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Comment: Re:Nothing changed because I already did what I co (Score 1) 82

by rtb61 (#49772149) Attached to: Privacy Behaviors Changed Little After Snowden

Why privacy because a citizen has it and a slave does not. The freedom to keep yourself to yourself versus being slavishly continuously exposed to the inspection and judgement of others. Privacy is about the choice to be private, loss of privacy is the loss of that choice, that choice being denied and even worse the association with public humiliation and degradation that comes with that loss of choice.

Now, strangely enough challenge those with power enough and you have to abandon privacy otherwise they will forcefully invade it with the claims that your attempt to maintain privacy is an attempt to hide conspiracy and seek to expose you supposed conspiratorial secrets with a life threatening armed assault. So requiring you to abandon privacy to a degree to enable them to spy. This as a personal defence, as they then no longer have an excuse for a physical raid, something they will be looking for in order to punish you via corrupt prosecution as punishment, not conviction, just the abuse of the prosecutorial procedure.

Comment: Re:They're your damned kids, your damned problem . (Score 1) 64

by rtb61 (#49772071) Attached to: Leaked Document Shows Europe Would Fight UK Plans To Block Porn

The porn filter and protect the children thing is a straight up lie. It is all about censorship about blocking any ideas that compete with the false ideology of the rich and greedy, that ideology being they want more, more, more. It is all about accidental block sites, union sites, opposition (real opposition) political sites, real news sites, blogs basically anything at all. All so very accidental, then it takes months to unblock and costs thousands of dollars and then it gets accidentally blocked again.

Reality is, if they are serious about porn, they should simply strip sic it of copyright protection, cripple the ability of corporations to generate a profit from it and with out the profit there is no money to make more. Done and finished.

Of course it all has nothing what so ever to do with porn, that is a lie. All about blocking the majority from publishing anything and putting the power of publishing content back in the hand of a psychopathically greedy minority.

Comment: Tech Replace Mines (Score 1) 94

by rtb61 (#49767613) Attached to: Tech Bubble? What Tech Bubble?

Basically all that has happened is tech companies have replaced mining companies in pump and dump schemes because of course tech companies require much smaller capital investment.

So tech just like mines, the initial investors working in collusion with their financiers who get a cut, work to create an illusion of a massive pot of gold at the end of a deep capital hole in the ground, which they sell to others and often pension funds are the targets.

So why do investment analysts for pension funds make so many bad investments, quite simply they are paid to do so with the money deposited in off shore tax havens. So paying a hundred million in bribes works when you are selling a billion dollar cough cough investment when you only invested a couple of hundred million in it. To put the cheery on top for themselves, they also run up huge debts paying themselves grossly inflated salaries.

It is not the front people doing it, it is the financiers doing it all in the background lending them the money to do it, advising them how to do it, cashing in on it being done and the culprits earning the sales commission selling the rubbish investments whilst they pay purchasing commissions to corrupt pension fund managers.

Crack open those tax havens and wow, will a whole bunch of the rich and greedy end up in jail, as well as corrupt politicians. The pressure is mounting for justice and it will come.

Comment: Re:Translation (Score 1) 110

This story of two minds variety. Whilst it might seem very much like corporations driving competition between minors by throwing them at each other, there is also a flip side. Basically the sport side, where this is already happening and promoted every where.

So this competition pushes learning to the fore and emphasises the geek/nerd ahead of the jock strap douche bag (you can easily tell where my biases lay). So a good thing possibly done in a harmful way?

Possible improvements, focus upon cooperation not just competition. Expand the learning parameters beyond just a focus on maths. A more interesting fun competition might be languages, not only English but multiple languages. Let's also not forget Physics and Chemistry. For the sake of controversy and really tweaking the noses of the conservative conspiracy theorists, socio-political sciences and their application.

It is good to see learning and education being publicly promoted and those most successful at it recognised, yes. Should competition be the focus no. Why, more harm then good, you are actively demoralising those students who were not born as skilled and teaching them to give up and become jealous jock strap douche bags. Reality is now matter how much you exercise that grey matter born with a genetic IQ disadvantage you will always be left behind and never able to compete. The majority can always work and practice to push ahead jock strap skills only a tiny minority could ever compete in the education olympics.

Comment: Re:Twenty five years of science destruction... (Score 1) 116

The space race is back on, which is really cool. India pulling away from Russia has very little to do with Russia and everything to do with India wanting it's place in the world or in the solar system. A lot of countries are catching up and wanting their presence in the space. So they will tend to go it alone some what, whilst working together with others in larger projects. Obviously if you do not have your own distinct space program, you will end up being treated like a poor orphan when it comes to participating in other countries space programs no matter how much you contribute to them. You must make your own independent contributions to the space race before you efforts will be genuinely recognised in shared programs and to ensure you are not treated like a beggar at the bottom of a gravity well.

Comment: Re:There is something to it, people are missing (Score 0) 627

by rtb61 (#49767429) Attached to: Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment

What happened to Greece's finance. It got involved with US banks that crafted corrupt loans that get be kept off the books for years accumulating interests debt and this to fund tax cuts for the richest Greek and also hugely corrupt corporate subsidise. This then blew up, the corrupt Americans wander off with the profits from this blatant corruption after dumping the bad debts back on the EU via the IMF.

So a complete in depth investigation into the corruption going back a decade and so as too get by statutes limitations upgrade the crimes to treason and corporate espionage. The US government was in back of this with the purposeful intent of weakening the EU and to keep the funny money US dollar alive.

Comment: Re:Threatens security (Score 1) 99

by rtb61 (#49762715) Attached to: Do Russian Uranium Deals Threaten World Supply Security?

Again total crock of shit. Australian Uranium export laws http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.... Not only is mining totally and strictly regulated (no matter who the hell owns the mine, they can not even stick a shovel into the ground until approval is gained from local, state and federal government), it can only be sold to countries the Australian government has specific agreements with and is restricted to energy use only http://www.world-nuclear.org/i.... It is the US government that is seeking to directly control the mining and export of 'AUSTRALIAN' Uranium because 31% of worlds resource and Australia already exports Uranium to China and the US. There are a whole bunch of Uranium resources yet to be touched.

Comment: Re:To be more precise, Amazon will collect on taxe (Score 1) 238

by rtb61 (#49762389) Attached to: Amazon Decides To Start Paying Tax In the UK

What a load of crap. Not once did you mention the return on investment, so total bullshit or the profitability being generated. Just the nett income. So moron invest $50 and generate $1 million profit and if you had to pay 50% tax on that you would not invest the $50 what a fucking liar.

Comment: Re:Prior Art? (Score 2) 97

by rtb61 (#49762361) Attached to: Cute Or Creepy? Google's Plan For a Sci-Fi Teddy Bear

Seriously what the fuck is the matter with the USPTO, they just allowed Google to patent a Furby https://www.youtube.com/watch?.... Is the USPTO going to allow any US corporation to patent anything at all as part of some crazed extortion scheme targeted at the rest of the world, pay patent fees or face economic and or military sanctions.

Comment: Re:bye (Score 1) 528

by rtb61 (#49762195) Attached to: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

Gees, talk about everyone nervous disposition. Personally who gives a crap what Mozilla Corporation trial in beta's the sky is the limit, Pretty fucking obviously Mozilla Corporation is looking to distance themselves from Goggle and do not want to be to heavily tied to one particular customers. So they are striving to create a much more diverse customer base. So far mostly they sell primary spot in the search bar and some contract work. Logically creating various branded versions of firefox and thunder bird could be a logical choice. So for example Sony Fire Fox, in Sony theme, perhaps a Sony menu and the option or not whether to go with it. As Mozilla does not sell Fire Fox branding is not that important for them, still of value but not all that valuable in future downloads, so market branded versions of Fire Fox as default themes could be a valuable market.

Comment: Re:Go for CC music (Score 1) 220

I did not say I made unlicensed content, I just said it was becoming the only sound and reasonable choice. Nowadays when I here modern music and auto tune all I hear is the greed and it really is off putting, so my preferred choice is to not listen at all. Every now and again I might listen to some old content but that is to recapture the emotions recalled with specific memories associated with that content, rather than listening to the music and I really don't do that much either. Other than that maybe some bargain bin diving where their reward is absolutely minimal. Of all things I am most enjoying https://archive.org/details/ol..., it is really quite fun to listen to when going for a constitutional, walk that is.

Comment: Re:Thanks to iinet (Score 1) 65

by rtb61 (#49748487) Attached to: Australian ISP Offers Pro-bono Legal Advice To Accused Pirates

The shake down is already occurring in the PR bullshit associated with the story. The people targeted are not down loaders, they were torrenting hence they were uploaders, that is a huge distinction which main stream media in Australia is purposefully and corruptly distorting.

As for iinet turning to crap, it is inevitable. TPG is simply paying more for iinet than it is worth and to get that money back they will offshore and cripple support and services. This will create a hole in the market for other companies to exploit as users inevitably leave after the first undecipherable support call.

Comment: Re:Bring Back Background Play (Score 1) 60

by rtb61 (#49748437) Attached to: YouTube Live Streams Now Support HTML5 Playback and 60fps Video

Some other things they could also add, temporary download cache for latter viewing rather than streaming (for connections crippled by government and incumbent telecoms corruption) and blocking of annoying crap uploaders so they never again appear in search results (all to often search results spew the same asshats because at one stage the got ahead in the numbers and simply stayed there as a result pissing everyone off with crap content).

Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward.