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Comment Re:Impressive (Score 1) 106

When I said, an Individual's rights ought trump the Collective's wishes, you called me a "toothless hillbilly". That, really, is all anybody needs to know about your political opinion.

And believe me,you, as nothing but a mouthpiece for the Queen, don't represent anything close to human rights

Why should I believe you? You haven't posted a single actual fact or even a sensible opinion in the months of rather active Slashdot participation.

No, "believe me" is not going to work. Remember to logout.

Comment Re:Impressive (Score 1) 106

Having you on record objecting to — indeed, jeering — the Individual human rights is enough for one evening. Living in the city, according to you, one surrenders his rights — and anyone objecting must be having severe dental problem... Ok...

Next time you peep about an unwarranted search or some other violation of an Individual's freedom by the Collective, I'll have a handy link to rub into your face.

Comment Re:Voice of Trump: HATE (Score 1) 121

Very feeble, but you are just proving my point about the insincerity and intellectual dishonesty of Trump supporters.

You mean, recognizing evil, even when it does not target you personally — that is an indication of "insincerity and intellectual dishonesty" in your opinion?

What do you think of White supporters of Black Lives Matter in that case? Insincere, dishonest, Ok, anything else? How about "race-traitors"?

Are you actually trying to say that you are Ukrainian?

Not sure about JustNiz, but I for one certainly am a Ukrainian expat, thank you very much.

I'm inclined to think you won't be able to explain why you hate Putin so much

Having Ukrainian roots helps me know about his evil better, and I'm happy to educate you... Putin is the most hate-deserving of today's world-leaders, because he is the only one to have openly invaded another country. And not to prevent something like a genocide (real or incisively feared), or correct some other wrong (real or imagined), but to simply grab land.

The last asshole to do the same was Saddam Hussein — in 1991...

Now, the feeble-minded you joined the biggest protest in world's history in 2003, when Bush was invading Iraq — even though that invasion was not meant to grab land (nor oil), but to dislodge a mad man. Whether the war was the right step to take back then is besides the point — its justification was sincere.

Where were you — and the countless other protestors — when Putin invaded Georgia in 2008 and Ukraine in 2014? Even if you don't buy my defense of Bush, Putin's actions were, as a minimum, equivalent to Bush's. And yet, you did and said nothing... Who is "feeble" now?

Comment Re:Impressive (Score 2) 106

Telecoms object to competition.

Everybody objects to competition. That's a meaningless truism.

But in this case telecoms have a legal point — nobody should be getting preferential treatment from the city hall.

local democratically elected governmenst being allowed to make decisions that their citizens ask for

You mean, like the poisoning of Socrates? That's your "democracy in action"...

Sorry, but I'd like to keep the country, where guarantees given to an Individual, however obnoxious and cantankerous, trump the will of the Collective, however glorious.

Comment Re:Impressive (Score 1) 106

Except it wouldn't fly in the US

The situation in Spain seems even worse than in the US — whereas we have multiple locally-dominating behemoths, they have a single giant formerly state-owned one.

they were since bought up by a larger ISP and no longer allow you to reshare/resell your bandwidth.

Yes, and they refuse your money, when you say you wish to use them for uplink, right...

Comment Re:Impressive (Score 2) 106

Local governments, you must mean those things made up of the people in the community joined together ( in theory) for the common good? A sort of co-op like thingy?

I mean the city hall, however you want to spin it.

And, before you ask, it is those pillars of the community you suddenly love and respect so much, who are responsible for shortage of Internet-service options in most locales in the US, where competing providers want your money.

Submission + - Milo Yiannopoulos Permanently Suspended from Twitter

Raenex writes: Breitbart writer and conservative provocateur, Milo Yiannopoulos, was permanently suspended from Twitter amid a dust-up with Ghostbusters (2016) actress Leslie Jones. Trolls had been harassing Jones with racist tweets after the movie's opening, prompting agitated responses from Jones. Milo entered the fray with, "If at first you don't succeed (because your work is terrible), play the victim" and "EVERYONE GETS HATE MAIL FFS". After some back and forth, Milo was eventually blocked by Jones and banned by Twitter after CEO Jack Dorsey became involved.

While outlets such as TechCrunch signaled their approval, Milo summed up his banning with the following: "Twitter is intent on protecting free speech, as long as you are a Hollywood actress who bravely tweets about white people, or a New York globalist advocating for violence against Donald Trump. They’ve made it clear that being gay and conservative doesn’t get me past the velvet rope into their free speech club, which is looking more and more like the same liberal echo chamber the mainstream media turned into decades ago."

Submission + - Cheaper Flow Batteries Using Vitamins Discovered (natureworldnews.com)

William Robinson writes: Scientists from Harvard University have discovered how to create flow batteries using organic molecules inspired by vitamin B2, which helps store energy from food in the body. With a few tweaks to the original B2 molecule, the scientists discovered a new group of organic molecules that make good candidates for alkaline flow batteries. The result of the discovery was a redox flow battery that demonstrates an open-circuit voltage approaching 1.2V, with a current efficiency of 99.7 percent and a capacity retention over 99.98 percent per cycle.

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