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Comment: Re:Seems he has more of a clue (Score 1) 697

by ilsaloving (#49580955) Attached to: Pope Attacked By Climate Change Skeptics

All fair points. And also don't forget about the ridiculous bailout the Democrats gave Wall Street too. They should have been put in jail, not given a free ride.

It's really distressing. The choices are basically, do you want a lubricated glove (Democrats), or a chainsaw (Republicans). But you still need to bend over regardless.

Only reason I lean towards the Democrats, is that there is at least a theoretical chance that a good person may make it to the top, like Elizabeth Warren or that other guy that recently threw his hat in (I forget his name now...). With the Republicans, it's very clear they will do everything they can as quickly as they can, to make sure world burns and force their messiah to come down a toast gold-plated marshmallows on the world's charred remains.

Comment: Re:Seems he has more of a clue (Score 1, Troll) 697

by ilsaloving (#49578197) Attached to: Pope Attacked By Climate Change Skeptics

Actually, there have been several studies that demonstrate that republicans go out of their way to spread disinformation. For example, people who watch Fox News know *less* about current events that people who don't watch any news programs at all.

Googling for 'conservative stupid study' will give you article after article

The thing is, it's not about whether Democrats are good and Republicans are bad. Everyone seems to be under this assumption that Democrats=liberal and Republicans=conservative. In actuality, Democrats=center leaning conservatives, and Republicans=psycho theocrats that make Mahmoud Ahmadinejad look rational.

The Democrats most closely correlate with the conservatives of the 60s-80s. They're hardly perfect, and they have their own moments of self-serving garbage. But Republicans? They actively *scare* me. They are hell bent on persecuting everything that isn't white, male, and rich, and heterosexual. And that persecution goes up exponentially as you take away more of those elements. They have not only consistently voted against *anything* that would help the average American, but they have repealed existing laws that help, especially when it comes to womens rights.

As one example: The Democrats implemented one of the single most important pieces of legislation that helps fix the horrific mess that is the US health care system. It has been clearly demonstrated now that not only do many Americans now have access to health care that they didn't have access to before, but it has decreased overall health care costs. The Republicans have been trying, and continue to try, to repeal the ACA for no logical reason whatsoever.

Republicans are railing against Obama for *not* being enough of a war-monger. They collectively deny basic science like evolution. The list just goes on and on. It's not that Democrats are good. It's that the Republicans are *insane*.

Comment: Re:systemd is a bad joke (Score 1) 487

by ilsaloving (#49551445) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Released, First Version To Feature systemd

I see that I've been modded troll for asking a legitimate question.

I think says more about systemd haters than it does about me.

Maybe if those of you who hate systemd spent less time frothing at the mouth, and more time giving genuine, practical arguments, then maybe the distro people would take you more seriously.

And then you people wonder why systemd is taking the world by storm, despite your angry chest-beating.

Comment: How is Apple even to blame? (Score 1) 325

by ilsaloving (#49487621) Attached to: LA Schools Seeking Refund Over Botched iPad Plan

The article very clearly states that their issues involve poorly written software by Pearson, and the school itself apparently didn't have any idea how to configure the iPads with a secure configuration.

I'm also willing to bet that Pearson did a bad job because they were mismanaged by the school, with requirements being written on cocktail napkins and whatnot.

Comment: People have only themselves to blame (Score 1) 153

"A given examples is Madden '09, which had its"

And nothing of value was lost.

Seriously, games should have thought of this before buying these asnine games that force you to log into some ephimeral DRM network just to let you play.

At this point I have written off almost all major game manufacturers cause of this crap. If I can't play a game offline, then I don't get that game (unless it's 90% discounted on steam, then *maybe*)

I remember being really excited about Starcraft 2, until I found out that the single-player mode is basically one big tutorial sessions, they stripped out local LAN plan, and you have to log into battlenet just to play the game. They did similar with Diablo 3. My interest instantly evaporated and I've basically written Blizzard off because of this nonsense.

EA is another fantastic example. Maxis is now a dead brand cause EA screwed things up so utterly badly. The only reason I can think of that EA is still in business, is because they've managed to tap the demographic of emotionally stunted males with self-esteem and co-dependency issues.

If you look around, we now have a new renessance of indy developers making all sorts of amazing games. There's a reason for that..... they make games without bullshit attached. I can only hope that this trend accelerates and that the existing big box publishers go bankrupt.

Comment: Re:Saudi Arabia, etc. (Score 1) 653

by ilsaloving (#49414583) Attached to: Carly Fiorina Calls Apple's Tim Cook a 'Hypocrite' On Gay Rights

Belief in a goal and the ability to realize that goal are two completely different things. Apple has the power to influence Indiana. Apple does not have the power to influence other countries without risking financial destruction in that country, as Google had unfortunately demonstrated in China.

Comment: Obvious bullshit statement (Score 4, Interesting) 45

The statement is obviously bullshit, but the question then is, "What is the real reason?"

Possibilities include:
1. Everyone is buying Windows Kinect because it's fun to hack around with, but very little of that is translating into stuff they can make money from. Kinda like the way Sony removed Linux support from the PS3 because people were buying PS3s, putting Linux on them, and then not buying games.
2. Some Microsoft exec saw how Apple is outshining everyone else, and people are continuing to buy Apple stuff despite them restricting all their products, and thought that Microsoft needs to get in on that action.
3. The different products are actually virtually equivalent except for the adapter, so it doesn't make sense to have two different lines. But if that was true, why wouldn't they just come out and say that? (Note, this isn't mutually exclusive from #2)
4. Some other reason I can't think of?

Machines certainly can solve problems, store information, correlate, and play games -- but not with pleasure. -- Leo Rosten