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Comment: Re:That's a nice democracy you have there... (Score 1) 349

It should be hard and it should be difficult and it should require real effort and expenditure of resources. Otherwise the idiots will bury themselves in bullshit and chase imaginary cases whilst the real ones go unsolved. A full search warrant from a judge is required in order to prevent lying short cuts. They must have a real case to investigate and not be on some self serving crusade for personal reasons. Lets just ramp that up a bit whilst we are there and make disclosure of all warrants to it's target compulsory once it expires as they have a right to know and to be able to defend themselves from accusations. This is all about perverted douche bags seeking to gain greater power via extortion, that is the reality and they want to be able to hide that activity. GCHQ does not want to be an investigatory agency for the government it wants to become the government just like there buddies in the CIA and NSA. So how stupid will the poms be, just as foolish as the yanks or not? How long will it take for Americans to get the CIA and the NSA back under control by the government rather than having them control the government? Will the poms be able to pull GCHQ bank from the brink as it is pretty blatantly obvious it is teetering over the edge?

Comment: Re:Three-month-old Continuum screenshot (Score 1) 267

by rtb61 (#48909091) Attached to: Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

I kinda smell an OS that generates internet hits each it time it boots up and continues to do so while it is running. Need all those internet hits and have pretend balmy bing hits to be able to sell advertising. I would have deep concerns about how invasive it is as an OS and how much advertising it will be looking to start to sneaking in.

I would hope that M$ofties does not choose to be idiots and the default is secure and mind your own business and not insecure and invading your privacy. Better make sure some features have to be accepted and turned on twice to emphasize them and most definitely are not required to use your computer, else there will be a big price to pay.

There are better market areas to head off into rather than being douche bags in their advertising market war with google, now is not the time to double down on the stupid and pay attention to customer preferences that are never expressed in bean counter spreadsheets, those pots of gold at the end of the rainbow that turn out to be just full of angry customers.

Comment: Re:Where Does He Stand On the Issues? (Score 1) 117

by rtb61 (#48901697) Attached to: Fark's Drew Curtis Running For Governor of Kentucky

You want to know who also agrees with you, terrorists agree with you, which is why they use terror to force people to do things that the terrorists want them to do. Democracy ie representing the majority and informing them sufficiently so that they can make sound decisions was all about putting an end to the rule of the minority who kept power and maintained power via terror, the terror of public executions. Whether they call themselves kings or emperors or gods, we just call them all terrorists today and their descendants are just narcissistic ass hats or worse psychopaths who should be behind bars.

Comment: Re:Link to the study (Score 4, Insightful) 337

by rtb61 (#48901213) Attached to: Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

So yes, the majority of people support the mandatory labelling of 'ALL' food. What exactly is in it. So what is so new about that. So some smart arse sucks in people who don't know what they are talking about thinks they win. So why didn't that same shit for brains ask people simple questions in a foreign language and laugh at their ignorance. Seriously give a few people a little more brains than average and they think they are geniuses.

It is pretty damn obvious that people want to know what is being put in their foods and screw all those that want to lie and deceive so they can stick shit in it because it is cheap and then add artificial flavours to hide the taste of that shit.

Comment: Re:Where Does He Stand On the Issues? (Score 1) 117

by rtb61 (#48901161) Attached to: Fark's Drew Curtis Running For Governor of Kentucky

So you oppose representative government, hmm, interesting, have you been investigated lately because I am sure that there are a few people that would like to talk to you after that kind of statement. So you oppose the idea of a government of the people, by the people and for the people, interesting.

So democracy is mob rule, hmm, OK.

I am sure all the kings and queens of this world agree with you. All the leaders of police states. All those self serving autocrats.

Comment: Re:By diving in it (Score 2) 73

by rtb61 (#48901119) Attached to: Fish Found Living Half a Mile Under Antarctic Ice

Reality is of course, that it is not like any thing of this planet is ever going to be permanent. Some localised environments well end up doing not much more than providing knowledge that can be used in other areas and many will disappear without any human ever being aware of them, let alone try to understand them and the knowledge they can provide about the rest of the environment we live in. All things in balance, the quest for knowledge and what it provides and the quest to preserve. Of course there is no balance in ignorance so that is no goal at all.

Comment: Re:I won't notice (Score 1) 320

by rtb61 (#48894887) Attached to: UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?

Everyone has to keep in mind that the big screen high definition display is still far, far cheaper than a picture window with a good view and it can do far more with out disrupting the insulative affect of walls by putting holes in them. So one for every room, price being the driving issue.

Of course when it comes to content distributor, (buying the same content again and again under new marketing) and manufacturer (you must upgrade) PR=B$ and the latest double vision, the actors with botox and plastic surgery look terrible and their facial expressions are farcical (another new secret, exactly how much does Hollywood spend on animation to cover up bad acting and trying to keep up with photoshop levels of attractiveness) and every scenery defect shows up on 3D High Definition content, that content fails on better displays. The cinema warmly fuzzy look was not without reason.

Comment: Re:Absolutely fair.. (Score 2) 114

by rtb61 (#48888257) Attached to: Apple Agrees To Chinese Security Audits of Its Products

It depends what they are actually saying when they say they want to security audit the devices. I take that to mean complete access to the source code for all software supplied with the device and complete access to detailed hardware designs. So yep, a security audit will allow the Government of China to hunt down bugs and make use of them "to access secure information stored on confiscated iPhones from activists, dissidents, journalists, and other troublemakers". Likely it goes deeper than this and they want to access all possible associated Apple devices with or without the users permission upon a global basis and Apple is like 'meh' profits first. Apple users in the US better watch out, it's not like the Government of China's investigatory agencies are even slightly free of corruption and many of the 'er' hidden features they find are pretty much guaranteed to become available to organised crime.

Comment: Re:Be afraid (Score 1) 110

by rtb61 (#48887881) Attached to: Barrett Brown, Formerly of Anonymous, Sentenced To 63 Months

Apparently apart from these people or these people but hey believe what ever you want to believe. I think the word you were looking for was LulzSec rather than 'Anonymous' but then those members of LulzSec choose to temporarily associate themselves with the idea of 'Anonymous' and choose their own approach, including the decision by the masters FBI to commit crimes in others countries by molesting children ie grooming minors to commit crimes, supplying the tools, the knowledge and the targets and those agents should have been extradited and prosecuted for their criminal actions.

Comment: Re:What an idiot (Score 1) 180

by rtb61 (#48887807) Attached to: Silk Road Journal Found On Ulbricht's Laptop: "Everyone Knows Too Much"

I specifically mentioned no organisation as this is a global issue and that globally, yes, investigatory agencies do have very skilled people working for them and I thought I was pretty clear on that. Note, those same agencies just by the application of statistics also get very low skilled people working for them. Some agencies are even stupid enough to use lie detectors, which ensure those most skilled at lying ie psychopaths still get hired and they are far more interested in pursuing their own ego and their ability to abuse power than they are in justice. So the majority of investigations are done well but also some investigations are completely botched up by incompetent people out of their depth or by those pursuing their own ego ahead of justice. Inevitably they seek to twist evidence to make up for the incorrect original guesses to which they become administratively bound as a result of the agencies resources they have expended and this ultimately fails to the shame and dishonour of all those involve, this as exemplified by abusive and corrupt plea bargain arrangements. You are kidding yourself if you think all investigatory officers are equal and in fact, some are so bad not only should they not be on the job, they should also be investigated and prosecuted for the criminal misconduct.

Comment: Re:Be afraid (Score 2) 110

by rtb61 (#48882695) Attached to: Barrett Brown, Formerly of Anonymous, Sentenced To 63 Months

They couldn't prosecute 'Anonymous' so they targeted the first person publicly claiming to be a leader within 'Anonymous'. Pretty illogical because as I understand it, you can not be a member of 'Anonymous' once you publicly claim to be a member of 'Anonymous'. When it first came out 'Anonymous' had more to do with mocking the aggressive for profit bureaucracy of Scientology and the asthmatic dwarf in charge with regard to their desire to persecute anyone who protested them. So the pretence of being 'Anonymous' without actually being 'Anonymous', thus mocking their willingness to persecute people ie I am so afraid I must hide, screw you, no I am not. This then grew into the idea of activism where it was all about the cause and not about the people protesting, no celebrity activism. So a way to form a short term association around a particular cause and invite others to join and protest as one of the basically, nobodies, the invisible people, the people with no names and no faces ie the majority. The forms of protest taken and the causes are purely up to those people at that time. So it's hard to imagine how you could be or not be a fan of 'Anonymous' because it is what ever a particular cause is at a particular time and their chosen method of political activism. So you are either a fan of a particular cause and the method chosen or not and then choose whether to join in or not.

So when the FBI chose to pretend to be 'Anonymous' they did factually become 'Anonymous' and their acts became the acts of 'Anonymous' and let's be honest they were enormously successful at raising the public awareness of 'Anonymous' and made it far more successful idea than it would otherwise have been. Without the FBI efforts it's pretty obvious that 'Anonymous' would never have captured the public imagination as well as it did, although I am pretty sure that was not their goal at the time, you can not ignore what they did manage to achieve or at least what it seems like they were tricked into achieving ;D.

Comment: Re:Just give the option to turn it off... (Score 1) 793

by rtb61 (#48882637) Attached to: Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

I really have to wonder about bikers who like a throbbing object beneath their nether regions, those motor bikes shake object hundreds of feet away, why do bikers desperately need those objects between their legs, are they missing something? Obviously the sound is unnecessary, as such vehicle noise laws should be reduced. Desperate for loud throbbing objects get the appropriate tool insert it and wear headphones with the volume cranked up. There is no sane reason why you should be allowed to force you hobby upon tens of thousands of other people as you drive down roads. Want to have fun, fine have fun but consider others and the ramifications of noise pollution in a crowded world. Not really picking on you as you very likely are not driving down my road, I am of course aggrieved by moronic Harley Davidson riders who are riding down my road and it seems there is no sound reason behind that sound.

Comment: Re:Censorship? (Score 1) 415

by rtb61 (#48880355) Attached to: Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

Sorry dude I know you wish it wasn't so but IQ statistics prove the Left is way, way ahead of the right. Don't worry new statistic will start coming out that when it comes to narcissism and psychopathy the right is way, way ahead of the left. The left are about caring and sharing and the right are about selfishness and greed, suck it on up, that is the reality. When selfishness and greed are your motivation you concern for other people becomes very limited and this will impact you actions. Sure there are a bunch of conservative right wingers who believes they will profit by pretending to be left wingers but that does not make the left wing. Reality is the left are enamoured of the truth and the right accepts lies as long as it gains them what they want.

Comment: Re:Just give the option to turn it off... (Score 0, Flamebait) 793

by rtb61 (#48880291) Attached to: Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

Your the exact kind of asshat the proves why new laws should be implemented to reduce the sounds vehicles make at their exhaust. Why should manufacturers being feeding the egos of dicks to annoy everyone who lives alongside the roads the egotistical shites drive down. Time once again to crack down on noise pollution as it should be obvious that it is necessary by this very story.

The herd instinct among economists makes sheep look like independent thinkers.