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Comment: Re:and they want to have networked auto drive cars (Score 2, Funny) 324

by ground.zero.612 (#33312910) Attached to: Trojan-Infected Computer Linked To 2008 Spanair Crash

and they want to have networked auto drive cars some day as well.

I hope that the windows based car navigation and sound system is not hooked to the drive part at all or even better no windows at all.

I would find it very difficult to navigate in a car lacking windows.

Comment: Re:Question: (Score 1) 326

by ground.zero.612 (#33262566) Attached to: Larry Ellison Rips HP Board a New One

Oh, and another reason: if you make 1000 times what the average middle class worker makes, you're alright when you're let go. I could make it 6 months without dipping into retirement, probably. If you can get fired from your job and say "eh, I'll go out on my sailboat for awhile" it's a very different experience, I'd say, even if it were embarrassing.

I think you've made several mistakes in attempting to reason away your callousness. For starters, you seem to lack the comprehension that middle class income can't even afford the property tax on upper class homes; let alone other bills such as utilities, communications, and travel expenses. I know people that earn so much more than me, that they pay more in taxes than I actually earn. However, I don't pretend that these people can afford not to work (or lose their jobs).

Now, maybe you think everyone should be forced to live on middle class wages, and never acquire more than middle class homes, cars, lives. I'm sure glad I've had the opportunity to Baron Von Munchausen myself out of the swamp of poverty and earn enough success to pay for some luxuries.

Comment: Re:So... (Score 1) 168

by ground.zero.612 (#33208538) Attached to: SMS Trojan Steals From Android Owners

"Oh and why do you capitalize the 'middle east'? Is it a country now, worthy of promotion to a proper noun?"

Doesn't need to be a country. Region names are capitalized when they stand alone and are widely understood to designate a specific geographic (or geopolitical) area. e.g. Southern California, the Bay Area, the Middle East.

http://www.utexas.edu/visualguidelines/capitalization.html

Should have been modded +4 Whoosh

Comment: Re:So... (Score 1) 168

by ground.zero.612 (#33206716) Attached to: SMS Trojan Steals From Android Owners

If mercenaries can find work in the middle east, why can't we hire them to find and dispose of the people making withdrawals from the bank accounts of the "premium rate" numbers?

At a guess, either because you are not looking in the right places or because you are not offering enough money. What have you tried so far?

This just really seems like one of those problems that some good old fashioned violence would be great for solving/deterring.

Right. After all, it's working so well in the Middle East, and it's not like your "mercenaries" have a record of killing the wrong people or anything.

Wait, what? You answer a rhetorical question by telling me that the mercenaries are mine? And that you have a record of their kill statistics?

Oh and why do you capitalize the 'middle east'? Is it a country now, worthy of promotion to a proper noun?

If you could just open your mouth for a second, I'd like to introduce it to your foot. :)

Comment: So... (Score 1) 168

by ground.zero.612 (#33206242) Attached to: SMS Trojan Steals From Android Owners

If mercenaries can find work in the middle east, why can't we hire them to find and dispose of the people making withdrawals from the bank accounts of the "premium rate" numbers?

This just really seems like one of those problems that some good old fashioned violence would be great for solving/deterring.

Comment: Re:Decades of Govt Corruption Uncovered, News at 1 (Score 0, Troll) 571

by ground.zero.612 (#33205316) Attached to: Senate Approves the ______Act Of____

Vote the fuckers out.

Sorry to undo all my mods to this topic, but when I saw this blurb of naivety I had to respond.

Votes no longer work in the USA. Votes quit working when JFK was assassinated. From that very moment onward, bullets are worth more than ballots.

The monster's claws/roots now run too deep in the system to be dethroned by simply being out-voted. I've labeled my government officials as tyrants, IMHO, rightfully so. I've told my friends and family my new mantra: "Bullets > Ballots". I am biding my time until I and my fellow Americans can bring arms against the tyrants and fight the GOOD fight.

Comment: Re:Question: (Score 1) 326

by ground.zero.612 (#33204630) Attached to: Larry Ellison Rips HP Board a New One

Oh I'm very jealous. I'd like to know what to put in my contracts so that I get a bonus when I resign.

I do agree with the parent's original premise that no one should be treated as a criminal until proven guilty of a crime. Its just really hard to feel sorry for someone who makes more than I will in my working career just for quitting his job.

This isn't exactly the same as the manager that had his reputation ruined because of planted kiddie porn, but it is in the same vein.

I think you are misled in thinking that he received a bonus for his resignation. Either that, or you believe that the contracts that established ownership of his stock options should, for whatever your reasoning, be null and void.

I am getting a sense of entitlement coming from you. In the form of jealously and resentment towards those who find more success than yourself. The reason you find it hard to empathize with your fellow man is that you feel entitled to his successes. Not only have you made that clear, but you've also managed to place yourself on a pedestal above Hurd such that you can explain away your statements as taking the Moral Highground.

Comment: Re:Question: (Score 1) 326

by ground.zero.612 (#33204248) Attached to: Larry Ellison Rips HP Board a New One

However I find it VERY hard to feel bad for someone that makes over 1000 times what the average middle class salaried worker makes.

Why? Are you a bigot toward people with better advantage in life than yourself? Perhaps you are jealous? Why does ones monetary worth make on iota of difference in your ability to empathize; feel human compassion? He is no Bernie Madoff or Tom Petters...

Thufir's a Harkonnen now.

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