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Comment Overload it. (Score 1) 85

Let’s just overload the system. Let’s have an application that requests 10 random websites every minute (but cut the connection as soon as 10 bytes come in, so to save bandwidth), 24/7. With 14,400 websites per day per user, the logs will quickly overflow, and it will become more arduous to snoop on people. Better yet, le 10% of those websites be questionable websites; when everyone is guilty of browsing questionable websites, no one is guilty of it.

Comment Overload it. (Score 3, Interesting) 359

Get a program that will load a thousand random websites every hour. When millions of subscribers will each load 24000 websites every day, the storage will quickly overflow, and if the ISPs feel the pain, they are better placed than John Q. Public to effect pressure on the government.

Comment Re:Pipeline protests make no sense (Score 2) 203

I don't understand the hate towards pipelines, it seems like the pipeline will not affect the amount of oil consumed, but rather decrease the amount of energy and risk of transporting it via conventional methods..

The hate is very simple to explain: whenever a pipeline leaks (and they leak pretty often), it takes a long time for the operators to notice, and in the meanwhile, the spill gets quickly disastrous. By comparison, when an oil train derails, a lot less oil gets spilled. And there is no way in hell that the rail industry will let the conditions that led to the Megantic disaster ever materialize again; for one thing, that wreck simply killed dead the idea of one-man train crews...

Comment Re:fucking hell that's horrendous (Score 1) 153

Fuck the police. All the time I have needed them, they have been less than helpful, and when I actually helped them (once by yanking off a woman who was pummelling a cop's back, and once by holding open a subway train doors so they could catch their perp), I never got as little as a "thank you". Fuck those entitled assholes. They really think we are shit, so let’s return the compliment.

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