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Comment Re:The treaty says no such thing. (Score 1) 206

So the fine point on mining or colonisation is whether it is a territorial claim or a development claim. If you can get up there and colonise or mine, then pretty much you are entitled to claim what you are actually colonising or mining, as a developmental claim. As a territorial claim it should of course be banned, you can not point to the sky and claim to own it all because you have lots of nuclear war heads. It might seem odd compared to claims on earth but in all seriousness it will most likely suffice for the next hundred years or so and we should be doing all we can to promote the space race over stupendously destructive earth bound wars for profits and egos. There is a whole galaxy out there waiting to be explored, experienced and enjoyed.

Comment Re:Violence! (Score 3, Insightful) 456

It really is super double twisty speak to claim showing acts of violence being committed somehow incites violence, kind of fucking late you know, violence is already being committed. Reality is, showing those acts of violence being committed is putting enormous pressure on, to stop committing those acts of violence. So, question, is it an act of violence for a occupying force to drive around telling families they are going to gas them to death or not, (rather ironic considering the source). Honestly it looks like many of the acts of violence committed by the Government controlling that region, are being done purposefully to incite violence in return, so that an excuse can be fabricated to carry genocidal policies, without ramifications from the rest of the world.

Comment Re:"Failed" push for renewables? (Score 1) 345

The simple matter is renewables will never ever produce enough because energy is different to other resources. The more energy you have and he cheaper it is, the more you can conserve and recycle other resources. So buckets of energy means you can live lakes and rivers to run free to create a healthy environment and desalinate salt water instead. In agriculture, cheap plentiful energy means growing under lights in a multi storey structure very close to demand and allowing farm lands to return to bio diverse forest, that people can enjoy and will create a healthier planet for us. When it comes to recycling cheap energy means land fills can instead be high tech recycling centres to break down waste in required raw materials that can be delivered back to manufacturers (one off capital cost to build but does need very cheap energy to keep going).

Ample energy also means a little more fairness in the world, I set in a fully air-conditioned home and do feel a sense of guilt for those who do not, cheaper and cheaper and cheaper energy all make that all the more accessible to many more. The cheaper and more plentiful energy is, the much better the quality of life will be for the bottom 50% and they don't have much of nothing at the moment.

Comment Re: so, open season on American civilians now? (Score 1) 74

Keep in mind you analogy of the school bully and the bar drunk. So if you are at war with a school bully, the accepted US tactic blow up the school and adjoining properties are guilty by association. If you are a war with a bar drunk, target the bar with drone missiles and if it is a chain target all the rest of the chain because the drunk might be in one of them instead. Lets be clear on the reality of the terror wars, the fantasy Global War on Terror versus the real Global Terror War (where little or nor focus is given on separating the guilty from the innocent and hellfire missiles at $58,000 a pop are fired off like fireworks at Christmas because the investors at Lockheed and Boeing want a new yacht for Christmas).

Comment Re:Build one (Score 3, Insightful) 313

Option three is of course missing, the option I tend to lean to now and have done so in the past. Get to know your local store, and have one assembled out of the parts they stock eg (local to me, find a similar styled store near you).

This gets you a reasonable set of parts, generally at a reasonable price (stocked items discounted rather than ordered in full price) and if you have any problems, well you can annoy the people who actually put you box together. I always prefer buying locally sourced, any problems and customer service a support is one easy short drive away, rather than a call to a foreign service centre there to fob you off, rather than provide a service.

Comment Re:If you're American (Score 0) 197

Don't forget they have spent the last four decades trying to steal back everything they can and damn the future. Note they had to stick in world wars to try to make the claim we are better off. It takes the fucking insanity world wars to try to make fucking unbridled capitalism look good, seriously what the fuck, a world war where millions die, to make unbridled capitalism look good in comparison. I suppose a bunch of small wars and the Global War on Terror (that's PR speak), The Global Terror War (the real war being waged against US by the insanely rich, emphasis on insane).

The real message, 'go back to sleep sheep', baa baa.

Comment Re:well (Score 1) 66

Technically it is possible to create a system for perfect judgement calls. This law is based around the concept of, 'what the general public feels reasonable', as such to be in affect perfect, it needs to be put to the general public for their opinion. So every right to be forgotten claim, should be put to the public to vote on and when sufficient votes are accrued to remove it, it disappears, this would also take into account contrary votes from members of the public who feel it should remain being deducted from that total. So a reasonably representative number as a percentage of the population, can view the content and the relevant search and vote. Done and finished ;D.

Comment Re:If it's really a policy (Score 1) 316

Sure ban some ads but don't ban others, the ad seemed pretty reasonable and should have been tested upon it's own merits ie a broad range of people of many nationalities with a very broad demographic sharing faith. Jedi was on my census form and will continue to be so for as long as I live (although the appropriateness of the question being questionable and a government official threatening to penalise people if they wrote it it, might have had considerable bearing on that response).

Comment Re:Don't pirate software (Score 2) 95

No matter what is in the video, what makes you think the foolish judge has not turned him into an instant internet hero and made the pigopolists look even worse. Especially to all those views from people who can not speak Czech and just viewed the content to 'argh' support the pirate 239,002 when I added my support. So to be fair what are the latest penalties for abusing DMCA takedown, still fuck all?

Comment Re:Putin cares! (Score 1) 58

So explain to everyone why exactly you want to keep your medical records abroad?
Why do you want your dental records abroad?
Why do you want you local investment details abroad?
Why do you want you correspondence with local relatives, neighbours and friends abroad?
Why do you want correspondence with your local employer abroad?
Why do you want you dealing with local government abroad?
Why do you want your dealings with State government abroad?
Why do you want your dealings with federal government abroad?
Why do you want your dealings with local retailers abroad?
Seriously why the fuck would you want the contents of your own hard disk drive, at your own desk, stored abroad?

The list goes on, phone communications, what you watch on smart TV, fucking conversations in your own fucking lounge room, stored abroad. Me thinks your a full of PR=B$. I side with those who support the idea, that any data about me created in my country, stays in my country and that it be regularly audited by the government for invasions of privacy and excessive data retention. Don't trust my government, well, I trust corporations a whole lot less and demand that my government keep a bloody close eye on their activities and start fining them sufficiently that egregious corporations are actually sent into bankruptcy and their executives imprisoned.

Comment Re: Easy solution (Score 1) 479

Well something has to pay for the US leaching so much money out of the Australian economy via junk money investments backed by the US Fed, to basically leach as much money as possible out of the Australian economy.

On topic though, horse traders bitterly complain about selling the infernal combustion engine. Trying to explain how they can fit so many horse powers in that tiny space, why you can't feed it hay or why it seems so stupid it can't follow a road without constantly controlling it or why can;t you breed with two of them, is just to difficult and they should ban them, Either that of they have been told to complain by infernal combustion engine manufacturers as a typical PR=B$ stunt.

Comment Re:Cost of access is key. (Score 2) 370

So to cut to the chase. Government opened up new territories, protected them and the trade routes and private business just ruthlessly and very destructively exploited what Government had provided. Basically the same hold true of access to space. Private industry will not open up access to space, government will and then private industry will seek to ruthlessly and destructively exploit that ie a bunch of people will die and private enterprises takes it typical greed driven short cuts, guaranteed. So Neil deGrasse Tyson was politely accurately not extending out his statement to cover the role of private industry in space, as ruthless greed driven exploiters. So, will private enterprise help to push government to open up access to space. NAH not really, a tiny minority might but the vast majority will just want to turn inward stare at their own navel fluff as they pose around on the planet lording it over the rest of us, really pathetic shit.

Comment Re:I have an idea (Score 0) 594

Turkey being a member of NATO means, according to law and treaties, Turkey did not purposefully target and shoot down a Russian bomber targeting ISIS, NATO did. The headline should properly read "NATO forces target and shot down a Russian bomber targeting ISIS terrorist forces, in order to prevent the elimination of NATO's terrorists". NATO forces knew full well the Russian bomber was no threat to NATO territory or to actual NATO forces but purposefully destroyed the plane over terrorist territory to try to ensure the crew were killed.

Turkey did not do this NATO did. The question now is whether or not Turkey or the USA belongs in NATO because Turkey would not have acted without US approval. Consider the other outcome, that attack dropped certain share prices and raised up others, how many millions were insiders able to make out of that economic shift.

Comment Re:What's Unusual? (Score 1) 94

However standard practice for skilled computer criminals is to release their programs to script kiddies, so that the many script kiddie attacks will help to obfuscate a hide the organised crime attacks.

This would seem to indicate that programs that contain encrypted elements might well have to be banned as it will make much easier for security programs to simply block the installation of all programs that contain encrypted elements, that the user is blocked from checking with a security program.

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