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I think next winter will be:

PPH The Old Indian says ... (104 comments)

... it will be cold.

"Sheep grow heavy coat. Bear put on much weight. White man split much firewood."

1 hour ago
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NASA's Manned Rocket Contract: $4.2 Billion To Boeing, $2.6 Billion To SpaceX

PPH Re:Boeing gets free money because why? (107 comments)

More corporate vice presidents to feed. Think of the children!

3 hours ago
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NASA's Manned Rocket Contract: $4.2 Billion To Boeing, $2.6 Billion To SpaceX

PPH Re:Boeing gets free money because why? (107 comments)

Boeing hasn't built anything.

I've done even less. I'm kicking myself just thinking about how much I could have asked for.

3 hours ago
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

PPH Re:Not good enough (285 comments)

And over unfriendly territory as well.

4 hours ago
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New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

PPH And we all move to Ireland (228 comments)

Ireland wants to charge its businesses 10%. Fine. Let them. A business in Dublin pays the Irish government 10% on all the profits it makes from revenue received from customers who shop there. Whether they are Irish, Canadian, American, French, whatever.

So if an American buys their products, they pay that 10%. To the Irish government. And they don't pay diddly to the USA. If our Congress doesn't like that, they can take it up with the US citizens who travelled overseas and spent their money where the government take is less. Or they can just keep them the hell out of Ireland. Good luck with that. The last people who built a wall tore it back down in 1989 (Sorry, the second to the last. I forgot Israel).

6 hours ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

PPH Unsightly Bulge? (267 comments)

In my day, we called them codpieces.

Now get off my lawn, peasant!

7 hours ago
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FBI Completes New Face Recognition System

PPH Re:Dragnet (81 comments)

Your image has no privacy when in a public place.

So they have no problem with the camera I've got set up on the street at the J Edgar Hoover building parking garage entrance?

7 hours ago
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Browser To Facilitate Text Browsing In Emergencies

PPH Re:Get a Radio (37 comments)

Battery operated TV set here.

13 hours ago
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

PPH Re:Not good enough (285 comments)

Right now, Bono must be feeling about as bad as Gary Powers did back in 1960.

13 hours ago
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Court: Car Dealers Can't Stop Tesla From Selling In Massachusetts

PPH Re:Car Dealers should ask why they're being bypass (145 comments)

Historical reasons. Manufacturers could book a sale when they shiped a car to a dealership. Want to keep your dealership franchise? You'll accept X cars per month. You figure out how to sell them. So now manufacturers have stable 'sales' figures to make investors happy.

After some time, laws were passed against these abuses. But the same laws protected dealership franchises, so they persist.

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How Governments Are Getting Around the UN's Ban On Blinding Laser Weapons

PPH Re:Preferable to shooting? (177 comments)

Right. But being non-lethal, there is less to discourage cops from using this technology against the "$15 per hour now" marches instead of potentially violent confrontations.

Police are there to protect the public order, not your civil rights. And public order is often defined by the upper classes as not wanting to see a bunch of dirty hippies marching with signs.

yesterday
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Artificial Spleen Removes Ebola, HIV Viruses and Toxins From Blood Using Magnets

PPH INB4 ... (104 comments)

... F*cking Magnets! ....

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

PPH Re:Why do you hate freedom? (248 comments)

So you wouldn't mind if videos of your own kids * being raped were being passed around?

What does tht have to do with mapping every device on the Internet?

First of all, kiddie porn isn't an NSA, GCHQ problem. That's for the FBI, local law enforcement and their foreign equivalents to pursue. NSA and GCHQ are primarily involved with monitoring their respective internal populations for the purpose of political control and suppressing dissent. Unfortunately they seem to be co-opting local law enforcement into supporting their mission rather than pursuing criminal activity, including kiddie porn.

2 days ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

PPH Illegal Service? (404 comments)

The TOR protocol was developed by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory to protect secure government online communications. So when a Comcast rep contacts you, ask him what business they have intercepting secure communications channels. And then ask him for his name and current location and request that he remain there until FBI agents can respons to his location. Then hang up.

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

PPH Re:Why do you hate freedom? (248 comments)

This.

Plus I don't need some crooks (Congress, competitors with deep pockets) looking over my shoulder and front-running any of my venture capital deals.

You think Snowden was a unique case? Not by a long shot. The only difference between him and many other people scraping up NSA data is that he released it to the public instead of handing it to some buddies in exchange for Hookers 'n Blow.

2 days ago
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Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

PPH Naps ... (181 comments)

... will be easier if one can cover their eyes in class without arousing suspicion.

Still gotta work on that drool from the corner of the mouth.

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

PPH Re:Why do you hate freedom? (248 comments)

I don't see any freedoms being preserved here.

Sure, there are lots of nasty people like pedos online. And I support law enforcement in their reasonable efforts to remove them. But aside from soothing my conscience, whether some people are downloading kiddie porn or not doesn't affect me.

2 days ago
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Navy Guilty of Illegally Broad Online Searches: Child Porn Conviction Overturned

PPH The Navy searched ... (283 comments)

... the public, civilian Internet. By what logic do they think this is ny of their business? If the FBI or local law enforcement do the searching and, as a result, identify military personnel who might be in violation of the UCMJ (which may differ from civilian law), then by all means, turn his name over to NCIS. But lets not let civilian law enforcement off the hook for letting the civilian creeps slide. Our local cops have looked the other way on too many child molestation cases because, "Aw shucks. Its just some good ol' boys havin' fun."

2 days ago

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