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Comment Re:Yay!!! (Score 2, Informative) 283

Before the first car, no one had ever made a car with 4 wheels!
After the first car though, 4 wheeled cars everywhere!!!

Besides, that is just BS to start with. Every phone I have ever owned has had rounded corners (I'm talking cells before smartphones came on the scene). And I'm on my 3rd smart phone, none of which have been iPhones, and only one of which could even remotely be considered to have corners rounded even similarly to an iPhone. Even that one could not be confused with an iPhone.

But that's all beside the point anyways. It's a freaking Phone. It has a screen and maybe some buttons. They all look very similar. Just like every tv I've ever had has looked similar to the rest. And every laptop. And every car. And every ....

If it's not at least a technically novel patent, it's a fucking retarded patent. Period. Fuck ALL of the patent trolls, may they sue each other into oblivion!

Comment Re:Websites (Score 1) 454

One of the banks I deal with only allows a 6 char password! Can you believe that?
I've had numerous discussions with them regarding all of the issues this poses. They think it's ok because they track IP's and display an image/phrase that you select when you have logged in to your account...what that's supposed to achieve I have no idea. Once in a while they'll go for the two-factor and make you provide the answer to a 'secret question', which of course is from an arbitrary list you had to select when signing up so not very useful.

They have absolutely no answer when asked directly what the problem would be with allowing longer password lengths.
Bunch of fucking idiots.

Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 1359

I really wish more people understood exactly what Atheism means. Atheism is not a lack of belief like most think, but rather a belief that there is no god.

So for everyone that doesn't believe in the bible or Christian God (or any other), this is not enough to claim being Atheist. Atheism is just as much a leap of faith as any religion, as you actually BELIEVE something to be true that is unprovable. That there is no and can be no divine entity of any sort.

Now, I don't know about you, but I find this statement almost as arrogant as claiming that the earth is only a couple thousand years old. Knowing that I am but a speck of dust in the infinity of space and time, to claim as fact that there could never have been any entity with any hand in the creation of what we know to exist would be astoundingly naive and arrogant. (whether direct or indirect). Of course I hold very little credence to the idea that anything created ME specifically, that's pretty in-plausible. But the idea that something may have been responsible for assembling the building blocks for life as we know it? Who knows.

What I do know is that I am not an Atheist. I am a believer of the Scientific Method, and by claiming such know it would be hypocritical to claim Atheism.

Comment Re:1366x768 (Score 1) 382

Yes, that's great. Except you went and drank the kool-aid.
You are getting this but with a drastic loss in vertical screen resolution, which is what people are saying sucks.
What is missing from the market that everyone here really wants is a widescreen that actually has a higher resolution than monitors from a few years ago. 768 vertical resolution is absolutely pathetic, and yet, that is what the bulk of people are using. And as others have mentioned, it's not that this is by choice, better options just aren't readily available.

Comment Re:Bye Bye America (Score 4, Informative) 164

Oh if only our current government had the balls to do this. Historically you'd be spot on.
Unfortunately there's zero chance right now. Bush North, er, I mean Harper, already has us bent over with our pants down for this. He tried forcing through a DMCA style bill through both terms in minority and thankfully failed. He has no such restrictions now however and it is only a matter of time before this happens.

Comment Re:maybe more secure (Score 1) 332

Not only is this dependent on the quality of the sysadmins, it is dependent as well on the policies and actions of those governing any particular cloud. The sysadmins do not create these policies, they merely implement them. Bottom line is that when you put data in a 'cloud', you are trusting the corporation or entity in control of that cloud with your data. Their policies could change at any time. Or the government could do so for them. Or another entity could take ownership and again change the policies involved.

Bottom line is that once your data is on someone else's server, all bets are off. Someone else is in 'possession' of this data, and may choose to do things with this data that you might not agree with.

Comment Re:Identifying what exactly? (Score 1) 548

You're right about the bloodthirsty mob part, but wrong about the rest. It usually requires a bloodthirsty mob to overthrow a violent suppressive regime. Btw, who do you think is in charge of the entire country of Mexico right now anyways?

A revolution is absolutely needed, but it's going to need a lot of help down there.

Comment Re:Identifying what exactly? (Score 1) 548

Wow, your posts in this thread are really just all over the map aren't they?
You're getting the responses you are because, well, you're being a total dick.

Look, everyone knows that the cartels are fucked. And everyone knows that they are thriving on the war on drugs, and that that situation was created by the US. Nothing new here. But you're arguing for the sake of argument. One minute you're saying one thing, then the next something completely different.

Lets try this then, got anything _constructive_ to add here?

Comment Re:already attacked (Score 1) 548

So what, they should just bend over and take it?
All of us should then for ever? Accept as fact that the cartels will be our overloards? Shall I just start forwarding my paycheck to them now?

You are right about what the cartels are, but your could not be more wrong about how to deal with them or what should be done in this situation. It's about time someone with some balls stood up and said Fuck You. We ALL should be doing this. Fuck, the US should have been fighting a war on the cartels the past 20 years instead of dicking around in the mid-east. THAT would have been worthwhile.

But sorry, you're right, wouldn't want to reach a hand out for someone else when there is a one in millions chance that collateral damage might somehow affect YOU.

Let me guess, you also wouldn't stop and help out at the scene of an accident either just in case the person bleeding out might have some blood born disease?


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