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Sarah Palin 'Target WikiLeaks Like Taliban'

PietjeJantje Re:Why do we keep talking about her? (1425 comments)

While I'm certainly not a Palin supporter, it needs to be pointed out that her team just tries to earn future votes by playing a target audience, mathematically, to gain a majority. I'm saying this because it seems most of the people who enjoy the train wreck and see the obvious, don't see the obvious when it comes to the target audience they are part of. You vote too. You are played by guys talking about Change and Yes we can! The more you like what they are saying, the more suspicious you should be. Remember they are trying to gain a majority by mathematical strategy. If you now think "What?! Never, that guy is so wrong!" and start to get angry by these "accusations", know that this is exactly what the other side's target audience is thinking when you criticize their guys. These guys, each side, people shouldn't fight for them anyway. Forget what they are saying for a moment, and you'll see they play the same game. Just different lizards, picking different roads to success. Where they will fight the same war against "terrorists" and their civilians. As long as people keep pointing at the other lizard while electing the other, nothing will change.

more than 3 years ago
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US Embassy Categorizes Beijing Air Quality As 'Crazy Bad'

PietjeJantje Re:In other words, you're full of it (270 comments)

You can't just throw false claims around. You WILL be caught on it.

more than 3 years ago
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US Embassy Categorizes Beijing Air Quality As 'Crazy Bad'

PietjeJantje Re:Your new source is obscenely biased (270 comments)

In other words: you dared me, lost, and are not man enough to admit it. And I caught you on it.

more than 3 years ago
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US Embassy Categorizes Beijing Air Quality As 'Crazy Bad'

PietjeJantje Re:Top 2 emitters of GHG as of 2006 per your sourc (270 comments)

How convenient for you. You're just digging yourself in the sand, without providing a real argument, are you? Perhaps you are confusing being a patriot with defending what is wrong.

more than 3 years ago
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US Embassy Categorizes Beijing Air Quality As 'Crazy Bad'

PietjeJantje Re:China isn't subject to Kyoto restrictions (270 comments)

The United States and its citizens are in no position whatsoever to talk about China's emissions, Sir. The USA is responsible for 1/3rd of the worlds emissions, snubbed Kyoto, while being lucky they aren't in a void because they would have suffocated long ago. They have been and still are the biggest burners of energy and the biggest polluters on this planet. It's ludicrous when the USA talks about other countries this way. The only thing the USA deserves is extra taxes on their products, because their greed will otherwise prevail over pollution as a matter of empirical evidence.

more than 3 years ago
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Estonian Economist Suggests Abandoning Cash

PietjeJantje Re:You all laugh... (454 comments)

if you have cash, you have securit risk, people either beg for it, charge you more, or target you for bribes

Either these beggers have x-ray eyes, or by paranormal force they know what you are carrying, or you are a drama queen making this all up because it makes your argument look better. Perhaps you can point us to the numbers, to prove you did not just make it up?

more than 3 years ago
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Estonian Economist Suggests Abandoning Cash

PietjeJantje Re:Without cash... (454 comments)

Wait.. you're afraid to be robbed by a little mug (while apparently carrying all of your money), so you hand over your money to a big mug? It's cute to see you have so much faith in big mugs, to a point where you advertise for them.

more than 3 years ago
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Long Takes In the Movies, Antidote To CGI?

PietjeJantje Re:It's a reaction to MTV, not CGI. (295 comments)

It's also just cheap. Next time you watch Dark Knight, which supposedly is a good movie, notice there are no two people talking on the screen at the same time. So you have for instance two people talking to each other in the script, taking a walk. Camera shows face 1 talking. Cuts to face 2 talking. Cuts to two of them walking in silence. Cuts to face 1 talking. You might see the back of the head of face 1. Etc. They won't talk together in the same shot. So, technically, they never talked, but the two actors had two separate sessions, telling their lines in succession with no context. Think of this next time you watch Dark Knight, how cheap it looks, how little chemistry there is between actors. They are all talking into a void! I guess it is much, much more expensive to have 2 microphones and sound guys, and moreover, to have all those expensive stars in the same locations all the time. I can't watch such movies any longer. It's pulp. Most of them are this way now. Only solo-acting is left.

more than 3 years ago
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Tide of International Science Moving Against US, EU

PietjeJantje Re:Just too bad (302 comments)

Yes and no. Your sig says "correlation is not causation". Yes, religious fanaticism and in general anti-intellectuals make intellect almost look suspicious at times, and this is something we should worry about. However, I'd argue that religion is stronger in India and Brazil, were science is on the up according to this report. This suggests that religion is not the defining factor. I think it has an impact on some parts of science, for example if a religion is against biotech, biotech would clearly suffer, but while these areas will be highlighted, it doesn't affect the whole of science in pure numbers in terms of productivity, because the whole dwarfs those areas. Personally, I think the problem is there is more money and respect for smart brains elsewhere, such as in finance. Perhaps not religious fanaticism is he defining factor, but greed and the lack of necessity.

more than 3 years ago
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Researchers Take Down Koobface Servers

PietjeJantje Re:Fight Fire With Fire. (35 comments)

In that case, since we like the widen our search in our next case, Sir, we'll search all of your traffic data and what you typed into Google the last year.

more than 3 years ago
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Critics Call For Probe Into Google Government Ties

PietjeJantje Re:Political Parties = "Which Industry" (289 comments)

I bet you're not going to cover those ties, which proves you a morally corrupted twat.

more than 3 years ago
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Critics Call For Probe Into Google Government Ties

PietjeJantje Re:Political Parties = "Which Industry" (289 comments)

Yes, excellent, but what about google's ties with government? Look at the title of this topic. Me, when I'm about to get a speeding ticket, I always try to talk about anything but the speeding. I just talk about the RIAA and the aggressive attitude of the officer.

more than 3 years ago
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Critics Call For Probe Into Google Government Ties

PietjeJantje Re:Political Parties = "Which Industry" (289 comments)

Yes it is big news if Google has ties with the administration, which is a good thing as we should not want that, and because some corrupted Google employers and fans think that any such criticism can be simply disposed of by pointing to an entity everyone hates, and mod such redirections as "Insightful". I'll probably be the "Troll". I guess you excuse murder, because O.J. got away with it, or, less dramatic, speeding, because not everyone gets a ticket. I find it despicable you failed to say anything about the actual corporate ties, and are only interested in battling the criticism, with stuff which is irrelevant like mentioning O.J. in a murder trial. In the meantime, I wonder if you voted Biden, and thus the RIAA into government? That would make you the ultimate hypocrite. In any case, it gets confusing. Google says vote Democrats, which means vote RIAA, but we can't criticize, because the RIAA is in government? Uhhhhmm.. make up your mind.

more than 3 years ago
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Porn Maker Sues 7,000+ For Copyright Infringement

PietjeJantje Re:Justifying piracy. (374 comments)

Which porn movie was that, with your mom in it?

more than 3 years ago
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Analyzing Amazon's E-Book Loan Agreement

PietjeJantje Re:What's wrong? (214 comments)

I find your argument strange and confusing. You claim an expert opinion on this "as a writer", although one without credentials and publications.

You attack people for stating that a creative investment that can be copied infinitely creates the problem that no one will be getting paid, and for stating the pirates just take but don't provide a solution.

So you attack people who don't conveniently supply the solution for you, like they are you enemy, yet you don't explore any solution yourself, like the same people you attack, and the pirates. This is not their problem. It is yours.

Mr. Writer, let me ask you specifically, if I sit behind a desk for a year and write a novel, or in fact if I do anything that can be digitally copied, how do I make a living out of sharing that work with the world? They won't buy my t-shirts. And why are you ignoring what should be the most important question for a writer? Good thing you attacked those outdated, insane visions though. Me as a self-declared yet momentarily inactive writer, painter, musician and uber creator in general, think your view is suspiciously simplistic and of one shade in a two-colored world.

more than 3 years ago
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Analyzing Amazon's E-Book Loan Agreement

PietjeJantje Re:What's wrong? (214 comments)

Why are you having a discussion with a trolling idiot?

more than 3 years ago
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Porn Maker Sues 7,000+ For Copyright Infringement

PietjeJantje Re:Justifying piracy. (374 comments)

Actually, no, there is no difference between the porn industry enforcing their copyright, or a guy with a recipe that was included in some cook book. Or you are against both entities making money through copyright and tell the cook to stuff it, or you accept that both have to right to invest in a product and protect it by copyright. What is it? If you choose one way here and the other there, based on sympathy, you are an utter and complete hypocrite, and probably just a petty thief justifying himself.

more than 3 years ago

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Uk research says Web 2.0 motivates schoolkids

PietjeJantje PietjeJantje writes  |  about 6 years ago

PietjeJantje writes "In light of yesterday's article Stallman Says Cloud Computing Is a Trap, research in the UK shows its success won't be determined by the opinion of the Slashdot generation. Over half of teachers in UK schools believe that Web 2.0 apps should be used in lessons, even though the majority of them have never used such resources in the classroom. Unsurprisingly, schoolkids were found to have an even better Web 2.0 attention span. The majority (74 per cent) have social networking accounts, while 78 per cent have uploaded photos or video clips from phones."
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