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F.C.C., In Net Neutrality Turnaround, Plans To Allow Fast Lane

CrazyDuke Nice Website You Have There... (241 comments)

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

10 hours 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 2 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 3 months 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 3 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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.

about 4 months ago
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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.

about 4 months ago
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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.

about 4 months ago
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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 5 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago
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UK Police Seize 3D-Printed 'Gun Parts,' Which Are Actually Spare Printer Parts

CrazyDuke Re:In a related story... (279 comments)

Anyone else remember this happened occasionally in the 80's and 90's: Some loner would tell a bully to fuck off, the bully or his/her family would bitch, the cops raid the loner's house, find a box of batteries and a gas can next to a lawn mower or similar, and claim to have found bomb making materials?

about 6 months ago
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How Car Dealership Lobbyists Successfully Banned Tesla Motors From Texas

CrazyDuke Re:Slashdot Canidate (688 comments)

Agreed to some extent, it seems a lot of us libertarians cannot grasp that if an entity gains the power to run people's lives, it's a governmental entity regardless of whether or not it is officially recognized as one. So, instead they prop up some other megalomaniacal entity so long as it does not have the bad word written on the big club they beat you with.

Maybe the delusion persists because it is self-serving to ignore the consequences of acting on such beliefs: Prop up a a favored dictator while pretending to improve the condition of society. And, instead, they are just hoping that this bully will beat the shit out of someone else for a change and maybe look the other way if they want to join in. I have seen some indications of this in many political/economic/religious movements.

about 7 months ago
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Young Students Hiding Academic Talent To Avoid Bullying

CrazyDuke Re:So Sad (684 comments)

Sadly, in reality, the same bullies end up exploiting this system as well by basically employing parasitic behavior. What they can do, for instance, is pretend to be on top of it by taking credit for group's brainstorming and while volunteering everyone else to do the work to someone important, park their asses on the project and make the other people pay them to get out of the way enough for the work to be done, hijack the project in the last 5 minutes and turn it in for their own benefit, trash it, and dump it back into the laps of the rest of the team, because they obviously need to fix their problem.

about a year and a half ago

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