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Comment Re:More to the point... (Score 1) 200

A better question would be "why isn't he saying he didn't?"

Because the best thing you can do after being arrested is to shut the fuck up and not say anything else.

There is absolutely no upside to saying *anything* else at that point.

Besides, what would be the point of releasing a statement saying "I didn't do it."? Unlikely to sway the FBI and if you elaborate they may find something else to tag you with.

Comment Advertising is Immoral (Score 1) 618

At least how it is practiced now. Think of it as exploits for the OS of your brain, because that is exactly what it has boiled down to.

They hook people up, read their responses to different stimuli, tweak and repeat until they have something which bypasses your internal firewalls. We are hardwired to respond to some things in particular ways, and that provides an exploit surface. Then we are firmware wired (social level) that provides another attack surface.

They have psychologists on staff for a reason, and it isn't to help you. It is one step down from using psychologists to devise torture, IMO, but in some ways worse because it is so pervasive and affects many more people.

Imagine of all advertising had to be Courier New in 12 point font, black, using the 1000 most common words in the English language.

The Military

United States Begins Flying Stealth Bombers Over South Korea 567

skade88 writes "The New York Times is reporting that the United States has started flying B-2 stealth bomber runs over South Korea as a show of force to North Korea. The bombers flew 6,500 miles to bomb a South Korean island with mock explosives. Earlier this month the U.S. Military ran mock B-52 bombing runs over the same South Korean island. The U.S. military says it shows that it can execute precision bombing runs at will with little notice needed. The U.S. also reaffirmed their commitment to protecting its allies in the region. The North Koreans have been making threats to turn South Korea into a sea of fire. North Korea has also made threats claiming they will nuke the United States' mainland."

Comment Re:Not enough Libertopian novels for you! (Score 2) 232

>>If you read the SF novels detailing life in Libertopia, you'll find that, as if by magic, citizens voluntarily donate enough of their income to feed, clothe, and house those that are poor through no fault of their own. They purchase, build, and staff a full parks system out of the goodness of their hearts.

>This is how things used to be done.

When? Please come up with a concrete time boxed example of a country doing this. I'm pretty sure that I could look at the details and come up with a more accurate story.

Comment Re:Where's Waldo (Score 1) 228

I thought we learned that the overall water content of the planet is steadily increasing due to gravitational attraction of the planet sucking in comets water deposits and the like. Sure in a few hundred years it's not much, and I don't imagine water mining the asteroids or capturing comets technologically.

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