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Comment: Just more proof of what a joke our government is (Score 0) 173 173

by grimharvest (#36933958) Attached to: Researchers Expose Tracking Service That Can't Be Dodged
It's bad enough when the government invades our privacy wantonly, but they'll also let corporations do it at will. And not even over security concerns, but for revenue. Meanwhile we're all treated like suspects to a crime by one bill after another from Congress, and the collusion of the ISPs.

Comment: Prequels vs. OT (Score 1) 325 325

by grimharvest (#36903262) Attached to: Lucas Loses Star Wars Stormtrooper Copyright Case
Some of you just plain take movies too seriously, instead of enjoying them for what they are, light entertainment. This especially goes for SW. Always I see this in SW threads, "the OT was amazing, the Prequels sucked." Jesus Christ, people. The dialogue was just as bad in the OT as in the prequels ie "traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy". The ewoks were no more a brilliant concept than Jar-Jar (who was put in for the kids, and the kids actually liked him even if the voice was annoying). The lightsaber battles were infinitely better in the prequels, and the blaster fights were about the same. There was no Harrison Ford in the prequels, and Jedi characters are always going to be largely dry and tasteless. Then again, there was no brother and sister kissing each other in the prequels either. Honestly, you tolerated all the shortcomings in the OT that film critics would point out and forgave them, but when they repeated it in the prequels, THEN you were bitching about it. Lucas is a lousy director and writer, but he was consistent through all six movies. Why are so many of you so unable to see that? With action films, you really need to leave the critic thing at home. This ain't Shakespeare on the stage.

Comment: Re:Lennart bashing again? (Score 1) 460 460

by grimharvest (#36785946) Attached to: Lennart Poettering: BSD Isn't Relevant Anymore
"Yes, I don't think BSD is really too relevant anymore, and I think that this implied requirement for compatibility with those systems when somebody hacks software for the free desktop or ecosystem is a burden, and holds us back for little benefit. " You think snide remarks like this should earn him kudos? Of course, BSD users are going to take exception to this.

Comment: Blame psychiatrists (Score 1) 542 542

by grimharvest (#36785792) Attached to: Mass Psychosis In the USA?
Who insist on charging prices that nobody but the rich can afford, so that they can buy their mansions, Jaguars, yachts, etc. Up to $600 an hour or more for him to ask you some obvious questions, and you to do all the work. So instead, go to a clinic, get your pills, and on your way. The same problem with the entire healthcare industry. They're apparently never rich enough, and are really not concerned with helping people, despite the Oath.

Comment: Re:Time for some form letters. (Score 1) 219 219

by grimharvest (#36690956) Attached to: Media Companies Create Copyright Enforcement Framework
As if it actually did WORK. Unless of course "work" consists of being bought and paid for by lobbyists to do their bidding. These are the same people who almost have to be held at gunpoint just to get the budget done, and this supposed to be their number one priority. Then again their might be a basketball game going on in the gym, or the Capitol Steps might need somebody to sit in for a session.

Comment: Why some ask (Score 1) 448 448

by grimharvest (#26823823) Attached to: BeOS Successor Haiku Keeps the Faith
Another reason, and maybe the overriding one, would be that the BeOS community practically demands it. Quite a few people kept using BeOS 5 Pro, BeosMax and even PhosphurOS even though they were outdated. Be went out of business years ago, and while many switched to other operating systems, a lot of people still used it and gathered at sites like BeBits. People still were developing apps and drivers for it. Call it what you will, but the enthusiasm for this "dead" OS just never quit.

An egghead is one who stands firmly on both feet, in mid-air, on both sides of an issue. -- Homer Ferguson