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Comment Re:Here's an idea (Score 1) 196

Oh, so behind the wall [a long time ago on this earth] we did not listen to any music and did not create any because there was no marketing [and truly there was no marketing for anything]? I think not.

Every time this content copyright stuff comes along I always ask the industry the same thing. OK, so I never own your product, I only bought the right to enjoy it until I live. OK, why then when the tape came along you asked me to purchase IN FULL the Beatles album I bought on vinyl. And then you asked me to pay it again IN FULL to get it on CD. And then you forbade me to make a digital copy so if the CD dies [almost 100% certainty that will happen more than once before I die] guess what. And man, even if you have digital copy they'd change the format in a few years from now and I'd have to convert again [if possible] guessed buy it again IN FULL.

Bottom line: the industry does not honour the contract. Of course I can't sue.

P.S> Did I mention my 600 DVD/Blue ray collection? Those discs die as well - guess how much hassle is to back it all up. No help at all from the people I paid more than 10 000 euro over the years....

Comment Re:More holes than swiss cheese (Score 3, Informative) 53

>How can *one* piece of software have so many fucking critical vulnerabilities over the years?

Because it's spaghetti code. It's so bad that the single Linux maintainer flipped his shit years ago and wrote an angry blog post about it. I tried looking for the article, but that is too much of a needle/haystack problem.

Apparently it's been a fucking mess from the beginning.


Comment Re:The democratic party is a lost cause (Score 1) 9

You put up shitty candidates, you should expect to lose and expect people not to show up at your party.

Funny, my shitty candidate just won the election and is still fairly popular (it's early days), so I literally do not know what any of this means.

I am laughing, at you

But you're so intense and cryptic! Do you wear plaid and stripes together too?

Stunning lack of evidence for his claim

TL;DR. Try again.

I have recommended giving the already known alternatives just one chance.

Tut tut. Don't play coy. It's one thing to pine for some generic 3rd party candidate, another to think either Stein or Johnson are worth a good god damn. You like to traffic in 'flawed candidate' analysis, just not where its a little closer to home, eh?

Citizens United was a perfectly fair ruling.

Thanks for confirming my suspicions that you are, in fact, a Republican!

You won't get away with blaming the money here.

In your private alternative universe? Sure. Meanwhile, in the rest of the world, the conversation is a little more nuanced.


Because the requirements for amendment are so high: 67% of both HoC, or 75% of all States. Literally undemocratic, unless your definition of majority rule is sufficiently elastic.

The constitution is an operating manual.

Well, that's a slightly better euphemism than the last one, I suppose.

It is still perfectly serviceable to this day, and the procedure for modifying it is all spelled out very clearly, maybe too clearly for you.

Hehehe, spoken like a true conservative.

Comment Re:The democratic party is a lost cause (Score 1) 9

Your reaction is the main act, which has already started.

Um. Okay. Nice deflection, I guess.

The lesson was lost.

I love how you think you have anything to teach, what with your bitterness, shitty conspiracy theories and a facility for the English language that would make Bill Dog blush.

There you go, again! Standing for the queen...

TIl that pointing the fact that your range of conversation is limited makes me a 'royalist'. Ooookay...

The tag team democrats are the main reason so many voters stay home

You have zero evidence for this claim.

why should they bother?

Unintended consequences, mainly, but humans aren't that bright, so there you go.

If I felt that way, I'd stay home too.

No need to restate this, you've made it plain for over a year that your fee-fees are the driving force behind your political decisions. You want to treat politics as a consumer choice, fine by me. It's when you start asserting, without evidence, than any other way than yours is both wrong and the sole reason why Everything Is Fucked that you get into trouble.

The democrats are shit and don't deserve a second look.

Again, that's fine as far as these things go, but that's all you have to say. No alternatives. No plan. Just kick the Dems in the stones, and then...what? You're going to get made fun of when your proselytizing is dumber than your average underpants gnome.

And you claim not to be the conspiracy theorist. Ha, ha.

TIL that Citizens United never happened. Good to know!

Saving face has been your goal ever since.

No, I admitted Hillary screwed me on one of my bets. Do pay attention.

And what's wrong with the constitution?

Well, it's undemocratic, for starters. And...

It's just a parliamentary manual

Oh fuck me, you're dumber than I thought.

Comment Re:So. 50,000 more H1-B visas need to be issued (Score 1) 299

lets check back how well trump's 'plan' goes. if we ever SEE anything real from him in this direction.

fact is (I know, we're post-fact now, sigh..) that he's a business guy and that type LOVES indentured servitude.

there's nearly 0% chance he'll cut back on cheap labor for CORPORATE AMERICA.

you righties are such gullible morans. sad part is, you just ruined things for all of us for the next 4 years ;(

Comment Re:The democratic party is a lost cause (Score 1) 9

will make a pretty good diversion.

How bizarre. Why spend time looking for the sideshow when the one of the greatest main acts of all time is just about to take the stage? Your obsession has not abated, I see.

After all, it is they and their "compromising" that gave us Trump and the republicans ongoing success.

Yeah, sure. If you ignore the voters. And the media. And big business. Gutting the VRA. Being hobbled by your antiquated constitution. But yeah, it's the Democrats fault we have Trump. Wait, who's the apologist again? I'm starting to lose track here.

Comment Re:Another one to add to the list (Score 1) 21

Dude, admit it, you're just an apologist.

Man, it's kind of sad that you're reduced to begging me to make your argument for you. Stop being lazy and go find me some evidence.

So revoltingly *middle of the road*.

Yes, well, from your perspective in the hinterlands, that is what it looks like. I suggest you invest in a telescope. It makes it easier to discern the details in things that are far away from you.

So typically democrat,

That's not what we call the liberal party here in Canada, if that helps you any.

totally dependent on the other faction's fuck ups to make yourselves look good.

Wow, that argument is so bad, it refers to literally no one, let alone me.

You are putting lipstick on a pig,

No, your writing style is too horrible to rescue, so I wouldn't bother.

Comment Re:Another one to add to the list (Score 1) 21

the warpath

LOL, you really do love making mountains out of molehills.

Keep trying to deny that you are just whining.

I'm not denying it. I'm asking you for proof to support your bizarre claims. Which you can't do. Thanks for playing!

Comment Re:Predictable... (Score 1) 359

>All they're doing is hiring critical US journalists and satirical comedians to report facts however they want to (as long as they're not critical of Putin or the Kremlin). It's not that hard to do.

RT, DW, BBC, Al-Jazz, etc., don't have to make shit up to make the US look bad. This "hurr the Russians were fucking up our election" bullshit pales in comparison to the actual shenanigans (seals on WI voting machines *visibly* broken, the latest news... and going back to the restriction on voting venues in many states, even my home state, Rhode Island, during the primaries, as just two examples off the top of my head) that took place during the election season.

And the US media mindlessly repeating Clinton gas lighting was particularly infuriating to Bernie voters so much that much of them stayed home, because ... "fuckit, we don't need your vote" and "deplorables."

The only people who buy this "russian" nonsense are low-information people that get their news /only/ from the OTA broadcast networks. Or something. I don't know. Whoever keeps forcing this issue expects everyone to be dumb, I guess.

And one of the latest "we don't fucking get it" things is that Nancy Pelosi is now Minority Leader. Because the public didn't shout loudly enough that they're tired of the same old shit by electing Trump.

So yeah, it's all the fault of the Russians.


Comment Re:Those who something, something (Score 1) 588

>Left-wing government-funded "news" service

If you think that NPR is left wing, you are a fucking idiot. It hasn't been left wing since the end of the Clinton administration. Indeed, it has become completely corporatist since then.

There isn't any"left wing" on media today except outside of the us and random YouTube channels. It's all corporate oriented programming, especially considering that the mainstream media is owned by just a handful of companies.

Lastly, the Koch brothers are major donors to NPR.

Wake the fuck up.


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