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Comment: Re:Because of the action of a few ... (Score 4, Insightful) 195

by X.25 (#49627353) Attached to: French Version of 'Patriot Act' Becomes Law

That's the price all of us have to pay when we, the majority, cannot and/or dare not to, control the action of the few

No matter if it's USA or France of Belgium or the Netherlands or Germany, as long as our society can not (and/or dare not to) confront those Islamists and get them to ditch their barbaric behavior, all of us will suffer

Yes, governments are trying to get more control over you and intelligence agencies are wanting more powers because of actions of few Islamists.

I will never stop being amazed at human naivety.

Comment: Re:So they petition to protect their hard work (Score 1) 163

Big deal. Everyone does it. You can bet that Google is out there arguing that all of the content should be free so they can sell more ads alongside it. And you can bet that the unions are looking for political influence to protect their hard work too. It's called living in a democracy.

It's called corruption.

Hope it helps.

Comment: Re:This is the cost incurred for outsourcing defen (Score 1, Insightful) 337

by X.25 (#49301043) Attached to: German Vice Chancellor: the US Threatened Us Over Snowden

Without getting into the moral implications of such a threat by the US, this is the cost Germany et. al. pay when letting the US foot the defense bill. The US defense budget pays for a large portion of the defense of the first world. If they don't want to be beholden to the whims of the US, don't depend on the US for defense.

Defense from who, exactly?

From imaginary retro-communist threat, or some "terrorists" that US themselves funded and created?

Comment: Re:I love Science Fiction, but the trailer makes m (Score 1) 44

by X.25 (#49204215) Attached to: 'Chappie': What It Takes To Render a Robot

want to puke! It's rated R and doesn't need to be so cutesy. All the wonderment, all the "oh, I've got feelings!" Data pulled it off much better in TNG. Even the name Chappie is a too sickly syrupy. I'm sure he turns into an amazing warrior for justice and the downtrodden and my heart would swell with his humanity, but I don't want to see this. Give me Data with his emotion chip and the his crazy laughter/break down when he and Geordi were scouting that ship...that was hard enough to watch. Give me Short Circuit. Heck even Earth to Echo was consumable. Maybe I'm just too American and can't quite stomach this Australian aesthetic. Just one guy's opinion...I'm sure you've got one too.

So, you haven't watched the movie at all, but you already have an opinion.

Says a lot more about you than a movie.

Comment: Re:Nah, not really (Score 1) 532

by X.25 (#49096967) Attached to: Stephen Hawking: Biggest Human Failing Is Aggression

"Aggression is the human failing that celebrity scientist Stephen Hawking would most like to correct, as it holds the potential to destroy human civilization"

Without human aggression, we would have all been eaten about 500,000 years ago.

I don't really like Hawking, but do you idiots even bother reading what's written in the damn *summary*, before shitting on him?

Or it takes too much time and instant gratification generation can't be bothered?

Comment: Re:NWO (Score 2) 154

by X.25 (#49053207) Attached to: Trans-Pacific Partnership Enables Harsh Penalties For Filesharing

So the NWO (once a tin-foil hat conspiracy theory) is coming true, only 25 years after it was predicted.

It's well past time for https everywhere, constant VPNs and full encryption for everything

No. It took 25 years for people to wake up and see what's happening around them.

Unfortunatelly, it is way too late now.

Comment: Re:One pixel wide window borders (Score 1) 193

by X.25 (#49015819) Attached to: Xfce Getting a New Version Soon

Xfce is for those people who think Windows 95 is the pinnacle of user interfaces. It's fine for a OS-in-a-USB-drive kind of thing but that's it. No redeeming features other than "it's better than Gnome 3"

It works. Very well. And people who like simplicity and like to feel in control of their computer/desktop like it. I use it on work/home desktops, for years, and have no problems with it.

Not sure what other "features" I would need.

Air pollution is really making us pay through the nose.