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Comment Re: Or just don't violently riot. (Score 1) 225

No, Trump won. You're just butt-hurt because California doesn't get to decide who the president is for the rest of the United States. You seem to forget that the US is really 50 countries that decided to form a union. The Electoral College was set up to make sure one state can't exert undue influence over the rest of the US. While Clinton got more in the popular vote due to rabid idiots in a few blue states, the majority of the US did not want her ass in office.

Gary Johnson didn't win but you don't see me trying to alter reality to make it seem like he did and it's all a big conspiracy by neo-nazi, misogynist, homophobic, transphobic, islamophobic racists.

Perhaps the DNC shouldn't have screwed Bernie?

Comment Re:the Snowflake Jihad (Score 4, Insightful) 235

It's funny, the same sort of people who rail against corporations and want free speech curtailed are exactly the same ones who decide they want to replace government tyranny with corporate tyranny when it fits their agenda.

If a private business has a right to limit offensive speech on a social media platform in the name of moral righteousness, they have just as much right to deny service to people they find objectionable on the same grounds such as homosexuals or muslims. That's not a world I want. Everyone is offended by SOMETHING.

Would you be OK with ISP's being pressured by moral crusaders to not provide connectivity to people who host "offensive" content because the moral crusaders decide to label everyone they don't agree with "neo-nazis"?

If certain advertisers don't want their ads showing up on a certain channel's content, whatever, that's fine. But to demonetize a channel's videos entirely because some snowflake finds it offensive, that's bullshit.

Comment Re:Condo rules (Score 1) 160

wonder how they'll get around that.

By offering their services only in places where people don't willingly submit to tyranny? Not everyone lives in "upscale" places full of rich douchebags who think it's their right to impose their will on you just in case you might drop their artificially inflated property value $0.50. A lot of those places are full of people that think doing your own lawn work or fixing your own car is low class and trashy. Or try to get you booted because your car is old and ugly. Those people can afford to have their car towed to a shop and use their spare.... not the target market.

Comment Apple being retarded != MS superiority (Score 1) 313

Apple's biggest issues IMHO....

1.) Assuming pro users would buy a souped-up Macbook Air with no ability to upgrade RAM or storage.

2.) Assuming pro users will only want pen and touch support in a locked-down consumer appliance that's not suited for content creation. We want a Macbook tablet/2-in-1.... preferably with SO-DIMM slots and replaceable SSD. The iOS and Mac teams should not worry about "competing" with each other.

3.) Assuming pro users are OK with dated CPU and weaker GPU's compared to cheaper Winblows machines.

I'm actually OK with USB-C and needing dongles in the short-term (though I want magsafe back). I just want a modern capable machine that can be upgraded and the ability to use pen and touch. And for them trying to slowly lock people into the Mac App Store.

Comment Re:Funny..... (Score 3, Insightful) 305

Private citizens maybe but I think e-mail and cloud storage providers should be treated more as "common carriers" and only respond to legit legal requests for such data rather than enthusiastically embarking on witch hunts to do law enforcement dirty work. What you're sort of advocating would be like the post office reading all of your sealed mail in just in case you might be a pedophile and letting law enforcement know you might be a pothead.

Why shouldn't I expect the same rights that I enjoy (theoretically, not in practice) with telephones and snail mail to carry over into the digital realm? The USPS is govt run in name only these days and is more of a private organization. Would you be cool with UPS searching all of your packages because a computer said there could be pictures of underage titties in there somewhere?

What this boils down to is the government is using private companies to circumvent the constitution using the same old "think of the children" tripe that brought us the drug war with a double-dose of tyranny and it's sickening.

Comment Funny..... (Score 2, Insightful) 305

Funny.... I'd have PTSD from being forced to engage in warrantless surveillance. Splitting hairs because it's "Microsoft's server, since they aren't the feds they can do anything they want" doesn't make it a good thing to do. They are effectively acting as law enforcement and assisting the feds in sidestepping the 4th amendment. The few people they catch doesn't warrant the intrusion on many people who didn't deserve it. Much like the patriot act and butthole searches at airports. Especially if they report "other crimes" which may be victimless.

THAT would give me PTSD. If I wanted to be law enforcement and "catch bad guys" I would have gotten a criminal justice degree and worked in law enforcement where there's proper checks and balances.

Comment Gee I wonder why.... (Score 1) 228

- Only device you can get a touchscreen/active stylus with is an overpriced boutique internet appliance.

- Only hardware innovation in years is a goofy touch bar.

- Only major changes in hardware is to make things slightly thinner and remove any aspect of user upgrade/serviceability. Can't even swap SSD or upgrade RAM in PRO models.

- OSX is becoming increasingly locked down. Even installing something like TotalTerminal has become a pain in the ass.

- Increasing efforts to force everyone through a silly app store on desktop systems.

If Apple truly gave a shit about the OSX ecosystem they would either license it to other PC manufacturers or open source it. The mac division is slowly committing suicide. I would love something like an MS Surface with a better keyboard and OSX. They also need to bring back a mid-range tower with slots. The iMac is just not the end-all be-all of desktop machines and is far from affordable. The Mac Pro has even been left to rot.

There is just nothing appealing for the creatives/power users/engineers that evangelized for and made the platform great. It's just overpriced locked down Wintel trash that is disposable these days. I'm not paying $1,500+ for a disposable computer.

Comment Re:Good for SpaceX (Score 2) 75

You honestly think Boeing and Lockheed haven't blown anything up and we've never experienced rockets exploding upon launch before when overpaid pork-barrel contractors are involved? Remember the Navy's kaputnik? Remember Challenger? Remember many test pilots killed in experimental planes? How about combat pilots killed due to the P-38's issues in a dive?

Stop being a shill. Rockets explode sometimes, especially ones that are innovative and new.

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