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Comment: I don't WANT to be 'more productive'. (Score 1) 660

by thedarb (#48617929) Attached to: Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

"...or they could enable drivers to be more productive during the time they used to spend driving, which could earn them more money."

If I don't have to drive myself, I'm sure as hell not giving that extra time to my employer. It's my time. Now that I don't have to drive, I'm going to read!

Comment: Good. (Score 1) 528

by thedarb (#48528379) Attached to: The Sony Pictures Hack Was Even Worse Than Everyone Thought

Maybe this information can undo some of the damage you've done TO YOUR CUSTOMERS.

* Undo the malware drm you put on peoples PC's.
* Restore the ability to run Linux on game consoles that you wrongfully stole back AFTER you sold it.
* Unlock the bootloaders on your android phones.

Who knows what else. Probably a LOT of good can come from this. But the most important? Don't piss off your customers!

Comment: Re:Please don't misuse the word "rape". (Score 2) 69

by thedarb (#48490017) Attached to: A Rift In OnePlus, Cyanogen Relationship

“It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so fucking what."

  Stephen Fry

Comment: You sir, are an ass. (Score 1) 429

by thedarb (#48116299) Attached to: BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer
Who says the bittorrent users are rogue? Who says they stole a password? You said it was public wifi. Why do you think they are lying to your face? Were you running around asking people? Just leave people alone, you self entitled jerk. Who's to say their file transfer is or is not legit, and who is to say it is more or less important than your work? Now people have to run VPN connections to keep you from interfering with them? I would not only kick you out of my coffee shop, but I would post pictures of you, and list your mac address across the net, so people know when you've entered the room. Your behavior is inexcusable.

Comment: Stop treating it lightly. (Score 2) 258

This isn't a disease to play around with. Hardcore mandatory quarantine all that have been possibly exposed. Not in their homes, but in a facility. Treat it as more communicable than it is, because it could change. If I was on a plane with that guy, I should expect to be held in quarantine. Asymptomatic or not, people still do contaminating behaviors all the time: coughs, sneezes, spit when they talk, wipe or pick their nose, poorly wash their hands (if at all), nervous sweat at take off or landings, etc etc.

And... For goodness sake, stop people from travelling to and from Africa, would you please? Isolate that dang continent until this is over, as much as possible. The average Joe should not be able to get there, at all. And any medical personnel going there, mandatory quarantine before they can return. Anyone breaking these rules that causes the disease to spread should be tried for murder.

Quit screwing around with ebola, or this is going to be the plague that took care of overpopulation... in a big way.

"Probably the best operating system in the world is the [operating system] made for the PDP-11 by Bell Laboratories." - Ted Nelson, October 1977