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Comment: Re:Fuck those guys (Score 1) 569

" If you ask me the cop who shot the kid in Ferguson was a coward, he panicked because he was alone and and could not control a black kid who was bigger than him. The last people you want waving a gun around like John Wayne, are fucking cowards."

He wasn't a "kid". The rest of your opinion is similarly fallacious/stupid.

Comment: Re:Swatting is much more serious than a "prank" (Score 1) 327

by ToddInSF (#49014625) Attached to: Swatting 19-Year-Old Arrested in Las Vegas
I get that. I wasn't advocating for doing it, I was just saying I'd like to see it done. And not at all for the poetic justice aspect. Being on the receiving end of our militarized and corrupt police would at least give the congress people who have granted them this extended authority some pause that they clearly are lacking now.

And it IS as corrupt as forfeiture. The only reason the funding exists for all that manpower and equipment and the constant search for justification of it's existence is the poorly regulated and enthusiastic use of it.

Comment: Re:Swatting is much more serious than a "prank" (Score 1) 327

by ToddInSF (#49014265) Attached to: Swatting 19-Year-Old Arrested in Las Vegas
Are you fucking kidding me ? Someone HAS already been killed by accident, and NOTHING has changed.

Not only that, but the courts have ruled that when the police fuck-up and accidentally SWAT your home, you have NO LEGAL RECOURSE.

Seriously, if you're not knowledgeable enough to be extremely upset about this stuff, at least make an effort to look into how systemic the corruption is and how many people have already been harmed by the police state we are in fact living in.

And I consider being tagged as "Troll" by the idiots here a fucking badge of honor. Tag away, assholes !

Comment: Re:Swatting is much more serious than a "prank" (Score 0) 327

by ToddInSF (#49011169) Attached to: Swatting 19-Year-Old Arrested in Las Vegas
Or maybe we could worry a little about the militarized police state we live in, that this guy has done us all a favor by pointing out how seriously flawed it is.

Frankly, I hope more people do the same thing and get creative with it, prank our incompetent congress and the families of DEA agents and other undesirables that have waged an ongoing war on the public now for decades for fun and profit.

Comment: Re:Is the Libertarian view correct? (Score 1) 265

by ToddInSF (#48971575) Attached to: Don't Sass Your Uber Driver - He's Rating You Too
"My experience with taxis has been that they're almost always clean, safe and reliable."

Thanks, I had to laugh out loud at that statement.

So your limited experience with something in your limited area trumps the experiences of everybody else everywhere else ?

Your comments are the very definition of fallacious.

Comment: Well, good. (Score 1) 392

It isn't any "ethically worse" though, it was just easier to do before, and easier to conceal.

Anything that makes the government's dirty little unethical secrets more obvious I am all for.

Privacy isn't a crime, encryption isn't a crime, protecting yourself from an out of control corportogovernment is not a crime.

Comment: There's something tacitly cowardly (Score 1) 413

by ToddInSF (#48917157) Attached to: Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'
about targeting people like this and seeking to defame them and accuse them of things, while at the same time hiding and having no fear of repercussion for what mistakes you make and the innocent people you will inevitably harm along the way.

Vigilantes aren't heroes; they aren't seeking justice of any sort, they are not out to actually change anything.

All they really accomplish is destruction and the induction of fear.

Pedophilia is bad. But so is the use of confidential underage informants by the police in the USA every day. DA's and prosecutors take part in this fiasco, children have died as a result, yet nobody really cares.

If you're going to take the high road when it come to the harming of children, start with the war on drugs and the cops, district attorneys, the DEA, and the courts role in the systematic exploitation of children to justify the militarization of the police force and SWAT teams and bloated law enforcement budgets.

Insisting that pedophiles that have acted on their proclivities be convicted based on things called evidence and due process shouldn't make you a target by an organized group of anonymous basement dwellers.

Comment: Re:its nothing new really. (Score 1) 823

by ToddInSF (#48886181) Attached to: Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret
I drive several modern computer-designed vehicles on a regular basis, including a Dodge Intrepid.

A tach is absolutely essential simply because the engine and passenger compartment in a modern vehicle is so quiet that it is remarkably easy to red-line it without even noticing.

Engine life and fuel economy are reliant on a tach. It's really that simple.

I'd never buy a used car from somebody that doesn't have a tach and doesn't understand this.

Comment: Re:To curb terrorism (Score 1) 219

by ToddInSF (#48845589) Attached to: European Countries Seek Sweeping New Powers To Curb Terrorism
A series of fear-based statements without anything to back them up.

This isn't about our culture vs. their culture. This is about stupid assholes destroying our culture from within, and making it more like their supposed culture, out of sheer ignorance and fear.

It's idiotic, you're idiotic, what the fuck is wrong with you assholes, do you all have fucking amnesia or something ?

Old programmers never die, they just branch to a new address.