I wonder if they bust OTHER hate groups, like the mosques that preach hate, or the other "* Power" groups? Wanna bet the answer is no?
You see THIS is the problem I have with so called "hate crimes" (like someone is gonna bash your head in because they like you) is because you ALWAYS seem to end up with "protected classes" and "acceptable racism", for examples see black power versus white power (Protip: Both are run by racists that incite violence) or how the Muslims in this country can burn bibles and American flags all day but that preacher said he was gonna burn a koran and got thrown in jail.
Either the law is the law, equal for all, or its just so much politically correct farce and sadly more and more in the west the law has become the latter,with certain groups being ignored when they are racists while others are punished. If racism is wrong then its wrong across the board, all this politically correct bullshit does is make old hatreds fester and give the racists plenty of recruitment fodder.
You are close to the reason but as a retailer I'll tell ya what is REALLY going on.
Its really VERY simple and the reason PC sales have flatlined is NOT folks suddenly going to sailphones, not replacing their PCs with tablets, the really truly true reason why PC sales have stopped? PCs went from "good enough" to insanely overpowered and now even the bottom of the line PC is overkill for Joe and Jane Average. I mean look at the specs of the bottom of the line I was selling FIVE years ago....Phenom or Athlon X3 with 4Gb of RAM and 500Gb hdd. Now how many folks are gonna be able to max that out? Hell I paired an Athlon X3 (unlocked to a Phenom II X4) with an HD7790 and my youngest is playing all the latest shooters on it!
So THAT, that right there, is the problem. Software simply didn't keep up with the incredible advances in hardware and now most PCs spend a good 60%+ of their lives in idle. Its no wonder why AMD and Intel aren't really working on releasing new chips, why should they, when the ones they release now are so insanely badass? hell I can put together a hexacore loaded to the gills and slap it in a customer's hands for less than $500!
Not to mention those that have the money to buy such cars? Tend to be rich arrogant douchebags who don't have any damned sense!
Sorry folks but sometimes stereotypes are true and "rich arrogant prick with daddy's money" is sadly all too true. I mean there is a reason why most racing teams aren't owned by the drivers, often skill and money don't go hand in hand! I live next to a college where a lot of "richie rich" types go and it never fails, we end up scraping rich kids and their overpowered toys off of trees and overpasses every year. If we are lucky they ONLY kill themselves, if not? Well the family writes a big fat check and makes the problem go away.
I mean look at Walker, whom it was reported had one of these cars (although he wasn't driving that day) in his garage.....he's a fucking ACTOR who PLAYED a race car driver folks! Anybody here thinks he really had the skills to handle one of these monsters if it started getting away from him? Show of hands?...Thought so.
So I'm all for a true free market so if they want to sell these? Fine and dandy.....they should have to pass a course showing they can handle the thing at the speeds these are designed for! Many on the left want proof you have taken a gun course before you can own a gun, how is this any different? You can do a HELL of a lot more damage with a couple of tons hurdling at 180 MPH+ than you can with a revolver and these monsters are DESIGNED to be run at insane speeds, they handle like shit at low speeds.
Look, back in the day I owned my fair share of hot rodded muscle cars so....I get the appeal, okay? Just like the pocket rocket bikes they are fun to drive. But I was lucky enough that there is a large flat abandoned piece of highway nearby that you can see for miles and miles on so its pretty safe for hot rodders, most places have too much traffic to let a monster off the chain. If they are gonna sell these race cars as street cars at least make 'em show they can handle the thing, okay? I really don't think that is too much to ask when you could easily wipe out an entire family with one bad curve.
Actually the reason why boycotts never work against the *.A.As is that they use "PPT Math" which means they always win. Let me give an example..
Evil corp, lets call them FNJ, has an artist, lets say Titney Steers is her name, that sold X amount last year. So the PHBs come up with a PPT that shows that if they sold X last year thanks to their incredible "shit don't stink(TM)" ad campaign then album Y MUST sell X*Y...if it don't? why its teh evil piratez and they take the PPT to their congress whores and gets more draconian laws and copyright extensions, its a win/win for them!
So you see if every single person on the planet outright refused to so much as listen to Titney Steers new "I'm a big skanky Ho" single they would just get more laws, maybe if they bribed enough even a "too big to fail" bailout, so they CAN NOT LOSE no matter which way they go!
I bring citations, you bring bullshit so step up or STFU. as for Torvalds, you mean the same guy that acts like a spoiled 14 year old halo player and who has kept a 40+ year old driver model because of politics?
Yeah i know EXACTLY who he is, he is the guy that has been holding Linux back this past decade. I'll say of Linus what RMS said of Jobs "I won't be glad he's dead but I'll be glad he's gone" and in my case DAMN glad he's gone, maybe some actual innovation and progress will happen at the kernel level instead of a bunch of old farts holding everything back and running everyone not their age off.
Well I've had to work on some of those "poor man's RTOS" and they all required ISA as they were being used to drive CNCs and other automation through specialized ISA boards. There is a lumber company that right now is using my very first gaming PC (a 100MHz Pentium I with 32Mb and a 2Gb HDD) as a lathe controller using ISA and the reason why they paid out the behind to have me throw them my old gear (this was in 06) was the simple facts that 1.- The company that built the lathe went out of business over a decade ago, and 2.- A replacement would cost north of $100K.
But that STILL don't explain WTF this is for! Like I said no ISA makes it a non starter for the legacy control systems, if they strictly want a tiny embeded the ARM units are better supported and if all they want is something to run some legacy Windows crap the AMD Bobcat has hardware VM and runs rings around that system....so who in the hell is buying 300Mhz PIIs and for what?
Two names...Cliff Burton and Lars Ulrich. Cliff was the one that bitchslapped the rest of the guys in line and while they were able to stay true to the band for a few albums after that once Lars became band leader over Hetfield (who was having a well publicized battle with the bottle) things went to shit. Lars has always been a greedy little shit, you watch the early interviews and you can practically see dollar signs in his eyes when he talks about making it big.
Frankly I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall for the "new direction" meetings as I really wouldn't be surprised if Lars broke out charts and focus groups. That is why I really wasn't surprised when Newsted bailed, what amazed me was he lasted as long as he did as he went from being in Cliff's shoes to backing something that would sound at home on the van tours, bleech.
Its no different than Rush. To non fans its all "prog rock" but listen to the first album followed by 2112 and Moving Pictures and then A Show Of Hands/Roll The Bones finishing up with Clockwork Angels? You can see how the band has shifted in flavor and tone over the years.
The REAL title of TFA should be "Record labels fuck bands that fans keep alive, News At 11" because lets face it the bands haven't been making shit on the albums since the days of Little Richard, its the live shows that most bands earn their daily bread and maiden gives a big bang for the buck. the reason why so many of these new acts scream about piracy is because they CAN'T DO IT LIVE, I mean God fucking forbid the power go out on the autotune with a LOT of these new singers or they would sound like cats in a blender! And while its true that Maiden puts on a big show frankly they could walk on ANY stage and slaughter, those guys are badass musicians that don't need tricks and it shows.
Linux is a broken mes (feel free to ask for citations or type "Linux broken (insert drivers, Pulse, X, wireless)" into the search engine of your choice) and OSX requires new hardware every couple of years as their length of support is frankly a joke.
Meanwhile I have more systems than I can count out in the field that went from XP to 7 with ZERO issues, the oldest being a circa 2005 3GHz P4 with 1.5Gb of RAM, runs Win 7 just fine. This system has run Win 7 since RTM and before that WinXP X64 again with no issues.
Ya know if you weren't a raging fanboi I'd tell you to try a version of Windows that isn't from the stone ages but its obvious you haven't used windows since XP RTM so why waste my time? Enjoy your forum hunts and "open up bash and type but the rest of the free world has better shit to do than spend our time fixing Torvalds fuckups. The article we had the other day talking about how nobody wanted to work on the kernel and the devs were getting ancient was a telling one, just shows how toxic Linux development has become. maybe when Torvalds passes google will just take the whole thing private and make something decent, until then there is a reason why MSFT can put out the most hated version since MS Bob and get more users in the first month than Linux has gotten in 20 years and that is because it "just works" which is a hell of a lot more than can be said for Torvalds plaything.
Better yet get rid of an OS that is now FOUR versions behind, how about that?
When XP came out the average PC was a P3 of less than a GHz and 128Mb - 256Mb of RAM. You were just starting to see 512Mb machines but like the GHz systems they were pretty damned expensive. Yes XP is THAT old.
I mean we'd laugh and think somebody was nuts if they were running Android 1.0, or OS 9 right? So why would we think someone was any less nuts for running a 12 year old OS four versions behind? Because MSFT puts out patches? Those patches won't magically get rid of the brain dead ideas baked into XP like always running as admin being the default state,or how little thought had been put into the Internet being a threat, hell they didn't have the firewall on by default until SP2!
So just let the damned thing die already, okay? If you are too cheap or too poor to let go of that ancient POS that won't run any newer Windows you can grab one of dozen of distros for nothing, but XP really needs to join win9X in OS heaven. Like Win2K before it it was great in its time but that time has past folks.
Bullshit. Your post would be true if Id gave Quake 5 as GPL right out the gate but they will NEVER EVER in a million years do that, why? Because they would lose their ass, that's why.
Giving away something you've already squeezed the last cent of profit out of is NOT "supporting the GPL", its a publicity stunt, no different than Pumpkin Studios throwing their Warzone 2100 out there after the company went tits up.
BTW did you notice how laughably pathetic the quality of anything the community made with Q3 is? Again it shows that with zero chance of profit all you will get is strictly amateur hour hobbyists. To this day all you get are badly skinned versions of the same DM/CTF Q3 Arena bullshit. The community has had it for ages and haven't even come up with a single original thought, not one.
Ooookay, then explain EXACTLY how I'm supposed to make money when somebody can give away my work for free and there ain't a damned thing I can do about it?
It is THIS, this right here that has made Liunux on the desktop a non starter, as there is ZERO way for anybody to make dime on the desktop. Just ask Canonical how much money they have lost of Shuttleworth's with pretty much zero chance of ever getting into the black. After all why would anybody give a dime for Ubuntu when they can have every. single. bit. of work canonical does for free with mint or any of the other derivatives? Not to mention the whole "busted shitter" problem where major bugs last for years because nobody is being paid to fix them.
The GPL works in servers because the money isn't in the software, its in hosting and hardware. it works in embedded because Google is able to make money from ads (and they refuse to go near GPL V3 as they lock down more and more of Android) but just as you will NEVER in a million years see a triple A video game that is GPL so too will Linux go nowhere on the desktop thanks to GPL.
Its just too bad that the community continues to hang onto a mistaken belief that because a license works in ONE place it will work in ALL places. At the end of the day the ONLY places where the GPL can work is if your business can fall under the "blessed three" model of 1.-Selling support/services, 2.- Selling hardware, 2.- The tin cup begging model. If your business can't get enough capital to function using one of those three, like videogames or desktops? Well there is a reason why Jobs took BSD and built an empire and Shuttleworth took Linux and just bled his bank account for his trouble.
Well friend that is what isn't making a shitting lick of sense when it comes to this either. After all if all they care about is microcontrollers? the ARM systems are a LOT, we are talking several orders of magnitude better supported here and if its for some legacy crap program? Well DOSBox runs just fine on ARM and would probably run better than on a CPU that was out of date a dozen years ago.
Hell these don't even have ISA board support which is the only place I've ran into a need for ancient computing solutions, everything else? You could run a good 2 or 3 VMs of DOS on that Bobcat board so to me this is a solution in search of a problem that hasn't existed since the mid 00s. Even that mini Atom board Intel put out last year would run rings around a 300MHz 486.
Actually those are REALLY easy to spot and are easy to tell when compared to say somebody like me who is just opinionated. So allow old Hairy to explain in a few easy steps "How you too can spot the Shill"
1.- Look at the account history, do they only post on articles by a single company? this used to be the easiest way to spot the shill but the corps got wise to it and started having their shills do more AC posting. yet another reason to ban AC posts I say.
2.- A shill account will have nearly every post be "on message" and be either pumping up the target of the shilling or nailing that company's rivals. For an example if a poster ONLY writes glowing posts for company X and shits on company Y? Probably a shill.
3.- The easiest "tell" of the shill, the language. Shills get "talking points" from the corps that they need to incorporate to get paid and since those points are written by marketing? Total buzzword bingo. You'll see words like "synergy" and phrases like "user experience" and "positive flow". Basically the kind of shit you'd hear in some mid level PHB board meeting, which is frankly unlike anyone who isn't in marketing would talk.
So there ya go, with these 3 simple tells you too can play "Spot the Shill" and get close to 90% accuracy. Why not 100%? Because its damned hard sometimes to tell the difference between a shill and a rabid fanboy, but usually the fanboy will get their panties twisted enough and put enough passion in the post to spot them over a shill who is merely making a living. For an example look up the