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Comment: Re:Breakthrough? (Score 1) 400

by dave420 (#49187455) Attached to: Microsoft Convinced That Windows 10 Will Be Its Smartphone Breakthrough
I wasn't going to agree with you, but as you spelled MS "M$", clearly you are 100% correct with everything you said. You are a very intelligent, rational person, and I think you must be Jesus or something because of how you stuck it to Microsoft by using a dollar sign. Simply incredible. I can die happy. I shall name my firstborn child rtb61 after you.

Comment: Re:Breakthrough? (Score 1) 400

by dave420 (#49187439) Attached to: Microsoft Convinced That Windows 10 Will Be Its Smartphone Breakthrough
You're being rather disingenuous by considering the entire globe's population rather than the population of the system being railed against. Someone making $1 a day in Africa doesn't magically make all the wealth issues in the US go away. You also magically inferred everyone's reasons for not attending the OWS events and magically made them fit your own narrative. You neglect to consider, for example, people who have to work every hour they can to survive.

Comment: Re:Should all car drivers be able to ride a horse? (Score 1) 331

by dave420 (#49187183) Attached to: Would You Need a License To Drive a Self-Driving Car?
Counter to your psychology, perhaps. Some of us don't own cars, and should we want to take a 100 mile jaunt into the mountains, we'd use public transport. I use taxis occasionally, and I never get upset that I don't have a flat-rate taxi pass, or that I don't own the taxi. I do, however, enjoy not having to pay to buy, maintain, tax & insure a car. That's pretty awesome. You are not everyone else, and everyone else is not you. Which is a good thing, as I'm sure you'll agree.

Comment: Re:Same old tired Spy V. Spy BS (Score 1) 399

by dave420 (#49187073) Attached to: White House Threatens Veto Over EPA "Secret Science" Bills
It's the "sweet spot" is it? What happens to all our crops which are not geared for that amount of CO2? And what happens to the farmers whose farmland is now no longer farmable? Should they move further north, where the soil has been scraped away by glaciation? Genius. There is so much wrong with your glib, trite post it's simply not funny.

Comment: Re:Science vs Belief. (Score 1) 399

by dave420 (#49187035) Attached to: White House Threatens Veto Over EPA "Secret Science" Bills
And you think AGW isn't real because a single low temperature was recorded. You don't really understand these "logic" and "evidence" things, do you? It's sad. Your society failed you massively - it didn't give you the tools to think rationally, but gave you the hubris to make sure you never realised that. What a mess.

Comment: Re:Why can't they fairly negotiate? (Score 1) 61

by hey! (#49184405) Attached to: SpaceX's Challenge Against Blue Origins' Patent Fails To Take Off

There was a period in the early 00's when one of the my company's manager would periodically walk through my office door and the first words out of his mouth was "I just read about this patent..." and I'd stop him right there.

"This is going to be one of those things where the extent of the filer's 'invention' was to take something people were doing with LORAN fifty years ago, cross out 'LORAN' and write in 'GPS', isn't it?"

"Well," he'd begin.

"I don't want to hear about it. It's guaranteed to be invalid on the basis of obviousness, but if they get lucky in court and I've actually read or even heard about that specific patent they'll be able to take us to the cleaners."

You'd be amazed at some of the technology patents the patent office grants. Stuff anyone who'd been a practicing engineer for more than a few months would laugh his ass off at if he were patent examiner.

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