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Comment Re:Wait until the SJWs undo it all (Score 1) 74

The content you are referring to is truly dangerous.

And that is for me to decide. Not a bunch of SJWs (who thinks the "ok" hand symbol is somehow white power) to protect the perpetually offended.

The fact that you think you know what I have been watching and say with a straight face that it is "truly dangerous" shows just how full of horseshit that you and your ilk are.

Comment Wait until the SJWs undo it all (Score 0, Troll) 74

How soon before we see a "purge" like what his happening now at Youtube with all conservative content? Censorship is running rampant on Youtube with videos AND comments being deleted outright. And by the way, if you equate conservative content with the Alt-right or Nazis; then go to hell. And the same applies if you deny it happening or justify it.

I'm an adult, and I can decide for myself what to watch or what not to watch. Something that evil-doing Google seems to have lost grasp of. That seems to be all the rage these days, protecting special people from being offended with some censorship here, some more censorship over there and maybe toss in a job firing. Not to mention their attempt at 're-educating' me by throwing videos I don't want to watch in my face.

I truly hope that reddit avoids this mess.

Comment Not what it seemss (Score 1) 119

Many copyright holders will not force a takedown but instead select the option to "receive the revenue" instead and leave the video up.

Having many shows generate revenue on youtube can be a very lucrative business instead of having them just sit on a shelf somewhere.

The fact is if you are not streaming your content somewhere now, your content is worth less than a rock out back. if people can not find your stuff they just move on to one of the other countless options they have.

Comment Re:Opportunistic (Score 1) 642

But BLM itself doesn't stand for violence, nor is that its goal.

They most certainly do. Here they are marching for dead cops in New York and Dallas There was protest in London with the same chant.

It's time for the left to own their own alt-left bullshit as they seem to like to call out the alt-right at every turn as your post exemplifies.

Comment Re:An even better punishment.. (Score 2) 135

Make the company bleed out a little bit. Nothing makes a company act straight other than the threat of losing money.

No. This is useless and false, and does nothing to deter future crimes. Megacompanies think nothing of paying a slap-on-the-wrist fine as they merely see it as the cost of doing business. The deal as it stands is much better as long as the executives actually go to PMIA prison

This is the first time (in a very, very long while) that I have seen a notable example of a white collar criminal doing hard time. The reason why it's so important is that boardroom executives need to see that there is a very real consequence of them going to jail for being criminals and knowingly breaking the law.

The huge problem with the 2007 banking collapse is we didn't see a single banker do hard time. Instead, we saw large fines that were written off by the companies that they worked for and it was given nary a thought. The message is out, you can go ahead and break the law, and get away with it by having your company pick up the tab.

Until now, that is. Though it is a "plea deal" and not a trial, I consider this groundbreaking now not unlike the arrival of EV vehicles even.

If we saw more white collar jail-time prosecution of crime on Wall Street our financial system would be much more stable and better.

Comment Re:What Would We Have To Pay Programmers? (Score 1) 273

Let's not forget that when Facebook went public there were only around 50 employees.

Facebook is not a large job creator. They probably have subcontracted what they can of most of their work to India. Their primary goal is to find a docile, compliant workforce that has a low turnover rate naturally wired in by the H1B progam.

Comment Re:Seems reasonable, actually (Score 1) 944

What's the better option?

The better option is to not spend the resources and time of a large corporate news organization to hunt down the private information of an individual who by all accounts made a forgettable and worthless animation about them. In other words, ignore it like all the other nonsense on the web eventually gets ignored.

I would think that CNN reporters would have better things to investigate other than a 15 year old in the basement making memes on his computer.

CNN is guilty of coercion here and needs to be charged with a crime just so they can be made an example of.

That's the "better option" for prosecutors.

Communications

Ask Slashdot: Could We Build A Global Wireless Mesh Network? 168

An anonymous reader wants to start a grassroots effort to build a self-organizing global radio mesh network where every device can communicate with every other device -- and without any central authority. There is nothing in the rules of mathematics or laws of physics that prevents such a system. But how would you break the problem up so it could be crowdfunded and sourced? How would you build the radios? And what about government spectrum rules... How would you persuade governments to allow for the use of say, 1%, of the spectrum for an unlicensed mesh experiment? In the U.S. it would probably take an Act of Congress to overrule the FCC but a grassroots effort with potential for major technology advances backed by celebrity scientists might be enough to tilt the issue but would there be enough motivation?
Is this feasible? Would it amass enough volunteers, advocates, and enthusiastic users? Would it become a glorious example of geeks uniting the world -- or a doomed fantasy with no practical applications. Leave your best thoughts in the comments. Could we build a global wireless mesh network?

Comment Re:Assembly language is good enough for anyone... (Score 1) 236

because it will make people think that they can write security-critical software with even less understanding of what is going on. Rust will make some types of attacks harder to do, but by the dumbing-down effect it will add other problems.

While this is a valid point, Rust likely represents the future in software thinking where other tools are made that will compensate for possible mistakes made by ever faulty human programmers.

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