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Comment Excellent (Score -1) 388

So, Apple, evil globalist corporation, is getting slammed by the European Union, evil globalist supra-government. Fight more, fight longer...I love it!

One of you is going to say Apple are the good guys and don't deserve biased anti-American treatment like this, and another is going to say the EU are the good guys and deserve the extra tax revenue. You're both wrong, that's what makes this so beautiful! From one of my favorite Chevy Chase movies, Deal of the Century: "Whoever wins, we win. Whoever loses...we win."

Comment No...just, no. (Score 4, Interesting) 158

No one actually has to "hack" anything -- just get the thought out there. No matter who wins, stories like this will be cited by the losing side as "proof" the election was "rigged" or "hacked", and that the winner didn't win legitimately. I can think of few things more damaging to the democratic institution.

See also:

A Powerful Russian Weapon: The Spread of False Stories

Comment Re:I'm making a note here (Score -1) 88

Eh, being a "geek" means liking computers a bit more than you like people. I liked it back when you didn't have to know the "geek anthem" or the "geek events" or what Wil Wheaton's beard style is currently. I knew it was all over when girls started to wear fake nerd glasses as fashion. There weren't even geek cards, you just had to be a person who liked learning.

Comment Leaves out the important story (Score 0, Funny) 61

This is nice and all, but it leaves out the important story - what kind of shirt was the spokeman wearing when he made the announcement? We all know, from empirical experience, that this issue is far more important than any mind-shattering science that could have been done that day.

If you can force a rocket scientist, celebrating the accomplishment of a lifetime, to cry and grovel and beg forgiveness on international TV for wearing a shirt, you are not unempowered.

Comment Re:OMG, a months rent! (Score 1) 242

In the future, please do not respond to Score:0 anonymous posts. Slashdot has been infected by severe trolls from 4chan and they post regularly. They feed off responses, so don't give them any. The best revenge to a stupidly inflammatory response is silence. That's what trolls hate most of all.

Comment Re:By God men, we can't allow a time-in-space gap! (Score 1) 44

Where's this bizarre concept come from? "The Soviets will destroy us all with their superior number of days in orbit!" is just straight out of left field. Who was even talking about that? You need to get with the new picture...Russia is ruled by a maniacal dictator who hacked the DNC and who is friends with Trump. They don't share in any humanity as long as they are throwing gays in jail. Russia today is a preview of Trump's potential fascist empire.

Comment Re:Pierson's Puppeteers (Score -1, Troll) 695

What's with your bizarre Eurocentrism? You started off all right, with the "human history" part, but then you went full retard and listed only the tiny sliver of history that whites were involved in. Where are the Guptas, the Zulu, the Aztecs? It was cringeworthy reading your parochial, closed-minded worldview. There's a whole world outside the tiny part inhabited by whites, learn about it sometime.

Comment Re:My Instagram feed is nonexistent (Score 1) 84

It makes you suspicious. People these days, especially young ones, want to see all your social media profiles before they'll have anything to do with you. It's a low-trust environment, they're naturally suspicious of outsiders. Either you match their beliefs and customs by having active Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest, etc. accounts, or you're a weird un-person. It's bad enough when they see posts disagreeing with one of their leftist political views, but when you don't have an account at all then you obviously have a dark secret to hide. You call this exaggeration but I've seen it.

Comment Re:Driving in reverse (Score 1) 152

Horrifyingly dreary for YOU, maybe. But people of average and low intelligence have no problem with repetitive tasks. It is only people of high intelligence who require a constant stream of novelty and who pout when they can't get it. I love how you can just decide what's good for everyone without even THINKING about people who differ from yourself, and your big brain tells you it's all right because you're smart.

Comment Re:How dare they hack NY Times reporters! (Score -1, Troll) 61

So...it's NSA's fault when foreign intelligence services conduct espionage against US political parties, media organizations, etc., and actively try to influence the outcomes of US elections, and manipulate the opinions of US citizens? You realize that no matter who wins in November, possibly millions of Americans will believe the election was stolen or rigged, and possibly by foreign influence?

I know, I know -- in this crowd, the US is the enemy, here, and we don't actually need to have any kind of foreign intelligence capability; NSA's sole purpose for being is to figure out ways to illegally spy on Americans so it can solidify the power base of shadowy elites. Or something. Whenever I need to be reminded of just how out of touch many people are with history, reality, or both, I read Slashdot comments.

Comment Re:The Future Society (Score 1) 82

So, you just invented this, right? In a story that tells us that recycling phones is a great thing instead of just throwing them into a toxic landfill. No, you can't think of anything nice, you just create a ridiculous strawman argument and then proceed to tear it apart. Fucking seriously, +4 Insighful? A strawman?

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