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Comment: I'm reminded of a Mel Brooks movie... (Score 0) 337

by Mindragon (#42609309) Attached to: <em>We The People</em> Petition Signature Requirement Bumped To 100,000
Dark Helmet: 25,000 people is too low.
Colonel Sandurz: 25,000 is too low?
Dark Helmet: Yes, we'll have to go right to... 100,000 people!
Colonel Sandurz: 100,000? Sir, we've never gone that far before! I don't know if the people can take it!
Dark Helmet: What's the matter Colonel Sandurz? Chicken?
Colonel Sandurz: Prepare the people -- Prepare the people for 100,000! Fasten all seat belts, seal all entrances and exits, close all shops in the mall! Cancel the three ring circuis! Secure all animals in the zoo!

Comment: Somewhere in here there's a joke...I know it. (Score 1) 308

by Mindragon (#42200533) Attached to: MPAA: the Impact of Megaupload's Shutdown Was 'Massive'
Franz Liebkind: Gentlemen. Ve have here a technical problem. Hmm? I do not know if vat ve have here is ze quick burning fuse or ze slow buring fuse. Ja, ja, I must find zis out.
[snips dynamite fuse]
Franz Liebkind: Zis is critical.
[lights fuse with match]
Franz Liebkind: Ha ha ha, ja ja, you see zis? You see zis here vat I have told you? Yeah, zis is an example of smartness here. I have said that zis is ze quick fuse. Huh? And zis IS ze quick fuse.
[pause]
All: THE QUICK FUSE!
[explosion]

Comment: Bluetooth Hearing aids do exist (Score 1) 183

by Mindragon (#41404959) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Hearing Aids That Directly Connect To Smart Phones?
http://www.embracehearing.com/collections/frontpage/products/embrace-xmini-hearing-aid ... only $2k!!! Gah so expensive! Now all those phones that say "hearing impaired compatible?" that's a load of baloney. The T-coils generate a boat load of hum around florescent lights making the "T-coil" all but worthless. There's a dozen or so laws that ought to be changed in congress...the medical device restriction on "hearing aids" is one of them.

Comment: Re:The 1% are insulated (Score 1) 1799

by Mindragon (#37667692) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You View the Wall Street Protests?

The 1% already control everything. Everything that you buy, everything that you watch and everything that you do is controlled completely by this 1% group.

False. You control those things yourself. If you buy/watch/do something the "%1" wants you to, it's because your desires happened to coincide with theirs on that occasion. You can choose to do something different if you want.

One person can make a choice ... this makes no difference anymore these days. These days, it takes a critical mass of at least a billion people in order to put into place real lasting change. If billions of people suddenly stop giving money to every single corporation...there would be instant change.

Comment: Re:Completely valid (Score 1) 1799

by Mindragon (#37667642) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You View the Wall Street Protests?
Yes...you will see Obama use some of the Occupy issues as talking points. No...it is my believe that you will not see change as a result of it. It would take an awful lot of editing of US Laws and Regulations as well as changes in the attitudes of those in Wall Street and running the US Corporations in order to see real change. Most of all, you would need to see real compassion in the hearts and minds of those running the world. This will not happen anytime soon. Most likely, what we will see is a polarized election debate wherein the 99% are pitted against the 1%. The Republicans are going to continue to say No. The Democrats are going to vilify the very people that they will support post elections. The right wingers on Fox news are going to derp some more. The left wingers are going to mock the derping some more and we will be ... still ... at the mercy of the 1%. It has been this way for more than a thousand years. It will be this way a thousand years from now unless people wise up.

Comment: The 1% are insulated (Score 5, Insightful) 1799

by Mindragon (#37667382) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You View the Wall Street Protests?
Even if you're screaming right outside their door, they're just going to call the cops and crank up the volume on the TV. I don't seriously believe that the Occupy campaign are going to do that much to change what is going on. The 1% already control everything. Everything that you buy, everything that you watch and everything that you do is controlled completely by this 1% group. Just about the only way I can think of to wrest power away from these folks is if the 99% were to stop buying everything for more than 90 days. Once the corporations see their income statements go to zilch then you would see real change.

Comment: Re:It's recognizing where video is going. (Score 1) 481

by Mindragon (#37445812) Attached to: Netflix Creates Qwikster For DVD Only Business
Small problem with that amazing(tm) idea. The MAFIAA(tm) does not want this to happen unless they are compensated(c) every time someone even utters one of the copyrighted or trademarked words that their pyramid-scheme(r) has come up with. In their view(c), the entity formerly known as Netflix(tm) is giving away their content(c) and the MAFIAA(tm) isn't being compensated(c) for this release(r). They want to be compensated(c) every time someone sings(c), views(r) or in any way shape or form performs(tm) their material. Enjoy your freedom ... soon it will no longer be free(c)(tm)(r).

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