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Comment: Re:original used non-union actors (Score 1) 360 360

Also, seriously slashdot? An n with a tilde becomes "Ãf±"(which is A~+- as 2 characters, apparently the fuckitude of /. has infinite recursion of shittiness)?(ironically the A in that does have a tilde on it) I guess the /. version of what I was trying to say was "Sen~or Spielbergo". I leave moving the tilde to the top of the n as an exercise for the reader.

Comment: Re:I still don't know why ... (Score 1) 86 86

Although oddly enough they seem to retain most of their value(probably as collectors items).... My friend and I decided one day we were going to search the used game stores in Tokyo's Akihabara district to find a Pippin, and if it was affordable buy one. We eventually did find one, but it was 70,000 yen(about $800 or so back then, about $600 now), Needless to say we didn't buy it.

Comment: Re:Wired article wheel fire (Score 1) 208 208

Yes but an important difference between MH 370 and Helios was that with Helios the autopilot kept the plane on it's chartered course(it ran out of fuel circling the Athens airport). MH 370 not only diverted course, it diverted in a very peculiar fashion, seeming aimed to keep out of reach of radar. That hardly seems like it was done accidentally, and I doubt the autopilot would have picked such a course if the pilots were incapacitated.

Comment: Re:At last... (Score 1) 114 114

Eh, Steve wasn't so much an innovator as a man with implacable tastes who really knew how to get his way. THAT is really what led Apple down the path to where it is today. Steve would have never ever accepted something as buggy as OS X right now without screaming at people and ripping their heads off. Tim Cook just seems to think that software quality really isn't that important.

Comment: Re:At last... (Score 3, Insightful) 114 114

It's not just their upgrade...they seem to really want to replicate Microsoft in its heyday, huge company, really shitty software. They managed to fuck up DNS on OS X....how the fuck do you fuck up something as critical and (relatively) simple and stable as DNS?

Comment: Re:C++ is the only logically option (Score 3, Insightful) 407 407

Which is actually kind of sad, as an object oriented superset of C Objective-C is much much better than C++(for starters it's an actual superset of C, unlike C++). However it never gained any traction outside of the Apple ecosystem.

Comment: Re:Whinging about free press... (Score 1) 533 533

Hypocrisy is ok as long as you have your sky friend and his child molester(Mohammed was quite proud about banging a 9 year old... "9 year olds Dude") on your side. Didn't you know that the Magical Sky Friend chose these people, but refuses to help out because he is too busy making sure these people follow all the magical sky friend's arcane rules, or else the magical sky friend has a big sad.

Comment: Re:We need to stop with the censorship already (Score 1) 533 533

They can't, because they force all their children to spend all their time memorizing the arcane rules of their sky friend. They fail to see the hypocrisy in constantly decrying the west meanwhile using all of it's technology. Either that or they feel themselves superior and thus they are "owed" technology on account that they are better friends with their sky friend and his child molester messenger.

Comment: Re:This is hilarious... (Score 1) 270 270

Protectionism is also a huge factor, China constantly decries other countries as being "protectionist", meanwhile they are one of the most protectionist countries on the planet. The spying just gives them another excuse to claim that they aren't *REALLY* violating WTO rules, they are just protecting themselves(if the spying thing hadn't come up, some other excuse would have)

In practice, failures in system development, like unemployment in Russia, happens a lot despite official propaganda to the contrary. -- Paul Licker