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Comment Re:anti-business liberal scoring points (Score 0) 345

My answer to this is very simple actually, if there is no business case to go to Mars I don't want any government stealing money from people to go to Mars because at that point it is all it is: theft.

Eventually a business case for Mars may become real and then businesses will find a way to get there. Today it is likely not the case at all that there is any sort of ROI on going to Mars except for raising spirits of those, who want to see it happen.

Well, if the people who WANT to see it happen actually PAY for it by BUYING bonds that would pay for it, then a private business can do it without government! That's because a private business can print bonds that can be sold (tentatively) to people and if enough money is raised then actually collect the money and start building.

To do it otherwise is to steal, but that's nothing new, that's what all governments always do.

Comment linux based POS (Score 0) 93

One of the benefits and reasons why we build Linux based systems for retail chain management, store management, supply chain management, e-commerce and such is ability to secure against these types of attacks better. Beyond that we came up with a new way of protecting credit card information by tying it to the location of the user's phone, but we are not a nominal 'fintech' and those guys are too hard to approach (for now at least).

Comment Re:In other news... (Score 1) 486

Actually, I'd argue that it would have been safer in the long run to let another attack or two happen and then NOT respond in any way that would further the goals of the attackers. Eventually they would tire of expending significant resources in exchange for nothing, and the attacks would stop, without any further loss of liberty. In the end there would have been less loss of life as well.

Comment Re:Only one responsible party (Score 1) 486

It's even worse than that. It's public record that both al Qaeda and Daesh were created, armed, and supported by the U.S., to fight the Russians and Assad respectively. That's not even in serious dispute. The disputed fact is whether those groups later turned against the U.S. (that is of course the official explanation), or whether they continue to do the bidding of the U.S. government albeit of course in a way it can no longer officially admit or condone. I strongly lean toward the latter conclusion.

Comment Re:It will never go anywhere. (Score 0) 27

Well, not all companies do that, some base their business model around personal security, for example numbered bank accounts are designed on purpose not to let authorities (or anybody) know who is the owner if the account. Bearer certificates have the same purpose actually, they are like cash in that regard.

Now, governments fight against such very important individual freedoms of-course. Governments destroy personal freedoms much more than any company ever could.

Comment Re:What the fuck is with the snark (Score 0) 118

Fucking piece of shit collectivists like you is the problem in America, why don't YOU go somewhere more socialist, more collectivist already? There are PLENTY of those place, vast MAJORITY of this planet is to your liking. USA is supposed to be individualistic, anti-collectivist, anti-socialist, anti-government, anarchist even. Anarcho-capitalism, true freedom, libertarianism, objectivism are the principles that the USA is SUPPOSED to be based on and instead USA is now just another collectivist half fascist half socialist failed State specifically because of complete piece of shit asswipes like you, who want to turn every piece of land on this planet into a collectivist nightmare that free individuals are horrified at.

Do everybody a favour and leave, go to France, go to Japan, go to Italy, go to Spain, go to Brazil, go to Australia FFS, go to whatever. If pieces of shit, collectivist socialist fascist garbage like you left the country that is supposed to be anti-establishment, anti-collectivism, anti-socialism, anti-Marxism then you would get exactly what you desire and the country would return to its roots, what it is supposed to be - a country that fought a war against a king over taxation. A country where people used to come to not for welfare or Big Brother state but for freedom. Freedom FROM THE COLLECTIVE, Freedom FROM THE GOVERNMENT, Freedom FROM THE OPPRESSION.

Comment Re:The man is a marketing genius (Score 1) 207

I can confirm this, my wife T-boned a Volvo that run a red light in front of her. Our Honda Civic was totaled, the Volvo went into 540 degree spin. I've seen the Volvo and I could not tell where it was hit. Under very close inspection I found one place with slightly scratched paint. In contrast the whole front of the Civic was crumbled, the engine shifted, it was an unrepairable mess.

Comment Who cares? (Score 3, Insightful) 486

Why are we discussing the accusations thrown about by war criminals? Every director of CIA since at least Nixon's presidency has been responsible for war crimes. So why are we still listening to them? After all it is the CIA who is directly arming and training people who then immediately deflect to ISIS. That sounds like much more direct responsibility than anything Snowden might have done.

Comment Re:Good luck with that (Score 0) 291

You forgot something. A Manhattan DA is going after a California based company that manufactures in China and has assets around the world on the premise that the terrorist attacks in France could have been stopped somehow because:

French police found an unencrypted, unlocked phone in a trash bin outside the Bataclan concert hall in Paris that contained a text sent in the clear: âoeOn est parti on commence.â (âoeLetâ(TM)s go, weâ(TM)re startingâ).

You see, now not only encryption will be banned by governments but also the following combination of words: On est parti on commence. and its equivalents in other languages.

I, however, suspect that the above message could have been sent in a multitude of different ways that the Manhattan DA also needs to attempt banning. For example I can see how the following string can be used with the same result:
* let's do it
* do it now
* the time is now
* we are doing it
* starting it
* time 0
* the chicken is in the pot
* blah habl blah kk erq[][]

Once the Manhattan DA is done banning the above, then we will all be safe.

Comment Strippers, bartenders have a college degrees too (Score -1) 393

Is it worth it?

The following is part of the title from the video:

President Obama promotes the myth that everyone must go to college. That if you don't go, your life will be ruined -- that you will end up waiting tables, or trapped in some other mundane occupation. The truth is, even with a college degree, you may still end up waiting tables, you'll just begin your "career" four or five years later, tens of thousands of dollars in debt.

Here is an example of some of the plumb jobs college grads were able to land during the Obama administration. Not just liberal arts majors mind you, but graduates with degrees in mathematics, robotics, neuroscience, engineering, accounting, business administration, economics, biology, communications, graphic design, marketing, and linguistics.

Of course when it comes to education, it's not just the Obama administration that deserves a failing grade. For years, politicians of both parties have pandered to students by promising more aid in the form of direct or subsidized student loans. As a result, colleges and universities are freed from competitive forces that would otherwise keep tuition low. Easy access to cheap credit enables students to bid up tuition, benefiting the educational establishment at their expense. Politicians secure student's votes by promising relief from skyrocketing tuition by providing even more loans. Ironically, the loans themselves are the very reason tuition is so high in the first place.

Before the Federal Government got involved, college degrees were much more affordable, and ambitious students from poorer families could easily work their way through. In addition, as fewer high school graduates actually went on to college, not only were college degrees much less expensive to obtain, they were far more valuable to have. With so many high school grads now going on to college, a college degree is actually less valuable in today's job market, despite its inflated price tag, than was a high school diploma in the 1950s. The only solution is to get the Federal Government completely out of higher education, and let the free market fix what the government broke!

For those of you who feel a college degree is essential to financial success consider John D Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie and Cornelius Vanderbilt. Rockefeller dropped out of high school and began working full-time at age 16. Carnegie didn't even go to high school and began working full-time at age 13. Vanderbilt dropped out of school at age 11, and by age 16 had started his own ferry business. All three were born poor and became self-made billionaires, who attained estimated net worths (in today's dollars) of approximately $670, $300. and $175 billion respectively. To put those numbers into perspective, the richest living American, Bill Gates, who dropped out of Harvard during his sophomore year, has an estimated net worth of just $65 billion.

"Consider a spherical bear, in simple harmonic motion..." -- Professor in the UCB physics department