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Comment: Re:Redneck roadhouse (Score 1) 311

Have you been living under a rock? Austin is the #1 fastest growing city in the country, and it is often referred to as "the new silicon valley." Texas has 4 of the 10 largest cities and 2 of the 5 largest metropolitan areas by population in the United States.

No one easier to wind up than a Texan. Austin or Houston, they go down real easy.

Comment: Nerds, please make the IoT work... (Score 2, Insightful) 136

by uCallHimDrJ0NES (#47372921) Attached to: Microsoft Backs Open Source For the Internet of Things we can steal it from you in the future and sell the resulting data to governments. You have our permission to be geniuses for exactly as long as it takes to innovate this IoT stuff. Have you heard about our Partner Program? You'll love it! Don't worry, we won't suddenly start competing with you instead of partnering with you while you're busy working your job. Let's get some standards drafted! Love, MS

Comment: Re:Let them drink! (Score 1) 532

by uCallHimDrJ0NES (#47330221) Attached to: NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks

I confess, I had to look that up. My comment was probably more incendiary than necessary, largely because of my irritation with the presumption of the phrase "If you'll just stop and think for a moment." Nonetheless, I find the web hosting plug in the sig spammy. Does this mean we aren't friends anymore?

Comment: Re:Let them drink! (Score 0) 532

by uCallHimDrJ0NES (#47329089) Attached to: NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks

If you'll just stop and think for a moment, you'll realize that people aren't smashing down 44oz of sugar. They're drinking 44 fluid ounces of a soft drink, sweetened with sugar and/or high-fructose corn syrup. I agree with your basic idea that the US shouldn't try to be a nanny state, but I think that your point comes across better without the mistake.

I've stopped and thought. I realized I am not interested in this subject, and that your correction of exomondo's post is little more than an excuse to post something. How's that web hosting business you're spamming your sig line coming?

Comment: a diamond in the sky? (Score 5, Funny) 112

by uCallHimDrJ0NES (#47319807) Attached to: Astronomers Discover Earth-Sized Diamond

Scintillate, Scintillate, Diminutive Stellar Orb,

How inexplicable to me it seems the stupendous problem of your existence.

Elevated at such an immeasurable distance in an apparently perpendicular direction from this terrestrial planet which we occupy,

Resembling in thy dazzling and unapproachable effulgence, a gem of purest carbon set solitaire in a university of space.

Comment: Re:I don't want "smart-home" (Score 1, Insightful) 88

Ultra64, are you expecting us to believe that you genuinely don't understand the fears of those in this forum who oppose your optimistic view of the way data collected on customers of these services will be used? Or are you just baiting and enjoying the argument? If the former, you are one interesting character, and the conversation should proceed. If the latter, you're a troll, and fun as it may be, we should all stop feeding you.

Comment: Google would have to offer a new service (Score 4, Insightful) 427

by uCallHimDrJ0NES (#47319631) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?

called "Google Private", where they take a subscription fee from you for services and in return, they send noise data to their marketing customers about you while providing you with a list of all entities that make user-specific queries about you.

Comment: Re:This is telling (Score 3, Funny) 365

>It's a laptop that happens to have a detachable keyboard.

Well, duh. Every Windows tablet is a laptop with a detachable keyboard.

Well, duh! Every observation is obvious when you're repeating it with the words "Well, duh!" in front of it. Let's face it, everybody knows that. Aren't you glad you contributed to the thread?

Comment: Re:Good riddance (Score 1) 66

by uCallHimDrJ0NES (#47269511) Attached to: HUGO Winning Author Daniel Keyes Has Died

That novel was nothing but a gimmick, with the stupid writing style changing as he got smarter. The plot was lame and predictable. Glad to see he won't be producing anymore shitty novels in this world.

Hello, flamebait. When you die, your comments will not be missed. This reply is the most use your life has ever served. Give to the poor now while you still can.

With all the fancy scientists in the world, why can't they just once build a nuclear balm?