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Comment: Re:Why yes, we should blame the victim here (Score 1) 309

by thunderclap (#47421521) Attached to: Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service
Can we all stop being idiots? Look unless she took those pics with an actual non internet connected camera, she gave implicit permission to post them by taking them with an internet enabled device. People ARE going to Hack your shizz. If you have sensitive info on it, it is your fault that you left it there as well as it is their fault for stealing it. This is today; you don't leave money in an open box on front porch expecting it to remain unmolested. You don't leave your front door unlocked. You don't leave the car keys in the ignition. You don't leave your packages in plain sight at a mall. You don't take pictures of yourself naked for any reason and leave them on an unsecured device and expect it to remain there untouched. Revenge porn is nasty business. It preys on the foolish and ignorant, heartbroken bitches who fuck over men for foolish reasons as well as kind, beatiful souls who were brutalized by dominating thugs mascaraing as men. Its not going away. Anymore than swinging, BDSM, golden showers, chubby chasing, brazzers, vivid, redtube etc are. Yes you have a right to control your images. However ignorance of rule 34 is no excuse. So using common sense says that if you are a prude and don't want the internet to see your quarter sized areolas and shaved puss then delete them. Just like you don't share your bank password, or your social security number online. This is no different. We need to quit treating is a such. No one stole her identity. Had she left it alone it would have faded into nothing. Her insisting on retribution is what is destroying her. Its a good thing. We don't need any more lawyers like her. They tend to go work for places like Prenda.

Comment: Re:Not surprising. (Score 1) 694

by thunderclap (#47397369) Attached to: When Beliefs and Facts Collide
Playing devil's advocate. Say the deniers prevent any motion and surprise, surprise 100 yrs rolls around and those predictions failed. In fact very little has changed (other than new orleans flooding via a hurricane and the big one in LA but I digress) will people still sware the science is accurate? No. Those scientists will be stood beside those who believed the earth was the center of the universe, those that believed in aether and that the earth was flat. There is alot of economic damage that can be done with those policies. We need to 100%. And that's the problem. With this science we can't be.

Comment: Re:What about Jehovah's Witnesses? (Score 1) 1314

No. If you go read the decision, it was narrowly crafted to focus on contraceptives only. And for companies like Hobby Lobby and Conestoga. Basically to get the ability SCOTUS handed Hobby Lobby you need to be: A: A family owned company and only owned by family members. B: for profit but not employee owned (unless family is the only employees) and not publically traded. C: be known for your religious views (the family that owns Hobby Lobby is evangelical, also owns Christian book seller Mardel's and is apart of the people involved with Oral Roberts University) D: Have enough employees that this issue would actually come up (I believe thats over 50 but not sure.) Alito, who crafted the majority opinion, said this doesn't affect other health care items (like your transfusions or the fact that most pills are covered in gelatin made from pork rendering)

Comment: Re: Administrators (Score 1) 538

by thunderclap (#47290375) Attached to: Teaching College Is No Longer a Middle Class Job
So you would be shocked if an OKlahoma plumbers shared his concerns about fracking polluting one of the world's largest shallow water table aquifers located beneath the Great Plains in the United States. The saddest is part is requiiring those who worked in repair side of computing to have a comp sci degree. I don't need to understand computing to repair the hardware of a computer. I need to understand electronics.

Comment: Re:Administrators (Score 3, Interesting) 538

by thunderclap (#47290367) Attached to: Teaching College Is No Longer a Middle Class Job
Students don't miss the point of education. They are never told. Most still believe its 4 years of party time with classes inserted. Its the small percentage that go to the trade schools who want a career or go to a college for a big money career who get screwed. Those who go to party are lost already. We are already second century Rome here, only we are our own visagoths.

Comment: Re:CACM is older (Score 1) 105

by thunderclap (#47278513) Attached to: After 47 Years, Computerworld Ceases Print Publication
an anonymous coward whining about another young loser blaming older generation for his personal failures, sitting on his ass in front of computer that could be making him wealth; but he only uses it as entertainment device and outlet for whining. at least when I want to make a screed, I tag my name to it. what you got no scrot? (or afraid of losing karma if female?")

Comment: Re:CACM is older (Score 1) 105

by thunderclap (#47278499) Attached to: After 47 Years, Computerworld Ceases Print Publication
I would so mod you up because everything you type is true. this one is the most true and applies to everyone. ""Maybe respect is a two-way street. Maybe I'm not automatically entitled to everything I want."
Let's add to this: "You are not entitled to change a name, remove an item or alter a place because it offends you, no matter your age." This is an abuse of the freedom that those dudes who you see in the picture wearing those crazy white wigs fought for, gave up their money for and yes even died for. A critical mass of us has to offended before its offensive. It has to devalue your life even when you are out of its presence.
Example of things that were and will always remain offensive:
Riding in the back of the bus because of your skin pigment.
Making you sleep in vastly inferior location because of your skin pigment
Forcing your labor without pay
Denying you medical care
Assuming that because you are without resources and eat dirt in a location considered to be another country that you have a right to move to a country that is richer so you can make our poor go without. (Just because you were born and are smart enough to escape doesn't get you anything. IN centuries past, this was a way to get you killed. Smart people fix their surroundings.)
Assuming that those with wealth, means or intelligence are your servants because life gave to a worthless poker hand.
Expecting a handout because you were living off someone who died, left or is incapable of providing for you now.
Preventing you from performing bodily functions if you are outside.
(this includes sleeping) Preventing you from accessing water if you are coming in from outside.
Walking around an event with signs that suggest a deity hates something because you believe that a deity hates something. All Deities hate things however, most hate people who walking around an event with signs that suggest a deity not them hates. Why? because all deities are jealous of other deities. Don't believe in deities? Then you understand the pointlessness of walking around an event like that.
Making a movie glorifying a past that was hard, dark and brutal just because you are pissed no one is respecting your struggle with your pigment or orientation issues. While pigment is a issue we all have to deal with because we all can see it, orientation is a silent issue unless its pda. You deserve respect, yes. However, if your pda bothers others, its not the time to make a movie about its history its time to privately educate them.
Acting as if pigment is as important an issue as orientation. Yes both can cause discrimination. This discrimination is deeply offensive and wrong. Yet if you are a majority (the opposite of a minority) your pigment doesn't qualify you to say my orientation is above yours. Your orientation is your business alone unless you are in porn, then its ours but thats whole other issue. Pda is needs to be left to private areas. No one wants to explain to a 3yr why you are doing what you are doing. If you want to do porn, a restaurant isn't the place to do it (unless you own it and your patrons have paid to watch)
Assuming that a person whose job is acting as entertainment has suddenly become the character they play or has become a deity to worship, adore, teach your children or become less than human.
Assuming that a person who job is acting, making music, walking across a theater stage in costume or doing something that is for public consumption is any less that you or whose behavior is more subject that yours. This is a job. Nothing more.
Assuming that a person who job is acting, making music, walking across a theater stage in costume or doing something that is for public consumption suddenly obligates them you reveal their entire personal life, make available private things like orientation, be subjected to lack of access because people decide they need articles of your clothes or body. You don't throng your postman or your coworkers? So why would you throng a person you don't know because you see or hear their voice?
A person who job is acting, making music, walking across a theater stage in costume or doing something that is for public consumption assuming that because he or she has this access they can decide what is good for everyone else. Your food choices are yours. Just because your parents decided that you had to see how a chicken was slaughtered at 4 doesn't mean we all have to suffer. Some of us already know and don't care. Your service to a deity or other entity also is yours. Your orientation is a private matter to be discussed with the government if you are being discriminated against. Its not a bully pulpit to state that whole groups are evil. Yes, they are evil. However, Your job is to entertain not share your ideologies or orientation issues thats a politician. You wish to be that, then you please run for that office. However, please cease the job of entertainment first.
The NSA and other spy organizations. While Snowden did violate oaths, he actually sacrificed his lifestyle for his beliefs. If you don't understand this, I will point you to another group of people who chose the same path. Google Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Archibald Stuart, Patrick Henry and Daniel Webster. They also share Snowden's belief. What era did they live in? The founding of the USA era. They were as hated by the British Crown as much as Snowden is today.
Exposing the evils of manufacturing, or other industries that we rely on to make this society work. At this point all the information is out there if you live in the northern hemisphere, Australia or south Africa. Sneaking in a place that slaughters animals that you are not employed by is not a brave act. It is an act that deserves punishment. We aren't stupid. We know how an animal dies and is cut up to make food. However, we don't need to gory details.
Complaining about a person who you have never met. Unless their job falls under entertainment or politics you have no opinion because you don't know them. You have hearsay. Its can't be used for judgement. Understand this.
Also suggesting that manufacturing, or other industries that we rely on to make this society work are evil and destroying the planet.We can't destroy the planet. We can destroy ourselves and our society. Its called genocide. This planet has been hotter than human life would allow for a full 1/5 of its life. Suggesting that an alteration of inches or miles changes things horribly falls under this. Established science is something every scientist agrees on. If half disagree on the basics, then it isnt established. If the science has only 50 yrs of usable data and it deals with subjects that span millenia then you are as bad as those who insist that pigment or orientation should determine jobs.
Altering a system because as a builder you don't like dealing with people who alter it to suit their needs. People don't have the time to be students of complicated industries like computing, automotive maintenance, appliance maintenance and so on. If you want to make something so popular everyone has one then don't expect people to not alter it to suit them if they have the talent, time or desire.
Finally, locking up entertainment so that only massive corporations who give jobs to those people who want to be involved or are gifted in acting, making music, walking across a theater stage in costume or doing something that is for public consumption have editing access. This destroys the collective culture that we built for profit that is fleeting.

Comment: Re:hum (Score 1) 59

by thunderclap (#47238415) Attached to: Netflix Shutters Its Public API

CORPORATIONS! CORPORATIONS! JUST LOVE TO SCREW THEIR CUSTOMERS OVER AND OVER AGAIN. AHHHH, USA, THE LAND OF THE FREE AND HOME OF THE SCREWED!

I would give you mod points for this truism. However, the rest of your comment is a simply a screed that is not true (because the US, UK, Canada and Australia are about the only places making quality English programing. Europe waits a lot longer for the US stuff (if you ignore the Pirate bay) and they have a different dvd set. So no points for you.

Comment: Re:What good is a scanned book if you can't get it (Score 2, Interesting) 34

by thunderclap (#47238385) Attached to: Appeals Court Finds Scanning To Be Fair Use

But what good is a scanned book if it's available but you can't actually access it? Almost everything since 1930 is under copyright, and we're legally denied access to this wealth of information, including works under copyright but orphaned. Scanning books, digitizing them, making them searchable -- and then what? If you can't get the book, what good is it? Almost all books before digital typesetting are available online only in bad-photocopy scanned PDFs, not even full text.

A sane society would strip the copyright from any book that is not currently available digitally, if the copyright holder (supposing the copyright holder can even be found) has no plans to make it available digitally in the next year, and revert it to the public domain. Then Google - and anyone else - could do whatever they wanted with the text.

A sane society would have a 14 yr copyright, a president and congress who actually listen to the masses and only serve 4 or six yrs, a Bruce jenner who never married Kris Kardashian because told him it would be his worst mistake ever, a childless Pattie Mallette, a RIAA that served its artists giving them 80% of the money an album earned and didn't attack the people who shared it, muslims and jews who didn't hate each other, women, gays and want to explode themselves in crowded places, a US that didnt spill foreign blood someone in the world every decade for the last 120 yrs and a Microsoft who actually listens and didnt shove metro into 8 or kill xp because it wants too. But back to the topic. No, stripping the copyright from any book that is not currently available digitally, if the copyright holder (supposing the copyright holder can even be found) has no plans to make it available digitally in the next year, and revert it to the public domain would deprive certain authors (example Harlan Ellison and Ursula K. Le Guin ). You want an actual example of this? http://wellpreparedmind.wordpr... its happened in france. Damn those they couldn't find. Me, I am a writer. I want copyright fixed but I don't want my choice taken away either. However, I am in support of this scanning. As for the D&D, well they deserved to be screwed.

Comment: Re:Key Point Missing (Score 1) 34

by thunderclap (#47238321) Attached to: Appeals Court Finds Scanning To Be Fair Use
I think you lost your point somewhere. So are you upset about all this or not. Me, I am fully in support of OCR getting a LOT more powerful, and Captcha's are going to become useless. I am also in support of scanning and making the info from the scan available like searching Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and it reveals that, "yes, the words OFF WITH HER HEAD" appear, and appear on page 78. However, I seriously doubt we will end up with an entire book of those stupid wavy words and superimposed squiggles because Captcha's are going to become useless. (yes I used your terms in my comment because you had valid points you just rambled too much.

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