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Comment Re:show us one good software patent (Score 1) 209

You didn't see .wav (or any other audio format) sharing sites before mp3 came around even though .wav files were around for as long as Windows was, and other formats before it.
Hardly 'baseless' as you say.

What Internet were you visiting?

There was music sharing using WAV and others for several years before MP3, the problem was bandwidth and storage, so it was unpopular. Running LHA on a WAV didn't do much, but people did it anyway.

Comment Re:Another reason not to buy Surface (Score 1) 561

Fucking Microsoft, not letting me install Android on my Zune and Xbox. It's obvious, they're trying to sell the Xbox by using the fact that it works better with Windows as a selling point.

Yeah, no. New platform, new rules. If you argue that the ARM platform and PC platform are the same, then Microsoft is not a monopoly, and the restrictions placed on them are void, including those on the x86 platform. If you don't combine them, then ARM Tablets are not related to the PC and MS is not a monopoly in ARM and is a monopoly in x86 and the restrictions placed on them apply only to x86.

So, which do you want? Let MS do what they want in the x86 market or let them compete with yet another walled garden tablet?

Comment Re:Apple angle? (Score 1) 561

I mean Christ, how much difference is there between the Surface RT and the Surface Pro, the Asus Transformer and the Asus VivoTab? They're almost identical hardware (except the chip), and in the former case almost identical software too

How much difference is there between a PPC Mac and a Dell Optiplex? They're almost identical hardware, except for the chip and both can run Firefox, so, same software, right?

Comment Look at me still talking when theres Science to do (Score 1) 381

That's nice. Pointless, but nice.

You made a specific claim:

Skipping a pedestrian red light when you're young will increase the likelihood you'll skip a red one as a motorist later on

I claim that's not true. Now, prove your fact.

I have never heard of a study done that links jaywalking to red light running. You obviously have or you would not have made that claim. So, where can I read this study?

Comment Re:Sick Man (Score 1) 381

Now you're just making wild assumptions

Not really, I'm taking the non stop surveillance society to it's logical conclusion.

Your government is raping half the world but you don't seem to care

Have we changed topics from automated surveillance to world politics? I must have missed the topic change, I'll go back and check.

however you are worried about being fined when littering

No, I'm worried about some insane view of society where you seem to think that I need a parental figure or big brother watching my every move to make sure I don't litter. The road to hell is paved with good intentions and you're volunteering to run the steamroller.

Comment Re:Sick Man (Score 1) 381

One person's utopia is another's dystopia.

I see your vision as the path to a sterile world. An automated society where everything is monitored for someone's vision of what the world should be like. All mistakes are punished and eventually you're deciding that people don't seem to be exercising enough, so you fine them for that. You don't like what they are wearing, so you fine them for that. You don't like what they said, so you fine them for that. It doesn't end, an automated society where the people are just cogs in the machine, nothing but slaves to IT.

I strongly suggest you call your society "Camazotz". At least then people will know what they've signed up for.

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