* Posts by wayward4now

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SCREW you, GLASSHOLES! Microsoft unveils HoloLens

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Ohhhh! Nooooo!

And I thought we could keep Microsoft off of Mars.

Damnit.

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Alabama tops US teacher-pupil sex league

wayward4now

Re: meh

"We do?"

You bet. I remember praying for the chance. :)

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Re: meh

"So we have the subjective idea of an age of consent but in some cases if you are a teacher you are assumed to be more criminal than the rest of the population."

In most states sex between "parent, step-parent, or others in a role of "parental authority" get a low grade felony, with a few years or probation. That includes prison guards and teachers. North Carolina's statute 14.27.7 is an example. I don't see how this teacher got 2nd degree though. That would mean she used overwhelming force. But, that is Texas for you.

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Free Windows 10 could mean the END for Microsoft and the PC biz

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Linux

Re: Free now. Pay (and pay again) later

"However, once punters catch on to the plot to bleed them annually, even more will desert to Mac than were driven away by Win8 catastrophe."

Right, Apple will just stop supporting your pricey Apple hardware, when it suits them. The OS becomes a moot point then. The Mac-Mini users are already crying the blues, just as the original Apple][ owners did in the 80's. Anyone thinking Apple will reward their loyalty has more money than brains.

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I'll build a Hyperloop railgun tube-way in Texas, Elon Musk vows

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Re: The San Francisco peninsular needs this

Wouldn't a monorail be better for that region?? The pylons could take the stress of earthquakes if properly designed. Plus, they run above the traffic.

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Blade Runner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it

wayward4now

Re: What's so great about Blade Runner? @Matthew

I'm still looking for the directors cut of Trancers. That could stand a re-make. :D

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Re: "Always leave them wanting more"

Decker will be found with his brains transplanted into a Jar Jar Binks form. He shits an assortment of spotted and striped multicolor Easter eggs when he gets excited, as he pulls out that blaster to pop a replicant. So, it's not a question anymore if he is human or replicant, it's will he become the True Messiah and learn to wear tennis shoes on those cartoon feet??

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Google sues Mississippi Attorney General 'for doing MPAA's dirty work'

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Re: I wonder...

Certainly he would be in minimum Federal prison where they have nice pool tables and weight piles. He could continue his education through the new "distance learning" facilities. If you get really bored, you can read the Bible cover to cover. I did, twice. :)

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wayward4now

Maybe that would have been better worded "both Democrats and Republicans".

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SEXY GOLD FireFOXY LADY hits Japan in transparent kimono today

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a picture would have been nice

...jus sayin'

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DEAD STEVE JOBS accuses Real Networks of 'hacking' iPods

wayward4now

Re: Huh?

Well, you could just see a monopoly issue if you completely hate on Jobs as much as I do. Good thing I am not on a jury deciding Apple's fate, as I could take naps and briefly waken to push the GUILTY button every ten minutes. :) Did I mention I really DESPISE Apple??

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UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan

wayward4now

Re: So fork, then

Thank you. Systemd has been on my machines since it was announced for Debian Jessie. I'm liking it. I sure don't see sweating bullets over it as wheezy sysv has a long shelf life ahead of it.

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Japan develops robot CHEERLEADERS which RIDE on BALLS

wayward4now
Linux

Re: Defeats the whole purpose....

Wait until they put little Santa Claus figurines on those balls. They'll sell like hotcakes to every Grandma as presents for her grand-kids in no time. If they could be directed by WiFi, then include some software for them to do that and edit little dance schemes on your PC. The crowd goes wild flinging cash to have one. I can see it now! Then little Barbee's, or soldier of war/ G.I. Joe, with little light-up AK-47's, figurines. You all laugh now, monkey boys, someone will get stinking rich with this one.

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wayward4now
Linux

It's great! Very Japanese

I LOVE it! It's great out-of-the-box thinking. I think that these little robots are a proof-of-concept for bigger and better to come. Too bad we don't have those balls here in the US. :) Ric

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JJ Abrams and Star Wars: I've got a bad feeling about this

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Flame

I stopped watching Star Wars

...the moment I saw Jar Jar. I've been scarred for life, f' you very much Lucas.

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FSF slams Mozilla for 'shocking' Firefox DRM ankle-grab

wayward4now
Alien

They said it was a weather balloon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAHSb5WwADU

When I read another FSF news announce I hear "Unmarked Helicopters", by Soul Coughing, in my head. Spare me from those who would save me. Especially the bearded ones.

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Teardowns confirm $1,500 Google Glass hardware is DIRT CHEAP

wayward4now

Re: Born in Mississippi? Inventor of the Opti-grab?

Ha! Great minds! I can still see the scenes of all those people who went cross eyed by the "Opti-Grab"!

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Hey, Michael Lewis: Stop DEMONISING Wall Street’s SUPERHUMAN high-speed trading

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Mushroom

Re: Let's see if I understand this correctly . . .

"We should build a complex machine to run the market and our economy."

Don't you mean "a gigantic bank of computerzzz"? ala Doctor Strangelove? Then, use abandoned mine shafts for the remainder of humanity to dwell in, once the surface of the planet is reduced to rubble from the riots, looting and burning?

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Re: Why do we have stock markets?

"1) The transaction tax - 0.5% should be invisible to a long-term investor"

I would subject transactions to real sales taxes. Then it would be cheaper to invest in human beings.

2) Returning to the use of paper share certificates and share registers - no-one is the legal owner of stock until they hold the paper certificate and it is registered with the company; no-one can sell stock unless they are in physical possession of the certificates.

Exactly... you would buy in to a company for long term investment for expansion, which would lead to more hiring of human beings.

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wayward4now
Holmes

Re: But why ?

The ANSWER IS! ...tax trades/stocks. You pay sales tax to buy a bicycle, so why not?? That would sure as hell slow down trading. And, cure the deficit.

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AT&T and Netflix get into very public spat over net neutrality

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Holmes

Re: AT&T's internet service sucks anyway

"Singapore has been providing their citizens wired Gigabit ethernet connectivity for years now. Why can't the rest of the world's nations follow suit?"

Because Singapore is a teeny tiny dot on a map compared to the North American land mass.

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Re: "Someone must pay a cost".

I don't use netflix, so why subsidize some lardo who inhales the bandwidth I'd be using for my browsing? From what I've read one stinking PRIVATE company snarfs 1/3 of the total available bandwidth of the Internet. Damn straight, make them pay.

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Star Wars movie to start shooting in UK this summer

wayward4now

Re: Star Wars: Episode VII

You have to seriously like the Muppets. I'm going to have to get dentures from gritting my teeth every time I hear a @$&^$# Muppet voice.

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Mushroom

Re: 'PLEASE... NOT Jar Jar Binks'

Toss in any sort of Muppet and shoot them into the sun. PLEASE!!!

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Help! Apple has snaffled the WHOLE WORLD'S supply of sapphire glass

wayward4now

Re: Shame about the Edge

Put me down for 20, as I want the first go at the shiny red button.

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Second-hand software broker: OK Microsoft – we made a mistake

wayward4now
Mushroom

Don't use licenced software.

I agree 100%. I haven't used Windows since 3.1.1 and haven't looked back. What pile of suckers tolerates this Orwellian nightmare of permissions to use what you already possess, that you have to PAY for? It boggles the mind.

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Apple seeks patent for mood-sensing technology

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Flame

Tech Support Call Centers Need This

...while you're cursing a blue streak at the stupid canned

"Before I connect you to technical support, may I suggest you try..."

F-YOU! Get me a #$%& HUMAN! Aiiiiieeeeee!!! Someone just SHOOT ME!! I've been on hold for a f'ing HOUR! Stupid machine! Yahhh! Yahhh!

"Thank you for waiting, your patience is appreciated ... and we'll be right with you"

They need a mood sensor for damn sure...

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wayward4now
Big Brother

Re: The inevitable

Shhhhh!! next they will try to claim the Wankometer, which is my work in progress. It measures eye-pupil dilation when scantily clad members of the opposite (and/or same) sex are presented. Since everyone knows that pr0n is $profits$, I'll get stinkin' rich and buy that Bentley!

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Verizon's transparency report shows more than 320,000 US data slurping orders

wayward4now
Windows

Re: I'm so popular....

Since "I am a BAD MAN!" - (echo Muhammad Ali)

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Relax, Obama! Former Microsoft exec tapped to save sick healthcare.gov

wayward4now

Huh??

I thought they had called in RedHat?

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Run a server on your Gb/s Google Fiber? OK, fine, fine ... maybe a small one

wayward4now
Linux

The Internet is not a truck

Nuff said!

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The LSD trick cyclist, the 1980s pop-star and video games to REPROGRAM YOUR BRAIN

wayward4now

Facebook?? Scruum.

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Australia's anti-smut internet filter blueprint lasts LESS THAN A DAY

wayward4now

Re: Hell, not again!

I would agree with the Moral Campaigners, if they would agree that the Internet is NOT a safe haven for minors. If they cannot give "genuine consent" then one would think that sites who pander to kids, while making a buck profiling them being groomed with targeted ads, in the exact same fashion of "objectifaction" that all abusers share in common then, for "The Safety of the Kids", keep them off of what is most decididly an Adult Social Media (the entire Internet), where "genuine consent" may be safely assumed among adults. Then, if they MUST access the web, then it would be by using a parent's or responsible adult's account , to gain access and THEY would assume all responsibility for the welfare of the minor, not the General Public who couldn't give a rat's about 'em. Ric

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Oz government-in-waiting releases new online child protection policy

wayward4now
Holmes

Why have "kids" on the net at all?

If they cannot give "genuine consent" then one would think that sites who pander to kids, while making a buck profiling them in the exact same fashion of "objectifaction" that all abusers share in common then, for "The Safety of the Kids", keep them off of what is most decidedly an Adult Social Media, where "genuine consent" may be safely assumed. I'm amazed that it isn't already illegal, when there are so many consent issues present wuth regards to minors. Ric

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'World's worst director' plans Snowden-inspired movie comedy

wayward4now
Linux

I agree. Postal was about the best/worst film I have ever watched! It helps to be on prescription pain meds after having a toe amputated. Then, it's REALLY hilarious! :)

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Tencent offers 10TB of free cloud storage for all

wayward4now

Use their cloud to post your resume. At least it will get read!! Heck, maybe they are hiring?? I like Chinese food. :)

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LinkedIn lowers age of consent to 13

wayward4now

I just closed my account

...and THAT took some doing. Plus, I was tired of idiots I know wanting me to endorce their non-existant skill sets via tons of emails. Joe Lunchbucket has a new skill! Rocket Science. Scruum.

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Palestinian Facebook flaw-finder getting $10,000 payday in online appeal

wayward4now

I just hate facebook

There, I said that.

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak disses Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs

wayward4now
Linux

Re: Who cares.....really!!!!

AMEN! I bought one of the original garage built Apple ]['s. What a DREAM MACHINE! It came with the original Red and Blue manuals that spelled out the inner workings and logic diagrams, plus all the source code. Woz invented Open Source long before the "movement" started. Then it took off. I seriously doubt the hand of Steve Wozniak in the closing down of the Apple][+ and the rest. They weren't open and quieted the whines of the software industry after users figured out how easily software written for one could be copied (pirated) on the original machines with the reset to mini-assembler. I know. I also doubt Wozniak favored the dropping of support for machines without some form of upgrade. I love The Woz, I just wish he had some "assertiveness training".

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Elon Musk unveils Hyperloop – the subsonic tube of tomorrow

wayward4now
Linux

Could get messy!

The biggest drawback to any ground based rail is cars at intersections with rail. Cars and trains famously do not get along well, or any thing else in their path. Plus, with rail you have to surrender the real estate, which costs a fortune before you even start to lay track. Monorails, or this tube proposal, makes much more sense. Building the tube shouldn't be a major effort when we already have plenty of experience building them for the oil industry. You might need some sort of pressure washing system in place for when the strawberry jam happens with capsules of humans rocketing along at 700mph collide with something. Could get messy.

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Who's who: 12th Doctor has been chosen, will meet you on Sunday night

wayward4now
Paris Hilton

Re: I hope he has breasts

GREAT MINDS!! All sorts of possibilties here for fishnet under the corduroy!

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Jobs' first boss Nolan Bushnell: 'Steve was difficult but valuable'

wayward4now
Linux

Re: There are plenty of Steve Jobs running around.

I've always maintained that if it weren't for The Woz, Jobs would have been selling term life policies to blue rinsed old ladies.

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Congress plans to make computer crime law much, much worse

wayward4now
Unhappy

All that prison space

that will be opened up when they legalize drugs has to be filled. Just like in the hotel industry, "Heads in beds" is the Golden Rule.

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Pope: Catholics, go forth and multiply... your Twitter followers

wayward4now
Devil

Re: The internet is where religions come to die!

Maybe His Holiness spotted those YouTube videos "...and I am a Mormon!" and swooned with envy! "We gotta get me one of those!" and proceeded to festishize the Internet as just another :parable". I agree with the other responders that note that the poorest of the poor on the American continent are Catholic, and they breed like mad.

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wayward4now
Devil

I'd be more inclined to listen to whatever the Pope has to say, once they listen to Jesus and return all the gold and silver stolen from South America. As a penance, they could rebuild the temples that were overthrown by zeolot priests and also return all of the religious artifacts they stole. Then, I MIGHT be inclined to listen to anything they would have to say about the teachings of Jesus.

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Windows Phone 8 reboot woe causes outpouring of forum misery

wayward4now
Linux

Re: duh

Many organizations have tried to move their office servers to Windows and have ended up going back to Linux.

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Woz to visit Oz

wayward4now
Linux

I love The Woz!

I just love The Woz. It took IBM to recognize the brilliance of the original Apple ][ design and create a personal computer that you could open and dink around with the insides, adding new cards into slots that made it truly a personal computer. It took Apple about 20 years to come full circle. Had they stayed true to the original design and providing the source code to Integer and Apple Floating point basic as well as the mini-assembler, as we original Apple ][ owners got in the Red and Blue books, neither IBM nor Linux would have gained ground. The Woz was about Open Source long before Stallman. Jobs blew that off, big time. And he blew off us, the original investors in Apple Inc. So, you'll never see me going around with anything that has the Apple logo on it. I run a pc and Linux. If it hadn't been for The Woz, jobs would have been selling term life to blue rinsed old ladies.

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Torvalds bellows: 'The GNOME PEOPLE are in TOTAL DENIAL'

wayward4now
Linux

Re: Torvalds is turning out to be

"The kernel is a key bit but it doesn't make the rest of the OS irrelevant." The vast majority of the OS isn't GNU tools. Just X11 alone is a far greater contribution to the "OS" in this day and age. Plus, the Free Software movement didn't start with RMS, it was part and parcel to the independent thinking of the early computer groups, such as the Homebrew Computer Club. There was plenty of "Free Software" for CP/M. What wasn't free was MADE FREE by all of the early pirates for machines like the Apple ][. So, GNU didn't INVENT the movement, not by a long shot, and it's offputting to listen to the claims made that it all originated from GNU. Even Stallman had to stand on the shoulders of giants. The GPL is a good thing. But please don't wreck the gift debt by making demands that the gift be acknowledged again and again and again. That just makes one seem to be a nag and that is a "Wrong Thing".

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Hard-up Kodak selling consumer film biz

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Holmes

I didn't think Kodak was alive at all

I thought the original owners sold out and Kodak was bought by some lawyers. They sure put the Kodak name on crap consumer products.

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