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Comment: Re:The same as ever: Android (Score 1, Flamebait) 287

by Runaway1956 (#49553521) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Most Stable Smartphones These Days?

Holy fuck - who'da thunk of all that shit? Now I'm wondering how in the hell any of us over age 50 managed to grow up at all!

Stupid motherfucker, huh? Think about it. I can accomplish anything that you can, without the telephone. Now who's stupid?

You're at the mall, and want to look up specs? Big fucking deal - you're a spur of the moment shopper. You see some shiny gadget, you feel like you must have one. DUHHHH!! Already you're an idiot. BUT - let's just suppose that the shiny thing really is somehow unique or something. What I do is, I go home and research the damned thing on my DESKTOP WORKSTATION. See? I have the same functionality that you do, it's just sitting on my desktop. I don't need the instant gratification of looking it all up in the store.

Oh - once I''m sitting at home, that "impulse buying" thing is long behind me. I can also shop for similar devices online, locate the best specs, the best price, and order it for delivery right to my door.

You know, AC, I might have had a tiny bit of respect for your post, had you shown any respect at all. But, I'm a stupid motherfucker. Yeah, uh-huh. Here's a Kleenex - wipe some of that drool off your face, alright? Then, you can go sit in front of the window, and watch the dust motes floating in the sunbeam.

Comment: Re:Is it the phone or the stupid stuff installed o (Score 2) 287

by Runaway1956 (#49552951) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Most Stable Smartphones These Days?

A little less blame on the owner, and a little more blame on the carrier? How much genuine crap comes pre-installed on a carrier subsidized phone? I'm talking about genuine worthless crap, that does and gives nothing of value to the end customer, the owner who pays for the phone.

The phone is regarded by the carrier as a tool, with which to keep track of the chattel, or the sheeple. Again and again, the carriers are exposed for their overzealous data collection. And, for the most part, people aren't able to turn these "features" off, unless they are willing to invest some time in research, then risk voiding their so-called warranties.

Yeah, end users are mostly dumb clods, but the carriers are responsible for a lot of the problem.

Comment: Re:Big brave man picking on the weak (Score 0) 254

by Runaway1956 (#49537643) Attached to: Wellness App Author Lied About Cancer Diagnosis

Yes, I'll keep up with the Swift Boaters.

Which part of "self admitted war criminal" did you fail to understand? The little weasel stood in front of congress and testified that he killed men, women, and children in a massacre. It takes a lost soul to defend a man who admits such actions. Not that I BELIEVE his admissions - he has played that deck of jokers well over the years, accumulating a lot of wealth, power, and some sort of leftist glory.

Comment: Re:Big brave man picking on the weak (Score 0) 254

by Runaway1956 (#49537251) Attached to: Wellness App Author Lied About Cancer Diagnosis

I can't say whether this panhandler was homeless, or anything of the nature. The Marine wasn't picking on him though. The weather didn't warrant a jacket, the panhandler admitted that he was not a veteran, and he admitted to the Marine that he wore the jacket because people gave him more money when he wore it. Stolen valor.

Personally, I wouldn't have chased a panhandler down. But I would LOVE the opportunity to chase down some of the freaks who commericalize their non-existent war wounds, fake flashbacks, even write books. Can we start with John Kerry? A self admitted war criminal who bartered a handful of bogus purple hearts into one office after another in Washington D.C.

Comment: Re:Stolen valor, anyone? (Score 1) 254

by Runaway1956 (#49537057) Attached to: Wellness App Author Lied About Cancer Diagnosis

Go ahead, call the police. They'll draw some chalk lines around your body, before the coroner has the carcass bagged up and transported to the morgue.

Veterans in general, and Marines in particular, tend to MAKE stuff their business. No one tells us what our business is, or is not.

Enjoy a nice video - listen carefully to the lyrics.

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Comment: Re:So let me get this straight (Score 1, Insightful) 676

by Runaway1956 (#49536361) Attached to: Except For Millennials, Most Americans Dislike Snowden

Hey, Old Man - maybe you're a millenial, and didn't know it? I'm 59, and I fall just short of admiring Edward Snowden. If I were the sort to admire people, then I would admire the man. I just can't quite bring myself to the level of a cult fan, or groupie, that's all.

So, from one aging Millenial to another, "How are ya!"

Comment: Stolen valor, anyone? (Score 3, Interesting) 254

by Runaway1956 (#49536277) Attached to: Wellness App Author Lied About Cancer Diagnosis

There are men - and women too, I suppose - who hunt down people who claim to be veterans. Watched video just recently, some old Marine chased down some panhandler posing as a veteran, and made him take the Marine Corps jacket off. Told him if he EVER saw him with it on again, he was going to stomp the shit out of him.

This woman deserves as much as any fake veteran has ever received at the hands of real veterans.

All syllogisms have three parts, therefore this is not a syllogism.

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