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Comment: Re:NSA doesn't like the system it created??? (Score 1) 529

when was the last time that YOU(personally) went and fought corruption in your government?

I have been silently protesting for 13 years. I made a conscious decision to earn far less than previous and make only enough to survive... but not enough to pay taxes. ~$12k/ year and I never cashed either of the guv's "rebates, any of the Earned Income Credits nor taken any other guv handouts.
 
  I am single(surprise!), no kids by intent rather than circumstance, live in a cheap rent shack in the desert w/ swamp cooling, maintain/repair my few assets myself. and live a very uneventful existence. I read lots of library books and observe/track local fauna for fun. I am not happy nor sad but contented and ultimately feel more fulfilled than I had when I was stressed making money contracting, Best of all, I am 30lbs lighter and in better health than previous 10 years, I feed my brain everyday and I sleep like a baby at night.
Perhaps best of all, with all my free time, I can be generous without a profit motive and most people find me useful to have around. Like the old adage says, "If the ladies don't find you irresistible you better hope they find you handy".

This works for me.
Of course....YMMV.

Comment: Re:Ahhhh (Score 4, Insightful) 250

by tunapez (#43918973) Attached to: Mozilla Plans Major Design Overhaul With Firefox 25 Release In October

I think you might be making an entire mountain range out of a pygmy molehill.

No, OP is not. OP is voicing a widespread concern amongst users. Obfuscating controls is trendy right now as the web is continuing to morph. Creating reliance on 'cloud' services, 'app stores' and 'search' serves only the providers and removes options from the masses. Call this 'walled garden' mentality paranoia, evolution or behavior modification... the fact is usability is being eroded in lieu of monetization.
 
This is a concern for me, the customer. Not me, the 'product'.

Businesses

+ - Dice Holdings buys Slashdot and other Geeknet websites for $20M-> 3

Submitted by Angostura
Angostura (703910) writes "Dice Holdings Inc. said Tuesday that it acquired Geeknet Inc.'s online media business, including its Slashdot and SourceForge websites, for $20 million in cash.
The New York-based careers website company said the acquisition of the technology websites is part of its strategy of providing content and services geared toward technology professionals."

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Comment: Re:I used Digg.com a lot now I use Reddit.com (Score 1) 193

by tunapez (#40634139) Attached to: Digg.com Sold To Betaworks For $500,000

I'm glad Digg.com is dead. I just hope Reddit.com doesn't pull something stupid too.

Like employing/encouraging/allowing douchebags to game 9/10 of all submissions with a snowball's chance in hell of gaining any significant rank? Too late. According to recent revelations, the fix was in before even Conde Naste bought them up.

Oh yeah...Fuck Babyman! And now, fuck DavidReiss666 (et al)

Comment: Re:Pads and phones are the domain of the trivial (Score 1) 636

by tunapez (#40583637) Attached to: Preparing For Life After the PC

Work? Angry Birds is more profitable than usefulness. More to the point, what is more important than profit margins? These slightly useful "toys" are enormously profitable and that is the only reason they are being pushed like crack in the alley behind a pawn shop.
 
Not posted from my tiny keyboard on my slow, tiny 'smart' toy that doesn't play well with /.

Comment: Re:So from here on out ... (Score 1) 2416

by tunapez (#40481211) Attached to: Supreme Court: Affordable Care Act Is Constitutional

What about the drug-seekers, the hypochondriacs and the lonely who pack the ERs every day of the year? Are we going to pay for their premiums through more welfare so that they can be in compliance? This is a band-aid to fix the symptoms, not a cure for the problems. As long as the able taxpayers are paying more and the corps make more in the immediate future, long-term effects are unworthy of consideration, apparently. We can always pay more.

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