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Comment: Re:How cute (Score 1) 314

by johnhp (#36321810) Attached to: Embed a Video, Go To Jail?
This single specific call for boycott won't have any impact, but his voice is just another shout going up from an angry mob. Each yell gives the crowd more energy and more potential to eventually lash out in action.

By the way, your attempts to sound condescending with "how cute" and "little boycott" make you sound like the transvestite from Silence of the Lambs.

Comment: Re:Welcome to the real world, hippies (Score 1) 348

by johnhp (#35183370) Attached to: Why IP Laws Are Blocking Innovation
Do you consider marijuana to be more harmful than the legal drugs alcohol and tobacco, or is your problem with its users purely that they use it in violation of the law?
Do you consider those who use medical marijuana to have all the negative qualities you listed for marijuana users? Do you oppose the legalization of marijuana for recreational use?
I can somewhat understand your position if it's based *entirely* on universal respect for the rule of law, but if it's a prejudice against marijuana in general, I can only theorize that you were mistreated by hippy parents.

Comment: Re:So what would happen... (Score 1) 332

by johnhp (#35008166) Attached to: Does the Moon Have Military Value?
Since no one wanted to explain it to you too well, I'll go ahead. Basically, no, it's not a realistic threat. The problem with your idea is that the biggest explosion that humans could possibly make, or even expect to make in 100 years, wouldn't have a fraction of the power needed to blow apart the moon.

Think about the comet impact that killed the dinosaurs. It was an explosion with a power far beyond what humans cam make today. Even that amazing amount of energy was only enough to carve a wide but shallow divot on the crust of the earth.

Also, to answer your question of what could happen if the moon did explode, the answer is simple: all life all earth would perish in a fiery then frigid apocalypse. Even a glancing blow of the moon by a good sized comet could, as far as I know, rain down explosive hell on the entire planet.

Comment: Re:Some weasel of a tech is now shitting his pants (Score 1) 371

by johnhp (#34935976) Attached to: DSL Installation Fail
Yeah, the company has shit service and shit standards, and that's the union's fault instead of the company's.

Those damn Reds just won't stop until they've ruined everything! I suppose we should just send in some union busters to beat their organizers to death with clubs like the good old days!

Comment: Re:ID cards can be wonderful for privacy (Score 1) 200

by johnhp (#34886408) Attached to: Russia Moves To Universal ID Card
Different cards or businesses would only keep their keys to themselves for so long.

Eventually, you'd see a little EULA on a screen where clicking yes means they can share their key with a group of others businesses, to "serve you better". Eventually, some terrorist attack will occur and the government will decide that it should have a master key to track all spending in order to search for suspicious purchases. Eventually, the IRS will access all of your income and spending and property records and will be happy to "do you taxes for you!" and send you a bill. Eventually, the government will have complete control over all commerce and it will be a crime to act outside of the system. The GPS in your phone will sync up with the purchases you make and the text messages you send/receive and the government will have you perfectly indexed in a master database. Deviants will be found mathematically.

Technology has always been used by governments to enforce control. It has improved over time, stabilizing society but also establishing more complete tyranny. I believe we have almost reached the time where revolution will no longer be possible. The game of states and empires will be locked in, and the peasants will never again discharge the elite.

Comment: Re:Nearby, massive fish kill (Score 4, Interesting) 577

by johnhp (#34742030) Attached to: Thousands of Blackbirds Fall From Sky Dead
Also, in the same area, is the town that's had like 500 earthquakes in the past six months or something. A lot of people think that the hydraulic fracturing method of gas drilling caused the earthquakes. Maybe it also caused some gasses to vent. Not to mention the New Madrid Fault is in the area where they're doing that shit... they're probably going to kill me.

Comment: Re: (Score 1) 385

by johnhp (#34453272) Attached to: WikiLeaks Took Advice From Media Outlets
Questioning the information you present makes me a "narc". That's nonsense.

I'm still waiting on you to tell us what crime you committed at 17, and to explain why a government would spend hundreds of thousands of dollars harassing your for years simply because you submitted the same form three times.

By the way, a "narc" is short for narcotics agent. You can't even get your silly labels right. You seem to think I'm a G-Man or Spook (but I'm not, I'm actually a mid-western video game programmer)

A CONS is an object which cares. -- Bernie Greenberg.