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Signed On Feb 1, 2009, 04:01
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
13. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 22, 2016, 08:39 TheVocalMinority
 
Rilcon wrote on Jul 22, 2016, 05:23:
"patenting math is bullshit"

What's the difference between complex mathematical equations and computer code?

Nothing - hence why software patents are absolute bullshit

Rilcon wrote on Jul 22, 2016, 05:23:
What makes the years of study and research to figure out a consistent way of generating certain geographic shapes worth less than the lines of code to make a few pixels move up and down a screen?

I don't know what planet you live on where effort automatically generates value, but I am curious about the price of an air-fare. It would be fantastic to just do whatever I want and not have to worry about paying the bills.
Or maybe I am misunderstanding the point you are trying to make. You should perhaps just state your argument rather than asking it as a question.


Rilcon wrote on Jul 22, 2016, 05:23:
This isn't patenting "2+2=4", it's patenting the equivalent of a an instruction manual to build a car.

A manual is not patentable.

I know this is likely a troll but I couldn't help myself. There was just so much stupid there, even for a blue news comment.
 
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News Comments > Farming Simulator 17 Adds Women
7. Re: Farming Simulator 17 Adds Women Jul 15, 2016, 22:51 TheVocalMinority
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jul 15, 2016, 12:20:
None of them bitches are of good breeding, otherwise, they wouldn't be living on a farm.

Not sure if I'm missing the joke here but Dude, you really need to get out more.
 
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 3 Hint?
15. Re: Left 4 Dead 3 Hint? Jul 1, 2016, 08:16 TheVocalMinority
 
Dacron wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 22:02:
It'll all drop together.

CS, L4D, DoD, Portal. One could hope Episode 3 / HL3.


And be exclusive to SteamOS!
 
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News Comments > Shadow Warrior 2 E3 Trailer
11. Re: Shadow Warrior 2 E3 Trailer Jun 26, 2016, 01:08 TheVocalMinority
 
Playing through the 2013 remake at the moment, it's a pretty fun game. Unfortunately there isn't a Linux version listed on GOG at the moment for this one so may miss out on it.  
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News Comments > John Romero's BLACKROOM Kickstarter
41. Re: John Romero's BLACKROOM Kickstarter Apr 26, 2016, 06:03 TheVocalMinority
 
I would contribute to this kickstarter, but I don't want to be John Romero's bitch.

Sorry had to be said.
 
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News Comments > New John Romero PC Shooter Teased
14. Re: New John Romero PC Shooter Teased Apr 15, 2016, 23:51 TheVocalMinority
 
Came for the snarky "John Romero will make you his bitch" comments. Left satisfied.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
18. Re: Morning Interviews Apr 13, 2016, 08:09 TheVocalMinority
 
Came to see assclowns whiteknighting Steam. Left satisfied.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2016, 04:46 TheVocalMinority
 
Sometimes I think Cutter is just an AI chat-bot gone horribly wrong, and other times I think he is an AI chat-bot gone horribly right!  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $110M
4. Re: Star Citizen Passes $110M Mar 14, 2016, 10:42 TheVocalMinority
 
Timmeh wrote on Mar 14, 2016, 10:22:
This company needs to get investigated by the FBI, CIA or whomever does this sort of thing for criminal fraud charges.

Who is this guy?
FBI? CIA?
Maybe he's just some crazy guy?
Some crazy guy, looking for god knows what!
 
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News Comments > STRAFE Next Year
4. Re: STRAFE Next Year Mar 4, 2016, 07:00 TheVocalMinority
 
Jerykk wrote on Mar 3, 2016, 23:16:
Devolver Digital announces they will publish STRAFE, the upcoming remake of this 1990s shooter.

This isn't a remake. It's an original game heavily inspired by Quake.

Don't you remember the original? It's was the one where things moved so fast that they made a whooshing sound when they went past.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: That coffee capsule story... Feb 19, 2016, 23:48 TheVocalMinority
 
PHJF wrote on Feb 19, 2016, 19:38:
I believe they put a rfid on the cup/pod, and the machine won't brew w/o it (so competitors products won't work).

Surely you can't be serious... what kind of stupid bastard would buy into that system?

Same ones that buy DRM software I would imagine.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Feb 12, 2016, 07:12 TheVocalMinority
 
NKD wrote on Feb 11, 2016, 22:07:
Please particle physicist Reagle, tell us more.

C'mon how was that not funny? Beagle's troll powers have increased significantly in recent years.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
11. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Feb 8, 2016, 10:10 TheVocalMinority
 
Bastiat's Ghost wrote on Feb 8, 2016, 05:17:
...at least until Steam OS or whatever becomes a viable option.

... no company, least of all Microsoft, should be trusted implicitly with your private data.

Face, meet palm.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Volvo promises deathproof cars by 2020 Jan 27, 2016, 08:55 TheVocalMinority
 
But to get the full effect, you really have to be in the drivers seat.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Debian Dec 31, 2015, 04:54 TheVocalMinority
 
Ant wrote on Dec 31, 2015, 04:26:
Wasn't Deb based on Deborah, his wife, or something?

Yeah, GF at the time and now ex-wife I believe.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Dec 31, 2015, 04:15 TheVocalMinority
 
The news of Ian Murdock's death is really shocking, even more so given that it may be suicide as a result of police brutality.

For those not aware the "ian" in "Debian" is from Ian Murdock's first name. Debian is the the basis of the popular linux distributions Ubuntu and Linux Mint.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Procedurally Generated Planets
63. Re: Star Citizen Procedurally Generated Planets Dec 18, 2015, 01:49 TheVocalMinority
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 17, 2015, 16:39:
Cutter wrote on Dec 17, 2015, 15:28:
AngelicPenguin wrote on Dec 17, 2015, 13:00:
Cutter wrote on Dec 17, 2015, 12:50:
Who cares? All people wanted

I shudder at the thought of you speaking for everyone.

Too bad. Life would be so much better if I were God.

Some things can't be unread. Need to wirebrush my brain.

LOL as soon as I saw Cutter's comment I immediately had a mental image of various Blue's News readers around the world having their heads explode when they read it.

This comment was edited on Dec 18, 2015, 02:06.
 
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News Comments > DICE Starting "The Next Battlefield"
55. Re: DICE Starting Dec 14, 2015, 09:30 TheVocalMinority
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 14, 2015, 04:17:
Ouch, Slick has been burned. Badly. Just the dedicated server support alone (yes publicly available servers, thank you very much) should be enough to bury games like this. Unfortunately, most gamers are dumb fucks with the intelligence and memory of a fruit fly, they go "PURTY!!", jizz in their pants, and pre-order as soon as they see a new sexy screenshot of their favorite franchise...agh....

Pretty sure it's a shill account.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Dec 8, 2015, 01:06 TheVocalMinority
 
yonder wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 18:27:
So "you didn't know" and "will shock you" and "wait until you see" are all considered perfectly acceptable by everyone now? So sad...

The Huffington Post has been a clickbaity rag ever since it was sold by the founder (or soon after).
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
7. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Nov 28, 2015, 23:34 TheVocalMinority
 
bigspender wrote on Nov 28, 2015, 19:18:
I'm not sure I see the big deal in this. I'm driving the car out in public after all, if somebody followed me and made notes I'd think it's weird, but I couldn't care less otherwise.

I wouldn't want it to be recording my conversations or recording me while I pick my nose at the traffic lights, but other than that, why are people so opposed to it? (genuine curious)

I didn't read TFA so I'm not sure what the issue is for these particular people. I suspect their objections to be a bit hypocritical given that they are probably quite happy to use privacy destrying malware and carry around devices that are tracking their every move.

The harms that come more generally from a loss of privacy have been talked about a lot, if you are generally curious I'm sure you can type "privacy harms" into google to find out what people think (and I'm sure the fact that google is also tracking you isn't going to bother you either). My favourite talk on the topic is by Eban Moglen and called "There is no first law of robotics".

But otherwise let me ask you this - you draw a line between someone following you around taking notes as being OK but recording your conversations or photograhing you picking your nose not being OK. What is it about these latter things that makes them the kind of Surveillance you object to?
 
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