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Comment Re:modus operandi doesnt seem to make any sense. (Score -1, Troll) 61

The Russian troll speaks! Testify comrade! Preach the good word of Putin.

You know what a regime is? Look in the mirror. Your dear leader Putin has set things up so he will dictator for life. That is the very definition of a regime.

There are no free and open elections in Russia. Only those Putin says are allowed to run are put on ballots which, oddly, is the exact same thing the terrorists in the East of Ukraine are saying about their "free and open" elections. Only those who agree with their dictatorial demands of subservience will be allowed to be on the ballots. How is that in any way a free and open election if the people who can run are hand-picked by the terrorists themselves?

Get a life. Go back to the vodka allotment Putin has given you because that's all you have until he takes that away, just as he takes people's businesses away and gives them to his oligarch friends.

There's a reason no one takes Russia seriously and your comments prove the point.

Comment Re:modus operandi doesnt seem to make any sense. (Score 0, Flamebait) 61

Nimbus is one of those Russian trolls who will state to their dying breath not a single Russian soldier has died invading Ukraine despite the 2,000+ freshly dug graves. Apparently all these newly dead Russian soldiers died while on vacation in Ukraine and after the first few died the remainder were too stupid to get out.

They will also state the reason Putin has decreed the mothers of these dead Russian soldiers are not allowed to talk about their son's deaths is because it truly is a state secret. Which raises the question: what state secret? If these soldiers didn't die invading Ukraine why can't the mothers talk about their son's deaths? Why is so secret about a soldier dying while on vacation? The U.S. has no problem admitting when its soldiers die on vacation, so why the secrecy in Russia? What doesn't Putin want those mothers to talk about?

Not only that, but on the subject of hacking journalists, why are those journalists who try to count or investigate the number of dead soldiers threatened or attacked while trying to do their job? Why doesn't Putin want the number of freshly dead soldiers to be revealed? After all, they were only on vacation when they died. What's the big deal about reporting a soldier's death?

Comment Re:Nope, no wealth inequality here (Score 1, Insightful) 169

Why? Because you say so? Because you haven't been smart/lucky/whatever enough to get such a fortune?

Regardless of how you feel about the guy he earned his money. He didn't have daddy give him a few million to get started (like Trump did), nor have daddy bail him out to protect him from his own incompetence (like both Bush and Trump had done).

Gates is the one who came up with the idea, ran with it, invested his money (initially) and created Microsoft. He then used his money to take on more risk for which he has been handsomely rewarded.

He is literally the spitting image of the American dream: a self-made man (or woman). It doesn't get much better than that.

That he's not going to pass it on to his children but will give his fortune away when he dies says much about the man.

Comment Re:All I care about is: (Score 0) 169

Meanwhile Hillary broke the law...

No, she didn't. She was careless. Being careless is not illegal.

Compare that to Dick Cheney who deliberately outed an undercover CIA agent for political vindictiveness. The man remains free to lord over Halliburton who received a multi-billion dollar no-bid contract to help with the invasion of Iraq. If that doesn't scream cronyism and illegality, nothing does.

Comment Not a problem (Score -1) 191

So long as the criminals keep killing themselves, I don't see the problem.

Granted, sometimes the innocent do get caught up in the gun fights, but on the whole it's the criminals gunning each other down.

Saves the taxpayers tons of money since investigations are much cheaper than incarcerations. It may even help reduce future crime if the criminals are killed young enough.

Comment Re:Thanks, developers! So agile! Much evergreen! (Score 3, Insightful) 216

Hogwash. Here's how things went down.

Mgmt: There's an issue with duplication of encoding when using USB web cams. It needs to be fixed.

Developer: Sure, not a problem. Let me look at the issue.

10 minutes

Developer: Problem solved!

Mgmt: That was fast! How did you do it?

Developer: I removed access to the parts causing the problem.

Mgmt: Brilliant!

Comment Re:As a former journalist, this isn't a big deal (Score 2) 133

Not everyone failed. I know for a fact CNN had multiple stories on the shady information Bush was using, poking holes in his lies.

But since people consider CNN left leaning they ignored the reports, caught up in the RA! RA! of invading someone.

Even when the lies of how the Iraqis would welcome us, how they would pay for everything through their oil profits, were shown to devoid of reality, people kept calling CNN liars and anti-American for pointing out the ugly truths.

If Trump had been president he probably would have sued them for libel, as he has said he might do to anyone who puts out unfavorable coverage.

Even the guy who took a sledgehammer to Saddam's statue now vociferously regrets the invasion.

"I feel like Iraq was stolen from us," said Mr Jabouri. "Bush and Blair are liars. They destroyed Iraq and took us back to zero, and took us back to the Middle Ages or earlier. If I was a criminal, I would kill them with my bare hands."

Comment Re:They disrupeed our plans! We want blood! (Score 2) 131

As well it should be. There was plenty of time, effort and someone else's money expended to produce this product which will not be recouped. The artists, who took time from their lives to produce the music, won't get paid.

This is absolutely no different than if you were writing software for a company and someone released the software before it went on sale. You don't paid.

But that would be a travesty, wouldn't it, when you don't get paid for the work you did, but when someone else doesn't get paid for the work they did, fuck 'em, right?

Comment Nothing but hyperbole (Score 3) 75

raising legal questions around agencies' reach.

Queensland Police Service's Task Force Argos, a small, specialised unit focused on combating child exploitation crimes, identified the site's Australian administrator in part because of a localized greeting he signed messages with.

In other words, an Australian law enforcement agency was going after an Australian running a child porn site. Yeah, that is totally out of bounds for them. Who would ever think a country would have jurisdiction over people committing crimes in their country.

Child pornography has no borders. Based on the hyperbole from Motherboard we can presume they support child pornographers to be protected so they can continue raping one and two-year olds because that's what's most important.

Comment Re:Twitter is pro-Free Speech ? REALLY ?? (Score 2, Insightful) 465

Because repeatedly sending out abusive tweets directed at one person in particular should be allowed.

It is one thing to disagree with someone, criticize their actions or point of view, but to repeatedly and ad nauseum go after them because of their race, that is not something which, despite free speech, should be tolerated on someone elses platform.

As Twitter said when banning him:

"People should be able to express diverse opinions and beliefs on Twitter. But no one deserves to be subjected to targeted abuse online, and our rules prohibit inciting or engaging in the targeted abuse or harassment of others."

But go ahead. Whine about how only one point of view was censored while completely ignoring the relevant facts.

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