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Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

Optali Re:What's so American (518 comments)

It's the Koch bro's mate, they don't care what it is about they are bitching, seems that these guys are now outsourcing astroturfing for others (I otherwise don't see the relation of the Kochs Bro's with the internet).

I wouldn't waste too much time, these guys use the following code for their trolling:

cat /dev/random | mail -s "$1 is antiamerican" $youremail

yesterday
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Finding an ISIS Training Camp Using Google Earth

Optali Re:I'm looking now (134 comments)

Is there that could be done to accelerate the process ??

4 days ago
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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

Optali Re:Mandatory panic! (421 comments)

Ha! You treacherous Englishman wanting to make these poor Yanks believe that you don't have a powerful army. But you can't trick me, I have read a lot and I am well informed about these Knights of the Round Table you have hidden somewhere in a secret place known as Camelot.

5 days ago
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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

Optali Re:Mandatory panic! (421 comments)

As far as I know England has no army. Maybe if you wait a few years and Wales and Northern Ireland follow suite to Scotland it will. Unless you count the supporters of West Ham United... pretty scary of you ask me.

5 days ago
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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

Optali Re:Land of insanity (421 comments)

That's almost as good as the Catholic Archbishop who sued a group of Satanists to get back some sacred Wafers the Satanists wanted to use at a Black Mass:

satanist turns communion wafer-

Mind you: The wafers were not stolen, but bought via Internet from Turkey. XD

l

5 days ago
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Finding an ISIS Training Camp Using Google Earth

Optali Re:I'm looking now (134 comments)

And don't forget that ISIS is repeating once and again that they want to built their own islamic state and "live peacefully" there. To Israel an ISIS state would be a real blessing (note how the IS has not yet uttered a single word against Zionism, Jews or Isreal... except here in Europe, but not on Iraq).

There are a lot of reasons why Israel would love an ISIS state in Iraq: It will take them a lot of time to become a real threat to Israel, and this could only happen if they had an air force: From the north of Iraq their ability to hit Israeli targets are minimal and they would be exposed to a counterstrike.

They are not popular among Hezbollah being these Shiites. They form a buffer to the influence of Iran and the import of Iranian weapons to the Gaza stripe/

And last but not least they create a perfect smoke curtain for their own activities in Gaza

I agree that conspiracy theories about the leader of ISIS being an Israeli MOSAD agent are way to far fetched but it would be just stupid for them not to throw some fuel into the fire and have at least a good bunch of agents there doing agitation work.It's not hard work, these Muslims are just as stupid as they look

5 days ago
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Finding an ISIS Training Camp Using Google Earth

Optali Re:I'm looking now (134 comments)

Ehemmm... Where have you been all this time since 1989? Last time I checked they had all this stuff... well, except Mormons and Gay rights. But I swear that last time I checked there were several McDonalds and Starbucks in Moscow:

Fast Food in Moscow

5 days ago
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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

Optali Re:The real crime here (459 comments)

It would escalate anyway, even if you call the cops. I assume that your neighbour is smart enough to know that it's you who called the cops, right?

5 days ago
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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

Optali Re:The real crime here (459 comments)

Indeed. No objection to that.

I indeed believe in the right to personal vengeance: Victims or families of victims of crimes or offences should be entitled to avenge such acts: The victim of a scam should be entitled to kick the scammer in the balls (or something like that) and the victims or family of rape or murder should be entitled to physically punish or kill the culprit. Why not?

Why is the state the only one with a permission to act as a proxy in these matters?

5 days ago
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

Optali Hiatus? When? (443 comments)

I am not sure that there has been any such Hiatus (http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/2014/7#temp).

(http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/)

May I have overseen something? Like the Hollow Earth theory or Bigfoot?

Oh yes, the links belong to the NOAA, the same source used by the Evil(TM) IPCC (Illuminati Pokemon Collectors Club)... so, may you be so kind as to provide any alternate DATASETS (nope, I'm not interested in distorted graphics based on your momma's basal temperature).

NOTE: You may be talking about the STRATOSFERIC TEMPERATURE, which indeed raises at a slower level than SURFACE TEMPERATURE.

BUTWhen we talk about Global Warming, we are not talking about the Stratosphere... mainly because we don't give a flying fuck about how cold or warm it is up there as we happen to live on the SURFACE of the planet and not in balloons. AND to make matters worse, even up there temperatures are indeed rising.

And yes, I know: Global Warming is a big hoax created by Obama to forbid the hard working US citizen to openly carry their RPG-7 and to tax the hell out of them.

God Bless the Tea Party!!

5 days ago
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Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

Optali Re:god dammit. (518 comments)

Got cha!! You were the guy proposing to nuke a the yearly goose migration to provide free chicken wings!! You heartless beastard!!

about a week ago
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World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov. 13th

Optali Re:That reminds me... (146 comments)

Well, in WoW most people don't give a shit about RPing. I used to play in a mixed real (EU Steamwheedle) and most were there for the fun, beat the crap out of stuff and do rallies, the time between was grinding for gear and chatting about metal and stuff... people RPing were mostly laughed upon. And WoW actually ahs a lot of potential for humour so that serious RPing ends up being too silly even in pure RP realms. I never understood how people would prefer to stay in Silvermoon City RPing stories like one were they had to resolve a killing or love affairs and stuff, really silly. Anyway, everybody is free to do whatever they want, of course, it's their money.

about two weeks ago
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World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov. 13th

Optali Re:That reminds me... (146 comments)

Vendetta Online.

It's space traders style, very complicated but very good, multi-platform (Linux, Mac, Win, Droid and even iOS), relatively small community but very dedicated which actually means that you get to know the developers and they really listen to you. The game is online since 2005 or earlier (constantly upgraded of course).

If you like stuff like EVE or Anarchy Online you will just get an orgasm with this one.

I don't play it since a lot of time ago, but I still have a subscription. The reason is that I just have no time between job and sport, pity because it's a real good game and awesome community.

about two weeks ago
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Telegram Not Dead STOP Alive, Evolving In Japan STOP

Optali Re:Japan is still pretty backwards in some ways (144 comments)

Germany used cheques for quite a while too. And just wait: With SEPA payment methods as our iDeal will become common in the rest of Europe, specially in countries like the UK with chip and pin which makes it much more reliable. Awesome, instant, no fees for customers and less for merchants plus no risk of chargebacks involved (except for non-delivery of goods).

about two weeks ago
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Telegram Not Dead STOP Alive, Evolving In Japan STOP

Optali Re:Japan is still pretty backwards in some ways (144 comments)

A few years ago (2008-2009) I was working at Bibit/ Worldpay (payment gateway of the RBS back then) and we learned that credit card payment was not very popular either, so as online shopping. I assume things should have changed a lot since then,, but it's interesting to note: They did not use credit card or ATMs but rather a sort of card with which you went to a grocery store and got cash... just as we use our debit cards to rake money out of an ATM... strange.

about two weeks ago
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Giant Greek Tomb Discovered

Optali Re:meh (164 comments)

Easy!! Everybody and the dog knows that! 16yrd are exactly 12 4/3 crow's wings, 1/2 car tyre and 3 pubes of an untouched blond virgin plucked during full moon while Neptune is in the House of Aries!!!

about two weeks ago
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Giant Greek Tomb Discovered

Optali Re:meh (164 comments)

Sure, but why would we have to learn exotic units used only in the USA in primary school here in Europe? Do you study the Castillian league by chance? Pray tell how much is a Dutch pound, a Dutch ounce or a German Zentner? Mind you, the three last units are of daily use here in Holland and in Germany.

about two weeks ago

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Propellent Less Q-Drive tested and confirmed by NASA

Optali Optali writes  |  about three weeks ago

Optali (809880) writes "Wired, Forbes and a few other sources are reporting on the results of NASA's test of a version of the Q-Drive; a quantum vacuum truster similar to the Chinese EmDrive.

It is expected that such drives could be able to take humans to mars in a fraction of the time needed with conventional chemical engines and revolutionise satellite design rendering the need for propellant obsolete."

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Ubuntu One stops selling music and storage on April, 6

Optali Optali writes  |  about 5 months ago

Optali (809880) writes "Canonical announced on 2 April that it would be closing the Ubuntu One file service, (http://www.techzine.nl/nieuws/37953/canonical-stopt-met-clouddienst-ubuntu-one.html) sending a reminder per mail yesterday for those who may have forgotten and informing us that it's no longer possible to make purchases through the service. To me it came as a surprise as after all the commotion in the community I decided to steer clear of this distro and use Fedora instead.

Here the full content of the email

Ubuntu One noreply@one.ubuntu.com 17:55 (21 uur geleden)

aan mij

Hi,

We are writing to you to notify you that we will be shutting down the Ubuntu One file services, effective 1 June 2014. This email gives information about the closure and what you should expect during the shutdown process.

As of today, it will no longer be possible to purchase storage or music from the Ubuntu One store. The Ubuntu One file services apps in the Ubuntu, Google, and Apple stores will be updated appropriately.

As always, your content belongs to you. You can simply download your files onto your PC or an external hard drive. While the service will stop as of 1 June, you will have an additional two months (until 31 July 2014) to collect all of your content. After that date, all remaining content will be deleted.

If you have an active annual subscription, the unused portion of your fees will be refunded. The refund amount will be calculated from today's announcement.

We know you have come to rely on Ubuntu One, and we apologise for the inconvenience this closure may cause. We've always been inspired by the support, feedback and enthusiasm of our users and want to thank you for the support you've shown for Ubuntu One. We hope that you'll continue to support us as together we bring a revolutionary experience to new devices.

The Ubuntu One team"

"

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How good are vintage headphones ?

Optali Optali writes  |  about a year ago

Optali (809880) writes "I am currently searching for a pair of vintage headphones with the aim of using the casing to put a pair of state-of-the-art speakers in them. Just for the looks actually and for the sake of it.

But while searching in eBay I did found some working ones from the 60s, 70s and the 80s mostly. So my question is: Is it worth keeping the old speakers in the case of 70s — 80s stereo headphones? Or is it worthless trash compared to standard to good modern speakers?"
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Wikileaks refuses to help own whistleblower

Optali Optali writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Optali (809880) writes "According to this article in Cryptome.org, it seems that Wikileaks is being 'slightly' forgetful with regard to their very own whistelblower private Bradley Manning, the man who has until now filtered the only real valuable piece of information ever published in Wikileaks: The infamous helicopter attack on civilians.

WL seems to have completely forgotten the one person who helped Mr Assange to hit the news and despite having promised to stay behind Manning their support has been rather nonexistant until now, despite the fact that Manning faces court martial while a lot of media and public attention falls on Assange's sex trial public opinion is leaving the one how should be the real hero in complete oblivion .

Meanwhile, an independent network of supporters is trying to raise funds and awareness for Manning's cause from their sites Courage to resists and Standwithbrad.org"

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Spanish bullfight sector in crisis

Optali Optali writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Optali (809880) writes "OMG, The Crisis!! The Spanish bullfight livestock sector is in crisis. And they are (why not?) requesting the Spanish government to take measures and set up an urgent plan of action.

All nice and good, but not with my money! Bullfight lobbyist like to brag about the "National culture" that they represent. Well, then, why are they asking money from the EU? Why do we EU citizen from other countries need to pay for something that the Spanish public themselves doesn't want?

In an hilarious twist of logic they are (again) abusing the argument of nature protectionism claiming that "the species (of fighting bulls) will disappear" if it weren't for bullfights. These 'privileged intelligences' obviously never thought about the obvious fact that the bulls are no more and no less than the male of a species... The Cow :)

And for those more interested in fact: There is actually no race or species called 'fighting bull': It is only the normal meet cattle that exists in as many genetic combinations of different bovine races from around the whole globe as the imagination of the farmers..

In fact the Fiesta Nacional of bullfight is not quite such a profitable business: Bullfight has since long lost his place in the Spanish cultural background as there is no place for a tradition of the rural and feudal XIX century in a post-industrial European capitalist economy. Bullfight farmers where largely living from EU livestock aids and from selling animals for the (rather bloody and brutal) popular celebrations in the rural Spain.

Now that the crisis is forcing the town councils to think twice in what they spend the money and the Catalonian government is planing on completely forbidding bullfight (like the Canary autonomous government did already some years ago) the flow of fresh cash is drying out.

Ironically, the Spanish far right which is one of the bastions of bullfight supporters is also the sector that likes to talk big about the virtues of capitalism, free market and economic liberalism. It seems that as so many times, free market is OK as long as the Euros keep on coming, but if think seem to take a negative twist they are first calling in Mama State for help."

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