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Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

DNS-and-BIND Re:Popcorn time! (357 comments)

You mean like Bill Clinton vs. Monica Lewinsky? That was rape the whole time? Inconvenient truth! Inconvenient truth! Badthink, doubleplusungood!

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The Tech Industry's Legacy: Creating Disposable Employees

DNS-and-BIND Re:Time for a UNION! (261 comments)

attitude that puts the individual interest above the interest of the collective.

Welcome to the United States of America. If you value collectivism over the rights of the individual, you're probably much better off in one of the world's other many countries. Learn new languages, get exposed to multiculturalism, shop in countries where Wal-Mart has been banned. With borders opening more and more every day, what's your excuse?

3 days ago
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Facebook Will Let You Flag Content As 'False'

DNS-and-BIND Re:Cool (224 comments)

Unchecked human industry? Ever dealt with the EPA? They view their primary goal as STOPPING human industry wherever possible.

4 days ago
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Is D an Underrated Programming Language?

DNS-and-BIND Re:COBOL (370 comments)

That one is about stomping out all the world's other languages and making us all speak the same. What a loss of culture.

4 days ago
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The Current State of Linux Video Editing

DNS-and-BIND Re:Attitudes (221 comments)

If we had a hundred bucks to spare, we wouldn't be using free solutions in the first place.

4 days ago
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Microsoft Outlook Users In China Hit With MITM Attack

DNS-and-BIND Re:Imagine that. (35 comments)

The Chinese Communist government has been at war with its own citizens since 1949. Nothing new here. There's Xinjiang separatists, but those are no big potatoes. China doesn't need an excuse, they govern by executive order. The biggest threat to the government is from its own people, so one can see why they would spy in this way.

5 days ago
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Iran Forced To Cancel Its Space Program

DNS-and-BIND Re:Hurrah for America, the land of opportunity (141 comments)

Selection bias. Only the restless care to leave their homes and support networks behind to try to navigate an alien, racist culture where people are measured by how much money they make.

I'm concerned about the dog-whistle racism in your post. It sounds like you're bitching about a certain group that was recently the victim of police violence.

about a week ago
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Feds Operated Yet Another Secret Metadata Database Until 2013

DNS-and-BIND Re:Sad State of Affairs (102 comments)

How are eight year old boys going to go to school when they're awake at 4am? What are the parents doing, and why aren't they in trouble for child abuse?

about a week ago
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Linus On Diversity and Niceness In Open Source

DNS-and-BIND Re:Civility shouldn't have borders (358 comments)

Dubiously to areas like dating? Nice guys really do finish last. A nice guy might get a girlfriend and eventually a wife, but that hardly compares to the scoundrel who got laid every weekend.

about a week ago
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Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications

DNS-and-BIND Re:Hope and change (554 comments)

Are you totally unaware of the fact that intellectuals have a really bad track record of totally despising the common folk? It's not that intellectuals don't take commoners' interests to heart when making decisions, it's more like they make decisions deliberately to harm out of genuine malice or depraved heartlessness.

If you don't believe me, ask around the next time you're at a cocktail party. You'll get some really ugly responses.

about a week ago
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Lies, Damn Lies, and Tech Diversity Statistics

DNS-and-BIND Re:I don't think it'll ever really happen (331 comments)

I love how the left-wing narrative on the subject completely leaves out the fact that nerds are regarded as freaks by mainstream society and that the left has long hated them specifically, going back way before they manufactured gamergate. As a prominent leftist said, maybe it's time to go back to bullying them, and the post above is just a confirmation of that attitude.

about a week ago
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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

DNS-and-BIND Re:Understand your rights!! (291 comments)

That's also where you turn an ordinary traffic stop into an arrest for yourself. Good luck getting your car out of impound, or proving that they stole your phone from the front seat and scraped the side of the car while towing it.

about a week ago
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Spanish Judge Cites Use of Secure Email As a Potential Terrorist Indicator

DNS-and-BIND Well, he's right. (174 comments)

Among characteristics of captured terrorists, what are things that they had in common? Gosh, one of those is use of encryption. You think it's a coincidence that encryption is regarded as a weapon?

"it's a ridiculous notion that using secure email implies criminal activities"
Yes, true. However, criminal activities are frequently found using encryption. How can I explain this...hmm. OK, you know how Millenials consider you automatically suspicious unless they can look you up on facebook or linkedin? Yeah, it's like that. You might be a great person, but having this characteristic is associated with reprehensibility of some kind.

about a week ago
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The 'Radio Network of Things' Can Cut Electric Bills (Video)

DNS-and-BIND Re:No thanks. (172 comments)

Sure, they allow you to adjust - for now. The idea is to get you to give control, and once that happens we get the following:

"It is at first denied that any radical new plan exists; it is then conceded that it exists but ministers swear blind that it is not even on the political agenda; it is then noted that it might well be on the agenda but is not a serious proposition; it is later conceded that it is a serious proposition but that it will never be implemented; after that it is acknowledged that it will be implemented but in such a diluted form that it will make no difference to the lives of ordinary people; at some point it is finally recognised that it has made such a difference, but it was always known that it would and voters were told so from the outset."
-- Times editorial, published on August 28, 2002

about a week ago
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Study: Belief That Some Fields Require "Brilliance" May Keep Women Out

DNS-and-BIND Re:that shouldn't be surprising either (218 comments)

No amount of affirmative action or social policy is going to change basic human biology.

That won't stop them from trying.

about two weeks ago
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Belgian Raid Kills 2, Said To Avert "Major Terrorist Attacks"

DNS-and-BIND Re:How could this all happen? (257 comments)

Taa-daa! Here it is folks, the left-wing justification of terrorism for their friends, the Islamists. Oh wait, Obama himself said they weren't real Muslims. So forget what I said. And the fact that he deliberately snubbed the free speech march in France.

"The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."
-- President Obama, addressing the United Nations General Assembly

about two weeks ago
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Elon Musk Plans To Build Hyperloop Test Track

DNS-and-BIND Re:He didn't say that (165 comments)

Let's not forget environmentalists and other anti-free market activists who oppose ANY development on principle. They'll do their best, spend cash, whatever it takes, to stop whatever you're doing.

about two weeks ago
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Washington DC's Public Library Will Teach People How To Avoid the NSA

DNS-and-BIND Re:Thank your local librarian ... (81 comments)

Yeah, that's why they were supportive of The Satanic Verses when it was published..

Oh, shit, they weren't? Damn that sucks being on the wrong side, doesn't it?

"The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."
-- President Obama, addressing the United Nations General Assembly

about two weeks ago
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There's a Problem In the Silk Road Trial: the Jury Doesn't Get the Internet

DNS-and-BIND Re:Jurors (302 comments)

Have we considered that the Casey Anthony jurors were total fucking idiots? To have perverted justice in this way?

(obviously I don't mean this if they were people of color

about two weeks ago

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Science checks again: still no aetheric wind detec

DNS-and-BIND DNS-and-BIND writes  |  more than 6 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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