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How the US Lost Out On iPhone Work

KudyardRipling Re:What you left out... (1303 comments)

There go more nuclear secrets...

more than 2 years ago

Apple Camera Patent Lets External Transmitters Disable Features

KudyardRipling Disable recording if IR sensor covered (268 comments)

What if the camera senses that the IR receiver is covered (by not sensing "sufficient background noise" and disables recording as a "safety" measure?

more than 3 years ago

Swiss Bank Has 43-Page Dress Code

KudyardRipling Re:do they have a policy against flatulence? (212 comments)

How about a complete anal exhaust processing system with OBD-4 computer control, a three-way catalytic converter, hydrogen sulfide sensor, air injection and exhaust gas recirculation? I figure that the Europeans needed to be Californicated where air pollution is concerned. OTOH, this would be politically incorrect because outside the USA, personal hygiene is viewed as a "cultural chauvinism". It may even conflict with some obscure EU directive more commonly known as the 'Right to Stink Law' or the the German BundesFreikoerperkulturGesetz . Heaven forbid, females will be compelled to *gasp*....shave their armpits!

time to buy more rhodium bullion...

about 4 years ago

UK Gov't Wants To Block Internet Porn By Default

KudyardRipling Are we missing the obvious? (642 comments)

It's all about sharia compliance, [no] thanks to the UK's nationality policy during the twentieth century. Horny-porny-foul-mouthed- ale-swilling-pork-munching football thugs don't bomb.

about 4 years ago

Chicago Using Coyotes To Fight Rodents

KudyardRipling Everything is geopolitical (222 comments)

Coyotes attacking humans are nothing new. What I worry about is when one of them attempts to attack a Mexican illegal and then immediately backs off saying "Professional Courtesy".

Here in the Northeast, we have coyote magnets.

about 4 years ago

Boy Finds £2.5M Gold Locket With Metal Detector

KudyardRipling Not news worthy (169 comments)

Why is bandwidth being wasted on inherently ethnocentric individuals such as these. For Science's sake, they're WHITE! Even worse than that, these might eat various forms of pork, drink nasty warm sticky stuff with various forms of pond life therein and even play rugby league for fuck's sake! However, if these were aggressive YouTube(R) using atheists, all would be forgiven.

What black holes do to space-time, Cockneys do to vowels.

Non sunt in coeli, quia gxddbov xxkxzt pg ifmk

more than 3 years ago

What security policy will the TSA adopt next?

KudyardRipling Re:I think that they should (554 comments)

Let us examine the violence potential of the groups mentioned herein.

Vegetarians and vegans are too weak for direct physical confrontation and most often are too busy protesting IMF, G* and other wealthy elite conferences. However, even a skin-and-bones maggot-infested California-lifestyler can make TATP in his or her shack in the woods.

Teetotalers and recovering alcoholics are not a protected class under current civil rights jurisprudence.

The Jewish community has a way to handle this. It's called Pekuach Nefesh. If measures contrary to Torah are necessary to save life, such are permitted except in the case of fornication, idolatry or murder.

If one thinks that Hindus and Jains are nonviolent, then someone will have to explain Graham Staines.

If one thinks the Buddhism is non-violent, then someone will have to explain Sri Lanka.

Finally, how would everyone else object? It appears to me that "everyone else" would be restricted to pork-munching, beer-swilling non-union, non-college-educated, clean shaven European-descended structurally unemployed people who can't afford to fly anyway.

more than 4 years ago

Space Shuttle Spy Gets 15 Years

KudyardRipling Re:He got away with it. (402 comments)

Unfortunately, This is a no-no. "Corruption of Blood" is when a person is convicted of treason and the federal government punishes the person's innocent family members also. It is against the law and is described in Article 3, Section 3, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution. (from Wikianswers)

The problem is that there is a clash of civilizations and the USA is owned by the very civilization it opposes.

more than 4 years ago

Political Affiliation Can Be Differentiated By Appearance

KudyardRipling Do they look like they want to work for a living? (262 comments)

If an individual by his or her body and verbal language suggest that he or she is ENTITLED to be protected from market forces, that individual is a state paternalist (a.k.a. 'liberal'). Think "musician hair" (goatees, soul patch, StalinStache, etc) for males and snootynose voices for females (pinch the nose, crimp the upper lip and with a squeaky voice pronounce the word "college student"). It is one who looks like one cannot get and hold a job.

If an individual by his or her body and verbal language suggest that he or she is NOT ENTITLED to be protected from market forces, that individual is a state minarchist (a.k.a. 'conservative'). Think 'conformity to market expectations' in dress, facial grooming, speech and tastes. It is one who looks like one can get and hold a job.

It's like the Potter Stewart opinion on obscenity "I know it when I see it". Only a fool is not 'conservative' with his or her own money. One's ideology is made manifest when it deals with OTHER people's money.

more than 4 years ago

China Will Lead World Scientific Research By 2020

KudyardRipling Re:Beehives and ant colonies are efficient too (387 comments)

I for one welcome our scholarship-snatching-nuclear-secrets-stealing-trade-surplussing-culturally-mask-programmed-liberty-eschewing-Google-hacking-dissident-crushing-tank-driving-alcohol-dehydrogenase-lacking academically superior overlords!

more than 4 years ago

Electromagnetic Pulse Gun To Help In Police Chases

KudyardRipling Re:help in police chases? (471 comments)

It is only a matter of time before governments will start figuring out these things. Those vehicles that cannot be remotely disabled via radio packet or EMP gun, the legislature can pass a statute or the governor may order the commissioner of the motor vehicle department to no longer issue registrations or renewals under the rubric of carbon control. Forget about the courts, it's a privilege to own certain types of property, as well as operate.

more than 4 years ago

Another Attack, On Law Firm Suing China

KudyardRipling Re:Played by WHAT rules??? (131 comments)

Why has the USA never defaulted on its obligations? Here is the answer; the Internal Revenue Service are the thugs that they ar[Pwwwrt!THuD!]

more than 4 years ago

Google Investigating Chinese Employees

KudyardRipling Re:And to present the results... (181 comments)

Did he mean "famiry obrigations" or "aflaid of ailpranes"? Oh, wait, I forgot about the FEDERAL DEB&#*|~

more than 4 years ago

Google Attackers Identified as Chinese Government

KudyardRipling Re:Consequences? (651 comments)

Have you considered the REAL purpose of the thousands of Chinese food take-out establishments? Could these (not) be fronts for PRC interests?

more than 4 years ago

Patrolling the US Border Via Webcam

KudyardRipling Re:When in Rome... (249 comments)

I can't think of any other border where people act like it's an offense against the universe. Meanwhile, you see all sorts of anti-illegal immigration laws being tightened around the world and you don't hear boo about them.

More likely than not, these nations do not allow foreign entities to own their debt. Also, more likely than not, these are creditor nations who use their money to affect the policies of other nations by buying their debt. Perhaps China threatened to call their part of the debt if the US government tried to do something effective about southern border security. As long as wages are kept depressed through illegal immigrants, H1B visaholders and outsourcing, inflation does not exist~

See http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/05/opinion/05friedman.html

Racist truths or cosmopolitan lies: the choice is yours.

more than 4 years ago

Demo For NASA MMO Coming In January

KudyardRipling Re:Moon Base Alpha? (84 comments)

Moonbase Alpha? ITV plc., the current rightsholder to ITC film library and thus Space:1999 should has an interest in this. Since NASA is a part of the US government, and with most works of the US government become part of the public domain would that not constitute some sort of infringement?

Now for the camp questions. Which soundtrack does it use, Barry Gray, Derek Wadsworth, or something from the Warner-Chappell music library? Do some of the Easter eggs include blowing people out from airlocks? Astronauts going berserk and smashing the windows with their space helmets? Doctor Russell screaming "Jooooooooohn!"?

Lord Grade **still** rules!

more than 4 years ago

Israeli Knesset Approves Biometric Database Law

KudyardRipling Re:Revelations isn't a chapter in the Torah (303 comments)

$pseudorant on

A worldwide scattering/regathering was predicted in in the Torah proper (Ki-Tavo/Netzavim).

This is a rather interesting title which deserves an answer. It may be true that the specific document usually called "Revelation" (not plural) is not part of the Jewish canon, but the contents are actually within the sphere of Jewish thought. One must consider that the source is the same as the prophetic books of the Tanakh (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hoshea, Zecharia, etc.) Although Daniel is not organized under the Prophets but under the Writings, that too has perhaps the most important details of prophecy so much that there is a rabbinic injunction against using the text in chapter nine to know when the Messiah would come ("may his bones burn/explode"). Apocalypticism is not restricted to the Tanakh proper; please indulge in the following.

The key figure that links all Abrahamic eschatology is the antihero. That means that Jews, Christians and Muslims have a common enemy and perhaps to the dismay of some (even here), it is not each other. Whether he be called Antichrist, Armilus or Al-Dajjal, to paraphrase a popular T-shirt statement, this is the guy that our sages have warned us about. Him we must resist.

Always remember: The Bad Guy comes first to do his thing (including but not limited to the technology that is available), then the Good Guy follows to kick his backside.

Now having given an answer for the title, back to the topic with a bit of the above understanding. Information technology gives man pseudo-omniscience, pseudo-omnipresence, and pseudo-omnipotence. It is the power to rule as G-d over other people H"V. Remember what the sages had to say about Nimrod.

Behold the tag: "Any technology distinguishable from divine power is insufficiently advanced". Now that is dangerous.

$pseudorant off

From what I have read some years ago, religious identity was removed from the Todat-zechut (ID cards). Religious identity may make a comeback in a hidden data field, which may automate discrimination. There are those in the Interior Ministry who are pissed at the Bagatz (Supreme Court of Israel) for the Steckbeck Decision permitting Jesus Believers to receive citizenship based on the descendancy clause in the Law of Return.

about 5 years ago

Obama Talks Internet Freedom, China Censors

KudyardRipling What's NOT being said here... (312 comments)

So far, I have read nothing on this subject about the intractable DEBT that BHO (as well a majorities in the House and Senate) has incurred and how that ill affects USA policy vis-a-vis liberty issues around the world. It appears to me that all who are reading Slashdot (save myself) either are either not US citizens or US citizens that have (access to) an alternate citizenship. This would explain why the Bill of Rights has become a troll.

"Who is the President?" is not only a question, it is also a statement.

more than 5 years ago

Evolution's Path May Lead To Shorter, Heavier Women

KudyardRipling Re:I know what's skewing the statistics (411 comments)

It's one of the first things people learn concerning the realm of human biology. Swarthy and short are dominant and fair and tall are recessive. The same holds true in the realm of politics, economics and sociology. Tyranny, poverty and squalor are dominant (and politically correct); liberty, prosperity and sanitation are recessive (not to mention so overrated). Ergo, mongrelization on all levels will surely guarantee nothing but short, fat, swarthy poor tyrants.

It's the New America...and all is right with the world.

more than 5 years ago


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