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Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 109

Are we to raise an entire generation to think that shooting (imaginary) people until blood splatters the virtual screen is just peachy keen, but those photos of our trip to the nude beach are just oh so terrible?

I suggest you study your own question a bit more and I'm sure you'll come up with your own answer about the utility and value of violence (for the people who are part of the club ("it's a big club and you ain't in it" -- Carlin)) as opposed to the value of art, mementos, and porn (I suggest that porn itself is an art form).

- NSFW means "not sure for what?" What if you work at a pr0n shop??



Comment modded insightful WAS: Re:SJW (Score 0, Flamebait) 200

Take your alt-right political trolling and shove it up your ass.

Goddamn, the alt-right is fucking stupid.

Yes, that's ad-hominem. It's also not ad-hominem to call out dumbasses such as yourself bent on bringing /pol/ to Slashdot.

Fuck you.

BMO -- Who has karma to fucking burn. Eat a bag of dicks.

Comment Re:I use them all the time (Score 1) 308

>learn a song from Youtube

This is one of the better functions of Youtube. Learning a chord progression by repeatedly playing a CD or looping part of a music file isn't as easy as actually /watching/ it.

Some artists deliberately put videos out there for people to learn to play, like Dr. John.

Another value of Youtube, musically, is that there is a ton of historically significant music on it. Betty Boop cartoons with Cab Calloway music, anybody?


Comment Re:You're either with us or you're a Russian! (Score 1) 199

The Clinton campaign /is/ criticizing Trump on the racism thing.

There are a few problems with that:

1. The people who are voting for him don't care. "He's racist? Yes? And? I'm racist too. Why *wouldn't* I want to vote for him?"

2. People with memories longer than a gnat's remember the whole "superpredators" bullshit. Calling Trump a racist is a bit kettle/pot.

3. The Clintons haven't been exactly minority friendly except when it's politically expedient. LGBTQI rights? Only in the past few years.

"You can't shake the Devil's hand and say you're only kidding" TMBG "Your Racist Friend"

The only one really qualified to call out Trump on racism and "othering" was given the finger by the DNC.

Trump is a bigot. He wears it on his sleeve. Hillary's bigotry is more covert. Hillary is only marginally better, and that's not saying much.


Comment Mobile Data and WiFI (Score 1) 222

Verizon and the rest assume that nobody needs that much data because the phone companies make you pay out the ass for any kind of reasonable mobile data. So I never use it unless in an emergency or trying to get a bus schedule ( works quite well) in Boston. I'm halfway into my data plan and I've used 249MB for the month. I'll use WiFi or go without.

It doesn't matter what service - vzn, t-mobile, sprint, whatever. I'll only use their mobile data under duress.

4G is useless.


Comment Re:Today vs Yesterday (Score 5, Insightful) 401

>Manning isn't disappeared

Just because we know where he is doesn't mean he's not disappeared. When you are put into solitary confinement with no contact with the outside world with no day-night cycle (they keep the lights on all the time) you have been thrown in a hole to be forgotten about.

BTW, long term solitary confinement is torture. Not all torture is physical.

And no, he's not in "protective custody" to prevent other inmates harming him. You can request and get out of protective custody (which is a form of solitary confinement) and people often do to take their chances in general population because pc is so awful.

>Snowden can't be pardoned because he hasn't been convicted.

You don't need to be convicted to get a pardon. Ford pardoned Nixon before any conviction happened. Your argument is invalid.

>The US doesn't want Assange evidenced by the fact that Greenwald is free

Greenwald is an old-school journalist and thus protected in the court of public opinion as well as by precedent. Assange isn't. Assange has been bad-mouthed enough that the general public doesn't give a shit about him and probably thinks he "deserves whatever happens to him." Going after Greenwald is a non-starter. Going after Assange will get someone promoted.

>Contrary to popular belief the US Foreign Intelligence services are not required to work within the Constitution or Bill of Rights

US foreign intelligence isn't supposed to spy on US citizens. That's a violation of my rights as a citizen. Fuck you for defending this.

How do those boots taste?


Comment Today vs Yesterday (Score 2, Insightful) 401

Back when Ellsberg released the Pentagon Papers, there was an actual chance at fairness if you went to court, which is why Ellsberg is not in jail for the rest of his life.

Today? The possibility that anyone would get a fair shake in a courtroom is laughable.

Assange would do well to stay where he is, even if it feels confining. Because he would be disappeared like Chelsea They would bury him so deep in the system that death would be preferable.


Comment Re:The real issue (Score 1) 195

> I would say that the addition of democratic-like elements aren't enough to justify suspension of basic property rights

I would add that rights are those things that cannot be taken away by a simple majority vote. If it can be taken away, it wasn't a right in the first place. Either that, or it's an abuse of power of the kind you find in fascist societies.


Comment Re:Only the tip of the iceberg (Score 1) 42

In Casa BMO, we have gone through *two* S6s. The first one died and I was horrified by the amount of heat it was generating as it was dying. It really was frightening. And since the battery wasn't removable, it's not like you could yank the fucker out and let it burn in your driveway. So it sat in a Corelle bowl while we *watched* it die completely and cool off.

This problem did not start with the 7.

Our second S6 (warranty replacement) died the blue-light-of-death and simply wouldn't charge anymore.

We had an S3 that had horrible battery life until /that/ got replaced with the supposedly better S6.

We're done with Samsung. We went elsewhere, to a phones that don't overheat and eat batteries and talk unnecessarily to the network.


Comment Re:AES (Score 1) 53

I thought the whole point of asymmetric keys is that you can send the "encode" key in band and keep the secret "decode" key yourself.

If you're exchanging symmetric keys over IP wouldn't someone in the middle be able to sniff it out?

>if 3DES and Blowfish are symmetric, and they are used over the Internet, someone must have figured out how to exchange the key that I don't know about.

>off to quick research
>find out about diffie-hellman key exchange of symmetric keys

I know far too little about cryptography but this sent me in a good direction.



Comment Re:It only takes one... (Score 3, Informative) 69

Other courts have said that an IP address is not a person.

This is why a lot of other cases haven't advanced. Blindly suing people that might not even exist angers courts (Prenda).

>84 john does

"you're making too much work for the court with nonsense" is what's going to happen.

>reasonable doubt

In civil cases, it's preponderance of the evidence a lesser standard.


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