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Comment: Re:The only thing worse than a lawyer (Score 0, Flamebait) 203

by riskkeyesq (#48431695) Attached to: Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight To Court

The only thing worse than a lawyer is a law student, they think they can use the courts for anything.

The only thing worse than a lawyer is a small-minded person who believes himself capable of creating factual generalizations about a diverse group of people. Oh, and fuck you for trying it.

+ - Can the US reverse its internet provider corporatocracy?->

Submitted by riskkeyesq
riskkeyesq (709039) writes "Dane Jasper, CEO of Sonic.net wrote: "There are a number of threats to the Internet as a system for innovation, commerce and education today. They include net neutrality, the price of Internet access in America, performance, rural availability and privacy.

But none of these are the root issue, they’re just symptoms.

The root cause of all of these symptoms is a disease: a lack of competition for consumer Internet access."

Soft landings for former legislators, lobbyists disguised as regulators, hundreds of thousands of miles of fiber sitting unused, the sham that is the internet provider free market is keeping the US in a telecommunications third-world.

What, exactly, can American citizens do about it?"

Link to Original Source

Comment: Queue the Samsung apologists (Score -1, Flamebait) 232

by riskkeyesq (#46627065) Attached to: Judge Overrules Samsung Objection To Jury Instructional Video
The video coincidentally happens to feature Apple. Nothing in this judge's history indicates any bias IN FAVOR of Apple. The fact is, the slavish copying of other people's products is Samsung's business model. Refrigerators, televisions, phones, any appliance that can be replicated will be.

Comment: Vapor-wear (Score 1) 62

An unsubstantiated claim about an unannounced product that may or may not include functionality relative to recent biometric hires is adequate to begin a flamefest. I love watching idiots argue about nothing they are privy to. Does one HAVE to be an idiot to be in the AndroidRox Club or does it just seem to draw those kind of people?

Comment: Re:The title says it all. (Score 1) 2219

by riskkeyesq (#46182335) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
Exactly. The statement "because we're a community and we want to take everyone with us" grossly misses the point. Sit down, knock it off, and serve the community. Slashdot is a community engaged around content. Save the cornea-assaulting web design to sites whose users think it's cool. Keep it up and there won't be anyone to "take with" you.

+ - Ask Slashdot: Can some of us get together and rebuild this community? 21

Submitted by wbr1
wbr1 (2538558) writes "It seems abundantly clear now that Dice and the SlashBeta designers do not care one whit about the community here. They do not care about rolling in crapware into sourceforge installers. In short, the only thing that talks to them is money and stupid ideas.

Granted, it takes cash to run sites like these, but they were fine before. The question is, do some of you here want to band together, get whatever is available of slashcode and rebuild this community somewhere else? We can try to make it as it once was, a haven of geeky knowledge and frosty piss, delivered free of charge in a clean community moderated format."

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