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Comment Re:I know a free way to make an email server... (Score 1) 77

Instead do something that will actually work. Learn the basic of law and legislating and write laws to protect the security of email. Don't think it will work, well, how secure is snail mail, a bloody paper envelope that can be steamed upon, insecurity across the letters entire path but low and behold letters remain mostly secure. Want the same for email, encapsulate it and make it criminal offence with severe penalties to illegally open that digital envelope and when it is not addressed to you do not open it. Keep in mind opening email contents that are not addressed to you is generally not a good idea, I got a bunch of them for a while and just forwarded them to http://www.acma.gov.au/theACMA... (I wonder what happened to those, I suspect phishing attacks and who were the naughty players involved).

Comment Re:There's one way (Score 1) 150

Actually it is not just China. China and Russia are joining forces to create a joint commercial space program which will draw in others countries to expand it well beyond US efforts. I fully support US space firms in their efforts to remain relevant, so should anyone else who prefers a space industrial complex over a war industrial complex. Invest in a future amongst the stars or invest in the extinction of the human race, drowned in blood, gore and shrapnel.

What you are seeing is other countries only investing sufficient in the military to achieve stalemate, whilst investing more and more into space commercialisation. Meanwhile the US is investment more and more and more into the war machine to achieve exactly what the Soviet Union achieved, bankruptcy. Looks who is laughing now at what is happening in Afghanistan, who is spending and dying for nothing. The US now whining about Russia supplying weapons (oh no, it's your corrupt buddies in the Ukraine supplying the weapons, not for politics but for profit and the US government knows but has locked themselves into a corrupt mess and can no longer expose it because of the extremely corrupt secrets that would be exposed).

Comment Re:Ah yes, Facebook (Score 1) 105

I know exactly how to sift through the truth and lies, you test their validity in a court of law, the evidence on public display and challenged to ensure accuracy. If the politicised scum of Facebook think they entitled to call them selves, judge, jury and executioner of news, it is a pretty solid indication they are the last people to trust. Got a problem with a news story, take it to fucking court, else shut the fuck up with your deceitful, disingenuous censorship and propaganda. It's like month after month Facebook management announce another reason why people should leave them. Facebook your source for corporate approved propaganda where end users are silenced (of course if end users are silenced why would they stay).

Comment Re:Fiduciary duty (Score 4, Interesting) 254

Don't like what the University of California is doing, no problem, bag it, rag on it, grind it's reputation to dust. The charge to much, their degrees are shit, the professors abuse students, the facilities are horrible, make them spend ten times as much as they saved on countering negative publicity. Hate what they did, let them feel that financial pain. Don't forget they have no pretty much abandoned to privacy of their students to a foreign contractor. Why would any business trust them with research when a foreign outsourcing contractor now controls access to those secrets. Doing research, a new thesis, a major book, well, now all you work is open to foreign entities, your secrets up for sale (don't think so, think how much they are worth and how much and underpaid H1B can sell the for, especially compared to the sub-standard wage). Research Universities want to open up the network security to foreign 'FOR PROFIT' entities, well, it's major emergency time to shift all the research, delete the data and all backups, otherwise you will see a foreign company suddenly releasing that research et al as their own.

You want to know exactly how I would spy on a country, fill it full of espionage agents pretending to be cheap H1B labour, all operating independently upon seize opportunities as they come up and there will be major rewards for success (no comms leaks, no conspiracy links, just take your chances for major rewards, part ownership of the secrets obtained and passed on, and wow, is US security leaky as across the board and it is just starting to get really bad, some have been there for a quite a while, good luck). By secrets I mean every single kind, industrial, financial, extortion, everything of value and the agents work until they have build up sufficient 'er' investments to retire back home.

Comment Re:prediction... more good comments... not (Score 2) 472

Here it is then. A straight up conspiracy to temporarily resuscitate coal mining so the crap investment can be dumped on pension funds and gullible mug punters. It seems the rich and greedy held on too tightly to those coal investments, hence the need for a major conspiratorial pump and dump. The reason why coal will crash, simply to environmentally damaging from carbon to coal ash, it simply is an ancient energy source that should have been abandoned years ago and they know it, hence the need for a major pump and dump. So yep economic and environmental (do I get bonus points).

Comment Re:Opposite (Score 0) 538

Make no mistake they will be retiring younger than the current norm, they will just be retiring into poverty, unwanted and abandoned by a psychopathic capitalist society, unless change is forced. Now that is something millennial are waking up to. Once they are no longer desirable they will be tossed on the scrap heap unless they fight back now.

Comment Re:Money (Score 1) 196

It would prove Trump is an idiotic orange orangutan if he stupidly destroyed exactly what got him elected in the first place. Without net neutrality Trump would have been dead in the water, how much would any individual have to spend when their digital data could be put in the slow lane, enough to buy the company who purposefully put it in the slow law. As a cartels they can not silence content with net neutrality laws in place, else they would traffic they want to censor for what ever reason the slowing to zero lane. If Trump wants to prove himself an idiot and be slowly basted in the fire of public condemnation, then he is foolishly welcome to do so, the law would be changed back anyhow, so kind of stupidly pointless, except to formet public outrage and put another nail in the Republican political coffin (having temporary political dominance is no reason to become politically stupid, if you do not say no to idiot demands, you will lose and lose badly, very badly, at least make it a challenge else it's just not fun anymore).

Comment Re:We need enforced standards (Score 1) 88

Wikileaks through the efforts of Julian Assange and the rest of the Wikieleaks team https://wikileaks.org/-Partner... and http://www.wikileaks-forum.com..., we know that the US governments consider every single person on this planet as a person of interest, someone who might need to be controlled, a potential target and they did disclose their intent to specifically target political activists for thought crimes.

Lets be blunt, you idiots worry about facial recognition at a sporting venue, what the fuck do you think they have been doing with your smart phones and passwords when they leave you sight as customs, taking data off, get real, putting stuff on is their goal, total control with total data, we are talking seriously sick psychopathic fuckers and not tomorrow but yesterday, in fact operating for years and years. Want to know slavery go cashless socities with mobile monitors and controls, George Orwell could not even dream of what is actually being constructed by an extremely corrupt US government.

Comment Re:lack of socialization: evolutionary disadvange (Score 1) 107

It's called evolution in action. Those who do not want human companionship are very unlikely to breed, those who want human companionship, especially of the other sex are very likely to breed. Hence not the problem it is made out to be. Unless you use donation and artificial wombs, then what function you are attempting to achieve will be achieved. So the choice really is Planned Parenthood or the Idiocracy.

Social people will seek social interaction, especially at times of need, so human provided medical services with computer generated supervision of those services. Policing interactions again with computer generated supervisions services. Then there are the other logical ones, like education, citizen government interaction and of course government. Sure computer provided supervision of those interactions with the consent of the human parties involved but people will inevitably want to deal with people, even if they might not want to do so too often ie parenthood being too often for some (unwilling to make the sacrifice, they fuck off with your ego and don't play the game - sometimes the truth is brutal). Hence over time the problem continually presents and resolves itself, as long as stupid attempts to feed psychopathic or narcissistic ego are simply forbidden, else extremely negative outcomes become the norm, like our current era.

Comment Re:ATT is NOT a charity (Score 1) 166

Nothing at all to do with who will pay what and everything to do with the squeaky wheel gets oiled. Basically they did those area first, where people would complain the loudest (loud in terms of real political access) and the poor, well, we all know the answer to that, screw em (keep in mind the prejudice of the decision makers). Don't think so, think property size and how many residence per kilometre of road, poor area small properties and medium density dwellings versus rich area and mansions (much larger land area). So poor areas represent many more customers per square kilometres, so much more revenue, yet the did the lowest suburban revenue zones first (also think Republicans voters versus Democrats voters, again prejudice).

Comment Re: The Ministry of Truth (Score 1) 117

In point of fact, if you want the conservative choice, there is only one source that is applicable, a court of law where the facts are tested. All else is only opinion, until something has been proved and tested, it has no real value beyond that of an opinion. It is the height of hypocrisy to claim one news source as valid and another invalid simply because it is contrary to the other news source, when neither has been tested and proved.

The solution is easy. Create a licensed news profession, a licensed public investigators. Make them legally liable, with custodial sentences of fines, dependent upon harm caused, for any false fact they spread. So as a licensed public investigator, preparing news reports, your story can be counted as fact unless proven false in a court of law, at which time a server penalty is paid for any false hoods. Turn news reporting into a licensed profession with server penalties and the news will clean itself up soon enough, between those licensed news professional to smart to lie and those stupid enough to lie cooling their heels in a prison cell.

Until then it is nothing more than the truth of the highest bidder where truth is nothing more than the lies that fills their pockets with other people's money.

Comment Re: And the moral of the story is... (Score 1) 722

It is not as clear cut as you claim. You can not call yourself a licensed engineer but you can call yourself an engineer as in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.... So you can call yourself and engineer, just not a licensed engineer capable of producing engineered works or calculations. Just like you can call yourself a doctor but not a medical doctors licensed to practice medicine. The most strictly applied name, would be lawyers, with even the slightest hint of providing legal advice being challenged but would you expect for lawyers who infest the political system.

Very likely if the person appealed the case they would win.

Comment Re:Yay for Men's rights... and other possibilities (Score 1) 187

I still try to understand for what reason should genetic faults be artificially reproduced on purpose, for no other reason than to feed the ego of the holder of those defective genes. If you are genetically incapable of producing children why should you genes be pushed onto the next generation, who in turn will be genetically incapable of producing children but then ego must be served in a society based around narcissism from the top.

Comment Re:5th amendment applies to testimony only (Score 1) 31

They can force you to hand over the phone, the problem is there is no legal way to force some one to remember something because if you legitimately forget or for any reason lacked the knowledge, then would in fact be slowly but surely psychologically torturing you to death with an infinite jail sentence for refusal to comply with the impossible.

Comment Re:Wonder how it compares to Airlander (Score 1) 119

I was just thinking if you wanted to go really high tech with a lighter than air ship, you could go really fancy with electro-magnetic field and low temperature plasma, ionised gases. It is no how small gas atoms are, it is down to how space they take up and how much atmosphere they can displace whilst keeping fabric containing them, inflated.

Simpler would be heated helium, getting it as hot as possible within an insulated envelope, using the motors that move if forward to provide the heat to improve it's buoyancy. Wont work if your go solar though, using solar panels to provide the energy, to power the engines.

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