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Comment: Re:What a guy (Score 2) 348

by cayenne8 (#49784185) Attached to: Obama Asks Congress To Renew 'Patriot Act' Snooping
Just let the WHOLE thing fail and go away.

I remember being sort of for it when it came about...thnking what could go wrong with organizing so many agencies under one umbrella.

I've now seen the damage that can be done...and I'd love to see the DHS split back up again into separate agencies/factions.

Comment: Re:Will Technology Disrupt the Song? (Score 2) 153

by cayenne8 (#49782549) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Will Technology Disrupt the Song?

I get what you're saying, but this IS the problem with defining an artist these days. Money is THE priority. When that happens, the ability to express yourself beyond a mathematically calculated attention span becomes impossible.

I agree. A true artist makes their art for themselves FIRST and enjoys the fact that others like it too second.

Of course with rock music, it also plays to helping ugly guys get laid too, but that's another thread.

But in most cases, trying to pander to the money or follow it over art is in the not very long term a failure.

Take Led Zeppelin. Sure they made a LOT of money, but that didn't seem the reason for their musical choices. It was what THEY wanted to explore and convey. It happened to be of such quality that they sold a lot of it, and continue to do so after all these years.

They also went out and gave the people what they wanted in the form of live performances. In those days, your ticket got you usually nearly a 3 hour concert, and it wasn't lip auto tune, and often it was improvised on the spot. Sure you would get some flub notes....especially with Jimmy trying to squeeze 50M notes into two bars at times, but hey...they gave you all they could. You don't see that much anymore.

But if you are good, you will get the money....but your art should be for YOU first, and if it is worthy the crowd will follow and pay you for it.

Comment: Re:Well there's the problem... (Score 1) 201

by cayenne8 (#49782449) Attached to: Court Orders UberPop Use To Be Banned In All of Italy

"Otherwise public transportation doesn't fit into my lifestyle". See, the problem is that you are doing it backwards. If you want to be "eco-friendly" and "green" and all that other crap, you have to fit your lifestyle into "the good things."

While I have nothing against being green I'm not really willing to go out of my way to be green. If it is convenient, sure. But I've lived my life to this point enjoying certain things and a certain lifestyle and with life being so short, I'm not willing to put myself out for some benefit I'll never see.

Comment: Go for it (Score 1) 12

by smitty_one_each (#49779459) Attached to: Survey - George W. Bush more evil than Stalin, Mao, Lenin
If anyone's knowledge of history and sense of proportion is so bad as to even put GWB on this list, then go full tilt boogie and say he's worse than the rest, combined.
I'm not here to accuse GWB of being some kind of saint--he was another brick in the wall of Progressive decline, in my opinion--but I've really lost interest in trying to communicate with the kind of idiots who would juxtapose GWB and Adolf. Or Barack and Adolf, for that matter. It's so stupid, I can't even
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I am a widely unreported minority called a 'xenosexual' i am very attracted to foreign women. xeno means alien and of course many xenosexuals want to have sex with aliens from another planet. of course i'm not exclusively xenosexual but i'm not pansexual either (loving all types) as boys/men are ugly to me. the internet for all it's glory has so far hidden the xenosexual to obscure groups even more obscure than 4chan. even though japanese anime has had demon sex and alien sex it is still an

Comment: Re:Well there's the problem... (Score 1) 201

by cayenne8 (#49777025) Attached to: Court Orders UberPop Use To Be Banned In All of Italy

We have a real problem in the USA that due to low ridership, many bus systems INCREASE the pollution on the roads, rather than decreasing it. Unless you have somewhere around 12-20 riders on a bus, it's not actually more efficient/less polluting than private autos.

When you can get a bus system that will take me door-to-door for all destinations I need to go in a day, on MY time schedule (or at least within 15 or so minutes of it), then I'll be interested.

Otherwise public transportation doesn't fit into my lifestyle. The only time I really needs cabs or maybe uber when I can try it if I don't feel like risking driving after drinking.

Comment: Re:Blocking access (Score 1) 250

by Cyberdyne (#49773453) Attached to: Leaked Document Shows Europe Would Fight UK Plans To Block Porn

Easy. You call up the US vendor that sold China their Great Firewall and order another one. This one will be cheap, considering the UK's population is a fraction that of China.

Already done: TalkTalk (arguably the UK's worst ISP in general, as well as being the first to jump on the government's bandwagon) spent many millions of pounds (described in a related court case as "an eight figure sum") importing a horribly flawed censorship system from Huawei, which is one of the Chinese manufacturers of part of the Great Firewall.

A few principled UK ISPs are standing up to censorship, and still offering unfiltered services - though I do fear Cameron will attack them for it now: like most bullies, he can't handle criticism or opposition.

Comment: Re:Why not just kill them all? (Score 1) 148

by kesuki (#49771617) Attached to: Sex-Switched Mosquitoes May Help In Fight Against Diseases

bats feed on mosquitoes bats live in caves where they poop bat poop makes classic black powder. what will we kill the zombies with when we need to make our own gunpowder and bullets (assuming that the factories that produce smokeless powder are not resurrected and the chemicals for smokeless powder are not available)

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