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Comment: Re: Think of the children! (Score 1) 406

by znrt (#48909425) Attached to: Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

you are correct in that there is no consensus. yet everybody "sort of knows". just like everybody knows there is no god, but many people just want to believe there is, because they feel they need that notion in their lives. justice is a fundamental requirement for society, so we have a hard time accepting our justice is moot, arbitrary and biased towards the powerful, because that would mean our democracy is a lie, and is in danger. people desperately wants to believe in justice. but we do know what it actually is, even if some, just like you, don't want to hear about it.

Comment: Re:Think of the children! (Score 1) 406

by znrt (#48907323) Attached to: Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

i just highlighted a well known simple fact, that a failing system triggers a response.

it's pretty amusing that i have harvested so many enthusiastic opinions! seems there is interest in justice after all! however, if nothing changes it will still continue to happen ...

bottom line is: there is no peace without justice, and justice today is just basic crowd control and the standard means of legitimation of the elite and their atrocities. justice just isn't blind, so it's no justice, and everybody sort of knows it. this isn't sustainable. either we change this fundamentally, once and for all, or we will be just digging our way through hell into oblivion.

Comment: Re:Think of the children! (Score 1) 406

by znrt (#48902847) Attached to: Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

this is just one instance, one symptom of a wider issue. for you to have a point there should be a justice system generally recognized as such. there isn't, and when justice systematically fails to protect the weak people will start taking issues on with their own hands. sure, bad things will happen, but it's inevitable and the first error is having it let come to this.

Comment: Re:Liberated? What about the hardware? (Score 1) 227

by znrt (#48859157) Attached to: Librem: a Laptop Custom-Made For Free/Libre Software

it does good to have systems that are public. open and free peering of qualified individuals can give a society a far better chance at influence and awareness. this already sort of works for sw, but then writing sw involves basically a brain, time, a computer and network access. it would work for chip production too if you somehow sort out the practical implications. currently only megacorps can do that so i'd say it falls out of the current scope. but there's really no need to build a free communal hi-tech production system. once we have enough mass (of people caring about stuff being nice and open) megacorps will listen. sw is the spearhead. :-)

Comment: Re: What's wrong with Europe nowdays? (Score 1) 174

by znrt (#48838175) Attached to: Spanish Judge Cites Use of Secure Email As a Potential Terrorist Indicator

that's very unfair. us of course won the propaganda war and pursued it's own interests, but the fact is they were decisive in saving our european asses from some very nasty shit had it prevailed, and it cost many americans their lives. show some respect.

Comment: Re:What's wrong with Europe nowdays? (Score 2, Funny) 174

by znrt (#48838151) Attached to: Spanish Judge Cites Use of Secure Email As a Potential Terrorist Indicator

Aren't you Europeans always laughing at Americans because they think 80 years is a long time?

we are not insensitive clods. the fact that the average american doesn't live up to 80 years despite living in the land of plenty is just sad. we would never laugh at that!

Comment: Re: What's wrong with Europe nowdays? (Score 2) 174

by znrt (#48838109) Attached to: Spanish Judge Cites Use of Secure Email As a Potential Terrorist Indicator

Our economic colonisator pushes us continuously in directions our real leaders don't want to. Even my own government is a bunch of puppets nowadays, controlled by money and fear.

it's that, and that current spanish government is actually a bunch of far right (mostly ultracatholic) fanatics. the judicial system is pretty full with those anyway since franco times. not that there are no "reasonable" judges, there are, but rarely in influential positions and they get promptly bullied out of the system if they irritate the bosses.

Comment: Re:Secret Ballot? (Score 1) 480

by znrt (#48799033) Attached to: How Bitcoin Could Be Key To Online Voting

has been done. for example: first the voter uses a unique code to verify his vote is cast as intended. since the code is secret and unique to him, nobody else can see his vote until decrypted, but by then all votes will have been veryfiably anonymized, mixed, and all vote hashes publicly listed. the voter can check the list to see if his vote has been counted as cast and, vioilà, nobody knows shit about who he was or what he voted. secret!

Comment: Re:Not always Free Speech (Score 1) 88

by znrt (#48796095) Attached to: Chilling Effects DMCA Archive Censors Itself

from your own investigation you might have already inferred that "freedom of speech" is a indeed pretty broad concept. distributing content is speech. meta-speech if you like because the very act of doing so can be a statement. for me personally it undoubtly is.

copyright law originates from the very basic desire to control the printing press, a few centuries ago. the bits about the "creator" came later on and are just a byproduct, today that's the facade for another fundamental goal which is the control of information and business. of course this pleases those who make big profit from that. however, it screws everyone else, and diminishes society by promoting selfish values and severely damaging liberty of expression, freedom of speech if you prefer.

Comment: Re:Not always Free Speech (Score 1) 88

by znrt (#48786287) Attached to: Chilling Effects DMCA Archive Censors Itself

It's not always about Free Speech, sometimes it's just copyright infringement

that's funny because copyright law is fundamentally about censoring free speech.

so you can record a song and sell zillions of zero-cost copies for a profit. great! if i then buy one of those and share my own copy with anybody i'm suddenly a pirate? read my lips: gfy.

If all notices are treated as a whole, making no distinction between real freedom issues and pirates abusing the system, the battle will be lost.

that all notices are public is nice, so we can all see who the real pirates are.

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