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Comment: Fake Login Time (Score 1) 326

It's time to start hacking our phone to have two accounts, one that you use, and one that is pretty much blank. When they ask you to unlock, it shows them the blank one. No information there, sorry. Same thing with laptops. Make sure that you're logged into the guest account when you pass security.

Comment: Re:What about the race of the escapee? (Score 1, Insightful) 248

by Princeofcups (#49182139) Attached to: Racial Discrimination Affects Virtual Reality Characters Too

Blacks ignoring whites is not racist.

Orientals ignoring whites is not racist.

Arabs ignoring whites is not racist.

Indians ignoring whites is not racist.

Whites ignoring anyone else is racist. Whites are guilty by default. End of story.

Feel threatened much? :-)

Comment: Re:you care more for your own kind, its science! (Score 1) 248

by Princeofcups (#49181569) Attached to: Racial Discrimination Affects Virtual Reality Characters Too

They did this study with kids and dolls in the 80s.

We are programmed to prefer our own kind and ethnicity.

Its a tribal thing that protected man for hundreds of thousands of years..

Political correctness morons want to call it racism but political correctness is anti individualism and promotes group think.

Yes, and that's a problem in a multiracial society. Not understanding that is, by definition, racist.

Comment: Re:Snowden isn't coming - this is all a ruse (Score 3, Insightful) 655

by Princeofcups (#49174247) Attached to: Snowden Reportedly In Talks To Return To US To Face Trial

Snowden isn't going to come to the USA willingly to face trial. This is all a ruse. His Russian handlers may just be messing with the US or it may be said to get some publicity. If Snowden really wanted to face justice, he wouldn't have done what he did. His handler is quite right that if Snowden leaves Russia he may end up extradited to the USA. Snowden is going to stay as a permanent "guest" of the USSR, cough cough, I mean Russian Republic as long as Putin is in charge and possibly longer. Wait for it - in the end Snowden or his handlers will say that he couldn't get the guarantees he needed about a fair trial, so he won't be coming. Even if he really wanted to leave and face US justice with no pre-conditions, I don't think Putin and his former KGB boys would let Snowden leave.

Except Snowden is no longer a person who should expect anything from either government. He's just a PR pawn at this point. If the US offers Russia something in return, like concessions in Ukraine, and someone thinks that they could get a big PR win out of it, then expect him to be escorted to a D.C prison post haste.

Comment: Re:confused (Score 1) 106

I have always struggled to understand how some technology makes the transition from being a luxury or niche appeal, to something that government starts to feel is an entitlement or is deserving of regulation.

Government is owned by business. Businesses (theoretically) compete with each other. Look for a google competitor who gains something from such regulation, and you will find out who started this.

Comment: Re:Oh God No... (Score 1) 222

by Princeofcups (#49149121) Attached to: Harrison Ford To Return In Blade Runner Sequel

I still believe in Ridley Scott, even if I'm the only person on god's green earth that liked Prometheus. So Charlize Theron is not an ambi-turner; so what?

Why does everyone thing that Ridley Scott is the genius behind Alien? The real genius behind that movie was Dan O'Bannon. Nothing that Ridley or that hack Cameron did is canon in my not so humble opinion. And no the "alien" is not a race, it is a weapon. Please get that straight.

Comment: Re:So, start a company making easy-to-fix equipmen (Score 1) 194

by Princeofcups (#48999521) Attached to: Farmers Struggling With High-Tech Farm Equipment

> They would go broke. The reason all of the sensors are there is because when they didn't have sensors, and some farmer misused they tool and got hurt, they sued the manufacturer

Quit being such a corporate tool.

The tort aspect of this is likely completely irrelevant since these are likely highly self reliant types used to fending for themselves for various reasons. Even in the city, this excuse "but we will get sued" is usually just bullshit. Lazy people are just trying to take advantage of the pervasive anti-lawyer propaganda.

Quit swimming in the kool-aid.

In these cases, the plaintiff rarely starts the case. Instead, some lawyer reads the news in the paper and jumps at the opportunity to rake in some cash, as long as they can convince the plaintiff that it's in their best interest.

Comment: Re:Not roughly, exactly (Score 1) 244

by Princeofcups (#48974289) Attached to: Over the past 10 years, my TV-watching has..

I disagree. Computer games are interactive experiences, not something you can just veg out on. Games improve perception, reflexes and sometimes logic and reasoning ability. Online games can also help with social skills.

Television doesn't help anything.

Except, I don't know, education and knowledge? I spent my youth watching PBS documentaries on television. Could I have gotten that knowledge from games? Silly question.

Comment: Re:Minnesota - No Tech Job? Huh? (Score 1) 170

by Princeofcups (#48974253) Attached to: Study Predicts 9% Drop In Salaries of New CS Grads This Year

I've work in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market for over a decade. I get calls from recruiters daily. Clients can never find enough experienced people. There's tons of H1Bs working in the market. It's been like that for since about 2006. It can be hard as a college grad to find a job because some bean counter is weighing paying an experienced H1B worker a similar wage as a college hire (and the H1B can't easily leave without obtaining a new sponsor.) But, as the H1B cap have tightened it's forced companies to invest in college workers like they did in the 90s.

To summarize, MN's general unemployment rate is 3.9%, it's tech unemployment rate is a fraction of a percent. It's jobs, jobs jobs if you know computers.

It's the same everywhere. Recruiters are desperate to find workers willing to fill positions at 50% of the usual salary.

Comment: Re:Who ISN'T on a terror watch list these days (Score 2) 127

by Princeofcups (#48971003) Attached to: FBI Put Hactivist Jeremy Hammond On a Terrorist Watchlist

It will at some point reach the stage where if you aren't on a watch list you aren't being a very active participant in the steering of society: You don't talk about real issues because you either don't care or are too afraid to, you don't exercise your rights and are too afraid to associate with anyone who does, you go out of your way to be part of the status quo and do whatever you're told, your opinions will be handed to you by Fox News, and someone will be checking you share them on your Facebook.

It's not really a question of being on a watch list. The FBI always had questionable ethics when it comes to who they watch, e.g. Martin Luthor King, John Lennon, etc. The problem now is that it is out in the open, and no one is complaining. It used to be a scandal when the government did something wrong. Now no one seems to care.

Comment: Re:Who ISN'T on a terror watch list these days (Score 1) 127

by Princeofcups (#48970969) Attached to: FBI Put Hactivist Jeremy Hammond On a Terrorist Watchlist

> Who ISN'T on a terror watch list these days ?

Actual terrorists. The boston bombers were reported to the FBI by Russian security services but nobody was watching them.

Bombing a public street is not a threat to the profits of any major corporation. Therefor, not important. The FBI no longer has any resources to protect citizens. They are all looking for IP pirates.

"There is no statute of limitations on stupidity." -- Randomly produced by a computer program called Markov3.