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Comment: Re:Isreal (Score 1) 383 383

"coming off rather on the antisemitic side..."

"The Palestinians are generally bad people..."

Well, gee "Us good, Them bad" critics are
anti-semites so have no standing....

You're a real tool, dontcha know.

FWIW, antisemitic is also anti-arab
and 'true' judaism has more in common with arabs in the Levant than with their ashkenazi descendants who somehow feel its their right to squat on land they have no actual right to be on.

The issue is not judiasm, not semitics, but Zionism and the (very) bad karma in the afterbirth of the State of Israel.

Comment: Re:Spoofing (Score 1) 234 234

What you said!

For /. - anyone who freqs here should have learned how2 then rooted their droids ASAP. No different from exercising control of their linux boxen.

I like, in concept at least, the notion of android; though i'll drop it instantly for a true linux based phone using 'certified' apt/yum... repos.

I think, in many ways, that just as www lowered the bar to self-publishing android has done the same for app development; so easy a cave-man can do it.

Just compare the gross number of apps out there to those available in repository to see the difference.

Google serves its own interests for sure, but 'the more apps the better' is not much different from 'many ways to do one thing' The onus/burden has always been on the end-user to choose wisely.

Anyone who doesn't take the time to understand the working of the devices they trust to compute and communicate deserves what they get.

Comment: Re:Who? (Score 1) 306 306

" just push ahead with whatever seems..."

Which goes a long way to explaining why things are
working so well for us all.

Seriously, systems are as fucked-up as they are
because some "A-types" have to feel able to do anything asked of them; and when it doesn't go as planned, they only need "more $, more manpower".
"let's not dwell on how we got here and focus on the goal(s)"
It's not piss-poor planning, it's tailoring the
plan (its feasibility) to a desired outcome
facts be damned.

WTF? It's all bullshit. It's putting
good ol boys in places that reward failure with
promotions. It's about supressing critical
thinking so as not to temper people's enthusiasm.

It's about trusting that when things don't go
as planned the process will just correct itself.

Yet, the more we come to learn it seems the 'best
and brightest' collectively are over paid and
over credited blowhards whose ego's are their own
worst enemies.

I can only conclude that stated goals are eclipsed
by the unstated ones; basically self-promotion.
For 'them and those like us'. Getting w/the
program, belonging to the group, requires it.

Look at our green machine; a vast ring-knocker
brain-trust that always seems to repeat its
own mistakes from one generation to the next.
COIN failed, CT failed, both never lived up to
expectations, but it sure has enriched a fuckton
of ring-knockers.

I'm concluding that our society's motto is
'get away w/it as long as you can then lie and
spin and hope to outrun the pitchforks if/when
people get wise to the massive theft perpetrated
upon them.

What our 'leaders' are doing 'in our name' will
be our ruination.
Maybe it's just the human condition

Comment: Re:inum (Score 1) 162 162

Hi - are you able to make outgoing SIP2SIP calls using GVoice?
I have plenty of SIP#'s (ostel,iptel,antisip,... all provide them) but have yet to figure out a way (from android or linux cli) to make a sip2sip call via GVoice.
My GV# forwards nicely to my devices that have an app assoc'd to a (ipkall) DID# - but not solely a SIP#

Any secrets you can share?


There are never any bugs you haven't found yet.