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Comment: Re:This validates the US policy... (Score 4, Insightful) 731

by geekymachoman (#49344965) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident

What's up with people and these retarded knee-jerk reactions ? And you got even modded insightful. This was obviously premeditated. You don't think the guy would be capable of doing the same thing if a clueless flight attendant was there while pilot is taking a leak ? A guy capable of killing himself and 150 other people like this is perfectly capable of knocking the flight attendants lights out before locking the door, and if he really intended to crash the plane... he would indeed punch her/him out first.

Second thing... there's what.. 100k flights per day for the last 10 years ? That's like 360000000 flights. For one freak occurrence you should not introduce new laws and regulations and shit. That's exactly what happened on 9/11 .. knee jerk reactions which introduced dozens of new regulations and laws that basically did nothing but made life more difficult and annoying (security theater). And don't give me that crap how every life matters.. nobody cares really about strangers, ottherwise everybody would be in tears over starving children in Africa and some other places instead of stuffing themselves with pizzas, burgers and beer while reading slashdot and playing Call of Duty or whatever. This is just IN now.. plane crashes. So everybody is commenting about it, talking about it, and falsely emotional about it.

And finally, comment on your post title (This validates the US policy). -- The US has some of the stupidest policies ever. They are like everything else - fake.
On the surface (or on the paper) they look cool and effective, in real life they're just a shallow cover or a front for taking away your freedom and controlling your life.

I hope Europeans will actually think how they gonna deal with this instead of doing what Americans are doing. Perhaps incorporate emergency biometric scanner or something like that on the door that can override the "unlock" option ? There are dozens of better systems than .. "oh yeah, we can solve the problem by putting the flight attendant in while pilot is out"...


Comment: Re:America, the Police State. (Score 1) 140

by geekymachoman (#49272961) Attached to: How Police Fight To Keep Use of Stingrays Secret

You know who's to blame ? Common people (includes slashdot). When some of us were seeing this coming 10-15 years ago.. we were branded as lunatics. Now.... I'm so glad this is happening.
That's for being too blind(or more probable - dumb) to see it before it happened. And guess what ? It's gonna get worse. They gonna teach your kids through movies, music, mainstream media, *tube thingies to like living in a police state were no rights exist.. only (couple of) privileges.

Comment: Re:I like the ghost town. (Score 4, Informative) 146

by geekymachoman (#49164243) Attached to: Google+ Divided Into Photos and Streams, With New Boss

Tried filtering ? There's an option on facebook "I don't want to see this" or "Turn off notifications".
Most of the things people have on their feeds or whatever that "home page" on facebook is called is garbage anyway posted by people you barely know.

That way you gonna get relevant (to you) feed.

Nobody I know is using G+.. and everybody I know is using facebook, in all age groups - including my whole family(between age 7 to 66) that I like keeping in touch with. Many people abandoned all other styles of communication (emails, IMs) and just use facebook and fb messenger. Until Google get's all those people to use G+ .. I for one am not interested, because the point is to 'connect' with people and G+ don't have any.

So everybody can bitch about facebook as long as they want.. but the fact is, the whole damn world is using it - so it's obviously what people want. Google circles.. nobody was interested a year ago, and nobody is now.

Comment: leave people alone (Score 0) 187

by geekymachoman (#49144731) Attached to: Facebook Puts Users On Suicide Watch

This is just another attempt to control people. What's it gonna be in 50 years ? I'll have my TV call police and 5 days before it thinks I'm gonna commit suicide, based on my behavior in the last one month ? It's "we know what's good for you, not you.".

Fuck off all of you. I'm gonna live the way I want and I'm gonna die the way I want, and I don't need to facebook and to tell me anything. Come to think of it.. even people close to me. It's MY life.

These people seriously, just ruined technology for me. I hate it for good couple of years already and having less and less of it.

Comment: Re:Developing Story (Score 4, Insightful) 275

by geekymachoman (#48683669) Attached to: AirAsia Flight Goes Missing Between Indonesia and Singapore

Slashdot - News for nerds, stuff that matters.

So... airplane crashes and other huge international events is not what matters to a nerd ? To a nerd the only thing that matters is C, Linux, ASM and Stephen Hawking ? Talk about narrow mindedness.

Why is there one of you commenting every time airplane crashes ?

Comment: Re:Somebody mod this up (Score -1, Flamebait) 252

Maybe better that government is taking over corporations compared to corporations taking over the government ?

In any case.. "commoners" like you and me have no saying and are not important. Democracy, fascism.. same bullshit different name. Think what you will..

Comment: Re:This explains a lot (Score 1) 511

No wonder there's so much shitty software being thrown out. People are too stoned or drugged up to have any idea of what they're doing and as a result we get crap such as Windows 8 or the near-monthly Facebook "updates".

But hey, drugs are cool and in no way should the deaths of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Peaches Geldoff, Cory Monteith, Heath Ledger, Dee Dee Ramone and a whole slew of other folks who felt being high was so great that they didn't care if they killed themselves in the process.

Unfortunately we'll have to keep hearing about how poor [insert name] died, how they were a good person and blah, blah, blah.

Fuck that. You think drugs are cool and being high is the thing to do, go for it. Just don't expect the rest of us to give a shit when you're found face down in your home.

I don't give a shit when a person that I don't know died (includes celebrities). Nobody does, if they say otherwise.. they're lying.
If a person that I know die, I care no matter what the reason is. If you don't care when somebody you know dies cuz of drug abuse and you don't care only because of that, then you a def somebody I would never want to meet and know in life.

Comment: Re:Times have changed (Score 1) 195

by geekymachoman (#46704569) Attached to: Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America

Here in BKK where I live, millions upon millions of people are eating street food daily... and for 2 years already, from people I know... I never heard anybody dying or getting sick. What makes street food not healthy is sugar, MSG and other additives (but the amount of it pales in comparison to your big mac).

In fact.. when I compare westerner(usually those big mac eating ones) and locals(street food ones you talking about)... it sickens me. Overweight fake food eating Americans and Europeans walking around it's easier to jump over them then it is to go pass them. Do you think that's healthy ?

What makes McDonalds and other fast food chains and food in general, not healthy is like stated above.. number of additives/chemicals in it.

Basically... you shouldn't trust anything other than 100 % natural and naturally grown product. Why I know ? Because I grew up without electricity in a war torn country. The food that I had available was 100 % organic grown by me, my neighbors and people from villages around my village. When you cut the tomato in half, your whole house smells of it. That is a tomato.. the thing you eating now if you live in any modern city, is not a tomato no matter what you may think. It's devoid of 80 % of what tomato should be. How or why I don't know. Maybe it's GMO, maybe it's been frozen 20 times .. no idea. I just know I haven't seen a tomato looong time and I miss it. As well as cheese, not that sliced shit you buy in 7/11 or wherever .. wrapped in plastic.

For the record I eat fast food like McD too and sometimes I even drink coke.

Comment: Re:Great Interview, However Some Really Bad Advice (Score 1) 124

by geekymachoman (#46692451) Attached to: Interview: John McAfee Answers Your Questions

I was too. I vote for corruption. It's because whoever you give your money too (let's say speeding ticket .. so the money goes to gov) in a third world country (and others) it will end up for the most part being spent on criminal activity of some sort of the politicians in power.
They use it to pay a cartel to assassinate somebody or burn his property, get new cars, buy a land for their sons, etc. Other part goes to IMF and similar criminal organizations.. etc.

Corruption on a "traffic police level" is not a problem. Corruption of politicians (in reality, it's the mass public that allow this.. the rulling politicians are reflection of the people. I'm sorry.) is the problem. If you want to deal with a monster you cut his head off not his tail.

So you see my dear Jamaican friend... foreigners are not a problem. Jamaican people are. Same as Serbian/Bosnian in my case.
Foreigners didn't start that trend and they can't stop it. They can choose to "use it" or "not use it".

But you just carry on and blame it on foreigners and people that choose to use it. Whatever makes you feel better.

Comment: Bomb them. (Score 1) 102

by geekymachoman (#46562329) Attached to: Turkey Heightens Twitter Censorship with Mandated IP Blocking

I can't resist. Sorry. It's a 15 year anniversary for me. So don't mod me to harshly.

Bomb them. I thought you guys(American gov and their European puppet states) go bombing oppressive governments(bringing democracy).. or at LEAST sanction them into economical submission. Make couple of thousands die of hunger, bomb couple of bridges, a hospital.. a school all with depleted uranium.

Oh yeah... silly me.

Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.