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Reddit Subpoenaed In Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Chicken_Kickers Good luck and all the best! (303 comments)

My opinion on suicides is that if you find the world so intolerable, then by all means commit suicide. But don't make a song and dance about it and don't burden the emergency services. Get you will and last testament and finances in order. Wear your best clothes, record an automated phone call to the authorities for a few hours later and swallow a few cyanide pills. If you can't go through all that, then you are not ready to commit suicide and are just a whiny, self absorbed, self centred and attention seeking ass hole.

more than 2 years ago

Censorship of Chinese Social Media Is Real, Comprehensive

Chicken_Kickers Uh... (62 comments)

The story below this article on Slashdot reads Congress refuses to let Bruce Schneier testify. Read between the lines people.

more than 2 years ago

US, EU, Japan Complain To WTO Over China's Rare Earth Ban

Chicken_Kickers You don't get it do you? (218 comments)

You Westerners still think like it is still the 1950's where you can order China around. Funny how sanctimonious America sound-like when other people don't play fair but it's ok if you do it (RIAA ad nauseum). China has nukes, the manpower and most importantly the money to do whatever the hell it wants, just like the other big powers. This is the key that you have not realised or choose not to. You will have to learn to play by China's rules now. Next time don't piss away your economy on useless wars.

more than 2 years ago

Hackers In Space: Designing A Ground Station

Chicken_Kickers Why Moon? (95 comments)

Why the fixation on landing on the moon? It is as if people are trying to re-live the glory days of the 1960's. Why go down another gravity well after you have so arduously climbed out of one. The moon is only marginally more hospitable than empty outer space. Mars is only slightly better. Terraforming will take too long and possibly unethical. If mankind managed to make space travel cheap and energy-efficient, then we must be truly spaceborne, the Unbound. Outerspace will be our country, the universe will be our borders and mankind will be our nation.

more than 2 years ago

Hunters Shoot Down Drone of Animal Rights Group

Chicken_Kickers WTF? (1127 comments)

WTF is a "live pigeon shoot"? Is there a dead pigeon shoot? The point of hunting is to kill something,so it is absurdly redundant. Pigeons are rats with wings and I assume that the species they are hunting there is not protected or endangered, so why not kill them? From what I have seen on TV and from real life, hunters are actually the most humane people when it comes to animals. Most of them take care to not make the animal suffer.

more than 2 years ago

The Iraq War, the Next War, and the Future of the Fat Man

Chicken_Kickers Re:Do not conflate Afghanistan and Iraq (380 comments)

Wow. Just. Wow. Do you work for FOX news by any chance? You first argued that the Taliban helped the al-Qaeda, a statement not 100% accepted by everyone. You then used this to justify attacking Afghanistan, fair enough. Then you fall to the classic "White Man's Burden" argument that it is for the Afghan's own good that you invaded them. Of course, I'm sure you did not suffer a divide by zero error when the method of freeing those poor Afghan women involves bombing them first. I have watched those American child pageant docus, so do I have the right to bomb and invade your country? Have you considered maybe that the Bush government should have coerced or sweet talked the Taliban into becoming an ally? By many accounts, the Taliban were willing to negotiate into handing over Osama, who by the way was hiding in FUCKING Pakistan. No, of course not. We don't deal with untermenschen, I mean terrorists. ,

more than 2 years ago

Navy May Use Mine-Detecting Dolphins In the Straight of Hormuz

Chicken_Kickers You mean China (204 comments)

Hell yeah! China, fuck yeah! I'll take China over the US any day. I'm in Malaysia, much closer to China than to the US, so I didn't say that lightly. Throughout China's 4000 years of history, they have never concerned themselves outside their sphere of influence. Overall, China had a positive impact on the region, increasing trade and stopping belligerent smaller nations from fighting too much. In Asia, the Chinese are considered to be very pragmatic, hard working and favours making a profit over glorious but costly nationalistic victories. The US is not benign. It is doing exactly what other expansionist empires did, namely gunboat diplomacy. At least the British always had profit in mind when they slaughtered entire villages. You just do it because you can. In fact, looking at where your politics are heading (SOPA, PATRIOT et al.), I say the US is metastasising into a fascist police-state oligarchy. Being the sole superpower caused this to your country. In my opinion, Americans should welcome China and other emerging superpowers to keep your own government in check. So yeah, I for one welcome our friendly Chinese overlords.

more than 2 years ago

JRR Tolkien Denied Nobel Due To Low Quality Prose

Chicken_Kickers Re:Tolkien's prose (505 comments)

See here. The problem with people who dislike Tolkien's LoTR is that they read it like a novel. In reality, it is not a true novel. I'm sure you know by now that Tolkien wrote the book so that he can have a fictional place and history for his fictional languages. Read it like you would read a Wikipedia article. You are supposed to cross-reference and look up the footnotes and appendices and other Tolkien books. You are supposed to lose yourself in his fictional world. I'm a nerd and geek and I find this entirely to my tastes. I love details within details within details. If you are not a nerd or geek, it might just get tiresome.

more than 2 years ago

Employee-Owned Devices Muddy Data Privacy Rights

Chicken_Kickers Re:Email a trade secret? (165 comments)

No, COMPANY email is trade secret. Why are people paying their own money to buy hardware and software for work-use is beyond me. Sure the company won't buy you the latest shiny i-crap from grApple but is it worth it to get sued for breaking NDAs and industrial espionage? You want toys, you buy it yourself and use it for home and off-work.You want to work? Get your company to pay for it and return it to them when you leave the company. The end.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Threatens Steve Jobs Doll Maker With Lawsuit

Chicken_Kickers And lo, it is written thus... (314 comments)

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image of Steve, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for i the JOBS thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; iExodus 20:4-6 (SJV)

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft To Offer Flight For Free This Spring

Chicken_Kickers Re:* Planes and runways not included (241 comments)

Actually, this idea is very appealing to me. Model 3d buildings into the game and I can go for a walkabout in New York, Cairo, Shanghai. Maybe be a virtual tourist fly in virtual plane in a virtual airline that is flown by someone else etc.

more than 2 years ago

When Getting Rid of College Lectures Makes Sense

Chicken_Kickers I'm sorry but you are a dickhead (212 comments)

Yes. Since it is talk like an ignorant dick head today, I will honour the occasion and participate. You seem to be a double dumb ass for saying university education is a double dumb jackass waste of money. If you think it is a waste of money, then by all means, don't enrol and waste your money and go back to the jerk ocean where you came from. People on Slashdot are mostly in computer-related fields, a field whose pioneers notoriously start in garages. You could learn programming by yourself so fuck university right? Maybe it is true for your field, but not for others. Do you really want a "self-taught" engineer to construct a 3 km bridge across the strait? Or a "biochemistry-enthusiast" to formulate the medicine you take? You mention technical schools as the panacea, but you do realise there is a big difference between knowing how to do something well versus also knowing the underlying theory behind it? I can drive my car well but god-damn if I can fucking design a new car and build one from the ground up. I fucking need to go to university to learn all the engineering and other gosh-darn difficult words before I can do that. I hope you get what I'm trying to say. If not, maybe you need to go to a university?

more than 2 years ago

How Doctors Die

Chicken_Kickers Re:The Sanctity of Life (646 comments)

I find it interesting that many people just substitute Heaven with Outer Space and God with science. I'm not saying I frown on this, just that it is interesting. I also find it odd that people want to live longer than 70 or 80 or even 100 years. Why? I am now in mid 30's and I find myself getting angry and bitter over the changes happening in society. Soon, I'll become the stereotypical angry old conservative. Given the nature of politics, power and money, the longer you are on top, the harder it is for the new generation to remove you. Do you really want a gerontocracy? I want to make my mark in my career, raise balanced functional kids, accumulate enough wealth to bequeath to them and then DIE in contentment. Mankind thrives on the random re-assortment of genes and on the new generation overturning the old. Give us immortality and we will stagnate.

more than 2 years ago

China's Parallel Online Universe

Chicken_Kickers Re:Comment Censored (173 comments)

We Malays have a saying: Kutu diseberang laut nampak, gajah dibawah hidung tak nampak, meaning you can see a flea across the ocean but you can't see the elephant under your nose. Look after your own freedoms first before preaching about it to others. The rest of the world wishes your freedom fighters a good fight. You are at the front line of Internet freedom. Any laws passed by your government will sooner or later, willingly or unwillingly, be enacted in my country too. Your fight is for all mankind. Good luck America and God bless.

more than 2 years ago

Iran Wants To Clone Downed US Drone

Chicken_Kickers WTF?!! (663 comments)

WTF?!! There are no Sikhs in Iran and Sunnis are a minority there. You are sir, are not a bard but an idiot.

more than 2 years ago

Chinese Government Ramps Up Weather Control Efforts

Chicken_Kickers Re:I have to ask... (139 comments)

Yeah, right. When China does anything, it's "intervening with nature" and the sinister sounding "weather control". When Amurikka does it, it's "triumph of technology over nature" or "advancement of mankind". Fucking Slashdot.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What's a Good Tablet/App Combination For Note-Taking?

Chicken_Kickers Re:Not all text (425 comments)

WTF is this shit? Never have I met people more hostile to the field of humanities then on the internet. I am a biochemist and I have nothing but respect for the humanities. Who do you think designed all the art in Skyrim? Who do you think wrote, produced and sung the songs on your iPods? Who made the movies that you obsess over? Who researched and wrote the books and encylopedias about ancient history, WWII etc. that fascinated you? Who taught you grammar, math, P.E., even science at school? Stop being such an arrogant douche. The world does not revolve around programmers. Ironically, some people in the hard sciences don't consider programming to be a science at all.

more than 2 years ago

Failures Mark First National Test of Emergency Alert System

Chicken_Kickers Re:Spotty (451 comments)

Yes, in the immediate post-apocalyptic world, the Internet will be the last to fail (Sarcasm).

more than 2 years ago

Using Tablets Becoming Popular Bathroom Activity

Chicken_Kickers Counterpoint (348 comments)

My wife and I went to a restaurant. While waiting for our food, we did a little National Geographic-esque look at the other patrons. At the table next to us sat a young couple, about 18 of age. They were sitting opposite each other, but both holding iPhones in front of their faces. Both were talking and texting, but it appears not to each other. Sometimes, one of them will suddenly laugh with no response from the other. They kept at this even while eating their food. After the guy paid the bill, they both left, still engrossed with their iPhones.

about 3 years ago

Why Amazon Can't Manufacture a Kindle In the US

Chicken_Kickers Slave labour wages? (598 comments)

I challenge your assertion that the Chinese et al. damn foreign workers taking your jobs are paid slave labour wages. That's because, while it is slave labour wages to you in Bald Eagle Land dollars, it is not for them in Yellow People's Republic Dollars. Currency exchange, do you know it sucka? Cost of living, do you grok? In fact, they are paid around the normal or even above average than what they would get doing traditional jobs such as farming in their own country. You live in the most wasteful, entitled, litigious society on Earth. That is why your cost living is so high, hence your uncompetitive wages. I find it ironic (Sheryl Crow and all that) that the land of the free, the fountain of free market capitalist economy ideology is crying for a communist country to stop adopting what you have preached for decades.

about 3 years ago


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