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Comment: Re:IETF next (Score 1) 309

by kamapuaa (#47428329) Attached to: Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

How does that justify posting her nudes? What were you trying to accomplish? You can understand that it comes off as "I disagree with her about something, so here is a personal attack where I post her nudez on the Internet." Very childish and not really part of any argument. It's just being an asshole.

Perhaps anonymity is a good thing. Perhaps tor is great. A mean-spirited personal attack isn't the way to support it. It undermines your argument, because it's tempting to believe that anybody who does such an asshole move must be wrong.

Comment: Re:IETF next (Score 0) 309

by kamapuaa (#47422543) Attached to: Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

What the fuck? Do you call rape victims sluts and publicly humiliate them? Even if you think her lawsuits are misguided and quixotic, she was clearly wronged, and her lawsuits are a legitimate attempt at getting legal justice. Getting back at her by posting her nudes to a discussion forum shows how juvenile and idiotic many tor supporters are.

If Tor is a great way to distribute stolen nudes, sell drugs, launder money, etc., then perhaps it should be blocked. What's the benefit? China blocks it, it seems to be entirely useful to people who want to get up to no good.

Comment: Re:Slashdot degrades further and further (Score 1) 208

But it's true, right? If a cheap Dell off-the-shelf computer was far better than the current generation, that would definitely show how terrible the current consoles are. Instead, you need to spend maybe $800 minimum, you probably want to build the computer yourself and therefor need to have the time and the knowledge to build the computer yourself and then deal with any potential issues...

It's not really a story that you can do better than a console if you're willing to put in a larger amount of money, time, and expertise.

Comment: Just think of what you can do with this! (Score 5, Funny) 122

by kamapuaa (#47391707) Attached to: New Single Board Computer Lets You Swap Out the CPU and Memory

A bunch of nerds could order one, then wait six months for it to arrive. They could install a version of Linux on it, play around with it for about 20 minutes, and then talk about how maybe they'll use it for XMBC. Then they could just let it gather dust on some shelf until it gets thrown away in a few years.

Comment: Re:for christ sake stop comparing things to NASA (Score 1) 225

by Zeio (#47378537) Attached to: Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

The ability for the government to provide water, roads, infrastructure and schools that don't produce idiots is being utterly crippled by entitlements listed above as you can see adds up to the tune of 2 trillion.

The discretionary budget is the actual part of the government actually trying to govern and run things, the statutory part is generally people literally doing nothing productive and receiving money.

By the time you take out defense spending, the budget of the US government is laughably small for 300+ million people.

Comment: Re:Idiocracy is here. Now. Not in 500 years. (Score 1) 225

by Zeio (#47378489) Attached to: Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

Doubtful. Read about Srinivasa Ramanujan - some random guy, in random back woods India, randomly gets a boot on math by Gauss, invents / discovers and creates his own notation for himself of all the math discovered since Gauss 1820-1830 to 1900 in his own notation and sends the basis for all super fast pi series (the latest being a improvement of Ramanujan's formula by the Chudnovsky brothers or some such).

Ramanujan dies of a cold in 1920 at the age of 32.

You telling me all the people in a world of 7 billion with minds like this get discovered? Rubbish.

Ramanujan used to say Shiva would come and write formulas in blood in his dreams and people around him though he was a weirdo because he hoarded paper to write this stuff on.

I doubt you'll find all these minds the way things are today.

Most people around Ramanujan at the time probably acting like the fools in Idiocracy do towards Joe Bauers.

Comment: Re:Idiocracy is here. Now. Not in 500 years. (Score 1) 225

by Zeio (#47378403) Attached to: Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

Not sure if you travel much. But please to pay a visit to South Africa, Pakistan or some other places like those and drive around a bit. Any place with high birth rates, and you'll see, just like in Idiocracy, smart educated caring people have less kids to do a better job raising them than the animal-humans in some of the third/fouth world places. The population growth rate has gone down, yes, but the population is still going up.

It is well documented the growth is largely in under and undeveloped countries.

Current annual birth rates are ~ 130,000,000 - about the same as it was in 1980 - but, all the smart countries, Japan, EU, USA, etc, are hanging up the wedding tackle and all the retards are keeping it up.

Also, try giving a steak dinner, a hot shower and a car to drive to work for 7 billion every day. Aint gonna happen anytime soon .

Comment: Re:Idiocracy is here. Now. Not in 500 years. (Score 1) 225

by Zeio (#47378337) Attached to: Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

IQ != effective use of intelligence. Smart Germans worked for Hitler, smart people can be poor.

Not that I consider Steven Hawking all that useful, I do like this quote:

"I have no idea what my IQ is. People who boast about their IQ are losers."
The Science of Second-Guessing, Stephen Hawking

If you think there is enough to around to make a First World standard of living you are smoking the good stuff. I'm no Malthusian, but 7 billion people driving to work and taking a hot shower and eating steaks for dinner? Lol.

Comment: Paul Revere (Score 1) 560

by Zeio (#47375563) Attached to: Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data

Would consider the Massachusetts supreme court a kangaroo court of traitors.

The governments in the USSA are police state loser governments. Broke, debased currency, terrible schools, jackbooted military and LEO thugs getting pay and pension to do the dirty work of a corrupt government, they cant even provide proper roads or water supply anymore.

Comment: Idiocracy is here. Now. Not in 500 years. (Score 3, Insightful) 225

by Zeio (#47375517) Attached to: Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

As the 21st century began... human evolution was at a turning point. Natural selection, the process by which the strongest, the smartest... the fastest reproduced in greater numbers than the rest... a process which had once favored the noblest traits of man... now began to favor different traits. Most science fiction of the day predicted a future that was more civilized... and more intelligent. But as time went on, things seemed to be heading in the opposite direction. A dumbing down. How did this happen? Evolution does not necessarily reward intelligence. With no natural predators to thin the herd... it began to simply reward those who reproduced the most... and left the intelligent to become an endangered species.

Some had high hopes that genetic engineering... would correct this trend in evolution.

But sadly, the greatest minds and resources... were focused on conquering hair loss and prolonging erections. Meanwhile, the population exploded, and intelligence continued to decline...

Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, (he awakes 500 years in the future) he awakes in 2014. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed-down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.

Stellar rays prove fibbing never pays. Embezzlement is another matter.