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Comment: Re:But what about when all power is gone? (Score 0) 69

by not already in use (#42627235) Attached to: New Microsoft App To Coordinate Disaster-Relief Efforts
Yes, it's completely worthless because there are some cases where it couldn't be used!

The slashdot community has become one of the most insufferable communities on the internet. Rob Malda dumped ya'll, and now this dated website is changing hands at breakneck speed as the new owners realize their user base consists of a bunch of idiot neckbeards who are incapable of contributing anything of value. You're all disillusioned by the vapid self-affirmation that dominates any discussion. You all need to seriously consider the possibility that you're a bunch of fucking idiots.

Comment: Re:Ugh (Score 0) 597

by not already in use (#42218921) Attached to: RMS Speaks Out Against Ubuntu

Have you actually ever read anything about te FSF and its goals. The FSF explicitely states that Free Softwre is a social movement for the greater good. I'm pretty sure that spying on users and disrespecting their privacy is not for the greater good, even if they never explicitely state it.

The FSF can define free software however they want. They have no jurisdiction in forcing *their* definition onto others. They're a bunch of ideologues whose relevance is approaching zero.

Comment: Re:I haven't read a bad review of it (Score 0) 375

by not already in use (#42194143) Attached to: Microsoft Surface Struggles to Ship A Million Units

The only review that matters in the end is what the market thinks. The market doesn't seem to be buying. Saying "the professional reviewers liked it!" is loser talk.

You act like people gravitate toward superior products, as opposed to the product with superior marketing. Microsoft is still fighting the deeply ingrained stigma that their products just aren't cool. People are more interested in fitting in than they are making objective decisions regarding the quality of the thing they will be consuming.

Comment: Re:Is Microsoft the Great Satan? Betteridge says (Score -1, Troll) 573

by not already in use (#42119463) Attached to: Ask Richard Stallman Anything

When passing this question on to Mr. Stallman, try replacing "open source" with "free software".

And this is why RMS is no longer relevant -- his masturbatory pedantry. The only thing I'd ask RMS is to take his meds, he's clearly mentally ill and his paranoid ramblings do not deserve the platform they're given.

Comment: Re:inpaired thinking = bad coding (Score 0) 878

by not already in use (#41921061) Attached to: Do Recreational Drugs Help Programmers?
I disagree. Anyone with enough experience can write code like riding a bike -- writing the code itself is largely automatic when you know what you're trying to accomplish. Programming in general is about decomposing problems and solving them. This is where drugs can have a positive influence, not in that they make one *better* at problem solving, but they allow the mind to see a problem differently, perhaps offering an angle that the sober mind hasn't considered. Having multiple perspectives is always a good thing, and sometimes drugs can help with that.

Comment: Re:Gotta admit (Score 1) 183

by not already in use (#41752743) Attached to: Microsoft Surface Review: a Tale of Two Tablets
The slashdot contingent still fails to see the value in a more closed, locked-down environment. I realize it butts heads with the ideology around here, but there is value to it, namely, a greater barrier to entry for malware. Wasn't there a story here on slashdot just a few days ago about a guy who can't go anywhere without his Android getting hacked into? Exactly.

Comment: Re:Not charged (Score -1) 259

by not already in use (#41734007) Attached to: Pirate Bay Co-Founder In Solitary Confinement

So a man is languishing in solitary confinement for years


they'll be sending him back to jail because he enabled people to download music and movies

No, he made millions of dollars allowing other people to download music/movies/games/software that other people made and own the rights to. Oh, he was a brazen prick while he did it, too. Karma is a bitch.

Does that seem right to you?

If he gets a fair trial, yes.

Comment: Re:My god, slashdot editors are retarded (Score 2, Informative) 365

by not already in use (#41376535) Attached to: Leak Hints Windows 8 Tablets May Be Dearer Than Makes Sense
"Windows Runtime, or WinRT, is a cross-platform application architecture on the Windows 8 operating system. WinRT supports development in C++/CX (Component Extensions, a language based on C++) and the managed languages C# and VB.NET, as well as JavaScript. WinRT applications natively support both the x86 and ARM architectures, and also run inside a sandboxed environment to allow for greater security and stability."


I've never met a group of people so boastful with their ignorance. No wonder Rob Malda jumped ship, I'd be ashamed too.

... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"