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Comment Re:Corporate death penalty (Score 0) 118

You missed the point of Asimov's robot stories. The laws are in insufficient and don't work IRL. Also corporations exist first of all to enrich the owners and shareholders, all other functions are tangential to that goal.

You want this behaviour (patent trolling) actually to stop? The only thing that is required and that can work is to ban government from setting rules. All patent and copyright laws need to be abolished.

Comment Re:Huh? (Score 0) 173

I was learning from a book. It's an item made of paper, it is of a rectangular shape with multiple pieces of paper of the same shape connected together in such a manner, that one can flip any piece of paper to look at either side of it and to move on to another piece of paper. On this paper there were various letters (similar to letters you would find in any online ad today) and also drawings. These letters and drawings were arranged in such a manner as to allow a person looking at them to sequentially retrieve pieces of information. The information retrieved from such a contraption was in a number of ways similar to what one can retrieve today by loading a page from any Wordpress site (or possibly even a Wiki site). Of-course on paper the hyperlinking could not be implemented in a feasible manner, so instead of clickable links there were textual references to other sources and that was definitely a shortcoming. On the other hand ad banners and kitty porn wasn't sprinkled throughout the pieces of paper (pages) and so it was easier to concentrate on the task of information retrieval.

Comment Re:anti-business liberal scoring points (Score 0) 372

My answer to this is very simple actually, if there is no business case to go to Mars I don't want any government stealing money from people to go to Mars because at that point it is all it is: theft.

Eventually a business case for Mars may become real and then businesses will find a way to get there. Today it is likely not the case at all that there is any sort of ROI on going to Mars except for raising spirits of those, who want to see it happen.

Well, if the people who WANT to see it happen actually PAY for it by BUYING bonds that would pay for it, then a private business can do it without government! That's because a private business can print bonds that can be sold (tentatively) to people and if enough money is raised then actually collect the money and start building.

To do it otherwise is to steal, but that's nothing new, that's what all governments always do.

Comment linux based POS (Score 0) 94

One of the benefits and reasons why we build Linux based systems for retail chain management, store management, supply chain management, e-commerce and such is ability to secure against these types of attacks better. Beyond that we came up with a new way of protecting credit card information by tying it to the location of the user's phone, but we are not a nominal 'fintech' and those guys are too hard to approach (for now at least).

Comment Re:It will never go anywhere. (Score 0) 27

Well, not all companies do that, some base their business model around personal security, for example numbered bank accounts are designed on purpose not to let authorities (or anybody) know who is the owner if the account. Bearer certificates have the same purpose actually, they are like cash in that regard.

Now, governments fight against such very important individual freedoms of-course. Governments destroy personal freedoms much more than any company ever could.

Comment Re:What the fuck is with the snark (Score 0) 118

Fucking piece of shit collectivists like you is the problem in America, why don't YOU go somewhere more socialist, more collectivist already? There are PLENTY of those place, vast MAJORITY of this planet is to your liking. USA is supposed to be individualistic, anti-collectivist, anti-socialist, anti-government, anarchist even. Anarcho-capitalism, true freedom, libertarianism, objectivism are the principles that the USA is SUPPOSED to be based on and instead USA is now just another collectivist half fascist half socialist failed State specifically because of complete piece of shit asswipes like you, who want to turn every piece of land on this planet into a collectivist nightmare that free individuals are horrified at.

Do everybody a favour and leave, go to France, go to Japan, go to Italy, go to Spain, go to Brazil, go to Australia FFS, go to whatever. If pieces of shit, collectivist socialist fascist garbage like you left the country that is supposed to be anti-establishment, anti-collectivism, anti-socialism, anti-Marxism then you would get exactly what you desire and the country would return to its roots, what it is supposed to be - a country that fought a war against a king over taxation. A country where people used to come to not for welfare or Big Brother state but for freedom. Freedom FROM THE COLLECTIVE, Freedom FROM THE GOVERNMENT, Freedom FROM THE OPPRESSION.

Comment Re:Ben Carson was actually right bout something. (Score 3, Insightful) 594 Clearly there could be the rise of a charismatic egomaniac who preys on the fears and hatred of the conservatives, making groups out to be the scapegoats (Muslims, gays, immigrants... at least it's not Jews this time around). Everything Trump says about these groups are the same things that Goebbels and Hitler were saying about Jews. We are witnessing the rise of the radical fascists Europe had to deal with 80 years ago. How in the hell are people so damn fucking stupid not to learn from history?

Simple. Americans don't learn history anymore. Especially Republicans. They call history "revisionism" and, if you are well-versed in history, you are called an "elitist".

Comment Re:Good luck with that (Score 0) 291

You forgot something. A Manhattan DA is going after a California based company that manufactures in China and has assets around the world on the premise that the terrorist attacks in France could have been stopped somehow because:

French police found an unencrypted, unlocked phone in a trash bin outside the Bataclan concert hall in Paris that contained a text sent in the clear: âoeOn est parti on commence.â (âoeLetâ(TM)s go, weâ(TM)re startingâ).

You see, now not only encryption will be banned by governments but also the following combination of words: On est parti on commence. and its equivalents in other languages.

I, however, suspect that the above message could have been sent in a multitude of different ways that the Manhattan DA also needs to attempt banning. For example I can see how the following string can be used with the same result:
* let's do it
* do it now
* the time is now
* we are doing it
* starting it
* time 0
* the chicken is in the pot
* blah habl blah kk erq[][]

Once the Manhattan DA is done banning the above, then we will all be safe.

Comment Strippers, bartenders have a college degrees too (Score -1) 393

Is it worth it?

The following is part of the title from the video:

President Obama promotes the myth that everyone must go to college. That if you don't go, your life will be ruined -- that you will end up waiting tables, or trapped in some other mundane occupation. The truth is, even with a college degree, you may still end up waiting tables, you'll just begin your "career" four or five years later, tens of thousands of dollars in debt.

Here is an example of some of the plumb jobs college grads were able to land during the Obama administration. Not just liberal arts majors mind you, but graduates with degrees in mathematics, robotics, neuroscience, engineering, accounting, business administration, economics, biology, communications, graphic design, marketing, and linguistics.

Of course when it comes to education, it's not just the Obama administration that deserves a failing grade. For years, politicians of both parties have pandered to students by promising more aid in the form of direct or subsidized student loans. As a result, colleges and universities are freed from competitive forces that would otherwise keep tuition low. Easy access to cheap credit enables students to bid up tuition, benefiting the educational establishment at their expense. Politicians secure student's votes by promising relief from skyrocketing tuition by providing even more loans. Ironically, the loans themselves are the very reason tuition is so high in the first place.

Before the Federal Government got involved, college degrees were much more affordable, and ambitious students from poorer families could easily work their way through. In addition, as fewer high school graduates actually went on to college, not only were college degrees much less expensive to obtain, they were far more valuable to have. With so many high school grads now going on to college, a college degree is actually less valuable in today's job market, despite its inflated price tag, than was a high school diploma in the 1950s. The only solution is to get the Federal Government completely out of higher education, and let the free market fix what the government broke!

For those of you who feel a college degree is essential to financial success consider John D Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie and Cornelius Vanderbilt. Rockefeller dropped out of high school and began working full-time at age 16. Carnegie didn't even go to high school and began working full-time at age 13. Vanderbilt dropped out of school at age 11, and by age 16 had started his own ferry business. All three were born poor and became self-made billionaires, who attained estimated net worths (in today's dollars) of approximately $670, $300. and $175 billion respectively. To put those numbers into perspective, the richest living American, Bill Gates, who dropped out of Harvard during his sophomore year, has an estimated net worth of just $65 billion.

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage. -- Lazarus Long