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Comment Re:already exceeding expectations (Score 5, Interesting) 216

As a European (from Finland, and a Hitchensian socialist and anti-theist), I've felt the policies of secretary of state Clinton on my daily life, and am convinced she's a warmonger. I haven't gotten that vibe from Trump. If anything, he won't meddle in middle eastern conflicts trying to change governments, and seems in good terms with the greatest nuclear power after the USA. So in terms of nuclear war, or regional wars, I think we'll be better off.

Again, I'm saying this as someone who's not a US citizen, nor do I share the American culture or history in any way. I'm looking out for the interests of my family and me, and am glad Hillary isn't president.

Comment Re:Next up dead (Score 1) 297

My Panasonic 50-something in TV is *not* a smart TV, and it's about 2 years old. I specifically shopped for a "dumb" TV. The features of smart TVs will quickly become outdated and cumbersome, and I hope to keep a TV for a good 10+ years. It was cheaper than the smart versions.

Comment Re:Catastrophic man-made global warming (Score 1) 260

The weird thing about racists is the way they need to inject their views into unrelated topics.

I didn't see any reference to races in that post. Even the implication that refugees may be of a "different race" than the poster is very far-fetched. Most of the refugees in Sweden are caucasian. Also, the poster him/herself may be black.

The weird thing about you is the ease with which you think you can throw around accusations of racism.

Comment Re:Just attention seeking, no substance (Score 1) 520

The whole thing smelled of bullshit from day zero. It's much easier for the US to get someone extradited from the UK than it is for them to extradite someone from Sweden, so the whole running-to-the-embassy thing never made sense, except as a possible means to escape being tried for rape. If the US really wanted him, they'd have had the extradition process started with the UK long before Assange went to the Ecuadorian embassy.

Comment Re:Advertising and greed (Score 1) 145

Personally, I would be delighted if Netflix dumped all the shows from traditional networks.

Netflix probably won't do that because they'd be leaving a segment of the market unserved and that would open up a very large opportunity for a competitor.

They would be doing to themselves what Blockbuster and Hollywood did when they ignored the streaming content model.

Perhaps what they need is a better interface so that people like you, who aren't interested, don't have to see that content but people like me, who watch it, can find it easily.


Comment Re:What an idiot (Score 1) 255

Has it ever crossed your mind what would happen if you got hit by a bus?

Every organization should have a "Won the powerball" or "Hit by a bus" insurance policy of some sort. Namely, a second or third person with the same level of access to every system.

Allowing one person to have the power to cripple your organization is a recipe for disaster.


Comment Re: What an idiot (Score 3, Insightful) 255

Part of being competent at your job is loving your company and what you do.

What kind of Stockholm Syndrome bullshit is this?

I'm good at what I do. I enjoy what I do. I'm on good terms with my employer but I do not love it. It's misguided and unhealthy to love a company. A company won't love you back. A company can't love you back.


Submission + - FBI, 5 other agencies probe possible covert Kremlin aid to Trump (

linzeal writes: Investigators are examining how money may have moved from the Kremlin to covertly help Trump win, the two sources said. One of the allegations involves whether a system for routinely paying thousands of Russian-American pensioners may have been used to pay some email hackers in the United States or to supply money to intermediaries who would then pay the hackers, the two sources said.

Comment Re:So what. (Score 1) 301

It's clearly a generational thing. Many older individuals can't seem to understand that dvds are inconvenient.

It's more likely that the older individuals have already lived through the death of a service and don't want to experience that particular inconvenience again.

Do you remember when DIVX went belly up?


Comment Re:Honesty is not a virtue (Score 1) 280

Honesty in the sense of always telling the truth is no virtue. Just because you tell the truth doesn't mean you are a good person.

I've been on this Earth for almost five decades, and my experience as well as research show that people who tell the truth more often, are also more honest, sharing, giving and fair in their behavior.

It just means you aren't too worried about consequences .. either out of stupidity or because you possess a large amount of power.

Most people who achieved some kind of position of power (politicians and CEOs) or wealth, have done so with a degree of lying and manipulation. Being able to tell a bold-faced lie without batting an eyelid gives you a huge advantage in life. This is related to the fact that CEOs are four times more likely to be psychopaths, than non-CEOs.

Comment Re:Only a fraction of US munitions... (Score 2) 199

BTW, has anyone considered that it might be preferable to address their grievances rather than just bomb them?

The grievances of psychopaths that kill small children, rape and torture girls, burn alive people only because they are of the wrong religion or the wrong shade of Islam? Fuck them and fuck you. Nobody is interested in their grievances except Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

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