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Comment: Impossible to rebel when brainwashed (Score 1) 164

You have no idea how deep the conditioning goes. In Palestine children's programming is (no joke) broadcasting cartoons showing that jews should be killed and you get a nice reward in heaven for killing yourself in the pursuit of killing said jews.

The kids are also building the tunnels used to eventually kill jews.

With enough brainwashing, how are they to rebel? And if one child does break free, they will simply be executed.

You are applying your own western way of thinking to the problem where children have any value at all. In the middle east for religious fanatics they are just tools of war and treated as such.

Comment: They could start by not using civilians as shields (Score 1) 164

If you're launching a rocket, exactly how do you "hide behind a civilian'? Seriously, how do you do that?

Not launch missiles from (or store them in) a school or hospital? No other countries military does that.

Or, not launch missiles right next to the hotel where journalists are staying? I don't recall reporters electing Hamas.

You are obviously a propaganda stooge for Hamas. How anyone could live with themselves otherwise backing a group that kills children to build tunnels and fires random rockets at peaceful populations is beyond me. What's an 11-year old going to do with all those virgins anyway?

Comment: Re:Amazon riding rough over industry? One recourse (Score 0, Troll) 97

by SuperKendall (#47786125) Attached to: Japanese Publishers Lash Out At Amazon's Policies

Hey retard, are you making a career of utterly missing a point or what? Yes the kindle is on multiple platforms, DUH DUH DUH.

What that does not help you with at all is that time ten years hence when no competition remains even on niche platforms, and Amazon decides the price should really be 10 what you are paying now...

Good luck with your plan of reenforcing a dangerous monopoly!

Comment: Re:Amazon riding rough over industry? One recourse (Score 0, Flamebait) 97

by SuperKendall (#47785807) Attached to: Japanese Publishers Lash Out At Amazon's Policies

When I can read my Apple eBooks on anything other than an IOS device

You can also read it on any Apple computer.

The point is there was competition, without competition consumers eventually suffer. it doesn't matter if that competition is on devices from a particular company.

It's a shame you are too short sighted to understand this simple fact. You are the very definition of the phrase "those who do not understand history are condemned to repeat it".

Comment: Re: Rule of thumb (Score 1) 121

by russotto (#47781485) Attached to: No, a Stolen iPod Didn't Brick Ben Eberle's Prosthetic Hand

He used only one because security torx is expensive compared to Phillips and minimizing the BOM while fulfilling the requirements (including making user repairs a pain) was his job. Naturally he had to balance this against the cost of having separate tooling to insert the security screw.

Comment: no good solution (Score -1) 790

by roman_mir (#47775383) Attached to: Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

There is no good solution to any of this, both governments will be pushing to the end. Ukrainian government doesn't want to lose a large chunk of territory and Russian government doesn't want to let go now, since the loss will be seen as weakness and there is a huge interest in controlling the gas supplying line to Europe. Putin's reaction to Ukraine attempts to become part of NATO was going to be met with this type of violent reaction from Putin, who doesn't want to see NATO missile launchers even closer to the western border. AFAIC the American hands are all over this one, trying hard to create yet another distraction from its failing economy. Putin was easy to manipulate to start the war, but how do you end this war? A war with Russia can turn nuclear, so that is why there are no Americans or British or German or Canadian or other visible troops there yet.

Putin has a war now that everybody understands Russia is leading, but at the same time it is not an openly declared war, you can say it is an open secret war. Putin cannot win against the West but West doesn't want to fight a real shooting war with Russia either.

Stalemate. The only losers are the people who are forced into it on all sides, be it death due to bombing or bullets or sickness or be it economic sanctions (which by the way are not declared against 'others', economic sanctions are declared against your own. So economic sanctions imposed by Putin 'against West' are actually economic sanctions by Putin against Russians, it is just that the propaganda is strong, economic education and understanding is low and there is a tribal thing going on there as well).

USA provoked another conflict that may not end and definitely will not end well, good job. Putin is throwing fresh meat into the meat grinder, good job. Ukrainians are stuck between these two, like so many others before it, too bad.

AFAIC the only quick way out of this is for Putin to be assassinated or for Ukraine to give up and for the West to fuck off. All of these are unfortunate, but the alternatives do include a possibility of a nuclear war.

Comment: Also terrible advice (Score 1) 119

by SuperKendall (#47771781) Attached to: The Grumpy Programmer has Advice for Young Computer Workers (Video)

so many programmers think that programming is a cool and important job that requires a ton of skill and talent and dedication.

That remains true.

and then they learn at around 40 that is all a load of old bollocks, hence the reason companies have outsourced much of it to 3rd world places.

Who are mostly neither talented nor dedicated and produce crap...

so to keep being employed in IT, you need to change with it,

No, you need to leave IT and be hired back at a far higher rate to fix the mess caused by people who think they are programmers but are neither talented or dedicated.

No worse hell that managing an offshoring project and watching future failure being built into the system. I will not do it and neither should anyone.

Comment: Re:Traffic stops? (Score 1) 601

by russotto (#47770791) Attached to: U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

I'm male and I got a written warning once. Of course the fact that it was an official written warning means this was standard procedure and would in no way be affected by a camera. The fact that no speed was written on the warning (despite their being a blank for it) explains how I got it... he'd spent a few minutes trying to get me to tell him a speed, which I wouldn't. Obviously he didn't know. Fortunately a reasonably honest specimen for a cop, even if he did try to trick me into confessing.

Comment: Re:Official Vehicles (Score -1) 256

by roman_mir (#47769575) Attached to: DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

Many are under the false impression that ability to drive a car without government interference is a privilege and not a human right. These people are wrong, owning a car is not a right (as in nobody owes you a car), however if you own a car and you drive the car on private property then ability to drive the vehicle is not a privilege that government should be able to revoke. Driving a car on private property is an agreement between you (the driver) and the private property owner/operator. Getting in between the private property owner/operator and car owner/driver is in violation of your human rights. It is a violation of private property right, violation of freedom of association, violation of freedom to attempt and make your living, by the way, without interference by the State.

The real problem is of-course existence of so called 'public roads'. First automotive roads were private and many are private now and there should be no public roads at all, but to the extent that they exist, the rules and licensing that happens on the State level should only be applicable to those roads.

If I'd known computer science was going to be like this, I'd never have given up being a rock 'n' roll star. -- G. Hirst

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