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Comment I wish I had the time to do this (Score 1) 263

But other organizations have done similar things in the past to affect change, so why not do it here?

Basically, instead of complaining about how unsafe and insecure voting is, start a website called something like 'cockblockthevote.org' and detail how to cheat at voting on a state-by-state sort of setup, where each state's districts will have the machines they use with a link to all the vulnerabilities and how to 'hack the vote' with that machine. I'm sure a bunch of the research can be done here on slashdot by just browsing election years and all the notes on things like diebold vulnerabilities.

A site like this would get change a lot faster than security experts whining about it, IMO. I would even donate to whatever group started doing it but the truth is I just don't have the time to DIY.

Comment Nerd support boycott (Score 2) 152

I'd suggest boycotting Nintendo but they stopped making anything that interested me in 1995 so I haven't really bought anything from them in 20 years.

I love that people offer insight into things that many gamer benefit from and I often wondered about when I was playing games like Chrono Trigger and wondering how many people were involved in the way Magus talked in English.

I hate that companies that essentially exist because of the fans punish the fans.

Comment I hate when they go for the lowest hanging fruit (Score 1) 353

The big deal here is that we've blown the crime of child porn out of proportion. Thanks to American minimum sentencing laws, anyone caught LOOKING at child porn will be put away for longer than if they murdered the child. You'd have to murder multiple people to get put away longer than someone who is caught MAKING child porn.

Also, open note to Google, MS and everyone else thinking they can get press on this. Please IMPRESS me by showing off something way more drastic like stopping a gang murder or preventing a terrorist attack. Those guys are violent and hard to go after and tend to like vengeance which makes it much more impressive than snagging some nerdy child porn consumer.

Also, as someone who was subjected to the kinds of child abuse these films portray, being molested as a child hasn't destroyed my life or caused deep damage. I'm extremely happy with how things turned out and the only thing is that I'm a bit more kinky than average because I have 10-15 more years of sexual experience than most people thanks to getting started around the age of 3.

In no way am I advocating it, but we should seriously consider why we think murder isn't as important as possessing child porn?

Comment Fantasy Analysis (Score 1) 230

One of the tools of the psychohistory discipline is a 'fantasy analysis' where you take out positive and negative adjectives and simply rely on verbs and nouns to reveal the thoughscape of the writer/speaker.

When someone says 'We're not going to war, we are not killing women and children' it means that they are actually thinking about war and killing women and children.

When I see 'We're not making up Nightmare Scenarios' I get REALLY scared because now I think the NSA also has a list of every type of minority and a scenario to eliminate them.

Comment Re:For once Bill Gates is right (Score 5, Insightful) 174

I've never really 'liked' Bill Gates, but I have admired the fact that he's a tycoon who got to where he is by not exploiting third world non-white people as most other billionaires do.

If you think about it, the 'shady but successful business practices' really only screwed other rich white people and didn't enslave entire third world countries and rape their resources like most other non-tech billionaires. For that, I see BG as an evolutionary step forward in the ecosystem of greedy business men.

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lalitjoshi1989 writes: The apex court on Wednesday refused to grant interim stay on Bombay High Court verdict that declared the BCCI's two-member probe panel “illegal” and “unconstitutional.”

A bench of justices A K Patnaik and J S Khehar, however, agreed to hear Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) petition challenging the high court's judgement and issued notice on its plea.

The bench asked Cricket Association of Bihar, on whose plea the high court had delivered its verdict, to file its response on BCCI's petition within two weeks and posted the matter for hearing on August 29.

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Comment Boycott? (Score 0) 764

I've been attempting to boycott Amazon for stuff like this but I simply can't help myself over how convenient it's become not to have to spend several hours a week shopping. I would seriously like to have input into their decisions and would like alternatives to use that are better than Amazon in terms on not censoring and offering such a wide selection of stuff available for free delivery.

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