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NicknamesAreStupid (1040118) writes "As Whoever57 pointed out, there are some who will still get support for Microsoft Windows XP — the 'haves'. However, most will be the 'have nots'. Anytime you have such market imbalance, there is opportunity. Since Microsoft clearly intends to create a disparity, there will certainly be those who defy it. What will Microsoft do to prevent bootleg patches of XP from being sold to the unwashed masses? How will they stop China from supporting 100 million bootleg XP users? And how easily will it be to crack Microsoft's controls?

How big will the Windows XP patch market be?"

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Comment: Re:what the fuck? (Score 1) 454

by magical liopleurodon (#44728533) Attached to: Syria: a Defining Moment For Chemical Weapons?

Should I be watching the BBC or PBS?

We're left with trying to news from multiple sources and trying to piece together the truth. Yes, Russia Today is a propaganda outfit. Do they do propagandize any more than Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN? The BBC? PBS?

I guess the question then is did Turkish police really find 2kg of sarin gas and arrest the Syrian rebels who were transporting it?
We may never really know the truth on that. English-language sources:

Spanish media did pick it up, so if you can read Spanish -
Apparently Fox News also reports on this stuff, but only in Spanish:

Comment: Re:So is this because... (Score 5, Insightful) 186

by magical liopleurodon (#44706701) Attached to: Tor Usage More Than Doubles In August

I'm a US citizen that has lost patience with the American people. Anonymous Coward is exactly right. Where were the riots over this? The outrage just wasn't there. But then there are riots all over the U.S. over the Trayvon Martin verdict. Stupidest fucking thing I've ever seen. And the media trying to make this a white vs black thing, even though George Zimmerman is hispanic. Zimmerman should probably go in the witness protection program and change his identity......and there you have it right there. The U.S. government really *is* a reflection of the American people. The American people do not respect rights and due process. So neither does the government. The American people are uninformed on The Constitution, so, like the American people, the government ignores it too.

What do I want to see from the people of the United States? idk, it seems like a lost cause. How many are even aware of the NSA spying? Do they care? They probably care more about Miley Cyrus 'twerking'.

A minority of Americans have woken up (Libertarians/Ron Paul crowd -- which is growing). Will it be enough to change the direction of the country? I hope so. Julian Assange is right about libertarianism being America's last hope.

Comment: Re:The poem was already a perversion of the idea.. (Score 1) 160

by magical liopleurodon (#44164021) Attached to: Remixes the Statue of Liberty Greeting

Why did the people who wrote our constitution include a clause granting citizenship to those who are born here?

Maybe because they wrote it more than two and quarter centuries ago when it wasn't so easy for people to migrate. Anyone who thinks America should adhere only to the original wording of the declaration and the original constitution is an idiot. Basing society which has experienced 237 years of social change on an equally old document is ludicrous.

that's bullshit. if you want to change the constitution, there's a process for that, it's called amending it. any other law wouldn't magically change meaning because a period of time has passed. i don't see why the constitution should be any different.

Comment: Re:Dangerous precedent (Score 2) 175

The US, UK and now many other common law countries actually do claim universal jurisdiction for a few select laws, most notably extraterritorial child sex tourism laws. You can murder someone in another country and you have to be prosecuted there, you can't be extradited home to be tried somewhere you didn't commit the crime. But so much as touch a child's genitals and you can be tried there *or* extradited home to face a court under extraterritorial laws, whatever the officials feel like doing on both sides.

Another example of U.S. extraterritorial laws deals with Cuban cigars. If you're an american, you can't smoke a Cuban, even in another country. The penalties for an individual -- you can get fined up to $250k and spend 10 years in prison.

When someone says "I want a programming language in which I need only say what I wish done," give him a lollipop.