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Comment: Re:privacy? (Score 1) 225

by Runaway1956 (#49503653) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Features Would You Like In a Search Engine?

Have you tried a VPN? If I log into my VPN through the UK, I get tons of results from Google that seem to be UK-centric. If I log in through Dallas, Texas, the results look very much the same as not using a VPN at all. Log in through Denmark, and everything is presented in some language which I presume to be Danish, and I have to click the little UK flag to get English results. I don't know if I can log in through Oz or not - I may have to check that out. There is a LONG list of places that I can log onto the internet through, but I've only tested a few of them.

You might give it a try, if you want regionally / nationally / culturally flavored search results.

Yes, I realize that you've asked for unflavored results, but my idea offers different flavors, which might satisfy your cravings after all!

Comment: Re:What the fuck are you talking about? (Score 1) 316

by Runaway1956 (#49502967) Attached to: Can High Intelligence Be a Burden Rather Than a Boon?

WTF you calling a Republican? I despise what the Republican party has become. Granted, I despise the Republicans less than I despise the Democrats - but that sure as hell doesn't make me a Republican.

Your second paragraph attempts to establish a person's intelligence, based on his political thoughts. No point in reading any further, unless I want to amuse myself.

Then, you have the audacity to offer advice in your last paragraph?

Grow up, boy. Or girl. The adults were talking, and you should just STFU and listen.

Comment: Re:I thought we were trying to end sexism? (Score 1) 587

By activist you mean corporate lobbyists. They are the ones pushing this computer programming b.s.

Hmm...I wonder if they're pushing for more women in IT, because they can pay women less?

This way they get more cheap workers into the workforce, without having to increase HB-1 foreign workers?

Sounds like an interesting conspiracy theory.

But on the issue of separate (but equal) education. Why stop at boys/girls only schools. I would think ALL groups would do better in similar group schools no? Whites and blacks and latinos and orientals all in separate but equal schools. Separate out of those, the boys and girls...and from those the separate out the straights and gays.

At this point, I'd guess they would show stats that all groups do much better at whatever....right?

Comment: Re:Do not want (Score 1) 189

by cayenne8 (#49485711) Attached to: The Car That Knows When You'll Get In an Accident Before You Do

They told me that they were checking to see if people were wearing their seat belts and their licenses were not expired.

Funny...

I remember when they were putting in the mandatory "wear your seatbelt" laws, in order to get them passed in many states, they said specifically that you could NOT get pulled over for not wearing one, that it could not be a primary offense for stopping you.

Now, of course..it is.

And people wonder why I tend to be hesitant to grant the police/govt any new powers over me and new regulations.

I can't hardly think of a law passed that later wasn't expanded or used in creative new ways other than it was intended or sold to the public, in order to get it passed.

Comment: Re:I'll take it (Score 2) 294

You do realise you're just telling everyone you are massively insecure with your sexuality, right?

It has nothing to do with insecurity, I"m quite happy with my heterosexuality. And frankly I don't care what consenting adults do on their own behind closed doors.

But if a homosexual makes a pass at me or gropes me, I have no problem decking them. Sorry, but that's just the way it is. You can do what you want to do amongst yourselves, but leave me out of it. Period.

Comment: Re:That 'study' is full of shit ! (Score 2) 147

They don't. You're making it up. First generation has a strong Mexican accent. Second generation has an accent. Third generation speaks better English than most of us tenth and twentieth generation Americans. You pulled that out of your arse, didn't you?

What's more, because I work with so many Mexicans, I'm actually beginning to understand the first generation accents, and accept them as "normal".

Maybe you should work with more Mexicans, and learn how they assimilate.

I'll grant that there ARE SOME militant assholes among the Mexican community who have no intention of ever being assimilated. They don't want citizenship, they don't want nothing from the US. Those people only want to take back those states that the US took from Mexico. But - it ain't happening. Their grand children will eventually become assimilated.

Not that the US will remain the same - Mexicans are changing the US, right now, while we discuss Mexicans in America. Prepare to be assimilated, yourself. My youngest son, for instance, is doing some mutual assimilating with a beautiful young Mexican lady. I'm waiting for a perfectly assimilated little half Mexican grand baby that I can make fun of.

And, yes, Grandpa gets to make fun of the grandkids, no matter what. I don't give a damn HOW sensitive anyone else might be, grandpa and the grand kids do whatever the hell they want to do.

Comment: Re:Nothing surpricing really. (Score 1) 143

by Runaway1956 (#49467407) Attached to: Spain's Hologram Protest: Thousands Join Virtual March In Madrid

But, you are implying that the corporation can't commit a crime. Then, you insist that this make-believe entity, the corporation, is exempt from prosecution.

I insist that each individual may be judged, AND that the collective entity, the corporation itself, may also be judged. We see this happen when judges impose fines on corporations - no individual within the corporation pays the fine, but the corporation does.

If the corporation can be fined, then by extension, it can be found guilty of criminal acts, and appropriately punished. No, you can't put a corporation in prison, but you CAN deprive it of it's resources, disband it, or put it under special restrictions.

Comment: Re:Nothing surpricing really. (Score 1) 143

by Runaway1956 (#49467107) Attached to: Spain's Hologram Protest: Thousands Join Virtual March In Madrid

I disagree. When crimes are committed routinely, in the course of business, then that business may be judged as a criminal enterprise. Assets may be seized, and the individuals prosecuted, individually and collectively. Incorporation offers a lot of protection, but incorporation should offer no protections for criminal acts. None.

Civilization, as we know it, will end sometime this evening. See SYSNOTE tomorrow for more information.

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