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Comment: Re:Fuck you american money (Score 1) 40

A huge amount of the patents approved in the US boil down to "a system and methodology for doing something well known, but with a (computer|cell phone|tablet)". They're crap patents.

You're not innovating,

Yes, we are! We have increased efficiency! Used to be that one had to actually invent something useful, but we've found a way to go around all that, going directly from "something already done often, and by many" to "magic computer pixie dust, nyeh!" in one step.

And the vast majority of these patents are paid for by your asshole corporations with the full knowledge they're lousy patents to begin with.

It is the nature of capitalism to do the least possible to get the most profit. Reduce effort to zero and profit goes to infinity!

Fuck America and your deluded view about how awesome you are.

And yet, "Canada's Pants" runs the whole show.

You're a country which started off ignoring everyone else's patents and copyrights. So why the hell should the rest of the world give a shit about the stuff you do? Especially since you often just patent things other people have already invented.

Because we convinced you that we're too legit to quit. NOW who's the sucker?

Americunts go fuck yourself.

We do, regularly, and dry, too. Ever hear of Ferguson?

Comment: Re:Much as I despise trolls (Score 1) 447

by msobkow (#48183999) Attached to: In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

A troll is someone who posts a clickbait message designed not to inform or educate or share an opinion, but for the sole purpose of starting an argument. I despise them as much as I despise the people you claim I'm "confusing" them with. Starting arguments for the sake of having an argument just because you're in a pissy mood is childish and stupid behaviour.

But it's not something you should spend 2 years in jail for.

Comment: Of course it's worse (Score 4, Insightful) 289

by msobkow (#48182903) Attached to: If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

Microsoft is testing a release candidate and is informing users of what they're monitoring.

So far no one has complained about onerous licensing agreements with Yosemite, which seems to imply that Apple is not informing users about it.

Until Microsoft has a production release, it's not even fair to compare the two.

Comment: Is it really parody or an excuse? (Score 1) 113

by msobkow (#48182527) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Good Hosting Service For a Parody Site?

Unfortunately an awful lot of so-called "parody" posts and sites are just people being mean-spirited and cruel and using the age old bully's line when called on it -- "Can't you take a joke?"

So before you go hunting for an ISP, do a little soul searching and above all else, ask yourself if anyone but you is going to find it funny.

Comment: Future *purchases* (Score 4, Insightful) 356

by msobkow (#48182083) Attached to: Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

Apple does not design "for the future". They design for future purchases.

They drop support for older hardware to force you to upgrade, not because there is a technical problem mandating it.

I'm running Debian on a 12 year old box. It's had a CPU upgrade (to a whopping 3.8 GHz single core) and some extra RAM installed (4G total.) It's perfectly usable, and fully patched.

Had I bought a Mac, I'd have an unsupported paperweight years ago.

Is a person who blows up banks an econoclast?