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Comment Re:He still hosts & RECOMMENDS my ware... apk (Score 1) 711

There's a conspicuous lack of replies from APK, so hopefully Steve got through to him. I suppose there's something to learn here. If he continues to spam his application then the best course of action is to probably contact the people he's citing and let them know how their reputation is being used.

Comment Re:He still hosts & RECOMMENDS my ware... apk (Score 1) 711

You didn't address any of my questions, just more trolling flamebait.

APK, don't you see the irony? You developed a piece of security software, yeah? And how have you chosen to market your security software? By making yourself a spammer. Surely you can see the irony.

Steven Burn sees the irony, because he already removed the forum thread that you're spamming. Keep up the same behavior and I think you'll find that he no longer sees it worthwhile to host the software of an abusive spammer. He would be correct also.

Face facts: Nothing you trolling worms can do can affect me - get it?

I'll be happy to email Steven Burn again. He already removed your thread, what happens if 100 people from Slashdot send him a message complaining about your abuse? Should I write up a post describing how to contact him and follow you around when you post your spam 9 times in a comment thread? Is that seriously what needs to happen for you to decide that maybe you shouldn't be a spammer?

I'll just burn you out of your modpoints (I've done so literally 175++ @ a time, lol) - so keep it up! I figure it this way - I can easily repost as much as I like & when you're all spent?

Awesome, APK. A threat to abuse the moderation system of Slashdot so that you can continue spamming. That is totally going to help your cause.

Comment Re:Coren22's "APKolypse"... apk (Score 4, Insightful) 711

Mr. Steven Burn of Malwarebytes

Speaking of Mr. Steven Burn of Malwarebytes, he also said this in that same thread:

Thanks for letting me know. I'll have a word with him.

That's in regard to you spamming Slashdot comments, and he posted that in February. How did that conversation go? Because in this story from yesterday, you posted this exact text 9 different times in those comments, and since it's the end of the day before a holiday and no one is getting anything done anyway, I went ahead and found no less than 39 comments from you in that one story alone. There are only 101 comments total, 39 of them are yours, and 9 of those are that same wall of text advertising your software. That is the very definition of spam. You also posted this text, the one referencing Steven Burn, 4 different times in that comment thread. You are spamming a Slashdot comment thread with a link to a guy saying that he's going to talk to you about spamming Slashdot comment threads. What's going on here? Why is it necessary to go into the comments for certain stories and see tens of posts by you with either the exact same text or you arguing with other people about spamming? Why do we have to endure that on Slashdot? More importantly, do you think that makes you look good? Do you think it makes people want to try your software? What's the point? Why isn't it enough to post a single ad for your software, even though that would still be considered spam? Why do you need to do it 9 times? Can you give it a rest for the sake of everyone else?

Comment Re:Well... (Score 4, Informative) 222

U.S. District Judge Liam O'Grady just declared himself a traitor to the USA...hopefully he'll be treated appropriately.

You think so? Let's see what Article 3 of the Constitution says about that:

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

Congress created the offense in 18 USC section 2381:

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

So, what's an enemy:

ENEMY, international law. By this term is understood the whole body of a nation at war with another. It also signifies a citizen or subject of such a nation, as when we say an alien enemy. In a still more extended sense, the word includes any of the subjects or citizens of a state in amity with the United States, who, have commenced, or have made preparations for commencing hostilities against the United States; and also the citizens or subjects of a state in amity with the United States, who are in the service of a state at war with them.

You could also look to the Bush-era definition of "enemy combatant", to include non-state actors:

'Enemy combatant' shall mean an individual who was part of or supporting Taliban or al Qaeda forces, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners. This includes any person who has committed belligerent act or has directly supported hostilities in aid of enemy armed forces.

So, noted law scholar MitchDev, how is the judge in this case a traitor to the US?

Comment Re:Except they used regular SMS (Score 3, Insightful) 291

From the New York Times:

French intelligence officials have concluded that Mr. Abaaoud was involved in at least four of six terrorist plots in France that have been foiled since the spring, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve announced at a news conference.

Mr. Abaaoud, a Belgian citizen who was 27 or 28, went to Syria last year to fight with the Islamic State, but it was not until Monday that French authorities learned - through a foreign intelligence service - that he had returned to Europe, via Greece, Mr. Cazeneuve said.

They had been tracking him, at least enough to break up several other things he was planning. But the problem with this situation, like we all know, is that the terrorists only have to succeed once, while law enforcement has to succeed every time. They didn't even realize he was back inside the country until 4 days before the attack, and that's not a lot of time to find someone who probably didn't want to be found.

Comment Re:much more effective to go after the money (Score 1) 275

Many people in that region are joining ISIS just so they can get better food, cheaper electricity, and luxuries like Redbull. Seriously, why do they have access to American luxuries like Redbull. If we can do a trade embargo on Iran, surely we can do something about ISIS getting Redbull.

People aren't joining ISIS because of goddamn Redbull. It's about money, plain and simple. A couple days ago NPR ran a piece on ISIS gaining a foothold in Afghanistan, and the interviewee had this to say:

So Afghan army, they get $300 per month. And most of the time it's delayed. After five months they get two months' salary. And they cannot support their family. And that's why thousands of Afghan troops left the army. But ISIS offer $700 and they pay monthly. And without any delay. And most of the Afghan people, especially the young generation, they are unemployed. So of course everyone going to join them. They are poor. They don't have anything to eat. And they want to support their families. And also the way they - they pitch their ideas - their opinions on these people - they are very clever. They say and God says this and Quran says this and because these people are uneducated, they can't read Quran. They don't know about Islam. So they think, yes. He is right. Let's do whatever he's saying. So that's why ISIS succeed in Afghanistan.

Take away their money, and you remove the major reason why so many people join them. Add education for the poor and you take away the other reason. This is why the Taliban fights so hard against education. An educated girl is way more of a threat to their existence than a US bomb.

Comment Re:Obligatory (Score 1) 342

Comment Re:Protein from plants, not animals (Score 1) 381

Eating certain things together can give you a complete proteins (which is how the Mayans survived), but no one does that.

No one eats beans and rice? It might be more common than you think... Other countries (like India) may substitute another legume like lentils for the beans, or another grain for the rice.

But that's not what is important now. What is important now is that we need someone in this thread to describe how everyone follows some sort of herd mentality. This is the perfect story, come on. What are we like? Are we like bugs? No! What are we like?

Comment Re:we eat insects already (Score 1) 381

But for those who'll need persuasion to get there, let's not pretend that bugs are like teeny chuck steaks or dot-sized lobster tails

Interesting analogy. Guess what kind of animal things like lobsters and shrimp are.

It's a suggestion that we eat whole bugs – shells, heads, eyes, guts, everything.

Yeah. Horrifying.

You want to know what the difference is between you enjoying or not enjoying eating whole bugs? A good recipe and chef. That's it.

Comment Re:The True face of Islam (Score 1) 965

Atheists in history have used atheism as a reason to persecute Christians, I guess that means atheism needs to be wiped out, huh?

Maybe it means they were on the right track.

Also, atheists don't use "atheism", the belief that there is no god, to do anything. Atheists don't go around saying "stop believing or I'll kill you." They don't do anything "in the name of" atheism. They might point out why various belief systems are stupid, but they aren't going around telling everyone to stop believing in god. It would be great if more people thought rationally about religion, but I don't see a lot of persecution in the name of atheism going on.

Comment Re:So much for the gun control and gun free zones (Score 4, Insightful) 965

France has really stringent gun control laws. That did not prevented Charlie Hebdo. That also did not prevented 11/13/2015 events in Paris.

What's your point? Do you want to go over the number of mass shootings in the US that also were not prevented by armed citizens?

I was playing poker the other night... with Tarot cards. I got a full house and 4 people died. -- Steven Wright