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Comment The RIAA is correct. (Score 5, Insightful) 367

When I read PCMag's article, I wanted to illegally download music. Then, as I was reading the other links, I got to the RIAA's letter. Now, instead of wanting to illegally download music, I want to become a douchebag that bullies average people into paying money that they don't owe.

Speaking of which, I am hereby putting everyone on notice who has ever mod'ed me down, that they have cause me emotional distress and based upon the mathematical formulas that the RIAA uses, I will be suing you for

One hundred billion dollars for each moderation. But, we can settle now for just $50,000.

Comment Re:Yeah, right. (Score 3, Insightful) 178

Unless and until a dictatorship is in place, there is always a legal means: getting elected and changing the copyright laws.

The thing is, can one or a handful of elected people make a change? In the States, Libertarian candidates actually get elected every once in a while, but I'm afraid nothing has changed.

But if one has quite a bit of money, it's amazing how the system just bends to your will.

The big corporate machines with all the cash will never allow anyone to change IP law.

Comment Re:Interfering (Score 1) 890

Indeed. Why won't they believe that karma is indeed a bitch?

Many of us do. I resent the fact that I'm paying for a fucked up international policy. I don't like the fact that my government overthrew democratically elected governments just because they weren't Pro-American - see Iran 1950s.

I resent having to be taxed in order to support bases all around the World in order to "project power".

Many of these folks have a right to be pissed - NOT bomb civilians - but then again, they should look in the mirror and ask themselves if they really want to head down this road further.

They can really damage America just in the PR scene and cause the US a lot of grief without anyone dieing. They were on their way - then 9/11 and it fucked everything up.

Comment Islamic Terrorism (Score 1) 890

The World Is Flat has a very interesting theory as to why Islamic Terrorism is happening and, according to the author, he has been approached privately by Muslims - especially Arabs - to tell him that he's right.

In a nutshell, the Muslim community feels that no one respects them.
They look around and see all this prosperity around the World except in their countries (Indonesia has come a long way since the book was written, btw).
The author also points out that the Muslim community really needs to have a hard look at themselves and the leaders they insist on backing. The need to stop this horseshit that America and Israel is keeping them down.

What we the US can do? Stop fucking with them. Stop overthrowing their Governments, for one. Stop "projecting power" for another - especially in the Muslim World.

Let's face it, the only group that's indiscriminately targeting American civilians in mass transportation are radicalized Muslims. Someone will probably mention McVeigh or go through the last few decades to come up with a list of a half dozen white guys who were "terrorists". They weren't terrorists. All of them had specific targets - people or Government buildings - in order to take those targets out: they were murderers. They were NOT targeting groups of Americans for the sake of creating terror.

Comment Re:Wrong headline (Score 1) 426

All pencils and pens should be replaced with nice blunt magic markers.

Have to disagree with you there. You ever smell those things? There's some sort of mind altering chemicals in those things and we don't want our kids huffing Magic Markers and getting high! Just say No to Drugs!!

For math classes or other times when frequent erasing is needed, they can use an Etch-a-Sketch (tm).

Again, I disagree. The plastic can be smashed to make sharp implements to stab other students and that powder inside can be used to cause respiratory failure in a child, which will kill him or her.

Then there's the bus ride. We all know that traffic accidents are the major cause of death among you people, so they can't be driven to school or take the bus. They'll have to stay at home.

It's unfortunate, but school is just too deadly for our children.

Will someone think of the children and close our schools!

Comment Re:Stop Buying Crap! (Score 4, Interesting) 595

. Buy a quality product that will last you the rest of your life ...

Easier said than done. Aside from things that are designed not to last, things wear out - regardless of their quality.

Also, how can you really tell? Consumer Reports doesn't do studies on how long things last on most of their reviews and even then, it's only for the first few years, like with appliances. And the "you get what you pay for" line is not true.

I just consume less overall.

Comment Re:Tyrants don't need a reason... (Score 2, Insightful) 446

They did it because they can, and because nobody will punish them for their temerity with a bullet in the head.

They can't be tyrants because we, the US of A, liberated the Kuwaiti Royal Family and this monarchy from the evils of Saddam Hussein; which we then invaded Iraq to free its people from the oppressive tyranny of that tyrant in order to install a democracy.

Don't you just love US foreign policy?

Comment It smells in here. (Score 5, Insightful) 141

Deloitte and the life insurers stress the databases wouldn't be used to make final decisions about applicants.


She also says that, while Acxiom does store personally identifiable information, it doesn't store or merge anonymous online-tracking data, such as Web-browsing records.


Units of News Corp., including The Wall Street Journal, supply information to marketing-database firms and buy information from them. "We have strict precautions around confidentiality," a spokeswoman said.


The insurer says pilot projects with marketing data are continuing in its effort to improve clients' buying experience.


All these quotes were made by PR and corporate stooges. Does anyone honestly think they would tell the real story?

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