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Glenn Greenwald: How the NSA Tampers With US Made Internet Routers

Maritz Re:Fuck the foreigners Re:What about inbound? (347 comments)

Your example of spying on allies being a good thing is to refer to the Cuban missile crisis? Sorry I didn't realise USA and USSR were great buds at the time.

about 2 months ago
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McAfee Grabbed Data Without Paying, Says Open Source Vulnerability Database

Maritz Re:McAfee in trouble (139 comments)

Public-Paging Face Web

about 3 months ago
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RightsCorp To Bring Its Controversial Copyright Protection Tactics To Europe

Maritz Re:BS (196 comments)

Extremely few children in this country lives in true poverty.

How many of them are truly Scottish, that's what I need to know.

about 3 months ago
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RightsCorp To Bring Its Controversial Copyright Protection Tactics To Europe

Maritz Re:RightsCorp (196 comments)

Chili's pays £2/hour. The staff are paid with your tips.

Not with my tips. I don't eat at Chili's, nor do I live in the UK. But yes, restaurant wait staff often don't even get the minimum wage. Disgusting, isn't it?

I dunno why he put a £ sign there but I don't think anyone gets paid £2 an hour legally in the UK, nor is Chili's around. There was one in Canary Wharf I think but it closed.

about 3 months ago
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Russia Quietly Passes Anti-Blogger Law

Maritz Re:this would never happen in america. (284 comments)

also handed over (or sold) to China and Russia.

lol... Bollocks. I find it really weird that you would make shit like that up. I guess convincing people you're right is more important than being right.

about 3 months ago
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Russia Quietly Passes Anti-Blogger Law

Maritz Re:Russia you were so close (284 comments)

Maybe, just maybe, the Russians have no fucking balls and will let any c**t in charge do whatever the fuck they like.

about 3 months ago
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Russia Quietly Passes Anti-Blogger Law

Maritz Re: Russia you were so close (284 comments)

I hope you're not suggesting they should have released those scientists who didn't predict an earthquake.

about 3 months ago
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Breaking Bad's Scientific Consultant On Making Meth and More

Maritz Re:My baby blue (118 comments)

His blue meth was supposed to be incredibly pure. The blue is an impurity. So it doesn't make logical sense. In the show, it works, and it's kick ass blue meth. But it doesn't make sense in the real world.

about 3 months ago
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American Judge Claims Jurisdiction Over Data Stored In Other Countries

Maritz Re:Credibility (226 comments)

I have many big problems

You could have stopped here; I think on the whole it's more coherent, and certainly more factual.

about 3 months ago
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Why Portland Should Have Kept Its Water, Urine and All

Maritz Re:Ick factor (332 comments)

Point out that they don't appear to mind drinking bird shit, win the case.

about 3 months ago
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Why Portland Should Have Kept Its Water, Urine and All

Maritz Re:Solution to this repeated problem (332 comments)

Mythbusters weren't able to replicate the 'getting a shock through a stream of piss' thing. So I suspect it doesn't really happen. The real solution to the repeated problem would be to give the citizens and public officials of Portland a sense of reality such that they understand a little of something in a huge fucking amount of something is nothing to give a fuck about. ;) Especially when there are birds shitting in that same something.

about 3 months ago
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Why Portland Should Have Kept Its Water, Urine and All

Maritz Re:When there is a problem action must happen (332 comments)

It has been speculated one reason the governments generally dodge the UFO issue is that if they were ever identified as a real force(s) of some kind, then the people would demand that something be done about stopping it. It's not clear anyone would have the ability to DO anything about it and when your government can't protect you, what good is the government? So a problem like this would have to be denied.

Another reason to deny it is that it's bollocks. We aren't being visited by space aliens and anyone who thinks we are is delusional.

When it comes to issues like this, the government should do whatever the best scientific advice says to do. To 'let the baby have his bottle' by caving in to a rabid public just illustrates people in government for what they are - unprincipled dicks who will say and do anything to get the job.

about 3 months ago
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Why Portland Should Have Kept Its Water, Urine and All

Maritz Re:I don't drink water... (332 comments)

This is exactly how the good people of Portland know that the bears are not shitting in the reservoir.

about 3 months ago
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Why Portland Should Have Kept Its Water, Urine and All

Maritz Re:Not Uncommon for Portland (332 comments)

Hey, at least it didn't contain scarcely detectable amounts of (human) piss.

about 3 months ago
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Snowden to Critics: Questioning Putin Has Opened Conversation About Surveillance

Maritz Re:I risked... I sacrificed... (168 comments)

and then to shop those secrets around to such bastions of freedom as Venezuela, Cuba, China, and Russia.

The documents went to the Guardian and the Washington Post. Makes the rest of what you said look foolish, doesn't it.

about 3 months ago
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Snowden to Critics: Questioning Putin Has Opened Conversation About Surveillance

Maritz Re:Spy Talk (168 comments)

For some time one has questioned if Snowden is a naive whistle blower with good intentions or is a sophisticated Russian intelligence operator.

Your bias is right there in your first sentence. False dichotomy; Snowden can also be neither of those two. Try to be less obvious if you want to persuade people on the fence.

about 3 months ago
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Snowden to Critics: Questioning Putin Has Opened Conversation About Surveillance

Maritz Re:Wrong Question (168 comments)

Nope, don't see the convenience at all.

about 3 months ago
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Snowden to Critics: Questioning Putin Has Opened Conversation About Surveillance

Maritz Re:Speechless ... (168 comments)

It had the word 'patriot' in it. It would've passed if it was a law banning fucking.

about 3 months ago

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RE's Skylon Spaceplane Faces Key Tech Test in June

Maritz Maritz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Maritz writes "El Reg has a good article on how British company Reaction Engines Ltd's ambitious spaceplane design SKYLON, which is designed to get to orbit in a single stage and to be entirely re-usable, faces a test of its pre-cooler technology in June. The pre-cooler is the key to their SABRE engines, which are themselves the key ingredient in achieving a single-stage-to-orbit platform. The pre-cooler aims to take air and almost instantly cool it down to cryogenic temperatures, before using the oxygen to burn with hydrogen fuel carried from take-off.

REL technical director Richard Varvill: "[The pre-cooler] is the only brand-new piece of technology". Varvill had previously said that REL has a 10-year roadmap to actual Skylon flights, with costs during that time of maybe $15bn."

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Did Dr Richard B. Hoover Just Discover Alien Life?

Maritz Maritz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Maritz writes "Aliens exist, and we have proof.

That astonishingly awesome claim comes from Dr. Richard B. Hoover, an astrobiologist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, who says he has found conclusive evidence of alien life — fossils of bacteria found in an extremely rare class of meteorite called CI1 carbonaceous chondrites. (There are only nine such meteorites on planet Earth.) Hoover’s findings were published late Friday night in the Journal of Cosmology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal."

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