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Comment: Re:Not considered a real risk - at least, until no (Score 1) 309

by qpqp (#49158889) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Does One Verify Hard Drive Firmware?
So, you're saying that it's so simple to get SHA256 collisions that thousands of people getting sued for torrenting can fuck these copyright companies right over?
I don't think I quite believe you and last time I checked I needed quite a server farm to (reliably) produce one collision in a meaningful amount of time.

Comment: Re: Umm... Lulz.... (Score 1) 253

by qpqp (#49109253) Attached to: Will Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis Support Cryptocurrency In Greece?

The oil markets will not accept local currencies; it has to be dollars or in some cases, euros.

You're forgetting Rubles, which is a serious oversight currently.
Also, Greeks do have their own oil, if they start drilling. They have their own electricity too. It'd be difficult, but possible.

Comment: Re: Umm... Lulz.... (Score 1) 253

by qpqp (#49109241) Attached to: Will Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis Support Cryptocurrency In Greece?

They need to start working with the plan that was made for them to clear up the mess and other nations will help them.

Wrong. I wouldn't work with a plan that forces me to cut my own legs (sell state-owned, important infrastructure to the likes of Telekom, Vattenfall, etc.) either, instead I'd look for a proper way out (grow - not shrink).

Comment: Re:I love the snark here (Score 1) 81

by qpqp (#49035955) Attached to: State Television Says Iran Launches New Satellite Into Space

Dude, I'm trying real hard to explain the other perspective to you, you know, the one, where there's not a one-sided synchronization of all^H^H^Hmost available media, but you know, one based on certain historical facts and tidbits you might not have known, because they are not presented by the western propaganda machine (which is working just as good as the Russian one).

"military invasion of Eastern Ukraine, Russian incursions into Moldova, Azerbaijan, Syria, Latvia, Estonia, Japan, and Sweden as what, "humanitarian"?" [citation needed, citation needed, citation needed, ...]
Please be so kind and provide something that actually proves what you are claiming. I know this is an old argument, and is often used to discredit someone using it as a "Russian puppet," but please, for gods sake, fucking provide EVIDENCE! You know, hard, tangible evidence, not some bullshit rhetorics. It's been what, almost a year and there's not a single reliable satellite photo depicting the alleged thousands of troops and hundreds of tanks and APCs. WTF?! And the other countries... just WTF are you talking about? Japan? Latvia? Estonia? Sweden? WTF, WTF, WTF are you fucking talking about?? The "submarine", which was later found out to be a hoax? What?
And Please, fucking J-A-P-A-N? WHAT THE FUCK?! You mean the friggin' Kuril Islands that they're disputing for decades? The fuck you talking about?
The Baltic countries? They're in NATO, do you understand the absurdity of your statement that Russia had incursions into their territory? Do you know what collective security is and means? Man... You're waaaaaay out of your comfort zone. This is ridiculous.
Azerbaijan... Hmm, please read about the frozen conflict there, please understand the genocide of the Armenians that happened with the help of Azerbaijani mercenaries orchestrated by Turkey. You're conflating things that have absolutely nothing to do with each other, even if we assume your invalid premise of Russian imperialism.

As opposed to you, I did provide at least rudimentary links to non-media sites that back up the claims I make. But you're just lacking them altogether.
Like: "Hell, just a couple of weeks ago Russia flew a pair of nuclear bombers only a few miles off the coast [...]" [...] in international waters [...] [!!!!!!!!!!] Here, fixed that for you. Or did you miss the memo that you can do whatever the fuck you want there? Really, please do read some of the numerous sources from your country that are more critical of The Media Script (tm).
If you want, look up in historical sources how often the UK scrambles their jets for stuff like this. Or the US. Or Russia. This is fucking normal! (Not that I don't think it's batshit crazy to do, but it's happening regularly!)

"If you can't see the hypocrisy in the entirety of your argument with your desperate primarily US focus then you're beyond hope"
Bullshit. It's not an anti-US focus, read it again and again, until you finally fucking get it. At least look at some of the proof/backup for the arguments that I use! Understand that you're being just as manipulated with as what you allege me to be. You're just plain wrong on so many counts, that I don't know what else to tell you other than to get a history book.

Comment: Re:I love the snark here (Score 1) 81

by qpqp (#49008519) Attached to: State Television Says Iran Launches New Satellite Into Space

Yeah, they also promised not to harm Ukrainian territorial integrity if Ukraine gave up it's nuclear arsenal too.

First of all, it's still up for debate, whether they did. Crimeans voted to secede, which is one of the provisions of the UN Charta.
Also, the US (as one of the signatories of the Budapest Memorandum) was supposed to

3. Refrain from using economic pressure on Ukraine in order to influence its politics.

Instead it pumped over 5 billion USD into it and was responsible for TWO coups, one of them successful. (Check Nuland, or Obama's recent speech about how the US "brokered a deal" to transition power).
Also, stop acting as if it wasn't in everybody's fucking best interest to not have another country with nuclear capabilities in Europe.

It turns out that nothing that comes out of the <insert any country except for Finland here> government's mouths is trustworthy.

FTFY. You can't trust any government (except the Finns).

Your anti-US rhetoric makes that pretty clear.

in response to

Right. Because there's only one "right" view. [...] I do, however condemn the actions of all participating parties: US, EU and Russia. It's embarrassing to have such petty conflicts, in the XXI century.

Very anti-US what I'm writing there. Extremely. Not.

Has it learnt lessons? Most definitely.

LOL, wut?! Apparently not the right ones, see NSA, Lybia, Syria, ISIL, Sudan, Venezuela, Iraq #3 (or was it 4?), Afghanistan, support of Gaza war^H^H^Hgenocide last summer, fucking Ferguson, the list goes on and on.

And then you're calling me one-sided? Get off those hard drugs/pharmaceuticals, dude. They're bad for your perception of actual reality. Try some LSD instead.
You don't have to admit that you're wrong, just do yourself a favor and stop embarrassing yourself with your ignorance in front of every other sane person in the room.

Comment: Re:I love the snark here (Score 1) 81

by qpqp (#49003017) Attached to: State Television Says Iran Launches New Satellite Into Space

I can't tell if you're ignorant, or just Russian, but what? -

Lots of Russians don't support what's happening, Captain Stereotype.

You realise that's exactly how Russia has treated that Tatars [...]

You do realize what the Tatars were doing during WWII? You also do realize that the USSR != Russia? You do realize that the USSR apologized?

No it hasn't, it's was a primarily Tatar population until post-World War II when the USSR ethnically cleansed them from the region.

Get your facts straight: "[Tatars were] the relative largest ethnic population until the end of 19th century[...]" ([Crimean Tatars]

The fact you're trying to justify it tells us one thing, that you only support the Russian point of view, and are wholly against the view of almost the entirety of the rest of the world. That's not balanced or rational, that's called being a Russian puppet.

Right. Because there's only one "right" view. You know what your opinion tells me? That you've been successfully brainwashed.
As opposed to you, my view is not one-sided. I do, however condemn the actions of all participating parties: US, EU and Russia. It's embarrassing to have such petty conflicts, in the XXI century.
Also, as opposed to you, I've actually been around the places we're talking about, so please, kindly, do shut up if you have no clue of what you're talking about.

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