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Comment: Re:Misdirection (Score 1) 358

by myowntrueself (#48671019) Attached to: UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet

It's not like the police have anything else to investigate, like, perhaps anything from institutionalized paedophilia to common burglaries, is it?

This is all about taking people's attention away from the documented failings of the police.

It occurs to me that modern policing in the west is more focused on the 'criminals' who advertise and document their own presence and activities. This makes it enormously easier for the police to make it look as if they are actually doing something (as opposed to just making work up and inventing entire crimes just for the purpose of theatre).

Any crime thats remotely hard to detect is virtually ignored in favour of the 'big ticket' items like 'hate speech'.

Comment: Re:WTF UK? (Score 1) 358

by myowntrueself (#48670937) Attached to: UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet

Also you seem to be deliberately mixing up actions by private bodies (the FA) with judicial court actions. Private bodies can do whatever they damn well please, within reason - there is a zero tolerance approach to racism in English football, hence the action against Suarez and Balotelli.

Its funny how western society likes to set itself up as a prime example of a tolerant, caring society and yet they keep trotting out the 'zero tolerance' line for practically everything that someone might find offensive.

Its ridiculous. Either its a tolerant society or it isn't. You can't have 'zero tolerance' for whatever its the latest fad to dislike and still be a tolerant society, it doesn't make sense.

You may as well say 'Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance' as to say 'The West is a caring, tolerant society', they equally confusing uses of the words...

Comment: Re:Proving Again that Dictators Lack a Sense of Hu (Score 1) 239

by myowntrueself (#48650453) Attached to: Anonymous Claims They Will Release "The Interview" Themselves

Spoilers: In the end of the movie Kim Jung-un turns out to be a pretty fun guy (aside from the debauchery and keeping the population in slavery and all) and the would - be assassins don't do the dirty deed because of it. In other words the movie actually put's down America's CIA killing machine and puts Kim Jung in a far better light than he deserves.

oooooh

So then it was the CIA that hacked Sony and demanded this film be buried.

Comment: Re:False Falg? (Score 1) 236

I'm not sure that's good for North Korea.

Sure it is. NK's goal is not to "get" Sony. It is to maintain the reputation of their leader as a psychopathic kook. This will strengthen their hand in future negotiations over important issues. If you act reasonable, your adversaries will insist on an outcome that is "fair". But if act like an irrational psychopath, your adversaries will settle for any outcome that is even halfway sane. The Kim dynasty has been using this strategy since 1950, and it has worked well for them.

Worked for Nixon.

Comment: Re:Sure... (Score 1) 340

But you can mitigate the hell out of it, I suggest air gapping.

Yes. Lets air-gap the email system. That would work well.

I've long advocated, but never implemented, having a VM just for email. This wouldn't protect from social engineering via email but its better than having the email client on the desktop itself.

Comment: Re:Neville Chamberlin was not available for commen (Score 3, Insightful) 230

by myowntrueself (#48630137) Attached to: "Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

what a lot of people don't realise is that after he came back from placating hitler he increased military spending significantly. If not for him, when war broke out Britain would have been squashed.

This is whats called 'international diplomacy' and was actually pretty masterful; he delayed the start of the war and ensured that Britain was prepared for it.

Comment: Re:Papers please, comrade ... (Score 1) 440

by myowntrueself (#48610013) Attached to: Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

As an average american, I have no clue what laws are on the books. I know the big ones, don't steal, don't kill, pay your taxes. Apart from that there are 198,000 laws that at any given moment can be dropped on my head like a sack of feces. The act of going to court to defend myself would bankrupt my family and cost us our home.

This free speech you talk about, that is for the privileged and rich ruling class. a

The primary purpose of the law is to ensure that everyone is guilty of something.

Comment: Re:undocumented immigrant (Score 1) 440

by myowntrueself (#48609999) Attached to: Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

But our rights are endowed by our Creator, and apply to everyone, not just American citizens.

There is an obvious flaw in that argument, namely that there is no such thing as our Creator.

Am I to understand that you do not exist, having never been created?

By your argument, if your god wasn't created then it doesn't exist either. Do you believe your god was created? Because that opens up a whole can of logical worms...

Comment: Re:undocumented immigrant (Score 1) 440

by myowntrueself (#48609977) Attached to: Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

even if you dont believe in a god, there is still a creator, what exactly that is is up to you however

creator of what? If you are talking about a 'creator of the universe' then, no there doesn't have to be one of those. If you are talking about 'creator of me', ok thats part of biological reproduction.

Comment: Re:undocumented immigrant (Score 1) 440

by myowntrueself (#48609903) Attached to: Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

But our rights are endowed by our Creator, and apply to everyone, not just American citizens.

There is an obvious flaw in that argument, namely that there is no such thing as our Creator.

But our rights are endowed by our Creator, and apply to everyone, not just American citizens.

There is an obvious flaw in that argument, namely that there is no such thing as our Creator.

First, can you prove there is no Creator?

Second, if there is none then there is no reason to obey any laws other than because of the immediate consequences caused by man (get arrested), or by the actions themselves (die or be maimed from the impact due to a crash while speeding). That means the "might makes right" approach is logically the result. Is that what you believe and therefore how you live?

How about the case where there is a Creator who now doesn't care about what we do? Then there'd be a Creator and there'd also be no reason to "obey any laws etc".

Comment: Re:Head (Score 0) 130

by myowntrueself (#48591787) Attached to: No More Foamy Beer, Thanks To Magnets

Ok, I'm going to stop replying to myself soon. It used to be brewed in north London between 1936 and the mid 2000's. And I agree with AC above about its "real" beer credentials being a little dubious now.

Compared to home brew stout, Guinness is like drinking water. A friend and expert home brewer made a batch of stout once. I had a glass at his place, then went to the pub and had a pint of Guinness. I literally could not taste it.

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