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Comment: Re:As much as I hate M$.... (Score 1) 650

Speaking as an IT support business owner: you're off base on all counts.

XP users are generally boxed in. Most of them already have newer computers, but can't ditch the old XP box because it cant be replaced or costs too much to replace.

Windows 8 is not an "upgrade" to anything. I spend a lot of time helping people get their hands on Win7 boxen.

Copiers don't have compatibility issues with new paper and toner, extrememly weak analogy.

You don't seem to understand how OEM licensing and activation codes work. OEM licenses activating automatically is not the same as a free copy.

Comment: virtual solution (at least in part) (Score 2) 650

The fact that MS chooses not to include a fully-functional XP virtual machine in each and every copy of win8 is obnoxious and borderline criminal. Smells like a decision that fat faggot Ballmer would have made.

I realize that even this would not solve all the antique XP problems, but it would solve the majority.

(offtopic) I often imagine the goodwill that MS would generate if they offered all Win8 users a free "downgrade" to win7. Add to this the aforementioned VM and I think even slashdotters might say nice things about them.

Comment: Re:Im all for human rights... (Score 1) 1482

by iq in binary (#46635655) Attached to: OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

Half of the directors immediately beneath him in rank resigned over his appointment. Citing his discriminatory actions and rhetoric towards the LGBT community. So yes, it is an important topic for Eich because his directors resignations wouldn't have been for the reasons they cited otherwise.

Freedom of association. Eich is free to spew all the hate he wants and donate to whatever political cause he wants. The rest of us are free to not associate with him or do business with his company. Boycotts are a perfectly acceptable response to bigotry.

As far as pragmatism goes, Eich and his ilk are the biggest example of not wanting to work together over strong disagreements there is. Look at how many filibusters have been held, how few bills passed, how many attempts at repealing law in recent years over in DC. Hitting conservatives in the wallet over their childish temper tantrums is also a perfectly acceptable response.

Comment: Re:Im all for human rights... (Score 1) 1482

by iq in binary (#46635609) Attached to: OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

We're overpopulated to begin with. We WANT birthrates to level off if we want our economy to improve for the lower classes, which we definitely do.

And secondly, there is no "left" in this country, politically. That you think there is shows just how uneducated on the subject you are.

Comment: Re:Im all for human rights... (Score 1) 1482

by iq in binary (#46635581) Attached to: OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

The LGBT community tried that. What the steeplechasers promptly did is why that is no longer an option.

"Civil Unions" and "Marriages" in many states are anything but similar and don't confer anywhere near the same rights. Because conservatives promptly passed laws to make that happen the instant civil unions were granted.

Conservatives shot themselves in the foot by doing that, because they gave the LGBT community no choice but to push for the whole shebang.

Comment: Re:April Fools stories are gay (Score 1) 1482

by iq in binary (#46635437) Attached to: OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

Except that the most widely distributed version of the Bible is the King James Bible, you're mostly correct.

Vigorous checks and balances and input from scholars don't mean jack shit when it has been rewritten to either A: allow a king to divorce his wife or B: push for military campaigns into the east.

Not to mention the Apocrypha, and the fact that it only exists because it was left out by a council called by a Roman emperor trying to consolidate power in a religious uprising of sorts.

Comment: Re:April Fools stories are gay (Score 1) 1482

by iq in binary (#46635367) Attached to: OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

Nobody is suggesting that he be muzzled.

Freedom of association and all, the company that appointed him CEO is not free from the consequences of having done so. We are defending his right to say whatever he wants, whether it be in the form of speech or lobby money. We are punishing his antisocial actions by refusing to do business with him.

There is no hypocrisy in that.

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