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Comment: Re:David Cameron is actually a genuine idiot (Score 1) 253 253

Fascism uses the power of the state to oppress its citizens.

Capitalism uses the power of the state to ensure its corporations can oppress its citizens.

Communism uses the power of the state to oppress its citizens and ensure its economy remains in shambles.

Socialism grants significant power to the state with the expectation that it will use that power for good, and then its citizens are shocked and outraged when the government uses that power to oppress its citizens.

This why for socialism to work, everyone has to work for the Government. You put checks & balances in so no one has power over others and no one gets to stay in positions of powers for overly long.

The problem is you can NOT trust people. Ever. So you need to set up the Government so no one can abuse the power they are given. Short terms and everyone plays a part does that.

Comment: Re:"Illegal" (Score 1) 105 105

When the government does it, there is no such thing!

You know, this makes me think. The TPP is basically giving Corporations powers over Governments, so I guess we will be getting into an age where it's not illegal for Corporations to spy on anyone either.

I wonder what the world would be like if we just all accepted that everyone can see everything we do and nothing is hidden, if this would cut the bullshit out?

Comment: Re:Just doing their job. (Score 4, Insightful) 136 136

The job of the NSA is to spy and if they don't spy on everything spyable they aren't doing their job. Can't even figure out why this would worthy of a ./ headline.

Maybe it is. But I'm pretty sure if the USA found out that the French had our Presidents office/phone bugged, we'd (the USA) would have a shit about it.

Comment: Re:When it's quite inconvenient... (Score 1) 297 297

Sounds about right. I've had two crashes, one was back in 2006 and it was a raid night in WoW, the drive head of my main drive crashed. The other was a SSD failure, when I was writing a term paper. Luckily in both cases I used a triple redundancy solution for my backups and was up and running again in a few hours. I learned way, way back in '91 that if you don't have a backup you're up shits creek.

You are lucky, since 2006 I've lost 8 harddrives. Funny thing is, I got 40 meg SCSI drives that are still working.

And in the course of my computing over the last 25+ years, I've lost a bunch about as many harddrives up to 2006 as I've lost since 2006. The TB drives aren't as solid, but then not that much of a surprise.

Comment: Re:I DON'T want windows 10 (Score 1) 96 96

I want to stick with 7. But MS seems intent to forcing 10 uppon us with windows update. First I had to remove and block KB3035583, yesterday I see this: KB3040272 in the list of updates which, according to MS, does this: "This update helps Microsoft make improvements to the current operating system in order to ease the upgrade experience to the latest version of Windows."

Blocked that as well, you never know what they spam you with when they think almost everyone installed it. I don't even trust them not to call something like that a "security update" at some point.

This is why I usually wait a month or two before applying windows updates, I get to hear the horror stories of problems people might be having and know what to avoid.

Comment: Re:Hey Assholes (Score 1) 192 192

I paid $520 Billion dollars, that's billion with a 'B', to have the most modern and well equipped military in the world. If you're paying Microsoft to keep Exchange 2003 up to day, I am starting to doubt that I'm getting my money's worth here. Hell, when was the last time you even won a war?

I think we won the cold war, but I'm not sure it was a victory for the better.

Comment: Re:Why use ISP email? (Score 1) 265 265

THIS

...Personally, I wouldn't recommend using a 3rd party Email provider at all. I would just buy my own domain name and figure out my own hosting solution for the email. Even if you just forward the email to GMail (This is what I do), ...

If you don't recommend a 3rd party email service, why are you forwarding your emails to Gmail? Seems to defeat the purpose of not using 3rd party emails services.

Comment: Re:Poor exploited women (Score -1) 490 490

One just needs to fire up a random twitch stream hosted by a female. There is a VERY high chance that you'll look right down her cleavage because SHE positioned the webcam that way.
Most webcams by men stop at the shoulders or right below .....

I know it is the fault of men because some watch it and by doing so are forcing her to expose her boobs.

Poor exploited women!

How is the fault of men if a lady decides to show her cleavage on a twitch stream? Just because we might want to stare at tits all the time doesn't mean she needs to give in to what we want. Women have choices and one of those choices is how much eye candy she is willing to provide to people around her.

Sure, you might make more money if you show lots of cleavage, but that a society problem of using sex to sell everything. It still comes down to the woman's choice.

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