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Comment Re:Running the numbers... (Score 1) 103

Wait, let me see if I got this right. So we in the shape of the Federal government are actually paying for a bunch of home schoolers and flat earthers to crap all over the Internet more conveniently?

Can't we save some money and just provide connectivity to Breitbart and Red State and keep these people out of other comment sections?

Comment Re: double blind testing (Score 1) 432

the point is not about detecting, the point is about being affected.

Even the worst "sufferers" of it can't successfully detect the presence of the very thing that supposedly leaves them in agony.

That is complete nonsense. With a bit of training, every one can do that.

the point is not about detecting, the point is about being affected.

"Well controlled and conducted double-blind studies have shown that symptoms were not correlated with EMF exposure."


Sorry, you are not listening, are you?

Not any more, nope. You've gone full circle with that shotgun o' logic; feel free to just keep recursively quoting yourself from the above two choices until you get bored.

Comment Re:Christie is ideal (Score 1) 396

Explain how locating and transporting 11 million people, who by their very nature are not on record, is going to be "easy" and "cheap". While you're at it, explain how you will do this without accidentally capturing and transporting US citizens.

But, to Trump and his ilk, brown people aren't "real Americans", so it doesn't matter if some US citizens get sent south of the border in some sweeping dragnet.

Comment Re:12 Month Isolation (Score 1) 68

These guys went around the world submerged in 60 days: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

And it's likely that other US subs have spent as much or more time submerged since then, though it may not be publicly advertised, or even acknowledged.

Subs are much larger than the mars dome thing, but may have less area per person. WWII era subs were pretty small for the number of people aboard and could do ~60 day patrols without getting off the boat, though they would surface (mostly at night) and people could get a little fresh air occasionally.

Comment Re:Brought about by the internet? (Score 1) 608

What about people who don't deny the holocaust but are just sorry it wasn't finished?

They are arrested, taken to prison, dropped into a disused STASI cell, strapped to a chair, and forced to listen to an oom-pah band until they expire. And, if that doesn't work, they send away to Scotland for bagpipes!

Comment Re:How about "no"? (Score 1) 608

Asking Facebook to follow German law while operating in Germany is somehow forcing "billions of Facebook users" to his ideology?

Yes, because Facebook doesn't exist only in Germany or only in the US.

If I, as a US citizen, want to deny the holocaust on Facebook, FB then has two choices - Remove the offending comment entirely, or at least block it from viewers in Germany. Either of those infringe on my right to express whatever brand of bigotry I may subscribe to despite living in an entirely different country that doesn't feel the need to outlaw critical thinking. I might not get arrested for it, but I would have had my voice silenced as a result of Germany's stupidity.

FWIW, I don't count as a holocaust denier. I arrived at that conclusion through rational consideration of the evidence, however, not because my government told me what to think - And in fact, the latter would make me less likely to believe it; any time the government really wants you to believe something, that raises the bar for the actual evidence a hell of a lot higher.

Comment Re:How about "no"? (Score 2) 608

Here in the U.S., you cannot just say anything that you want without consequences. Hate speech, threats, and bullying are illegal here.

I agree with the rest of what you wrote, but one correction - Of those three, only credible threats actually break the law (with a few temporary state-by-state exceptions for cyberbullying).

Hate speech absolutely does not violate US law. Inciting to violence against them, sometimes (again, if credible); Ranting until you go horse about the evils of Muslims or gays or Canadians, no. You have every right to hate whatever groups you want and talk about it every chance you get - Hell, you can even do it while running for president!

Several states have passed anti-bullying laws, but not federally, and individual state supreme courts (e.g., New York) have already started overturning them as unconstitutional, and only a matter of time until the USSC does the same.

Comment Re: double blind testing (Score 1) 432

I don't see a link nor a one sentence summary in your previous post. I tried to see if a malformed link ate it, but got caught in Slashdot's page rendering scheme that doesn't show the actual post when I select inspect element in Chrome, though between the two I'm not sure where the fault lies.

Comment Re:Brought about by the internet? (Score 1, Insightful) 608

So censoring people who deny the Holocaust even happened is due to Germany's guilt, how. I can see how if Germany wanted to sweep the Holocaust under the rug and pretend it didn't happen was due to guilt, but in your mind censoring those who say it never happened is also due to guilt? Are you thinking they feel guilty about it and to make up for their guilt they want to prevent people who say it never happened from spreading the message? How is that hypocritical?

Comment Re:Bullshit (Score 4, Insightful) 654

other than typical reactionary hate I don't see what the problem is.

You now have your init daemon providing an alternate attack pathway for gaining privileged access to the system, in a way that completely circumvents the well-established (and monitored by most IDSs) auditing capabilities of the platform.

I'd call that a problem, but YMMV.

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