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Comment Re:Nope, no wealth inequality here (Score 2) 170

It doesn't get much better than that.

hmmm.....
Weird - no software patents, skalp CP/M and ...

http://forwardthinking.pcmag.c...
After a couple of years then...

In his 43-page conclusions of law, Judge Jackson's final judgment on the evidence, the judge wrote that ''the court concludes that Microsoft maintained its monopoly power by anticompetitive means and attempted to monopolize the Web browser market,'' as well as ''unlawfully tying its Web browser to its operating system'' -- all in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

(http://www.nytimes.com/2000/04/04/business/us-vs-microsoft-overview-us-judge-says-microsoft-violated-antitrust-laws-with.html?pagewanted=all)

You need to watch His court depositions, what a hero!

Having control over OS and application software to control and monopolize a market may have been wrong i. e. unlawful, but in the United States, where nothing is impossible, it just wen through after the proven principle "it cannot be what may not be".

Comment Making recordings (Score 1) 99

of a person's activity without consent or court order is illegal and should be punished.
Keeping those recordings on a storage facility for later view does not change anything of the original act.
Parents doing it to their minor children w/o consent of those is within their right of parents.
So, a program installed concealed without consent is illegal.
Surveillance cameras active in an area need to be disclosed, phone conversations/email activity within a company need to be disclosed to employees that this is happening.

Now, is all this happening to those rules?
Boah!
     

Comment How is that going to work? (Score 1) 161

Written or spoken word can be insult, defamation or ??
Hate crime seems to be a crime (deed) against a person or group - how is this possible with words?
If it's (a deed or fact) being reported/mentioned on some internet place, it is possibly worth pursuing by some police, but this seems to become a thought-police type thing. Where are the exact rules and regulations to get a hold of what is going on except politician/hype.

Is England going the Turkey way - wholesale locking up judges/journalists/soldiers without due process because of one mentally sick madman?

Comment Hack Hick Hick Hack (Score 2) 173

Does it pay????

It's the boys in a sand box, eh - I get you back for destroying my sand castle.

Only problem here is that this is not limited to just the sand box and the kids playing in it, maybe the parents to some degree but the billions of humans affected - and much fewer participating as string puppets making the games possible...

A similar game is tit for tat where totally unrelated individuals suffer.
The string pullers should be locked in a great cage so they can fight it out and hit their own heads bloody.
Maybe the good Donald will finally get this fixed?

Oh well.....

Comment Re:Companies shouldn't have political power (Score 2, Insightful) 416

At the very least, making any donation public.
And making attempts to hide donation source criminal.

You should at least know who is buying which representative and senator.
Since 2008ish we can't do that any longer as they are allowed to hide their donations legally.

Ha ha ha!

All this "it should..." thinking may be great but has no effect at this point until Donald the savior shows up and fixes it all (pun intended).

Reality is that the people benefitting from this money source - or honor/social stand are the one's making the laws - House and Senate.

Would they cut in their own fingers? Your guess.

Same goes for the revolving door Congress Industry, expect any change there?

Or look how they are fighting about Supreme Court nominations to tilt the laws there in their favor, whatever this might be.
How can this be that the highest court has a bias determined by political parties? Justicia wears a blind fold and sure is not going out to hunting parties with influential republican friends.

All this is happening under the illusory mantle of democracy - by the people for the people and, most importantly - Freedom!

Is there any alternative to Clinton or Donald? Having maybe a third or fourth political party in the system to get some alternatives?
Fat chance, tried before several times, cannot even get into TV discussions, why? Status quo benefits the delusionary folks making the rules or pulling the strings to leave the status quo intact so things keep running as smooth as they are for decades or centuries - for the people by the people....

Comment All fine and dandy (Score 1) 95

but from a regular human perspective it's hogwash!

Where is the majority of information concerning regular individuals kept?

Try to get an insurance, high chances are that you are asked for your SS-#, for what purpose?

In the US, there is one great feature: The whole population is indexed on one key - SS-# where there was one original purpose and its use has subsequently expanded to what it is now - the ultimate exploitation tool.

Try getting a company to disclose what data it has about you, something similar to a FOIA possibiliy available with US government. Seems you have no rights whatsoever and need to pay an attorney to get anything going in that directions.

Let's say you perceive something may be wrong and try to clear it up by asking for disclosure, what are your rights and what are the obligations of the other side? Looks like one needs to engage an attorney - pay those great hourly rates - and pray something will come out of it.

How about a basic consumer protection law putting the duty on the side storing those data?

Maybe it exists, dunno, sure feels quite outlandish something like that exists with all what is going on with this current political bribery scheme...

Comment Re:Meh. (Score 1) 470

" it's the millions of people who are starving.

Yeah - and they coming out of thin air creating justification arguments for all kinds of BS.

Why are people unhappy and argue, are angry, fight and kill about ideas in their brains?

Are the current systems in place able to address those issues?

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