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Bennett Haselton's Response To That "Don't Talk to Cops" Video

Lundse Re:Silly. (871 comments)

You are wrong because you conflate the meaning og "point" (why we have authority figures, and/or where they derive their, well, authority from) with your beliefs about how (all? most?) authority figures and structures actually act. It seems, solely to provoke a reaction.

Now I agree that you should be highly suspect of any authority figures and systems (having read Frank Herbert at an impressionable age), but that hardly means we should attack everyone who says that the point of having such figures is actually something better than what we have or what we should naively expect...

about a year ago
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Bennett Haselton's Response To That "Don't Talk to Cops" Video

Lundse Re:Police and Judges. (871 comments)

And since he spent his formative years in England and Denmark that could have well formed his socialist view of the 5th amendment. The Bill of Rights are for INDIVIDUALS. He probably missed that understanding.

Socialism is about the distribution of wealth and the laws under which you get to create and accumulate it. It is not about (for or against) individual rights, except that it does not value any "right to own" higher than the right to life, happiness, etc. etc.
You may be confusing socialism with Stalinism or Leninism, or some other kind of totalitarian system that called itself communism...

about a year ago
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All Your Child's Data Are Belong To InBloom

Lundse Re:What's the problem? (211 comments)

I am so sorry. I thought this was the discussion about a private company owning (and as such companies are wont to do) selling detailed data on all teachers and students, while providing a lock-in platform for serving and tracking all teaching. If they are only recommending a book or other teacher aid, then I must have completely misunderstood the article. Sorry, won't happen again!

about a year ago
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All Your Child's Data Are Belong To InBloom

Lundse Re:What's the problem? (211 comments)

Since when is the idea of a teacher evaluating a student's abilities an Orwellian concept? Or does it magically become Orwellian just because a tablet is involved?

Not magically and not because of the tablet. But when one actor becomes the keeper, gatekeeper and salesperson through yet another "nice-data-you-have-there-maybe-we-should-hold-that-for.you"-based (ie. cloud) solution, then yes, we are moving closer to an Orwellian concept (with a few corporate, not one state, big brothers).
It is not because the teacher is marking it on a tablet, it is because one big corp is going to be analysing, using and reselling the data from everything both student and teacher does to advertisers, government and related industries that this becomes a problem.

about a year ago
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Facebook Launches Advanced AI Effort To Find Meaning In Your Posts

Lundse Re:awful (125 comments)

I seriously don't give a shit what its first message is.

Do you care who holds its leash, controls its mouth and directs its every move and to what end?

about a year ago
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Sexism Still a Problem At E3

Lundse Re:Agreed, it's stupid (737 comments)

I believe in equal rights for all. No special rights for anyone.

Who on earth gave you the idea feminism is about special rights for women?

Seriously? That is nowhere near the agenda.

Equal pay is a feminist cause. The right to vote is a feminist cause.

Please point to these feminist organisations saying women should be paid more than men, or be allowed to vote twice!

about a year and a half ago
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Sexism Still a Problem At E3

Lundse Re:doesn't help people take games seriously either (737 comments)

The endgame of extremist feminists looks very like that of extremist religions, with women chastely covered up and seperated from the lecherous menfolk for fear they will be overcome by their urges.

You should read a dictionary, because that has nothing at all to do with feminism. Nothing. Not one bit.

Feminism is the idea that women are people. Often tied to a sensibility towards the fact that they have not traditionally, and in some ways, in some cultures, still are not treated as such.

about a year and a half ago
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Sexism Still a Problem At E3

Lundse Re:doesn't help people take games seriously either (737 comments)

Not everything has to conform to political correctness. What's wrong with letting guys be guys, and enjoy things men like?

When the women outnumber the men, are we going to complain then that there are too many booth bros?

The problem is that it signals to all the girls that this is what they are supposed to be, and if they do not like it - this is not the place for them. This is a problem, even if you do not suffer from it, or if it is not (and maybe should not) be illegal.

And if women outnumbered men, we would have the exact same problem as we have now (women parts being used as bling) - because this is a male dominated society and a slow one to change culturally. Look at you arguing like structural,cultural and linguistic oppression is not an issue...

about a year and a half ago
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Steubenville Hacker Faces Longer Prison Sentence Than the Rapists

Lundse Re: This is SO WRONG !! (297 comments)

America suppressed the information regarding its own wrongdoing. Hence, the delivery of information to a non-American entity.

A non-retarded response to this new paradigm would be not suppressing information about your own wrongdoing - and thus gaining some control over its dissemination. An added bonus to doing the right thing, I might add.

about a year and a half ago
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Steubenville Hacker Faces Longer Prison Sentence Than the Rapists

Lundse Re: This is SO WRONG !! (297 comments)

"Post nation state entity" is some kind of made up bullshit, and it's not American.

Actually, the independence and paradigmatic shift of new media was made public in 1996, and no government has of yet responded sanely to the new reality. That the US government is not able to understand the new facts on the ground does not make said facts bullshit. Just because your logic cannot encompass something, does not mean it cannot affect you. It just makes your responses utterly dumb...

about a year and a half ago
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US Entertainment Industry To Congress: Make It Legal For Us To Deploy Rootkits

Lundse The natural end-point to "Intellectual Property" (443 comments)

In the end, socalled IP can only be enforced in this manner: Control over the machines used by the buyers, ie. the potential buyers, ie. the rabble. Only when we no longer control our machines, can you "sell" access - you need a gateway to extract money! Since the "you need the LP/CD/DVD"-model has died, the only possible gate is access and control over the machine.

So, the Free Software movement asks again: Who should own and control the machines we all use for work, entertainment, living?

about a year and a half ago
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Drupalcon Attendees Come Together To Build Help4ok.org In 24 Hours

Lundse Re:Self indulgent charity much? (36 comments)

So, a FEMA-approved site which coordinate help on the ground (so far, housing and personal transportation) is not helpful to relief efforts?

about a year and a half ago
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Google Glass Hands-On: Brimming With Potential, Dangerous While Driving

Lundse Re:Projected in field of vision... (67 comments)

Why are LED billboards legal?

Capitalism

about a year and a half ago
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Google Gets Consumer Service Ultimatum From German Consumer Groups

Lundse Re:I don't get it (351 comments)

That is interesting... Funny if our laws are not cut out for a barter economy... Though I would still hold that "you are paying..." is true whether the law recognises the possibility of two mutual customers or not. We also "pay" in other senses than the legal definition.

But with the case at hand, we are already talking about a mutual contract - which has, by definition, two mutual, consenting partners, who both take up obligations and both gain something from the other.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Gets Consumer Service Ultimatum From German Consumer Groups

Lundse Re: there is a TOS (351 comments)

If I have not somehow entered an agreement with Google, giving them the right to use my private information anyway, then yeah - they should not be forced to answer me by mail. They should be forced to compensate me in court. But if me and Google are in some relationship exchanging 21st century goods like "search" and "private data", then they should be forced to aknowledge and respond to me if there are issues with said relationship, and especially if they are not upholding their end.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Gets Consumer Service Ultimatum From German Consumer Groups

Lundse Re:I don't get it (351 comments)

I fail to see the relevant distinction. We are exchanging goods, both "paying" and both "buying"... What makes "I am paying in info" wrong and "Google is buying info" right?

about a year and a half ago
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Google Gets Consumer Service Ultimatum From German Consumer Groups

Lundse Re:I don't get it (351 comments)

It is not free. You are paying with your privacy and helping them build one of the largest and most interesting databases in the world. If they believe they have any right to do anything with any of your data, this must stem from a claim that there is some sort of contract. If the end user has no way to contact Google (beyond getting a formulaic donotreply-email), he or she has no way to force Google to uphold their end. Without such measures, the contact cannot be binding, and without any attempt to allow the user such measures, Google could even be acting in bad faith.

about a year and a half ago
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Most Projects On GitHub Aren't Open Source Licensed

Lundse Re:The Public Domain (630 comments)

Indeed, and maybe some mathematical wizardry that would allow a small string to uniquely identify a huge string, such as code...

about a year and a half ago
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Most Projects On GitHub Aren't Open Source Licensed

Lundse Re:I think people are recognizing the hypocrisy (630 comments)

Because some people think "free" can only mean that they are personally free to do whatever they want. Just like any free society has no laws against murder.

about a year and a half ago

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