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Comment: Re:Comparing Preview/Test to Release... (Score 0) 307

by thunderclap (#48184095) Attached to: If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data
It is when you are paid to entertain. See I don't care about your life or what you do. I suppose the same would be for you about me. However, when a gal or guy says 'Hey, I want 12 bucks of your money. I do have a right to as what I am getting. If they say, 'I'll pretend to be mystique and my buddies will pretend to be the other x-men and we will act out the comics." I can still say that well if you are going to be naked can I see it. If she says no and I still pay but she decides to be naked for others (even if they are 'boyfriend') its hypocrisy. The moment you decide to entertain the public everything changes. You sacrifice certain things that the rest of us keep. Don't want to give those up? They quit being in public. There are thousands of jobs that don't involve the public.

Comment: Re:Comparing Preview/Test to Release... (Score 0) 307

by thunderclap (#48183261) Attached to: If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

Apple, on the otherhand...who knows what & why they're collecting data in a released OS...

Seriously? They are collecting the info for the Next fappening.
Yes that sounds snarky and evil but Hollywood is lazy. People want to see naked celebs especially those who are hypocrites (ie those who take private nudes but won't green light a movie where they are naked) Apparently, Apple is in on it. Why else do they need the info? Its good for spying, and marketing. If they say #2 they are lying or incompetent.

Comment: Re:Yay :D (Score -1, Offtopic) 307

by thunderclap (#48183199) Attached to: If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

2015 will the the year of Desktop Linux!

Actually, No this isn't off-topic. Here is why: The fappening . The whole reason this happened is not just because celebrities were lazy to allow Icloud to upload their pics that wanted to take, its because apple feels this is the new normal. Linux (which is android is a flavor) is a valid optiion who doesn't immediately phone home to its maker. Mind you, Google can and will monitor android but this CAN be disabled with out harm, unlike apple.

Comment: Re:The Internet is India at the moment (Score 1) 622

by thunderclap (#48164857) Attached to: The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers
The best example of why 'if you don't want the public to see it, don't take it' it a truth and not victim blaming. Sadly even the cyberbullying and gang rape problems are far more serious than this. Gang rape in India has to do with open disrespect of the young females who don't want to be forced into the traditional Indian mode of dress and culture. They want to embrace our culture's dress and that's the wholly inappropriate, criminal response. Cyberbullying is an consequence of our racism and culture's hate on each other. These things that used to be a shove into the locker or a drive driven off the road. Still assault but now worse with anonymity attached.
However, there is no real anonymity on the Internet, so they can always be found out. (even tor isn't truly impenetrable).
The most important thing to remember is the Fappening is Celebrity shenanigans.

Comment: Re:Straw Man (Score 1) 622

by thunderclap (#48164791) Attached to: The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers
I never suggested that there was any shame in the photos. The naked body isn't shameful. You assumed that. I never said it. Nor are there any victims. They (all of them) engaged in a at risk behavior. And this time, something happened. Just like a druggie who ODs or a pickpocket who gets his arm broke by picking the wrong target, they got caught.
While the privacy breach was wrong and a civil issue (invasion of privacy), the true culprit isn't the person who hacked in, its Apple. As for your rant, as yourself why there is a continued and sustained attack against female celebrities? Perhaps its because the culture has lead to this? No Android isn't a secure zone. There is no secure zone to hide naked pics of yourself in the digital environment. That's the whole point. All this screaming about victim shaming is BS because the images don't have to be taken, there are ALWAYS other solutions for people being paid $100 a minute to stand speak and emote (or sing) and everyone should know and care about where there images are especially if you are a known quantity.
Again:
If you don't understand a technology ask someone who does to help
If you don't want pictures of yourself out of your control, don't take them and then hide them digitally. You are gluing a $100 bill to the entryway of a grocery store. Someone will eventually get it up and use it.
Don't do things you know will have negative consequences and then bitch and moan when those said consequences happen. It makes you look stupid. If you are a celebrity it can damage your career.
Finally, as I said earlier, The reason people wanted to see her was she put herself out there. She chose roles that made people curious and we have a society that shows little respect to female celebrities and wants to see every female who is attractive naked. Of course people are going to devour it.
Finally, stop whing and bitching about people point out others whining and moans as that. This isn't serious. Ebola is serious. Ferguson is serious. Isis is serious. This is celebrity shenanigans. We are treating it as such.

Comment: Re:Straw Man (Score 1) 622

by thunderclap (#48138301) Attached to: The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers
How many pics of unknown people were retrieved? People knew that the ICloud could be hacked. These same people wanted to see Jlaw and others naked. So they hacked Icloud. Did you notice there are no Tswift photos? She has an android phone. See any of Diana Agron? She has been hacked so many times that she doesn't trust Icloud or any other social media. Hense no pics. So the pics were in plain view just not what we would normally call it. So what 'plain view' was it? this: http://i.imgur.com/RO8iHG0.jpg If she hadn't done that. She would have an argument.

Comment: Re:Straw Man (Score 1) 622

by thunderclap (#48138269) Attached to: The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers
Problem is, there are no victims in the whole of the Fappening. To borrow Biker ACs term there is the SQUID of which Jlaw was the biggest and the hackers who 'used Apple, a company notorious for lack of security' and belief that what little they had was enough. If people were personally responsible (everyone from the apple employees to JLaw) this wouldnt have happened. Combine lazy clueless celebs with poor security and you get that. Victim blaming here is people wanting to be lazy and insecure and how dare you call us on it. Its the equivalent of leaving a $100 bill glued to the ground in front of a grocery store and counting how many people stop to try to pick it up and whine because they can't/

Comment: Re:It does fit? (Score 1) 622

by thunderclap (#48138233) Attached to: The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers
The benefits NEVER outweigh the risks.
I stand by the statement, taking the selfies was an optional choice, and of course the only way to stop nude selfies from leaking, is not to take them. Video chat, disposable cameras, and numeorus other ways to do it exist if you are interested in minimizing risk. She and the others were lazy and thought they were safe.
Also, there is no luck. What we call luck is actually statistically probability. As for JLaw's excuse, that healthy relationship wasn't healthy. There is a little thing people forget called self control. You know that thing where you don't look at anyone at all and be patient. That if sificant other isnt there you don't do anything? That thing that existed for centuries.
. As for her, she could have mailed actual pictures via secure mail. And she assumes that texting them was more secure? There is no security on the internet nor privacy. There is just how hard it is to break into it. And apple loves security by obscurity.
She's angry they got released and knows no one will get punished. She knows they damaged her image and destroyed her wholesomeness. The question I ask is this: Why is her having naked pictures of herself (or of the celebs) a bad thing?
http://abcnews.go.com/Primetim...
Pornography has grown into a $10 billion business — bigger than the NFL, the NBA and Major League Baseball combined — and some of the nation's best-known corporations are quietly sharing the profits. According to Adult Video News, an estimated 11,000 hard-core porn movies are produced in the United States annually, many of them in California's San Fernando Valley, where modern porn was born. The fappening didn't damage her image in the slightest. The vanity fair article did. It made her look foolish, naive and clueless. My wish now is that no one is ever caught.

Comment: Re:What? A CBS show is a fraud? No way! (Score 1) 193

by thunderclap (#48107105) Attached to: A Critical Look At Walter "Scorpion" O'Brien

too easy:

  • Survivor - starving people struggle to survive while uncaring overseers with video cameras heartlessly record their plight
  • Amazing Race - people, probably ones who escaped from the island in Survivor, flee pursuit while overseers with cameras record their crimes against the state
  • Thursday Night Football - FFA - Future Felons of America
  • CSI / Miami / New York - DNA always tells the truth
  • Bluebloods - The elite Chief of Police presides over a nepotistic dynasty, as is right.
  • Person of Interest - hackers can't escape from the loving all-seeing AI
  • NCIS / Los Angeles / New Orleans / JAG - we'll get you if you fuck with the Navy.
  • Two Broke Girls - occupy Brooklyn
  • Two and a Half Men - perennial loser's son is one of the disappeared. Stay in line, don't let this happen to you.
  • Hawaii Five O - again, don't fuck with the Navy.
  • The Mentalist - we can read your mind, resistance if futile. And the police will lie and trick you.
  • Mike an Molly - police officers are likable normal joes, not crazed thugs with pepperspray and tazers.
  • The Good Wife - a party apparatchik leverages her political connections to get ahead.
  • Madam Secretary - hey look, we're really good guys, we don't really want to bomb you. but you need bombing.
  • Big Bang Theory - annoying geniuses who make the bmbs for those who need bombing like ISIS
  • Scorpion - hackers can be good, too. They work for the State.
  • Elementary - Winston Smith solves crimes for the police.
  • Criminal Minds - that's you. There's no escape.

Fixed that for you. However, some do need bombing. Really.

Comment: Re:Suspension of Disbelief (Score 1) 193

by thunderclap (#48107059) Attached to: A Critical Look At Walter "Scorpion" O'Brien

...[I]t would have been faster, easier, less dangerous, and a hell of a lot more practical to just give him a ride in the fucking helicopter.

In before "Why didn't the eagles fly the One Ring to Mount Doom" and/or "Why didn't the eagles fly the company of Dwarves to the Lonely Mountain."

Because the eagles would have been corrupted (the one ring corrupted everything, thats why it was sought by Sauron. Its evil. As for the dwarves, because walking to Lonely mountain creates character and creates a second useless movie for Hollywood to shove at us.

Comment: Re:Suspension of Disbelief (Score 1) 193

by thunderclap (#48107047) Attached to: A Critical Look At Walter "Scorpion" O'Brien

Suspension of Disbelief: Spiderman exists and has super powers and is the only one capable of stopping The Lizard.

Terrible Writing: Some guy in New York totally knows all the crane operators in New York, knows the location of Spiderman as well as his destination, and at a moments notice is able get all his crane operator buddies to line up a dozen or more cranes on building tops along a single street and extend them so that Spiderman may web sling from them.

Hollywood: The cops hate Spiderman and want to capture him, but after seeing The Lizard they have a change of heart and love Spiderman. To show their newfound love for their new favorite superhero, a police helicopter hovering just above the roof Spiderman is on shines its spotlight onto the cranes that were lined up for him. Showing Spiderman the way to swing, swing, swing, swing, swing toward the Lizard Man is a nice gesture, but it would have been faster, easier, less dangerous, and a hell of a lot more practical to just give him a ride in the fucking helicopter.

Reality: Spiderman gets bit and dies a horrible death, The lizard is captured by several bullets to the chest and heat and is disected by some doc in washington and we never notice anything.

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