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Comment: Politicians want to know who... (Score 1) 240

by Karmashock (#47578469) Attached to: UK Government Report Recommends Ending Online Anonymity

... is saying mean things about them.

We've seen a good deal of this in the US with establishment politicians... no names mentioned because their allies will reflexively defend them. They get criticized and the politicians have no one they can strike back at... which for much of the establishment is their default response to attack. They either ignore it or undermine/put pressure upon the people that did it.

The recent abuses of federal bureaucracy to attack political rivals should highlight the danger of giving politicians this sort of access. They could for example trigger punitive tax audits or start burdening political enemies with hostile regulations.

This is not new. Politicians have done this sort of thing for at least a hundred years in the US alone.

The anonymity takes away their ability to hurt the people criticizing them which increases the likelihood that they'll be forced to simply respond to the criticism directly.

Comment: Re:Bad summary of two separate issues (Score 1) 174

No one will, because it's none of the government's business.

Like robbery and murder are "none of the government's business"? Uh huh.

Oh, wait; you're an authoritarian,

Lacking fundamental defects in your understanding of the Constitution and law doesn't make you "authoritarian."

you will happily sacrifice the constitution and people's liberties in the name of safety


and appealing to fallible authority figures to 'prove' that you're objectively correct.

That darned Constitution and the Constituional offices it created. Who does that "Supreme Court" think it is? Just becuase the Constitution created it ....

After all, if your whimsical and defective view of the Constitution isn't authoritative, what good is it?

Comment: Re:Bad summary of two separate issues (Score 1) 174

I don't remember a lot of planes getting hijacked in the US before the TSA showed up.

Either you don't know the history of hijackings or your memory is defective. Hijackings were a problem that resulted in increased security decades ago.

But the TSA has gotten real good at the "take our freedoms" part.

LOL. No.

+ - Programmers: Why Haven't You Joined The ACM?-> 1

Submitted by jfruh
jfruh (300774) writes "The Association for Computing Machinery is a storied professional group for computer programmers, but its membership hasn't grown in recent years to keep pace with the industry. Vint Cerf, who recently concluded his term as ACM president, asked developers what was keeping them from signing up. Their answers: paywalled content, lack of information relevant to non-academics, and code that wasn't freely available."
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Comment: Re:If true. If. (Score 1) 174

Likewise, the militarization of domestic police forces and their gradual shift from a community law enforcement role to more resemble a national occupation force complete with armored vehicles and heavy crew-served weapons.

A SWAT team per city / county, a few of which might have a light armored vehicle, is an "occupation" army?

You don't suppose you might be overstating things a bit, do you??

Comment: Re:Not hanging out at the Klan Lobotomy Clinic? (Score 1) 511

I thought you had started keeping your company to those too stupid and racist

And there you are. see that your eliminationist propaganda falls apart at the merest scrutiny.

What do you mean? Hamas prints its charter on good paper and still intends to destroy Israel.

Hey, racist fool, you're responding to a post that debunked the propaganda point you're trying to use.

Not so much "debunked" as tried to distract and confuse what the facts actually are.

Not only were those rockets not fired by Hamas, but Hamas were the ones who arrested [] those who did.

Did you have the roster of who fired them? I doubt it. The only reason that hamas would arrest anyone attacking Israel isn't because they disagree with act itself, but the timing, or the competition.

Hey, racist fool, does that mean that Tel Aviv should be leveled in the same way as Gaza, because of murders committed by squatters in the West Bank, Jerusalem, and everywhere by the IDF? As the occupying power, Israel would be responsible.

That would be disproportionate, committing a major war crime as revenge for simple murder. And Gaza isn't being "leveled."

Hey, racist fool, by your own reasoning any violence against Jews in the Middle East doesn't count,

That certainly seems to be your usual line - Jews don't count, killing Jews doesn't count.

Which racist, genocidal flag flies over you house, cold fjord?

A paper towel emblazoned in script: Uberbah. And it isn't so much "over" the house as in the alley, in a large object shaped like a can. It will probably be gone by 6:30 AM tomorrow, or if not, someday, as it heads to the ash heap of history.

Comment: im happy google took this on (Score 4, Insightful) 45

by ganjadude (#47571531) Attached to: Google, Linaro Develop Custom Android Edition For Project Ara
Was watching this from the time it was just a theory and renderings and I love the idea, why dish out hundreds for an entire new phone when all you want is more storage? Or a better camera? I would love to upgrade individual parts a la desktop computers, and it has a real shot of becoming a reality with backing by any of the big guys

Comment: Re:Fatsos (Score 1) 87

by ganjadude (#47571517) Attached to: Student Uses Oculus Rift and Kinect To Create Body Swap Illusion
Every person is different, not everyone cares if.they have a few pounds on, other people care are fashon, while.others dont give a flying fuck. Generally people who had a "problem" and fixed it do one of two things, move on with their lives, or become so obsessed with the fact that they beat their "problem" that they spend their entire lives telling wrong they are

Comment: Re:Fatsos (Score 2) 87

by ganjadude (#47571375) Attached to: Student Uses Oculus Rift and Kinect To Create Body Swap Illusion
You sound like an ex smoker who never shuts up about how bad smoking is... here is a clue, we are happy you didnt something to better yourself, but shut the fuck up, and stop acting like a smug prick just because you bettered yourself and think anyone else who doesnt is a lazy sack of shit

"Wish not to seem, but to be, the best." -- Aeschylus