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Comment Re:I don't understand why people worship this guy (Score 1) 579 579

K i most likely took the brilliant part too far. Let me please rephrase as a capable programmer. Either way, i don't think Bill should be worshiped. I am not a MS fan boy and obviously not an Apple fan boy. Just think that people are brain washed into this whole Apple thing and it annoys me because I think their products are over priced, locked down and nothing to go crazy over.

Comment Re:I don't understand why people worship this guy (Score 1) 579 579

"And you know this how?" http://thenewamerican.com/economy/commentary-mainmenu-43/8915-steve-jobs-charitable-contributions-he-gave-at-the-office This is why I don't believe he donated to any charities, and yea of course he could of done it secretly, but every story I have ever read about him gives me the impression he didn't.

Comment Re:I don't understand why people worship this guy (Score 1) 579 579

Yea not saying he wasn't a good at building a successful company because clearly he was. Just don't understand why people think he is any more special than any other ceo of a large company. Can you tell me who runs Exxon? Thats a pretty successful company that effects everyone on this planet and that we all depend on to keep our engines running, but no common person even has any idea of who runs Exxon.

Comment I don't understand why people worship this guy (Score 5, Insightful) 579 579

Makes no sense to me why people worship this guy. No one who ever worked with or for him really liked him. He treated people like shit. Thought the rules that we all have to follow don't apply to him. Thought he could cure cancer with herbs and diet. Yea... he was a good businessman, I will give him that. Every apple product I have ever bought has broken within a year or two, honestly i think the zune is a better product that the ipod. Speaking of Zune. Poor freaking Bill Gates. This guy is a brilliant programmer (which Steve Jobs could never do) and a businessman. And if he dies no one is going to be crying outside of best buy and putting post it notes on windows. In addition Steve Jobs ignored and denied one of his own children for the first 10 years of her life, and also never gave a cent to any charities. Bill Gates is giving away basically his entire fortune to help the less fortunate. Gates has done more for the world that Apple ever will. Yea sucks that he died, we all will die, move on.

Comment Re:Can I write this loss off in my taxes? (Score 1) 694 694

Listen dummy. I was talking about a tax write off. You don't get a write off on you sales tax, only federal tax. So even though it wasn't said it was implied. Move onto another thread. You failed on this one; its beyond your educational level and you obviously fall into the I don't pay federal taxes bracket because you don't seem to understand how the whole tax thing works.

Comment Can I write this loss off in my taxes? (Score 2) 694 694

So we have about 312,026,572 people in America, roughly 53% of them pay taxes (which is insane btw). The investment was 500 million. If my math is correct all 165,374,083 of us tax payers deserve to get a $3.02 tax write off on this bs just to stick it to the man for them making poor business decisions with our money. Boooo big gov.
Sci-Fi

Churchill Accused of Sealing UFO Files, Fearing Public Panic 615 615

Newly released secret files show that Winston Churchill ordered a cover-up of an alleged encounter between a UFO and a RAF bomber because he feared public panic. From the article: "Mr Churchill is reported to have made a declaration to the effect of the following: 'This event should be immediately classified since it would create mass panic among the general population and destroy one's belief in the Church.'"
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Dog Eats Man's Toe and Saves His Life 207 207

Have you ever been so drunk that you passed out and your dog ate your toe? I haven't either, but luckily for Michigander Jerry Douthett, he has. It turns out Jerry has type 2 diabetes and a wound on his toe had becoming dangerously infected. After a night of drinking Jerry passed out in his chair and the family dog Kiko decided to do a little doggy doctoring. From the article: "'The toe was gone,' said Douthett. 'He ate it. I mean, he must have eaten it, because we couldn't find it anywhere else in the house. I look down, there's blood all over, and my toe is gone.' [Douthett's wife] Rosee, 40, rushed her husband to the hospital where she's a gerontology nurse — Spectrum Health's Blodgett Campus. Kiko had gnawed to a point below the nail-line. When tests revealed an infection to the bone, doctors amputated what was left of the toe."
Space

Submission + - New Theory Explains Periodic Mass Extinctions

i_like_spam writes: The theory that the dinosaurs were wiped out by an asteroid impact, the K-T extinction, is well known and supported by fossil and geological evidence. Asteroid impact theory does not apply to the other fluctuations in biodiversity, however, which follow an approximate 62 million-year cycle. As reported in Science news, a new theory seems to explain periodic mass extinctions. The new theory found that oscillations in the Sun relative to the plane of the Milky Way correlate with changes in biodiversity on Earth. The researchers suggest that an increase in the exposure of Earth to extragalatic cosmic rays causes mass extinctions. Here is the original paper describing the finding.
Software

Submission + - Microsoft delays Office 2008 for Mac until mid-Jan->

i_hate_robots writes: AppleInsider is reporting that Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit (Mac BU) said Thursday that the release of Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac has been pushed back from the second half of 2007 until mid-January. The Redmond-based firm now anticipates showing a final version of the software at the Macworld trade show and conference in January, with global availability to commence in the first quarter of 2008. "This was a business decision based on the Mac BU's commitment to deliver a high-quality product," said Mac BU General Manager Craig Eisler. "Our number one priority is to deliver quality software to our customers and partners, and in order to achieve this we are shifting availability."
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