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US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One

Dan541 Re:track record (291 comments)

The president also needs an aircraft that can carry any and all staff that he may need. Air Force One needs to be equipped for all eventualities.

yesterday
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Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

Dan541 Re:islam (1350 comments)

Ah.... good points.

about three weeks ago
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Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

Dan541 Re:islam (1350 comments)

Also, name one islamic state that's a good place to live.

The worst places on earth are all dominated by Muslims.

about three weeks ago
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Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

Dan541 Re:islam (1350 comments)

Hitler was a catholic who hated Jews because of his belief system. That's quite a high score for Christians.

about three weeks ago
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Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

Dan541 Re:islam (1350 comments)

It's surprising how many Christians have never read the bible. Thanks for pointing it out to them.

about three weeks ago
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Drunk Drivers in California May Get Mandated Interlock Devices

Dan541 Re: How about mandatory felony sentences instead? (420 comments)

What I am, is someone who understands that you don't put innocent people in jail and mess up their lives out of FEAR. I know people who have been innocently caught in that "system", and it's a bloody nightmare.

Innocent? How are they innocent?

These people kill 17,941 or innocent people per year, and you think putting them in jail is wrong?

Tell me what your real agenda is.

about a month ago
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Drunk Drivers in California May Get Mandated Interlock Devices

Dan541 Re:How about mandatory felony sentences instead? (420 comments)

I really don't think that'll help, mainly because those that are already intoxicated are already not of sound-mind and are not thinking about penalties

Um, people aren't drunk 24/7. All intoxicated individuals were, at one point, sober individuals who were of sound-mind and should have been thinking about the consequences of their actions. That they chose not to consider the consequences of their actions is no reason to let drunks get a free pass to do whatever, as you appear to be implying.

This is especially true if they are repeat offenders. A person who gets drunk for the first time might be excused for acting out, but an experienced drunk should know how to make decisions while still sober.

about a month ago
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Drunk Drivers in California May Get Mandated Interlock Devices

Dan541 Re: How about mandatory felony sentences instead? (420 comments)

And yes, in my book, that makes you not just the insensitive one, but also a disgusting, ignorant, cowardly human being.

Are you a drunk driver perchance?

I guess putting murderers in jail violates their human rights too?

about a month ago
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Why Lizard Squad Took Down PSN and Xbox Live On Christmas Day

Dan541 Re:They're assholes. (336 comments)

Perhaps because they are not those assholes, as you imply?

They could have done much more harm with access to credit card information, like transfering money to many dubious locations.

So they just gave you time to think about your game consumption, and the opportunity to think about the "silent" in silent night.

The burglar only stole half my stuff. Must be an ok guy.

about a month ago
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Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

Dan541 Re:Move to a gated community (611 comments)

Most car journeys are under an hour. Nobody drives 13 hours to get to work, your argument is ridiculous.

about a month and a half ago
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Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

Dan541 Re:Move to a gated community (611 comments)

What about those of us who don't work for the local McDonalds?

For those of us with a career many of our employers only have one premises per city, so choosing an office close to home is not an option. Neither is buying a new house every time you switch jobs. Your suggestion is not workable.

about a month and a half ago
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Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

Dan541 Re:Move to a gated community (611 comments)

Causing a traffic jam isn't going to reduce peoples need to travel.

about a month and a half ago
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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name

Dan541 Re:My predictions (267 comments)

Assuming he has any recollection of his childhood. I would assume turning to the darkside repressed thing like memory, certainly happy memories at least.

Even if he did recognise them, why would he care? They carry no real significance to him as he was already aware of Obi-wan and Luke's presence.

about 3 months ago
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

Dan541 Re:no, they don't Re:Fines work better ... (326 comments)

Although again as the offenders far more often than not are getting everything they need from their parents, confiscation won't do much but prevent them from sending messages for the next 24 hours or so.

These are people who can't go for 10 minutes without texting. Think what 24hours will do.

about 5 months ago
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

Dan541 Re:A different tack (326 comments)

How often do you see more than one person in a car anyway?

about 5 months ago
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

Dan541 Re:A solution in search of a problem... (326 comments)

For the most part, people can safely do it..

No you can't. You might be arrogant enough to think you can multitask, but the family of the person you kill will not be impressed by your l33t driving skillz.

about 5 months ago
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WikiLeaks' Assange Hopes To Exit London Embassy "Soon"

Dan541 Re:Hello! (299 comments)

fly to Sweden and face a jury of his peers like everybody else in the civilized world who is accused of a crime.

You could say the same thing about Snowden.

about 5 months ago
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Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

Dan541 Re:75,000 Sounds Like Class Action Territory (376 comments)

The purpose of shell corporations like Rightscorp is that they own nothing. So the people running them have legal immunity.

about 5 months ago

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Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don't want the government spying

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Dan541 writes "The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S.

The intriguing the list includes obvious choices such as 'attack', 'Al Qaeda', 'terrorism' and 'dirty bomb' alongside dozens of seemingly innocent words like 'pork', 'cloud', 'team' and 'Mexico'."

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Only Atheists should be allowed to teach religion,

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Dan541 (1032000) writes "I trust Google with a lot of things, but when in doubt I always fall back on good-old common sense. Lauren Rosenberg did not. She walked onto a highway because Google told her to and got hit by a car.

Rosenberg, who apparently takes things very literally, was reading the directions on her Blackberry and thus wasn't privy to the warning that shows up when you access walking directions on a computer:"

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Google Blunder Shares Docs

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Dan541 writes "Google Privacy Blunder Shares Your Docs Without Permission
by Jason Kincaid on March 7, 2009
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/03/07/huge-google-privacy-blunder-shares-your-docs-without-permission/

In a privacy error that underscores some of the biggest problems surrounding cloud-based services, Google has sent a notice to a number of users of its Document and Spreadsheets products stating that it may have inadvertently shared some of their documents with contacts who were never granted access to them."
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Trojan, distributed over torrent, blocks torrent s

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  about 6 years ago

Dan541 writes "A trojan named Troj/Qhost-AC, has been spotted on torrent sites labeled as a keygen for popular software. But in a strange surprise, the trojan would modify the users host file, rather than generating a key, changing popular torrent web sites like, The Pirate Bay, Suprbay (The Pirate Bay forum) and Mininova, the two most popular torrent sites on the internet to 127.0.0.1, making it impossible to visit these sites. http://www.neowin.net/news/main/09/01/05/trojan-blocks-torrent-sites"
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Game delayed over Koran phrases

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Dan541 writes "

Entertainment company Sony has postponed the global release of a much- anticipated video game because of concerns that it may offend Muslims. Copies of LittleBigPlanet are being recalled from shops worldwide after it emerged that a background music track contained two phrases from the Koran.

Since when is our society so sensitive to others? A few years ago that sort of thing would not even be noticed let alone matter."
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Google censorship, Avalible on request!

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Dan541 writes "The "church" of Scientology has asked Google to remove a website that criticises their organisation. The website Xenu.net has been delisted on this search page: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4ADBF_enUS292US292&q=scientology+enemy+order Google have admitted to their action at the bottom of the page. I am left wondering, what happened to "don't be evil"?"
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Teenager convicted for possesing data!

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Dan541 writes "

The youngest person in Britain to have been convicted under the Terrorism Act has been sentenced to two years in a young offenders' institution. Hammaad Munshi, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, was 16 when he was arrested in 2006. Police found a guide to making napalm on his computer. Now 18, he was convicted of making a record of information likely to be used for terrorist purposes.

These days you can be jailed just for possession of texts, what's in store for tomorrow? Have we gone completely insane here!"
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EU tells UK to deal with Phorm - or else

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Dan541 writes "

The European Commission has sent a message to the British government, and it reads something like this: "If you don't deal with Phorm, we will." Earlier this month, according to Dow Jones, the European Union commissioner for information society and media sent a "pre-warning letter" to UK authorities, voicing her concern over Phorm, the behavioral ad targeter poised to track user activity on Britain's three largest ISPs: BT, Carphone Warehouse, and Virgin Media. BT has already conducted two trials with Phorm — and web surfers were not notified. "It is very clear in E.U. directives that unless someone specifically gives authorization (to track consumer activity on the Web) then you don't have the right to do that," EU commissioner Viviane Reding said. If UK government does not deal with the issue, Dow Jones says, the EC could take action in the European Court of Justice.

I'm lost for words, the EU is now standing up for our rights. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/16/eu_warns_uk_over_phorm/"
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What is the cost of copyright?

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Dan541 writes "We see it all the time, Content Producers fighting to revoke our rights, first it was the "blank media tax" then DRM and now DoS attacks, bandwidth theft (throttling) and Remote Control of our systems.

But what if we abolish copyright laws?
Wouldn't we all be allot better off without them?

No more DDOS attacks funded by major media companies, no more lawsuits, no more justification for bandwidth throttling and no more monopoly on media distribution.

What is the real cost of the existence of these laws?"

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People of lower intelligence more likely to worshi

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Dan541 writes "New research has found that people of lower intelligence are more likely to worship a god than someone of higher intelligence. Is it any surprise that someone of higher intellect is more likely to know better than an person of lower intellect?

Professor Lynn said religious belief had declined in the 20th century Professor Richard Lynn, emeritus professor of psychology at Ulster University, said many more members of the "intellectual elite" considered themselves atheists than the national average. A decline in religious observance over the last century was directly linked to a rise in average intelligence, he claimed.
People with higher IQs are less likely to believe in God, according to a new study."

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