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Comment Re:The reason for the racial misidentification (Score 1) 52

But you know the Govt will crush you nonetheless.
They will take all power and wealth from you.
They are already doing it.

You need to get rid of them.

Yes....get rid of the government. That will surely calm things down and make everything run smoothly. *cough*

Comment Re:Private Offices (Score 5, Insightful) 208

Start with that. The best hardware on the planet is useless if you can't think due to noise and interruptions.

Or at least high cubicle walls. A developer's most valuable resource is their attention, and other humans are extremely good at demanding one's attention. Even the reflection of someone walking by behind me is enough to cause a momentary distraction and a dip in productivity. It's no mistake I do my best work when I'm the only one around, to optimize productivity give people the ability to cut off distractions.

Comment Re: Alternative media. (Score 1) 290

It sounded like you were taking one of their absolute positions based on their confusion about what freedom means.

I probably should have been more clear. Sometimes it's hard to express things unambiguously and dashing off a reply like I did is fraught with the chance for lots of possible interpretations

For the record, I am not and never will be a libertarian. The whole libertarian idea is embarrassingly silly and unworkable. It fails on so many levels that I could write a 5-volume set on it.

The problem most libertarians have is they never think that they'll be the ones getting fucked over by their wet dream of little or no regulation.

It's never their wife or their child who'll die from some untested medication or contaminated food or an unsafe electrical appliance. They always think that it'll always be the other guy whose wife or kid dies, and then the Magical Invisible Hand Of The Market will punish that company and force them out of business, so they'll be safe.

Comment Re:Yawn (Score 1) 95

Everyone, because every little fart that Microsoft releases on the market seems to have long repercussions in the industry.

Not really. After a long string of failures they've lost the power to rock the industry like they once did.

The Zune didn't and neither did the Windows phone.
Microsoft Kin sank without a trace.
Microsoft Bob never went beyond the "look-at-this-stupid-shit" stage.
Windows Mobile - scooped up 0.7% of the market. AWESOME.
Windows RT- It died so quietly no one knew it was ever alive.
The Nokia acquisition: it did nothing but waste billions and cost thousands of jobs.

Comment Yawn (Score 2) 95

"Is Microsoft Building A Foldable 'Surface' Phone?"

Who gives a shit what Microsoft is dabbling in this month?

If they ever manage to launch it and it fails to penetrate the market like their last 50 attempts at a phone, they'll discontinue it, fire the teams, and move on to the next clusterfuck.

Besides, Samsung is already demoing some foldable phones that look quite interesting. If I was going to bet on Microsoft or Samsung in the phone market, I'd bet on Samsung every time. People actually use their phones.

Comment Re: Alternative media. (Score 1) 290

I agree with what you said, but that doesn't invalidate my point at all.

Of course we should value places and institutions that uphold free speech, but the fact is that a private business has no obligation to do so. If they want to be authoritarian corporatists, that's their right. I disagree with it, but I doubt they'd care what I think.

Comment Re:Uhm... (Score 1) 526

> jwhyche (6192) has made you their foe.

LOL! Awww, you poor snowflake, did I squash your delicate little ego? Does this mean we aren't BFFs anymore? lol

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I believe that is more likely than you have some anonymous band of followers digging this deep in to a thread.

Riiiiiiiiight, it couldn't be that there are other people here actually disagree with your bullshit, so OF COURSE I have a dedicated, shadowy band of followers who side with me against all comers....

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Look you clearly have some kind of mental issue. I'm just going to move on now. You can sit here and stew if you want too. Take care.

Yeah, my "mental issue" is that I've put forth arguments for which you have absolutely no substantive response.

Thanks for playing, better luck next time. And ask your doctor if anti-paranoia medication is right for you.

Submission + - Prominent Drupal and PHP dev kicked from the Drupal project over Gor beliefs (techcrunch.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: Last week the Drupal community erupted in anger after its leader, Dries Buytaert, asked Larry Garfield, a prominent Drupal contributor and long-time member of the Drupal and PHP communities, “to leave the Drupal project.” Buytaert claims he did this "because it came to my attention that he holds views that are in opposition with the values of the Drupal project.". A huge furor has erupted in response — not least because the reason clearly has much to do with Garfield’s unconventional sex life. Buytaert made his post in response after Larry went public, outing himself to public opinion.

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