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Comment: Re:I disagree (Score -1, Offtopic) 159

by Saint Stephen (#36607634) Attached to: The Lesson of Recent Hacktivism

I swear to fucking god - look at how my posts are modded on this thread. Say something kids like (XXX = government controls internet!) (which I truly believe) = modded up. Say things in the most round about way possible saying you don't agree with Destroying All CEOS! = modded to the basement within 2 seconds. It's what I'm talking about guys. Grow up!

Comment: Prediction: .XXX domain = plans for control of net (Score -1, Offtopic) 159

by Saint Stephen (#36607586) Attached to: The Lesson of Recent Hacktivism

I will grant the paranoid out there one thing: it seems pretty clear that once XXX becomes "the place on the net for porn", regulatory agencies will try to push porn everywhere else off the net, and push hard. The argument will be it's OK because you can just go to XXX. But it will be a shoehorn to control things in a larger way. That much seems pretty clear.

Comment: Re:I disagree (Score 0) 159

by Saint Stephen (#36607578) Attached to: The Lesson of Recent Hacktivism

Excuse me "mere anarchy" not "mere chaos". Much better quote that way. Veherwrung, not Ordung, for you geeks.

Makes me laugh to see V for Vendetta be such a powerful cultural touchstone. Back in the 80s it was not so well known. I guess a metaphor for you young folks would be as if, I don't know, some Pokemon character was now driving people to destroy society or something. It was just a damn comic book written by a guy who used to sell LSD in high school guys :-) It ain't the damn sayings of Buddha or anything :)

Comment: I disagree (Score 0, Flamebait) 159

by Saint Stephen (#36607566) Attached to: The Lesson of Recent Hacktivism

It seems to me to be not as reasonable to think that LulzSec represents a massive amount of laziness / carelessness on the part of those admin'ing the systems, as to think that we just didn't understand the situation sufficiently clearly yet. The LulzSec twerps merely pointed out the "chaos in the universe" aka the difficulty in getting anything done.

To mangle a quote quoted in V for Vendetta (favorite subject of Anonymous): The falcon spins ever wider and soon cannot see the falconer. Mere chaos is unleashed upon the world.

LulzSec, being children, merely pointed out the chaos. To that end it's a great lesson, just like Al Quaeda / IED and the Viet Cong before that: it teaches us real people how to deal with the situation properly.

I still say fry the bastards though. Even children must be responsible. My generation could have just as easily done the kind of vandalism (and did), we just didn't want to be that big a pricks.

I actually blame the parents (the Bush-haters) for breeding such a bunch of twats as LulzSec.

Please don't mark this down as flamebait; it really is not an invalid opinion to hate LulzSec and what it stands for, no matter how much you teenagers reading this want to agree with them. Hating reality is part of teenager-hood. We understand how you feel; we all went through it.

But calling all CEOs "sociopaths" ?? Come on man, please join us back on this planet. Sure there are the Enrons of the world, and you might hate George Bush and all that, but come on guys. You've crossed the line into stupidhood now.

It ain't the security guys fault for not anticipating all the chaos that is possible in the world ;or rather it is their fault; but not due to lack of dilligence. It's just damn hard to keep that falcon flying around you :)

Comment: Just use the roaming (Score 1) 270

by Saint Stephen (#36591434) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Mobile Data In Canada For a US Citizen?

Your mileage may vary, but I was paranoid about using my cell phone or data plan when in Mexico. After I missed my flight, and having massive difficulty using the pay phones to call the airlines, I ended up just making a few calls on my cell. After that I decided to check my email while waiting for the next flight. It wasn't crazy - maybe $60 extra for a few minutes of phone/data time, if even that much. Sure, it was expensive, but I was smart about it, got done quickly, and it wasn't as painful as I thought

Comment: Re:Does it fucking matter? (Score 0) 835

by Saint Stephen (#36551432) Attached to: LulzSec Posts First Secret Document Dump

It really no longer surprises me that my non-offensive, purely just an opinion posts, are modded into oblivion regularly here on Slashthink. Look at this thread for god's sake. It aint the hackers of my generation that are doing LulzSec/Anonymous/wikileaks shit. Lost cause. All you kids have turned into a bunch of terrorists or terrorist sympathizers. Twas ever thus. Search your heart and you will know i'm right :)

Comment: Re:Does it fucking matter? (Score 0) 835

by Saint Stephen (#36550370) Attached to: LulzSec Posts First Secret Document Dump

Um, pass me some of that shit you are smoking. I pay the same damn sales tax plus about 1/3 of my income to various things such as Social Security which they do not pay. Plus its the little annoyances which come with being legal - doing things the legit way. Its a total drag and hassle and i resent the fuck out of some people bypassing all that shit and thinking they are the same as me. Its the fundamental fallacy of the whole thing and nobody talks about it. They have a very sweet deal here.

Comment: Re:Does it fucking matter? (Score -1, Flamebait) 835

by Saint Stephen (#36550034) Attached to: LulzSec Posts First Secret Document Dump

Hey man I'll cut your grass if you let me smoke pot all day and not pay any taxes. Illegals have it pretty damn sweet - none of the bullshit the rest of us have to put up with. I pay a fuckload of money to live in the USA. If they are willing to do the same, then I dig them. Otherwise, STFU.

"What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite." -- Bertrand Russell, _Sceptical_Essays_, 1928