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Comment: The real problem (Score 1) 334

by Puppet Master (#48349129) Attached to: Americans Rejoice At Lower Gas Prices
is that while other companies have to prepare for disaster or have an action plan in place in case of disaster, oil companies do not. Impending hurricane? It might stop production of oil for a day or two, so we have to raise prices in preparation for that. Then even if nothing happens, they don't have to repay that money or put it aside (like any other company). They get to keep that as profit and then the next quarter earnings reports show "a record profit" It's bullshit. The oil companies should have money put aside for unplanned events (disaster preparedness) just like any other company has to do.

Comment: Images are already on Google (Score 1) 336

by Puppet Master (#47815459) Attached to: Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos
If you search for "Jennifer Lawrence nude" on Google, you get quite a few pictures back (fake I'm sure). So why didn't Jennifer just say "Those are fakes" and be done with it? It's getting more attention than it should simply by her stating that those pictures were real and stolen... Had she simply stated they were fake, this would have been a non-issue.

Comment: Let it go!!! (Score 1) 472

If you have any type of social networking account (Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Pinterest, etc...) then you gave up on your privacy long before the NSA had access to anything. Hell 60% of the FB accounts are fake government accounts anyway. I myself have nothing to hide and the government can read my email, text messages, instant messages, snail mail, all they want. Let them knock themselves out as I don't care. They have been reading your personal data for over a decade (Patriot Act saw to that). This is all old news and there's nothing to see here.

Comment: Before 9/11... (Score 1) 427

by Puppet Master (#43373923) Attached to: TSA Log Shows Passengers Say the Darndest Things
There was no TSA (this was in the 80's) and I was an airport police officer. Had some great times there. They used to have large (7 foot tall) wooden signs that read "WARNING! - It is a federal crime to even joke about having a gun or bomb" This was in large letters, and next to the carry on search x-ray machines. I happen to be standing next to that sign one day and a kid (about 20) said "Ha ha... Guess what? I have a gun in my bag"... I replied "Ha ha... Guess what? You're going to jail". He didn't believe me :)

Comment: Re:Well, maybe the Indian site will end up on /b/ (Score 1) 241

It may be a criminal offense, but it's a US law, meaning that the US is NOT going to go to India and do anything. I therefore think that foreign countries should not be allowed to use the DMCA. And it definitely needs to be changed so that original authors won't be hurt by the fact that the hosting provider takes their content offline for 14 days. The DMCA has the right idea, just not the right way to be handled.

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