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Comment Re:Control (Score 1) 664

How far away from Carlisle, Plymouth or Inverness are they, you stupid cunt?

412 miles, 374 miles, and 574 miles, respectively, you stupid cunt. For Brussels, anyway. Inverness is 788 miles from Strasbourg. All of these numbers are less than 1000. Happy to help, let me know if you want me to Google anything else for you, although it's actually not that difficult to do on your own.

Meanwhile, I live in a city that is about 2,000 miles from my national capital.

Comment Re:All of these are applicable (Score 2) 32

Slashdot really needs to add a feature where if the word "hack" appears in the headline or summary, the first post is always someone saying that this isn't "hacking", with a reply to that post with the dictionary definition of "hack". Might as well just automate this process to save people the time of writing out the comments every time "hack" appears in a story.

And, yes, I realize you left out the relevant definition.

Comment Re:Lawyers get millions (Score 1) 231

Sony does not have a monopoly in any market, regardless of how much they try to lock people in. I boycotted Sony when the bright minds behind Sony Music decided to give their customers rootkits, and my quality of life has not suffered because of my refusal to buy Sony products.

You posted a bunch of links about problems with Samsung TVs. Why exactly do I need anything from Samsung either? I've had a Sharp Aquos that I bought a decade or so ago back when a 55" LCD TV cost $3500, and I've never had a single problem with it. You don't need Sony. They have proven multiple times that they will screw their customers, regardless of which division in the company is releasing the products. Their computers with all of the proprietary connections and hardware were designed to screw you, the rootkit bullshit was designed to screw you, and removing advertised features from products after the fact was specifically to screw you. You're like some battered wife with Stockholm syndrome though, show your loyalty and hope that they next time they screw you it's not so bad.

Comment Re: It's easy (Score 1) 420

Let's find out, instead of relying on your memory.

The term swiftboating (also spelled swift-boating or swift boating) is a pejorative American neologism used to describe an unfair or untrue political attack. The term is derived from the name of the organization "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" (SBVT, later the Swift Vets and POWs for Truth) because of their widely publicized - and later discredited - campaign against 2004 U.S. presidential candidate John Kerry.

Since the political smear campaign that the group conducted against Kerry, the term has come into common use to refer to a harsh attack by a political opponent that is dishonest, personal, and unfair.

I like this one:

Charges of "swiftboating" were made by supporters of both major candidates in the 2012 presidential election. Republican Party strategists compared attacks on Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital to swiftboating, saying that, "It's very clear they are trying to re-create and take a page out for the 2004 Bush campaign".

"Hey that's not fair, they're trying to do to us what we did to them."

Comment Re:what matters (Score 1) 420

You realize Hillary is responsible for probably over a million deaths and a good part of Europe being overrun ?

That's not even the worst of it! I have it on good authority that she personally authorized the MURDER of over 12 billion people, and is DIRECTLY AND PERSONALLY responsible for the fact that Australia sunk into the ocean. She also created herpes.

Comment Re:Good Day (Score 2) 56

I haven't heard that name in years. Kind of funny what he's been up to:

As of October 2003, Wallace was working as a DJ in New Hampshire, making weekly appearances at area nightclubs. Wallace performs under the name DJ MasterWeb.

In March 2006, the FTC filed a suit again against Wallace and SmartBOT for practices similar to the 2004 suit. This time Wallace and his co-defendants were ordered to pay $5,089,550.48 in fines.

In May 2008 Wallace and Rines were ordered to pay $230 million to MySpace by the L.A. District Court when they failed to appear for trial.

Wallace filed for bankruptcy in June 2009. On October 29, 2009, federal judge Jeremy D. Fogel awarded Facebook $711 million in damages.

In August 2015, Wallace pleaded guilty to electronic mail fraud and criminal contempt of court as well as admitting to mass spamming in 2008 and 2009. He also pleaded guilty to violating a court order to not access Facebooks' computer network.

In June 2016, Wallace has been sentenced to thirty months in prison and ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution for bombarding Facebook users. U.S. District Court Judge Edward J. Davila also sentenced Wallace to mental health treatment and five years of probation once he is released. Judge Davila barred Sanford Wallace of possessing or using any computer without the permission of the probation order.

He's been fined nearly a billion dollars, he's banned from creating MySpace profiles or accessing Facebook's network, and in general possessing or using a computer, he's a repeat offender with criminal contempt and only caught 30 months in jail. He probably deserves at least 5 years, with another 10 on probation. Maybe he'll go back to DJing.

Comment Re:Vote for Gary (Score 1) 741

The day is still relatively young, but hopefully that's going to be the stupidest thing I see today. I hope it's all uphill from here.

So can a janitor at the State Department can claim "experience in the executive branch"?

Well, technically, I suppose they could, but it makes a shitload more sense if the goddamn Secretary of State is making the claim instead of you when you push a mop around.

does that make federal judges also part of the executive branch?

Are members of the judicial branch members of the executive branch? I don't know, what do you think, Constitutional Scholar AC?

WTF are you arguing about? Is the Department of State part of the executive branch of the federal government or not? Is the Secretary of State who leads that department part of the executive branch? These are simple yes or not questions, they aren't trick questions at all. No need to bring up janitors or judges.

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