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Comment: Re:Lobbying and Contributions (Score 0) 440

by lister king of smeg (#49468123) Attached to: Republicans Introduce a Bill To Overturn Net Neutrality

This is a 'troll'? Somebody must have changed the moderation guidelines again.

No, somebody just works for a telecom company and thinks net neutrality is a bad idea, so they're resenting the fact that bribery played a part in the legislation and are reacting to the presence of a fact they don't like.

Either that, or it's a paid proxy for a telecom company downvoting it. I believe I've noticed a trend on slashdot of downmoderation of comments opposed to institutions of the sort who hire propaganda people, but haven't done a thorough analysis so it's only anecdotal.

so we have shill mods now? Great wonder how much dice charges for those or are companies posting enough to get mods and then shilling with them?

Comment: Re:Next President (Score 1) 676

All hail our next President. The Republicans will nominate someone who will look like Satan biting the heads off of babies and drinking their blood compared to Hillary.

So Hillary will be our next president. And because Manning embarrassed her with the leak, she's going to clamp down on what little freedoms we have left. She's going to make Obama look like he's been a huge support of freedom of expression and freedom of the press.

Maybe after 8 years of Hillary, we'll get someone who actually thinks our basic freedoms are a good idea.

I'll vote for a third party candidate as a protest. If enough people join me, maybe someone will notice.

As someone that is currently planning on voting 3rd party because the any of the major Rep candidates (other than Rand Paul and he won't get anywhere unfortunately) Looks just as bad, I doubt they will notice as the media purpose fully ignores or demeans any candidates without a D. or and R. after their name.

Comment: Re:And it's not even an election year (Score 1) 407

Using elitist words such as "dichotomy" won't make you smarter.

The word dichotomy is not elitist unless call having vocabulary with words consisting of more than two syllable elitist, in which case why don't you along with Ogg and Zog that Neanderthals crawl back into your hole and complain about all of those uppity big brained fire using Homo Sapiens.

Comment: Re:Patent Troll (Score 1) 74

by lister king of smeg (#49451107) Attached to: Amazon Gets Approval To Test New Delivery Drones

Amazon wants to patent a bunch of random "done with a drone" type stuff

Except SCOTUS invalidated those kind of combination patents in KSR v Teleflex. You cannot get a patent for doing an old thing in a new way, unless there is something truly innovative.

Unless it is 'on a computer', or 'on the internet', or 'on a mobile device' or you name is apple.

Comment: Re:Hello? The 21st Century Calling (Score 1) 229

yes but intel cant know where every chip they make goes without putting a gps in every cpu the ship so buying through a third foreign party could very well work and due to first sale doctrine intel and by extension the us gov has no controll over where they go.

Comment: Re:Hello? The 21st Century Calling (Score 1) 229

Wrong the Intel chip fabs are mostly located in located in the US (8 of them formerly 9) along with 1 in Ireland, 1 in China and another 1 Israel. What the US thinks they are going to do banning their export from the American fabs is going to do when they could just ship them from the ones in Israel Ireland and the local one in China is beyond me.

Comment: Re:The good old days (Score 5, Funny) 626

I did this to a friend, on his Christmas computer. Him, his father and his Marine buddies all seriously contemplated killing me. They were utterly furious and I didn't return for a long time. Of course, the gentleman featured on the desktop were unclothed in addition, but aren't we all, in a sense? Good fun, indeed.

Reminds me of a friend who was tired of his neighbor using his wifi so rather than putting a password on it, like a normal person, he instead used mac filtering to redirect all requests originating from unrecognized mac's to lemon party.

Comment: Re:And it's not even an election year (Score 1) 407

A rich person doesn't want to give you money just so you can turn around and use it to buy stuff from him. Nobody gets richer that way.

Really? you might want to tell Henry Ford about that. In fact their is an entire economic theory named after him because he did just that. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Don't believe everything you read on Wikipedia. The idea that Ford paid his workers more so they could buy cars is so ridiculous it is hard to believe the myth has spread so widely. Well not so hard to believe since so many people want to find references that "prove" the opinion they already had. I guess by this logic Boeing should raise their workers' wages high enough that each of them could buy a new jetliner. What is Boeing thinking by leaving those potential orders unfulfilled?

This article debunks this silly myth more thoroughly than I could in a Slashdot post.

That is a false dichotomy and you know it. Firstly jetliner’s aren't a consumer item cars are. Secondly his auto workers were not the sole consumers of the Model T but it was set at a price point his workers could afford.

Comment: Re:And it's not even an election year (Score 3, Insightful) 407

A rich person doesn't want to give you money just so you can turn around and use it to buy stuff from him. Nobody gets richer that way.

Really? you might want to tell Henry Ford about that. In fact their is an entire economic theory named after him because he did just that. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Comment: Re:Not a linguist, but... (Score 1) 624

No because 'they' is plural those leading to more ambiguity. If you want a neuter third person use 'It' as it is the neuter second person in English.

Is "you" singular or plural?

Modern usage 'you' is both singular and plural, but historically 'you' was plural second person and 'thou' was singular second person pronoun.

Comment: Re:Not a linguist, but... (Score 1) 624

I know it bothers some people, but I use the singular "they" for a gender neutral third person pronoun. I think once a person gets used to it they will prefer it to "he or she".

No because 'they' is plural those leading to more ambiguity. If you want a neuter third person use 'It' as it is the neuter second person in English.

Comment: Re:It's all about competition (Score 1) 208

by lister king of smeg (#49395359) Attached to: Comcast Planning 2Gbps Service, Starting With Atlanta

Fortunately WiFi cards in most laptops can be replaced. It may require a complete tear down to get to it but it can be done

That is not true if you use Lenovo.

Lenovo doesn't want customers to be able to upgrade their laptops, so they implemented a list of approved mini-pci cards that can be used in them. It's called "bios whitelist".

Therefore if you have a Lenovo laptop you will have to change the whole laptop. Presumably to a different brand that doesn't pull this crap.

For those who do. Not.

That is F*cking ridicules. Guess I will have to add Lenovo to the list of Companies to never buy hardware from.

"There is such a fine line between genius and stupidity." - David St. Hubbins, "Spinal Tap"

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