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Comment: article got it wrong (Score 1) 884

by ctk76 (#27017111) Attached to: Why Japan Hates the iPhone
this has been covered before. iphone's not popular in japan for three reasons: 1. no video phone 2. can't pay for stuff with it. (critically important. credit cards are sooo yesterday.) 3. no TV tuner (it's not a bad feature to have) also, it doesn't help that iphone cost as much as other phones that better cater to the japanese lifestyle.

Comment: so... that shouldn't affect many people here? (Score 0, Flamebait) 496

by ctk76 (#26983353) Attached to: The Hard Upgrade Path From XP To Vista To Win 7
who's even using Windows on slashdot? only people that are affected by this are pc techs who need to "upgrade" user machines. when i was in user support, i don't remember ever upgrading an OS on them unless we were completely reimaging them. so this shouldn't matter to anyone.

Comment: gates is hated (Score 1) 293

by ctk76 (#26958729) Attached to: A Real Bill Gates Rant
because he's a nerd recognized by jocks. instead of getting wedges, he got money and fame and now the wannabes feel like he's whored and betrayed the other nerds. the nerd wannabes mistakenly believe it's the nerdiness of bill gates the world embraces. so they constantly groan and moan how they are nerdier than gates but can't get a date or get out of their parents' basements. true nerds otoh are happy just to know they've created something better than other nerds. it's not the money or recognition from the quarterbacks and cheerleaders that they crave. they're happy to be recognized by other nerds as true nerds.

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