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Comment Re:CAN I GET THE CAR THAT SPIES ON ME? (Score 1) 217

Clap your hands everybody
If you got what it takes
'Cause I'm Kurtis Blow and I want you to know
That these are the breaks

Brakes on a bus brakes on a car
Breaks to make you a superstar
Breaks to win and breaks to lose
But these here breaks will rock your shoes
And these are the breaks
Break it up break it up break it up!

Comment MS Muthafuctchas REALLY Want You To Do This! (Score 4, Insightful) 126

If they are spending several hundred on a user to go to Windows 10, what make you thing there's ANYTHING to your advantage in doing so?

"Take our Futching Trojan Horse operating system, kiddo! It's not JUST FREE, we will PAY YOU to take it!"

This is not good. Trust me. It's not good at all.

Comment Re:Bummer (Score 1) 33

It will be brutal and ugly.
The American people are, culturally, incredibly delusional. A Soviet-style end is almost unthinkable. The Baltic, Russian and Central Asian people were and are, various kinds of realists - produced though very long histories, extending from the times of Changhiz Khan through Adolf and Josef.

Americans produced Mormonism and Scientology and Creationism. They are armed to the teeth.

Comment Re:Well... (Score 1) 609

The book is very plainly about dehumanization. Specifically the dehumanizing vision of "Utopia" as envisioned by technologists on purely rational orientation.

It doesn't take "critical theory" to divine this - it is elementary and self-evident.

You may agree with the book, or not. Picking it apart on quibbles about the functional details of the Utopia are obfuscation. They miss the point altogether. This is the way thought experiments work. Even an absurd proposition serves a useful function for determining intent and outcome.

Actually, ESPECIALLY an absurd proposition. That is almost exactly what defines satire.

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