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Comment: This could be great (Score 1) 453

Have a carefully constructed, but plausible figure that claims to be Twitter's founder tweet pictures of him wiping his ass with the Koran and ISIS' flag in front of what no one knows is a safehouse in Kansas or Arizona, with the address readily visible/obvious. Wait for the jihad-bent buffoons to approach the house with the intent of doing him in, and let them fall into carefully placed containment pits. When the pits start to get full, unleash the Rancor and save a fortune in Purina Rancor Chow. Problem solved.

Comment: Over time (Score 1) 131

by chilenexus (#49166575) Attached to: World's First Lagoon Power Plants Unveiled In UK
I wonder what the cumulative effect of this will be on the Earth's rotational period. If the Moon/Sun gravity pull drags a half million tons of sea water into the lagoon over the course of the day, and we restrain it there for a large portion of the time that it would naturally have run back out, this will have some affect on the center of mass and the Earth's rotation - would this end up being a cumulative thing that gives us a leap second per decade or something?

Comment: What's worse? (Score 1) 101

by chilenexus (#49129177) Attached to: Amazon Files Patent For Mobile 3D Printing Delivery Trucks
I don't know what is the sadder comment about businesses and the patent system: That Amazon filed this patent, or that Amazon needed to file this patent. More than half the stupid shit that companies patent these days are just a defensive move to protect them from some patent troll getting there first and raking in the bucks from the folks just doing business and doing all the real work. They never follow through on the "cannot be obvious" requirement, or that you actually have to capitalize on the patent to keep it. There's no larger source of stagnation today than patents.

Comment: Re:About right (Score 1) 241

> the US has the most fucked up justice system anywhere in the western world. Can't really argue with that: it does have the highest recidivism rate in the world. source: http://www.salve.edu/sites/def... 25% of the world's prison population while only having 5% of the world's population, and the worst track record for correcting criminals. It naturally follows that the US also spends a lot more money than any other nation on prisons (feel free to look that up, I didn't. But since states in the US spend almost four times as much on prisons as they do on schools, I'm confident in my deduction.), and it would behoove us to divert a good percentage of that money into properly implemented rehabilitation. It doesn't really matter what nation's efforts we emulate, as our ranking couldn't get any worse on that measure. But think about how much money we could save if just 10% of the people we send to prison currently were to never get sent back a second or third or eighth time, and they were able to become contributing members of society.

Comment: pot, f#&* kettle (Score 3, Insightful) 155

by chilenexus (#49112863) Attached to: NSA, GHCQ Implicated In SIM Encryption Hack
How much are these agencies/countries now going to expect to be taken seriously when they find that China, Korea, Japan, Russia, or Lesotho have embedded some form of spyware in the electronics they sell us, and make an attempt to shame them for it or claim damages? They'll just roll along and do what they were doing before because they don't see any difference from how we treated them when we weren't at odds with them. The world has just been handed yet another example of how Brits and Americans can't be trusted, and actually deserve to be spied upon and stolen from. The fourth amendment shouldn't stop at our borders, since it is a limitation placed on government, not a perk that is only given to citizens. If you read it, it says "the rights of the people...." There's a similar concept in English Common Law: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F...

Comment: Re:Where Is My D-Bag Boss? (Score 2) 102

by chilenexus (#49068031) Attached to: Kim Dotcom's Lawyer Plays Down Megaupload Worker's Guilty Plea
KDC's lawyer probably advised him that getting involved in those cases would make him appear guilty, and despite not being factual, would still have an impact on jury deliberations. With all the data and assets of the company being seized by the US, would he even have the cash to afford defending the employees? Sure sounds like dirty prosecutorial tactics: deny the defendants access to their own income and property so they will have a hard time putting up a defense.

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