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Comment: China and forced population control (Score 1) 301

by sageres (#47409635) Attached to: Wireless Contraception

"There's also the issue of making it easier for governments to control population levels. "
I can think of China... It has been widely known that besides "encouraging" abortions and sterilizations, there is a number of documented cases of forced abortions and sterilizations in the country. It would be too easy for them to implant the chip into the "people's offenders" or anyone who had at least one baby right at the birth clinics. Potential human rights violations made easy with technology.

Comment: Extra time between events. (Score 1) 578

by sageres (#47368037) Attached to: Unintended Consequences For Traffic Safety Feature

My thought: implement a full three to five second delay between when the pedestrian light turns red and add a "Yellow" -- ready signal during the transition between red to green lights. That should add extra-time and delay traffic between the events of pedestrian stopping and traffic moving. (I seriously hate it when I see someone crossing an intersection in a car within a microsecond of his light turning green.)

Comment: Russia Fascist (Score -1, Troll) 158

by sageres (#47367837) Attached to: Russia Moves From Summer Time To Standard Time

The article also discusses a ban on swearing in books, plays, and films that went into effect today in Russia.

Slashdot readers, please if you currently support Russia or neutral to their current policies -- please don't trust my words for it. Please research the facts and please do not support Vladimir Putin. Support Ukraine and Russian opposition.
Russia is a modern fascist-governed country. The chief ideology that replaced democratically-aimed Yeltsin era became Russian Christian-Orthodox Fascism. It is evidenced in prohibition on much of the freedom of speech, freedom of expression, murders of critical journalists, arrests and trials of the anti-government activists, arrests and trials of the gay activists, rampant government-sponsored homophobia and xenophobia, and even aggression and annexation of the land of her neighbors.
That's why I don't understand American left (from the group of those who always defend Russia no matter what). It is more then obvious that Russia is in the business much worse then the USA when it comes to human rights, privacy, freedom of speech and expression, and respect for other country's territories. Even the famous American anti-spying pro-privacy whistle-blower Snowden after finding refuge in Russia became its internal praiser (few months ago he was the one that threw a "softball" question at Putin's press conference if there is any electronic monitoring is going on within the FSB (renamed KGB) walls, question that was obviously designed for him to be asked and for Putin to be answered, even though Snowden never had any journalistic accreditation to be in that press conference in the first place.
A rampant anti-Americanism and anti-Europeanism allows even the highest in power to call Americans "Pendos" (a derogatory Russian word reserved for the Greeks) and Europeans -- "Gay-ropeans" -- an obvious reference to the Russia's extreme homophobic stand in the years of Putin's reign.
Russia has actively supported the most corrupted regimes in their vicinity. When Ukraine has decided to rebel and depose its corrupt leader because it wanted to live like civilized people -- Ukraine's political leadership was quite ironically accused of being fascist, and the Crimean peninsula was annexed through a "referendum" under the barrel of unmarked Russian solders' guns (which was later admitted by Putin to be actually Russian soldiers.), and even that referendum's results were corrupted. (A commission appointed by Kremlin specifically admitted that only 43% of the people of Crimea wanted to be part of Russia, not 98%., and only people of the city of Sevastopol (where the Russian fleet has a base) voted at close to 80% to be a part. In one famous press conferences Vladimir Putin gave at the time of annexation, on the question what would happened if the Ukrainian military in Crimea will not give up their arms and start fighting invading soldiers, Putin answered that the soldiers will stand behind women and children, and he will see how will Ukrainian soldiers shoot at them.
For the last few months after the Crimea's annexation Russia has been blowing up tensions in Ukraine's eastern regions, sending their weaponry and thugs, paying and training these thugs to terrorize and murder the Ukrainian people. They have done it before in 2008 in Georgia.
I can give many more examples of this, but Russia is most parallel with the Germany of 1930s. The same Goebbels' style propaganda is across all the Russian TV channels and newspapers, with lies, falsified information and imagery and unprecedented paranoia (Russian political idea that Americans want nothing but to enslave the Russian people), at times antisemitism (recently one of the TV presenters had a flat-out said that Jews are guilty of Holocaust), xenophobia (against all nationalities, even the Slavic ones that do not support the policies of Putin), homophobia (the chief of the Russian main news agency, Dmitry Kiselev said that homosexuals' hearts should be burned upon their deaths), and many more things.
Slashdot readers, please if you currently support Russia or neutral to their current policies -- please don't trust my words for it. Please research the facts and please do not support Vladimir Putin. Support Ukraine and Russian opposition.

Comment: useless buzzword for marketing only (Score 2) 309

by sageres (#47221529) Attached to: Google Engineer: We Need More Web Programming Languages

"Web programming language is a buzzword that I heard before since 1994-1995 over and over and over and over and over again. Here is one joke about one of the "Web programming languages" from that era:

--Knock knock!
--Who is there?
--... (wait one minute before replying... And then:) Java!

But for some reason, every declared "web programming language" seem to not having universal adoption.
Question is: Why, and why are they talking about it again and again?

Comment: Re:Space programs as a crowbar? (Score 1) 522

by sageres (#46994085) Attached to: Russia Bans US Use of Its Rocket Engines For Military Launches
Physical relocation is indeed not the way, although it was done successfully before (India - Pakistan partition) The problem is not ethnic in general. The problem is that the South Eastern Ukraine is a kleptocracy -- a state within a state powered by the oligarchs controlling the local government, markets, people, coal mines, factories, banks, shops, markets, etc.,etc.,etc.) These oligarchs (such as the ethnic Tatar Rinat Akhmetov) are fighting to preserve their former way of life. They know full well that they can not maintain this state in a fully-democratic country powered by the technocrats who are bend-over EU memberships and reforms. (BTW, the fact that he is a Tatar has nothing to do with what he is doing. He could care less about the suffering of his ethnic brothers -- Tatars, his religious brothers -- Muslims or his civic brothers -- Ukrainians. All this man cares about is money and he is willing to kill and torture an entire state to achieve that.)

Comment: Re:Space programs as a crowbar? (Score 1) 522

by sageres (#46994019) Attached to: Russia Bans US Use of Its Rocket Engines For Military Launches
Please don't forget the enormous ethnic cleansing program of Holodomyr -- an artificial famine brought by the Soviet government in order to ethnically cleanse Ukrainian population out of the Central and Eastern Ukraine. Estimates varies on the number of dead, from 2.4 to 7.5 million people. The affected areas (Kyiv, Dnipropetrivsk, Odessa, Kharkiv, Donesk ) were later settled in the newly "open" houses and spaces by ethnic Russians.

Comment: Re:What is an "AIDS denialist"? (Score 1) 268

Her child, Eliza Jane Scovill died from AIDS-related complications on May 16, 2005. Christina Maggiore died from AIDS-related complications on December 27, 2008. I am wondering, if the idea is dangerous, and the propagandists of that idea literally cause death, can we shut them up for public safety sake? Or sue them into oblivion and charge them with endangering the public?

"I'm not a god, I was misquoted." -- Lister, Red Dwarf