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Comment: Re:And no one cares (Score 1) 162

by epyT-R (#49154605) Attached to: Google Taking Over New TLDs

Well, then that's their limitation, not mine. I am tired of this trend of dumbing things down to the lowest possible. In this case, it puts the search engine in control of who gets to find your site. Also, having sites memorized removes the search step from the process which is a net win for people who actually have brains.

Comment: Re:Actually, ADM Rogers doesn't "want" that at all (Score 1) 406

by epyT-R (#49121331) Attached to: NSA Director Wants Legal Right To Snoop On Encrypted Data

If we're essentially saying that it was only okay for the US and our allies to, for example, break the German or Japanese codes during WWII simply because Americans weren't also using the same codes, and therefore that is the only reason that the government could be "trusted" to not misbehave or abuse its powers, then we have a serious problem on our hands.

nope. The constitution doesn't apply to citizens of other countries.

What he "wants", when US-based companies hold data that still can technically be accessed for legitimate foreign intelligence purposes supported by our system of law, is that a legal framework should allow for it. When it can't be, it's up to NSA to determine other mechanisms to access that data.

and that data should be subject to constitutional protections, same as mail and other forms of communication that are. This whole idea of 'on the internet' not having the same status is just dirty reach around tactics. If anything, the government's behavior in this area is proof of why we need those protections in the first place. Regardless of how the data was acquired, if it is associated with an american citizen, he is owed due process and the right of presumed innocence. Things the NSA enables like secret watch lists and indefinite incarceration (gitmo) are NOT constitutional, regardless of whether the data acquired was digital or not.

If these threats you speak of are so dire as to require the suspension of constitutional rights, then it's time to declare war on the countries that house/fund/maintain these threats. It is NOT ok to use it as an excuse to clamp down on your own citizens.

Comment: Re:man up pussy (Score 1) 369

by epyT-R (#49071313) Attached to: Two New Male Birth Control Chemicals In Advanced Stages

What happened to 'social justice' as feminists call it? It only applies to women? What happened to equality and personal responsibility for women? Shouldn't she be held accountable for having a kid knowing that she doesn't have the income, yet knowing she can bilk him out of his? How about telling women to keep their pants on too?

Man up and deal with it? How is that different from telling women to 'woman up and get back in the kitchen'?

It's amazing how people like you cannot see your hypocrisy.

Comment: Re:man up pussy (Score 1) 369

by epyT-R (#49071283) Attached to: Two New Male Birth Control Chemicals In Advanced Stages

So what happened to equality and personal responsibility for women? Shouldn't she be held accountable for having a kid knowing that she doesn't have the income, yet knowing she can bilk him out of his? What happened to 'social justice' as feminists call it? It only applies to women?

Man up and deal with it? How is that different from telling women to 'woman up and get back in the kitchen'?

It's amazing how people like you cannot see your hypocrisy.

Comment: Re:Service Sector (Score -1, Troll) 307

by epyT-R (#49071221) Attached to: The Software Revolution

If you go back and read the propaganda distributed by socialists and communists over the years, the patterns leap out. They justify doing this in the name of 'revolution.' Many of them reference the 'two prong' attack as well.

So when the middle class wealth generators realize they can't keep what they've earned and slowly die out, what will motivate the next generation to work their hardest? Why study to become an engineer if you'll be paid the same as a factory laborer in the name of 'social justice'? Where does the future wealth come from? Or are we all supposed to live in love and harmony in a happy unicorn-powered utopia? The soviet union, cuba, and north korea have shown that this repression of individual interest degenerates into state enforced mediocrity where everyone is poor equally, except for the party elite. Places like sweden and denmark suffer a softer fate, where the culture has become so self loathing that it lets anything cross the border unchallenged in the name of 'diversity.' Taxes are high and so is alcoholism. If these two are examples of 'moderate' socialism, I don't see much functional difference.

Capitalism is not the 'temporary use of another class's capital.' It is a system where property is freely bought and sold. 'Borrowing' against the taxpayer's capital is exactly what the socialist solution does for every budget shortfall they hit in their attempts at centralization. They borrow against the taxpayer's future income (with the federal reserve) while increasing their tax burden, burning the individual's capital from both ends. It's criminal.

Comment: Re:Service Sector (Score -1, Troll) 307

by epyT-R (#49070681) Attached to: The Software Revolution

Probably.. The revolt the socialists have been hoping for. They've already got the 'intelligentsia' lined up on their side (the bloodless pincer) by thoroughly compromising the education system. They'd love it if the lower class would upend the whole thing with violence (the bloody pincer). What better way to upend a once functional society then by setting it against itself, polarizing as much as possible, conflicts between white vs non white, men vs women, straight vs gay, rich vs poor etc. Joe citizen majority in the middle will look at both and run for the hills, abandoning the country. It will be a sad day. I hope I don't live to see it.

The protracted soviet social engineering continues, even with the death of its mother country.

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