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Comment Help wanted (Score 1) 95

The successful candidate will be highly skilled in ethical gymnastics.
Are you looking to sell out your country for the ends of the current malignant government?
Are you unable or unwilling to follow even the basic principals of the constitution? (Preference given to those that haven't even read it.)
Does calling you a patriot or vague warnings about terrorism motivate you to do even the shittiest most underhanded things to innocent people?
Are you highly talented in moral ambiguity and a motivated hypocrite? We have the job for you.

Comment Re:shit sandwiching (Score 3, Interesting) 174

We keep running around fighting fires instead of fighting arsonists
The people who want to maintain the exploitation market (you didn't think it was actual artists getting paid did you?) will just try again and again and win a victory of a thousand cuts eventually. We need to put them in cages at the very least. This is a losing battle the way it's being fought.
We should pick one of the very sleazy operators like Sony and keep going after them through a multitude of approaches and just keep coming until they no longer exist.
Make their name a synonym for when the population turns on a corporation and irrevocably crushes it into the dirt.
Make every corporation on earth fear getting Sony'd.

The way you've been conditioned to think about conflict are the values of the exploited and defeated population. Greenfield your preconceptions. Fight the dirty fight and win or they will.

Comment Maybe they won't screw us (Score 2) 231

Maybe they won't pay an army of lobbyists to bribe the shit out of the government so they can perpetuate an obsolete business model and charge people up the ass for services that are no longer needed. Nah just kidding, let's watch them pocket the extra money like they earned it and screw the customer even harder.

Comment Learning is fun (Score 3, Funny) 112

Here's what you can learn from this security expert. If you click on those attachments we told you not to click on it will take me 2 days with your laptop to "analyze the threat" if you get infected. If it's not the first time then we were unable to recover your files and it will take 3 days.

Comment Digg-ing themselves a hole (Score 1) 581

If people see it as just a corporate forum it will implode.
Free(ish) expression is the bait, the lured users are the product and the advertisers are the customers.
If you don't have good bait, no users and soon no advertisers.
Giving the hive mind a lobotomy is not going to work, we'll just put a pillow over its face.
If you do Web 2.0 correctly the users are the star of the show. Reddit is taking centre stage here and it's a bad plan.

Comment Oh well I'm incorporating (Score 1) 202

A corporation has the rights of an individual so I will register under the corporation's name and address and not a person's name.
Again only small business owners get the shit end of the stick.
Way to go ICANN, if you keep proving how irrelevant you are I may get my Christmas wish and you can all pound sand.

Comment When they get rude (Score 2) 217

When people hear that I can program apps I often get hassled by someone who of course has the next multi million dollar idea. I'm not interested but they rarely take no for an answer.

I've said directly to people that if I'm smart enough and disciplined enough to actually build an app chances are I'm smart enough to have 5 ideas better than theirs and if they really were smart then I'd be happy to recommend a book. People think there is some idea shortage out there. I like asking them about their "spec" because they almost never have anything but vague bar room banter and haven't even thought that out particularly well.

Reading makes their lips tired and no one ever takes me up on the book recommendation. Most apps pitched are already out or are outside the physical abilities of the phone.
Maybe it's because I'm a bitter old man but I love showing them the app they just described and watching their little hearts break.

UNIX is hot. It's more than hot. It's steaming. It's quicksilver lightning with a laserbeam kicker. -- Michael Jay Tucker