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Comment Re:I'm curious (Score 1) 206

You're asking factual questions without doing the research, not trying to open a discussion on people's opinions. This isn't an argument, either, there's nothing to be right about or to win.

See for yourself:

The article doesn't mention a job, although I previously heard that he had started working for a web development company. That might be incorrect. It claims speaking fees are his primary source of income.

Comment Re:Break The NDA (Score 1) 360

Apple pulled the app as well. Their justification was that we had taken "actions that may hinder the performance or intended use of the App Store, B2B Program, or the Program."

A suitably vague justification from Apple. Obviously the existing app did not hinder the performance or use of the app store.

Comment Re:Won't buy from Motorola or Verizon again! (Score 1) 122

While the process to buy one is kind of a pain until the company figures out their manufacture and supply issues, look at OnePlus for your next phone. The phones are not tied to any carrier, you own them outright and they sell them dirt cheap for very low margins (hence the complete lack of spare inventory standing by for you to purchase). I have a OnePlus One that is almost a year old and it's currently running Android 5.1.1 (shipped with 4.4.4 I think) plus Cyanogenmod. The current phones are running their proprietary OxygenOS instead of CM because of licensing deals gone wrong, but I would still expect regular updates from the manufacturer regardless of carrier. Just do your research to make sure it's going to work on your carrier in your country.

Comment Re:Stagefright 2.0?? (Score 1) 122

I believe that libstagefright in Android is the module that makes it possible to see a preview of certain MMS messages. So, if someone sends me a picture, and I open the messages app, next to their name in the conversations list I see part of the picture they sent, and of course if I click on the conversation I'll see the whole thing. I believe that libstagefright is what makes that little preview in the conversation list possible. I'm not sure why the developers chose to call that library stagefright though.

Comment Re:Why would I NOT want to block some ads? (Score 1) 251

Really, this is the question Adblock Plus needs to answer.

The ad-blocking company needs to explain to you why you would want to block ads? Are you paying attention? You realize they make the ad-blocker, right?

I still don't get why this setting exists to begin with.

Did you pay them to download and install the ad-blocker? That's why it exists.

Comment Re:Hmmm ... (Score 1) 571

Everything about this article suggests some raving idiot sitting in the dark lamenting how the world won't adhere to his bullshit beliefs.

That's ridiculous. He's not sitting in the dark, he's sitting next to his car cooking and sleeping.

Not that I have a problem with anyone doing that, it just strikes me as a little strange that the entirety of his "about me" page on his site is 3 pictures of him cooking and sleeping outside, along with his name. Apparently what defines this person, other than his name, is his ability to cook and sleep outside.

Comment Re:I'm curious (Score 1) 206

Putin isn't "keeping him around", he's still in Russia because it's not legal for him to leave the country because the US canceled his travel documents. Don't get me wrong, Putin loses absolutely no sleep that Snowden is in Russia, but to even imagine that Snowden is serving the Russian government when his entire plight is due to the fact that he exposed unconstitutional illegal programs by the US government is laughable. Snowden is more a patriot to this country than someone with your view could ever be. He alerted the US population to illegal overreaches by the US government against the population, and you want to call him a pawn of Russia. You're an idiot. Someone would only do what he did if they believed they were serving the best interests of the US people first and foremost, not the interests of any government.

Comment Re:I'm curious (Score 1) 206

What is he doing in Russia?

Uh, well, he's living and working.

But how does he have a computer or food?

What are you confused about? You realize that people in Russia have access to computers and food, right? You understand that people who are sympathetic to Snowden have the ability to travel freely, right? On which point are you unclear?

Does he have a job?


Is he working for the Russian government?

There's no indication that he is. He's working for a private company.

Admittantly I haven't been following the story that closely.

"Admittantly" is not a word, and it's obvious that you haven't followed anything. But you're "just asking questions", aren't you?

Comment Re:What does the retailer need? (Score 1) 105

Judging by the commercial that shows someone putting an iPhone up to the payment reader, and nothing happening, then the clerk shakes their hand "no" and a Samsung phone replaces the iPhone and the payment gets accepted, I'm going to guess that every phone will require its own payment reader. Apparently Samsung is trying to show iPhones not working with their payment reader as a feature, according to the commercial at least.

Comment Re:House loses most staunch Democrat (Score 0) 404

We've already lost 1000 jobs shutting down a bank that made the treasury money.

Jesus Fucking Christ, we need to get that 0.0003% of the population back to work immediately or we're all doomed! Because god forbid some people working jobs that aren't needed have to find another job. Next up, let's all shed a tear for the poor coal miners. We better just keep on pumping that coal in our power plants because otherwise, holy fucking shit, those people might need to find a 21st century job. And, naturally, the #1 goal of every person in this country today is to make sure that every other person keeps their job. We must avoid change at every possible opportunity and at all cost. In fact, I think we need to fire up this nation's telegraph industry again to get all of those telegraph operators their jobs back. Imagine how great that would be for everyone!

The Wright Bothers weren't the first to fly. They were just the first not to crash.