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Comment: Re:Prof. Yunus "Creating a World Without Poverty" (Score 0) 86

by DNS-and-BIND (#48445153) Attached to: How "Big Ideas" Are Actually Hurting International Development

First of all, your dig at the Nobel Peace Prize is racist, you just can't stand that a black man won it in 2009 and you'll go to any length to criticize him.

Second, that pro-capitalist bullshit is a bunch of bullshit, stop cheerleading for Danone and other multinational corporations. The sooner they are driven out of business, the better.

Third, the whole "money-lender" thing is anti-Semitic, and this is the nail in the coffin of your whole gestalt. Yeah, you didn't actually say "Jews" but then again you didn't need to, you made it quite clear. Please stop speaking in public.

Comment: Mistaken Western-centric thinking about China (Score 1, Insightful) 115

"It left China with either letting go of censorship, or breaking significant chunks of the Internet for their population."

I love the tiny minds at work here. People who cannot see outside of themselves, nor consider any perspective but their own Western one. As if there were any choice involved! China doesn't block websites because they're evil, they block websites because they are damaging to China's body politic. These overseas actors want to harm China, and like antibodies reacting to bacteria, China's government reacts to block the damage. You can cry censorship all you want, but the fact remains that it's for China's own good that these actions are taken.

I remind everyone that the Chinese Communist Party is made up of the smartest people in China. It is full of scientists and engineers, people with analytical minds, and people who are qualified to make decisions for others. If Slashdot were based in China, the most thoughtful constantly-modded-up users would be mostly CCP members. Think of John Gruber, the MIT economist who helped get the badly needed Affordable Care Act passed despite opposition from lesser minds. There is nothing particularly scandalous about what he did. The seriousness of the deception depends on the extent of the harm done. Getting healthcare for millions of uninsured is the same as China's blocking these harmful websites. A little harm is done, mostly to people who intend harm in the first place, and much good is done to people who badly need it. It is a Faustian bargain, but it is worth it. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

The Western mindset that censorship is automatically bad is outdated and unsuitable for 2014 and beyond. We need to just relax and let the smart people do their thing. We're better off with them in charge rather than the mob. If you disagree, then say so - but don't doubt China's justification for its own point of view, which I doubt anyone, especially those in this "freedumb center", has even taken a moment to think over.

Comment: Re:Google doesn't have a monopoly on ANYTHING. (Score 1) 309

by DNS-and-BIND (#48439667) Attached to: The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google
Google doesn't have a monopoly on search. Not even close. The only reason they get used is because they're the best. The second that they start sucking, people will leave in droves. It's pretty fucking far from tyranny when any user can go elsewhere. That's not a monopoly.

Comment: Re:Amnesty International (Score 1) 94

by DNS-and-BIND (#48431707) Attached to: Amnesty International Releases Tool To Combat Government Spyware
AI has always been an anti-Western institution, right from the very beginning. Do you not know this, or are you being deliberately misleading?

"Alec saw the battle lines redrawn with stark clarity, with the victims of capitalist and imperialist oppression all over the world on one side, and the United States and its allies, including Spain, on the other. Given such a contest, he realised that to undertake the defence of the Spanish freemasons had been timely as well as symbolically correct because it opened the door for victims of injustice everywhere, but especially in countries friendly to the United States, to join his former comrades-in-arms in Spanish prisons in a grand international coalition of the oppressed whose plight, when efficiently publicised, would bring embarrassment and opprobrium to the adversaries of the Soviet Union."
-- foundation of Amnesty International, 1954

Comment: Re:Funny Timing (Score 1) 60

by DNS-and-BIND (#48431689) Attached to: The Nintendo DS Turns 10
I never understood the popularity of Pokemon as a video game. Pointless random combats and very little story. Hours and hours of watching animations of attacks happen. The entire idea of the game is enslaving animals and forcing them into pit fighting. Micheal Vick was sentenced to prison and vilified by the entire world for doing the same.

Comment: Re:That was 3 years ago (Score 1) 215

by DNS-and-BIND (#48426725) Attached to: Lessons Learned From Google's Green Energy Bust

So, in other words, you're against the market and capitalism, but if you can benefit from it, you're for them?

Sounds like gigantic hypocrisy to me. Please pick some principles and stick with them. Don't go down the capitalist road - China did and look what happened to them. A disaster for anti-capitalists the world 'round.

Comment: Re:Poor Editing (Score 1) 27

by DNS-and-BIND (#48424625) Attached to: CMI Director Alex King Talks About Rare Earth Supplies (Video)

Well, they tried making a slashdot clone earlier this year. Got slashcode up and running and everything. I was all for it, I started reading.

Within 72 hours of the site going live they had posted a duplicate story. At that point I gave up on them. I don't remember the name, only that it was a dumb one.

Programmers do it bit by bit.