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Comment: Re:Americans (Score 5, Informative) 631

by diersing (#38213064) Attached to: Why America Doesn't Need More Tech Giants Like Apple

Who hurt you man, why so jaded?

Maybe that comes from the fact that Asians are not as lazy and against "stupid jobs" (when they are in fact the most useful ones) as Americans?

A quick google search reveals the average manufacturing job in China pays $134 per month. It has little to do with laziness or stupid jobs, its simple economics.

Comment: Re:If you think war is a necessary evil... (Score 1) 71

by diersing (#37610508) Attached to: Bletchley Park Gets £4.6 Million Restoration

I think you're understanding is flawed. There is a difference between non-violence and non-aggression. Just because I think nations should solve their disputes with words rather than bombs doesn't mean I'd willingly welcome a torturous murder of my family. Pacifism allows for self-defense.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 2) 167

by diersing (#37169738) Attached to: Anonymous Breaches Another US Defense Contractor

While I agree they are of the well-educated variety, what makes you think they are setup or funded by a terrorist organization or government?

Their objectives don't seem consistent with those of terrorists and if funded by a government, I would think they'd be keeping a much lower profile. They seem to me to be exactly what they advertise to be, hacktivists.

Most of their targets (with any group that hides it's identity, you'll have rogues) have an easily identifiable reason/policy that would draw the ire of reasonably-minded people (PayPay stopping Wikileaks payments, Facebook's privacy practices, and BART's shooting/cell phone blocking come to mind). I just don't see the benefit of terrorists or a foreign government making those topics their focus for covert attacks.

All great ideas are controversial, or have been at one time.