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Comment: Re:Apple REULEZ! (Score 0, Flamebait) 72

by PopeRatzo (#47954583) Attached to: Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

I am a computer tech. I repair tech all day long. I know one or two things about technology in general.

This is what's known as the, "Do you know who I am?" argument, and it's always a big winner.

If somebody tells you they "know one or two things about technology", you better BTFU because there are so precious few of these Masters of All Technologies that their pronouncements are as precious and rare as rubies.

So you Apple H8'ers out there better just sit down and shut up and learn something from Marlin Schwanke. Who is a computer tech.

Comment: Re:lets pump the brakes here and analyze. (Score 1) 163

And finally, while i recognize that me mentioning this will probably result in you dismissing anything i say out of hand (if you haven't done so already), regarding your 'homeland' comments/questions... why is there a massive collection of architects and engineers that claim that the official 9/11 story is entirely logically inconsistent and requiring the believer to disregard things like basic laws of physics?

Ok, yeah, that's where you completely went of the rails lol....

"Cui Bono?" is a good place to begin.

A better place to begin is by gathering information. The more information you have, the easier it will be to draw good conclusions. Otherwise you are stuck asking questions like, "why else would they do it?"

Comment: Re:Repeat history (Score 1) 90

by phantomfive (#47954225) Attached to: KDE's UI To Bend Toward Simplicity

Isn't this Gnome, but ten years ago?

No! They are leaving the features, but focusing on making a sensible default, whereas the rest is easily discoverable!

That is how he is describing it, and it is how an ideal UI should be. Gnome on the other hand wants to make anything hard impossible, not discoverable (where discoverable means the user can figure out how to do it).

Comment: Re:If this works, then Microsoft is doomed. (Score 1) 82

by PopeRatzo (#47952973) Attached to: Android Apps Now Unofficially Able To Run On Any Major Desktop OS

Now comes the mobile phone, as people tend to upload pictures of their glorious bodies

The dick pic is the killer app of mobile phones.

I've always said this. I'm trying to remember the first time I held a mobile phone with a camera in it, but I'm pretty sure the first thing I did was reach for my zipper.

Comment: Re:Word! (Score 2) 104

by phantomfive (#47952379) Attached to: Data Archiving Standards Need To Be Future-Proofed

Seriously, what's wrong with the MS Word .doc format? Feature complete, stable, lots of free implementations.

Because it's not feature complete (otherwise Microsoft wouldn't keep adding features), it's not stable, and the free implementations aren't completely compatible.

data archiving format in 500 years; but wouldn't be surprised if a good old-fashioned .doc works just fine.

You can have trouble opening a .doc from a few years ago......

Comment: Re:So what's wrong with systemd, really? (Score 1) 364

by phantomfive (#47952111) Attached to: Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

Now go tell it to the 100,000s, programmers out there who actually build complex systems.

I don't have to, I do build complex systems.

Essentially, you need proper separation of concerns, otherwise your system will become too unwieldy to handle. That is the basic principle here, and on the surface, it seems like systemD is violating it. As a result, systemD eventually will become a mess (if it hasn't already). Maybe the surface appearance is deceiving, sometimes that happens.

Seriously though, if all you want is an easier way to read through logs, why not just get splunk?

Comment: Re:Coincidence? (Score 1) 227

by PopeRatzo (#47949123) Attached to: Apple's "Warrant Canary" Has Died

Can you substantiate this? Every time somebody has said this to me and they've gone into specifics, it's been bullshit.

You know, it's good that you come to me instead of the morons you've been talking to you, because I can definitely substantiate this:

http://www.nytimes.com/interac...

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04...

http://arstechnica.com/busines...

See, the reason "Silicon Valley" (meaning the tech industry) is allowed to play this game is because they're willing to let the NSA upskirt your private information and communications. And since they've already got their hand up your dress, they're going to cop a little feel for themselves, you know? So the US Government is happy, the corporations get to make a shitload of money from your private information and communications, and they get to keep playing their little tax game.

If you had a government worth a damn (like during the trust-busting era), they wouldn't allow companies like Apple to perpetrate their little willful fraud.

Now, the next time somebody tells you about Apple and the government playing footsie to protect Apple's tax advantage, I hope you won't continue to say it's bullshit.

Same here. Which anti-trust laws? Be specific.

Same here. Now when somebody asks you "Which anti-trust laws is Apple violating?" you'll be able to tell them:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/....

http://www.jstor.org/discover/...

See, the problem is "vertical integration". You can't control both the product, the store that sells the product, the insurance that covers the product, the consumables (media) that plays on the product and on and on down the distribution chain. Even making both the hardware and the software is arguably a violation of anti-trust. But when you start to also own the only store that sells software for the product and have a vested interest in every bit of software that runs on the product you've crossed so many lines that Apple should have been broken up into several companies long ago. Same with Microsoft and many others. They're not just over the line, they're WAY over the line. The technical term is an oligopoly. They are anti-competitive and they destroy entire markets. Oligopolies are what happen in fascist countries.

I hope you appreciate the time and energy I spend disabusing you of your notion that "it's bullshit". And I hope you enjoyed edification as much as I enjoyed providing it.

Comment: Re:Reporting bias? (Score 1) 425

by phantomfive (#47947945) Attached to: Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem
I'm going based on what the paper says here. It seems not all the questions asked were listed in the primary paper. Quote:

Such behaviors aimed at men originated primarily from peers, whereas such behaviors aimed at women primarily originated from individuals the respondent identified as superior to them in the field site professional hierarchy (Figure 2B).

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