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Comment: Re:FBI Director James Comey may not care. (Score 1) 83

by znrt (#48428389) Attached to: WhatsApp To Offer End-to-End Encryption

What root console? If it is really END TO END, then WhatsApp can't see the data either.

and you verify that it is actually clean and secure end to end encryption on a device like a smartphone (take your pick) ... how?

oh, i'm supposed to trust a random app running on a platform with (or entirely consisting of) proprietary closed software and hardware. har! har!

Comment: Re:Capitalism does not reward morality (Score 1) 188

by znrt (#48423411) Attached to: Is a Moral Compass a Hindrance Or a Help For Startups?

Capitalism (private ownership and operation of property) in a free market system (system free of government intervention) has proven to be the best system for generating profits

doesn't make it good. specially not if it's not sustainable. and this:

while improving the overall economy for all people involved.

is false. it has improved the economy for some, at the cost of busting the economy for many.

capitalism is no good if it doesn't generate actual value besides profit and doesn't control inequality. a global market whose only regulation is concerned with protecting profits and socializing losses is a call for disaster. factor in the surge of an uncontrolled financial economy which even manages to destroy value and you'll see very clearly why the world is in shit that deep. funny times ahead indeed.

the question isn't "capitalism" or not, but how. uncontrolled capitalism ends up working by just displacing costs, either to other territories or people, or into the future. this may seem like big business but these costs do pile up and "overall" each year we are in deeper shit.

Comment: Re:What really does it bring to the table? (Score 1) 78

by znrt (#48381983) Attached to: Five Years of the Go Programming Language

Its somewhat easier to learn and use than Forth,

i don't think so. in forth the awkward syntax actually accounts for a different paradigm. in go it just seems whimsical (speaking as someone who just did some go tuts, i find it has actually some pretty cool features ... i'd like to use in c!)

Comment: Re:What a shame (Score 1) 189

by znrt (#48313651) Attached to: Pirate Bay Co-founder Arrested In Northeastern Thailand

ALl this man did was help build a search enging allowing people to share.

This only benefits society.

they did way more than that. they openly challenged (and btw totally pissed off, with unparallelled style) a greedy and indecent establishment that doesn't give a shit about benefits for society. in doing that they set an example to follow at the very beginning of an era change. sadly, society was not ready and did nothing to protect them. but that's how society evolves, slowly, often thanks to and at the expense of guys like them.

Comment: the new community manager (Score 1) 669

by znrt (#48264237) Attached to: Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

If the Pope says (confirming what mainstream Christians have believed for a long time)

what mainstream christians?

i read the pope's quote yesterday, it later came to mind when i stumbled on yet-another-creationism-thread here on slashdot, about michigan state university hosting a conference and such. do us citizens realize that this is a problem with us christians *only*? they are not mainstream at all! that this ongoing charade is possible in a developed country is startling. you won't find such widespread intellectual insult among western christians elsewhere. not even in spain, with an extreme national-catholic background still deeply entrenched in power and pretty low scores in education, does this find a minimum audience. not even on junk tv. in us it spread from the university!? dudes, ...

that homosexuals aren't bad, and now Evolution and Big Bang are consistent with orthodox Catholic thought, what the heck else are we going to build our strawmen attacks out of? ...because you don't really think this will change anyone's mind about how they feel about religion, do you?

francisco is cool, exactly the worst pope to have. ratzinger's rancid fundamentalism was just fine, it drove many lost souls away. too bad, the roman catholic church must have had an epiphany, because they realized this too. now they have a celebrity!

Comment: Re:Fuck Snowden (Score 1) 221

by znrt (#48235355) Attached to: When Snowden Speaks, Future Lawyers (and Judges) Listen

Snowden isn't some harmless guy "just doing his thing." He committed crimes that carry the death penalty. Snowden screwed America and its citizens, much of Europe, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia, even if you don't recognize it, or even cheer him for it.

he just publicly showed proof of how rotten government is in america and much of europe. it's those governments who screwed their citizens.

if you believe this deserves death penalty _for_the_messager_ then you are the traitor, but more than that you are a sick piece of shit.

Comment: Re:Not just "unreasonable". (Score 1) 221

by znrt (#48235297) Attached to: When Snowden Speaks, Future Lawyers (and Judges) Listen

while there are so many medieval crazies running around alternately shouting Hallelujah, Death To The Great Satan and beheading followers and non-believers alike, the Patriot Act will stay.

isn't that why they produced those medieval crazies in the first place, and why they're producing more of them by the minute?

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean. -- Albert Einstein