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Comment: Re:Answer the question ? (Score 0) 233 233

From the time I was born until 2012 when Hillary stepped down as Secretary of State, there has always been a Bush or Clinton in line of succession for the presidency. This use to be called "The Bush Clinton Dynasty" on wikipedia until it was renamed for not being neutral.

Obama still kills people with predator drones. Nothing has really changed. Voting is bullshit. The only candidates that make it up to those two coveted positions are people who have already played the game. They are nothing but actors.

Comment: Re:The comment (Score 1) 233 233

Wow..that's it? That tiny little YouTube quality comment deserved a case to be viewed by the Illinois Supreme Court?!

Only someone with a decent amount of money could even hope to bring such a frivolous thing to such a horrible end. Normally garbage like this gets thrown out.

There are two forms of justice in this country. I really hope that either Comcast has already thrown out this log or it was made from a coffee shop or restaurant or some other location where it would be impossible to determine the person.

I would hate for this person's life to me ruined by such a shit head politician who wastes his time chasing after people who make off hand internet comments rather than doing his fucking job!

Comment: Re:Up to 20Gbps (Score 4, Insightful) 81 81

Well minimum could be 0 if the conditions are bad. Usually the maximum include "ideal conditions" which may or may not be defined.

To set a minimum, you need to set a range, conditions and if the devices are in line of sight....plus probably other things I'm missing.

Comment: Re:maybe robots can fly the drones (Score 5, Insightful) 298 298

I don't know, maybe it might be a moral thing because they're executing people they don't know, for crimes they're not even aware of simply because they're given an order by a government that doesn't even follow its own rules and in answerable to no one?! Jesus man! They're killing people! They're killing A LOT of people, without trails. There are lots of innocents the die. Kids. Fathers. Mothers. Drone strikes aren't as precise as they have you believe.

That's why they're leaving. They're probably having nightmares at night about the people they killed who they never met; never even looked into their eyes.

Comment: Snowden Limited Hangout (Score 0) 222 222

The Snowden leaks were accepted uncompromisingly when they came about, even through the majority of the "evidence" were redacted papers and power point slides. The US government didn't do the thing they always do in every other situation: deny everything. Hell, there is more evidence given by 9/11 truthers than what showed up in the beginning of the Snowden leaks (and really even the continual leaks).

We are to believe that a man who worked from home, in Hawaii, making $200k a year with a smoking hot girlfriend, just decided he was morally obligated to spill the beans and release all this classified information. Is it possible for one man to get all this information? Yes. Chelsey manning did it. But after that I have trouble believing the narrative.

Snowden speaks more elegantly than any other whistle blower. He is the model of perfection. He has had that nose piece missing from his glasses in every interview and god that's got to get annoying. Surely one of his guards can go to a store in Russia and get it fixed!

I'm sorry, the Snowden story doesn't add up. It's too perfect and every new agency has picked it up as the gospel truth without question.

Let me ask you this? What is the true implication of the mass spying? It's not that the government is spying on individuals; it's that they can release a piece of propaganda and test to see how many people believe it. It's the means by which a nation can measure their bullshit. In the wake of the Snowden leaks, there have been no revolutions; no riots; no people screaming in the streets. It's the ultimate proof that domestic spying works! You can spy on an entire nation; prevent any form of dissent and no one gives two shits.

Snowden is a limited hangout and I bet he still works for the NSA.

Comment: Re:Hialrious (Score 1) 412 412

And you know, if he left out the part about "they cry" this wouldn't be newsworthy. Also, if we just said the fall-in-love bits and padded the end with the Einstein quote about science not being able to explain why people fall in love; this would be placed in a totally different light.

Comment: Re:This makes me feel safe (Score 4, Interesting) 357 357

Terrorism...yea... that thing.

Look carefully at the "underwear bomber." He was let onto the plan by an still unidentified Indian man. There are many who believe this was an FBI op. Shoe-bomber? Same shady situation. Even going back to the Pan-Am bombing, the CIA gave that man the explosives. They were suppose to give him non-functioning explosives. They actively sought to radicalize someone; making a criminal out of someone who wouldn't have been on their own. This is the definition of entrapment.

EVERY SINGLE AIRPORT related "attack" was directly caused by the US. Every security precaution is "security theatre." Those rape-a-scanners? Keep in mind that people who have repeated CAT scans for medical purposes have a higher risk for cancer. The effects build over time for continual exposure. In 20 years, we're gong to see frequent flyers with cancers directly related to body scanners.

The American media is not free. We live in a propaganda state. Oh brave new world, with such people in it.

Comment: e-commerce (Score 5, Interesting) 207 207

I worked in e-commerce once. Our client had fifteen tracking pixels in the final page of the checkout process! It added a good 10 ~ 20 seconds to that page. That was on top of all the Adobe Omniture garbage.

I refused to pulled crazy triple shifts after I the Thanksgiving break and was let go. I was so glad. It was totally not worth it and unemployment felt awesome after all that rubbish.

Also, fuck TOMS shoes!

Comment: Re:No self driving trains? (Score 0) 393 393

And this is why I hate the idea of self driving cars. It's an insane amount of complexity to make a car self-driving. For a fraction of that effort (although a lot more pain an initial expense) we could lay down rails through every suburb and have automated travel cars. It would require a fraction of the processing power; even with you account for all the sensors to prevent the cars from running over little kids and such.

Self driving cars are an insane amount of effort on shit technology: cars! It's like Bitcoin. It's better money, but the problem is money is shit. We should be moving away from money entirely, not trying to make a newer version. You can put M&M and sprinkles on shit and it's still shit.

Public transport, better rails, better subways: all these things are absolutely necessary to keep us from destroying our planet. Whether you believe climate change is man made or not is irrelevant. Event excluding carbon emissions, all the other pollution that goes into our goods and transportation is excessive. Drastic changes need to be made, ten years ago, to keep us from running out of resources. All we do now is start more wars to get those resources, pushing back the inevitable.

Comment: Re:call me skeptical (Score 1) 190 190

There is almost no outrage anymore to the rape-a-scanners. There are studies showing people who have high levels of CAT scans have an increase risk of cancer above baseline. There has never been an independent (non-TSA) study on the body scanners or milimeter-wave machines.

Fifteen years from now, are we going to see a significant increase of certain cancers for all frequent fliers?

Comment: Re:I still have dial-up (Score 1) 153 153

I have a Vivid ViViFi adapter for that. Their an Australian company that uses Wi-Max (Sprint's old 4G protocol; although at a different frequency so you can't use old Sprint hardware). You can pay when connecting if you need some emergency GB when your Internet goes down. In the US, I just use to tether via Sprint (I had an unlimited plan, but that was 3 years ago so I'm pretty sure that plan is gone now).

Comment: Re:Australian here with wishful thinking (Score 1) 125 125

> 3. Do something about the price disparity to overseas that can not be reasonably be explained by the tax, shipping, costs to do business in Australia, etc.

I don't think they really can. Companies set their prices higher because of simple supply and demand. Australians still consume these products at the higher prices, even though those prices are way above the minimum wage/cost of living differences between the US and Australia. It would require the Australian government to introduce specific price gouging legislation, aimed directly at media companies, and include wording comparing AU to other world prices for the product.

I mean it's possible, but it'd be very difficult to get this kind of bill passed.

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