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Comment Re:The market for this (Score 1) 48

Millions of people drive golf carts every week and don't crash them. I think the problem is that the engineers that work for your company are idiots. Or they were driving drunk, which is pretty much the same thing. Sorry to be the one to inform you of that, honestly with that evidence you should have been able to reach the conclusion yourself.

And seriously, they carted him to the ER? It was within golf cart distance? Or was that just an inappropriate choice of words? Maybe the problem isn't limited to the golf crowd at your job...

Comment Re:Worth noting (Score 2, Interesting) 26

Nobody cares. He's white! Hardly representative of Denmark's future. They should have picked a more diverse applicant, not that ancient 19th century crap.

Moreover, he'll be very unpopular in Denmark because he's holding himself above others. Jante Law negatively portrays and criticises individual success and achievement as unworthy and inappropriate. Scandinavian culture is collectivist and has a condescending attitude towards individualism and success - hallmarks of the American-style astronaut. He's going to encounter a shitstorm of hate once he gets back, because Danes greatly look down on individual success and achievement as unworthy and inappropriate. Sucks to be him! Maybe the Americans can keep him, because he sure won't be welcome back home.

Comment Re:Economics isnt science. (Score 1) 131

Ah, yes, Karl Marx, beloved of the Left, the man whose economic theories led to the deaths of 10^8 innocent people. Let's all pay attention to him instead of throwing his thought in the dustbin of history, like all the Marxist countries have already done decades ago. Surely, his ideas will work THIS time.

Comment How do I avoid being infected on 8.1? (Score 1) 200

From what I've read, all of these infected updates are optional, so you have to deliberately install them. Is this true? If not, how do I detect if I've been infected? Someone up the thread posted a link to a github with a batch script you have to run as administrator, that's not really what I'm talking about. I just want to detect.

Comment Re: Like the Bible (Score 1, Interesting) 585

I knew there would be some prick changing the subject to Christianity. Like clockwork. At least have some originality and make a different criticism like "the Koran is in its original language while the Bible exists only in translation." Otherwise you're as derivative and cliche as Banksy's Disneyland.

Comment Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (Score 4, Interesting) 120

If Malaysia practices apartheid, why is the civilized world not boycotting, divesting from, and sanctioning this country? This is what happens to countries that practice apartheid. It worked on South Africa and it can work again on Malaysia.

I wasn't even aware of this until I read the summary, and I read a lot of international news.

Comment Re:Who proposed tem? (Score 5, Insightful) 264

There are people out there who want new for new's sake. They are desperately bored with their lives and demand novelty. Long-term thinking is alien as well as boring. They're going to demand the mallard duck and the avocado, cheer when they are approved, and then never use them. Next round of Unicode, they'll have more dumb ideas to include.

Coming up: Unicode 16, when the committee gets fed up with all these dumb symbols that nobody uses and purges the list.

Comment Re:Garbage what? (Score -1, Offtopic) 71

It's because we've been told over and over by leftists like yourself that as long as large problems remain, it is pointless to work on small problems. Example: "I can't believe you shitlords are worrying about a law to prevent dog poop in the streets when there are people going hungry in Iraq! Won't somebody think of the children!"

You can change around the issues to ones that suit you best, but that's basically it. Of course, as soon as it gets reversed and used against you, it becomes invalid, and of course everyone expects this.

Comment Do you have to click on the ad? (Score 1) 249

I read the article all the way through, and it SEEMS like you have to click on the ad in order for it to infect you. They don't specifically come out and SAY this, though. So, is this the case? Does not clicking on ads keep you safe? I thought just having a flash ad download and execute on your machine was enough, or are we not talking about this? There are references to "hardened landing pages" that infect the users, so WTF is up with that?

The funny part is that the malware installed is used to install click-fraud bots on infected machines, so the ad networks and/or end clients themselves are the ones being screwed out of money.

Comment Re:It can't. (Score 0) 105

I take it you haven't met average people, have you? I'll bet you're surrounded by upper-class Ivy League (or wished they had gone to an Ivy) intelligent people like yourself all day long, and have used that great intellect to project those characteristics onto the rest of humanity. Why don't you actually get out there and talk to some of them? You'd be horrified, and withdraw into a gated community like so many of your fellow travelers have already done.

Just think of how stupid the average person is. And half of 'em are stupider than that!
-- George Carlin

Comment Re:Advertisers, worry about security? Get real (Score 1) 249

The goal of an advertising company is not to make a profit. It is to maximize profits. They will do everything the law allows and then a little bit further. And then if nobody goes to jail, even further than that.

Also, please stop with "Mad Men" analogies, that is a fictional TV show that has nothing to do with reality. Might as well try to connect the oil companies to "Mad Max".

Comment Re:Here's my nightmare (Score 1) 82

Back in the 1960s-1970s, Progressives imagined a violent overthrow of the US government and its replacement by a far-left regime. They were serious about it, too, they engaged in terrorism and went as far as blowing up the U.S. Capitol. For some strange reason you never hear about that today and most people are totally unfamiliar with the topic. Implementing the leisure society, bullshit. The far-left ideal was "he who does not work, also shall not eat."

Comment Re:Isn't this supposed to be the FBI's job? (Score 1) 84

Causing Katrina? There isn't anyone who causes hurricanes to form. They're natural disasters that form by themselves. Is this a late-stage version of Bush Derangement Syndrome? It's fallen off greatly but still affects some patients.

We want to create puppets that pull their own strings. - Ann Marion