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Use of Forced Labor "Systemic" In Malaysian IT Manufacturing

Mashiki Re:"forced labor" (139 comments)

You know what I find interesting in this? The moderation. I do believe that the people moderating the comments are saying "intellectual cowards unite." They can't refute what you said, they can't refute what I said. They'd rather try to bury it instead of confronting the fact that this is factual.

8 hours ago
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Use of Forced Labor "Systemic" In Malaysian IT Manufacturing

Mashiki Re:"forced labor" (139 comments)

You do realize that Republicans of today aren't the same as the Republicans of the 1860s, right?

You're right, they've grown just as much. Then again, I can look at the democrats of today and see: Race baiting, racism, calling republican blacks who don't toe the democrat lines "uncle tom's, house nigger, conservative slut" and if we jump back even a small bit we see democrats who voted against the various pro-black legislation(such as the civil rights act--including filibustering it), had various members who belonged to or were in the KKK as well. Some things change, others don't. Don't believe me? Take a look at the things that the left spew at Allen West or Stacy Dash.

yesterday
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

Mashiki Re:Never been a fan of multiplayer. (287 comments)

Maybe I'm dating myself here, but multiplayer games are still newfangled and weird to me, and I don't know if that will ever change.

When I used to play games, I played to get away from social interaction and enjoy myself in isolation. It was a kind of recuperation. A world of gaming in which you have to face social interaction once again as part of gameplay was unattractive enough to me that I stopped playing games altogether. These days I mainly do crossword puzzles and read e-books for the respite that I used to get from gaming.

Well you're not alone, when I was much younger I enjoyed competitive FPS's, multiplayer, LAN's, and all that. But as I've gotten older I enjoy single player games more so than anything else because as you put it, it's a form of recuperation and you can decide "how" you want to enjoy yourself.

But as a point, there were articles back in hmm 2004 or 2005ish declaring the "end of single player" as well. Strangely enough, single player games are still going strong. And when developers shovel multiplayer into single player content many don't like it. One of the better examples of this would be Mass Effect 3, where they attempted to shove you into MP so you could get the best possible ending. It didn't take long before it was patched out, and the amount required reduced. I expect that the new Dragon Age game will suffer the same fate if they try to shovel something in that "makes it a requirement for a good ending."

2 days ago
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Treasure Map: NSA, GCHQ Work On Real-Time "Google Earth" Internet Observation

Mashiki Re:it's over: the media (in the US) have moved on. (262 comments)

You think it started with this? US media didn't even want to report on the issues with Obama, rather all they wanted to do was sing about his racial background without doing any digging. Media in the US has long since moved from "providing information and letting you make a choice" to "telling you their point of view, framed as news." This is why Journolist existed.

As for cultural attention span being exhausted? Hah no. Rather the media is doing it's best to try and change the viewpoint on anything that happens especially when it becomes too "hot in the kitchen."

3 days ago
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

Mashiki Re:10 and 2 is for older cars (324 comments)

Well, they're close, anyway. In the real world, around 8 and 4, or even 7:30 and 4:30 is a better choice when you're using two hands.

It has nothing to do with power steering, it has all to do with the ability to make a turn without removing your hands from the wheel.

3 days ago
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US Scientists Predict Long Battle Against Ebola

Mashiki Re:Good episode of Frontline (119 comments)

There's a simple solution then, we go back to doing what we had every time there was a serious outbreak of some disease. Quarantine and cutting that area off, eventually it'll simply kill the stupid people off. Something that most people don't realize is that many places outside of the western world, the understanding of the spread of infectious disease is where Europe was in the 900-1200's.

4 days ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

Mashiki Re:The hosers are right (462 comments)

Hey look, an article about Canada! I wonder if some ignorant racist english dude decided to randomly bash Quebec for no reason...

No reason? You mean the massive corruption inquiry going on right now? How about the other ones in Montreal, or Hull, I can keep going man. Let's point out the rest, my comment wasn't racist. Quebec isn't a race, it might be considered a segment of Canadian culture however. If you don't think there isn't massive corruption going on in that province, you either have never lived there, or don't know anyone who lives there now. Even your died in the wool Quebecker will tell you exactly how corrupt it is: "Very."

about a week ago
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Accused Ottawa Cyberbully Facing 181 Charges Apologizes

Mashiki Re:Right. (140 comments)

That means the problem is one of mental health. An untreatable personality disorder, no less. How does that affect the correct course of action here?

Quite a bit actually, of course he'll have to pay for his own psychiatric evaluation to prove it. The government will only pay for it in some cases where the person is obviously a danger to themselves or others(such the killing of Tim McLean.) If however a recogonized individual(not a GP) states that he does have a psychiatric disorder, it can become a mitigating circumstance. This could lead to anyone of the following: Reduced sentence, confined to mental institution for the remainder of his life(basically as long as is required for treatment), and so on. It can also be a aggravating circumstance, such as he knew, family knew, and others knew he had a psychiatric disorder--was on meds, and stopped taking them. Which may lead him to be placed in short term psychiatric care, then moved to a regular prison. Most likely medium security.

about a week ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

Mashiki Re:The hosers are right (462 comments)

This isn't news to Canucks, we've been dealing with this in our own country from Quebec for years. It's gotten better since the RCMP started an investigation on it though, but I got one a few years back. The last time I was in Quebec was in 1988 when I went there I was in middle school, and it was part of the "tour the capital" bit. Quebec is like NJ, full of slime, corruption, and fully broken.

about a week ago
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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

Mashiki Re:OK (203 comments)

Oh and I should toss in that this email address is/was only used on three sites. DSLReports, PWE(since moved to another account roughly 1 year ago), and Slashdot. But none of these sites used the same password as the email address.

about a week ago
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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

Mashiki Re:OK (203 comments)

This account(and the publicly facing email address) is on the list new list, but not the old one. Except that the password listed is over 2 years old, feel free to look. So it makes me wonder where the pass was pulled from, if someone wants to try and figure it out that should be interesting. The only other places I've logged in from with this email address were in Florida via Brighthouse , and Nothern Alberta via bell wifi(rockethub). I have three other email addresses that I use, but none of them are on the list. But I've used this account and others on the same machines.

That makes me believe that some data was pulled, but it may be old--or compiled from elsewhere.

about a week ago
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UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013

Mashiki Re:Simple (427 comments)

Oh look someone brought up "the kochs" I guess it's a-okay when liberals do it to make money, like al gore, and george soros. Oh and we can't forget all that crony capitalism off expensive green energy.

about a week ago
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L.A. Times National Security Reporter Cleared Stories With CIA Before Publishing

Mashiki Re:A little scary (188 comments)

As far as I can tell, there really wasn't a cover-up.

Come on man, take your head out of the sand. There are recovered tweets and emails showing that Learner directly targeted the groups, there's even a possible link that Dick Durbin was involved as well. And of course we can't miss the part where she targeted a senator either.

about two weeks ago
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L.A. Times National Security Reporter Cleared Stories With CIA Before Publishing

Mashiki Re:A little scary (188 comments)

Well considering the still-on-going corruption at the IRS where they targeted groups that "didn't fit the political narrative." I'd hazard that to be a yes, after all there's something like 25-30 people now who all worked on it, around it, and have "had their emails mysteriously disappear." The most recent case was another group of 5 employees emails who just suddenly had theirs disappear as well. So, at this point I wouldn't even be surprised.

People already know about the corruption at the BLS, people have seen it with the EPA. Do you really think there aren't people who'd be willing to engage in it from the CIA. Hell I'm not even american, but canadian and I can see this stuff from across the border clear as day.

about two weeks ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

Mashiki Re:Anthropometrics (813 comments)

"Medical tights" or the type that are used by bypass patients after they remove an artery from your leg are the best option. My doctor gave me a prescription for it--it's not covered unless you've had surgery for it, but in other cases you can be referred to a specialist who can properly point you in the right direction. Seriously, this is stuff you should talk with your doctor over, as it's one of those things that can do you more harm than good.

about two weeks ago
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Responding to Celeb Photo Leaks, Reddit Scotches "Fappening" Subreddit

Mashiki Re:Sub Reddits that still aren't banned... (307 comments)

Essentially, the company refuses to ban subreddits for being âoemorally badâ but will if they break any laws or any of the websiteâ(TM)s own rules.

Bullshit. Take a look at the number of subreddits that were launched on the first day when the zoe quinn and then was followed up by the mass topic deletions in gaming subreddits, which was then followed up by corruption in gaming subreddits. And you'll see that half a dozen to a dozen subreddits were outright banned because ... well no one knows. Admins simply banned them, there was no doxxing, there was no harassment in them. They were discussing the issues at hand...and bomf...deleted.

about two weeks ago
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Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Is Being Destroyed By Its Own Restoration Team

Mashiki Re:The biggest risk to the pyramids is Islam (246 comments)

Oh you want precise data? Like large support across muslim countries, where terrorism is supported. 20% of muslims support the 7/7 bombings 1:4 muslims in the UK say the bombings were justified 31% of muslims in turkey support suicide bombings against westerners 32% of palestinians support the murder of jews, including children. 55% of muslims support hezbollah 26% of young muslims in america believe suicide attacks are justified 26% of egyptian muslims believe that suicide attacks are justified

You're now enlightened to this "tiny minority." Which is roughly 25% having extremist views, out of 1.6 billion that would be a "mere" 400,000,000 individuals. You know, I could keep going and posting, so again--there is something fundamentally broken with islam and muslims. And I haven't even gotten to the stuff on specific groups, which vary between 6% as a low to 51% support across muslims. Or the 50-75% that believing that killing apostates is a good idea. I guess none of that is large swaths.

about two weeks ago
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Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Is Being Destroyed By Its Own Restoration Team

Mashiki Re:The biggest risk to the pyramids is Islam (246 comments)

The bigots are awake early this morning.

Gotcha. You have no coherent argument against my statement, so you resort to the old standby in an attempt to squash dissenting views. Calling people a "bigot or racist." Sorry, that doesn't fly, time to look outside of your protective bubble. Even CNN is questioning the narrative that "there isn't something wrong with islam," they're saying something is wrong with it. Might have something to do with people like adam chaudhry going off and saying apostates should be killed live on TV, or things like this. Hey would you look at that? It's those "moderate muslims" slaughtering yazidi's because isis rolled into town.

about two weeks ago
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Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Is Being Destroyed By Its Own Restoration Team

Mashiki Re:The biggest risk to the pyramids is Islam (246 comments)

Suggesting that normal Egyptian Muslims are calling for the destruction of the pyramids is extremely dishonest; It's a bit like linking to a Westboro Baptist protest and claiming "American Christians are calling for the repression of homosexuals".

Let's look at the region shall we? Ah forget it, let's look at normal muslims in general. You've got large swaths of sunni's in europe supporting groups like isis. You've got a wide swath across other countries like the uae, saudi arabia and kuwait, including the ultra rich in countries like kuwait and the uae sending money to them. You've got people from all over this rock flocking to support them, and their actions, and their goals.

It's not dishonest, there's something fundamentally broken with many muslims when they're lining up to support a 7th century mentality.

about two weeks ago
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After Celebrity Photo Leaks, 4chan Introduces DMCA Policy

Mashiki Re:Doesn't this pretty much kill 4chan? (134 comments)

Come now anon, don't know that all gamers are misogynists, and the feminists who support this line of thinking believe that all men should be killed. I wish I was kidding on both points, but the "gaming media" and their 8+ articles containing 35-45% verbatim material say otherwise, along with the social justice warrior crowd that are attacking, doxxing, and threatening anyone who doesn't fall in step with their bigoted view point.

about two weeks ago

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FCC wants to decide what's news

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  about 7 months ago

Mashiki (184564) writes "The FCC has decided that they know what news you need to know. This sounds familar doesn't it? Everyone remembers the fairness doctrine. The CIN, will "ferret out information from TV and other media, and determine what's best." Including but not limited to, the format, type of information, and whether or not it's newsworthy. But with this, they say don't worry we won't do anything wrong and it's voluntary. As we all know, the government is highly trustworthy. There have been no flagrant abuses that have come to light in the last year, and we can trust in their unbiased opinions, and their objectives right?

Let's think on that a moment, and remember that Putin did something similar 14 years ago, and let's look at the state of the media in Russia today."
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EU probes new Google privacy policy

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Mashiki writes "The EU is probing Google's new privacy policy to determine whether or not it breaks the bloc's data, and privacy laws. This investigation could delay the rollout of the new policy, and bring increased pressure against Google, as they are already under investigation for their existing competition practices."
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Google Announce cross-product tracking, no opt-out

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Mashiki writes "Google has announced new privacy rules across all products(email, search, youtube, plus, etc). With this change, comes a unique twist. You can't opt out. I'd say google pulled a netflix, but it could be much interesting than that depending on where you live. Since this flies in the face of the privacy laws of other countries to track across sites, when you refuse to allow users to opt-out of tracking altogether."
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DOJ seals records of murdered border guard

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Mashiki writes "The DOJ has sealed the recorders of a border agent, who was murdered by a weapon procured during the Federal Government's Fast and Furious program, operated by the ATF, which allowed weapons to walk into the hands of known criminals. Perhaps the most troubling issue at hand from the most transparent administration ever, is how quickly they wish to silence any information of how these weapons were moved, and who has been murdered by them."
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EA modifies ToS for ORIGIN again

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Mashiki writes "Following what seems to be a brilliant move by everyone favorite company Sony, EA has amended the terms for ORIGIN their downloading service to include the following clause: "By accepting these terms, you and EA expressly waive the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action.

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY THIS PROVISION, YOU AND EA ARE FOREGOING THE RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A JURY TRIAL.

YOU AND EA AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING."

You have until tomorrow(Aug 25th) to opt out, if you want."

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