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Comment Re:Debunked? (Score 1, Insightful) 254

I've been on gab.ai, 4chan, 8ch and voat.co. You really should research this yourself and ask yourself why there is a boatload of evidence and those bringing it to light are being ddosed. Why is twitter blocking those who report vile content while keeping the vile content up and running. Why is reddit admitting to very dishonest practices and shutting down subreddits for TOS violations that didn't occur or if they did were getting policed by mods.

If you are doing research and you see illegal exploitative content please report it. Be also aware that a large number of illegal and abusive content is on honeypot servers to flypaper the criminally insane that deal in child exploitation.

Links to submit reports and information on reporting crime:




I would also like to see Proof Of Life on Julian Assange and people should be asking WikiLeaks to prove its not a compromised honeypot to catch whistleblowers.

There is a conspiracy here - there is a lot of legitimate investigative content being summarily deleted and there is a vast effort in the main stream media all the way down to slashdot to just shut down conversation on the topic. Shutting down the conversation is potentially obstructing justice. If we have not crossed the precipice justice will be done so no amount of deleting will stop karma from hunting down those who exploit children.

Whats most disturbing is places that hold content and evidence of whats doing on like 4chan and wikileaks are being DDOSed by STATE ACTORS. When certain content and conversations arise brutal state sponsored DDOS attacks have been employed.

Whats even more curious is why with all the contention during the election with the FBI wikileaks and the like this pizzagate/twittergate/whereisassange stuff seemed to be what triggered a desperate, widespread, worldwide and massive response to stop information about this coming to light.

This isnt just goofy numerology there is a lot of bizarre stuff going on. I've been enjoying the internet since inception and I've never seen this - such universal efforts to shut down a conversation about a real concern about a network of child-abusers in operation.

Do your own research. Decide for yourself. Ask yourself why voat and gab.ai are getting massive amounts of refugees from reddit and twitter OVER THIS ISSUE.

Many places where one would go to get information on whether there is truth to any of this dont attempt to document and display factual information they simply shut down all discussion. Something is wrong. Where there is smoke there is fire. And we need to know if Julian Assange is alive and if WikiLeaks is a safe place to blow the whistle.

Comment Re:8286 chip (Score 1) 89

Thanks for catching this so quickly. I wanted to say exactly this. I believe torvalds originally called the kernel a 386 assembly task switcher. So I am surprised someone some redhat claimed Linux on the 286. Tech history is easy to forget but as someone who has been excited about our tech world because of the short collective memory and lack of history and perspective a lot of mistakes get repeated even by very smart folks.

Comment Re:Removable battery? Nah... (Score 1) 86

Yeah. This. I was just going to chime in on this. This idiotic war against serviceable components, expandable flash and replaceable / expandable memory is really tiresome. And with every generations of phone ifixit and the like give out instructions and OEM and 3rd party batteries and repair items become available.

And when something like this happens - it could have been : go to this special link to amazon, put your samsung serial number in and get an overnight package with the a new battery. But no. Now we have this fiasco.

Lets weld in and glue in an ultra flammable part that is a common replacement item - for what?

Comment Re:Chalk one up for iOS (Score 2) 129

I think ALL of us jailbreakers and rooters should celebrate this. Now I might be able to push an adaway hostfile with 875K worth of junk hosts of malware, ads, adware, gambling and other cruft blocked. I cant believe I need to wait for a flaw like this to update the hosts file on the phone I own.

This weaponizing of opensource software to do things like make it impossible to edit /etc/hosts with malware blocks is unreal.

Comment Apple as an MVNO - or more. (Score 0) 33

Apple should buy one. They are in the business for overcharging for everything. Two benefits - they get to overcharge if they are carrier (like every other one) and they can make all the bandwidth use for all apple made applications free. Look at MVNO Google-Fi. They could potentially go quad-sim in the USA. (SIMs now are apparently capable of carrying more than one network).

Comment Re:theory is not science before testing (Score 1) 98

Check for yourself - the coordinates for this Cornfield:

Kâ(TM)aak Chi (Fire Mouth) William Gadoury "Lost City" / Cornfield 17Â56'41.36"N 90Â10'1.25"W (17.944822,-90.167014)

Not likely a lost city per David Stuart

- Director at The Mesoamerica Center-University of Texas at Austin
- Professor at University of Texas at Austin Department of Art and Art History
- Director at Casa Herrera


Comment Re:Bah! (Score 0) 181

I really, really dislike this fraud Mayer. She should be in prison for the embezzling and lack of fiduciary responsibility during her tenure as CEO. She has caused the loss of thousands of jobs. I used to talk about how bad this Mayer was before she took the helm and people poo-pooed me. I turned out I was 100% correct about this woman being a know-nothing fraud. She was also hated at Google just as much. She is a low life criminal as far as I'm concerned.

Comment Re:What is Uber, a CAB COMPANY? (Score 2) 172

I've been stranded by an Uber driver before he got there. I dont even know the recourse should be. I was stranded and had to wait another 20 minutes for another Uber in inclement weather. Uber is getting more anti-rider and from what I hear from drivers they are fairly anti-driver AND they are trying to remove the driver in favor of self-driving computers.

Comment Re:OR (Score 4, Insightful) 227

Yeah, or we should look at the labor participation rate. Its the worst its been in 40 ish years. This is the percentage of population working. Some try to spin it as people are living longer - but not nearly this much longer for this problem. Also this ends up counting disaffected unemployed. The other issue is that when coming up with a "U" number part timers that want to be full time should count for 1/2 an unemployed person.

New regulations are causing small companies to hire only part timers to get around the regs. They also provide a small business incentive to keep the business under I believe 50 employees. Its a huge crunch and leads to further outsourcing and using contractors.

The reality is we have inflation (for all things required to live, rent, food, tuition, health care, medicine, etc) plus stagnant salaries / wages plus a ton of under-employed but a huge shift from knowledge worker job growth to service job growth which often does not produce a livable wage and is subject to automation and robotics.

We are in a horrific staglfationary crapstorm and its much worse than people thing. People with jobs think its normal. In reality they are very lucky until AI and robotics kicks in more and more over time.

Opening the borders (whether you think its right or wrong) will have consequences to make these numbers get worse over time especially with unfunded liabilities.

Comment I'm sorry, but the buildings dont look good. (Score 2, Insightful) 72

I just looked at her work in images.google. Do not want. They are not really that pleasing to look at. I like the Roman/Greek and large medieval/renaissance buildings - golden ratio, "perfect" aesthetics. These Zaha works are just ugly and trying to be different and lead to higher cost, hard to maintain with that comes leaks and I don't think they are aesthetically pleasing.

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