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Comment: Re:Boo hoo (Score 1) 112

by Luckyo (#49383825) Attached to: NSA Worried About Recruitment, Post-Snowden

Depends on your personal ethics.

If you find that pursuit of personal wealth (many refer to this as "pursuit of happiness") is the most important aspect, Wall Street is the better option.
If you find that pursuit of hegemony of your state (many refer to this as "patriotism") is the most important aspect, NSA is the better option.
And if you find that things like human rights actually mean something, you find both to be unacceptable options.

Unfortunate reality however is that all three aforementioned aspects are in fact idealistic. World is anything but, and we find ourselves balancing between different aspects of those things among many others to find our paths in life. As a result, I would not straight up make the claims as extreme as yours. They're far too hyperbolic. While many people working at wall street to end up as thieves, many do not start as such. Same goes for people working for NSA.

That is the other side of this coin. The less good people join these structures of power, the more power those who are corrupt gain within them.

Comment: Re:Ironic headline (Score 1) 52

by Luckyo (#49381195) Attached to: EU Commission Divided Over Nation-Specific Content Blocking

And this demonstrates the utter ignorance of EU. EU is a carefully defined political construct. Only an utter idiot would suggest literal interpretation of the word "union" when talking about "European Union". It's extremely obvious that member states are not united politically, nor economically.

But I suppose I should not expect even basic intelligence from someone who uses "get wreked, twit" as a finisher for his rambling.

Comment: Re:I dunno...maybe you could check the LAW? (Score 3, Interesting) 52

by Luckyo (#49379255) Attached to: EU Commission Divided Over Nation-Specific Content Blocking

It's not as simple as you think.

The argument against a factual one rooted in reality - European movie making is a fairly small business, but important for each local culture. And they do indeed need protection to survive, because they are not commercially as strong as the big players who tend to dominate. And big players are well known for making deals that would destroy local movie makers by squeezing their money flows.

This isn't so much of a "feud" as beginning in the standard process of European decision making. That is seeking consensus between "common digital market" and "how do we keep our cultural producers alive in a world where their output is increasingly important to national identity".

Comment: Re:Ironic headline (Score 1) 52

by Luckyo (#49379229) Attached to: EU Commission Divided Over Nation-Specific Content Blocking

Do explain the irony, as there is none from any educated person's point of view.

The only thing there is, is a clear demonstration of utter ignorance on part of anyone finding any irony in the headline, because that would imply they think EU is a nation, rather than a union of nations each of which has its own interests.

As the name itself, European UNION suggests.

Comment: Re:The official Russian position: (Score 4, Interesting) 152

by Luckyo (#49364407) Attached to: Russia Wants To Work With NASA On a New Space Station

Out of interest, what do you then call US leaders who reacted the way they reacted and continue to act when Castro took power in Cuba in an overthrow of massively unpopular US-supported dictatorship then? Or when he took USSR nuclear missiles?

That country didn't even have direct ground access to US, nor had been used as staging ground for assault on US heartland several times before in the history. Let me remind you of an obvious fact: all countries do things that Russia does and much worse when they feel their survival is threatened.

The best part is that you're massively anti-democratic with that statement - overwhelming majority of Russian people specifically support the current policy of Russia. Not the leader but his policy. Even pro-Western organisations doing polling in Russia are in full agreement with this. How would you feel about comparing US leaders to North Korean ones in terms of "sanity"? Because one could easily make the point that they are far more crazy. Whereas North Korean leaders are quite logical in their actions being driven by survival of their dictatorship in their country, US leaders are often driven by severely conflicting interests that end up hurting the country itself as they feud with one another.

Please remind yourself that "insanity" and "not being pro-Western" are only synonyms in propaganda.

Comment: Re:Why does it need to be replaced? (Score 2) 152

by Luckyo (#49363077) Attached to: Russia Wants To Work With NASA On a New Space Station

That is wildly unrealistic with our current capabilities and well in the realms of fiction. In space you have countless problems when trying any kind of significant production, ranging from access to work force, access to hardware, having to lift all components and all machinery from the planet's gravity well into orbit, to things like power supply problems, cooling problems, highly hostile environment problems, and countless others.

Even if we had the technological capability to do what you suggest, the costs would outstrip making same things on the ground and then lifting them to orbit by what is likely order(s) of magnitude.

Comment: Re:The official Russian position: (Score 1) 152

by Luckyo (#49363063) Attached to: Russia Wants To Work With NASA On a New Space Station

One should not throw stones when one lives in a house of glass. US is currently massively leading in top politicians making stupid talking points just to advance certain agenda, ranging from the entire Iran ordeal to the current conflict between branches of government that made country half-ungovernable.

Comment: Re:Symmetric mouse (Score 3, Informative) 199

by Luckyo (#49346819) Attached to: What Makes the Perfect Gaming Mouse?

A gaming mouse should be tailored to a user's hand. That means a slanted one handed mouse. The entire point of the exercise is to get a mouse that is suitable for YOU, not "suitable for everybody".

Ambidextrous mouse is definitely not on the list of requirements for being a gaming mouse, and if anything is one of the factors that will work against said mouse when being selected as a good gaming mouse.

Full disclosure: I haven't used ambidextrous mouse in over 15 years and I will NEVER use one again now that I'm used to one handed mice. I'm also the key target audience for the sellers, and buy high cost premium mice, my current one being Logitech G700s.
I actually ended up dragging my mouse to work when I wasn't offered a proper right handed mouse there. Ambidextrous models are simply far too uncomfortable once you're used to a proper one handed mouse.

Comment: Re:What are they looking for.... (Score 1) 103

by Luckyo (#49324697) Attached to: Finland To Fly "Open Skies" Surveillance Flight Over Russia

Of course we did. A small nation fighting a super power, all you can hope is to fight to a draw.

The point of course being that we were the only state in Molotov-Ribbentrop that remained independent. But when you're a hysterical propagandist with task of creating fear, I suppose that detail is just too detrimental to the cause to even bother to mention. Nevermind it being the elephant in the room.

But even your argument had any truth to it, the question then becomes: where will the Russia gets the hundreds of thousands of soldiers and huge amount of materiel to lose again stepping on the same rake?

Comment: Re:What are they looking for.... (Score 2) 103

by Luckyo (#49324681) Attached to: Finland To Fly "Open Skies" Surveillance Flight Over Russia

No. I mean the actual preparation that would suggest a change in status quo.

Bases you're talking about are clearly aimed at securing the northern region. They would be quite bad at functioning as staging areas for attacking us for a number of reasons and nearby Finnish towns have been extremely happy to have those bases to the point of staging events to show soldiers that they are welcome to their new bases near border.

It's good business in the otherwise fairly quiet region.

Of course, hysterical people such as yourself don't see it that way.

Comment: Re:What are they looking for.... (Score 4, Informative) 103

by Luckyo (#49322909) Attached to: Finland To Fly "Open Skies" Surveillance Flight Over Russia

That's the point of these flights. Any kind of long term installation would be visible, as would major troop movements. These flights are about showing both sides that neither side is making any significant changes to status quo around the border.

Finland has a very long history of living with Russia on its borders, and unlike our hysterical neighbours in the West and South, we actually know how to communicate with them to defuse conflicts. Comes with being a neutral European state with huge border with Soviet Union that isn't a part of NATO, as well as fighting USSR off twice during 1939-1944 period.

Comment: Re:Meanwhile... (Score 3, Informative) 103

by Luckyo (#49322869) Attached to: Finland To Fly "Open Skies" Surveillance Flight Over Russia

The cases listed show no evidence of the only violation of international laws that you suggest (invading international space without reason such as avoiding a storm), instead showing that US aircraft did in fact commit to territorial airspace violations during those actions.

Specific example, straight from material linked by you:
On 18 July 2014 an American surveillance plane conducting operations near Kaliningrad was chased into Swedish air-space after being approached by Russian fighters. This evasive action took place without Sweden’s prior approval that the US aircraft could enter Swedish airspace.

Note how "surveillance plane conducting operations" is viewed as a neutral, but aircraft scrambling to intercept it are apparently a hostile move if intelligence aircraft is US one and intercepting aircraft is Russian. And if it's the other way around, it's "oh those evil Russians in the international airspace".

Quite a good demonstration of the severe propagandist bias in related reporting. Thank you for providing such clear example.

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