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LinkedIn Study: US Attracting Fewer Educated, Highly Skilled Migrants

DNS-and-BIND Re:Perspective (144 comments)

I hear ya buddy. We've got a President who doesn't want to do things democratically and we had a major, society-altering law passed whose authors have nothing but contempt for us, the American people. It doesn't look like it's going to get better anytime soon, either. These contemptuous attitudes are deeply ingrained in our elites and our universities do nothing but promote bitter divisiveness. I'm glad you've done well in such an oppressive society.

1 hour ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

DNS-and-BIND Re:It's more of a statement about NYC (384 comments)

MLK also said to judge people not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

There are a hell of a lot of New Yorkers of shockingly low character. Bringing a foreign country's culture into the argument doesn't change anything and is just a lazy attempt at guilt by association. Guilt by association is a logical fallacy and educated people should know better.

This form of the argument is as follows:

  • Source S makes claim C.
  • Group G, which is currently viewed negatively by the recipient, also makes claim C.
  • Therefore, source S is viewed by the recipient of the claim as associated to the group G and inherits how negatively viewed it is.

An example of this fallacy would be "My opponent for office just received an endorsement from the Puppy Haters Association. Is that the sort of person you would want to vote for?"

4 hours ago
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How "Big Ideas" Are Actually Hurting International Development

DNS-and-BIND Re:Prof. Yunus "Creating a World Without Poverty" (88 comments)

First of all, your dig at the Nobel Peace Prize is racist, you just can't stand that a black man won it in 2009 and you'll go to any length to criticize him.

Second, that pro-capitalist bullshit is a bunch of bullshit, stop cheerleading for Danone and other multinational corporations. The sooner they are driven out of business, the better.

Third, the whole "money-lender" thing is anti-Semitic, and this is the nail in the coffin of your whole gestalt. Yeah, you didn't actually say "Jews" but then again you didn't need to, you made it quite clear. Please stop speaking in public.

yesterday
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Great Firewall of China Blocks Edgecast CDN, Thousands of Websites Affected

DNS-and-BIND Mistaken Western-centric thinking about China (118 comments)

"It left China with either letting go of censorship, or breaking significant chunks of the Internet for their population."

I love the tiny minds at work here. People who cannot see outside of themselves, nor consider any perspective but their own Western one. As if there were any choice involved! China doesn't block websites because they're evil, they block websites because they are damaging to China's body politic. These overseas actors want to harm China, and like antibodies reacting to bacteria, China's government reacts to block the damage. You can cry censorship all you want, but the fact remains that it's for China's own good that these actions are taken.

I remind everyone that the Chinese Communist Party is made up of the smartest people in China. It is full of scientists and engineers, people with analytical minds, and people who are qualified to make decisions for others. If Slashdot were based in China, the most thoughtful constantly-modded-up users would be mostly CCP members. Think of John Gruber, the MIT economist who helped get the badly needed Affordable Care Act passed despite opposition from lesser minds. There is nothing particularly scandalous about what he did. The seriousness of the deception depends on the extent of the harm done. Getting healthcare for millions of uninsured is the same as China's blocking these harmful websites. A little harm is done, mostly to people who intend harm in the first place, and much good is done to people who badly need it. It is a Faustian bargain, but it is worth it. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

The Western mindset that censorship is automatically bad is outdated and unsuitable for 2014 and beyond. We need to just relax and let the smart people do their thing. We're better off with them in charge rather than the mob. If you disagree, then say so - but don't doubt China's justification for its own point of view, which I doubt anyone, especially those in this "freedumb center", has even taken a moment to think over.

yesterday
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Great Firewall of China Blocks Edgecast CDN, Thousands of Websites Affected

DNS-and-BIND Re:Whats the big deal ? (118 comments)

If you don't have any customers in China (like 6/7 of the world) then you lose nothing by banning Chinese internet. Hell, I used to run a site inside China and I had to ban .ru addresses because I got nothing but spam from them.

yesterday
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Google's Project Loon Can Now Launch Up To 20 Balloons Per Day, Fly 10x Longer

DNS-and-BIND Re:No hot air (112 comments)

So, Google has hit upon an idea to further deplete our already-scarce helium reserves. Bravo. When are we going to stop letting dickheads with money squander global resources and start centrally allocating on basis of need instead? Fucking mega-corporations.

2 days ago
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The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

DNS-and-BIND Re:Google doesn't have a monopoly on ANYTHING. (312 comments)

Google doesn't have a monopoly on search. Not even close. The only reason they get used is because they're the best. The second that they start sucking, people will leave in droves. It's pretty fucking far from tyranny when any user can go elsewhere. That's not a monopoly.

2 days ago
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Another Hint For Kryptos

DNS-and-BIND Re:Why bother? (50 comments)

For someone supposedly so imaginative, you sure jump to conclusions. You really can't see any other perspective than your own? That's so sad that you live in such a tiny world. I feel sad for you.

2 days ago
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Culberson As Chair of NASA Fundng Subcommittee Makes Europa Mission More Likely

DNS-and-BIND Re:Texas representative? (56 comments)

Criticizing Sheila Jackson Lee is racist. You're a racist, and this makes everything you say invalid.

3 days ago
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Culberson As Chair of NASA Fundng Subcommittee Makes Europa Mission More Likely

DNS-and-BIND Re:Texas representative? (56 comments)

Let's keep the offensive stereotypes alive. After all, it's OK when we do it, but wrong when they do it. We have always been allied with Eurasia.

3 days ago
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Amnesty International Releases Tool To Combat Government Spyware

DNS-and-BIND Re:Amnesty International (94 comments)

AI has always been an anti-Western institution, right from the very beginning. Do you not know this, or are you being deliberately misleading?

"Alec saw the battle lines redrawn with stark clarity, with the victims of capitalist and imperialist oppression all over the world on one side, and the United States and its allies, including Spain, on the other. Given such a contest, he realised that to undertake the defence of the Spanish freemasons had been timely as well as symbolically correct because it opened the door for victims of injustice everywhere, but especially in countries friendly to the United States, to join his former comrades-in-arms in Spanish prisons in a grand international coalition of the oppressed whose plight, when efficiently publicised, would bring embarrassment and opprobrium to the adversaries of the Soviet Union."
-- foundation of Amnesty International, 1954

3 days ago
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The Nintendo DS Turns 10

DNS-and-BIND Re:Funny Timing (60 comments)

I never understood the popularity of Pokemon as a video game. Pointless random combats and very little story. Hours and hours of watching animations of attacks happen. The entire idea of the game is enslaving animals and forcing them into pit fighting. Micheal Vick was sentenced to prison and vilified by the entire world for doing the same.

3 days ago
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Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight To Court

DNS-and-BIND Re:Can other students sue this group? (200 comments)

The students are social justice warriors. Everything is an instrument to impel social or political change to SJWs. Those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

3 days ago
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Lessons Learned From Google's Green Energy Bust

DNS-and-BIND Re:That was 3 years ago (217 comments)

So, in other words, you're against the market and capitalism, but if you can benefit from it, you're for them?

Sounds like gigantic hypocrisy to me. Please pick some principles and stick with them. Don't go down the capitalist road - China did and look what happened to them. A disaster for anti-capitalists the world 'round.

4 days ago
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CMI Director Alex King Talks About Rare Earth Supplies (Video)

DNS-and-BIND Re:Poor Editing (27 comments)

Well, they tried making a slashdot clone earlier this year. Got slashcode up and running and everything. I was all for it, I started reading.

Within 72 hours of the site going live they had posted a duplicate story. At that point I gave up on them. I don't remember the name, only that it was a dumb one.

4 days ago
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Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House

DNS-and-BIND Re:Shoot one (211 comments)

Wow...just, wow. A person advocating for outright tyranny. I never thought I'd see this on Slashdot, but here it is. There are hemp ropes and cottonwood trees waiting to receive people like you. Fuck you.

4 days ago
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The Software Big Oil's PR Firm Uses To "Convert Average Citizens"

DNS-and-BIND Re:Heh... (101 comments)

There's the fact that there are real-live commie greenies who want to use the climate change fraud to introduce tyranny into the daily lives of all of us. Maybe the problem here is that you're too bloody infantile to accept that that there are evil people out there who wish to abuse the climate change situation in order to bring about their preferred political and economic ideology.

Did you see the gigantic fraud they engaged in to pass Obamacare? The one where they blatantly lied and then were proud about it afterwards? Jeez it's the same people. Open your eyes already.

4 days ago
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Uber Threatens To Do 'Opposition Research' On Journalists

DNS-and-BIND Anti-feminism is NOT misogyny (297 comments)

A common tactic of the Left is to shout "misogynist!" to anyone who dares criticize feminists. A misogynist is a woman-hater, he or she feels that women have no value. It is the equivalent of a man-hater, or misandrist (a word so despised that my browser highlights it as a mis-spelt word), who are unfortunately highly over-represented in the ranks of feminists. An anti-feminist thinks that women as a sex are fine, he or she merely has been convinced that feminists that are man-haters and thoroughly enjoy keeping women from achieving their goals, should these goals differ from feminist goals. Here, this man says it much more eloquently than I:

It is important not to confound Anti-Feminists with Misogynists, or women haters. Some of the early Church Fathers, John Knox, Schopenhauer and Strindberg, for instance, were Misogynists. They disliked and scorned women as such and found little to say in their favour. But men like Herbert Spencer, Nietzsche and myself are Anti-Feminists. We bear no hostility to women nor do we denigrate them gratuitously. We merely assail and resist that Movement which has endured with more or less prominence and success ever since Hellenic days, and has aimed at driving women from domesticity and the home into industry, public life and, in fact, every male sphere.
Anti-Feminism differs from Misogyny in that, while the former is friendly to normal women, the latter attacks all women. Anti-Feminists see in Feminism a conspiracy against the normally functioning woman; a Movement favourable to a minority of masculinoid females ill-endowed for motherhood, and tending to lure women favourably endowed for motherhood along paths where their psycho-physical needs cannot be satisfied.
-- Anthony M. Ludovici, "Enemies of Women", http://www.anthonymludovici.co...

The feminists themselves feel nothing when using deception (i.e. flat-out lying). Of course, outrage is the result when anyone dares to turn the tables on them like Uber plans to do. The feeling is that they are such victims, nothing can possibly be worse than what they've already suffered, and this is not a new attitude.

"She considered men in general as so much in the debt of the opposite sex that any individual woman had an unlimited credit with them; she could not possibly overdraw the general feminine account."
-- Henry James, describing a feminist, 1886.

about a week ago
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Group Tries To Open Source Seeds

DNS-and-BIND Re:More power to you (99 comments)

So, as soon as we "solve" world hunger, humans will irresponsibly reproduce until there are too many *again*. Somehow, I don't think you thought your cunning plan all the way through.

The problem isn't "enough food" the problem is "too many humans". Increasing the food supply just increases the number of humans.

about a week ago

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Science checks again: still no aetheric wind detec

DNS-and-BIND DNS-and-BIND writes  |  more than 5 years ago

DNS-and-BIND (461968) writes "In a repeat of the Michelson-Morley experiment of the 19th century, scientists have repeated the experiment and reproduced the results using modern Cryogenic Optical Resonators. The result? The aetheric wind still hasn't been detected, putting the luminiferous aether theory to rest once and for all."
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