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Comment: Re:DOCUMENTS? (Score -1) 250

by mozumder (#48607103) Attached to: Sony Demands Press Destroy Leaked Documents

The idiots at TechDirt have no idea what they're talking about. None of that is illegal. They're talking about campaign contributions (which they have a legal right to do) or buying legal services from their client to support the Attorney General's cases. They're not saying "Let's pay bribe money to the Attorney Generals hurrrr-durrr".

These companies are very wary of what's legal and what's not, and they tread carefully.

Meanwhile, Sony, as a private entity, has every right to interact with government officials privately, perhaps with legal support for their pet causes. Just because they're interacting with government officials doesn't mean it should be public. Your social security # comes from interaction with government, do you want that public too? How about your tax returns?

Sorry, but if you want privacy rights, and if you're against the NSA, you better make sure that EVERYONE gets their privacy rights, including people you don't like.

Privacy rights isn't just for nice people.

Comment: Re: First amendment? (Score -1) 250

by mozumder (#48606451) Attached to: Sony Demands Press Destroy Leaked Documents

What about the 'wrong' things that Sony has done that the documents show?

So what? Who cares? None of those are actually illegal (the VFX salary wasn't a "collusion", but based on an industry survey), and had no public interests. The public doesn't have the right to know these things. They were all legitimate private discussions that any private entity has the right to have. Some of these discussions are with government officials, but you are allowed to have private interactions with government. (Your SS# comes from government, should that be published? How about your tax returns?)

Privacy rights aren't only for nice people.

If you want privacy rights, and if you're against the NSA, you better make sure that mean people also get their privacy rights, too. Honestly, this is worse than the NSA, because the NSA only keeps their data to themselves, whereas these hackers publish the data for everyone to see. This will only encourage more hackers to violate people's privacy, and anyone defending these guys are saying they don't believe people should be allowed privacy rights, which is horrible.

Be vigilant about privacy rights. Don't be lazy about it.

Comment: Re:Good. (Score -1) 190

by mozumder (#48569711) Attached to: Fraud Bots Cost Advertisers $6 Billion

I don't want the money, I just want to make sure Madison Ave doesn't have it either.

This isn't a Madison Ave. problem. Those guys really only deal with measured and demographically aligned CPM, usually on major media outlets. It involves taking clients out to dinner to close on 7-figure deals.

This is a problem for random midwest mom-n-pop businesses with no marketing department trying to use a cheap new advertising tech startup's website widget.

Comment: Please don't try to make your girl a boy (Score -1) 584

by mozumder (#48520229) Attached to: Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science?

Boys and girls are different physically. This defines everything about them. You can't have them equal because of that. Society conditions girls to give birth to and raise kids. Everything derives from that little fact.

You can get your daughter interested in science and engineering and all, but it's not going to change the fact that men are going to judge her by her appearance foremost and her ability to raise a kid. (equivalent to how men are judged by their wealth and power status)

Do you really want your daughter unprepared for a society that has different values for women than what you would like them to be valued for?

Comment: Re:Can Iowa handle a circus that large? (Score -1) 433

by mozumder (#48469927) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

Alaska Barbie wasn't "extremely bright". She had the IQ of a rock. You know this already. The rule to determine if someone is smart is if they did something that you could say was genius.And you can't name a single thing she did that anyone has ever called genius.

So please don't look up to her.

Look up to us liberal elite statists instead. We are the ones that actually control you while allowing you to think you have "freedom" (lol). After all, we were able to get you to pay for someone else's health care.

Comment: Django won the web, Node trying to win apps (Score 1, Insightful) 291

by mozumder (#48467693) Attached to: Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

It's ORM is much better than anything in Node, which is why so many content/e-commerce sites are using it.

Node is only good for apps, which is a much smaller market than content & e-commerce sites. But Node really doesn't have a chance against native apps, especially when its competing against something like Swift on iOS.

Comment: Re:In a Self-Driving Future--- (Score -1) 454

by mozumder (#48446087) Attached to: In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

Vehicles and the "free" (as in freedom to move around)

And nobody cares about "freedom". They only care what they do with their freedom. If people can achieve your same goals with some other system, they'll be just as happy with that, and they don't complain.

The only reason people like cars is because they don't have any other option. The automotive industry made sure of that, by preventing any transportation choice.

Comment: Re:In a Self-Driving Future--- (Score -1) 454

by mozumder (#48446075) Attached to: In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

not sure where the downside is.

Actually having to drive, like a manual laborer, is the downside of cars.

Driving is such an economic drain, since it takes up person's time. That in itself is most costly aspect of owning a car, the fact that you pay for it with your time. You can't sleep, you can't read a book, you can't work on a computer, because you have to drive.

Driving is really only for the poors. In fact, in many countries, driving is left to the servants. India's middle class never drives their own cars, they have their servants drive them around for them.

Comment: Long-term health effects (Score 0) 236

by mozumder (#48432299) Attached to: Russia May Be Planning National Space Station To Replace ISS

You're not going to be able to do what you want without long-term studies on biology in space.

There's still a lot of long-term biological effects on humans and all animals/plants to be understood. This includes everything from zero-G effects on the body to psychological issues to comfort/oxygen/logistics/food-supply issues, etc..

This should eventually lead to long-term space exploration capabilities - mars travel, etc..

The Shuttle only stayed up for a couple of weeks at a time.

Comment: Re:Cost per wafer? (Score 0) 91

by mozumder (#48374371) Attached to: Intel Claims Chip Suppliers Will Flock To Its Mobile Tech

Intel are a process node ahead of the competition so presumably they can fit more transistors on a given wafer,

that's actually under dispute.

A 16nm Intel part can be just as big as a 20nm TSMC part. It all depends on the device structures, and what's being measured as "16nm" and "20nm". Different vendors use different standards now - a transistor today isn't the same as a transistor from 20 years ago. So, this number doesn't necessarily indicate exact technological capability.

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