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Comment: Re:Patents... ugh (Score 1) 59

by hairyfeet (#48667915) Attached to: De-escalating the Android Patent War

Cut the time in half, simple as that. We had need for such a long length in the old days because of how long it took to make a prototype, build a factory, get a product to market, etc but today with 3D printing and factories for hire,FPGAs and SOCs? Going from finished design to working product in hand in under a year is totally doable. So cut the time in half with the option of being extended to current but with a significant cost in the form of a yearly renewal that doubles every year to discourage patent sitting.

If one were to do this along with returning copyrights to their original 27 years? the world would be a better place and we would all be better off. Sadly with the amount of power these patents give the companies at the top? We have better odds of getting flying cars and sexbots than we do of having sanity restored to patents and copyrights.

Comment: Re:Google's acquisition of Android Inc. Q.E.D. (Score 1) 82

by hairyfeet (#48667795) Attached to: Comcast-TWC Merger Review On Hold

Read the rest of my post drinkypoo, the rumor is that AT&T is gonna bail and rip up the copper to push their insanely overpriced cellular broadband where they don't have any regulation or oversight so you'll have cable or nothing, not even dialup.

I know I personally believe the rumor as I've been told flat footed by a city worker that the only fiber being run is for cellular towers and the city had to pay a good chunk of money to get fiber run to their buildings in the center of town because AT&T simply isn't fixing or upgrading anything that isn't cellular. I was told a similar tale by a lineman, that they are being told to fix only, do NOT upgrade and he said they are catching hell if they do more than the most basic of repair. According to him the entire POTS is falling into disrepair and its been made clear that this is by design, they want out of POTS and DSL and will be pushing the DSL customers towards their expensive as hell cellular broadband.

Comment: Re:Relying on user reviews is stupid (Score 2) 88

by hairyfeet (#48667733) Attached to: TripAdvisor Fined In Italy For Fake Reviews
I still don't get why they haven't been busted for extortion. I mean "Give us money or we wreck the rep of your business by leaving these rotten (and probably fake) reviews up" sounds like a classic case of extortion to me. Replace ad with insurance and its so classic as to be cliche so WTF?

Comment: Re:Does he stand a chance? (Score 1) 161

by hairyfeet (#48665889) Attached to: 'Citizenfour' Producers Sued Over Edward Snowden Leaks

Not gonna happen because the third parties won't be allowed to debate, won't be given equal air time, and will be ignored by the MSM. You can stick your head in the sand and pretend it isn't so but there is a reason why most of the EU gets multiple parties to choose from and us only two, its because our current system is designed to give us this outcome.

From the electoral college to the lack of secondary choice the current system is designed to make launching a functional competitive third party all but impossible. If you do not believe this answer me these questions WITHOUT looking them up...what was the name of the Green Party candidate for POTUS in 2012? The Libertarian? You can't because even though those 2 parties have existed for decades as far as the system is concerned they may as well not exist. Even at the state level the number of third party wins historically have been so low as to be nonexistent, so until the system itself is changed a third party vote is just throwing your ballot in the bin...although considering how corrupt both parties are now I'm not sure if that isn't what you end up doing regardless.

Comment: Re:Google's acquisition of Android Inc. Q.E.D. (Score 1) 82

by hairyfeet (#48665869) Attached to: Comcast-TWC Merger Review On Hold

Also Android wasn't a "bad" company before being bought out and whether Google is "bad" is strictly dependent on how you feel about the whole" you are the product" bit.

Compare this to Comcast whose rep is sooo bad they changed the name to Xfinity just to lose some of the negative feelings about the brand. Never had TWC but just the fact that this will make the resulting corp a monopoly for all intents and purposes (as the DSL in most areas is subpar and if the rumor going around is true DSL is being abandoned by AT&T in all but the largest markets so they can push their insanely priced wireless broadband) should frankly give EVERYONE reason to not want this to go through. When you look at how much we pay for honestly what is subpar Internet compared with a lot of the planet (even Romania last I checked had faster speeds and even megacities like NYC and LA have speeds that are a joke compared to most of Asia and parts of Europe) what we need is MORE competition, MORE lines being run, and MORE infrastructure upgraded. As we have seen time and time again monopolies give you less because they are the only game in town, the last thing we need when we've already been robbed out of nationwide broadband once already. Do we REALLY think another supermegacorp is gonna make things BETTER than what we have now?

Comment: Re:Why dashcams? (Score 1) 93

by hairyfeet (#48649705) Attached to: Seattle Police Held Hackathon To Redact Footage From Body Cameras

And we have seen the press cannot be trusted, see how the press doxxed witness 40 or 41 that testified for the officer in the Brown case, considering we just had 2 cops in NYC killed by someone wanting to retaliate for Brown and Garner? A reasonable person would have every reason to believe the press put that witnesses life in danger.

So while we should always have the unaltered footage accessible by lawyers and grand juries there are legitimate reasons why some things shouldn't be public.

Comment: Re:people still watch that crap? (Score 1) 106

by hairyfeet (#48648167) Attached to: Behind the Scenes With the Star Trek Fan Reboot

THINK McFly THINK, she was BREASTFEEDING and guess what lactating does to a woman's breasts? If you say fill them with milk and thus make them bigger then ding ding ding, we have a winner! When they hired her the breastfeeding had her a full cup size larger and Mr Dudebro complained that her tits went down when she stopped which is why the catsuit got even tighter.

So you and the ACs can kiss my hairy behind, since it was Jeri Ryan complaining about this on one of the con interviews, sorry if I can't remember which of the bazillion it was.

Comment: Re:Not seeing the issue here (Score 4, Informative) 204

by hairyfeet (#48648057) Attached to: Judge: It's OK For Cops To Create Fake Instagram Accounts

We have a winnnar! First thing I was taught is you say FOUR WORDS and ONLY FOUR WORDS when speaking to a cop, and those are "I want my lawyer".

But sadly you are incorrect because I've had to amend that to two sets of four words because thanks to a right wing SCOTUS things that should be fricking common sense no longer are so now along with "I want my lawyer" you have to say "I am remaining silent" but sticking to those 2 sets of four words will ALWAYS be to your advantage and not sticking to them is NEVER to your advantage.

Comment: Re:people still watch that crap? (Score 1) 106

by hairyfeet (#48645041) Attached to: Behind the Scenes With the Star Trek Fan Reboot

All you have to know about Enterprise was that Rick Berman is the kind of douchebag that actually got royally pissed when Jeri Ryan's tits got smaller after the birth of her child and in retaliation had her catsuit made so damned small that she said she had trouble breathing in it.

THAT ladies and gentleman explains better than I ever could why later versions of Star Trek sucked, because the head was a fucking dudebro who cared only about tits and ass, like putting Michael Bay in charge of making the Martian Chronicles, no good can come from this.

Comment: Re:Ethics? (Score 1) 553

by hairyfeet (#48637525) Attached to: FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

Social Justice Warriors, deciding who counts based on progressive stack, Social Justice Warriors, if you don't think like us we are on the attack!

We are narcissists and Captain Planeteers, with our heads firmly up our rears, we think the world is black and white, and if you have a vag then you'e always right!

/sung to the tune of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers", be sure to post your own version when a SJWer tries to ruin a thread near you!/

What SJWers prove is that they FEAR a free market because they know the mainstream isn't gonna buy shit non-games like Depression Quest so the ONLY thing you can do is try to attack and legislate and ban that which you cannot hope to compete against. Why are you so afraid of competition? Is it you are sure your ideas are that intolerable?

We have the emails showing collusion, we have the evidence of their blacklisting those that don't tow the party line (illegal in several states, where is the investigation into this?) and we have plenty of evidence of self enrichment such as Zoe Quinn and the Gamejam that went straight to her personal checking.

They tried to compete in a free market, they failed, now they try to build rep by playing the victim card, they are the Rev Al of feminism, and you can kiss their ass all you want but in the end if you are a cishet you simply don't rank in the progressive stack, you are the enemy. But luckily for the rest of us its still a capitalist country and the free market WILL win. Kotaku is bleeding money, the viewership plummets, many of those on gamejournopro shall likely lose their jobs, it will NOT save those sites, and those that try to Rev Al feminism like AS and ZQ will have their support and opportunities dry up, see how quick EA put out a press release saying they would NOT be having anything to do with AS who had been insinuating she would consult with them.

If you are not afraid then let the market decide, we will see if your ideas are acceptable or foul. Considering both the left and right wings can agree that SJWers are narcissist whiners nobody wants anything to do with? I have a feeling we both know what the outcome of your toxic beliefs are, hence the calls for banning and attempts to silence those who don't support you.

Comment: Re:503 (Score 1) 394

by hairyfeet (#48633525) Attached to: Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites
Don't even get me started on the ass cancer that is IP V6, because what we REALLY need with the *.A.A pushing for "IP address equals a person" and Snowden showing us the level of government monitoring is a new IP address schema that doesn't support any kind of NAT and which will assign every device on the net a unique and trackable IP addresss...yeah what can possibly go wrong?

Comment: Re:Ethics? (Score 3, Interesting) 553

by hairyfeet (#48633405) Attached to: FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

This is an issue I truly believe socialists like myself and conservatives like yourself can come together on because NOBODY likes corruption, manipulation and hypocrisy and that IS ultimately what "Gamergate" is about.

Just don't label the SJWers as "radical left" okay? They have about as much to do with the left as Rev Al has in common with MLK, its about co-opting for the purpose of self enrichment, its about a handful of women who have figured out how to use the guise of feminism to put money in their bank accounts, see Zoe Quinn killing Fine Young Capitalists so she could push a "Women's GameJam" that went straight into her personal checking account, or how Anita Sarkeesian went from being a telemarketing shill to being the Andrea Dworkin of video games, at the end of the day its about stealing an idea, perverting it, and making bank off it.

But just as I wouldn't try to paint all conservatives with the same brush by saying all conservatives believe like Rand Paul that you should be able to discriminate against other races as long as its under the guise of private business, I would hope that you would afford those of us on the left that believe in safety nets for the poor and fairness in everything from taxes to political power and lump us in with those that say every ill of the world is because of white straight penis holders.

At the end of the day I think we can BOTH agree that political agendas don't belong in gaming, nor do we need a gaming media clic that is corrupt to the core and THAT is what BOTH sides need to be focusing on, the fact that you had 13 websites putting out the exact same story almost word for word within a few minutes of each other, that this very same media was covering up the fact they had both physical and financial interests in the games they were promoting, and that those with a political bent that both sides would rightly label extreme was using this podium to silence and blacklist those that did not support their agenda or at least pay lip service to their beliefs. This level of corruption simply cannot be tolerated and we in the gaming community and the Internet community in general should accept nothing less than the gamejournopro writers no longer being in gaming media and the websites they worked with going under because this level of collusion and corruption must NOT be allowed to spread, lest it taint and infect all those around it.

Comment: Re:Ethics? (Score 2, Informative) 553

by hairyfeet (#48631729) Attached to: FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

Its about corruption, about members of the gaming press having relations, both physical AND financial, with game developers they were promoting, and about a secret Google group where the supposedly "independent journalists" were given marching orders and told what to push, what to ignore, and whom to attack. When the news came out? THIRTEEN gaming sites issued THE EXACT SAME STORY about how they didn't need gamers and that gamers were "dead".

If you would like corroboration you can start with this video that provides multiple links to back what I've written up.

Its REALLY simple folks, some of the press is dirty, they are taking bribes, pushing political agendas, and while pretending to be independent they were actually running a little clic that went so far as to blacklist those that didn't "play ball" (which is illegal in several states) and when found out instead of doing what most corrupt groups do when caught, spinning and passing the buck, they went on the attack, while some of the "victims" who are accusing others of doxxing went out and shook down and doxxed fine young capitalists for money. This is ironic as many of these report to be "feminists" while fine young capitalists was an org trying to get female designed games made. instead after shutting them down one of those at the center of Gamergate pushed for a "game jam" for women with a Patreon account...that went directly into her personal checking account. They are also using the guise of "social justice" which in reality is self enrichment and hypocrisy but at the end of the day, when you strip away the "SJW" and "radical feminism" bullshit? Yep just about money, both the corruption in the press caused by and by certain women trying to use feminism the way Rev Al uses the black community. Sure you have a few in this that are so far left Karl Marx would go "Damn comrade, dial that shit back a bit" but as with so many scandals in the end? yep its about $$$

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