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Comment: Re:I wouldn't mind the NSA so much if... (Score 1) 167

by meta-monkey (#49348673) Attached to: NJ School District Hit With Ransomware-For-Bitcoins Scheme

Perhaps "wouldn't mind" is the wrong word.

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: I'll bet you're the kind of guy that would fuck a person in the ass and not even have the goddam common courtesy to give him a reach-around.

We get it, NSA. You're going to break into my computer, spy on everything I do, 24/7, keep me under your microscope. For "national security." Got it. But as long as you're fucking me in the ass...Jesus Christ could you nail the assholes who are holding schools for ransom? Do the whole "at least the trains run on time" thing?

(I know Mussolini's trains didn't, but...try.)

Comment: Re:Agreed. (Score 1) 291

by meta-monkey (#49341361) Attached to: Steve Wozniak Now Afraid of AI Too, Just Like Elon Musk

No, no mockery implied. I actually am Catholic and believe in the fairy tales.

My question was rhetorical, though. Non-believers, like most of /., would reject God even if they believed he existed because they don't agree with his words and actions. They don't like him. My point was the main example we have of one sentient being creating another, the creations don't seem to like their creator much.

Comment: Re:The App Store stuff is more interesting (Score 2) 264

by meta-monkey (#49335375) Attached to: Developers and the Fear of Apple

To be honest, I just don't know if most apps are worth paying for.

I recently switched to Android and wanted to make an app, mostly for fun. But I wasn't sure what I wanted to make. I can't think of any needs I have from my phone that I don't already have met, and I don't want to make a game. I browsed through the Play store looking for inspiration. Maybe I'd see something that would spark an idea, or would make me think "it would be fun to develop a free version of that."

Nothing. I scrolled through hundreds of apps. Didn't find a single one I'd want to use, let alone develop.

Perhaps I'm just unimaginative, and I'm the the patent clerk who quit because "everything good's been invented." But I didn't see a thing I wanted.

Also doesn't help that 50% of the apps are "social," which translates to "we'll rape all your personal information and sell it for malicious purposes."

Comment: Re:And now, things get Ugly. (Score 2) 120

by meta-monkey (#49335275) Attached to: Uber To Turn Into a Big Data Company By Selling Location Data

Google and FaceBook give you "free" services but take it out of your ass. So yes, you're whoring yourself out to them for cheap.

But with Uber you're still paying for the service. They're not going to start giving you free rides in exchange for mining your data. So you're still getting fucked, but you're paying them for the privilege. That's not a john, either. The john pays for it, but he wants the fuckening.

Is there a word for that even? Where you pay somebody and they unwelcomingly shag you? Only thing I can think of is "taxpayer."

Make it right before you make it faster.