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Comment: Re:Terrible summary of an interesting paper (Score 1) 805

by X.25 (#46765321) Attached to: Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

The original paper is an interesting approach to studying power balances.

The summary is puerile flamebait.

The actual conclusion of the paper is simply that the power in government is not concentrated in massive grassroots organizations or in direct electoral representation, but rather it is concentrated in the small-but-vocal interest groups and economically influential individuals. In other words, causes, no matter how big, don't really get power until they can pay enough to be taken seriously. That might mean lobbying, marketing, or awareness campaigns, but it still takes money to look like your cause has merit.

So, what you are saying is, summary is wrong because it calls shit a shit and not feces.

I get it.

Comment: Re:Yes...but no (Score 1) 291

by X.25 (#46647531) Attached to: NASA Halts Non-ISS Work With Russia Over Ukraine Crisis

As a Dane im proud that the Secretary General of NATO and the Danish foreign minister is in front with sanctions against Russia. Putin is effectively destroying what has created lasting peace in Europe from the last 69 years. Putin will keep pushing, until we stand firm. Then he will pick as with someone else...even the gay community, anything that will take eyes of the fact that he rules the country like a dictator. But, the US Russian space cooperation was first initiated as a sign of good will. It will always stand as one of the greatest examples of respect, despite differences. I want to keep the space cooperation out of any foreign relations.

As a Serb that watched part of his country being taken away (while being bombed), let me tell you this:

Fuck you and your moral high-ground

I am so incredibly tired of heading/reading all the hypocrisy for the past 20 years. It appears people, in general, are really stupid and blind.

Comment: Re:That's it (Score 1) 243

by X.25 (#46621255) Attached to: Dropbox's New Policy of Scanning Files For DMCA Issues

Yet again its forced outrage against basically something which is common sense - if the file has been taken down before, its going to be again, and the less man power Dropbox expends while handling DCMA requests the better for them as a company.

As we have seen before, noone would ever file an invalid DMCA takedown request.

Are you a fucking idiot, or you work at DropBox?

Comment: Re:Have we said the same thing? (Score 4, Insightful) 878

by X.25 (#46507013) Attached to: Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

The difference is that Limbaugh doesn't speak for a state-controlled news agency, and thus Limbaugh's opinions are only that of a single man with a microphone and do not represent the government of an entire country.

Wait - you believe that something being said on state owned TV station is in the name of government and entire country?

What is wrong with you people?

You probably never lived in a country with 'state owned TV' if you can make statements this retarded. Sigh.

Comment: Re:Allow Russians to vote with their feet (Score 1) 878

by X.25 (#46506945) Attached to: Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

For as long as Putin and his cronies are in power, the U.S. and the rest of the western world should offer any law-abiding Russian citizen who wants to leave an automatic green card, work permit, etc. We cannot realistically or morally change Russia from the outside. The most powerful weapon against fanaticism would be allowing regular law-abiding Russians to vote with their feet. We could always use some more scientists and engineers anyway...

What is worrying is that you might be serious about things you say. Is that what you really believe?

Comment: Re:Unregulated currency (Score 1) 704

by X.25 (#46397983) Attached to: Bitcoin Exchange Flexcoin Wiped Out By Theft

rocks ... doesn't it.

This is what you wanted right?

Seriously, if you come here to talk about how this isn't a fundamental bitcoin problem, you deserve to have your noise smacked with newspaper like a dog.

The only 'benefit' bitcoin has is that its unregulated and not as well watched by the government ... which means its easy for people to just steal your money and lie about it ... I'm sorry, its easy for someone to setup an exchange and let someone else steal the coins from the 'hot wallet', whatever the fuck that is.

Before you open your mouth to defend bitcoin ....


I am wondering if you have even the slightest idea about how stupid you are.

Probably not :(

Comment: Re:The only thing I care about. (Score 1) 479

I got the feeling that Czechoslovakia didn't feel all that liberated. Nor Hungary, Romania, Poland or Yugoslavia. Swapping one mad bastard for another isn't liberation.

How can you even debate a topic, when you get one major thing wrong at the start?

Do you even realize what is horribly wrong/inaccurate in your silly statement?

Comment: Re:Ha ha (Score 2, Insightful) 465

by X.25 (#46367115) Attached to: MtGox Files For Bankruptcy Protection

I recently checked Reddit's /r/bitcoin, to see how the True Believers were taking the latest developments. To hear them say it, Bitcoin has already recovered off its lows, which mean everything is fine and all this bad news is just FUD spread by haters. Bitcoin believers truly live in their own universe.

MtGox != Bitcoin

I hope it will come to you eventually.

Comment: Re:Hi. Eve player here. (Score 3, Informative) 463

by X.25 (#46095865) Attached to: Largest-Yet <em>EVE Online</em> Battle Destroys $200,000 Worth of Starships

Secondly, the guy responsible, a 29 year old banker who was literally asleep when it all went down, insists that the virtual money was in the account and it was set to autopay. People close to this suggest the word for this is "bullshit", but it has been "petitioned" -- a claim by a player that the server screwed up. This isn't without precident, as the game is currently limping about with it standings system broken. Standings is basically Eve's IFF system. Right now, nobody in the game can tell friend from foe. Needless to say, it's a massive issue. So it's possible they farked up, but unlikely.

Standings issue is the screwup that occured after deployment of new update, yesterday,

A day after the 'autopay' thing you are talking about.

Stop talking nonsense and trying to rationalize, please. I understand that losing hurts, but don't be a silly liar.

Comment: Re:Explain (Score 1) 296

Can we just fess up and admit that SteamOS is an effort predicated on a personal beef Gabe Newell has with Microsoft and especially the fact that Windows 8 included it's own store and that store was not Steam. The story is well documented and the whole industry is going to blow a lot of money on development just to satisfy one man's ego.

Yea, because Gabe is a jedi master who makes other people do things he wants.

Please, stop the nonsense. I can bet my left nut that Gabe and people working on Steam machines know a thing or two more than you about PC hardware and/or gaming, and are not just mind-controlled by Gabe.

Reasons and everything else have also been well documented, and are certainly not based on a hunch that someone has about Gabe's ego.

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