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Comment And the concept of extradition is well established (Score 1) 131

Happens all the time. If a person commits a crime against country A and they are in country B, country A may well ask country B to hand them over. If it happens or the details of it vary based off of the specific countries and their treaties, called extradition treaties. For example the US and North Korea? Ya not happening. There are no extradition treaties between those two, and the governments hate each other. so nobody is getting handed over. However EU nations? Extremely strong extradition treaties. If you commit a crime against Germany from France, Germany will have France arrest you and ship you over to stand trial.

The majority of nations have extradition treaties of some level with each other since they don't want criminals able to run off and hide from justice. It has been a thing for a long time.

Comment That's not how it works (Score 3, Insightful) 635

"This backlash is nonsense," said James Green, co-founder of VR developer Carbon Games. "I absolutely support him doing whatever he wants politically if it's legal. To take any other position is against American values."

I think you meant to say you absolutely support other people doing what they want politically if it's legal, such as disagreeing with Luckey, or boycotting his product, or raising money for Clinton in response. Because taking any other position would be against American values _and_ hypocritical, right?

And yes, he's perfectly within his rights to say what he said, and i'm within my rights to point out the contradiction, and other people are within their rights to respond to me with disagreements, and etc. Saying that one person gets to have their say and everyone else needs to shut up about it after that is not how political discourse works.

Comment So long... (Score 4, Insightful) 206

So they booted him off because he was costing them a ton of money and wasn't paying anything. (I guess they were providing him service as a charity?)

But does that mean that they'll kick their paying customers off as well if the costs of defending them against attacks exceed the revenue they're getting from that specific customer? If so that would mean you could put Akamai out of business just by targeting one customer at a time, moving on to a new one as each one was evicted from the service.

Comment I remember the first time I used battlenet (Score 2) 31

After finishing the single player game, I went to try multi-player in Diablo. I created a new character, launched a game, arrived at the village and was hit by a wall of fire instantly killing the character.

I think that's what clued me in on why MMorgs suck to people like me.

I wouldn't do that -don't want to be anywhere close to people that would.

Comment and AI (Score 1) 161

I believe the real solution would be to invest the billions in AI. Which is also a problem that already has a lot of people working on it, but as you say, less so than the amount already being poured into medical research.

Just figure out how to create AI and raise it in such a manner that it views humans as somewhat dumb but amusing pets. Then stand back and let it cross reference all the existing medical knowledge and figure out how to save us. And it could probably solve a lot of other non-medical problems at the same time.

(The downside is that it may also decide to spay or neuter most/all of us to keep the population in check, but if i get a significantly longer and healthier lifespan in a wealthier and more peaceful world i think i can deal.)

Comment Re:Electronic Waste Recycling Fee... (Score 1) 166

Kidding aside, There are three big screens I see daily left to rot in the yard. One is two houses down that has been sitting there for four years, one that is one house down that sat on the sidewalk for a month before being moved to the side of the house for 2 months, and one on the corner of the neighborhood that's been there for 8 months

It's a fifty dollar fee to dispose of them locally. So they either rot in yards or end up in the local forest preserve.

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