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

by Clever7Devil (#36774256) Attached to: Wired Releases Full Manning/Lamo Chat Logs

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

by Clever7Devil (#36735364) Attached to: Google+ Already At 10 Million Users

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

by Clever7Devil (#36325206) Attached to: Lack of Technology Puts Star Wars Series On Hold
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

by Clever7Devil (#36218362) Attached to: Sony Music Greece Falls To Hackers

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

by Clever7Devil (#35768558) Attached to: No U.S. Government Shutdown This Week
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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