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Comment: Re:Its justified price (Score 1) 536

by wipeMyButt (#29544551) Attached to: Why Games Cost $60
It's one thing to be a cheap bastard, but to be so self-righteous about it is really something kind of special.

Matinee prices for me or I wait for the DVD.

These are also subject to the same kind of fixed price points as regular priced movies and video games. The point is, there are prices the market generally comes to accept as "reasonable and standard" in everything. Movies, music, games, doctor's appointments, etc. Stick close to that price point and people will accept the cost as "that's what x costs". Start to exceed that level and you stand out as overpriced.


+ - Stallman thinks mono should be abandoned

Submitted by wipeMyButt
wipeMyButt (1411817) writes "Richard Stallman has recently written an article in which he encourages developers to stop using Mono, as it could open the door for MS to press legal action against all free software that runs on the toolkit.

"The danger is that Microsoft is probably planning to force all free C# implementations underground someday using software patents. This is a serious danger, and only fools would ignore it until the day it actually happens. We need to take precautions now to protect ourselves from this future danger.""

Comment: Re:At least it is not windows temp (Score 5, Insightful) 200

by wipeMyButt (#28070077) Attached to: Safari 4's Messy Trail
And this has what to do with Safari's shockingly poor behavior?

Why is it that everyone's response to any sort of problem is "Windows is worse"? If someone described a serious flaw in say, a Prius, would your response be, "Yeah, but Honda sucks."

I'm not trying to excuse crappy design problems in Windows, but when is Apple going to lose this untouchable luster and take it's lumps along with everyone else?

Comment: Re:When everyone is special, no one is special (Score 1) 284

by wipeMyButt (#27572047) Attached to: Facebook Users Get Lower Grades In College

I was involved in several student societies (I was on the executive committees for three of them, including being president of two)

This generally isn't what people mean when they "social". The tendency is to mean going to parties, going on dates, hanging out and doing stupid stuff. When you consider being on an executive committee for a student society "being social" I think you've pretty much separated yourself from the typical college student.

Comment: Re:Just Like When He Led Microsoft (Score 5, Insightful) 841

by wipeMyButt (#26738997) Attached to: Bill Gates Unleashes Swarm of Mosquitoes
So, by using a stage trick (because you know all those mosquitoes really were carrying the malaria virus) to try and shock a group of people out of apathy Gates somehow becomes a "Liberal" who wants to equalize society at the lowest common denominator? What are you smoking and why aren't you sharing? First of you equate a "Liberal mindset" with some sort of Huxley like uber-socialism. Then you say he's trying to lower the wealthy (no one said the audience was wealthy, they're just not 3rd world poor) instead of helping the poor (he's spent billions doing just that). I think your analysis of his symbolism says more about the way you think than it says anything about Gates' action.

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