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Comment: Re: 1st? (Score 1) 314

by jd2112 (#47565675) Attached to: Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive
No, but doesn't having 10GB of ripped Justin Beiber songs raise the resale value of a car by a few million dollars? That's money that rightfully belongs to the collection agencies, er, I mean artists. And just because sellers aren't collecting these millions of dollars is no excuse for them to get out of paying the collection agencies, er, artists.

Comment: Re:I'm curious (Score 2) 184

by jd2112 (#47528173) Attached to: "Magic Helmet" For F-35 Ready For Delivery

What was wrong with the F-22 that the F-35 was going to fix?

I am out of my element a bit here, but my understanding is that the F22 is an air superiority fighter only, whereas the F35 was supposed to be a multirole aircraft (air-to-air and air-to-ground) with (optional) VTOL features, (which no version of the F22 has) all in the same airframe. It was supposed to be the Windows 8 of fighter aircraft, a single airframe to take the place of a bunch of other craft.

...and apparently, it works about as well as you would expect of those types of solutions...

And, it was (giggle) supposed to (snerk) be (Bwaaaa haa haaa) affordable. Sorry, I can't say that with a straight face.

So, it's a flying Swiss Army Knife. Sure, it has a spork, scissors, tweezers, a nail file, a screwdriver, and a dozen other tools and perhaps even a knife in there somewhere for good measure but it sucks as any of them.

Comment: Re:Windows Godzilla ! (Score 1) 322

by jd2112 (#47520375) Attached to: Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

Only 1.5 TB and it will run on ANYTHING (with 8x8 core processors and 32GB of RAM). Of course it still comes in 24 different variations that all licensed differently.

Do you hear that?
That was the sound the orgasmic bliss of thousands of Oracle sales reps imagining what the license fees for such a hardware configuration would cost.

Comment: Re:Yay.. This is easy to imagine (Score 2) 322

by jd2112 (#47520355) Attached to: Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

Definitely a lot of truth there. But... come on - opening a PDF is a breeze (in win8) -- it's just is a full-screen "app". At least we *CAN* open a PDF without Adobe or yet another 3rd party tool.

I'd rather run Adobe Reader, He'll I'd rather run Adobe Flash, than the Windows 'Modern/Metro' interface.

Comment: Re:Pretty low (Score 5, Insightful) 76

Exploiting the technical ignorance of elderly congressmen by lying about the technical needs of deaf folks.

Its pretty scummy tactic. Unfortunately for Verison disabilities activists can be INCREDIBLY noisy when they are shat upon, so I doubt our deaf friends are going to tolerate this guff at all.

Go deaf dudes!

Tomorrow Verizon will claim that orphans, puppies, and disabled war veterans will be harmed by net neutrality. And if the net is neutral, THE TERRORISTS WIN!

Comment: Re:There's another treatment that stops most T2 (Score 1) 253

by jd2112 (#47481311) Attached to: New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

Fresh fruits taste like shit?


steamed veggies.


Multigrain bread


colby jack cheese, lettuce and tomato tastes like shit? Oats stirred with sliced banana, raisins, greek yogurt and vanilla for breakfast tastes like shit?

Yes to all of those.

Translation: If it's not shit it tastes like shit.

There's got to be more to life than compile-and-go.