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Comment: Re:Oh, absolutely .... (Score 1, Interesting) 685

by coastwalker (#47399475) Attached to: TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

Actually it might have something to do with American culture which is actually heavily class ridden and treats those lower down like crap.

So give one of the underlings a uniform and the power and of course they enjoy torturing passengers, because those passengers are from the class that treats them badly in real life.

You reap what you sow

Comment: Re:Why not the death sentence while You're at it? (Score 1) 216

by coastwalker (#47170561) Attached to: Life Sentences For Serious Cyberattacks Proposed In Britain

Typical posturing crap from politicians. No doubt teenagers will be sent to prison for life for discovering security vulnerabilities. Having said that the morons known as the general population put up with this shit so lets concentrate on saving the children from terrorists and pedos by turning off the internet. When they have safely grown up we can pay them benefits cheques instead of a job or put them in prison for the rest of their lives sewing mail bags. Lets get our priorities right eh.

Civilisation is collapsing all around us and being replaced with a gulag.

Comment: Re:Why are they in the EU again? (Score 0) 341

by coastwalker (#47036735) Attached to: UK May Kill the EU's Net Neutrality Law

There is a saying that one shouldn't throw out the baby with the bathwater.

We joined an economic community which has since morphed into an unaccountable political superstate. The political superstate has done nothing useful except start a war in Ukraine which proves that the size of the European Union provides no protection against blindly following American instructions.

Give us free trade and let us write our own law and the EU is just fine.

Comment: Re:Of course this was going to happen (Score 1) 341

by coastwalker (#47036703) Attached to: UK May Kill the EU's Net Neutrality Law

Winning an election is far more important than good policy. Democracy is at its most flawed at this point in the electoral cycle. Expect bad decisions and bad legislation for the next year.

Cant say I am enthused with either the "Nannying and high taxes of the socialist nightmare" or the "Law and Order, free market gravy train for the few" that will be the choice at the election either. Not a lot to choose from, a plague on both their houses.

UKIP are a nationalist party with no policies except xenophobia and whatever the civil servants tell them to do. They are likely to get a lot of votes, maybe even a very large number of votes because people are frustrated by the political establishment.

People will vote for whoever has the most attractive bribe.

Comment: Re:Poms are weak arseholes (Score 4, Insightful) 341

by coastwalker (#47036625) Attached to: UK May Kill the EU's Net Neutrality Law

I am one and I agree. We have Chav politics for Chav people.

The place is run by the tabloid press and whatever the latest Witch hunt happens to be. It suits the wealthy for the plebs to be at each others throats demanding jack boots on their own freedom. Bread and circuses.

You couldn't make it up - Foaming mob demanding the death of Pediatricians force Government to disconnect the internet and replace it with Disney, Netflix and Sesame Street.

Having said that, the enlightened Australian equivalent has already installed their own great firewall of China "The web filter will also block access to websites about politically sensitive issues which have changing criminality statuses e.g., euthanasia and abortion".

Enjoy your totalitarian prison convict.

Comment: Re:Tabloids? (Score 1) 330

Just because its posh propaganda doesnt mean it isnt propaganda. The Torygraph so nicknamed because of its history of right wing editorial has always been the subject of derision for its political bias. In that respect it is the same as a tabloid in that it tells its readers what to think.

Comment: Re:3.2 B (Score 1) 198

by coastwalker (#46958911) Attached to: Apple Reportedly Buying Beats Electronics For $3.2 Billion

yeah, bring back the small black patches you attach to your equipment to make it sound better, and oxygen free cables that only work in one direction.

The Dre stuff is about a lifestyle, a lifestyle that does not include musical appreciation it seems from the shit reproduction quality of the headphones. They look quite nice though.

Reminds me of when ghetto blasters changed from portable boxes that could play music to funfair theme ride decorated light boxes, funny as heck.

Keeps the youth entertained though and boy have they got purchasing power these days. Bored suburban youths love aping the product that Dre and similar market to them. Disaffected poor people are just what rich suburban youth want to pretend they are. Its hilariously funny. I am sure Mr Dre works very hard providing his fans with the product they want and richly deserves his 3 billion payout from Apple.

Apple though are dorks and will never pull off keeping this brand surely. It would be like replacing the interface paradigm that has worked for the last thirty years with one that suits third world farmers on low resolution cheap phones. Oh a big tech company already did that.

Maybe your next Apple product will randomly invite the entire population of earth to your house for a party. All television channels from now on will be devoted to watching the resulting carnage. It will be great!

Comment: Re:Can't turn them off? (Score 1) 152

by coastwalker (#46947937) Attached to: London Police To Wear Video Cameras In Pilot Project

Ideal for entrapping the stupid public who have no idea which sentence they utter will prove beyond all doubt that they have broken the law when later selectively played back.

This is going to make a lot of innocent people guilty, so its not as wonderful as it sounds.

People just have no idea how their words will be used against them. Never, ever, speak to the police if you can avoid it.

Comment: Re:RightsCorp (Score 2) 196

Hey, if your lifestyle is only achievable if society uses slave labor then maybe you don't earn enough money yourself.

There is enough wealth around to pay a minimum wage and yes it does come from somewhere, its achieved by wealth re-distribution and works in most civilized countries, including the USA. But we could improve the minimum wage into a living wage without our economy crashing. After all the profits that would probably pay the living wage now just go towards the one percents increasing raft of wealth instead of being spent in the economy.

There are only two constants in life, death and taxation. Ask any civilization whether it be run by pirates, kings, governments or snow white and the Severn dwarfs.

The confusion of a staff member is measured by the length of his memos. -- New York Times, Jan. 20, 1981

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