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Comment: Re:Glorious Benefits of Cloud Computing + DRM (Score 1) 362

by l0ungeb0y (#49538297) Attached to: iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users
What the fuck are you carrying on about? What lease? What don't I own? I have local copies of all media I've purchased through the iTunes Store. I have backups on my NAS as well. The only thing I need the iTunes Store for is when it comes to downloading that content it via the iTunes store to a new device. That's not a lease -- that's a FREE BACKUP of my purchases which allows me to add my owned media to other devices with iTunes via the iTunes Store. But hey -- don't let that stop you from posting FUD and BS about Apple at every opportunity.

Comment: Re:Progressive Fix 101 (Score 1, Troll) 617

by l0ungeb0y (#49528781) Attached to: Cheap Gas Fuels Switch From Electric Cars To SUVs
Wow -- talk about a complete divorce from reality. I'd love to sit you down with a teabagger and sell popcorn and peanuts while you two slung a furious slew of ad hominems, red herrings and straw men at each other. Because, that was pretty much the entirety of your post. Logical fallacy much?

Comment: Re:Progressive Fix 101 (Score 0, Flamebait) 617

by l0ungeb0y (#49528657) Attached to: Cheap Gas Fuels Switch From Electric Cars To SUVs

This small minded holier than thou mentality is exactly why I want to kick all Progressives in the teeth.

Progressives are liberal idiots who are every bit as bad as the Teabaggers. While the Teabaggers are Fascists, Progressives are Authoritarians who want the Government to impose their ideologies on everyone else by dictating how we live our lives through bans, criminalization and punitive taxation. Essentially, just one big platform telling us what to eat, what to drink, and how to do it while they loudly proclaim how we need to respect THEIR rights -- while they respect no one else's.

Comment: What does "Mobile Friendly" mean? (Score 1) 355

I'm very put off by this since mobile friendly can mean different things.

Are they looking for media queries in CSS? Popular responsive frameworks such as Bootstrap or Foundation?
Or is is "discrete" UIs only, such as a with a completely overhauled interface?
And just how friendly is friendly? By what standards are they applying this from a UX perspective if at all?
Is Google now trying to be the Mall cop of the internet?

I suspect that this is a ruse to give Google another avenue of plausible deniability for obfuscating sites they don't like or who compete with Google properties.

Comment: Re:How convenient for Apple... (Score 3, Insightful) 138

Ohh FFS -- that was at the initial launch and not done as a fuck you but simply because they were more interested in just getting the new product and OS out the door. Initially, Apps were JS based and highly sandboxed. But they realized that Devs wanted something better and Apple set themselves to creating an entire Development Platform and App Store to support that. So any claims that Apple is somehow hostile to developers is utter BS. If anything, Apple stands to make millions off 3rd party Apple Watch Apps in regards to App Store and In-App Purchases.

Comment: Re:"Close" Only Counts (Score 1) 342

I was not implying that they should start from scratch. Just that "close" here is not "close" in terms of a workable solution as the summary had indicated they were close to having the problem solved. And in respect to the summary, I meant only that they are still a long ways off from having a reliable vehicle. While I get your point -- I find it disingenuous in this case as it takes a very simple statement to a very radical conclusion and out of context. And because of that, I have had to waste more time explaining something I should not have had to explain in the first place.

Comment: Delivering the Mail (Score 5, Funny) 327

by l0ungeb0y (#49481777) Attached to: Gyro-Copter Lands On West Lawn of US Capitol, Pilot Arrested

A 61-year-old Florida mailman was arrested Wednesday after he landed a gyrocopter on the U.S. Capitol west lawn. The gyrocopter was carrying the pilot and 535 stamped letters for members of Congress urging 'real reform' to campaign finance laws.

So in other words, they arrested a Federal Employee on Federal Property for doing his job.

Comment: Sends a Terrible Message at a Critical Time (Score 1) 148

by l0ungeb0y (#49462825) Attached to: Nearly Half of <em>Game of Thrones</em> Season 5 Leaks Online
Though they may make claims that piracy is a great compliment and testament to the show's popularity, it's clear that they would like to curtail piracy by offering legal avenues of watching the show as evidenced by their recent launch of HBO Now and scheduling the release of new episodes to happen simultaneously world wide.

Personally, I was a hater of HBO for the last few years due to their open hostility to Netflix, their taking of sides AGAINST Net Neutrality and their tying of their streaming service to Comcast et al -- but I've come to forgive them a bit because of their work with Amazon in bringing their back catalog of originals for internet streaming free to Amazon Prime users and their launch of HBO Now, which I have signed up for.

So it pains me a bit to see HBO change tact and offer a compelling streaming service only to suffer a massive leak by a trusted party so soon after it's debut. While I'm sure HBO will take it in stride, I've long said that if these bad actors like HBO could offer legal channels to get their content without a wait, I would sign-up and not pirate. But, with this action and the amount of seeders and leachers, it seems the use case claimed by many -- that they only pirate due to not having a clear legal means to watch without having to wait several months for the DVD release -- is the exception and not the rule.

We don't really understand it, so we'll give it to the programmers.