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Jeff Stahler

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  1. Balto Bill

    Balto Bill said, about 8 hours ago

    A Bored Game.

  2. s49nav

    s49nav said, about 6 hours ago

    Naw, there’s always Android. When you dig into its background beginning with Unix in the ’70s, you get to see one of the most astounding success stories of modern times.

  3. SizeofaPea

    SizeofaPea said, about 6 hours ago

    @s49nav

    Just goes to show how successful a “soshuliztik” idea like free open source can be, huh? No royalties, no “capitalizm” just good old, let’s work TOGETHER for the benefit of ALL. Yes, there’s profit being made, but that misses the point of the basic foundation being free and therefore spurring innovation that may not have been there if it was captive and had high royalties.
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    But with just about anything free today, keep in mind,
    If you are not the customer then you ARE the product."
    In order to be the customer you must be transferring something of value to the purveyor of the good or service you are requesting. If you are not paying the purveyor then you are the product. The purveyor is deriving something of value from you that they can then take and sell to someone else. How else do they make a profit to stay in business? And you want to be all upset about the government and the NSA? How do you think the for-profit businesses gathered all that information that the government is *PAYING
    them for?
    Android is NOT your friend. Unless you grant full, unfettered access to any part of your life Google wants, to gather any information it wants, for any reason it wants, from any source it wants for any purpose it wants, you can’t use your Android device. As much as I hate Crapple (and iOS is based on Unix too by the way) at least I can tell the app No, I dont’t want to share and still can throw birds at pigs. Try that with Android and you will get shut down. Why does the app need to access your phone, your contact list, you browsing history, your text messages and every other part of your phone in order to allow you to knock down some shoddy construction with avian projectiles?

    I will end my rant. But just keep in mind, while Unix may be a success story in your book, it is not the typical high-profit, capitalistic type of success your oft expressed partisan ideology admires.

  4. Observer fo Irony

    Observer fo Irony said, about 4 hours ago

    Lose iPhone as in misplaced, stolen or grounded by a governing body?

  5. manteo16nc

    manteo16nc said, 18 minutes ago

    I won’t participate in your socialism, sizeofpea. What’s your next step? Oh yeah, change the law…and enforce it with a gun. Eric Garner was killed by a police officer, enforcing a law against cigarette sales passed by a government using socialist principles to save us from ourselves.

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