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Comment: I turned off the ads on utorrent (Score 1) 699

by gijoel (#48550485) Attached to: French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus
I turned off the ads on utorrent after a particularly salacious ad featured a lingerie clad derrière of a young woman squatting over a golden egg. It literally looked like she had just shat a golden egg. Not an image I want when I'm downloading Gravity Falls.

And then there's the stupid video, and voice ads that pop up, and takes me forever to figure out how to turn off. I'm sick of having cocks, and boobs waved in my face when all I want to do is look at a comic. Thank Dawkins I don't have any kids. I don't know how I'd explain that egg ad to them.

Comment: I'm sick of this shit. (Score 2, Insightful) 495

by gijoel (#48266297) Attached to: Imagining the Future History of Climate Change
Seriously, I'm sick of scientist being blamed for crap. Especially when they've been warning about global warming from> the 1970s and there's been consensus since the eighties.

You want someone to blame? Blame the fossil fuel special interests groups that taken up, and refined the tactics of big tobacco. Blame the billionaires that fund conspiracy theorists, and wack-a-doodle that muddies the debate. Blame the hair brain bloggers that have made a living out character assassination, and hysterical invective against the scientist that are trying to communicate their findings to the public.

These are the arseholes you should blame. Not the scientists.

Comment: Satire is not trolling (Score 4, Insightful) 457

by gijoel (#47678087) Attached to: Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases
The role of satire is to comfort the afflicted by afflicting the comfortable, or so Doonesbury said. Trolling does not do that. It is either cheap attention grabbing for shit and giggles, or more often, an attempt to intimidate a certain group of people into leaving the Internet.

If you disagree then explain to me the subtle social commentary of posting photoshopped pictures of Robin Williams' body to his daughter. Or bombarding a feminist website with gore, and rape porn.

The majority of trolling these days is about bullying people of opposing viewpoints into submission. They only seek their victims' attention in order to affect that.

Comment: Re:Buggy whips (Score 4, Insightful) 417

by gijoel (#46956727) Attached to: London Black Cabs Threaten Chaos To Stop Uber
Dude, considering the number of times GPS units send people driving into the ocean, or down a train tunnel, I think it's going to be a while before robotic cars are going to be safer than humans.

I really don't see how Uber are going to be protecting customers. Do they require background/criminal/driving history checks on their drivers? Do they require require vehicle inspections to determine how safe your car is? There a plethora of other requirements that I can't think of that I know have been address on other threads.

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