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Comment: There are two ways it can go (Score 1) 247

by ShieldW0lf (#48642889) Attached to: What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

We put a stop to the advertising machine that implores us to be endlessly wasteful consumers, get rid of the private property rules that allow a few to own everything while the multitude suffer deprivation, and start sharing the rewards of our technological progress freely.

When the costs of goods has been reduced to practically nothing, making sure everyone is well taken care of is worth the peace and stability that it brings.

Comment: Re:Keep them busy. (Score 2) 168

LOL, that's great. Classic "pot calling the kettle black".

I've had many calls from those miserable sons of bitches. The first thing they say is "This is Windows Technical Support. Your computer has a virus." They persist even if I tell them I am running Linux. I've tried telling them to prove it by telling me what my IP address is, and they ignore that too and plow on with their script. When I ask them for their name and phone number so I can call them back is when they usually hang up on me.

What I find strangest is that, given how relatively expensive it is to run a boiler room, it is somehow still profitable to try ths. Adding computers to zombie networks just doesn't seem worth that much trouble, isn't valuable enough to warrant trying to do it on an individual basis over the phone. So, they must be after something more lucrative, like information for commmitting credit card fraud and identity theft.

Comment: Re:This is worse than mythology. (Score 1) 359

Evolution doesn't kill anything. Sometimes the environment kills things, sometimes they reach the full expression of their complexity without being killed. Evolution is when the environment kills and diversity is reduced, and the herd now again consists of those whose nature is capable of full expression in the environment.

Ever heard of Gnosticism? They preached that this world was inherently evil, and that when humanity went extinct, we'd all be resurrected in a much nicer world, and therefore, breeding was an evil act.

Not too many Gnostics around. See how that works?

Comment: Re:Supremes never said corps are people ... (Score 1) 580

by PopeRatzo (#48634045) Attached to: Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

As do members of unions and members of activist groups. Using your logic these groups of individuals should also be silenced.

I agree. No additional rights because you have pooled your money.

As the court has said, a group of people have the same speech rights as individual persons. There are no additional rights, just the same right.

Except, corporations are allowed to participate in elections to an extent and in ways that private citizens cannot.

Using your logic employees may have even more rights than shareholders. In your logic shareholders may have two voices, individual and corporate; while employees may have three voices, individual, corporate and union. Again I am referring to a situation such as "a steel corporation wanting the government to maintain a tariff on steel imports". The steel workers union would probably want the government to maintain the tariff too.

Right. Everybody gets the same vote. Everybody gets the same campaign finance limit (and citizens only). That's simple. Corporations, unions, etc are not citizens. They cannot vote or run for office. Why should they be allowed to participate in politics financially?

And if it was all about "rights" why has Citizens United allowed corporate donors anonymity in political finance when individuals are not allowed to be anonymous in the same way?

You make the mistake of thinking that everyone who disagrees with you is a liberal. You have an image living in your head that is not real.

Comment: Re:News at 11.. (Score 1) 609

by bzipitidoo (#48633649) Attached to: Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

Who's bitching? We like being called pirates. Everyone is a pirate. Sadly, some people are still ashamed of it, or afraid of copyright enforcement, but that will change. Sharing was the old normal, and will be, or already is, the new normal.

Everyone will eventually realize that the copyright extremists were controlling, tyrannical, hypocritical, propagandizing, rent-seeking scum. They twist meanings to equate copying with theft, and moralize to us about theft while they commit the very "thefts" they complain we do. They will take their place in history as bad guys akin to the Inquisition.

Comment: Re:Supremes never said corps are people ... (Score 1) 580

by PopeRatzo (#48632619) Attached to: Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

Those employees and shareholders already have their individual rights. Do you believe that the corporation should confer upon them additional rights? So that people who own stock have rights to certain speech that others do not? Because that's exactly the current situation.

Nossir. Corporate personhood was a legal shorthand that has gone out of control. It will be looked upon by history with embarrassment.

Comment: Re: Stupid (Score 1) 391

by ShieldW0lf (#48630949) Attached to: Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

You cling desperately to your stupid "I'm thinking of a number" straw man because you know that I'm right. Everything that hasn't been confirmed not to be a threat is a threat. You secure your turf, survey it regularly, and build a wall in the hopes it will be good enough to deal with the threat of the unknown.

You know this, of course. Children could figure this out. You're taking this position because you seek to work against the interest of your neighbour and you don't want the task to become more difficult.

You're selfish, and it's as plain as day for all to see.

Comment: Re:Stupid (Score 1) 391

by ShieldW0lf (#48630441) Attached to: Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

Now you're just being stupid.

Dictionary: Adj: Secret: kept from the knowledge of any but the initiated or privileged

If you have a secret that you share with just a few and keep the rest of us in the dark, that is a conspiracy, and conspiracies are a threat to peoples freedom.

Is it a number? Is it a plan to seize control over the water supply? I don't know, but you've expended extraordinary effort to keep me from knowing what it is, which means I can't assure myself that I'm secure and further implies to me that if I knew what you were doing I'd be motivated to put a stop to it.

Your secrets keep me from having access to concrete facts, and that is the reason that they represent a threat.

Now, fuck off, coward.

Comment: Re:It's not stupid (Score 1) 391

by ShieldW0lf (#48629881) Attached to: Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

Great illustration.

On my desktop, over the LAN, with caching forcibly disabled, HTTP took 5.3 seconds and was 9% slower than HTTPS.

On my mobile, over WiFi, again, with caching forcibly disabled, HTTP took 6.8 seconds and HTTPS took 10.8 seconds, 33% slower, AND instead of consumed 2 MB of data because caching couldn't be used.

On my mobile, over the cellular network, HTTP took 18 seconds, and HTTPS took 30 seconds, 69% slower, AND consumed 2 MB of data.

So, considering that mobile is huge and growing, THIS IS A DUMB IDEA.

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