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Forum: Winamp Development 10th December 2004, 02:48
Replies: 14
Views: 12,022
Posted By killswitch1968
Wow. I've been waiting for this simple feature...

Wow. I've been waiting for this simple feature for about 3 years now. You sir are a man of the gods. Tack som fan!
Forum: Games Center 9th April 2004, 18:08
Replies: 7
Views: 3,604
Posted By killswitch1968
Good game review sites - IGN replacements!

Even since ign.com put in all those flash ads a year ago I've been steadily weening myself off their site. Is there another site of similar quality minus all that garbage?
Thanks
Forum: Breaking News 18th March 2004, 04:24
Replies: 59
Views: 10,399
Posted By killswitch1968
Mandrake is the de facto user-friendly Linux...

Mandrake is the de facto user-friendly Linux distro out there. Are there other distros that have a simpler uninstaller or OVERALL easier interface? If not, we can agree that Mandrake is meant for...
Forum: Breaking News 18th March 2004, 01:11
Replies: 59
Views: 10,399
Posted By killswitch1968
You can't change the name of a file, just the...

You can't change the name of a file, just the stuff before it (in most cases) and it'll still work. I think that's what he was referring to.
As for "anti competetive behavior" what if Microsoft...
Forum: Breaking News 17th March 2004, 17:16
Replies: 59
Views: 10,399
Posted By killswitch1968
Griffin: I am aware of the uninstall COMMAND...

Griffin: I am aware of the uninstall COMMAND (obviously much harder than the handy-add-remove programs feature, or even windows explorer menu) but in practice I get many dependency errors, and have...
Forum: Breaking News 17th March 2004, 08:13
Replies: 59
Views: 10,399
Posted By killswitch1968
I did not bring up the original claim of...

I did not bring up the original claim of 'extortion', I find it as preposterous as you do. Normally I would cursorily dismiss these accusations but that was the main argument presented by mike, and...
Forum: Breaking News 17th March 2004, 08:00
Replies: 20
Views: 3,455
Posted By killswitch1968
As far as I can tell, the worst 'atrocities' from...

As far as I can tell, the worst 'atrocities' from the article at Guantanamo was solitary confinement and interrogations.
This quote here seems to have occured outside Guatanamo. Like we did in...
Forum: Breaking News 17th March 2004, 06:51
Replies: 59
Views: 10,399
Posted By killswitch1968
I do not think I've misinterrupted anything he's...

I do not think I've misinterrupted anything he's said too grossly (with the exception of his home-brewed definition of extortion). Ahh, you're not going to contribute anything useful to this...
Forum: Breaking News 17th March 2004, 06:20
Replies: 59
Views: 10,399
Posted By killswitch1968
That is awfully pretentious. I only discussed...

That is awfully pretentious. I only discussed coercion because it was in the legal definition. But the US law does not use. It is thus irrelevant to this discussion, now that the most important...
Forum: Breaking News 17th March 2004, 05:37
Replies: 59
Views: 10,399
Posted By killswitch1968
Actually, according to US law: Title 18 -...

Actually, according to US law:

Title 18 - Part 1: Chapter 95 Sec. 1951 (b)(2)
The term ''extortion'' means the obtaining of property from another, with his consent, induced by wrongful use of...
Forum: Breaking News 17th March 2004, 04:52
Replies: 17
Views: 4,229
Posted By killswitch1968
I think what you are getting at is that Toyota's...

I think what you are getting at is that Toyota's success is not due to a good manufacturing process, but rather making superior products. I would agree.
However efficient manufacturing means lower...
Forum: Breaking News 17th March 2004, 04:48
Replies: 59
Views: 10,399
Posted By killswitch1968
I propose we take a legal definition, that is:...

I propose we take a legal definition, that is: "Obtaining money or property by threat to a victim's property or loved ones, intimidation". In this case violence/threat is the precursor.
Those other...
Forum: Breaking News 17th March 2004, 04:01
Replies: 59
Views: 10,399
Posted By killswitch1968
Anticompetetive is a meaningless word....

Anticompetetive is a meaningless word. Essentially anything that makes it harder for a company to compete is anticompetetive. Such as charging lower prices, making a better product, advertising...
Forum: Breaking News 17th March 2004, 03:39
Replies: 59
Views: 10,399
Posted By killswitch1968
There is plenty more to be said as none of these...

There is plenty more to be said as none of these accusations have been made aware:

1. Please point out the flaw in my logic.
2. I should have put Microsoft's monopoly in quotes, as in:



If...
Forum: Breaking News 17th March 2004, 02:44
Replies: 59
Views: 10,399
Posted By killswitch1968
Right. You said they were: ...

Right. You said they were:
Extortionists/anticompetetive
Monopolistic

However there are many monopolistic companies, as I had listed. Solely being monopolistic is not enough grounds for guilt....
Forum: Breaking News 17th March 2004, 02:25
Replies: 59
Views: 10,399
Posted By killswitch1968
Extortion does not apply, although it sounds very...

Extortion does not apply, although it sounds very evil. Basically it means using coercion to get something you want. And to coerce someone you need to threaten them, and that must come through real...
Forum: Breaking News 17th March 2004, 00:03
Replies: 59
Views: 10,399
Posted By killswitch1968
Ya, I leave it there to deter people from...

Ya, I leave it there to deter people from thinking I'm some MS fan-boy. I'm not. I just don't think they've done anything (outside of accounting fraud) that merits anti-trust legislation. After using...
Forum: Breaking News 16th March 2004, 23:47
Replies: 20
Views: 3,455
Posted By killswitch1968
You got a good, credible, source? No tin-foil hat...

You got a good, credible, source? No tin-foil hat sites please.
Forum: Breaking News 16th March 2004, 05:34
Replies: 17
Views: 4,229
Posted By killswitch1968
The reason is American workers are up to ten...

The reason is American workers are up to ten times more productive than their third world/Mexican counterparts. This is mostly because they are more educated and can use complex machines that...
Forum: Breaking News 16th March 2004, 03:04
Replies: 59
Views: 10,399
Posted By killswitch1968
The default setting for Linux distros, such as...

The default setting for Linux distros, such as Mandrake, installs their media player for you. Now arguably the difference is that MS doesn't give you a choice, the default setting is the only...
Forum: Breaking News 16th March 2004, 01:22
Replies: 20
Views: 3,455
Posted By killswitch1968
This link refers to Bagram, not Guatanamo Bay....

This link refers to Bagram, not Guatanamo Bay. The 'torture' they describe is:

" At times they are held in awkward, painful positions and deprived of sleep with a 24-hour bombardment of lights."
...
Forum: Breaking News 16th March 2004, 01:12
Replies: 8
Views: 2,249
Posted By killswitch1968
I don't believe one is right and wrong either....

I don't believe one is right and wrong either. However which Palestinian governments are elected? I don't know a single Middle East government that has a democracy. UAE, Oman, Saudi, Syria, Iran, am...
Forum: Breaking News 15th March 2004, 21:40
Replies: 8
Views: 2,249
Posted By killswitch1968
This is a strawman fallacy. My argument is as...

This is a strawman fallacy. My argument is as follows:

Dictatorships produce far more terrorists by restricting the flow of information into a country through propaganda and censorship.

Attack...
Forum: Breaking News 15th March 2004, 21:38
Replies: 59
Views: 10,399
Posted By killswitch1968
They think it looks prettier and like how it...

They think it looks prettier and like how it snaps to the taskbar. They don't like fiddling with skins either. [shrug]
Forum: Breaking News 15th March 2004, 07:04
Replies: 81
Views: 12,397
Posted By killswitch1968
Use your head before analyzing that. Ever wonder...

Use your head before analyzing that. Ever wonder why there aren't any tax cuts for the poor? Because the poor don't pay taxes to begin with. Even the middle class, which also got a tax cut, don't pay...
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