* Posts by Flashy Red

62 posts • joined 11 Oct 2011

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OFFICIAL: Last Western Black rhino snuffs it

Flashy Red

I was going to suggest it, too.

Might help the Chinese with their over-population issues.

Common brain parasite 'can affect host's actions'

Flashy Red

So easy

Yes, I love cats and have one well trained cat myself. Nevertheless, I have had to take over from my now deceased Abyssinian who used to regularly beat the shit out my neighbour's feral torty. Spraying cats with a water squirter is kinda fun, too, and harmless. Try it. It seems to work.

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They do!

Dogs are often allowed to roam off the leash in the enclosures of the New Forest, pissing and shitting up all the paths. Their owners take them there to avoid having to scoop up their dogs' mess. Really, really annoying. Probably doesn't do the ponies any good or the people who have to track the crap into their homes.

Flashy Red
WTF?

So your garden's now full of dog shit? Cats shitting in your garden is usually just them marking their turf, having identified the owner as inferior to them (I know, cats eh!!). But being pretty canny, they'll avoid the soppy German Shepherd for about 8 years until his hips are so shot from genetically acquired faults, and then they'll slowly torture it by shitting on their garden again. Little f***ers.

Stallman: Did I say Jobs was evil? I meant really evil

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Ahem, last time I looked, pretty much all CEMs and OEMs operated out of Asia. So don't go laying the blame at Jobs' feet. If you use a consumer electronics device of any sort then you, the consumer, are as much a contributor to global poverty and poor working conditions as the next person. Scapegoating one organisation just makes the accuser sound like a hypocrite.

Flashy Red
Childcatcher

Had me confused, too. An arse, and a fibber.

Flashy Red
Facepalm

Crickets. Tumbleweed. He'll have to be told first.

I use Windows, Ubuntu and OS X. Have done for years, and my preference is OS X. It's a choice, not a religious one either. The anti-this, anti-that crowds are starting to sound irritating. They should just respect the fact that people are free to make choices. End of. Move on. Nobody needs to be saved. It's all competition. It's all good.

Flashy Red
FAIL

Picking on the dead is easier for him. Bit of an arse, really.

Flashy Red
Facepalm

Hmmm

Stallman is starting to sound like a batshit insane Ayotollah. Jobs wasn't The Messiah, sure; he was possible a very naughty boy, in some ways. But he valued good design, which is a big plus for us mere mortals, and those wall-gardens (or gated communities?) help keep the riff raff out and the ecosystem under control. Probably, anathema to engineering tinker bells but most definitely not evil.

Ordinary people just want their shit to work. I've seen what some unfettered engineers can produce and sometimes it isn't pretty. But, hey, they can go play with Android.

Apple iOS 5.0 downloads drive all-time UK net traffic high

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FAIL

Meh. Stop whingeing, you probably already do the same for Canonical and/or Microsoft, since they all ship updates over the wire. But I understand: it's Apple, therefore the boot goes in. No problem, carry on.

Apple 'prepping smaller iPad'

Flashy Red

True that :)

Stallman: Jobs exerted 'malign influence' on computing

Flashy Red
Mushroom

QdK, wrote:

Lastly, I'd love someone to explain how to properly worship Apple. I've asked around, but none of the fanboys seem to know. I suspect the reason is I have yet to transcend to the inner Jobsian circle. However, I really want to do something to please the iGods but I'm hesitant to make up my own rituals; what if they're blasphemous for some reason? Don't want to risk that. Anyone?

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Look, here's the thing: most programmers, engineers and successful marketing sorts are arrogant narcissists whose emotional well-being involves keeping you totally dependent upon them. So, whether it's Apple, Oracle, Microsoft, the bearded High Priest of Open Source or one of his spotty acolytes, you're screwed any way you care to look at it.

Pick your poison; let others pick theirs. That's the only freedom you have.

::grin::

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