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Comment: Re: What did you expect? (Score 1) 197

by ikhider (#48942079) Attached to: Google Handed To FBI 3 Wikileaks Staffers' Emails, Digital Data
Part A, so basically what you are saying is that you are not for democracy, but all for corporatocracy. Part B, Read this book: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I... Google knows full well that their systems are being used to kill off men, women, and children without due process. I will not support a company that knowingly assists crimes against humanity.

Comment: Re: What did you expect? (Score 1) 197

by ikhider (#48926487) Attached to: Google Handed To FBI 3 Wikileaks Staffers' Emails, Digital Data
1) Campaign financing reform. There MUST be a campaign contribution limit. The current system stymies democracy. A corporation should not have more power than a citizen. Once you have (reasonable--the kind an average person can afford) caps, things will start getting fair. 2) Drones. Sure, if your family is targetted (and some killed) by these very drones and you STILL hold that position, then I will side with you.

Comment: Re: What did you expect? (Score 1) 197

by ikhider (#48911551) Attached to: Google Handed To FBI 3 Wikileaks Staffers' Emails, Digital Data
In the US of A, it is 'pay to play' in government matters. Google out donated the military-industrialites for campaign financing. Google also provides computer infrastructure to the US military. Just because Microsoft plays too, does not make Google less culpable. The two sides (Google and Gov't) are in deep, 'synchronicity'.Just like the Bush, Cheney, Rice oil exec junta--Google is moving in as being part of that dark influence. Just like Microsoft, Google helps drones kill. Google may do some good things, but the bad cannot be ignored. We need not support Google, rather let us look to alternatives. I am not against government, but their policies need a deep re-examination and the people need to hold them accountable for their actions.

Comment: Cheaper to re-examine foreign policy (Score 2) 392

The UK, among other European states have a long history of colonialism. The US of A has also developed a strong taste for colonialism and mass resource theft. Were these states to disengage the act of "bringing democracy" to other places via drones, aircraft carriers, warplanes, tanks and troops, and instead send teachers, doctors, and engineers then we would not be in the mess we are now. We have hundreds of years of colonialism to show us why it does not work very well. Had the states spent the vast war budget on sustainable energy research, we would not be on the "oil drip" and melting the icecaps and searing lungs. Moreover, a lot of these 'ethnics' that certain European states object to would stay in their own lands as opposed to emigrate en masse to flee war and poverty. Work out why there is this so-called terrorism and generally there is some long, bitter history of colonialist misadventures behind it that made a minority elite wealthy. If you clip the trouble at its source rather than stifle its symptoms, you would be more successful.

Comment: THX 1138, anyone? (Score 1) 420

by ikhider (#48888537) Attached to: Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts
C'mon, George Lucas is not that bad. THX 1138 is a very good movie, one of the best in sci-fi. I want more of that flavor. (Now that I think of it, THX 1138 looks like what would happen if Apple took over the world, everything is so darn white and shiny). While Star Wars has its moments, I do not think it measures up to THX1138. Lucas has to dig deep and find that story teller who informs us of what we really don't want to know about ourselves. Bring it George! You have money and clout! Now you can make good films! Let Disney have the Star Crap stuff. Now go make something awesome and blow us away! I want to believe! 'For more enjoyment, direct good movies...and have a nice day...'

Comment: Only if it is Prism edition (Score 1) 570

by ikhider (#48870063) Attached to: Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade
Well, Microsoft fell behind Google as the foremost support to the likes of the NSA, US military and so on. Windows 8 helps, because you need to log in with your hotmail account so you can be tracked better. While you can opt out of tracking, it is made to be difficult to do so. Most users will just go the easy route. Tracking Windows 7 users is not as easy as 8. However, if you have Windows 10, then you get all the 7. 8, and 8.1 users on board and tracking will be so much easier!

Comment: Team Effort (Score 2) 98

by ikhider (#48842505) Attached to: Silicon Valley Security Experts Give 'Blackhat' a Thumbs-Up; Do You?
Generally, cracking (as opposed to hacking, which is a positive thing wherein one is clever with technology) is a team effort. I am skeptical of the notion of a "super cop", "super detective", "super computer cracker", "super soldier" or "super whatever". At some point, these super people need to sleep, urinate, defacate, eat, and so on. No one can stay on top of everything at all times. On top of that, no one acquires skill/knowledge in a vacuum, you need a community. Particularly when you are talking about specialized knowledge. So the idea of one person taking on an agressive collective is unrealistic. There has to be a lot of backing, both on the physical and tecnology sides with the same leves of exposure to danger. This provides a challenge to story telling in a film content because it is harder to have a character to relate to when you portray a group. However, if you want to depect these kinds of things in a realistic way, you need to highlight the importance of a team, a community, and a supportive environment. If you bring up any "cracker", you also need to bring her/his community into the picture. I saw the trailers, and it reminded me of Steven Segal/Van Damme film trailers--only the latter do it better. I would sooner believe JCVD as a super cracker than this thespian.

Comment: No, it is not Islam, but the old Algerian problem (Score 4, Informative) 311

by ikhider (#48788539) Attached to: Google Fund To Pay For 1 Million Copies of Charlie Hebdo
Insulting the prophet does not carry the death sentence as during his life he was insulted, and worse. These attackers had Islamic precedent to draw from and had they looked it up, would not use the cartoons as justification. I submit to you that there is another reason behind this: http://www.independent.co.uk/v... There is no justification for the murders, but we can grasp to understand the underlying issues.

Comment: Go after them is you must, but... (Score 1) 509

by ikhider (#48782307) Attached to: Anonymous Declares War Over Charlie Hebdo Attack
When picking battles, it usually helps to know context of why things occur the way they do. The Charlie Hebdo attack did not come out of the ether, there is a long historical narrative behind it. This article will help. As usual, these things have less to do with religion and more to do with exercises in power and oppression. http://www.independent.co.uk/v...

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