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Comment: Re:Bye bye Wired (Score 3, Interesting) 307 307

I'm resisting the urge to be snarky... I understand that this has toasted their ability to speak to tech-saavy people off-the-record, but I don't expect them to lose any advertising over it. As far as credibility, since when have we required that from our news media? I always just pick the outlet that best fits my confirmation bias.

The phone "hacks" were on lovable, empathetic characters: Hugh Grant, the royals, soldiers, little girls. Bradley Manning, on the other hand, has been suffering a character assassination from day one. You lose advertising by going against public opinion, not necessarily from just being bastards.

Comment: If the generosity is still flowing... (Score 1) 1223 1223

Longtime Facebook holdout here, interested to see the "privacy focused" social hub for myself.

cdevilrun at gmail.com if someone would be so kind.

A slashdot group might actually be fun. I remember a time when the BBS I frequented used to have real life get-togethers.... in the sunlight even! (Electric Cafe based out of Santa Cruz)

Comment: Re:He's forgotten what made Star Wars good (Score 1) 309 309

I suspect it's the money that ruined him. The first three movies are a basic hero's journey cobbled together by dreamers into something amazing. The latter three appear to be masturbatory fx-fests with little to no value as stories. Darth Vader is a dynamic character despite showing a single expression for all but 2 minutes of the film. Anakin Skywalker... not so much.

With his initial dream fulfilled, seems he lost whatever drove him to create the initial masterpieces.

Comment: Re:people are stealing user info (Score 1) 303 303

I don't think there are many here who believe the hackers are doing the morally correct thing. Certainly far less evil than rape though. Furthermore, I find it hard to believe that Sony is being attacked due to its attractiveness as a target.

It's a little bit more like a man calling a bunch of prisoners' mothers whores and then walking around outside the penitentiary backwards with your pants down. Sure, there's a wall between you and them, how long and how many do you think it will hold?

Comment: Re:Well then that IS representative (Score 1) 385 385

I was under the impression that the constitution outlined a system of checks and balances... specifically to counter the very human influences of greed, laziness, self-aggrandizement, corruption, and forced servitude. I wonder what it would be like to live in a country that treated it as law...

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