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Comment: Re:Don't worry guys... (Score 1) 865

by gl4ss (#48598689) Attached to: Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

if the general plan to free "yourself from slavery" from the book is to pretty much utilize the same dogma as Ur Quan, then yeah, it sort of makes you a warlord if the preferred plan to deal with other tribes is to conquer them, kill them and put in slavery. actually the plan is even worse than the green ur quans plan of action, because according to the books(tm) you're not supposed to offer them the possibility of being a vassal/slave state.

Islam, as it spread wide originally, had provisions for slave tribes(who need pay tribute), turning the conquered into Islam(assimilating them) and such - you know, basic empire building provisions in the general plan. Judaism does not. this might explain why the other spread regionally fast and the other did not.

besides, historically speaking, who were they slaves to? I thought there was no evidence of them actually being in egypt to build the pyramids like claimed? and parting the seas and whatever.

so both Islam and Judaism are pretty much warlord religions.

anyhow, you should note that all religions can be used as tools for conquering, through terrorizing, war etc. even budhism. many of the budhist nations are strangely patriotic and militaristic and proud of their military prowess(even if it is mostly made up).

Comment: Re:Not really missing vinyl (Score 1) 431

by gl4ss (#48598515) Attached to: Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

it's the sort of mistake people who see a picture of how a dac works in _principle_ make.

like the stairs. but in reality, the output smooths out of course. making a dac that did really, really hard transitions between the "stairs" would be harder to make!

though I think it's just a joke, with audiology and all. or maybe it was a mail order certificate from the top end hifi university.

Comment: Re:PRIVATE encryption of everything just became... (Score 1) 378

they were providing emotional support to the targeted reb... Terrorist, so they were Enemy Combatants.

what the drone strike system is in reality is a system for Jemen etc governments to order strikes on their dissidents - and USA gets the blame.

really, they're not strikes against people who would pose a threat to anyone in USA, but who are against the central, often dictatorial tribe politics engulfed government in said countries they happen in.

really, there's not any sort of attempts even to do ground apprehension and to bring into trial or do thorough investigation and the intel is based on what the locals say - so what they have in effect created is a system of ordering hits for rival mafia(tribe in local lingo) gangs.

said countries aren't even in state of war, so just double tapping people with missiles is pretty weird for any outsider and not doing anything to help anyone

Comment: Re:These are the men we want to memorialize? (Score 2) 171

by gl4ss (#48579607) Attached to: Julian Assange Trying To Raise Nearly $200k For a Statue of Himself

well yeah, since nowadays if you out that one government branch is lying to another, then you're a traitor if you out that information.

which seems kind of fucked up - get your fucking agencies in a leash, you're bleeding money to fuckups who ruin your reputation and provide you with no service whatsoever.

Comment: Re:How crazy (Score 1) 135

by gl4ss (#48578977) Attached to: Bank Security Software EULA Allows Spying On Users

that they try to find infection on their own computers/honey pot or whatever? do you propose that they decide if the suspicious file hasn't gone and encrypted itself inside your family photos without them downloading them just for kicks? or into your big businesses yearly finance report, that the random tech guy over at rapport can take a glance at without oversight?

Comment: Re:Is SONY breaking the law with this "defense"? (Score 1) 185

by gl4ss (#48578941) Attached to: Sony Reportedly Is Using Cyber-Attacks To Keep Leaked Files From Spreading

breaking the law? yes, if it is sony behind the attack then they are. there's not really much discussion to be had about the subject if you any grasp of the usual laws.

but if it is happening from an asian country to another asian country, probably nothing will come out of it. maybe someone needs bribed but that's about it.

and right to bear arms applying to executing a cyber attack? that's like saying that right to bear arms should be interpreted as the right to form a lynch mob, WHICH IT IS NOT. this is not even a "stand your ground" situation - and applying that would be equally silly since that law applies to individual persons in some states.

Comment: Re:Good luck with that (Score 1) 100

by gl4ss (#48570811) Attached to: Australia Pushes Ahead With Website Blocking In Piracy Fight

they don't want other countries to get it before through internet because they want to sell the show to the TELEVISION NETWORKS of the other countries. that's why they can't sell them online to anyone who wants to buy them.

not to the viewers. but to the television networks - and they make those networks bid stupid amounts of money for the shows. they don't want to piss them (murdoc in case of australia?) off because of this lump sum money exchange program they got going on, with this lump sum money exchange program they also get to sell the shows in packages so they need to buy the shitty shows too to get the good shows.

of course, the solution that the viewers do is fairly simple, they just copy it.

Comment: Re:I'll wager it doesn't actually matter (Score 1) 190

by gl4ss (#48570447) Attached to: Fraud Bots Cost Advertisers $6 Billion

number of reasons.

for example, you're an advertising agency. your campaign payout is tied to the number of rise in traffic. so you buy extra traffic. or maybe you buy it to get extension of the contract. once your campaign stops, you stop the extra traffic. then you have black and white data about your campaign being effective.

Comment: Re:This might alienate anti-ISI* Muslims. (Score 1) 225

by gl4ss (#48570359) Attached to: US Navy Authorizes Use of Laser In Combat

it doesn't blind in the general direction of the target...
besides, the blinding is accidental by product.

also, it's not "fire". just like bombs are not "fire" and using a fire to make swords is not "making war with fire". So I think they only mean some shit like a forest fire. they don't have any forests anymore soo..

"You don't go out and kick a mad dog. If you have a mad dog with rabies, you take a gun and shoot him." -- Pat Robertson, TV Evangelist, about Muammar Kadhafy