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Comment Re: Christ on a popsicle stick, now what? (Score 1) 391

So where are these concentration camps?

In Guantanamo for Muslims and all over the country for black and Latins. Of course there are other points scattered around the globe for torture. Read the CIA torture report, or at least some highlights.
Please do not pretend a problem doesn't exist just because someone wasn't perfect on his list of exceptions on an argument.

Comment Re:Time to hold the government accountable (Score 1) 211

Wrong, but I don't expect an AC to...

You claimed that people should have different expectations on others arguments based on who they are. That makes no sense in general and even less sense in the internet. After you repeated what you said before, with caps on the part the AC had pointed.

using a stingray isn't a violation of anyone's rights

It is such a violation of people's rights that a judge just decided that evidence found on an attempt to murder case should not be used because it was obtained through that violation. IANAL, be she is a Judge.

Comment Re: These companies keep giving us reasons (Score 1) 392

"Everything" - the search software. I have too much stuff (160k .mp3 files, 1.4k .mp4, 1.7k .mkv and so on). Navigating folders and finding things is a pain, and I'm mostly organized. This is the most important one, there is no real equivalent on linux. My indexes get huge and slow.
If you have any suggestions, I would gladly be proven wrong, but poor alternatives are no equivalents. Before giving up I did try several poor alternatives.

Whether it's at work (...) there's really no way to avoid windows.

Like the anonymous, I can't choose what my company (the government) use, even though I do complain about public money being spent with windows and about all the problems we get with it.

Comment Where is the money coming from? (Score 1) 528

Are they saying that companies would spend 21 - 41 billion more on advertising if people didn't block ads?

Considering the fact that ads are paid for when shown, and that companies have a limited amount of money to spend on advertising, showing more ads would only mean that the price per ad would be lower. In the same way, if it's harder to show ads for people, they can cost more.
It makes no sense to claim that people who live from showing ads on their websites (here called publishers) would make more money, or have increased costs, because of ad-blocking. The only difference on costs are bandwidth, that isn't that expensive anyway (and can be passed from the publishers to the advertisers).

Comment Re:Why is that illegal? (Score 5, Informative) 238

The scam artists of the world would de-fund ISIS in about a year

You forgot who is financing ISIS.
According to the vice-president (and a lot of other more credible places), it's the US allies, that their funds from the US.
The clip with Joe Biden
News about him apologizing for telling them out
Old Wikileaks leak about them financing anyone available to fight against Assad, and being interested in a big humanitarian disaster. Quotes from the e-mail:

One Air Force intel guy (US) said very carefully that there isn't much of a Free Syrian Army to train right now anyway

the idea 'hypothetically' is to commit guerrilla attacks, assassination campaigns, try to break the back of the Alawite forces, elicit collapse from within

They dont believe air intervention would happen unless there was enough media attention on a massacre, like the Ghadafi move against Benghazi. They think the US would have a high tolerance for killings as long as it doesn't reach that very public stage.

Comment Re:Android's stock browser MUST be removed (Score 1) 92

I'm really curious about your opinion on Apple device's names.
Do you think that calling something "i" as in "myself" plus "general name for the product" isn't ridiculous? Why not? Do you perceive it as mature (adult-like)?

How would you rank the ridiculousness of the names Microsoft, Apple and Google? And of Windows, iOS and Android? How would they rank in childishness? Why? Do you make other comparisons to justify them?

Since I'm not an Apple fan, I rationalize in ways to criticize them, like you did with buzz lightyear - that I honestly think was an interesting critic. My critic usually goes on the idea that as people grow up they should stop being self-centric, so putting I in front of stuff is less mentally evolved. If you care to respond, thanks.

Comment Re:Not acupuncture (Score 2) 159

Wrong on the second part. I know plenty of acupuncturists who does use electricity. In fact, I've never met one who wouldn't use it in certain cases. Just go to any university's doctor in China and you'll see it.
To explain, I lived almost 3 years in Beijing Sport's University and did spend some time in their nursery treating injuries, I have been to the Haidian Hospital and did an introduction to acupuncture course in Brazil. In all of those places there are people claiming to be acupuncturists using electricity.

Comment My test results - KAT is not on google (Score 1) 165

My first page results for kickass torrents on google are:

Kickass Torrents: KAT

KickassTorrents Homepage – latest updates and reviews

KickassTorrents (@kickasstorrents) | Twitter

KickassTorrents - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


KAT - Kickass Torrents

KickassTorrents Disappears From Google After Penalty
TorrentFreak - 15 hours ago

Profile of YIFY - Kickass Torrents

KickassTorrents - Reddit

Plus I'm getting a DMCA notice of 1 removal, but the link to the complaint doesn't indicate that it includes the real one.
I hadn't googled in months. Good that this is another reason to tell people to duckduckgo things and stop using google (avoiding malware).

Comment Re:Everybody should be pissed at NSA by now ... (Score 1) 80

They thank Wikileaks for helping them.

The law was going to pass anyway, if you cared to read /. you would know. They credit it to the terrorists from the comic guy case. What Wikileaks did was to provide information they had to complain about and show us how hypocrites they are. Either the anti-Wikileaks propaganda really got into you or you are working for them.

Comment Re:Bank of England and insight on investments (Score 2) 83

I guess you didn't pay attention to the order of the events or what the events were. Collusion is not a losing scam, the involved parties usually win a lot, they have been winning for decades. It is strange that they didn't enter the bidding process of some of the largest oil reserves found so far, there was no investigation at the time.

Maybe you are right and it is just a coincidence that Petrobras (an oil company from a pacific country) was an espionage target, in which case the spying was really unexplained and for nothing.

Now, in a completely unrelated case, the document on the article says that the British spy agency does provide "intelligence relating to risks to UK investment overseas", does that sound like economic espionage?

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