33518274) Attached to: Biometric IDs For Every Indian Citizen

They don't give a shit about Christ or the Anti-Christ or the mark of the beast. All they care about are cows and rubbing burnt cow shit on their foreheads every so often at Temple.

All other interests are either in IT gadget's or what's the best weapon to kill a muslim.

This is a non-issue for them. I'm sure they'll think it's fun, until they realize their new leader is muslim and surprisingly has every tool necessary to exterminate them. But let's let them figure that out on their own. I'm sure they'll be fine.

Comment: Re:Gold selling is a good idea (Score -1) 424

by ThoreauHD (#27553863) Attached to: Game Developers On Gold Selling

If they charge you to buy the game, and charge you to play the game(monthly), them balking at gold farmers doesn't hold water. It doesn't disturb an economy to acquire wealth. Somebody earned it doing something.

The only reason why these companies should be pissed is because it saves the users time, thereby possibly shorting their monthly subscription. Some people's time is worth more to them than dicking around grinding for gold. In fact, if you are charging a monthly fee, that would mean that the majority of your users would save money buying rather than grinding.

It smells alot like sudden "morality" of gambling, sex, and drugs. Governments don't want you to buy it unless you're buying it from them. Then it's A-Okay.

If your online game creates an actual economy, you don't get to pick and choose what that market will become. It's supply and demand. If you make users spend days grinding to buy a mount or weapon, then you can damn skippy figure out that spending 20 bucks will save them 16 hours of wasting their lives.

Comment: This is pretty amusing (Score -1) 466

by ThoreauHD (#27476133) Attached to: Columnist Fired For Reviewing Pirated Movie

If a technology can easily be used by someone as dim-witted as a reporter, it's too late. The pee isn't coming out of the pool. You cannot undo the damage, assuming that there is any in the first place.

I don't believe in intellectual property for infinite resources. These copyrights, patents, trade secrets, and trademarks were created to protect finite resources so humans would not have conflict over who owns what and kill each other.

There is nothing lost here. The movie will still be released. People will still see it. The data he watched in no way affects their resource.

Because I know how to make a cup of coffee doesn't mean that others can't know how to make a cup of coffee. There is no legal good maintained by this.

The question of ownership of an intangible infinite resource such as knowledge isn't even a question. It's insane and beyond a slippery slope.

The fact is that when it comes to property, it is either a finite contentious resource or it isn't property.

The fact is that when it comes to controlling information, it is either secret or it isn't.

And dat is it. Natural law is my witness.

Comment: Only one site gets you jobs (Score 0) 474

by ThoreauHD (#26954769) Attached to: Linked In Or Out?

Linked In is mined by Headhunters for positions. I get an unsolicited offer every week from there. They are good jobs too, I'm just not in the market atm. The rest are for vanity. I have no use for them.

I also prefer to be under the radar. But it's useful for posting my resume(of sorts) and remembering all the people I meet in IT. It's a small world in IT, and the people at the top will eventually meet or work with each other again. It's not a maybe, but a certainty. So I find it useful.

Comment: Re:From a faculty member... (Score 0) 497

by ThoreauHD (#26782755) Attached to: How Do I Start a University Transition To Open Source?

Wow, first post I've read and I want to set this fruitcake on fire. So, you think that the people that run the infrastructure of the entire school should do what a professor or associate professor says because.. they work for you? No dorkass. You and the IT department work for the University, which means that you work for the students. You know- the people with money aka Not you.

I've worked at a place that was exactly as you had described and wished. It's at a school in a founding father's home town. The IT department there would also suck any dick from a professor, thereby crashing the entire system weekly. I learned alot from that experience. First- professors profess. Second- Engineer's engineer. And third- my doctor knows and is responsible for about as my IT as you are.

In short, when you go to McDonald's and order a Whopper with Cheese- do they tell you to go fuck yourself too? Cause that's how real businesses are run douchebag. Wake up. You aren't and never have been in control. The only people with more power AND RESPONSIBILITY than IT is the electric company.

Got damn I hate some professors. It's like trying to teach a Mac user how to repair a computer.

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