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Comment Re:Fundamentals (Score 2) 342

Would be great if everyone in the world had the same cultural values.

No shit! And here in America, our cultural values are FREEDOM and JUSTICE! You can go take your sniveling, cowardly, authoritarian ass and fuck off to North Korea where you belong!

People like you are the enemy, and a greater threat to the American Way and whatnot than ISIS ever could be!

Comment Re:Fundamentals (Score 4, Insightful) 342

Yes, the military has prisons where they put their own. However, that's legally a totally different situation from an enemy combatant taken on the battle field. If you put the Gitmo detainees on American soil, they will demand due process as non-military personnel and would likely get it. If you run these cases though out civilian legal system, they are going to walk free.

So, let me get this straight: you're upset that the American justice system would work as designed, which would lead to a result you don't like. Did I get that right? Okay, in that case, I'll respond in the most patriotic way I know how:


Comment Re:Signed, not Ratified... (Score 5, Insightful) 178

The TPP might actually be a net financial gain for the United States the cost of a net civil rights loss for United States Citizens. And that's the fucking problem! The whole goddamn thing is an omnibus bill of all the freedom-destroying shit the oligarchs and lobbyists can't jam through Congress halfway-legitimately.

Comment Re:Shit (Score 1) 325

Assange leaking documents was arguably doing the right thing. But he probably acted illegally doing so, and hence the US can reasonably charge him and demand his extradition.

THAT'S NOT EVEN WHAT THEY'RE "ALLEGEDLY" TRYING TO EXTRADITE HIM FOR! This fight isn't over Assange being extradited to the US for espionage; this fight is over him being extradited to Sweden for unrelated trumped-up rape charges, and then extraordinarily rendered to the US.

Even if you think he legitimately should be tried for espionage in the US, the CIA's actions are totally indefensible.

Comment Re:Of course they're steamed. (Score 1) 167

To be fair here, I think ominous people behind the scenes to be concerned about are the Hollywood content providers. Content providers are the ones who insist that the cable companies enforce their rules and who have the power to bankrupt some of these supplier companies if they wanted to.

They're the SAME GODDAMN PEOPLE! Comcast owns NBC, remember?

Comment Re:Give up a massive revenue stream? NEVER! (Score 2) 167

Their own set top boxes are only provided because of customer demand and I suspect they'd rather not be in that business at all.

Totally false. I can easily prove that cable companies love their shitty cable-boxes. How? Just go and ask them to let you use your TV's built-in ClearQAM tuner instead and see what they say!

Comment Re:Funny how they don't care about modems, but.. (Score 1) 167

The idea of a software CableCard has been around for a while, but to maintain control you have to be able to trust the software an some random hardware, or have rigid controls on which hardware is certified to run the software, and have the software validate the hardware before allowing access. It isn't easy, it doesn't really make anyone happy, it takes forever, and the market tends to move on before the issues are solved.


I'd like to believe the FCC is trying to make things better for cable TV subscribers, but what I actually believe is that the FCC is trying to destroy the freedom of computer users by encouraging the entrenchment of DRM.

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