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Comment: Re:I was suspicious from the moment they denied it (Score 1) 201

by CanHasDIY (#48670769) Attached to: Did North Korea Really Attack Sony?

I was suspicious of the U.S. allegations that the North Korean government was behind it when the North Koreans denied it was them.

Yes, because the North Koreans are forthright and honest chaps, their statements are always unbiased and true...

Sure, but in fairness, American TLA's aren't well known for their honesty, either. Remember James 'my job is to lie to the American people' Clapper?

Comment: Re:My best was 45 minutes (Score 2) 245

Next time they call I plan on acting amazed that my new computer can tell it's infected even before I inbox it. I then intend to see if I can get them to walk me (an idiot, of course) through putting it together so I can let them "help" fix it.

Here's hoping it kills an hour or more of their time :)

Comment: Re:If you point the camera on a politician.. (Score 1) 440

by CanHasDIY (#48609601) Attached to: Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

Problem with body cams is the same as with dash cams - somehow they'll either be conveniently turned off, or facing the wrong way, when an officer is accused of wrongdoing.

What REALLY needs fixed is the cultural belief that law enforcement officers are above the punishments they dole out to others. Until that happens, the "commit a crime - get 2 weeks paid vacation - go back to work and commit another crime" cycle will never end.

Comment: Re:What? (Score 2) 440

by CanHasDIY (#48609527) Attached to: Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

FWIW, the Constitution does make a distinction between citizens and non-citizens in regards to rights, evidenced in the Amendments - some of them only apply to citizens (ie the 2nd), whereas others (5th, 6th) specifically point out that the right belongs to everyone within US borders, citizen or otherwise.

Not sure if or how that augments the argument, just making a statement of fact.

Comment: Re: What the hell is wrong with Millennials?! (Score 1) 465

by CanHasDIY (#48607187) Attached to: Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

Meh, I never cared for mindless jingoism.

Also, that generation of Americans murdered millions of innocent Japanese civilians, subjugated their women, forced a number of their countrymen into "detention camps" because they happened to be of Japanese descent, institutionalized (and violently defended) racial segregation... the list is extensive.

Point being, if you're going to bitch about "what's wrong with kids today," expect someone to point out that every generation, even the "best" ones, were pretty fucked up too. And I say that as a member of neither group being discussed, in case your the sort of person that matters to.

Comment: Re:Color me surprised (Score 1) 879

by CanHasDIY (#48600035) Attached to: Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

Perhaps he has faith in all the bullshit security theater one goes through when entering or leaving a country. Surely the Aussie PTB wouldn't allow a known terrorist to enter their country, right?

Is your response here an indication that Slashdot's resident statists are changing their tunes when it comes to bullshit "responses" to national security threats? I'll bet not.

Comment: Re:Fucking Hell, Harper needs to go! (Score 2) 122

by CanHasDIY (#48593711) Attached to: Canada Waives Own Rules, Helps Microsoft Avoid US Visa Problems

It's always boggled my mind how a person can say that toilet-scrubbers don't deserve decent pay because they aren't necessarily 'valuable,' in the very next breath after saying "someone HAS to scrub the toilets."

I know that's not what you were getting at, just making an observation.

Thus spake the master programmer: "Time for you to leave." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"