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Comment: Re:Wishful Thinking (Score 1) 58

by houghi (#49789733) Attached to: The Marshall Islands, Nuclear Testing, and the NPT

We also have a situation where even if the countries are saying they got rid of them, we would not trust those governements to tell the truth.

And even then some other will assume that even thpugh they say they are not there and investigations show they are not there, somebody will assume they are there.

And for now it might be a safer place. We only have 50 years of history to look at and that means not a lot. Wars are done more economically at the moment. Invading the USA or Russia or China is not detereed by the fright of an Atomic war, but because there would be nothing to gain.

Imagine Russia invaded China (or whatever countries) what would they gain that they not already could get by economics?

The people who are able to start a war are not interested in wathever wealth you think your country has. They already have it.

So that leaves the lunatics. They would also not be detered by the prospect of being anilated.

Do we live in a more peacefull period? Yes. Is this due to Atomic weapons? No. I believe this is just a shorter period that will end at some time. I just hope that the short period is a few hundred years.

Comment: Banksy On Advertising (Score 5, Interesting) 304

by houghi (#49786143) Attached to: Adblock Plus Victorious Again In Court

âoePeople are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from the buses that imply youâ(TM)re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you.

You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity.

Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. Itâ(TM)s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.

You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially donâ(TM)t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, donâ(TM)t even start asking for theirs."

â" Banksy

Comment: Re:The patent trolls need to win (Score 1) 77

by houghi (#49781221) Attached to: Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Patent Troll

This will work if the situation we are in is the worst situation. I am sure that it still can get worse.
One thing that could happen is that you ar eforced to verify that you are not offending any patent for anything that you produce.

Don't assume that a change in law will mean an improvement.

Comment: Delete history and cookies (Score 5, Interesting) 529

by houghi (#49750497) Attached to: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

I delete all history and cookies and cache each time I log out. Although I like the technical aspect of tracing me and showing advertisement, as a consumer and user I detest it.

I detest it more than I like it. Or like Banksy says:
People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply youâ(TM)re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you.

You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity.

Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. Itâ(TM)s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.

You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially donâ(TM)t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, donâ(TM)t even start asking for theirs.

Good day to avoid cops. Crawl to work.

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