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Comment: It's time to fight back (Score 1) 631

by rossz (#49583461) Attached to: Disney Replaces Longtime IT Staff With H-1B Workers

I'm starting to think the only way to stop these companies from wholesale firing so they can replace everyone with cheap H1-B workers is to make them targets for massive cyber attacks. Not that I can do that. It's not my skillset. But if it ever does happen, I'm going to sit back with a big bag of popcorn and laugh my ass off.

Comment: Re:Integrity much? (Score 1) 123

by rossz (#49583455) Attached to: Interviews: Ask Fark Founder Drew Curtis a Question

Yup. Fark is getting less fun ever day because Drew sold out. The very reason we go to fark is for the outrage and silliness. But all too often a moderator obviously born a Puritan steps in and ruins the fun.

Also, their moderators are idiots. When I called out someone who said something extremely racist and offensive, I got a 24 hour ban. When I complained the fucking moron of a moderator insisted the statement I referred to wasn't racist. Yes it was. It was extremely offensive to Filipino women. I know, because I asked my Filipino niece. Fark either needs to get moderators who aren't racist morons.

Comment: Re:Who would have guessed male dominance? (Score 1, Troll) 356

by rossz (#49202989) Attached to: Indian Gov't Wants Worldwide Ban On Rape Documentary, Including Online

When women who are raped are treated like trash. When there is, for all intents and purposes, slavery (despite being outlawed). When an accident of birth forever brands you as undesirable and lowly. Then fuck yes, I will dismiss your culture as backwards and inferior. You had that thousand years to become decent. You chose not to.

In a fraction of that time we got rid of slavery. Women have equal rights. Rapists and child molesters are tossed in prison and outcast by the majority of people. A person born low can rise up to become head of a corporation.

So go fuck yourself.

Comment: More fascism (Score 4, Interesting) 136

by rossz (#49156401) Attached to: Under US Pressure, PayPal Stops Working With Mega

The feds have been putting pressure on banks to stop taking accounts for businesses they do not approve of. So far, they've gone after accounts of the porn industry and gun stores. I fully expect them to target tobacco stores in the near future. They do this by suggesting to the bank that they would find it necessary to conduct thorough and repeated audits if the banks work with "less than desirable" businesses.

Comment: Re: Welcome to the U.S. of A. (Score 2) 148

by rossz (#49070771) Attached to: Wheel of Time TV Pilot Producers Sue Robert Jordan's Widow For Defamation

So it depends upon whether the contract was signed under the author's business or as an individual, right? I'm guessing either is plausible, so it's simply a matter of looking at the original wording of the contract to see who signed it. Was it signed by James Rigney or by Robert Jordan, Inc. I'm not a lawyer, just asking questions.

Comment: Re:They're assholes. (Score 1) 336

by rossz (#48678607) Attached to: Why Lizard Squad Took Down PSN and Xbox Live On Christmas Day

I think at least some blame does need to be lay at the feat of Sony and Microsoft here, but not because of 'network security' but rather creating the risk in the first place where there does not need to be one.

How about I kick in your front door and steal all your stuff? After all, you didn't put in place absolutely perfect security, so it's really your own fault for allowing me into your home.

Or a better analogy. I park a big rig in your driveway so you can't get into your home. That's what a DDOS is, basically. And if the "enemy" has enough resources, a DDOS is nearly impossible to prevent.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo. - Andy Finkel, computer guy