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Comment: Re:gtfo (Score 2) 724

by Concerned Onlooker (#48048017) Attached to: Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

Please note that the person you replied to was not advocating for a law to be passed. The poster was advocating for a "movement." That's important. I would argue that social pressures are more important than laws for keeping people acting basically decently.

Yes, I am for free speech as well, but all speech has consequences.

Comment: Re:Largest Ponzi Scheme Ever (Score 4, Interesting) 113

by Concerned Onlooker (#48015199) Attached to: Mystery Gamer Makes Millions Moving Markets In Japan

"Further proving that the Stock Market is almost entirely disconnected from the underlying companies."

Exactly. I've been wondering for some time just what IS stock price based on? Since it's not based on the soundness of the company (the company doesn't even need to have a P/E!) it seems entirely based on perceived potential of the company and whatever news makes the traders nervous or ecstatic that day.

Therefore, it seems to me you're better off avoiding fundamentals and instead watching the news and reading sociology books. Oh yeah, and developing ways to do high volume trading one millionth of a second faster than you competitor.

Comment: Re:Rent a Tesla for $1 (Score 1) 335

by Concerned Onlooker (#48011063) Attached to: State of Iowa Tells Tesla To Cancel Its Scheduled Test Drives

"We don't live in a democracy, and never have."

As popular as it is to make this gripe this country was founded on democratic process. It's only somewhat recently that we became an oligarchy.

" The only way this will ever change is through aggressive 'petulance'"

Whatever that is, a better tactic would be to aggressively contribute to Lawrence Lessig's movement.

Comment: Re:~/.cshrc (Score 1, Interesting) 208

by Concerned Onlooker (#48009559) Attached to: Apple Yet To Push Patch For "Shellshock" Bug

"Unfortunately, based on my extensive experience with OS X, I have to say that it is a big pile of shit. "

Don't stop there. Give us some real examples of why you think this. Because otherwise it kind of sounds like you're just making something up that sounds authoritative but really isn't.

Comment: Re:Recent claims by whom? (Score 1) 224

by Concerned Onlooker (#47943043) Attached to: Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other

"All the hippies need to get over it and come back to reality."

The reality is that evolution isn't finished. We are possibly evolving into something much greater than what came before. Steven Pinker exhibits that the human race has overall experienced a decline in violence in the recent past. (

Maybe the reality is that the hippies were right.

Comment: Re:Obama is but a puppet (Score 1) 236

by Concerned Onlooker (#47942595) Attached to: Apple's "Warrant Canary" Has Died

"The huge machinery behind the NSA / CIA / FBI and all those alphabet agencies wants total control, and it has the enthusiastic support of private companies such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, Cisco, amongst others"

While I admit that we have a de facto oligarchy here in the US I have to wonder that if the above were true then why have a warrant canary at all?

It's time to boot, do your boot ROMs know where your disk controllers are?