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Comment: Re:Considering his history... (Score 1) 99

> Yet to see Much Ado About Nothing, though.

It's definitely worth seeing. The dialog is pretty much word-for-word, and we all know the story. It's the performances and directing that really make the film.

It's like... all your favorite people in the world getting together at a garden house to do Shakespeare. Cozy and fun.

Comment: Re:But what IS the point they're making? (Score 1) 313

Reminds me of a reporter having a conversation with a 99%er at Occupy Wall Street. She was pushing for everyone to abandon technology (apparently this didn't include ipods) and go back to a strictly agrarian society. The reporter commented something to the effect that this would probably lead to mass urban starvation. Her retort was "well, people die".

I guess that's true. Personally I wondered whether she and her friends even knew anything about proper crop rotation, but then I realized that it really wouldn't matter, because someone better armed would come along and take everything from her little commune anyway. Well, you know, people die.

Comment: Re:Whelp. (Score 1) 139

by roc97007 (#47533033) Attached to: Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

Time to remake Jurassic Park. And while he's at it, Speilberg can change all the guns to flashlights!

Nah, with all the T-Rexes looking like chickens it just won't be the same... although... just imagine the Kentucky fired drumsticks.

...but having the T-Rexes looking like chickens, and changing their roar to something less intimidating would fit well with changing all the guns to flashlights.

Comment: Re:If it is paywalled... (Score 1) 313

World's gonna end whether I pay or not, right? Then fuck it, I'm going to do the smart thing and give my money to that Asian guy who comes on my TV at about 2 AM every morning, and tells me that if I give him my money, he'll teach me to get as rich as he is.

I think he already did. People just aren't paying attention.

But that method is so passe... Now it's "your miserable existence is ruining the earth. Give me your money so I can fix it." Now that I write that, I realize that it's a very similar mechanism to that used by the megachurches.

Comment: Re:But what IS the point they're making? (Score 1, Insightful) 313

Humans are bad and you should feel bad.

Humans are bad. You should feel bad. And give me money so you can feel less bad. I promise I'll use whatever is left over after the upkeep of my seven mansions to save the earth. Mostly by preventing your employer from doing business.

Comment: Re:Death bell tolling for thee.... (Score 1) 322

by roc97007 (#47531461) Attached to: Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

People don't have to buy them, since it will come pre-installed on new machines.

Good point, but I seem to remember hearing that people aren't buying new machines at the rate they used to. The two factors seem to be (a) their current machines are fast enough for casual use, so there's no overriding reason to replace them, and (b) for content consumption, tablets and smart phones (areas where Microsoft doesn't play well) have become far more popular.

You can do more with a kind word and a gun than with just a kind word. - Al Capone