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Comment Re:Wait, WTF? (Score 1) 195

I guess you better not write in your diary about that hot dream you had unless you start it off with "I carded her and she was 21" to keep from going to jail,huh?

I tried that, but then the Feds said that it was a fake ID !

They should know - their "stinkin' badges" are fake.

Comment Dog and Pony Hypocrites (Score 1) 383

Since when did anyone in congress get elected by telling the truth? Clapper is the same as the congress: people in power who never tell the truth. We can't handle the truth has always justified secrecy, and they have a lot of secrets. Americans prefer a highly skilled liar to represent the interests of corporations. Corporate espionage exposes the true conspiracy of governmental snooping and the corporations are pushing back. But this has little to do with lying to the American people - that's routine.

Comment Re:NIMBY Oh Sure... The LAW protects us... (Score 1) 105

......If something goes wrong the private corporation is a lot more likely to suffer consequences than the government. The local and international regulations put on corporations for source tracking and handling are quite stringent.

....I feel much better now. Government has been totally effective at assuring that corporations suffer consequences. Especially these days, since they pay to elect all of the lawmakers who deny culpability, bail them out, and then are retained as their consultants. America has nothing to worry about. Democracy works just the way we like it.

Comment Its hard to know who the criminals are these days (Score 1) 53

Setting aside the fact we won't get all of the facts, on a philosophical level I am beginning to lose a sense of victim, perpetrator, violation, motive, and crime. Frankly, I consider all players in this type of racquet and collective finger pointing and ass coverage to be a a twisted fetich for scumbags, liars, and thieves. The "legitimate" model for how these entities earn their keep and their general lack of commitment or accountability for anything else that results is typical human nature. Corporations may not be people, but they sure behave like impetuous, self centered flakes. Sort of like government and congress, for that matter. Welcome to the human race, I guess. Pity that biological evolution takes soooo long.

Comment Free Market Capitalism? Can you hear me now USA? (Score 1) 479

Write your Congress and Senate and if they can't effect a legislative change then FIRE THEIR ASSES!

Its time we were represented by our electorate and not the K street corporate lobby. Remember, voters must be US citizens but shareholders are from anywhere. Isn't it time we take our government back from Wall Street pimps of the bottom line? VOTE!!

Submission + - Legendary Demonoid BitTorrent Tracker Apparently Back Online (torrentfreak.com) 1

Freshly Exhumed writes: TorrentFreak has broken the news that after more than a year of downtime the Demonoid tracker came back online on January 9, 2014. The tracker is linked to nearly 400,000 torrent files and more than a million peers, which makes it one of the largest working BitTorrent trackers on the Internet. There is no word yet on when the site will make a full comeback, but the people behind it say they are working to revive one of the most famous file-sharing communities. As the single largest semi-private BitTorrent tracker that ever existed, Demonoid used to offer a home to millions of file-sharers. Note that this is apparently the original Demonoid and not the d2 site that claims to be using the Demonoid database.

Comment Re:These streaming services should blame themselve (Score 1) 370

When one's business practices consist of poor user experience, poor customer support, and poor product delivery one's business deserves to die. This isn't a result of a shit market, it's the result of shit products.

Amen.

Especially when, they devote all of their talent and technology to enslaving the product and the customer.

We are confined to rigid asinine monitization or usage schemes, proprietary incompatibilities, non portability, drm, and data mining.

Another perfectly good aspect of human culture captured by a desperate greedy corporate pigfest.

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