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Comment: Re:Don't plead guilty (Score 1) 188

by murdocj (#49057535) Attached to: MegaUpload Programmer Pleads Guilty, Gets a Year In Prison

Well, head off to some socialist paradise and see how that works for you. Try opposing the government in China. In Russia. In India. In African countries. Of course, you can oppose the government in places like Israel, but mentioning that is certainly not politically "correct". Sorry to inject reality here... lets go back to programming as usual.

Comment: Re:Don't plead guilty (Score -1, Troll) 188

by murdocj (#49052599) Attached to: MegaUpload Programmer Pleads Guilty, Gets a Year In Prison

And this comment is exactly the sort of dump, uninformed slashthink opinion that pisses me off. Wait till you are in the Soviet Union, o, sorry, Russia, and ACTUALLY in the gulag, and then complain. Guess what happens when you assert your "rights" in 99% of the countries on earth outside of the USA.

Comment: Re: hey, no fairsies! (Score 2) 208

by murdocj (#48864131) Attached to: US Army Wants Weapon To Destroy Drone Swarms

Ah yes, the old "the USA is responsible for despots everywhere" argument. I'm curious... please cite the country that has this spotless record on human rights, and has altruistically advanced such rights everywhere, regardless of their own interest? Obviously any country in Europe, Russia, China, Japan, etc are out. So I'm waiting with bated breath for this shining example to the world.

In fact, please cite ANY country throughout history that has had the kind of international power the USA has had and has been as civil and restrained as the USA has been. You're going to struggle with that one.

Comment: Re:Too bad! (Score 1) 141

by murdocj (#48851051) Attached to: Iran Forced To Cancel Its Space Program

Look at North Korea. They've proven that the main value of having a nuclear weapon isn't launching an actual attack. It's having the card to get admitted to the big boys club. Iran wants the same thing. With the added advantage that Iran's threat is more realistic, given the sabre rattling towards Israel. After all, destroying Israel would probably only take 3 or 4 nuclear bombs, so it's a much more realistic scenario.

Comment: Re:Too bad! (Score 2) 141

by murdocj (#48851021) Attached to: Iran Forced To Cancel Its Space Program

Hmm... you mean enriching uranium far beyond the needs of producing power? That "overblown propaganda"?

Let's enter reality here. If all Iran wanted was nuclear power, the deal would take about an hour to conclude. Limited enrichment and international inspection... sanctions lifted as they demonstrate they are willing to follow thru. Huge benefit to the Iranian people. Pretty hard not to notice that they at least want to have the option to produce a bomb, even if they aren't going there straightaway.

Computer Science is merely the post-Turing decline in formal systems theory.