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Comment Is this a deal? (Score -1) 123

So Samsung is offering a hundred bucks for the return of their "Note 7" phone. The summary does not tell the price paid for these. If the price was a hundred bucks, this seems like a decent offer, but I suspect that people paid a lot more for these smart phones and will have to pay a lot to convert/trade them for safe phones. Could we get some facts on the dollars involved for the customers?

Comment Re:Who??? (Score 1) 95

Who is this guy and why should I care about anything to do with him?

Good question. I just saw this name posted somewhere with a picture of a fat guy with a mustache alongside a halloween costume for girls. Seriously, WTF?! The submitter should have given some information on who this person is. It is insulting to expect that we know who your NOBODY is.

Comment Re:Flip Side (Score 1) 314

The worse renters are French people. They whine about everything.

It's funny that you mention that. I just had a family from France, and they hit a deer on the way to my place. They were late, but okay. I took their car rental numbers and my wife called the company and got them set up to get a replacement car. The next morning, I gave them the information and helped them get on their way. This should be an "easy A", non? They thanked me in their review, but my score dropped anyway. I guess waiting late and dealing with rental companies on behalf of guests is expected for hosts.

Well, I am soured for guests from France, anyway. I still welcome guests from anywhere else.

Comment Re:Hmmmm (Score 4, Insightful) 531

Agreed. From the summary:

... are probing what they see as a broad covert Russian operation in the United States to sow public distrust in the upcoming presidential election...
...enhancing Russia's ability to spread disinformation.

No. Wrong. To sow distrust in the election is to spread information. The system is corrupt, and giving information showing the corruption is a social good. And anyone stupid enough to believe in the current system is still free to continue voting for corruption and evil. Those stupid people are still free to voice their stupid opinions. I wish they wouldn't, but they have that right.

Comment Here is my product prediction (Score 1) 115

New! From Apple!

You don't know what it is, but you already know you want one!

Announcing "Orb"!

Orb is more than a computer! It is an advanced system!

Orb is a perfect white sphere that floats on a cushion of air from its base. Orb does not consent to touch other technology products. Keyboard and mouse are wireless, video is projected with lasers onto a specially coated ultra thin sheet of sapphire. The same base that protects Orb from touching others provides power to Orb by induction.

Orb is a high core count wonder. It has more cores than you could possibly need, and OrbOS uses those extra cores to do your work speculatively, creating the illusion that it knows what you want to do even before you do.

Now accepting orders for delivery.
Orb is now available at the OrbStore.
We have just processed your order for Orb.
Orb2 is now for sale, upgrade now!

Orb. It's your new life.

Comment Wrong again (Score -1, Troll) 162

Did Vmware actually agree to the GPL? If not, they are not in violation. This is getting old. They did not violate the GPL if they did not agree to it.

But they did violate copywrite law, provided that this fellow can prove it. I hope he can prove it in court. But "violating the GPL" is not correct unless the company explicitly agreed to it.

Comment Re:He didn't "build" anything (Score 2, Insightful) 319

The photos show a circuit board printed with "Micronta" which is a Tandy/Radio Shack trademark.

Yes, he took apart an alarm clock, made it look like a Hollywood bomb, and claimed he "invented" it. He is a liar, a swindler, and a piece of shit human. He tried to play the media with his pity party. Then he left the country. Good riddance! But someone left the door open and the vermin got back in again.

Comment Re:Seriously, WTF? (Score 1) 41

Screw it, I'm going to start a business with an impossible plan, then, after I've gotten millions in capital, I'll announce that the company is something else, get my sock puppet and sell dog food over the internet.

Create a browser front end for online forums with AI that will identify content derogatory to the user and rewrite it as praise. That should appeal to all those narcissists.

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