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CapitaLost Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 7:57 PM
At which point Bill Gates began buying up business real estate just across the border in Vancouver. not long after that, the DoJ seemed to mysteriously lose interest in pursuing that case. I just love market responses to totalitarianism. Of course today, Obama would just nationalize Microsoft.
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CapitaLost Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 7:53 PM
Well, I sure hope that those morons understand that THEIR day for voting is Wednesday, the traditional day for anyone on the dole to vote. Remember, if you hate Republicans, Occupy the Voting Booths On Wednesday! The rest of us will vote on Tuesday.
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CapitaLost Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 7:49 PM
That's why we call him Odumbo.
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CapitaLost Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 7:48 PM
There is another insidious issue here - how do we know we're getting the real ebook when we first buy it? Maybe the copy of Animal Farm you just bought is the Black Socialist Dictator Born in Africa-Friendly version. Just like downloading code or programs from the Internet, maybe we need to start publishing MD5 checksums of e-books, on an independent site. Better yet, embedded digital signatures, signed using the private key of the publisher! Ain't capitalism great? I just invented a whole new industry!
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CapitaLost Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 7:44 PM
At least with the Kindle, I can turn off the 3G wireless, not to mention back up my ebooks on and external hard drive, and restore them to my Kindle if they disappear mysteriously. On the other hand, "when you keep your ebooks in the cloud, there is no need for clumsy, time consuming backup - they are ALWAYS there". Unless of course, we decide to make them go away or change them. With safeguards like that (avoiding their cloud), I don't HAVE to trust Amazon.com.
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CapitaLost Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 7:41 PM
You mean books that make totalitarian socialism look BAD? Like 1984 and Animal Farm?
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CapitaLost Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 7:39 PM
1984 and Animal Farm anyone? Yes, the obvious reference to Obama as Big Brother, but more to the point, Amazon.com removed copies of the ebook "1984 and Animal Farm" from the Kindles of people who had bought it, without their knowledge or permission. Clearly they already have the ability to remove books. It is not a very big step to removing one copy and replacing it with a subtly different copy, one where say, the animals successsfully build a real paradise and live happily forever, and the pigs turn out to be model socialist leaders. ESPECIALLY if you keep your e-books "in the cloud". The same goes for ANYTHING you keep "in the cloud". Cloud computing (or even storage) is a REALLY, REALLY bad idea in this day of Evil Obamas running loose.
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CapitaLost Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 7:32 PM
If he had been around at the time, he probably would have sued the new car makers who were conspiring to sell products that undermined the buggy industry.
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CapitaLost Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 7:30 PM
Everyone was thinking it... wonder what ebooks Obama likes to read while lounging around some of the Men's Bath House clubs in Chicago that he has a lifetime membership to? Some really steamy guy-guy romance? One with lots of HE-MAN special forces killing Al-Queda leaders with their shirts off and flashing eyes full of danger? Followed by a good group romp afterwards.
"So go ahead. Help me expand this country’s carbon footprint. It’s the best green investment that we can ever make. " - We have decided to grant our Medal of Valor to Mr. Ransom for this suggestion. Now if only we could find a way to do away with all that nasty oxygen - it's just our waste product, animal dudes - basically our POOP! The Plant Liberation Front
I would have expected a good Californistani web designer to not only contribute the template for free, but to help them customize it gratis. Unfortunately, he seemed to be totally unaware that his template was used by N. Korea for this site. It would be interesting to follow up and see if N. Korea paid, and if so, was it with a stolen credit card? After all, these are Obama's HEROES, FIRST CLASS.
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