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Comment Re:Here's an idea. (Score 1) 252

Serious Issue, I don't and already have photos from my childhood that friends or family upload. It is impossible to not be in a photo these days. It just takes one or two photos and your lost.

We live in a world of technology, the government uses it to control the masses, the masses use it to socialize. The criminals use it to detect the government using it against them. Reality is as technology progresses towards the future things will become harder to get away with. Undercover cops are committing fraud of sorts.

There are many negative effects of technology, it will cause social issues, economic issues, and new crimes and tools for criminals. When a street corner drug dealer can snap a shot of a potential buyer and use the app "Cop or not" before showing his stash, we are left with a limitation. We have to decide do we combat this by making the apps illegal to have or perhaps we add 1000s of cameras to the city streets (CCTv), perhaps again we go 1984 and have cameras in every house, then allow a bill like the patriot act to get the feeds of every phone camera, home security camera, phone conversation, or whatever the gestapo wants.

The only real solution, legalize drugs under a controlled environment. It is easier for high school kids to get pot, but if it was regulated instead of illegal it would make it more difficult. We could use the tax money to invest in better technology to deal with the real crimes.

So, In Plain Sight is going to have to create a show now where someone gets tagged on facebook so the criminals all of the sudden know where their target is.

Comment iPad developers vs. Android (Score 0) 312

Seriously this is about the stupidest argument ever heard. Android already can compete with iPad, what are they trying to say. iPad does not have a huge incomprehensible market, they have devout worshipers that purchase as soon as their products come out. Android people are a bit pickier when it comes to buying something, they actually take time to evaluate the products instead of the hipsters who buy a label. There are plenty of apps, games, and utilities for Android tablets, and plenty of well selling tablets out there making a decent profit.
Apple is not the future of mobile technology, in fact Android sells are surpassing them more and more each day. Apple is resorting to lawsuits to slow the competition because they are afraid of loosing. The only competition Amazon has to worry about is other Android makers, because the die hard iPad people are Steve Job worshipers or people that believe articles like these.
I work in a marketing company, the sales team and executives like iPhones and iPads. Most everyone else uses Android with a few people using iPad/iPhones. Yes people near the art industry have been using apple for decades and a few hipsters love Apple, but everyone else is starting to shift away.

Comment Re:WHAT!?!?!?! (Score 1) 637

My favorite games are epic. I think Red Dawn is a bad example. Perhaps they should look at Fallout and see how many people completed Fallout 3 and Fallout: Vegas, not to mention the expansions they released for it. The problem is Redemption is a GTA clone with a new face, basically it still has a lot of the things GTA had. While it was entertaining, it was not a true RPG.

I think the biggest problem is they are trying to classify things based on a handful of games, I would love to see their research process and data. I would expect it to show different niches or be very limited.

My personal view: There are several epic games I did not complete, including the last final fantasy, most GTA games (I completed red dawn), Darkness falls, alone in the dark, and a few others. Either they got to button pushy, to hard for casual play (Meaning I don't want to play them unless I am in the mood), or they were to preparative.

Of all of those games the only one I will buy a sequel to is GTA (I have fun racing around town even if I get stuck on a quest and frustrated at times). If they shorten up the world I will be less inclined to buy it, it is not the quest that makes it fun, but the quest. In fact all GTA games, the best was the LA one because it was more than just about the questing, you had to take over territories, much funner than just storyline questing.

Of the games I completed: Fallout, Redemption, Dragon Age (Too short), Mass Effect, Oblivion. I bought all of the sequels or would. Dragon Age II and Mass Effect II on the other hand changed the play so much, they took away what made the games fun, I will not buy the third installment. Mass Effect 2 was also too short, so I won't buy 3. BTW, I have completed Oblivion dozens of times, it is way to short and it is huge. In fact I would pay extra for some of these games if they kept the worlds large and packed.

Comment Re:It feels old and already seen (Score 1) 413

Not sure why it remained so popular, I personally thought it was the same game as Evercrack or even DAOC. They had nothing new or original above these other games. In fact, I thought DAOC was 100 times better. I lost interest after it took me a month to level up because I was being pwnd by high levels and had to PVE to level up, not that I dislike PVP, just hate taking years to get good enough (level wise) that I have any chance to PVP. The "Grinding" in other words really sucks.

Comment Re:Bad for everyone (Score 2) 181

I find Apple a funny little company.
A few years ago, maybe a couple of decades, they were nobody, on their way out. Microsoft gets hit with a lawsuit and gives Apple life again.
Perhaps it is time Apple gets smacked. I think all other cellular makers need to hit Apple with a join lawsuit as a message to stop. Perhaps if they get everyone to nail Apple to the wall their lawyers will be so busy trying to defend they will stop attacking one company after another.
Apple Competitors, stop waiting for your turn, unite to push Apple on the ropes. The governments shouldn't have to be involved, there are plenty of people to fight together, stop Apple, form alliances long enough to kill the sue happy giant.
Sure they have lots of money now, but after they get nailed with a series of lawsuits from everyone they compete with, they will be hard pressed to pay anyone but the lawyers. Enough law suits against them at the same time ensures they are less able to focus on one victim at a time, the army of evil lawyers you hire will outnumber the evil lawyers they hire, and while lawyers are the only winners here, they will think twice before they try suing the next person.

Comment Re:NNNGGGHYAAA!!!! (Score 2) 281

Mac is a evil pathetic dogmatic corporation. Mac BAD, Microsoft BAD. I also hate mate because they bastardized the greatest OS ever, Free BSD. Mac needs to stop child labor and labor camps associated with their company, and stop suing people because they are jealous of their success. They are a bunch of cry babies that need to be put down.

Comment Fix it or loose it (Score 1) 1040

We the people need to create a new demand from politicians. Meet the claims you present, the demands we want, fix this country or we will kick you out. We the people are responsible to keep the government in check, we need to fire congress and get a new group of people in there, fire the president, the senate, the house. California needs to fire there state senate and governor. We need to have a zero torrence for lies and empty promises. In the real world if some company said they would do X if you hired them you expect X. If you don't get it you ask for a refund, fire them or otherwise. If my job let me do nothing I promised and keep my salary, I would be spending my days programming games and posting comments on slash dot. (Oh wait, I work for the government?)... All politicians should post a commitment of goods. Think of how quickly they would change if we replaced them on failure to live up to their commitment. It does not matter what the laws say, it does not matter what they claim, it does not matter, we the people have the right to change things either by demanding change through peaceful discussion, peaceful activation, or violent revolution. If the government is corrupt we the people are supposed to overthrow it. I do not believe in violence, so I say we pick a day say 6 months down the road, and set a task to the government to have us back on track or we strike. If 50 million people skipped 1 day of work, the government would have to wake up and do their job, that says we are not going to take any more. Once should be enough for 20 years of politicians doing what they are supposed to, but if not, we can strike until they step down and allow new people in that will fix it. Who is with me?

Comment Re:Same old nonsense. (Score 1) 283

Google this: most popular search engine You will note: Google has held 70% over the past few years. Unwaivering, unfaltering. People Google stuff, end of argument. Apple and Google, Apple: Hipster based client base. Child Labor. pro controlling the masses. Likes to sue everyone. Needed a MS bailout. Upgrade means we removed a bunch of features that made it worth while and increased the costs, but we did add some new images for your background. Apple has a limited client base, and many people that will never use it. Google: Solid tech, strong following. Never bailed out of anything, bailing others out. Gets statistics off users (oh no, how evil), but fights for open web rights. Upgrading means lots of new features, stability fixes, and still absolutely free. Google actually supports the open source community. Google is no longer just a proper noun. A large percentage of the world (except China and Russia (oh no)) use it daily and that is just their search engine. 100 Years from now they will not say: Hey apple that!! But they may just say hey google that! Android is becoming more popular than iPhone. Android apps can be developed on a MAC computer, Linux Computer, and even Windows Computer. Iphone apps can be developed on a MAC, though it does not directly support others (Third party tools are required for non mac development, meaning slower access to newer technologies). Iphone's dictatorship reflects that of the company, and while many people will follow sheepishly, as options they desire are readily available elsewhere but blocked or limited by Apple, they will move away. Reality Trying to compare google to apple is like comparing apples to pictures of oranges. They are vastly different companies, and while I present Apple as very negative and google as more positive the truth doesn't matter how your portray the companies, the way the operate are so different that you cannot look at 1 to see how the other will flourish or fail. I for one predict Apple failing in the future, but it is because I hope they do, not because they will. These articles are basically the same thing, the author wants them to fail, if nothing more than a story about how goliath was slain.

Comment Re:Simple (Score 1) 318

So, ghost writers and other professionals have a problem with posting their real names, but they are ok? Can we force all government employees to wear a badge indicating their real full name? Officer Bob Johnson, you live on Elm Street right? Are you sure you want to give me that ticket? No more anonymous has long reaching results outside of computers, information gives you power. Lets stop hiding our votes, then we can validate the counts by identifying who voted for whom. We don't need to keep that a secret, what is the worst that could happen? Jenny, how stupid are you voting for ...... We don't need to have a private life, in fact, I think we should all be forced to stop wearing clothes, and change all walls into glass walls so everyone can see what and who everyone else is doing. Think of how we could stop pedophiles this way.

Comment Stupid Patents (Score 0) 316

Now we really need to kill these stupid patents. People stop buying apple, send them a message, tell them they are pathetic as a company and we just will not accept it anymore. Seriously, patents are the new way to destroy the economy, kill small business, and play games at high level. Every large corporation is suing a different one, so many bs patents exist that I could not compete if I wanted to. It has gotten ridiculous. People are dying because medical patents are being fought over, now you have big corporate loosers crying over pennies.

Comment Man Sued for thinking about speaking (Score 0) 334

Today in news we are going to California where a man is on death row for thinking about speaking his mind. The first case backed by the new law protecting people from hearing, seeing or mind reading anything that could offend them. The man was going to compliment a lady on her nice dress when the mental police intercepted his thoughts. In this case the friend walking next to the woman would have hurt feelings as he was not intending to compliment her new hair cut.

Comment Oh no, not missing the grammer (Score 0) 295

Nit picking is why GNU blows chunks as a license. Seriously maybe the grammar sucks and should not be resent. Lets not shoot ourselves with crappy code or excessive junk when we could clean it up and republish. It would be one thing if they tried to resell it as their own, but including only a portion of something is not a reason to go to war. This is why I hate much of the open source community, they have a great idea, but get so fanatical about it. Instead of being a progressive group dedicated to improving life for the future they turn into a politically weighed down propaganda machine that cries about a broken nail.

Comment Re:In b4... (Score 0) 152

Retarded, no. Most people like to use the tools that best fit the job. 1) Well Known and established by all, in other words, support is everywhere, people that can manage it cost less and can be found at all skill levels. 2) Universal. SQL fits into so many places, where as nosql fits into a few small areas, and tends to be limited to perform well in just those areas. Meaning you need multiple databases for each section of your code based (not always a bad thing). 3) Stable. SQL has been around, optimization is stable, years of theories built on the core. 4) Non-experimental: SQL is known, NoSQL is a gamble, go to the owners and say hey we want to experiment, we are not sure that it will be better, but it may, it will only cost you a lot of time as we learn this new technology. Professional NoSQL will be used only where it can be fully proven to present great advantage, not just possibly give us advantage.

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