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Comment: Re:Save Us From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers 2.0 (Score 1) 486

by StillAnonymous (#48681119) Attached to: Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In

If the US had a president with any backbone, he'd tell Zuckerberg to fuck off and move his company and himself to India if he doesn't want to hire Americans. Again, these clowns want all the protections a first-world country can offer, but they don't give anything in return.

Why anybody even deals with facebook is a mystery to me. It's nothing but a giant data-mining operation, just like google. It seems almost all of the "web 2.0" companies are about personal information siphoning under the guise of some other shoddy crap. The only "talent" these companies need are psychologists who can tell them how best to fool people into giving up even more info, and how each group is susceptible to a given form of advertising. Any web programmer can do the rest.

Comment: Re:Disregard All VC Comments (Score 1) 486

by StillAnonymous (#48680717) Attached to: Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In

Exactly. These types of people only look out for themselves and their bottom line. They take, take, take, and never give back. They don't give a shit what happens to the rest of the country and its people. They'll drain a company or employee of all value, then discard the carcass and move on, never once losing a minute of sleep over the collateral damage of their actions.

Let's regard them for what they truly are: Parasites.

Comment: Re: 65536 (Score 1) 246

Upload a video to youtube that's got some copyrighted music playing on a radio in the background and they're all over it like stink on shit. Millions of people getting scammed out of countless amounts of time and money, meh.. That about sums up the priorities of the just-us system today. You got money? You get justice. You don't? Fuck ya.

Comment: Re:How soon? (Score 5, Insightful) 153

by StillAnonymous (#48641485) Attached to: The Beatles, Bob Dylan and the 50-Year Copyright Itch

And people on slashdot wonder why nobody around here has any respect for copyright anymore... It's because the original deal was broken. They kept extending to the advantage of the copyright holders, with absolutely zero concessions for the public. How is that fair? Why should I respect that?

Comment: Re:Can you say... (Score 1) 266

by StillAnonymous (#48593879) Attached to: Judge Rules Drug Maker Cannot Halt Sales of Alzheimer's Medicine

In America, these wonderful pharma corps have also purchased a law that says you can't import your drugs from another country. YOU are not allowed to take advantage of "the global market".

THEY, on the other hand, can shop around for labour where they see fit, even to the detriment of the populace in their corp's home land. The same land that allowed them to gain their massive wealth through protections and assistances.

Never mind, citizen, the fact that this law is actually breaking the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.

Comment: Re:Breaking news (Score 5, Insightful) 619

This is actually one of the most important points and can't be stated enough.

Look at what's happening in the West now. Bankers run amok, ripping off trillions and causing widespread economic damage. Instead of being punished for their crimes (which aren't even acknowledged by those in power), they are allowed to continue. Inflation, taxation, offshoring, dubious immigration policies, and (in the USA particularly) a corrupted healthcare system resulting in enormous costs has ruined the middle class. The poor are just as fucked as ever and the only government response to that is to build more prisons for the crimes that are the result of poverty.

How do the people react? Take a look around. More and more people are resorting to get-rich-quick schemes and outright scams. Frivolous litigation in attempt to score a big windfall so they'll never have to work again.

Nobody wants to put in a hard day's work any more because they're realized that it's a sucker's game. Like a parent, government must lead by example. And the example they are setting is a dire one.

Comment: Re:Canada has the future :) (Score 1) 753

by StillAnonymous (#47445775) Attached to: Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Why the smiley? The discontinuation of the penny is the sign of a sad state of affairs. One where government has devalued the currency so much that the base unit is considered valueless. People should be marching in the street, demanding the value stolen from them be returned, not championing the result of the thieving.

Comment: Re:Corporate outsourcing fraud permeates STEM sect (Score 1) 234

by StillAnonymous (#47161227) Attached to: Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower

My grandfathers fought in a war to maintain our standard of living. They worked hard to improve their country, for themselves and for their children. Now I watch these dirtbag corporate execs piss it all away to people of another country and expect us to reduce our standard of living in order to "compete". These same shitcocks who live opulent lifestyles off the backs of the same people they piss on.

No. If they want to exploit all of this foreign labour, they should be forced to move their headquarters and executive officers to those countries where they do all their work, then import their product as if they were a foreign company. If they want to take advantage of all the niceties, protections, and advantages this country provides them, they can damn well show some support in return. If not, they are nothing but parasites who deserve to be removed.

Comment: Re:Is this a big deal? Don't we want it? (Score 2) 111

by StillAnonymous (#47026419) Attached to: The Big Biz of Spying On Little Kids

No, even if it is anonymized, this is a big "do not want". You must assume that this data will make its way into the hands of Coke, Apple, the banks, and government entities.

These guys are quickly figuring out how the human brain works through methods like this, and they aren't using it for your benefit. It's being used to figure out how to sell you more crap, how to convince you to get others to buy more crap, and how to adjust your thinking patterns.

I find it amazing how well people are programmed through today's media. Even here on slashdot you have so many "individuals" who parrot media talking points to a tee, that it's unlikely they came to those conclusions on their own.

The human mind is simply another machine. Once they figure out what thought categories you fall into, they know what code path to feed you to influence you in their direction. This idea won't sit well with most folks, because they think they're too smart to fall for that, but I see it time and again with otherwise brilliant people who are suckered in by the agendas of others. I see it happen to myself as well, and it's scary.

There is no way I want my kids to be providing data for the enemy.

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