Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Comment: Re: Attention unemployed geeks! (Score -1, Offtopic) 341

by doston (#40869051) Attached to: Google+ Account Suspended? You Won't Find Out Why

Attention leftist free software hippies!

Hows that free Obamacare colonoscopy going?

Iran marching toward a nuclear weapon

Egypt and Libya handed over to the Islamists on a silver platter

45% increase in debt.

Regulatory policies strangling business

That perfect health care for all, casuing businesses to not hire and drop coverage to put more people on the dole.

Unemployment above 8%

GDP Growth below 2%

Changed his mind four times on that OBL kill, which was set up by the hardwork of Bush, Bush worked 8 strong, Obama got the save.

Domestic energy production hamstrung, while billions of tax dollars wasted on masturbatory green energy companies, run by his cronies.

A racist running the Justice Department.

Hundreds of Mexican citizens and a US law enforcement officer dead because of Obama/Holder's agenda on guns.

Photo ID laws being challenged because they interfered with typical Democrat voters, the Dead and Illegal Aliens.

Chrysler bondholders screwed out of their money so the UAW could receive a giant wad of cash in the illegal government takeover of the Auto industry.........

Yeah, he's a raving success.

Business isn't around to "hire", as every right winger I've ever met is so quick to point out, yet every time I hear one spouting tax cuts for business (so they'll hire) and less regulation (so they'll hire). It seems to me you right wing freaks should take your own advice. Business is there to make money. Corporate charters require that the CEO do everything in his power to increase profit at any cost. Externalize as much as possible. I don't know of anything in corporate bylaws that talks about hiring people, so you can stop trying to have it both ways. Once you take the regulations away, corporations will still not hire, but they'll be sure to externalize more cost! (dumping, spilling and general polluting, rip-offs, scams, false claims, fake ingredients, price fixing, monopolizing) Remember...oh wait, you're a right winger, so you don't read. Well, there is a REASON those REGULATIONS were put into place. Because your "self-correcting" "free-market" doesn't regulate itself, contrary to current popular corporate propaganda. We've been in a time of rampant capitalism before and it didn't go well. I'm not sure what makes you think it would go well this time. CEOs are still dying to externalize anything. Corporate bylaws and charters still call for profit at any cost. If anything, no regulation would be even more destructive now. So please tell me, who's going to clean up the messes corporations make? The tax payer? Yup. Yeah, that's capitalism.

In fact, corporate profits have been through the fucking ROOF for years. Where's the hiring? You stupid or what? So they sit on trillions now not hiring, but you think a few more billion in tax cuts and some savings my externalizing costs to the tax payer are going to help? Please explain how. What basically doing is giving your kid a billion dollars to buy a new car, but the kid won't buy the car, so you think maybe giving him another billion will prompt him to buy it. Guess what? The kid is smart and he's not going to buy another car unless he needs it. In fact, with no regulation to deal with, I'd expect even less employment and higher profit. So, you want less employment and higher profit for corporations and that's good for society in general how?

Comment: Re: Attention unemployed geeks! (Score -1, Offtopic) 341

by doston (#40868995) Attached to: Google+ Account Suspended? You Won't Find Out Why

Attention leftist free software hippies!

Hows that free Obamacare colonoscopy going?

Iran marching toward a nuclear weapon

Egypt and Libya handed over to the Islamists on a silver platter

45% increase in debt.

Regulatory policies strangling business

That perfect health care for all, casuing businesses to not hire and drop coverage to put more people on the dole.

Unemployment above 8%

GDP Growth below 2%

Changed his mind four times on that OBL kill, which was set up by the hardwork of Bush, Bush worked 8 strong, Obama got the save.

Domestic energy production hamstrung, while billions of tax dollars wasted on masturbatory green energy companies, run by his cronies.

A racist running the Justice Department.

Hundreds of Mexican citizens and a US law enforcement officer dead because of Obama/Holder's agenda on guns.

Photo ID laws being challenged because they interfered with typical Democrat voters, the Dead and Illegal Aliens.

Chrysler bondholders screwed out of their money so the UAW could receive a giant wad of cash in the illegal government takeover of the Auto industry.........

Yeah, he's a raving success.

Business isn't around to "hire", as every right winger I've ever met is so quick to point out, yet every time I hear one spouting tax cuts for business (so they'll hire) and less regulation (so they'll hire). It seems to me you right wing freaks should take your own advice. Business is there to make money. Corporate charters require that the CEO do everything in his power to increase profit at any cost. Externalize as much as possible. I don't know of anything in corporate bylaws that talks about hiring people, so you can stop trying to have it both ways. Once you take the regulations away, corporations will still not hire, but they'll be sure to externalize more cost! (dumping, spilling and general polluting, rip-offs, scams, false claims, fake ingredients, price fixing, monopolizing) Remember...oh wait, you're a right winger, so you don't read. Well, there is a REASON those REGULATIONS were put into place. Because your "self-correcting" "free-market" doesn't regulate itself, contrary to current popular corporate propaganda. We've been in a time of rampant capitalism before and it didn't go well. I'm not sure what makes you think it would go well this time. CEOs are still dying to externalize anything. Corporate bylaws and charters still call for profit at any cost. If anything, no regulation would be even more destructive now. So please tell me, who's going to clean up the messes corporations make? The tax payer? Yup. Yeah, that's capitalism.

Comment: Re:I did... (Score 2) 333

by doston (#40864175) Attached to: 400,000 American Homes Have Dumped Pay TV This Year

same here, cut my consumption of crap tv at the same time great bonus.

Likewise here. It feels like the quality of my life has improved. Now that I am no longer bombarded with commercials I don't have the desire anymore to buy things ( unless I really need it).

So you're impulsive, undisciplined, and display follow-the-leader (sometimes derisively called "sheeplike") characteristics? Advertising can't work otherwise. That's why these master manipulators use beautiful women and cute children and fuzzy kittens in their propaganda, because getting an emotional response bypasses rational thought. That's where not being impulsive comes into play. They love to get you to buy things you don't really need by making you think you might need them, that's where discipline kicks in. They want your purchase to be their idea and not your own evaluation of your wants, needs, and budget, which is why being an individual is so important. I guess that sounds negative but the purpose of explaining this to you is so you can see just how ruthless and devious these people in marketing really are. These traits are not really your fault. The school system and the media and the government all find them useful to varying degrees and they all encourage these character defects. Becoming your own man or your own woman in a meaningful way that makes you resistant to manipulation/propaganda is difficult because at first the deck is stacked against you, but it is more than worthwhile. The other problem a lot of people have is that they're prideful and easily offended so they don't take criticism well, preferring to get mad at me for trying to tell them something like this rather than being grateful someone is actually telling them how it is. If that kind of outrage is so valuable to you that you'd rather continue to be impulsive, undisciplined, and easily led, well, that would be your option, but I hope you can do better than that. As you see I feel no need to sugarcoat everything to make it easier to hear because that's exactly the sort of thing a manipulator does so that'd be rather hypocritical of me.

To quote "How To Get Ahead in Advertising"'s John Bristol's commentary about the PR industry "If you breathe, it works on you". I think you're underestimating the PR industry's ability to get under the skin of even the least indoctrinated and well informed. Do you understand that with which you'd tinker? I'm gonna digress here...a lot, but whatever. Companies spend billions every year on PR and they're not just roping in the "sheeple". Read the Robb Report lately? Even the most educated and least indoctrinated are swayed, just in different ways and for different things. I can turn off my TV tomorrow, but I still socialize in the same circles. You think I'm gonna show up at a party not wearing something new from Barney's? Should I run around warning all my friends of the evils of capitalism; the system that's enriched them their whole lives? Maybe they'd all notice the huge problem you describe and relinquish it all in the name of wealth redistribution. I don't know what you're after, but there's a certain segment of the population...yeah you better hope they consume. You should think hard about the implications of what you'd have happen. If the top 20 % stop the indoctrination (it might happen) and stop consuming, society will literally collapse. It won't look anything like it does now. You should be prepared for that, talking the way you do. Is the Tea Party taking over your backup plan? Heard of late weimar germany? If that bunch takes over, you can welcome your new fascist overlords. So, unless you're politically active and joining the Occupy movement, you should be careful how passionately you argue your case. If the Occupy movement became strong, you might enjoy something with those values taking over, but any force could easily hijack that. This is when your despised PR industry REALLY kicks in. You think the Obama PR machine was big (It did win awards), wait until you see our new fascist overlord's ad buy. Just know that what you're talking about isn't just getting rid of PR and everything's great. This society is built on PR. In fact, democracy as you know it (ok it's not real democracy) absoultely depend on straight up propaganda. Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state. So get rid of PR and people's ability to be brainwashed, you had better be prepared with something better than the tea party, or you'll wish you'd kept cable.

+ - Respected US Swim Coach John Leonard Suggest China Using Genetic Manipulation -> 4

Submitted by doston
doston (2372830) writes "Top US swimming coach John Leonard, the executive director of the World Swimming Coaches Association, has branded Ye's performance as "unbelievable" and "disturbing" and her speed over the final 50-metres as "flat out impossible".

Leonard told The Guardian that the race brings back memories of Irish swimmer Michelle Smith's four medal win at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996; she was later given a four year ban after failing a drug test.

He added that because she is from China — which has been dogged by swimmers testing positive for performance enhancing drugs in recent years — adds even more suspicion.

He has even suggested that the Chinese could be using genetic manipulation to enhance performances."

Link to Original Source
Earth

+ - The US turns a blind eye to SILEX, a dangerous new enrichment technology->

Submitted by
Harperdog
Harperdog writes "Scott Kemp has a disturbing look at SILEX, a new technology that "happens to be well suited for making nuclear weapons." There are many disturbing aspects the this article, not least that the NRC, which is required to consider the critical question of proliferation, has so far punted when it comes to examining that question. "The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has refused to consider the proliferation risk in its decision to issue a license for the first commercial SILEX facility, despite a statutory obligation to do so. Only a few weeks remain for Congress to intervene.""
Link to Original Source

Comment: "Wiretap requests" (Score 5, Interesting) 64

That hardly means wiretaps in general. For all I know, they're just emboldened to the point of not bothering with red tape. Where I worked (ex telecom engineer), the feds weren't obliged to present any special documents. The services I managed had a simple URL and a simple login/password where the government could login and look at customer data at any time.
Toys

+ - Lego dart gun shoots pencils over 100 feet-> 1

Submitted by
DroidFreak
DroidFreak writes "What do you do when Mylar balloons get stuck on a ceiling 20 feet out of reach? You build a Lego dart gun to get them down of course! This "weapon" has a frame made of Legos; fires darts made of pencils, tape, and Kleenex; and is powered by rubber bands. It can shoot over 100 feet angled and can punch through aluminum cans. Best of all, my blog post includes instructions on how to build this gun so you too can have the power to fell Mylar balloons 20 feet above your head!"
Link to Original Source
Your Rights Online

+ - UK communications law could be used to spy on physical mail->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The BBC reports that the UK's Draft Communications Bill includes a provision which could be used to force the Royal Mail and other mail carriers to retain data on all physical mail passing through their networks. The law could be used to force carriers to maintain a database of any data written on the outside of an envelope or package which could be accessed by government bodies at will.
Such data could include sender, recipient and type of mail (and, consequentially, the entire contents of a postcard). It would provide a physical analog of the recently proposed internet surveillance laws.
The Home Office claims that it has no current plans to enforce the law."

Link to Original Source
Space

+ - Swedes Discover Spherical Object Embedded in Baltic Sea Floor-> 2

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Swedish sea scavengers revealed a curious discovery — a disc-shaped object, roughly 60 metres in diameter, and rising about 4 metres out of the seabed, with a 400-metre trail leading to its position.
A lack of detailed photographs has caused speculation that this may be nothing more than a hoax, or information campaign, but there is a promise of more details, from the crew, as they uncover their find with better equipment."

Link to Original Source
Biotech

+ - Monsanto may have to repay 10 years of GM soya royalties in Brazil->

Submitted by scibri
scibri (2544842) writes "Biotech giant Monsanto is one step closer to losing billions of dollars in revenues from its genetically-modified Roundup Ready soya beans, after the Brazilian Supreme Court ruled the company must repay royalties collected over the past decade.

Since GM crops were legalized in 2005, Monsanto has charged Brazilian farmers royalties of 2% on their sales of Roundup Ready soya beans. The company also tests Brazilian soya beans that are sold as non-GM — if they turn out to be Roundup Ready, the company charges the farmers 3%. Farmers challenged this as an an unjust tax on their business.

In April a regional court ruled against Monsanto, though that ruling has been put on hold pending an appeal. The Supreme Court, meanwhile has said that whatever the final ruling is, it will apply throughout the whole country."

Link to Original Source

The IQ of the group is the lowest IQ of a member of the group divided by the number of people in the group.

Working...