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Verizon Throttles Data To "Provide Incentive To Limit Usage"

CrazyDuke Re:cretinous because (316 comments)

It's more likely the meglomanical "because I said so" attitude, which can vary from ye'ol emperor with is invisible clothes to the tried and true "Shut up or else."

about 4 months ago
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Putin Government Moves To Take Control of Russia's largest space company Energia

CrazyDuke Re:Biased Summary? (252 comments)

Most scholarships I have come across have involved certain race/sex/religious requirements and an essay. Academic records where usually secondary documentation, and frequently not required.

Life lesson to the young ones: Looking and acting the part is far more important than results. You get hired, accepted, etc... based on how much people feel they like you. Results are something they may or may not prioritize later on. And, hard work is cheap and plentiful in case slavery and the like was not enough of a clue for you.

You are better off working smart over hard when your own performance is necessary. And in general, if who does it is not important, you are better off learning how to get others to do the grunt work for you. Schooling is a bit of an oddity in that your own performance is being tested.

about 5 months ago
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Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

CrazyDuke Re:But people forget what MENSA concluded (561 comments)

Congratulations on missing the point: Don't become the retard others keep claiming you are just to fit into their pigeon hole for you.

Although, in this case I suppose it's more a matter of one monkey gets his ass kicked, so he tries to kick the ass of someone even "lesser" than him. I'm not saying you are monkeys. It's just that the simpler variant of the similar protocol is easier to follow.

But, hey, if you want to keep rationalizing your own choices and garner kudos by disparaging others, go ahead. You are perfectly entitled to be subservient if you wish. That is a major component of normal social interaction.

Oh, and thank you for putting words in my mouth that have no business being there. I assume Tourette's is a mild and somewhat personal obsession of yours?

That said: Tourette's isn't unhealthy because you don't like nor understand what they say. Tourette's is unhealthy because the person with it is unable to suppress a maladaptive response to stimuli, basically the outburst, which may or may not be an objectionable word. The "bad words" are just what people harp on when they think of Tourette's because it is a mild taboo.

I doubt you are claiming intelligence is taboo, correct?

about 6 months ago
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Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

CrazyDuke Re:But people forget what MENSA concluded (561 comments)

While I get the idea of social interaction breaking down between people with disparate social protocols, I am fairly certain that in the opinion of monkeys, we are socially retarded. It would certainly explain why they feel justified in throwing poo at us. It does not mean that they are, nor that we are; that's just a face saving ego trip.

That said, try not to internalize the negative opinions of others in an attempt to get them to accept you. I find that people of all intelligences will abuse that quirk of social conformity to try to out compete others, usually out of jealousy, occasionally out of malice.

about 6 months ago
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F.C.C., In Net Neutrality Turnaround, Plans To Allow Fast Lane

CrazyDuke Nice Website You Have There... (410 comments)

...shame if something where to happen to it...

about 8 months ago
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Can You Buy a License To Speed In California?

CrazyDuke Re:I got this beat (325 comments)

Maybe we should get the government to throw more money at the problem?

about 8 months ago
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MtGox's "Transaction Malleability" Claim Dismissed By Researchers

CrazyDuke Re:The scam unravels (92 comments)

I find stupidity and malice frequently come hand in hand, sometimes in the same individual.

about 8 months ago
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Bitcoin Plunges After Mt. Gox Exchange Halts Trades

CrazyDuke Re:Yet trading goes on (249 comments)

"the entire system is built on bullshit"

And, you could say society runs on bullshit, then realizing that this spans more than just monetary policy.

about 10 months ago
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You Might Rent Features & Options On Cars In the Future

CrazyDuke Great, Just What I Wanted (437 comments)

...a used car that is governed to 25 MPH and can only make left turns because basic functionality has to be enabled via $50,000 DLC that was only included with the initial purchase.

about a year ago
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Senator Dianne Feinstein: NSA Metadata Program Here To Stay

CrazyDuke Re:The unseen enemy (510 comments)

Yeah, the people in authority that favor left tend to become condescending and patronizing when confronted for their misbehavior. The people that favor the right tend to become overtly accusatory and belligerent. Passive aggressive and plain old aggressive are both still aggressive. And, generally, I find people that become hostile when confronted with their misbehavior meant to screw you over to begin with and are just upset that you did not quietly let them.

Honest mistakes are usually met with understanding and explanations, if not outright apologies, even if the mistake is yours. Even in the case of a false, inflammatory accusation, the initial response is usually more of confusion than aggression. The difference seems to stem from the level of entitlement over others.

about 10 months ago
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Adware Vendors Buying Chrome Extensions, Injecting Ads

CrazyDuke Not Just Chrome Extensions (194 comments)

I have noticed that quite a few of the free and freemium utilities out there that have been mysteriously "corrupted." For instance reputable utilities for removing or repairing PUA infestations that suddenly start including trojan payloads of their own. Others have been gutted to the point of near or complete uselessness and only act as nagware to purchase a former and quite often shady competitor's payware version instead.

about a year ago
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Neiman Marcus and Other Retailers Breached, Credit Card Details Stolen

CrazyDuke Why I like Bitcoin (151 comments)

Holy meatballs, I'm going to sound like a shill. But, this is why I like making purchases online with Bitcoin. Screw all that whiny ideological crap...

about a year ago
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Bitcoin Payments Go Live At Overstock — Two Quarters Early

CrazyDuke Re:I don't get it (182 comments)

It means I can pay for something on a website without some fucker draining my bank account or running up my credit card. Good luck signing me up for some surprise automatic billing BS either.

about a year ago
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Police Pull Over More Drivers For DNA Tests

CrazyDuke Re:Um.... (562 comments)

It means they have much the same bias as the folks that give in without question. The status quo is paramount: Follow orders, maintain hierarchy, and do not be disruptive to society in any meaningful way. There is little to no distinction between malice and benevolence in this regard.

They may agree that it sucks. They may not like it. They may even protest profusely. But, in the end, it's preferable to know with certainty just how exactly people are being dominated and exploited. Uncertainty means not being prepared for what may happen and loss of advantage to those individuals who are capable of foreseeing, reacting, and adapting more effectively.

1 year,1 day
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Study: People Are Biased Against Creative Thinking

CrazyDuke Re:The problem: (377 comments)

Any good belief has some anchoring in perceived reality somewhere. And, I'd have to agree considering politicians frequently promote and facilitate stupidity in the population. It seems to be reciprocal.

1 year,10 days
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Study: People Are Biased Against Creative Thinking

CrazyDuke Re:The problem: (377 comments)

And, the beautiful thing is, the cowards keep the politicians in power because they can blame the politicians for their problems instead of facing them.

1 year,10 days
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Porn-Surfing Execs Infecting Corporate Networks With Malware

CrazyDuke Re:So, in other words, they violate basic IT polic (151 comments)

Yeah, all the old behaviors still exist from childhood. Maturity just takes off enough of the rough edges to not be continually abrasive. Well, in those that have matured anyway. About a third of population didn't made it past puberty personality wise. And, about 9% never made it past the terrible twos. That latter group frequently clusters at the extremes of society, for example, in positions where they make and/or break the rules.

about a year ago
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Snowden Publishes "A Manifesto For the Truth"

CrazyDuke Re:Capitalism. (398 comments)

Yes, so he has a greater chance of catching you in an error he can use as a red herring.

about a year ago
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Snowden Publishes "A Manifesto For the Truth"

CrazyDuke Re:how long (398 comments)

Of course telling the truth is illegal in a society that depends on it's members telling themselves lies just to go through life without going ape-shit.

Here's a partial list:
The truth will set you free (as in death, unemployment, homelessness, divorce, etc...)
Hard work pays (minimum wage.)
Intelligence is respected (when it fits our designs.)
Honesty is the best policy (to espouse, just don't practice it.)
The little guy has a chance to make it (provided he has blackmail armor to take the blows.)
Heros are to be praised (to drown them out, then tossed in a closet until they are needed again, assuming they survive in the first place.)
It is better to do things the right way (just make sure it's the boss's "right way.")
We are all equals (unless you are in a position of power.)
The law applies to everyone (except those that make it.)
Justice is blind (to reason.)
True love is out there (just like Santa Claus!)
Love and marriage go together (if you love fights, pissing matches, resource paranoia, monotony, and abstinence.)

And, I really doubt this is limited to the US of A.

about a year ago
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NSA Broke Into Links Between Google, Yahoo Datacenters

CrazyDuke Re:sounds like a man in the middle (394 comments)

I thought that was the label for bigots that claim that any people they happen to hold a grudge against politically are somehow a threat to national security?

about a year ago

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