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Comment: Re:"Slow and calculated torture?" (Score -1) 742

by shiftless (#49766751) Attached to: Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment

Maybe Greeks are different but in Germany, if you borrow money, you are fully expected to pay it back. As soon as possible. Greece can make as much racket as it likes, but the Germans still want their money back.

In America, if I owe the bank $100,000, I'm in trouble. If I owe the bank $100,000,000, the bank's in trouble.

Maybe the government and banking institutions of Germany shouldn't have given away all that free money.

Comment: More like the Great DEPRESSION 2.0 (Score -1) 742

by shiftless (#49766747) Attached to: Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment

It's not. That was the end of 2011, when Greece nearly defaulted and got a bailout.

Wrong. It's 1939 all over again.

Since that time, all the other banks have divested themselves of Greek bonds (and have been recapitalized by the ECB). There is no worry of contagion this time,

lol....yeah, NO worry at all.

That will give them a bit more money, but the major problem is not having enough money to pay their bills.

No, their major problem is TOO MANY BILLS.

Will they leave the Euro? Who knows,

Ooh, ooh! Pick me! I know this one.

Yes, they will leave the Euro....just like ALL the rest of Europe.

If you want to watch for a time to worry, the time will be when Germany, or France, or the United States can no longer borrow. Then there will be another 2008.

No, there will be another 1939.

Hint: you're living in it...

Comment: Re:Chrome OS is a joke (Score -1) 112

know- it's so terrible to have a sub-$200 laptop that boots in seconds and that has everything stored in the cloud so if my kids break it I can replace it trivially.

If your kid breaks your laptop, that's accompanied by an ass whooping to ensure it never happens again, right?

Intelligent countries with intelligent people don't treat laptops as throwaways items.

Nor do they store their vital data in "the cloud."

Comment: Dear simpleton, (Score -1) 178

by shiftless (#49238029) Attached to: MH370 Beacon Battery May Have Been Expired

When the flight recorder does get found and it's shown to be a simple terrorist act, or crash, I'm going to find the above posters online and laugh in their face on all our behalves.

You will never get that opportunity, so don't get too excited.

But down, the beauty of conspiracy theories is that just after your last was proved to be nonsense, you have infinitely more of them to pluck out of your head and if we can't debunk them all immediately, they are still "true" in your head.

Congratulations on being a moron.

Comment: Fuck your diversity bullshit (Score -1) 493

Weirdly enough, women were quite well represented in technology before the 80s. Clearly there was an interest - so what's changed?

Modern computers are fucking pieces of shit. No sane woman wants to fuck with one.

Women in other countries are somewhat more well represented in technology and more likely to go into STEM fields - so what are those other countries doing differently?

Who cares?

There are a number of things that make a strong case for the reasons women aren't well represented in tech being related to artificial issues rather than natural tendencies.

Tech isn't singled out as the one and only important field, by the way. I'm not sure where you get that idea from, but if you look at most any field with a lopsided gender ratio you'll see concern about the gender imbalance and efforts to remedy it.

Yes, wherever you look in America, you do see plenty of abject stupidity in the form of people trying to solve problems that aren't actually problems.

In any case, my guess as to why tech is singled out is not that tech is singled out, but that you're probably primarily reading tech sites where this gets discussed, so it just seems that way.

I wish the tech sites would spend more time discussing tech instead of completely unimportant PC bullshit like this. Is it any wonder America is slipping to last place in every possible category, except prison population, STDs, and arrogance?

Pull your head out of your asshole and worry about something that actually matters. Like the fact that your country is a fascist police state shithole.

Comment: No, not that (Score -1) 493

Do you realize what privatized "public" education would look like? It'd look great at first, until the inevitable consolidation starts in. Soon, we have the school equivalent of Wal-Mart. Then, once the monopoly is established, budgets will be cut and cut and cut, until the teachers are making minimum wage and class sizes are 100+. The company running the school would have a vested interest in finding the schools as little as possible. We all know how well that works in the health insurance industry. So, instead of sending your kids to a school with board members selected by the community, they go to a school where the decisions are made thousands of miles away.

I'm confused....are we talking about some imagined fantasy inside your head, or the status quo?

Look at private schools (and charter schools, for that matter) now: you can be excluded for the color of your skin, your faith, and especially your income.

As opposed to the public school system, which I'm forced at gunpoint to pay for whether or not I can afford it or approve of it.

Comment: Re:The Interview hits warez sites (Score -1) 166

by shiftless (#48681683) Attached to: North Korean Defector Spills Details On the Country's Elite Hacking Force

"Nobody has the right to tell me what I can or can't copy freely. I will continue pirating from now until eternity and nothing a whiny bitch such as yourself can say will stop it. If you don't like it, fuck off and die slowly in a fire, and/or fuck yourself to death with a sword."

Comment: Congraulations on being a useful idiot. (Score -1) 388

by shiftless (#48639693) Attached to: Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

I saw the previews months ago for that movie and thought to myself "That looks stupid." but now I'm going to go see it anyway. You should really encourage all of your friends to do the same. Blackmail resulting in self-censorship is not something that needs to be encouraged.

You did exactly what you were supposed to do, drone, like the useful idiot you are. Free clue: this isn't a hack or theft, it's a LEAK, and Sony is responsible for it--working hand in hand with the US government. It's a combination of publicity stunt and propaganda rolled into one, which you have allowed yourself to be manipulated by. Congratulations.

Comment: Re:Understandable given the nature of the EU (Score -1) 55

by shiftless (#48577877) Attached to: EU May Not Unify Its Data Protection Rules After All

Places like Alabama couldn't survive without federal support; think of them like Greece.

You know why the US is falling to pieces as we speak? Because it's controlled by clueless fuckwits such as yourself, who are drowning in your own arrogance. Obviously you have never visited Alabama, moron, but please--don't let me stop you from continuing to expose your cluelessness to the world. The average Alabaman has more industry in his little pinky than faggots like you have in your entire body. I'm looking forward to the day when whatever pathetic urban shithole you reside in gets a) nuked to a glowing pile of ash, and/or b) burnt to the fucking ground by the little people you have built an entire lifestyle of stepping piece of shit.

Comment: Re:HDD endurance? (Score -1) 125

by shiftless (#48539795) Attached to: Consumer-Grade SSDs Survive Two Petabytes of Writes

Hold on now, Hairy. I understand (and agree with) your concerns, especially when it comes to garbage like OCZ, but SSD really is the future though. I use my laptop for heavy web browsing with thousands of tabs open in Firefox, and the shitbox would slow down to a crawl with "only" 4 GB and a conventional HD, so for me an SSD was a necessity. I put a Samsung 840 Pro in this thing last year (or was it the year before?) and it has been the best money I've ever spent on computer hardware. According to SMART I'm at 6.8 TB of writes, over 5400 power on hours, and just clicked over 2000 startup cycles, with zero errors or problems of any kind. Many others seem to have had similar positive experiences with these drives. From all indications, this drive will probably last another 10-15+ years easily. The only thing I can see killing it is an EMP burst.

Comment: Fuck you (Score -1) 395

by shiftless (#48509745) Attached to: France Wants To Get Rid of Diesel Fuel

Proper response to such dickhead: Confiscate their truck. That will stop it really quickly.

I got a better idea: how about somebody puts a hot round through your skull instead? My ancestors did not move to this land back in the 1600s just so that pissants like you could tell me what to do, and send armed thugs after me to steal my possessions because you're too much of a fucking pussy to do it yourself. The day is coming when it will be open season on piece of shit fascists like yourself, and I can hardly wait to put a few of you Nazis in the grave myself.

"When it comes to humility, I'm the greatest." -- Bullwinkle Moose