Mr. Smarta**’s Techdirt Profile

digital12o

About Mr. Smarta**




Mr. Smarta**’s Comments comment rss

  • Aug 21st, 2013 @ 12:21pm

    Seriously?

    Yeah, I'm sure it's all the Boy Scouts' fault. Those little kids are the ones running the entire trademark lawsuit and are the ones lawyering up. Not the adult administration that run the show, obviously. They just stand there. They're not the ones doing it. Instead of saying "The boy scouts are entitled little sh*ts", how about saying "The *leaders* of the Boy Scouts are doing it all!"? The kids are just there to learn. Try going after the administration of the Boy Scouts of America and leave the actual boy scouts out of it.

    I don't agree with their claim to everything "scout", but I seriously doubt that's the kids' fault.

  • Jun 27th, 2013 @ 9:54am

    Re: Re: Strange math

    Makes sense. I just thought the article would be worthwhile. Apparently the author is a 'raving lunatic'. I don't know the guy so wouldn't know if he is or not. The numbers do make sense the way you laid them out like that. Thanks, jupiterkansas! Greatly appreciated.

  • Jun 27th, 2013 @ 9:50am

    (untitled comment)

    Ah. Didn't see that between the time before that post and when I finally found the article. Any idea how to remove the link?

  • Jun 27th, 2013 @ 9:39am

    Strange math

    Here's an article where an artist had a song played 1 million times and all he received in royalties was $16.89. Where's the math in that???

    http://thetrichordist.com/2013/06/24/my-song-got-played-on-pandora-1-million-times-and-al l-i-got-was-16-89-less-than-what-i-make-from-a-single-t-shirt-sale/

  • Jun 20th, 2013 @ 12:00am

    Money well spent?

    Yeah. They spend $100+ million getting their 'top secret' branch going, and then they'll spend an additional $200+ million convincing their country and the entire world that the top secret organization they just built doesn't actually exist... Genius. I'd say they're off to a great start.

  • May 28th, 2013 @ 3:35pm

    If you're going to use a fake name...

    You know, if you're going to use a fake name that is eventually going to get caught and you'll be called out on, you might as well choose a funny name. What about names like "John Wayne", or "Hubert Mooseknuckle", "Harry Horsenuts", or even the popular name "Dipthong Ballsack". At least using that last one will get some laughs in the courtroom and break the ice a little bit.

    Make it a challenge to see if the judge can keep a straight face. Bet your colleagues that the first snicker will come within one minute, two minutes, etc.

  • May 22nd, 2013 @ 1:39pm

    Re:

    Doesn't matter that I live three or four states away.

  • May 22nd, 2013 @ 1:39pm

    (untitled comment)

    Yeah, just received a notice on my door stating that all the phones in the neighborhood are being confiscated. The problem is that a few stray photons from that night bounced around and were tracked out to our area and landed somewhere in the general vicinity. Because of that, those photons could have landed on a camera phone lens. Everyone has to cough up all phones, cameras, webcams, recording devices, laptops, netbooks, storage devices, and whatever else that could potentially have recorded one or two photons. Bummer.

  • May 22nd, 2013 @ 9:25am

    That's it?

    Seriously? That's all? They get arrested? Don't they even realize what's in the "tap water" these days? Especially in Jersey. The water is so filled with crap such as pharmaceutical drugs that can't be filtered out that so much as giving someone a glass of water could be construed as poisoning and attempted murder. And throwing such a dangerous and harmful chemical such as water at a security guard??? That's like throwing a nuclear bomb at an orphanage!!!! ARE THEY CRAZY???

    And we won't even get into the material surrounding the water. The balloon itself... Just look at the argument. The balloon is made from chemicals (so a charge of chemical warfare is obviously in order now). Chemicals are made of elements. There are elements in atomic bombs, too. So basically, they're throwing nuclear bombs filled with poisonous, bio-hazardous liquid at people!! OMFG!!! What kind of terrorists do that??? HELL YES, ARREST THEM!! In fact, what is the legal system doing?? They shouldn't even get a trial or a sentence. They're so guilty they should have been shot on the very spot on which they stood. Several times. That way, another terrorist plot could be averted and the FBI could pat themselves on the back for stopping more nuclear, chemical, *and* biological attacks all at once!!

    And the final horror? It was done around a school!! For crying out loud, they didn't even THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!

  • May 20th, 2013 @ 9:29am

    Quick steps

    1) Recite to yourself aloud your Miranda Rights (if they haven't already read them to you).
    2) Request a lawyer during questioning.
    3) Do not say another word until the lawyer arrives; no matter how much they bully you, try to be your 'friend' and want to 'help' you, or beat you with a rubber hose and/or phone book.

  • Apr 23rd, 2013 @ 2:49pm

    Based on rumors

    The markets are based almost entirely on rumors. Rumors that a business is doing well and will return a huge profit makes the stock jump up. Negative rumors make the stocks fall. A single rumor has been known to almost crash a company's stock just so an employee/ex-employee can sell their stocks for a certain amount. Markets, such as the stock market, is little more than legalized gambling. When you invest, you're gambling that the company or stock is going to do very well. It's called risk.

    We're living in a world where everyone wants all of the rewards but none of the risk involved. It's called 'entitlement', and people and/or corporations feel they're entitled to all of the money in the world (or at least a good sized chunk of it) without any risks. Politicians are bribed to pass laws to help decrease or completely do away with risks. That's how our world works now.

    So it makes perfect sense that one little (or big) rumor can move the markets since people have fear of risk and losing everything.

  • Apr 9th, 2013 @ 9:46pm

    (untitled comment)

    So, I guess the judge grabbed the Buhl by the horns... and won.

  • Mar 13th, 2013 @ 9:12am

    What an idiot...

    "Yeah, I bought a knife and got really into them. I loved them so much that I had fifty thousand knives all around my house. I had so many, I had to stand them all on end with the blade up just to store them. Then one day I tripped and stabbed myself. This is why we need to outlaw knives. So I've moved on to juggling loaded shotguns..."

    What a moron.

  • Mar 4th, 2013 @ 9:10am

    That's nothing

    That's nothing. The real problem is that 100% of video gamers play video games. That's a horrid statistic as if video games make people more violent, then we're headed for a revolution. For crying out loud!!! Do you realize just how bad it would be for Sim City gamers to venture out of their homes after a 96-hour gaming spree and violently build a city??? OMFG!!! How terrible!!! And let's not forget the violent outbursts of those Angry Bird gamers. They might start buying shotguns and shooting sparrows or pidgeons off their roof!! Could you imagine the horror of seeing our children... OUR CHILDREN... playing Call of Duty games and suddenly signing up to fight in the Armed Forces just to go over and kill every terrorist they can find??

    I mean, just look at the older generation! All those years of playing "Pole Position" in the arcades, and today those people who drove a digital car for endless hours while plunking in thousands of dollars in quarters and THEY'RE ON OUR ROADS DRIVING!!! Not to mention the Tennis players who go ballistic on the courts throwing tantrums, smashing their rackets, and flipping off the referee only to be fined heavily for their outbursts. You know what caused that???

    PONG!!!! Hours and hours of PONG! Violently hitting a ball back and forth! Yeah, I'd lose it too. I always wondered why I wanted to break my badmitton racket in two during Phys. Ed. and stab someone in the neck with it.

    It all makes perfect sense now. -.-

  • Feb 25th, 2013 @ 3:01pm

    Not a Ferrari logo, me thinks.

    Looking at the video, the logo on the front of the car doesn't look exactly like a Ferrari logo. I zoomed in really close, and I could swear it reads either "RIAA" or "MPAA". Not sure. Can anyone else verify?

  • Feb 22nd, 2013 @ 11:19am

    Repay in small amounts

    I knew someone who was in the same boat. He was in an accident and comatose for weeks. Spent a few months in the hospital. He never openly told me how much is final bill was, but he only laughed and told me he could only afford $10 a month. They threatened him, and even took him to court. But he proved that since he had no assets and other bills making only a small amount, it was all he could afford. Apparently he's been doing that for years. You just can't get blood from a stone. So why even worry about paying it all back? Just pay a puny amount each month until they agree to lower the total amount.

  • Feb 18th, 2013 @ 2:58pm

    Some snakes in Florida called...

    That's alright. The company applying for the trademark is now sending people throughout the swamps in Florida looking for snakes to sue. Right now, there's a team of lawyers on swamp boats out looking for the long slithering creatures in which to serve. But the snakes aren't taking this lying down (pun intended). They're hiding out. When they see a boat, they bolt and hide so they can't be served. So "HA HA!" to the lawyers and the UK company.

  • Feb 15th, 2013 @ 1:08pm

    Not fair...

    That really isn't fair. You have to remember that a lot of countries don't have the niceties that we have here in America. They need things like American treaties and 301 reports and presidential executive orders. You don't understand! THESE POOR COUNTRIES DON'T HAVE TOILET PAPER!! What are they supposed to use?? These written documents are needed every time a non-American or whatever has to take a dump. For crying out loud... Don't knock their only means of wiping their back side.

  • Jan 18th, 2013 @ 11:49am

    MLK? So what??

    Upon reading this, I realized that I never actually heard the entire MLK speech in my life. All the years through school, I'd only heard the name and the "I have a dream" phrase. Just tried to look it up to listen to it for the first time and received the copyrighted notice. Apparently, the day isn't important enough for people to hear the speech. Martin Luther King is apparently, and the day, not as important as copyrights.

    And since we have our fill of copyrights in the world, I guess it's safe to say that Martin Luther King Day just isn't that important. So who cares? Not important to me, then I don't have to give a damn.

  • Dec 26th, 2012 @ 12:14pm

    Pretty much expected...

    How do you think they keep their jobs? If they granted 67 patents over two years, there would hardly be a staff. Yeah, they're going to try and keep their jobs.

More comments from Mr. Smarta** >>