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Comment Perspectives sure have changed, haven't they? (Score 2, Interesting) 39

In the past, when America would do this, it was cheered by the American populace. It was thought a good thing that America should have an advantage, and quite natural and obvious that we should do these things. After all, everyone else is spying on us, and fair's fair!

Now, the American media works overtime exposing every advantage America tries to get over other countries, and when writing about it, uses a chiding, tut-tut-tut tone that clearly indicates that what America is doing is wrong. How times have changed, eh? Americans aren't even allowed to be pro-America any more. The elites in the media heartily disapprove of these sorts of America-helping shenanigans and disapprove more of those Americans who want their own country to have an advantage.

Comment DNC are the media domination superpower (Score 0, Troll) 72

Yet another story that mentions the DNC hack and carefully avoids mentioning the extremely damaging contents of the emails. The Democrats are really, really good at this game. You push news you don't want out of the news cycle by flooding it with other, irrelevant news. They are putting on a master class in how to get everyone to stop paying attention to the man behind the curtain. Their power extends even here to Slashdot, where there has been a constant barrage of stories mentioning Russia and Trump but little about what was actually in the emails.

This was no ordinary hack, the freaking chairwoman of the DNC has already resigned over it and more resignations will be coming in the days to come. The Democratic Party is not what everyone thought it was.

They ridiculed an African-American woman named LaQueenia Gibson. Yes, the Democrats did this. They wanted to use use Bernie Sanders' religious beliefs against him in the Democratic primary. They blocked off roads to an event the opposition was hosting. Does any of this sound like Third World banana republic bullshit to you? That's because it is. And it really happened, here, in America.

And let's not forget their greatest crime: subverting the democratic process and the people's will in favor of a crooked, rotten career politician. Disgusting. It's like watching a friend you've known for years suddenly start kicking the crap out of a stray dog. The mutt is howling and crying but he just doesn't stop. No wonder they want to change the subject to Russia. Articles like this help and are part of the whole rotten problem.

Comment Keep changing the subject (Score 1, Insightful) 157

Changing the subject to Russia constantly has been a big help recently. It changes the subject from what we all should be paying attention to, the content of these mails. Instead our attention is diverted away to the man juggling, while the thief picks our pockets clean. This was no ordinary hack, the freaking chairwoman of the DNC has already resigned over it and more resignations will be coming in the days to come. The Democratic Party is not what everyone thought it was

They ridiculed an African-American woman named LaQueenia Gibson. Yes, the Democrats did this. They wanted to use use Bernie Sandersâ(TM) religious beliefs against him in the Democratic primary. They blocked off roads to an event the opposition was hosting. Does any of this sound like Third World banana republic bullshit to you? That's because it is. And it really happened, here, in America.

And let's not forget their greatest crime: subverting the democratic process and the people's will in favor of a crooked, rotten career politician. Disgusting. It's like watching a friend you've known for years suddenly start kicking the crap out of a stray dog, the howling and crying goes on and on but he just doesn't stop. No wonder they want to change the subject to Russia. Articles like this help and are part of the whole rotten problem.

Comment Re: Sounds Familiar. (Score 3, Interesting) 156

This was known and discussed. But they found microgravity to be a compounding effect of radiation exposure

This just drives home how much of a risk interplanetary flight is right now. And we really don't have great solutions that don't involve great masses of shielding. Artificial magnetosopheres for example are insufficient to deal with GCR.

Comment Designers on the side of the USERS? (Score 1) 126

Wow, it just goes to show you the strange things that happen to people when they are required to think of themselves in a good light. DESIGNERS, of all people, being friends of the users? Absurd!

Designers are the ones who change interfaces for no reason, remove options, and generally screw up things that already work well. If Designers don't do this, they feel unsatisfied and unhappy. Users scream about it, but Designers handwave it away with pithy statements like "people are always going to complain, there's no pleasing them." Meanwhile the new design has half the capabilities of the old one, or (my favorite) only allows for a certain kind of use, the one that the designer thought of. Try to use the interface in a way they didn't think of, and it won't work.

Comment Everybody panic! (Score 0) 108

Shock! Horror! Sometimes negotiations don't work out! Is it me, or are people in society, especially journalists, increasingly isolated from the real world? The tone of this article is like, "we could have had something amazing, but this jerk screwed it up!" Seriously? Stuff like this happens every day, all the time in the business world. I would expect worldly people like journalists to expect this...but it just seems they're like children who got a toy taken away. It never existed. Journalists should know better.

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