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Comment Re:When The Lunatics Take Over The Asylum (Score 1) 397

How about it is just reality. Radio transmission receivers exist, we make them and use them all of them time. Now we are just starting to learn about nano structures and what can be done with them. Odd genetics, exposure to non-normal environmental toxins and pollutants and heavy metal build up, upon an evolutionary basis. Self righteous arsholes of course just don't care about people and will attack them for any reason at all. Out of 7 Billion people is it likely that some people will be much more affected by radio transmissions than others absofuckinglutely. Some people can eat peanuts and for others it is a widely dangerous poison and it will kill them. Could some people develop weird nanostructures that make them vulnerable to radio transmission, say something along the lines of RFID chips, sure, weird shit happens. Start doing statistical stuff with numbers in the range of 7 billion and near anything becomes probable.

Comment Re:That really narrows it down (Score 2) 186

Ahh, so the whole Ashley Madison hack was actually a surreptitious promotion of AC DC https://www.youtube.com/watch?.... So hacks are bad and some a truly hilariously glorious. What is even funnier is data analysis of the Ashley Madison information tended to indicate that by far the majority of 'females' were fake entries and it is not the data leak killing the company but the rampant fraud by company being exposed (so many rats caught by so much fake cheese). Who knows perhaps AC DC is hacking music.

Comment Re:No, obviously (Score 1) 207

Not really so funny. Yes, failed jock strap bully law enforcement types are really jealous of computer geeks and nerds and do hate them, this includes all those scammy ignorant politicians. So those laws were written to up scale what should be a misdemeanours as full felonies as an act of revenge for 'er' 'um' computer geeks and nerds being so, so much better at learning and doing it so easily. So you end up with greater penalties for DDOS some corporation temporarily than sticking a gun in some ones face face and threatening to kill them, Hell, if you out of control law enforcement sticking a gun in someone's face and threatening to kill them is approved policy.

Comment Simple Economic Sense (Score 4, Insightful) 27

With the huge negative impact imports have on an economy, it makes simple economic sense to avoid them where ever possible and to actively strive to promote local industry. Using free open source software makes sense. Creating government policy to make use of government university to administer, host and contribute to free open source software also makes sense. Ensuring that all business and people have equal access to government means ensuring no single corporation can dominate, control of suspend that access.

This especially in light of Windows 10 where M$ has made a huge grab for power over countries computer infrastructure, a ludicrously over the top grab for power, although it seems like they really do not realise how far they have stepped over the line. Imagine Windows 10 in your governments administrative offices, imagine windows 10 in your hospitals, imagine windows 10 in your children's school, always watching, always collecting data, logging keystrokes, recording conversations, accessing files. It almost seems like a subconscious act of corporate suicide.

Comment Re: HOSTS file (Score 2) 413

Windows 10 has just proven to be the worst of them all. Quite simply the only solution is to not buy or install windows and block all updates from prior versions of windows beyond security only updates. It is important to spread that choice far and wide in order to force M$ to produces a Windows 10 SE edition, where not only has all this crap been disabled but the code itself is completely missing from the OS install. Accept this offering from M$ and you are a bloody idiot.

Comment Re: Judging by the story so far... (Score 1) 367

Dofus it is not a restriction of sex, it is the life time word of honour of an individual and what that word of honour means to that person and their own moral compass when it comes to keeping that word of honour, the one that is given before the whole of mankind and for those who believe, before God. This is not about mutual masturbation (not wishing to side line any particular combination) but about the person, about their values about who they really are. So for some, their word of honour has absolutely no meaning at all, and they will lie, cheat, steal and some will kill, all without any sense of shame or embarrassment, beyond the negative impact of their public exposure of their duplicity. So they only negative impact they feel is that this exposure has limited their ability to lie and cheat others into sex, empty marriages for fiscal gain and of course marriage for them nothing more than a temporary arrangement.

So basically Ashley Madison was a dating site for psychopaths and narcissist whose word of honour is as empty and shallow as they are and people who are pretty much too stupid to masturbate. Sympathy for them, zilch, sympathy for their partners, obviously but the partners are better of knowing and moving on, obviously not to other people who show credit card purchase with Ashley Madison.

Comment Re:Alaska (Score 2) 198

A lot of weather forecasting is done based upon analysis of past data with prior weather patterns. More accurate future weather forecasting will require analysis of future stable weather patterns. Localising data is very difficult at the moment as weather patterns oscillate somewhere between past weather patterns and future developing weather patterns.

Water shortages are subject to water usage at particular locations, so more water in areas not developed to make use of it and less water in areas fully developed to make use of existing availability.

Water as a resource is unlike other resources and totally bound to energy availability. With surplus cheap energy, there is no such thing as a water shortage, as you could condense it straight out of the atmosphere.

Comment Re:Surge Pricing - Why The Hate? (Score 1) 249

It's called bait and switch. People have an expectation about pricing, go to use the service and find they have be switched up in price because of a 'CLAIMED' surge in demand, whether true or not.

So basically pricing based upon the idea of driving all others out of business and then with the resultant surge in business a huge jump in prices. When ever anybody tries to compete, prices are dropped to put them out of business and once they are gone prices go back up again.

Anything wrong with that, well, not to a psychopaths as long as they are doing the price manipulation but to normal people, yes, there is a huge problem with that kind of predatory business practice. Especially when drivers are paying the cost of discounting and customers pay the cost of inflated prices. Yeah, pretty much ESAD Uber, we know your real intent and it ain't good business.

Comment Re:Lovely summary. (Score 1) 1029

Just to be fair, alternate sources http://www.vulture.com/2015/08... and http://www.theguardian.com/boo.... Wired also did it but after the Manning incident, no just NO.

I have to say, somewhere in the eighties I pretty much started ignoring all the awards as marketing bullshit because they seemed to have lost all value in predicting a good read and came off as being something paid for in a back room some where as public relations exercise to sell more copies of which ever book paid the highest commission for doing so.

It seems more like people as a result of the internet and directly comparing real opinions have decide huge chunks of the system have been gamed and are just turning around and gaming that gamed system right back. Whether their efforts stick or it fail, they win by shutting down the corporate public relations game, so another exercise in modern marketing bites the dust, the awards game.

Perhaps someone should come up with a computer game that reflects the reality of public relations exercise in awards scams, be it books, or music or movies or plays or pretty much any kind of awards scam those public relations douche bags can take over.

Comment Re:Installed Win95 in 1994 (Score 1) 282

I liked how windows 95 brought a new feature to many applications timed auto-saves every number of minutes. You didn't have to remember to do it all the time or else, applications would save you work every 10 minutes just in case, not that it would always work, sometimes that auto save would unfortunately coincide with a BSOD and when you finally got back to it, it was no longer there in any accessible manner. I estimate I would have lost maybe a 100 times the cost of windows 95 in work having to be repeated again and again and again. Re-installs were a regular thing and it was anyone's guess as to whether the OS would decide to shut down or not on any particular night. Yet still more reliable than Windows ME.

Comment Re: Pff. (Score 1) 80

I don't choose the first browser on Android, Google does that when ever I use Google Now but each and every time Google Now does it's bit I choose which browser actually accesses the internet. I was also running some MSN stuff right up until Windows 10 and then all M$ stuff on Android bit digital oblivion, Windows 10 is just so far across the line as to require no more custom with M$ or MSN.

Google should also relax Android OS features upgrades to allow, install of some stuff like GUI features or applications to be upgraded on laggy manufacturers who purposefully hold up software upgrades to push hardware upgrades, this in conjunction with hardware components designed to failure and require expensive repair to replace, embedded batteries.

Comment Re:These companies keep giving us reasons (Score 1) 389

Lets be blunt, even better feed, the fear, uncertainty and doubt, and force change. Why accept M$'s offering and intent to steal copyrighted data from your computer, individuals and business. Your secret recipe, you patented ideas, your copyrighted content, everything they can access before you can publish and claim ownership, too late they already own it, they own everything on your computer created by their software as far as they are concerned. Windows 10 does not belong in any business environment, not on any computer where tenders are produced, where products are designed, where inventions are crafted, anything that in any way shape or form compete with M$. As for Windows 8, the damage done by windows 10 will be felt most acutely on phone sales, people will remember.

I wonder what the uninstall counts are going like on windows 10, bet that's something M$ will never speak of, hey if it is good for them to do to us, why isn't it good for us to do to them?

Comment Re:Good (Score 2, Insightful) 177

Except the older crown are unlikely to buy it. Tablets come with a build in device to guarantee 100% failure and require a costly repair or replacement. Fixed batteries guaranteed to fail, I really do not understand people who buy a product on that basis, not at all. The most expensive thing I have ever bought with a fixed battery, one of those silly greeting cards. I was going to buy a tablet, I never knew, just had a use for one and upon investigation, nu uh, I ain't that stupid. The reason by idiots that buy, well, I hardly ever touched the tablet so why bother, it looks better. Well, morons, let's all start welding the car bonnets shut because getting rid of that ugly seam around it would make the car look so much better, the stupid it burns.

Comment Re:Happily married? (Score 1) 286

Equating relationships with people to something to eat, something you use up and consume, something you digest, extra value from and then pass the rest as excreta, represents a particularly nasty Freudian slip by you and those who modded you as interesting. So sucking the life out of your married partner whilst treating yourself to others and will tossing away the waste when you are done with them, pretty much makes you an, well, I don't need to tell you do I, you already know.

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