Posts by PetiteMericco

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  • Columnist Molly Ivins dies

    01/31/2007 5:30:33 PM PST · 180 of 520
    PetiteMericco to WinOne4TheGipper
    "You don't know that she died without God."

    The Bible is not at all ambiguous about what qualifies as Christian behavior and belief.

    I can understand taking into account the possibility of a deathbed conversion; however such events are exceedingly rare. By design it would seem.

  • Columnist Molly Ivins dies

    01/31/2007 5:24:48 PM PST · 176 of 520
    PetiteMericco to Albion Wilde
    ""She earned her journalism degree at elite Smith College in Massachusetts in 1965."

    As an aside to this, I have read her columns, and I swear I am really not trying to be mean when I say she wasn't really a very good writer. Her style had a patronizing tone and she didn't seem to have a very good grasp of organization. She used awkward segues from one topic to another and multiple split infinitives. Brevity is the soul of wit, and unfortunately her wit (if any) was sapped away by long, unnecessarily complicated sentences.

    Frankly, reading her columns was a chore and not just because she was a leftist and therefore not worth listening to. Perhaps her editor was a crack addict.

  • Columnist Molly Ivins dies

    01/31/2007 5:11:06 PM PST · 162 of 520
    PetiteMericco to jaycee
    I am always curious as to what the comments were?

    My thoughts exactly.

  • Columnist Molly Ivins dies

    01/31/2007 5:10:18 PM PST · 161 of 520
    PetiteMericco to msnimje
    "I can't wait to read the President's gracious and kind statement about the death of this very hateful and unkind woman."

    I would pay him to keep silent. "Molly who?" After all the effort she put into her columns, all of which were about Bush, the irony would be so sweet.

  • Columnist Molly Ivins dies

    01/31/2007 5:05:25 PM PST · 156 of 520
    PetiteMericco to lunarbicep
    To live and die without God is the height of tragedy.
  • Faith-based groups join effort to increase the minimum wage

    07/04/2006 8:35:30 AM PDT · 69 of 75
    PetiteMericco to jude24
    I'm working off the assumption that the minimum wage should be enough to live above the poverty line.

    Now, why would you work off that assumption? 16-year-olds don't need to earn a living.

    Face it, the problem isn't what wages people are paid. This is the United States of America where LESS than 3% of the workforce makes minimum wage (John Stossel, Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity, p 63) and the "poor" in this country have color televisions and cars as a matter of course.

    In this country, you have to go out of your way to be poor.

  • Faith-based groups join effort to increase the minimum wage

    07/02/2006 10:06:03 PM PDT · 8 of 75
    PetiteMericco to xzins
    "You can't continuously give handouts to folks, you have to deal with the systemic problems that create the need...",

    Yeah, systemic problems that may or may not have anything to do with a heroin addiction problem or the like.

    Solution: Give more money to teenage employees working after school at the GAP.

  • Windows PCs face ‘huge’ virus threat

    01/07/2006 8:08:29 PM PST · 204 of 205
    PetiteMericco to steve-b
    "Are you really so disconnected from reality that you don't realize that sociopathic criminals care about the "respect" they get from other sociopathic criminals, and don't give a damn about the opinions of normal people?

    No, but you can be assured that this is not something with regard to my computer that keeps me up at night.

    Of course, if what you say is true, your computer is at greater risk than mine simply based on the fact that it's a greater score. Nighty night!

  • Windows PCs face ‘huge’ virus threat

    01/07/2006 8:01:11 PM PST · 203 of 205
    PetiteMericco to zeugma
    I refer you back to my post above #134. If you want to talk about Occams Razor, you might consider the fact that perhaps it is a lot harder to write a successful virus for Linux and/or OSX than it is for MS-Windows.

    In return, I refer you to any thread relating to Mac computers on for the last two weeks, including this one shooting down the silly theory of writing viruses for glory.

  • Windows PCs face ‘huge’ virus threat

    01/07/2006 7:58:56 PM PST · 202 of 205
    PetiteMericco to dinodino
    "I hate to break it to you, Mericco, but OSX is a great operating system.

    Depends on what you want to do with it. If "very little" describes your computing needs, you are good to go.

  • Windows PCs face ‘huge’ virus threat

    01/02/2006 10:24:12 PM PST · 159 of 205
    PetiteMericco to Swordmaker

    So you DON'T really feel attached to/and or any allegiance to your Mac, then?

    Why did you buy it?

    and unwilling to learn.

    You didn't teach me anything I didn't already know.

  • Mormon missionary shot and killed in Chesapeake, Virginia

    01/02/2006 9:26:36 PM PST · 49 of 442
    PetiteMericco to JRochelle
    "I read that the mormon church thru most of its history considered the black race a cursed race"

    Yes, a safe assumption that the victims were white. Because there are no black mormon missionaries, really. OK, maybe one or two.

    Californiajones: Amen.

  • Windows PCs face ‘huge’ virus threat

    01/02/2006 8:54:29 PM PST · 155 of 205
    PetiteMericco to zeugma
    If there were effective attack vectors against Macs and the various flavors of Linux out there, you can bet that someone would be scrambling for the bragging rights that would go to whoever created a novel worm/virus that was able to spread even somewhat efficiently.

    You seem to believe that Mac and Linux OSs must be secure because no viruses have been written for them--as if creating viruses for them is impossible.

    Maybe it really isn't worth anyone's time. Occam's Razor, don't you know.

  • Windows PCs face ‘huge’ virus threat

    01/02/2006 8:50:24 PM PST · 154 of 205
    PetiteMericco to SlowBoat407
    I cannot even address your response to me because it is based on the premise that the Mac is useless, overpriced,

    In other words, you cannot address my response because it's true. Your machine is overpriced (although if it's useful to you, more power to you).

    and that I am somehow jealous because your PC will run more virus protection systems than my Mac will (or will ever have to).

    It runs more in general. Face it, all your machine has going for it is that people don't care to write viruses for it. If I make a pros and cons list, having one positive attribute in the pro column doesn't exactly win me over.

    I have not expressed any hatred for Bill Gates.

    Many Mac people do. In fact, many Mac people base their decision to run a Mac on the fact that they hate Bill Gates because it's the only reason that actually makes sense.

    I simply prefer the Mac to the PC for the kind of work I do, and that, in your mind, is apparently indicative of a huge mental deficit on my part.

    It's indicative that you wasted your money. But it is your money. More power to you.

    I find that insulting,

    Too bad. If something I said about Mac v. my custom PC was factually incorrect, feel free to bring it.

    considering the fact that I have spent more time working with PCs than you will ever dare to put in on a Mac.

    Then you know that every word I said is true. End of story.

    I have my preference, and that is all.

    Wonderful. Just don't pretend it's based on common sense.

    I think it is worth a few extra bucks

    It's a lot more than "a few extra bucks."

    to get the quality, reliability, and speed (yes, I said speed) that comes with a Mac.

    Your Mac is not faster, higher quality, or more reliable than a PC. Sorry. They lied to you.

    Your insistence on claiming that they are somehow worthless pieces of junk makes no sense,

    I didn't say they were worthless pieces of junk. But you don't get very much for what you pay.

    and strikes me as more of an emotional argument than one based in any reason.

    I think my statements about my PC's performance, versatility, cost, and upgradeability don't exactly fall under the "emotional" category. Your failure to address these points, however, does.

    You have attributed to me some level of regret over money spent on my Macs over the years.

    I think anyone who spends more than $700 for a computer, ANY computer, SHOULD feel some regret since you can build a better machine for a fraction of the cost. Maybe you have money to throw away. Most of us do not.

  • Windows PCs face ‘huge’ virus threat

    01/02/2006 8:26:46 PM PST · 151 of 205
    PetiteMericco to zeugma
    "Are you really so unknowledgable about such things that you believe that the cretins who build these things don't communicate with each other?"

    Once again, that is one way LEO's catch perpetrators. They cannot keep their big mouths shut.

    BTW, teal is also a color.

  • Windows PCs face ‘huge’ virus threat

    01/02/2006 8:23:20 PM PST · 150 of 205
    PetiteMericco to SlowBoat407
    It's one thing to have little or no appreciation for a system that is "different" from your experience.

    Or, in the case of Mac OS, one that costs about four times more than it should and do four times more than it should.

    It's quite another to have a visceral, emotional need to insult

    Or in your case a visceral, emotional attachment to a hunk of silicone/hatred for Bill Gates.

    And I didn't insult you. "Mac fanboy" is a general term used to refer to someone who is inordinately attached to their mac.

    I have used Macs since 1986, and I have never wished I had a PC instead.

    Maybe not, but I bet you wish you had some of that money back that you could have saved.

    It has an elegant interface, powerful hardware, and everything I need to do my work.

    I have all that AND mine also runs more software, is faster, easy and cheap to upgrade, and cost about a third as much. Don't cry.

    How is that such a threat to you

    Why do you think that everyone who doesn't agree with you must be "threatened?" Seems to me your failure to address my original points about your inferior machine indicate that you feel threatened and/or regretful.

    that you have to refer to it as a "boat anchor"?

    It IS a boat anchor.

    (and by the way, they haven't been beige for years.)

    I said they were teal. As if changing the color made them better or something.

  • Windows PCs face ‘huge’ virus threat

    01/02/2006 8:06:10 PM PST · 141 of 205
    PetiteMericco to SlowBoat407
    "You do among a community of fellow punks

    The more people you brag to, the more likely you are going to jail. As any LEO will tell you.

  • Windows PCs face ‘huge’ virus threat

    01/02/2006 7:57:42 PM PST · 138 of 205
    PetiteMericco to zeugma
    Perhaps as someone else already said on this thread, it might be done for the bragging rights of having created the first successful virus/worm to attack Macs.

    Hm, you can't exactly brag about doing something illegal like writing viruses when the bragging will send you to jail.


  • Windows PCs face ‘huge’ virus threat

    01/02/2006 7:55:50 PM PST · 136 of 205
    PetiteMericco to Swordmaker
    "but you immaturely insist on using slurs such as "Mac Fan Boy" in your posts to me'

    Slur? Was something I said about your seemingly inordinate attachment to an overpriced teal plastic boat anchor factually incorrect?

  • Windows PCs face ‘huge’ virus threat

    01/02/2006 7:51:28 PM PST · 135 of 205
    PetiteMericco to Swordmaker
    Sorry, Petite, but unless you graduated from public school in the last four years, you have not used Macintosh OSX.

    And I don't intend to, either. Because you see, my PC does everything your Mac does, twice as fast and at a fraction of the cost--and with the truckload of cash I saved, I can buy a plasma screen TV.

    Have a nice day.