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Comment: Re:Maybe a Mini (Score -1, Troll) 344

by aristotle-dude (#48162277) Attached to: Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

The iMac Retina... no. Besides not wanting to spend that much now, I'd hold off on a first generation rig like that.

Rig? Are you in the wrong forum? We are not talking about trucks here. Oh, wait, you want to try to make your gaming/facekbooking/drawing computer sound tough and industrial? Is that like how slashdotter like to call their tech jobs their "trade"? Sorry but the software industry is not a "trade". We are not blue collar but rather white collar and we do not earn a "wage" but rather a salary.

Comment: Hypocrisy (Score 1) 367

Peta actually hate and kill animals they "rescue".
Peoples Democratic Republic countries are neither run for the people or democratic.
Democrat parties are not very democratic.
Libertarians seem to want a lot of laws enshrining "gay" rights for some reason.
Progressives are not very progressive as they seem to hate free speech, protection of individuals rights of those they disagree with and seem disinterested in the needs of the poor and homeless.
Small "l" liberals are not willing to standup for values such as democracy, freedom of speech, freedom from being killed for being the wrong gender or religion when the perpetrators are muslim and start accusing those who do speak out as "racist" when Islam is a religion and not a race.

Comment: Re:30 year wars aren't wars (Score 1) 424

by aristotle-dude (#48100389) Attached to: Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

Now, now, no need to get snippy. I didn't say the muslims were right, only that the crusades should be considered a war. The war you speak of was back many centuries prior when the Rashidun Caliphate wrested control of the area from the Byzantine Empire. Ancient history and very bloody but I"m having a problem with the "100's of millions" thing. Very strong exageration that is.

Why don't you go back in time and tell that to the christians and Jews in Africa, Asia Minor and the Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhi in countries east of Iran who were killed by the Muslim Crusaders.

Comment: Re:30 year wars aren't wars (Score 2) 424

by aristotle-dude (#48078163) Attached to: Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

Well that's like saying the Crusades weren't wars.

Right and the slaughter of 100's of millions by the Muslims for centuries preceding the Christian crusades were not crusades? Maybe they weren't, after all the crusades were about taking territory back whereas what the muslims did were about converting others to islam or killing them if they refused. The Caliphate was the ISIL of that day.

Comment: Re: So many idiots... (Score 1) 206

by aristotle-dude (#47969745) Attached to: Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

They have to do with the fact they are laughing at all the I-sheep .

Enjoy throwing away your android phone once a new one comes out with an incremental improvement because you are not going to have anyone wanting to buy your used Android. iPhones, however, retain a great deal of resale value.

Comment: Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (Score 1) 324

by aristotle-dude (#47948691) Attached to: Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

The CRTC is in the pockets of companies that don't like netflix, aka cable companies.

Fire the CRTC from the top to the bottom. If they are having their salaries paid for by taxpayers but are not looking out for their interests then let them go work directly for the cable companies instead.

Comment: Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (Score 1) 324

by aristotle-dude (#47948651) Attached to: Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

why does anyone other than netflix need to know who their customers are?

Why does a government regulatory body need to know who your customers are? Are you kidding?

No, we are not kidding. Tell us why bureaucrats, who are paid for by tax payer dollars need to know anything. I want to know who is being bribed and by who so I can both demand that the official be fired immediately and so that we can demand that the bribers can be brought up on bribery charges.

Comment: Re:The US already had this power for a long time (Score 2) 241

by aristotle-dude (#47948135) Attached to: Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet

Except they don't. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R...

Not all root servers are in the US. Not all root servers are controlled by US companies/government agencies. And there is nothing preventing a cut of potion of the Internet/group of ISPs to route any or all of the these IPs to their own DNS servers.

The still control the majority of the routing. They can cripple the internet any time they want and they can get their loyal partners in europe to follow suit.

Comment: The US already had this power for a long time (Score 3, Informative) 241

by aristotle-dude (#47947845) Attached to: Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet
They control all of the root traffic across the internet so they could not only shut down the entire internet but close off the US portion of the internet anytime they wanted. In fact, I believe there was a similar story about Obama wanting to be sure that he could "shutdown" the internet in an emergency.

Comment: Re:What about other devices? (Score 1) 421

by aristotle-dude (#47892021) Attached to: Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy

If it's really free, can I download and install it legally on my assembled PC?

Do you normally advocate violating license terms of a GPL product? Do you advocate lying to obtain an educational license of a product? Do you advocate lying to get an open source developer license of a development tool for free? The terms of the license are that you get OS X for free but you must use it on a mac. Why is it so hard for you to understand? They don't want to sell another version for OEMs to put on generic hardware and that it their choice as copyright holders how their software should be licensed.

Comment: Re:How does MS get away with it in the US? (Score 1) 421

by aristotle-dude (#47891469) Attached to: Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy

Can't wait until the tie in between OS and hardware for Macs is shut down too. Being able to use MacOSX on any x86 compatible computer or buying able to buy a macbook without the OS (and don't give me the "Apple give away the OS!" crap, its value is baked in into the hardware, its just indirect...).

We wouldn't want any double standard here!

OS X is free as in beer if you have a mac and meet the minimum hardware requirements. The requirement for mac hardware is in the license. Are you here to tell us that you think the GPL terms should be ignored because you don't like them?

Reference the NULL within NULL, it is the gateway to all wizardry.

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