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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

CaptainDork Since when does ... (239 comments)

... Anonymous need help?

Since the real Anonymous got sent to jail.

This is a publicity stunt.

8 hours ago
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Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

CaptainDork Re:Warning Slashdot Contains (311 comments)

I thought it was very funny.

I remember when I first ran across the "controversy" of dihydrogen monoxide, years ago.

I'm like, "WTH?" and then I Googled "dihydrogen monoxide."

It's kinda like getting bit by The Onion, and stuff.

yesterday
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Twitter Moves To Curb Instagram Links

CaptainDork Re:Social Networking is a mess (106 comments)

There's a problem with your business plan, and that's the paradigm shift from private company to public corporation.

Once social media and search engine companies go IPO, the business model changes and the suits arrive.

While two of the dynamics don't change, in that the user is the product and the client is the advertiser, the ownership shift changes dramatically.

During initial growth, the interest of the user is the primary consideration as companies work to gain critical mass.

After the IPO, shareholder short-sighted greed kicks. Appreciating and understanding that single part of the business model serves to inform regarding all else.

yesterday
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Twitter Moves To Curb Instagram Links

CaptainDork Re:Never forget... (106 comments)

This.

Regarding the march of social media and search engines, it is the prime mover that explains everything.

yesterday
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Winklevoss Twins Plan Regulated Bitcoin Exchange

CaptainDork Knock off the bullshit ... (77 comments)

... the whole point of BTC was to "Silk Road" stuff.

I said at the outset that BTC would die a painful death the minute it grew an appendage that touched any real currency.

That has already happened and now they want to tie it to a goddam legitimate bank and guarantee it?

Why in Sam Hill would anyone want to use Monopoly play money as a transient carrier for real money?

Dude ... the emperor ain't got no clothes.

yesterday
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Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

CaptainDork Re:Popcorn time! (360 comments)

Yeah, blame the victim.

2 days ago
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China Cuts Off Some VPNs

CaptainDork Re:Free Trade (199 comments)

Bullshit. You don't watch Shark Tank.

2 days ago
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China Cuts Off Some VPNs

CaptainDork In an unrelated story ... (199 comments)

... the United States government wants to prohibit encryption.

2 days ago
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Fujitsu Psychology Tool Profiles Users At Risk of Cyberattacks

CaptainDork FTFY (30 comments)

"It judges risk based on human behavior and then assigns a security countermeasure for a given user by sending all that info to security software advertisers."

3 days ago
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Barrett Brown, Formerly of Anonymous, Sentenced To 63 Months

CaptainDork FTFY (109 comments)

Formerly anonymous.

3 days ago
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Silk Road Journal Found On Ulbricht's Laptop: "Everyone Knows Too Much"

CaptainDork Re:What an idiot (180 comments)

... knowingly ...

Those support my position.

3 days ago
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Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

CaptainDork This is gonna be fun ... (506 comments)

... The "do nothing" Congress is flipping from a tie (House vs Senate) to mostly one side.

These appointments are meaningless if nothing gets done.

Politics is the only reality show that's better than Survivor®.

3 days ago
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Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

CaptainDork FTFY (506 comments)

"My position on the subject has evolved."

3 days ago
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Silk Road Journal Found On Ulbricht's Laptop: "Everyone Knows Too Much"

CaptainDork Hackers have one major flaw ... (180 comments)

"Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead."

~ Benjamin Franklin

3 days ago
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Silk Road Journal Found On Ulbricht's Laptop: "Everyone Knows Too Much"

CaptainDork Re:What an idiot (180 comments)

No.

Evidence is an attribute that that exists only after criteria are met. I can destroy my hard drive today and be charged with a crime tomorrow. When the authorities realize what I have done, there's nothing they can do. The hard drive only becomes evidence after probable cause has been established and a warrant has been issued and I am made aware that my hard drive is evidence.

There are exceptions, but not as relates to this matter.

... the court can instruct the jury to assume that the evidence that was destroyed showed exactly what the prosecution says it shows ...

You are an asshat and what pisses me off is that you know damn well that you are making a false statement.

So fuck you very much.

3 days ago

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