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Comment Re:Outsider (Score 5, Insightful) 157

I think it's closer to insider trading than that. After all, the two sites provide almost exactly the same service, and aggregate data from a huge number of users can probably be assumed to be almost identical from one site to the next. It'd be more like if you worked at HTC, and you found out news that the US gov't was going to adopt Android as the official platform for all phones issued in every single gov't agency, and so you go out and buy a bunch of Samsung stock.

Comment Re:Well, now we know she h8s the US Constitution (Score 1) 488

off-topic, but since it's in your sig, I wanted to help out:

Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. - Isaac Asimov

As quoted in The Mammoth Book of Zingers, Quips, and One-Liners (2004) edited by Geoff Tibballs, p. 299

Comment Re:I wonder if they're going to use this as "proof (Score 0) 657

The handful of police officers that have been shot and killed in the last year just for being police officers is a tiny drop in the ocean of unjustified police killings that this country has seen.

And in case you're missing another obvious difference - in the vast majority of murders of officers, the perp is caught and sent to prison for life, at a minimum, as he should be. Most of the cops that kill unarmed people are still on the job, which is outrageous. So fuck you and your blind "defend the cops at all costs" mentality.

Comment Re:Yes, especially in Boston. (Score 1) 657

Boston Lite-brite?? You mean where the two individuals were arrested for breaking a law that states that "it is illegal to display a 'hoax device' with the motive to cause citizens to feel threatened, unsafe, and concerned"?

If you can make the argument that a similar law exists in Texas, and this kid had a motive of "causing citizens to feel threatened, unsafe, and concerned," then you might have a valid argument.

Comment Re:Whistle blower (Score 1) 608

oh no, you called me butthurt! boy that really showed me.

butthurt: use of this is an instant way to let the entire online world that you're a complete idiot. Originally a crass way to make fun of someone who is irrationally upset about something, is now used by total douchebags who don't have a creative or original bone in their body to troll on someone who expresses the slightest displeasure in anything. See also: You/u mad bro?

You brought the "party politics" into a Snowden discussion, "bro." Nice projection.

"The urge to destroy is also a creative urge." -- Bakunin [ed. note - I would say: The urge to destroy may sometimes be a creative urge.]