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Comment: Re:Think of the children! (Score 1) 408

by gsslay (#48906363) Attached to: Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

Self appointed vigilantes are never a good thing, that's why you should be taking issue with this.

Because it's mob justice. Because it presumes guilt without a fair trial. Because each vigilante works to their own personal agenda, which may not exactly be what they claim to be and may not be what you agree with. Because vigilantes have nothing to show they know what they're doing. Because, well, what could possibly go wrong...

Comment: Re:parachutes? (Score 1) 130

by gsslay (#48831155) Attached to: Lost Beagle2 Probe Found 'Intact' On Mars

Never under-estimate the ability of a random poster to point out, after 2 minutes thought, things that so-called experts have jointly devoted hundreds of years of studying to, yet completely over-looked. Like they were total morons.

It's what makes internet forums the font of all human progress, and not ill-informed stupidity.

Comment: Re:Dear Prime Minister Cameron, (Score 5, Insightful) 329

Cameron's real problem is that he doesn't understand anything that doesn't have profit as a bottom line. And the greedy cronies that he's surrounded by (it would be a mistake to think them idiots) aren't interested in anything that doesn't have profit as a bottom line. It is, they believe, everything that makes reality work.

There is no obvious profit margin in other people's privacy. Therefore it has no value, and is a hindrance to where profit is to be made. So it must be removed.

Comment: Re:No (Score 4, Funny) 437

by gsslay (#48763329) Attached to: Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?

Yeah people! You've had two whole months to be doing that upgrade! What's taking you so long?

Anyone would think people had more important things to be doing than spending Christmas attending to their phone. All those poor androids out there running an OS literally 60 days out of date! It's enough to make you weep. I guess some folk just have no shame.

Comment: Re:Gawd I hated it! (Score 1) 237

by gsslay (#48665931) Attached to: The Slow Death of Voice Mail

"People north of 40 are schizophrenic about voice mail," says Michael Schrage.

I don't even know what the hell that means. Wikipedia defines Schizophrenia as "characterized by abnormal social behavior and failure to recognize what is real." Is he saying that people over 40 think voice mail is a voice in their head?

+ - How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans to Live 120 Years

Submitted by (3830033) writes "Bloomberg News reports that venture capitalist and paypal co-founder Peter Thiel has a plan to reach 120 years of age. His secret — taking human growth hormone (HGH) every day, a special Paleo diet, and a cure for cancer within ten years. "[HGH] helps maintain muscle mass, so you’re much less likely to get bone injuries, arthritis,” says Thiel. “There’s always a worry that it increases your cancer risk but — I’m hopeful that we’ll get cancer cured in the next decade.” Human growth hormone also known as somatotropin or somatropin, is a peptide hormone that stimulates growth, cell reproduction and regeneration in humans and other animals. Thiel says he also follows a Paleo diet, doesn’t eat sugar, drinks red wine and runs regularly. The Paleolithic diet, also popularly referred to as the caveman diet, Stone Age diet and hunter-gatherer diet, is a modern nutritional diet designed to emulate, insofar as possible using modern foods, the diet of wild plants and animals eaten by humans during the Paleolithic era. Thiel’s Founders Fund is also investing in a number of biotechnology companies to extend human lifespans, including Stem CentRx Inc., which uses stem cell technology for cancer therapy. With the 70 plus years remaining him and inspired by "Atlas Shrugged," Thiel also plans to launch a floating sovereign nation in international waters, freeing him and like-minded thinkers to live by libertarian ideals with no welfare, looser building codes, no minimum wage, and few restrictions on weapons."

+ - Amazon "Suppresses" book with too many hyphens

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Author Graeme Reynolds found his novel withdrawn from Amazon because of excessive use of hyphens. He received an email from Amazon about his werewolf novel, High Moor 2: Moonstruck, because a reader had complained that there were too many hyphens. “When they ran an automated spell check against the manuscript they found that over 100 words in the 90,000-word novel contained that dreaded little line,” he says. “This, apparently ‘significantly impacts the readability of your book’ and, as a result, ‘We have suppressed the book because of the combined impact to customers.’”"

Comment: Re:Most Unbiased Slashdot Gamergate Article (Score 1) 556

by gsslay (#48632297) Attached to: FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

But, but, but you don't understand! Gamers are having games that are no good forced on them through an evil conspiracy by game companies with journalists! They are having to spend hours trudging through dull games that are not fun! They are being blackmailed into spending thousands on in-game purchases, otherwise they won't reach level 100 and their lives will be worthless!

The number of basic human rights that are being violated here are beyond count! Why does no-one care??!!

Comment: Re:Until Sony caved, yes.... (Score 1) 589

by gsslay (#48624373) Attached to: Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

Another internet tough guy.

Look at it this way. Are you prepared to go see a mediocre movie, where there's a slight chance of the cinema being targeted for a terrorist attack (made greater because it is the only cinema showing it), just to prove a point? And if the worse happened, you (or your bereaved family) would in no way ever consider suing both cinema and Sony for negligence in showing it, when they knew there was a chance of this happening?

If you aren't prepared to do all the above, why should anyone else?

"Love your country but never trust its government." -- from a hand-painted road sign in central Pennsylvania