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Comment: Re: This is why .... (Score 1) 113

by JackieBrown (#48677049) Attached to: NSA Reveals More Than a Decade of Improper Surveillance

You are holding on to something that both parties pushed and blaming only one party.

In addition, you are holding on to old shit that should have been corrected by now.

I can say that Clinton and the democrats gave us the DMCA but that doesn't excuse Bush or Obama or the congresses during their times for keeping it.

In fact, Bush was fairly transparent about where he stood on the NSA. Obama and the of liberals flat out lie on it and you give them cover when you keep going back so far (when 6 out of 10 of those years had a Democrat president.)

And being cute with caps doesn't help your case. It just looks juvenile. I'm sure you also type Faux News feeling clever.

Comment: Re: This is why .... (Score 1) 113

by JackieBrown (#48676771) Attached to: NSA Reveals More Than a Decade of Improper Surveillance

Two of the top results from google search "Congression oversight NSA"

"Obama says NSA has plenty of congressional oversight."

"The Obama administration, the intelligence agencies and their allies in Congress had made an all-out push to quash the amendment after it unexpectedly made it past the House rules committee late on Monday"

I'm sure you'll say some BS like "I never said that the other side was better" but the fact is, you ignored the democrats and neo-libs in your post altogether.

Comment: Re:If a guy dons a mask and goes on a punching spr (Score 1) 320

by JackieBrown (#48675157) Attached to: Why Lizard Squad Took Down PSN and Xbox Live On Christmas Day

In this case, it's not even about people being stupid.

This group overloaded servers - there was no security breach.

If I was a consumer, would I blame
  A) The group of people that on purpose overloaded the servers
  B) The company for not having invested in more servers that are only used because assholes are deliberately trying to overload their servers and ruin my day (and who would cover the cost of the additional - usually unneeded - servers)

Comment: Re:They're assholes. (Score 5, Informative) 320

by JackieBrown (#48675115) Attached to: Why Lizard Squad Took Down PSN and Xbox Live On Christmas Day

So they just gave you time to think about your game consumption, and the opportunity to think about the "silent" in silent night.

They stopped because they were paid off. Thinking of them as noble or anything less than assholes gives them to much credit.

Lizard Squad @LizardMafia 10h 10 hours ago
Thanks @KimDotcom for the vouchers--you're the reason we stopped the attacks. @MegaPrivacy is an awesome service.

Comment: Re:Except Game Servers Aren't Down (Score 1) 159

by JackieBrown (#48675073) Attached to: Xbox Live and PlayStation Networks Downed By Apparent Attack

That's the problem. They don't really care if you play. The game is only a pretext for you to spend more money. If you have no way to spend money, the game does not matter to them.

And farmers don't really care if we eat. The food is just a pretext to get me to spend money. (I know the analogy can be destroyed fairly quickly but honestly what for-profit company doesn't make their product to get money?)

Comment: Re:So... (Score 1) 125

by JackieBrown (#48672517) Attached to: App Gives You Free Ebooks of Your Paperbacks When You Take a "Shelfie"

Yeah - I sure he know that there are ways to circumvent it. For me, it would be quicker to torrent the book then to edit a photo with gimp to add my signature.

But hopefully you felt clever showing how much work you are willing to put into getting a free ebook and sabotage this guys company

Comment: Re:Action movies are boring. (Score 1) 327

Very true. And very limited to Americans. That is why these movies do so poorly oversees....

I think the sad truth is that that movies are now made to appeal to the broadest base (and nowadays this includes the people in Europe and Asia as well as the Americas) there is many issues "safe" to tackle.

Comment: Re:more NOS and less lense flare (Score 1) 327

Heh... although only Simon Pegg as Scotty good get away with a line like:
"Ach, maybe if I put some NOS into the Warp Core we could overtake 'em... what do I look like a stupid git? I'm givin' her all she's got!"

Babylon 5 had a similar line
When ordering the White Star to turn around from a planets gravity
Sheridan "Now! Give it everything you got"
Lennier "If I was holding anything back, I'd tell you."

Round Numbers are always false. -- Samuel Johnson