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Comment: Re:If it ain't broke... (Score 1) 243

by DNS-and-BIND (#48945349) Attached to: VirtualBox Development At a Standstill

No, no, no, a thousand times no, don't use DOSbox. DOSbox is for games and games alone. Don't believe me? The developers say it themselves:

DOSBox IS NOT SUITED TO RUN YOUR NON-GAMING DOS APPLICATION. "Search the forum, there are lengthy threads why a games-targeting emulator is not what you need. It can go wrong at any random time for any nondeterministic reason. Don't, just don't."

Comment: Re:The crime happened to an Indian in India. (Score 2) 85

by DNS-and-BIND (#48945329) Attached to: Indian Woman Sues Uber In the US Over Alleged New Delhi Taxi Rape
The company's $$$$ is in America. That's why the suit is here. Come to a U.S. court armed with an Indian judgment and see how far you get seizing assets. First law: go where the money is. Didn't you see she has a big-name lawyer? He wouldn't have gotten involved unless he was going to get paid. It's all about money, my friend.

Comment: Re:Actually, it's part and parcel of absolute fasc (Score 1) 103

by DNS-and-BIND (#48930139) Attached to: Snowden Documents: CSE Tracks Millions of Downloads Daily
Yeah, well, when that happens you right-wing fucks can go for your guns like you're always talking about. Frankly I can't wait to see you people go down. A lot of other people worldwide will be cheering on that day, too. Extremism needs to go away just like racism, sexism, and all of the other problems that you freaks create. Good ridance to you.

Comment: Re:Time for a UNION! (Score 1) 263

by DNS-and-BIND (#48872877) Attached to: The Tech Industry's Legacy: Creating Disposable Employees

attitude that puts the individual interest above the interest of the collective.

Welcome to the United States of America. If you value collectivism over the rights of the individual, you're probably much better off in one of the world's other many countries. Learn new languages, get exposed to multiculturalism, shop in countries where Wal-Mart has been banned. With borders opening more and more every day, what's your excuse?

Comment: Re:Imagine that. (Score 1, Insightful) 35

by DNS-and-BIND (#48851645) Attached to: Microsoft Outlook Users In China Hit With MITM Attack
The Chinese Communist government has been at war with its own citizens since 1949. Nothing new here. There's Xinjiang separatists, but those are no big potatoes. China doesn't need an excuse, they govern by executive order. The biggest threat to the government is from its own people, so one can see why they would spy in this way.

Comment: Re:Hurrah for America, the land of opportunity (Score 3, Insightful) 141

by DNS-and-BIND (#48850367) Attached to: Iran Forced To Cancel Its Space Program

Selection bias. Only the restless care to leave their homes and support networks behind to try to navigate an alien, racist culture where people are measured by how much money they make.

I'm concerned about the dog-whistle racism in your post. It sounds like you're bitching about a certain group that was recently the victim of police violence.

Comment: Re:Hope and change (Score 1) 562

by DNS-and-BIND (#48842479) Attached to: Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications

Are you totally unaware of the fact that intellectuals have a really bad track record of totally despising the common folk? It's not that intellectuals don't take commoners' interests to heart when making decisions, it's more like they make decisions deliberately to harm out of genuine malice or depraved heartlessness.

If you don't believe me, ask around the next time you're at a cocktail party. You'll get some really ugly responses.

Comment: Re:I don't think it'll ever really happen (Score 1, Insightful) 335

by DNS-and-BIND (#48842461) Attached to: Lies, Damn Lies, and Tech Diversity Statistics
I love how the left-wing narrative on the subject completely leaves out the fact that nerds are regarded as freaks by mainstream society and that the left has long hated them specifically, going back way before they manufactured gamergate. As a prominent leftist said, maybe it's time to go back to bullying them, and the post above is just a confirmation of that attitude.

The herd instinct among economists makes sheep look like independent thinkers.