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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

HBI Re:Nonsense (377 comments)

The fact that the system was engineered to rely on root name servers does not mean that that is the only way it could have been, or can be engineered.

In any event, naysayers like you have a very poor track record on predictions.

2 days ago
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

HBI Re: This is not the problem (653 comments)

I apologize for the pedantry, but the GP is correct, the conclusion of the line was "and your chicks for free".

2 days ago
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

HBI These idiots remain idiotic (377 comments)

If they break DNS, we'll just move to a shadow system, whether based on hosts or just another flavor of DNS.

Fuck them.

2 days ago
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Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

HBI Re:What? (437 comments)

This all misses the point. The way most illegal immigrants come into and stay in the US is not by sneaking through the desert. It's by passing in on a tourist visa and then just not leaving.

Figure out a way to fix that problem that doesn't involve house to house searching and random checkpoints, and you get a gold star.

3 days ago
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Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

HBI Re:Zoning laws are tyranny (593 comments)

In the US, urban areas were ruled out by most whites as a result of the riots of the late 1960s and the subsequent white flight. It has nothing to do with zoning laws and everything to do with pants shitting as a result of armies of black people coming to their cities and waging war against police barricades. After that, everyone who could packed up and left for the suburbs, sensing that life preservation was more important than the old neighborhood. You couldn't talk most of them into ever coming back after that.

If you don't know that this happened, your education was affected by politics.

4 days ago
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9th Circuit Will Revisit "Innocence of Muslims" Takedown Order

HBI Re:Call me racist and evil and bigoted and everyth (158 comments)

yes, those with mod points do suck. I've been refusing to mod for almost 15 years now, due to the suckage. The points were useless if all I was able to do was to undo a little bit of the damage by the abject retards who use every mod point as "I agree" or "I disagree".

4 days ago
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How Birds Lost Their Teeth

HBI Re:Anthropic principle (137 comments)

The anthropic principle is the most unsatisfying explanation, ever. ;-)

4 days ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

HBI Re:An entirely typical argument (1042 comments)

Do you believe we aren't? More illusory thinking. When I was a child in the 70s, we weren't. There were dark forces, but the country was essentially free. This is no longer the case.

about a week ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

HBI An entirely typical argument (1042 comments)

I'd even have sympathy for this argument if it were anything but ignorant of how the world works.

If the government wants you to have something injected into your body for a public health reason, laws already exist requiring quarantine and treatment. What this means is that in practice, people with guns will come in moon suits and escort you away to be dealt with as they please.

The only illusion here is your illusion that you have a choice.

about a week ago
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Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

HBI Re: News for Social Justice Warriors (515 comments)

Is Soylent News any better? The SJW crowd certainly grates the nerves. I'd like to say "after a while" but the real answer is instantly.

That would give me two reasons to switch.

about a week ago
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Julian Assange Trying To Raise Nearly $200k For a Statue of Himself

HBI Re:And men will ask why... (171 comments)

If he's referring to Cato the Younger, he's referring to integrity and Assange's lack of same.

about a week ago
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Julian Assange Trying To Raise Nearly $200k For a Statue of Himself

HBI Assange is funny! (171 comments)

Julian Assange has to be the funniest guy in the world. The narcissism he displays is worth its weight in gold. Does it have any limit?

That said, he probably needs counseling more than being laughed at. I wonder if a shrink would do a house call at the Ecuadorian embassy?

about a week ago
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How the NSA Is Spying On Everyone: More Revelations

HBI Re:3GPP (148 comments)

No they weren't.

Total US population in 2000 Census: 281421906. Total US-origin casualty count for 9-11: 2604. 1 death in 108072.93.
Total US population estimate 2013: 313914000 Total motor vehicle fatalities: 33561. 1 death in 9353.5354.

So you have 10 times the likelihood of dying in a car wreck every year than the worst year ever for terrorism. That's worth giving up all our rights for.

about two weeks ago
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Is a "Wikipedia For News" Feasible?

HBI Re:I don't get it (167 comments)

I don't think even-handed coverage is possible, when journalism as a whole is essentially paid trolling for one agenda or another. People just want to read stuff that reinforces their preconceived notions, and I am no exception.

Find me a story with no slant, and i'll show you a story (virtually) no one read.

about two weeks ago
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Chromebooks Overtake iPads In US Education Market

HBI Re:Tablet fad is finally over (193 comments)

I not only recognize that, I use them. That said, they are for niche applications. The NC was sold as a wholesale replacement for desktop computer systems.

Redefining the marketing goal is a surefire way to call something a success, but it's intellectually bankrupt.

about two weeks ago
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Chromebooks Overtake iPads In US Education Market

HBI Re:Tablet fad is finally over (193 comments)

Sounds like you are predicting a Jobs for Microsoft. I would be very surprised.

about two weeks ago
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Chromebooks Overtake iPads In US Education Market

HBI Re:Tablet fad is finally over (193 comments)

And of course, market cap is the best way to evaluate future prospects for a corporation. By that measure, IBM is in great shape, too.

Microsoft's markets are stagnant and shrinking. They are doomed to irrelevance.

about two weeks ago
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Chromebooks Overtake iPads In US Education Market

HBI Re:Tablet fad is finally over (193 comments)

And Microsoft is doing really well right now?

about two weeks ago
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Chromebooks Overtake iPads In US Education Market

HBI Re:Tablet fad is finally over (193 comments)

It's just the Visual Basic equivalent, now. Initially it was something else entirely - literally everything was branded .NET for a while.

about two weeks ago

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Wow

HBI HBI writes  |  more than 2 years ago

I posted something in 2007 about leaving and I apparently came back at some point, but now it's going to have to be for good.

Some statistics:

On Facebook, Reddit has 115k likes. Slashdot has 400 something.

I think this says something about left wing amateur journalism. Where /. went wrong was the political shit. It's a surefire way to piss off your readership. There were other huge errors but that one was very big. Leave the politics to politics sites. But then again, it appears that /. is a political site now, too. A bad one.

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Does having all these left-wing assholes posting pay the bills?

HBI HBI writes  |  more than 4 years ago

I sure hope it does. They are retarded enough that they'd drive off any new blood. It's been a long time since I learned anything by reading the comments on any article here.

I post once a month now, and will probably cut even that back. Many days I don't even bother visiting.

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Multiply sucks moose schlong

HBI HBI writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Just FYI. Totally inaccessible *again*. Looks like the competence they demonstrated for a few short months is fleeting.

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An incident of bad moderation does it for me finally

HBI HBI writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Fuck Slashdot.

I've had it with this place finally. Just about everyone I knew on here has fled the site in one way or another. Almost the last to leave, I bid you farewell.

You idiots ran it into the ground. Nice work. You had a vibrant community and wrecked it with posting limitations, moderation bugs and the irrelevant M2. 'Overrated' has to be the biggest laugh ever. I could spend every mod point I ever got on overrated mods and never be subject to M2.

You had a quite active (at least 100 people that I could identify) journaling circle which left for Multiply about 6 months ago because of all the harassment on here.

A friend of mine left about 2 months ago. His complaint was about the leftist slant on everything. He was right, of course, but that's almost an irrelevancy after the previously catalogued sins.

A large number of the people I mention were former subscribers, myself included.

The whole place is low grade dreck by this point and the articles are the same tripe every day. The insightful comments are rare, and the idiots posting are mostly just that, idiots. I used to learn something from reading here, but instead am annoyed incessantly nowadays.

In two words: bad administration.

Oh, and the editors were often flaming assholes too.

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