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Comment: Re:Cue the whiners (Score 1) 52

by Opportunist (#49562899) Attached to: ESPN Sues Verizon To Stop New Sports-Free TV Bundles

The problem is that the only real option you have is abstaining. You don't want this behaviour? No cable TV for you. Because there's no such thing as a "channel mix" that you want. Have you ever taken a look at the average "basic mix" of channels? Nobody, absolutely nobody, on this planet would choose these channels. No matter what his interests.

If you're not happy with this, your choice is to do without. Not only without the channels you don't want, but also the ones that you would want. Don't want Sports and Bible TV? Ok, no SciFi for you either.

And most people would rather grin and bear it than abstain. Essentially what it means to them is that they don't get the 100+ channels promised but actually just about 10, with 90+ more that could as well not exist.

Comment: Re:Damn... (Score 1) 447

by bzipitidoo (#49557765) Attached to: Woman Behind Pakistan's First Hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, Shot Dead

Are you volunteering to feed and provide health care to all these unwanted babies you want to force women to bear? No? You hate Obamacare? Then you aren't really pro-life, you're pro-overpopulation. You want those babies born, but how to care for them, how to feed all those extra mouths, well, that's someone else's problem, not yours, huh? You willing to go to war, kill off some other mouths so those babies can eat? And you think the mother can always find a way to feed her child if you make her desperate enough? And if she can't do it, then I suppose you'd blame her and call her a bad mother.

Comment: Re:Hello Captain Obvious (Score 2) 54

by rtb61 (#49557595) Attached to: Declassified Report From 2009 Questions Effectiveness of NSA Spying

So why the release? Are they finding it really hard to recruit people hence, "Very few working-level C.I.A. analysts were told about it." As in come join the CIA and NSA we are not all psychopaths douche bags who get sexually aroused by prying into everyone's privacy, the power, the power.

Yep, they are not all evil and pathetic but until they start prosecuting the corrupt, they have no hope of being respected and that especially includes Darth Cheney, the number one conspirator behind all that mess.

Comment: Re:That's Great and All (Score 1) 85

Poker is a game of chance, straight probability calculations nothing more nothing less. Beyond that it is about reading the players and that has nothing to do with poker. So I am 'ass'uming they are inserting butt plug stress monitoring probes and using that to associate stress with betting styles and to be able to assess when a players arse puckers with relation to the quality of their cards and the bets they make.

Comment: Re:Damn... (Score 1) 447

by rtb61 (#49557507) Attached to: Woman Behind Pakistan's First Hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, Shot Dead

Men who shave want to look prepubescent because, WHY? Does that prepubescent look attract them, do they prefer women with shaven legs that look more prepubescent because, WHY? Growing a beard is normal for by far the majority of men, why pursue an unnatural act in order to look more child like because WHY? What exactly is the purpose in modern sexuality of looking more childlike? Everyone take note.

Political activism also threatens corporate interests and they are the ones with money to pay for all kinds of stuff, including assassins and mercenaries. The deployment of mercenaries, killers for hire has been really active in the last decade and the US Government in all of it's corporate driven insanity is pushing it. Who was behind it and who benefited most.

Comment: Re:Homeless galaxies (Score 1) 60

by rtb61 (#49557461) Attached to: Cosmologists Find Eleven Runaway Galaxies

The answer to that would be, 'er', yes. It indicates that astronomical motions are for more chaotic than imagined and hence as you go down from large to small so that chaos would reflect in more errant objects. So yeah, we can quite readily be impacted by dangerous objects at any time and it behoves us to try to do something about reducing risk, the smaller the objects the more prevalent they and the greater the risk of impact. So finding high risk objects and reducing that risk. It's like the the stupid, why study volcanoes can not do nothing to stop them, what a waste of time. The reason of course to study volcanoes is to figure out when they will erupt and ensure harm to people and property is minimised.

Comment: Re:Snowden is a hero (Score 2) 100

by rtb61 (#49557421) Attached to: Officials Say Russian Hackers Read Obama's Unclassified Emails

Rather pointless for the Russians to hack the Whitehouse, the puppet house, nothing there but implied instructions from their corporate campaign donors. Want to know what the actual American government is doing, Russia needs to hack the boardrooms and homes of the US's dominate corporate leaders to find out what is actually going on and to be able to get actionable data. This to bring them down or to force better behaviour, lots of dirt there and of course even more in the tax havens positive gold mine of US and western government corruption.

Want to know what is going on don't watch the puppet show, just mock it's subservience and incompetence (good people are more likely to be loyal to their fellow citizens then corrupt corporations), pay attention to the psychopaths pulling the campaign strings. Shine a light in those shadows and watch the cockroaches scatter no matter how rich they are and how much power they 'think' they have.

The new cold war is US Corporations VS the People of The World.

Comment: Re:sage (Score 1) 311

by rtb61 (#49557381) Attached to: The Future Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

So who supervises the children, who ensures they play well together, who ensures they learn life and citizen lessons, who ensure the actually learn the material. Let me guess armed guards with tasers and handcuffs, they are really fucking cheap and hell, when it comes to the US the will be more than ample law enforcement types who would switch to school enforcement in order to 'play' with the kiddies, hell there would a whole bunch of pseudo conservative, pseudo religious types who would pay to play.

Quality staff, providing a quality adult child interaction to ensure good psychological outcomes and as a side issue provide knowledge, this why the parent are forced to work to feed the indulgences of the rich and greedy. Oh wait it's the America solution, the children of the rich get that and the children of the poor, well, they get the child molesters. Let's all follow the American way, be greedy, selfish and cheap when it comes to other peoples children and let's generate profits anyway possible, including the cheapest possible people looking after their worthless children.

Comment: Re:Is it the phone or the stupid stuff installed o (Score 1) 458

by rtb61 (#49557341) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Most Stable Smartphones These Days?

Everyone knows exactly what is causing the shitiness, douche bag lawyers, writing crap non-warranties, so manufacturers don't give a crap how bad their products are as long as those same douche bag lawyers can fend off enough angry customers to generate a good profit, selling shit likes it gold. PR=B$ (public relations lies) can also work to convince customer they are the only ones, by flooding every media channel with lies about how good the products are and how they are the only ones with problems, including and especially fucking forums. Corporate douche baggery is the problem, companies run by psychopaths is the problem, companies running governments in order to block government management consumer protections from working properly is the problem and those shitty products and shitty software is just a symptom.

Comment: Re:This plan has holes (Score 5, Interesting) 311

by cas2000 (#49557049) Attached to: The Future Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

not necesarily morons, just slaves to fashionable management ideology.

what's pushing this is the management class's absolute loathing of skilled individuals. they demand that every worker be a replacable component and they simply don't care that that means loss of productivity through loss of experience, skill, and talent.

they have this attitude towards workers in education and every other industry - whether for-profit or not-for-profit. it's what they're taught, and it's what they believe.

If it happens once, it's a bug. If it happens twice, it's a feature. If it happens more than twice, it's a design philosophy.