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Comment: Re:I'm not going to stand for this (Score 3, Insightful) 270

by iamhassi (#46780385) Attached to: Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

Not with my knees.

You're right. I'm guessing these office workers have never been waitresses or had a job requiring 8 hours of standing because if they had they would appreciate being able to sit instead of standing. Standing prolonged hours causes varicose veins and can cause knee and joint pain. Sitting just causes a fat butt. Solution is to get up and walk around every so often. Most of these office workers have regular scheduled breaks, they need to use their breaks to get up and be active.

Comment: Re:Weak? No, it is not. (Score 1) 270

by iamhassi (#46780295) Attached to: Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

A person can buy a Maserati, but i said person doesn't change the oil and let water and particulate go into the gas tank, the car will turn into garbage. The car wasn't garbage. The owner was a careless fool at best (and a f*tard at worst.)

clearly you have never owned a Maserati if you think they are not garbage.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1486

by iamhassi (#46780181) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

At the time there were limited arms (you took about 2 minutes to reload) vs able to empty a couple clips in that same amount of time, now.

Further, rifle, cannon and naval mines were about all there were. The most literal interpretation of that 2nd amendment means I could possess nuclear weapons, bacterial weapons, chemical weapons, and were I wealthy enough, my own tanks, APCs, fighter jets, bombers, etc. In short, the 2nd amendment favors the rich because they can arm themselves to the hilt, should they wish. Not very equal, is it?

Do you think weapons were free back then? Yes, if you have more money you can buy more weapons, just like back then, I'm sure the rich could buy a dozen rifles and load them all and then not have to reload, just grab another rifle and fire. Nothing has changed, but this is not the 2nd amendment's fault anymore then it's the 1st amendment's fault that the wealthy can afford TV commercials to get their free speech message across and the poor can not.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1486

by iamhassi (#46780139) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

When the constitution was ratified, the militia was the only defense that the United States had, and all able bodied men were expected to be ready to serve.

Now, whether the militia is the intent of the second amendment is a question that we have been asking for a long time now. The wording of the second amendment is not particularly clear on that.

And yes, I know that this opinion is not popular on a site as conservative as slashdot. That is why we see this as a front page story bashing the person proposing the re-examination of the second amendment.

We are "bashing" because someone wants to change the rights of the people. The Constitution is a list of rights for all the people, not certain groups, they did not mean "only a small group of people should have guns, the rest of you should not", because that gives too much power to the government which is exactly what this country was fighting at the time when the Constitution was written, another government that had too much power and did not give a voice to the people.

Comment: Re:Dumb move... (Score 1) 107

by iamhassi (#46576835) Attached to: Ouya Dropping 'Free-to-Play' Requirement

this is the best possible move for the platform. customers win when they can play great games that they feel are a reasonable price. OUYA is giving devs freedom to experiment with different ways to pay. the best games and ways to pay will float to the top. As somebody who invested a couple hundred $$ into onlive, I'm a big fan of online gaming.

Maybe, but OUYA still received $8 million in funding with the promise that "ALL GAMES FREE TO PLAY". The fact that they're going back on their promise now makes every kickstarter campaign look bad.

Whether the games are free or not is the not the reason OUYA is failing, the reasons are obvious: it doesn't play regular android games (game must be OUYA compatiable), poor controller, it's slower than modern smartphones and tablets, and when you can just plug your tablet or smartphone into your TV why buy a OUYA at all?

Comment: Re:It's not arrogant, it's correct. (Score 1) 466

by iamhassi (#46574981) Attached to: AT&T Exec Calls Netflix "Arrogant" For Expecting Net Neutrality

And yet, AT&T wants more money because they think they have the right to charge Netflix more to pass through their tollbooth.

- it's not their 'tollbooth', it's their road. On a road you can charge different rates for different types of vehicles, this is the same situation. An eighteen wheeler can cause more damage to the road that requires more maintenance than a motorcycle, this is the same thing: a movie that needs to be streamed a million times takes up much more capacity and energy and basically uses the system much more than millions of small individual requests do.

See, I even used an appropriate car analogy.

Ok, but if you charge the 18 wheeler more, how long before you decide to charge the pickup truck more? or sedan? or maybe make a special license so only 18 wheelers with your license can use the road and no one else? How long before they go after Youtube? Or Amazon Video? Or Facebook? Or Google? Or XBox Live? Anyone can make an argument that some service or website is "using more than others so you should pay more" but we're already paying for the service, we pay for the internet, what we decide to do with it is our business, whether we have unlimited or a 5gb cap or metered, if we want to use all of it for netflix instead of youtube why does that matter? Customers of these ISPs are paying for the net-neutrality already, they don't need to charge more. There will always be some website or service or something that uses a bit more than everyone else. If they start charging Netflix then they'll need to start charging Youtube, and then etc, before long they're charging every website or service that uses the internet that we're already paying for.

No other utility functions like this. The electric company doesn't say "oh you're using electricity for a air conditioner? We charge extra for air conditioners". No, they say "here is your electricity, use it as you see fit, whether it's a A/C or a dozen bitcoin servers or an electric car, we don't care how it's used, you are paying for that electricity." Internet should work the same way, they should charge us whatever they want to charge us and let us use the internet anyway we want, whether it's netflix or youtube or amazon prime.

Comment: Re: Battery life? (Score 1) 217

by iamhassi (#46550669) Attached to: Oppo's New Phone Hits 538 PPI
Lol I wish smartphones lasted 15-20 hours with normal use, or maybe it does if I don't use it for 15 hours? I'm sorry but I bought this thing to actually use it. When it can play a game and run gps software for 20 hours straight then I will be happy, until then the batteries suck. Maybe that's why nokia brick phones lasted so long, no gps or clash of clans to suck the battery dry in a few hours.

Comment: Re: Did Fluke request this? (Score 1) 653

by iamhassi (#46537823) Attached to: $30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow
After reading the article I do not agree with spark fun. Seems they knew exactly what they were doing, copying the exact look of a fluke dmm and selling it, and when they got caught they cried foul. Seriously spark fun man up and make them a different color, or did you copy fluke because you knew it would sell more dmm? I have two dmm and they're both red because the color doesn't matter unless you're trying to copy someone's trademark.

Comment: Re: Apple? (Score 1) 409

by iamhassi (#46537637) Attached to: Why Buy Microsoft Milk When the Google Cow Is Free?
Googles version of free involves harvesting every personal detail about your life from now until the end of time. They say it's just for advertising but it could be used for so much worse, and the fact that android users just hand google every email, every photo, every video, every text, every password, where they are located at all times and all of their friends and family information is very scary. If apple is doing it at least they're not trying to make a social network and making it obvious. Wanna hear really scary? Recently Facebook asked me to rate places on Facebook.... places I had been but did not tag on Facebook. Apparently I may have checked my Facebook while at that location and Facebook went ahead and silently tagged that I was at that place. Now what if Facebook shared that info with the business while I was there and the business decided to have live ads saying "hello iamhassi do you need (blank)?" Or if using google android, they could scan my recent conversations and see what items I recently said I wanted to purchase. Scary indeed, minority report is here.

Comment: Re: How are those kind of things patentable? (Score 1) 406

by iamhassi (#46462309) Attached to: Apple Demands $40 Per Samsung Phone For 5 Software Patents
True, but there were many touchscreen phones before iPhones and none had the "obvious" slide to unlock feature. I had palm and windows mobile smartphones, both had touchscreens and neither unlocked like that. I love how no one does it until Apple but once Apple started doing that it's now "obvious" and shouldn't be patentable? That's BS, apple deserves the patent and to charge for it, if they don't like it then they can continue doing things the way palm and windows mobile did, which is press the power button to wake up the screen which seems pretty obvious to me.

Comment: Re: not in use? (Score 1) 921

by iamhassi (#46364981) Attached to: Woman Attacked In San Francisco Bar For Wearing Google Glass
You are right. Google glass is like walking around with a camcorder pointing at people all the time. Even if it appeared to not be recording I do not think I would trust the user and besides who wants to answer the "are you recording me??" question you're going to hear constantly? Don't even get me started if you try to wear them in a bathroom. Google is not perfect they have had many projects fail and glass is just one of many.

Comment: Re: Fly fishermen have used this property for year (Score 2) 111

by iamhassi (#46303755) Attached to: Fishing Line As Artificial "Muscle"
I'm sure someone figured it out long ago and I'm sure fishing line has probably already been used for this purpose. This is just the first time someone was willing to swallow their pride and publish it in a scientific journal. I'm sure there are scientists and engineers out there saying "no duh" and "thanks captian obvious" to this article.

Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him. - Fyodor Dostoevski