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Comment Re:Design problems (Score 1) 158

The iPhone 6 Plus is also affected. Using a ball grid on a non-rigid substrate was a massive error. The devices have not lasted for a normal amount of time, and people are entitled to getting a fixed version, not having theirs "repaired" (they just heat it up to reflow the solder, but then it comes back because the underlying cause isn't fixed so it comes back). People did this with HP laptops with nVidia chips as well (could be temporarily fixed with a heat gun or sticking the whole laptop into the oven).

Apple isn't a leader in innovation any more. Innovation means new products, not "courageous refinements" like removing the headphone jack to sell more bluetooth ear buds. Look at how their tablet sales have tanked. And their laptops, And the iWatch "isn't dying, it's just resting, pining for the fjords."

Comment Re:They both look the same from here (Score 1) 12

Read the definition of fascism. It simply doesn't require racism. Just because the term was coined in the 1900s doesn't mean that it wasn't practiced before. Things are NOT their labels.

Also, Hillary has already demonstrated the same tendencies as Trump (leaving out the scapegoating, because, as I pointed out, the definitions of fascism doesn't require racism, and that's just scapegoating, not fascism). Hillary and co. doesn't believe in democracy - we saw that with the nomination process. If she was such a big fan of democracy, why didn't she object to what the DMC was doing? Hillary also promotes violence (promoting war is certainly promoting violence). But if you want recent scapegoating, just look at her refusal to say that the leaked emails are true or fake, instead using the Russians as scapegoats to distract attention from the core issue). Suppression of truth and trying to control the story in the media counts. And she certainly did all she could do to defend Bill and attack his accusers when they were telling the truth.

As for the inventor of the term, words change, sometimes even taking on the opposite meaning.

Comment Re:Extradition? (Score 1) 80

Just because it "sets forth a legal framework for considering the circumstances in which the U.S. government could use lethal force in a foreign country outside the area of active hostilities" doesn't mean that it's going to be limited to foreign countries. Stop being naive. The CIA wasn't supposed to do any domestic spying either.

Comment Re: Oh noes!!!!11111 (Score 3, Interesting) 571

Better watch it - you're going against the narrative. Of course, the ones who profit from this narrative are the ones pushing it.

The barrier doesn't exist. Computers are ubiquitous. There are tons of free development tools, tutorials, forums to ask questions. If you really want to get into it, you'll already be playing around with code.

The fact is that programming is a shit field over the long term. If I had to do it over again, I would have just kept it as something to toy around with.

Doesn't matter how many women you try to push in the field - the vast majority change to another field within 10 years.

Over the long term, it's better than being forced out in 20 years by the beancounters because you're perceived as too old (both sexes) and they can get someone younger cheaper.

Comment Re:Not who... but what should we blame? (Score 4, Insightful) 189

Oh, great. With IPV6, instead of only devices which punch their way through a NAT gateway using UPnP, every IOT device can be on the Internet. I'm sure that will help things tremendously. Unless, of course, you expect the same users who won't even change default passwords to learn about and configure firewalls.

Comment Re:Does anybody ... (Score 1) 475

Rational thought went out the window long ago. Neither the Republicans nor the Democrats want a rational voting population. And of course, everyone went for the bait - shoot the (purported) messenger instead of looking at the message. Who cares where they came from? Clinton and Podesta can release their copies (Clinton certainly has her speeches - she allowed only 1 copy to be made, and it was exclusively for herself).

Her defense is the same as what Trump would say if his tax returns were leaked - to divert attention to the source, even though he could just release them and clear up any questions.

Does anyone expect either of these two to respect the rule of law?

Comment Re:Extradition? (Score 4, Informative) 80

And if it's not a crime in the country where the person being sought is staying, it's generally not extraditable. Canada is one such country where the treat with the US allows Canada to refuse to extradite such a person. Another reason in the same treaty is if the extradition is of a political nature:

Article 4, section 1, subsection iii

(iii) When the offense in respect of which extradition is requested is of a political character, or the person whose extradition is requested proves that the extradition request has been made for the purpose of trying or punishing him for an offense of the above-mentioned character. If any question arises as to whether a case comes within the provisions of this subparagraph, the authorities of the Government on which the requisition is made shall decide.

Additionally, Canada can refuse to extradite in cases where the death penalty is in play unless the US agrees beforehand not to seek it, of if such judgment is made, not to follow through with it. And in the case of minor children, extradition can be refused if it is determined that such extradition


If a request for extradition is made under this Treaty for a person who at the time of such request, or at the time of the commission of the offense for which extradition is sought, is under the age of eighteen years and is considered by the requested State to be one of its residents, the requested State, upon a determination that extradition would disrupt the social readjustment and rehabilitation of that person, may recommend to the requesting State that the request for extradition be withdrawn, specifying the reasons therefor.


When the offense for which extradition is requested is punishable by death under the laws of the requesting State and the laws of the requested State do not permit such punishment for that offense, extradition may be refused unless the requesting State provides such assurances as the requested State considers sufficient that the death penalty shall not be imposed, or, if imposed, shall not be executed.

It can be argued pretty easily that Snowden, Manning, and Assange all have a defense under Article 2.1(iii) to have safe haven in Canada, since the whole mess has taken on a HUGE political angle, overshadowing everything else. Unfortunately, Obama's kill list has no geographical limit - it's fine to kill Americans anywhere in the world, even in the USA, in violation of their constitutionally protected right to due process. Looks like Obama is taking a page from Bush's "the constitution is just a damn piece of paper" playbook and ran with it.

Comment Re:They both look the same from here (Score 1) 12

Europe between the period of 1920-1930 is a very limited sample size. Look at any monarchy. That's the ownership of power in the hands of a few. The claim that monarchies are legitimate so that makes them non-fascist is total bullshit - those monarchies didn't just naturally evolve - there was a lot of blood spilled in the process.

And then there were conquerors and the conquered where both are the same ethnic group, and the conquerors exert absolute power. And let's not forget slavery - pretty much every major ethnic group has slavery in their history, where power is concentrated in the hands of a small minority.

But the best example is religion. Don't even try to pretend that the catholic church, which in the past could even say when you could have sex, doesn't have a long history of fascist totalitarian behavior and vast economic power.

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