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Comment Not amused (Score 2) 104

"I'm sure foreign tourist will be amused when getting a bar code sticker slapped on their arm."

Yeah i am sure amused to be tracked all the time like cattle with a tag and not having a private moment. Being treated like an animals sound fun. Why don't you start first Chrissie sweetie. How about we attach a gps tag on your ankle. That sound fun right ?

Comment Re:Germany does have a unique history (Score 1) 512

"We aren't going to pretend this didn't happen." Except that is exactly what they did. You cannot even learn about the Nazis in Germany, as they ban all content the mentions them. America and the rest of the world gets Nazi and holocaust documentaries and novels, German citizens don't.

That is news to me. Just go to amazon.de and search for "Hitler", "das dritte Reich", or whatever else you want to look for. And the last time I was in Berlin, there are plenty of exhibitions showing you more than you ever wanted to know.

Comment Re:All bullshit (Score 4, Informative) 249


Danmell Ndonye, 18, who had accused five men of gang rape, admitted the truth only when prosecutors confronted her after learning of a cellphone video that captured the whole sordid episode and showed she had willingly participated, officials said.

She created her outlandish tale when her boyfriend, a Hofstra student whoâ(TM)s been dating her since the semester began a few weeks ago, demanded to know where she had disappeared after a wild frat party early Sunday.


On advice from his lawyer, Banks had pleaded no contest to raping his childhood friend on campus 10 years ago, reports the Associated Press. He served five years in prison for a rape he didn't commit, and then spent the next five years on parole.

To his surprise, Banks received a Facebook friend request from Gibson after he got out of prison. During their first meet-up, Gibson confessed that she faked the rape accusation and expressed a desire to help him. It was music to Banks' ears -- except for the fact that she didn't want to face prosecutors with the truth for fear she would have to return settlement money her mother had won from the school.

Comment Re:When The Lunatics Take Over The Asylum (Score 1) 427

How about it is just reality. Radio transmission receivers exist, we make them and use them all of them time. Now we are just starting to learn about nano structures and what can be done with them. Odd genetics, exposure to non-normal environmental toxins and pollutants and heavy metal build up, upon an evolutionary basis. Self righteous arsholes of course just don't care about people and will attack them for any reason at all. Out of 7 Billion people is it likely that some people will be much more affected by radio transmissions than others absofuckinglutely. Some people can eat peanuts and for others it is a widely dangerous poison and it will kill them. Could some people develop weird nanostructures that make them vulnerable to radio transmission, say something along the lines of RFID chips, sure, weird shit happens. Start doing statistical stuff with numbers in the range of 7 billion and near anything becomes probable.

Comment Re:That really narrows it down (Score 2) 201

Ahh, so the whole Ashley Madison hack was actually a surreptitious promotion of AC DC https://www.youtube.com/watch?.... So hacks are bad and some a truly hilariously glorious. What is even funnier is data analysis of the Ashley Madison information tended to indicate that by far the majority of 'females' were fake entries and it is not the data leak killing the company but the rampant fraud by company being exposed (so many rats caught by so much fake cheese). Who knows perhaps AC DC is hacking music.

Comment Re:No, obviously (Score 1) 249

Not really so funny. Yes, failed jock strap bully law enforcement types are really jealous of computer geeks and nerds and do hate them, this includes all those scammy ignorant politicians. So those laws were written to up scale what should be a misdemeanours as full felonies as an act of revenge for 'er' 'um' computer geeks and nerds being so, so much better at learning and doing it so easily. So you end up with greater penalties for DDOS some corporation temporarily than sticking a gun in some ones face face and threatening to kill them, Hell, if you out of control law enforcement sticking a gun in someone's face and threatening to kill them is approved policy.

Comment Simple Economic Sense (Score 4, Insightful) 29

With the huge negative impact imports have on an economy, it makes simple economic sense to avoid them where ever possible and to actively strive to promote local industry. Using free open source software makes sense. Creating government policy to make use of government university to administer, host and contribute to free open source software also makes sense. Ensuring that all business and people have equal access to government means ensuring no single corporation can dominate, control of suspend that access.

This especially in light of Windows 10 where M$ has made a huge grab for power over countries computer infrastructure, a ludicrously over the top grab for power, although it seems like they really do not realise how far they have stepped over the line. Imagine Windows 10 in your governments administrative offices, imagine windows 10 in your hospitals, imagine windows 10 in your children's school, always watching, always collecting data, logging keystrokes, recording conversations, accessing files. It almost seems like a subconscious act of corporate suicide.

Comment Doctor Biboulet certified it (Score 1) 427

The charlatan aforementioned certified it was oversensitiveness. Unfortunately the way the appeal works in this case , it was not a real tribunal but an instance where it was looked at the recourse of the woman to be declared handicapped. There is such a case no second expertise. So a doctor probably not even a psychologist or psychiatry, not aware of the research showing electrosensitivity is pure hypochondria, was bamboozled and certified her ill, so she get social allocation for 3 years. After that it get reevaluated. Sad but not surprising.

Comment Re:Veterans care (Score 1) 42

Anybody who ever served on active duty and handled classified information is just a bit hacked off at Her Majesty's cavalier attitude about, well, everything.

That's true, but comparing Hillary's sending and receiving emails that weren't marked as classified over a non-government server is absolutely NOTHING compared to Petraus' knowingly giving top secret information to someone with neither a need to know nor a security clearance. Remember Mata Hari? (I probably spelled that wrong)

Plus, his adultery is strictly against the USMJ code; people have gotten dishonorable discharges for that alone, and anyone else would have gotten time in Leavenworth for spilling secrets. Petraus got off not with a slap on the wrist, but a stern talking to.

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I use the Gnu Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) to design book covers. It's an excellent free open source program that has three weaknesses -- its menu structure is completely illogical (but can be gotten used to), I can't find a full spectrum palette, and its text handling is so poor as to be useless.

Comment Doubleclick serve malware (Score 3, Insightful) 233

Doubleclick isn't exactly your eastern europe shaddy site : http://www.theverge.com/2014/9...

You are probably not responsible and involved, and thank you for the informative post, I am sorry but your "we are vetting ad" in view of big network serving malware, sounds more like trying to stem the flow of the blood while pretending one is not wounded.

"The only real market solution is to whitelist a certain number of ad networks"
No the real only solution is to blacklist *all* ad network until they accept responsibility and utterly disable any scripting in their advertising, only serving sanitized text and sanitized image. And that is the minimum.

The goal of science is to build better mousetraps. The goal of nature is to build better mice.