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Comment: It seems they really want to annoy their customers (Score 1) 54

by hyades1 (#47812987) Attached to: Google Serves Old Search Page To Old Browsers

I've already mostly given up on Google for images, because as a resident of North America, I can't completely disable "Safe Search".

I don't spend a lot of time looking for pron, but neither do I want my search engine eliminating some results because there might be a stray breast in the background of images I'd want to see.

TFA indicates there's a lot of problems with what they're serving to people using older browsers...it's much more than just a reversion to the old Google search page (which I loved, by the way).

Looks like I'd better start looking for a new default search engine, because I have no intention of moving past Firefox 22, thanks to that insane new interface they're cramming down people's throat.

Comment: Big Surprise (Score 2) 513

by hyades1 (#47798633) Attached to: Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards"

The Imams decided Gutenberg's printing press was off limits, because (you have to know how the press worked...stamping, essentially) printing the prophet's words on one would be equivalent of punching him in the face.

And ever since, Muslims have been spiraling downward into a pit of ignorance and fanaticism. There was a time when they were the flower of human civilization. That time has passed. Ours will, too, if we continue to allow superstitious morons to dictate our social and educational policiies.

Comment: Every other answer is worse (Score 5, Insightful) 391

by hyades1 (#47726937) Attached to: UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

The video should be published. James Foley knew the decisions he was making put him in danger. He walked in with his eyes open, having decided that his photographs could tell the story of average people caught up in the evil going on around them...and that they were worth the risk.

The only thing worse than the murderous pieces of excrement who killed him are the fascist bastards in bespoke suits who want to use his death as an excuse to turn our freedom-loving countries into the same kind of totalitarian state ISIS is trying to create.

Fuck them. They're as bad as the terrorists.

We need to decide: is our freedom worth the price of a few successful terrorist attacks, or should we simply open the door wide to Big Brother, and invite him in for a permanent visit.

Comment: Re:Looks like some editorializing by the submitter (Score 1) 89

by hyades1 (#47713177) Attached to: Blackberry Moves Non-Handset Divisions Into New Business Unit

Quit trying to change the subject. You attempted to use the CBC, which has a decent reputation for reporting tech intelligently and without bias, to lend spurious legitimacy to your own deceitful, misleading summary.

And quit repeating Levi's comment as though your original summary didn't misrepresent what he said.

I don't know what your issue is with Blackberry, and I couldn't care less. What I DO care about is that you're a liar who attempted to deceive Slashdot readers. I hope the people running the site ensure that any future posts by you are carefully audited for deceitful and misleading content.

Now quit wasting my time.

Comment: Re:Looks like some editorializing by the submitter (Score 1) 89

by hyades1 (#47701335) Attached to: Blackberry Moves Non-Handset Divisions Into New Business Unit

Please stay with the subject. Due to some unusual circumstances, I personally heard and read everything CBC reported on Blackberry yesterday. Your summary of what THEY said was not just inaccurate, it was deceitfully inaccurate.

You can thrash around all you want. The fact remains: you attempted to mislead members of this community. I have no idea why, and I couldn't care less. You are dishonest. Any further submissions by you should receive close scrutiny by Slashdot's editors.

Comment: Re:Yes BarbaraHudson is an absolute idiot (Score 2) 89

by hyades1 (#47701083) Attached to: Blackberry Moves Non-Handset Divisions Into New Business Unit

Thanks for that. I'm not used to seeing Slashdot submitters who are outright liars.

The thing is, I happened to be home today, so I heard everything CBC had to say about this story, and I read what they put up on their site, too. Sock Puppet BarbaraHudson's summary simply did not match what was reported. It did, however, bear a close enough resemblance to make it obvious the deception was not accidental.

Comment: Re:Looks like some editorializing by the submitter (Score 1) 89

by hyades1 (#47701047) Attached to: Blackberry Moves Non-Handset Divisions Into New Business Unit

Thank you, my friend. As I noted in my original post, I'm no Blackberry fanboi. But I suspect a lot of the hatred coming from trolls on just about every tech site you can find has more to do with interested parties trying to drive down the company's value than from honest criticism.

Comment: Re:Looks like some editorializing by the submitter (Score 4, Insightful) 89

by hyades1 (#47700023) Attached to: Blackberry Moves Non-Handset Divisions Into New Business Unit

The summary is inaccurate from the first sentence on. There's a difference between "shifting focus" and "abandoning the market", even in the euphemistic language of business PR types. And the transition Levy was talking about was to a focus on business applications and away from general public, except in certain markets.

Comment: Looks like some editorializing by the submitter (Score 4, Insightful) 89

by hyades1 (#47699835) Attached to: Blackberry Moves Non-Handset Divisions Into New Business Unit

I read TFA, and saw nothing about Blackberry supposedly trying to spin a screw-up as anything else. And I heard one of CBC's tech people discuss this move on CBC Radio 1 today. Again, there was nothing about Blackberry throwing in the towel, even on its handsets. In fact, the new one was reported to be garnering a fair bit of positive feedback. I have no idea whether that's true or not, but that is what was reported on CBC.

I'm not a Blackberry fanboi by any stretch of the imagination, in fact, my current and former phones are Samsung, but the summary offered above is dishonest...plain and simple.

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