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Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems

ArmoredDragon Re:Oh yeah, that guy (262 comments)

Avoiding extradition to the US has everything to do with Assange hiding in the Ecuador embassy.

Ok before you go any further, consider that both Swedish AND international law have both long established that in order for Sweden to extradite him to the US, the UK government at this point also has to approve of it.

Also consider this:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2...

And furthermore, if this is all about freedom of the press, then why the fuck is he seeking assylum from a country that has a terrible track record of it?

http://en.rsf.org/ecuador.html

yesterday
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Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems

ArmoredDragon Re:Oh yeah, that guy (262 comments)

No shit shirlock. But why do you think he's hiding there? Avoiding extradition to the US has nothing to do with it.

yesterday
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Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems

ArmoredDragon Re:Oh yeah, that guy (262 comments)

I'm still lost on why Sweden, of all places, is more likely to deport Assange to the US than England is.

I mean fuck, The Pirate Bay, which is by far the worst enemy of the Hollywood owned US Government, has safe harbor there in many respects. Meanwhile England goes out of its way to block access to that site because, among other things, it offends the US Government.

Julian Assange is the internet equivalent of Kevin Trudeau. Both of them have their followers convinced that they are just innocent victims of the US Government, meanwhile both of them are big lying fucks not only to themselves, but all of their followers as well, and both of them would happily lie to and/or steal from anybody who supports them just for the sake of feeding their own ego.

Kevin Trudeau is currently serving a 10 year sentence, and I hope he disappears into oblivion there. Same with Assange, likewise, I don't know why anybody bothers writing articles about him.

yesterday
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German Publishers Capitulate, Let Google Post News Snippets

ArmoredDragon Re:And three weeks to think it over. (95 comments)

That law puts them in an impossible position. It's either pay up or don't include them in search results, and if you use the "dominant player" provision that says they aren't allowed to delist them, then their only option is to basically be forced to pay anybody who asks, which would include content farms that most people regard as useless. That would be just asking for spam of course.

yesterday
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German Publishers Capitulate, Let Google Post News Snippets

ArmoredDragon Re:And three weeks to think it over. (95 comments)

I kinda doubt that. I honestly really truly believe a lot of Bing's search traffic is fake. What ever makes me say that? Well, search either engine for 'bing rewards bot' to find out.

Basically, a lot of people get roughly $47 a month per IP address worth of amazon gift cards just by running a bing bot. If you have a lot of IP addresses, you can get a fair bit of Amazon gift card credit every month for basically doing nothing.

yesterday
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Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?

ArmoredDragon Re:No. (289 comments)

Just to elaborate...the author is extremely vague here. Let's just pick an arbitrary number, say 10mbit, which is actually quite slow (in my opinion, but the local cable co provides 150mbit connections, and just started rolling out gigabit, so maybe I'm biased.)

Anyways what services CAN'T you obtain at 10mbit? Nothing health related comes to mind, nothing education related comes to mind, and social goods..what the FUCK does that even mean? Anyways, a 10mbit link is fully capable of streaming 1080p video, which is about the most demanding consumer grade application I can think of.

Therefore, I have no idea what possible "divide" the author could be referring to. Furthermore, the author strikes me as being grossly uneducated about the topic because of the blatant misspelling of the acronym DOCSIS.

If he wants to make a better case (which it sounds like he's pushing for some kind of socialist and/or social justice agenda) then he should at the very least give examples of WHAT, EXACTLY these people wouldn't have access to.

He would have a case for a slow upstream (it's common for DSL providers to only provide less than megabit data rates) in health care if, say for example, a medical practitioner needed an HD video feed to evaluate their patient (which doesn't seem to be a likely scenario) but he didn't state that. But, that still doesn't apply to anything else he mentioned.

2 days ago
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Shooting At Canadian Parliament

ArmoredDragon Re:Why (521 comments)

Maybe this guy was distraught because he couldn't find any maple syrup? You KNOW how Canadians can become if they don't have their maple syrup...

2 days ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

ArmoredDragon Re:Telomeres, tiny 'hairs' that split DNA for dupi (422 comments)

I did research on that a while back, and it is only problematic if you have acid reflux disease.

But then again, under that same argument, any kind of juice that contains citrus is worse for you than carbonated water, along with chocolate, alcohol, eating large meals, eating while laying on your back, and a list of other things I can't recall at the moment.

2 days ago
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Your Online TV Watching Can Now Be Tracked Across Devices

ArmoredDragon Re:Ahh but (126 comments)

Sounds like you need sickrage and deluge.

3 days ago
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Your Online TV Watching Can Now Be Tracked Across Devices

ArmoredDragon Re:Ahh but (126 comments)

Live for the swarm!

3 days ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

ArmoredDragon Re:Not a surprise, but is it just one ingredient? (422 comments)

Actually neither causes obesity. What causes obesity is consumption of calories well above your basal metabolic rate and not using them. That fat is literally just stored energy.

Calories are a sum of protein, fat, carbohydrates, (minus fiber) and alcohol, which are the building blocks of basically everything you eat. Doesn't matter if you consume only one of these or any variation thereof; all that matters is that an excess amount will lead to weight gain, and a deficit will lead to weight loss.

It actually doesn't get any more simple than that, but too many people think there's some kind secret or potential magic cure for weight loss. Other than liposuction, there really truly isn't, and also genetic factors only play a role in how high or low your basal metabolic rate is, and they alone don't make anybody obese (obesity can't physically happen without an abundant fuel source.)

4 days ago
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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

ArmoredDragon Re:Ahhhh.... (487 comments)

I doubt it. The US has a policy of not extraditing for doing things that are protected by the US constitution. This would be one of those things.

Granted, they have on a few occasions gone against this policy, but all of those occasions were against immigrants who were already in violation of some other law in the US and were already in the process of getting deported anyways, so even if they hadn't broken the law in their country they were still going to be sent there.

5 days ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

ArmoredDragon Re:Not a surprise, but is it just one ingredient? (422 comments)

I'm not sure where this fear campaign about HFCS comes from, but there's no credible evidence that it is any more harmful than ordinary sugar. Although it is chemically different when it's on your plate or in your drink, by the time it enters your blood stream it is chemically indistinguishable from any other sugar.

Any substance that isn't in your blood stream isn't ever used by your body, by the way, so it really doesn't matter what form it is in before then..

5 days ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

ArmoredDragon Re:Telomeres, tiny 'hairs' that split DNA for dupi (422 comments)

I highly doubt it's the carbonation. Carbonation is literally just CO2 compressed into the water. Your body not only already has a large quantity of CO2, but depends on it as part of your blood's buffering solution for maintaining a specific PH level. If there's too much CO2 in your blood, your kidneys will simply remove it without consequence.

5 days ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

ArmoredDragon Re:Cumulative? How about other quantities? (422 comments)

A lot of things can cause heart palpitations. One example I can think of is too much potassium in your blood, which is certainly possible if you eat a lot of potatoes, bananas, avacadoes, etc, at a faster rate than your kidneys can filter them.

5 days ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

ArmoredDragon Re:Overly broad? (422 comments)

You think a beverage that can be used to degrease objects is healthy ?
Coca-Cola is about as effective a degreaser as you can find.

Not only is that stupidly wrong, (it just so happens mythbusters actually found that while it can remove rust, it doesn't remove grease) but it's also meaningless.

Alcohol is by far more effective for degreasing, yet drinking it in moderation is proven to be healthier than not drinking it at all.

5 days ago
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Google Releases Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK and Nexus Preview Images

ArmoredDragon Android TV (77 comments)

From the sound of things, Android 5.0 would probably make a good OS for an HTPC because the user experience puts Windows based HTPCs to shame, and has a lot more application support than e.g. Mythbuntu or anything similar. Have any developers done any work towards running it on an ordinary x86 desktop/nuc PC?

about a week ago
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Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9

ArmoredDragon Re: The amazing part (201 comments)

Hmm...have to say I didn't find any points in this conversation to be amazing.

about two weeks ago

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