* Posts by Michael Tripper

22 publicly visible posts • joined 19 Jun 2007

If you think Mozilla pushed a broken Firefox Android build, good news: It didn't. Bad news: It's working as intended

Michael Tripper

Delete Updated App then Install APK from previous version

I deleted it and uploaded an apk. Just do not Update All by mistake in Play Store.

I think Mozilla did this to please big tech censorship - no ad blocker, video downloader, etc among many other User controlled things. This is about Authoritarianism, Corporate Control of all aspects of life. It is evil. Mozilla is no longer the company it claimed to be in the past. No longer Open, but Closed, closed garden model just like Apple.

'Draw Mohammed' page removed from Facebook

Michael Tripper

I wrote this

My Statement as a North American on Draw Mohammed Day

You’ll not find any quarter from me on the Islamist agenda or much even on basic Islamic doctrine. Today however on Draw Mohammed Day, we the creators, the artists, the writers and the illustrators in this society who care about free expression and liberty, today we take the cowards way out.

If anything we should be attacking the people at Comedy Central who censored the South Park episode. We should know their names, who they are and save our artistic ire for them and them alone.

Instead we needlessly hurt some of our friends and neighbors who are like us but have come from a muslim family background. They too care about liberty and free expression and though they may not like it and wish it did not happen, probably would prefer to ignore the South Park cartoon rather than forbid it outright or ridiculously threaten violence for it’s mere broadcast. No doubt some are even relishing the idea of drawing Mohammed, as Muslims to my knowledge are not monolithic in North America.

Whatever their opinion on this matter, these fellow citizens are not responsible for the actions of those associated with Comedy Central and there is no reason to attack their traditions for the ill-considered actions of the cable channel.

It is to those who were responsible for the decision to whom we must direct our energies and efforts. Anything less is simply lazy and cowardly.


I got a lot of flack for it but I pointed out everyday in the West is Draw Mohammed day and that the old South Park pic of Mo is on wikipedia which has a bigger audience than the Comedy Channel alone.

Ubisoft undone by anti-DRM DDoS storm

Michael Tripper

so Ubisoft will pay broadband fees?

it's so ridiculous it's almost beyond imagination but there it is.

You must pay for broadband in order to play a single player game?

This has got to be anti-competitive and illegal someway.

Is it not too onerous? Are there no limits?

Boffins: Gigantic crustacean sperm is 'viable strategy'

Michael Tripper
Paris Hilton


Eraserhead anyone?

Irish politicos try to cut off call girls' mobiles

Michael Tripper

so you force them to work street corners?

Religious fanatics in government are killing us with their stupidity.

Apple snips Nine Inch Nails app

Michael Tripper

sleepy you donlt get it

you cannot be free living in CAGE.

Only accepting government approved ideas and corporate approved words is no way to live life. I might just get the iPod but certainly when it comes to phones I say all hail Android and maybe the pre.

The Android store will kill Apple sales if it takes off and allows adult content.

Sick of the dumbing down of us all - but sleepy I guess your name means ignorance is bliss eh.

CherryPal out sweetens Apple with 2W, ultra-cheap PC

Michael Tripper

was that a ZX81

looks like my first machine from all those years ago....

How to be a failure at Guitar Hero III

Michael Tripper

Yeah these games make me ill

I'm a 30-year gamer with an Elite 360 at home but I find games that mimic stuff you should do in real life despicable.

Sports, playing guitars - go out and buy a fucking guitar - it's sickening and depraved in my opinion - a total dumbing down of everyone involved.

Pick up a basketball, buy a hockey stick - do it in real life and let your gaming revolve around shit you cannot do in real life.

my no doubt minority opinion two cents.

y'all suckers and fools buying and playing this idiotic timed-button mashing "game".

worse than McD's you're eating cardboard and are too blind to realize it is not a organic gourmet meal, but you tell your friends it is.

On the other hand, if we ever needed a methodology to determine whom should be neutered and whom should be allowed to breed, well....

NBC unveils self-destructing, ad-addled anti-iTunes service

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like someome is not gonna break whatever drm they build..."disappear" from hard-drives - what a farce....

HD-DVD or Blu-ray?

Michael Tripper

as a gamer..

I just bought a XBox 360 "Ellite" hd-dvd system eventhough I do not have a HD tv...but as a gamer I'd say go with the X or the PS3 cuz the games rollout for the PS3 is pretty bad - looks like MS was correct to release early and reap an earlyy and sustained win in the library wars - much as ps2 did last gen.

BUT I AGREE ABOUT THE DEATH of physical media wholeheartedlly - I can't wait to get a 8 GIG MicroSD card for my cell phone later this yeart - the thing is smaller than most adult male fingernails and it holds 8 gigs? I mean c'mon, see ya later discardable plastic discs

I give it 5 - 10 years before the DVD/CD format is gone from the mainstream.

Apple emasculates the iPhone

Michael Tripper

My Phone is looking better and better

that is almost unbelievable. makes me glad to have a Nokia 6275i. Though only capable of holding a 2 Gig flash card to play music, those tunes continue playing during games like galagga, dig dug and xevious or even the FM radio. ...taking 2 Mp pictures and video (decidely not 2 Mp) and browsing the web - it may not be pretty but this Branson-branded pay as you go phone certainly has it charms.

The thing cost me 179 plus tax CDN and seems like a bargain now.

iPhone 2.0 better be better,


drm madness - is there a cure?

Apple iPhone

Michael Tripper

quick note on Camera

my nokia 6275i also has qa2 MP camera and here's the deal on lighting:

It's not "good" lighting that is needed but sunlight/outdoors light. I think the CCD is set to one temperature and this is daylight. Cloudy conditions are good too - but indoor/artifical lighting will not be good unless you have a photographic light set-up - I'm sure photo pro can tell you the temp in k....I think it's 5000K or so.