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Comment: Re:Federal Overreach (Score 4, Insightful) 153

by l0ungeb0y (#47941545) Attached to: Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State
Yeah, except that a single company shouldn't have to spend a bajillion dollars in order to be able to sell cars without having to kowtow down to dealer cartels. That's why the Federal Government needs to get involved -- no one should have to sell their product through a middleman.

Comment: Multi-Use Emergency Go Bags (Score 3, Informative) 191

by l0ungeb0y (#47744121) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: How Prepared Are You For an Earthquake?
I have 3 identical Backpacks that contain the following 1 Pump Action Shot Gun 1 .45 handgun 10 boxes of ammo for each gun 1 machete 1 Spyder hunting/Utility knife Magnesium Firestarter LED Flashlight Compass a couple dozen dehydrated meals Sumo mini cooker 4 propane cans for teh Sumo 2 gallons of Water A couple pouches of Beef Jerky Bivy Sack Tarp 2 20" lengths of nylon rope 1 travel sized 1st Aid kit I keep one in my Car, one at home in the Hall Closet and one as a GeoStash out in an outlaying sparsely populated area I can get to by foot if needed. The contents of these bags are very versatile and will cover me in the case of Zombie Apocalypse, Governmental Collapse/Tyranny, Alien Invasion and oh yes... Earth Quakes

Comment: Re:Punishes fans? (Score 1) 216

by l0ungeb0y (#47638343) Attached to: NFL Fights To Save TV Blackout Rule Despite $9 Billion Revenue

Sounds like the obvious answer is "Then don't watch it."

People such as yourself who tell people to just give something up if they don't like a particular issue with it are fucking morons. The world is not made of absolutes, nothing is perfect and companies are out to make a profit off the back of the consumer.

And if you had any actual capacity for thought in that little numbnut that rattles around in that cranial cavity of yours, you'd have realized that that bit about "consumers will govern companies in the market place" is antiquated 19th century BULLSHIT that no longer has any merit.

Companies no longer need to care about the consumer, when they have so many different ways of obtaining revenue without having to rely upon the pennies you have to offer. And it's a well known fact that the most PROFITABLE companies are the most HATED by consumers. Companies like Comcast are laughing all the way to the bank. Seems pissing all over consumers pays quite well.

You think ticket sales amounts to fuck-all compared to all the Licensing and Merchandising fees the NFL takes in every year? Fact is there is not a single Public Company that you can control with your little fist full of pocket change. And the only thing consumers hurt by giving up services for things they actually enjoy over idealistic bullshit is themselves -- not the corporate target of their ire.

Comment: Re:One way mirror (Score 3, Insightful) 78

by l0ungeb0y (#47612127) Attached to: EFF: US Gov't Bid To Alter Court Record in <em>Jewel v. NSA</em>
If you believe that elections actually matter at all, I am sorry to inform you that you are seriously deluded. Corporations write the laws, Corporations have their lobbyists give the law to their pet Congressman, Congressman gets kickbacks and hot insider trading tips. You, the "pleeb taxpayer" get fucked in the ass. It doesn't matter who you vote for, blue or red, it's all just a shell game for the people with the real power.

Comment: What's he big deal? (Score 1) 80

by l0ungeb0y (#47597581) Attached to: Mozilla Dumps Info of 76,000 Developers To Public Web Server
Back in the day you'd count yourself lucky be be dumped onto a server to play a serious of deadly games on an electric matrix in the hopes of finally having a face off with the Overseer of Games, who looks just like your dick-head suspender wearing boss who always asking you to "ummmm yeah, come in on Saturday mmmm'kay?" like a question, as if you could actually say no, in heated one on one combat, only to ultimately prevail when you send a blazing disk straight through his face and watch in rapt glee as he disintegrates before your eyes.

Comment: Re:compared to hash database, with antivirus (Score 1) 790

A distinction can be made here

I'm sorry, but what exactly was this distinction? Maybe you see some distinction here -- I see this as spying with the intent to pass on data about me to others. And just because I don't dabble in CP, I wonder what other things they "tip" off about? Political leaning, "trigger" keywords? The point is, Google has shown they are a very active part of the Totalitarian System that pits the interests of an overbearing and increasingly fascist Government and crony Corporate Personhoods over the interests of the "sheeple" by monitoring and reporting every aspect of their lives in order and circumvent any remnants of Constitutional Protections, since Google doesn't have to give a shit about your "rights".

Comment: Meanwhile in the US (Score 1) 110

by l0ungeb0y (#47572467) Attached to: Chinese Government Probes Microsoft For Breaches of Monopoly Law
Microsoft, Oracle et al seed "insider info" to Congress-Critters who recently legalized Insider Trading by Congress Critters after they were caught with their hands in the "Insider Trading Cookie Jar" en mass, courtesy the H1-B Visa Gang and other Lobbyist Groups but we can all rest assured, that the majoritywere tech stcoks 'cause they are HOT HOT HOT. Why aren't we killing the heads of State to preserve our way of life?

Comment: Re:If true. If. (Score 1) 200

You mean the Democratic-Republican party turning into the Democrats and Republicans, and then doing a member swap between Northern and Southern State Confederate War lines after Kennedy's civil rights "betrayal" on the Democrat (Confederate/KKK) ticket he was elected on? Old news is old news. Glad to see you're finally wising up

Comment: The Entire Web Dev "Ecosystem" is Broken (Score 2) 258

by l0ungeb0y (#47569833) Attached to: Is the App Store Broken?
With all these frameworks and "platforms", and more and more "drag and drop" app building for Mobile and Browser apps, Web Development is no longer a sustainable means of employment for freelancing. Within the next 5 years, any High Schooler CS student will be able to drag and drop their way to a Cloud Hosted Web and Mobile App with a REST-API. It's to the point that the median wage is less than I can make as a full-time employee -- which means contracting is becoming no longer viable a because clients willing to pay my rate of $110/hr (which I consider very reasonable considering my skillset) are farer and fewer between especially when there's a legion of scrubs out there willing to together something in Angular (today's a very popular MVC that holds your dick for you while taking away all that nasty OOP stuff like inheritance and abstraction) for as low as $35 or $40 an hour. Thank god I have a few in-demand specializations and some arcane knowledge. But it's hard to want to stay Contracting when lately I get job offers (just one today in fact) offering $150k to $200k a year + benes on a regular basis. So while Contract work seems less viable, Full-Time seems to be offering better wages than ever. Probably due to the strong demand for Developers capable of filling Leadership roles. However, I'm not giving up just yet, and working on creating something that doesn't exist yet, a self-generating API platform and hopefully will turn to the new fangled "begging" economy to raise a livable wage (or more) to develop the UI portion in the form of some Services or Apps over on Kickstarter once I have a demo and a fancy video. But if the Begging Economy stuff doesn't work, yes I will likely take a FTE position at a Company sometime in the next year or two.

Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable. -- C.B. Luce