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Microsoft a Weak Link In Possible Cyber War

Rusty KB Re:Microsoft's Business (371 comments)

You can't really call it a competitive price when the competition is free. It's good enough for a premium, at best.

more than 4 years ago
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The Rise of the Copyright Trolls

Rusty KB Re:But it still hurts the newspaper (169 comments)

I don't know. If you complement someone by making out with their girlfriend, aren't you initiating a threesome? I'm not sure what that has to do with paper, bit I compliment you on your creativity!

more than 4 years ago
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FTC Staff Discuss a Tax on Electronics To Support the News Business

Rusty KB Re:Let them Die (381 comments)

Three words: British Broadcasting Corp.

more than 4 years ago
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Police Officers Seek Right Not To Be Recorded

Rusty KB Re:The steady slide to Police State continues (1123 comments)

You don't have to watch it, no. But trying to avoid all the drivel that surrounds it is nigh on impossible...

more than 4 years ago
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Doctor Slams Hospital's "Please" Policy

Rusty KB Re:Easy solution (572 comments)

Stop!? WHY?!?!

more than 4 years ago
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Iridium Pushes Ahead Satellite Project

Rusty KB Re:Can Slashvertisements get any more obvious?! (80 comments)

That's pretty cool to know, cheers. Maybe you and I can get some cash from the guy above and send up one of our own, would also be pretty cool. Then it would also be a slashvertisement proper, I guess.

more than 4 years ago
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EU To Monitor All Internet Searches

Rusty KB Re:Net neutrality (340 comments)

First of, I apologize for any lack of clarity - I'm way too tired to be thinking, let alone posting.

Secong, I just used the RIAA as an example a big nasty megacorp. Substitute whatever. My point wasn't about the **AA, or even any other corporate conglomerate. It's this: the goverment is (at least in theory) us, the people. It's in place to protect the minority from the tyranny of the majority. But also, and more imoprtant in this context: the purpose of government (as perscribed to us by modern political liberal tradition) is to protect the majority from the abuses of the few. Without regulation, we're screwed. With too much regulation, we're screwed. Our only hope is to keep fighting to keep the middle ground.

And yes, unfortunately I do believe we're heading in the direction you're predicting. It's sad, but it's true. Fact is, it's *always* true. Big lords/industrialists/corporations(/substitute whatever) will always try and gain as much power over the populace as it can, down to slavery if possible (been there, done that). Government will *always* try to control to the population, too. Down to slavery, if possible. It's nothing new. Thge solution isn't to abolish regulations. It's to balance out the powers in the most beneficial way. It's tricky, and it requires government regulation. And here my verbal diahorrea stops because I run out of words.

Again, sorry for the incomrehensibleness. (I doubt I made much sense at all.)

more than 4 years ago
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Homer Simpson Named Greatest TV Character

Rusty KB Re:Greatest? (142 comments)

A land war with Asia isn't too bad. It just kinda lays there, being rivers and mountains and stuff. It's those pesky Asians you need to worry about... ;)

more than 4 years ago
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HTML5 vs. Flash — the Case For Flash

Rusty KB Re:lolwut? (510 comments)

I guess I see your point. After all, it is mellon's fault the restaurant owner (who presumably is in the business to make money, and not for the sheer fun of working 20 hours a day) made a poor choice a few years in designing a site that would load slowly over connections that were available at the time, and who since then decided to not update the website to actually be useful. Hell no, can't be the restauranteus for hiring a cheap dweeb to make an unusable website. Or not updating it in years.

The point is not necessarily about flash (although it is in this context). It's about the fact that if you're not telling me what I want to know, or making me jumps through hoops to find it out - you won't see my money.*

* Personally, I rarely choose restaurants by menu. I'm lucky enough to have friends who like to eat out and know the best spots. And when I'm not with them, the menu itself isn't the deciding factor of me going in. But that's just me and restaurants. The point stands for pretty much anything else.

more than 4 years ago
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Doctor Slams Hospital's "Please" Policy

Rusty KB Re:I don't know how things work in the UK (572 comments)

I guess my vocal cord *could* get damaged if I scream too loud, but I'm not really sure what I'd learn from that. Maybe use oral lubrication next time? I don't know, need to find out!

more than 4 years ago
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Doctor Slams Hospital's "Please" Policy

Rusty KB Re:Just wanna say (572 comments)

It already feels like they do...

more than 4 years ago
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Doctor Slams Hospital's "Please" Policy

Rusty KB Re:I don't know how things work in the UK (572 comments)

I dunno, I'm anxious to come and visit the US as soon as humanly possible. From this side of the pond it looks all it would take is pretty much anything you can scream loud enough about and there would be millions of dollars in lawsuits. I can't wait to visit your great country. My lungs are big, my throat is strong, and I can scream like a cicada. I'm gonna be rich!

more than 4 years ago
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EU To Monitor All Internet Searches

Rusty KB Re:Yeah OK (340 comments)

Of course they are. Just think of the children! Just think of them, so young and innocent and fresh........and delicious....with syrup.

more than 4 years ago
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EU To Monitor All Internet Searches

Rusty KB Re:Net neutrality (340 comments)

Without government control of the internet the same search logs would be kept and used against you by the RIAA. Who do you think is "more bad"? Which one do you trust less? Do you honestly think that without government regulation you'd be able to withstand the onslaught of megacorps (or whatever power structure would exit in the absence of said regulations)?

more than 4 years ago
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Snails On Methamphetamine

Rusty KB Re:Not surprised (93 comments)

Fucking AWESOME!

more than 4 years ago
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Reproducing an Ancient New World Beer

Rusty KB At first I was like! (175 comments)

A first I thought we were talking about bears.... But then, ahhhhhh something actually *useful*!

more than 4 years ago
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Pacific Northwest At Risk For Mega-Earthquake

Rusty KB Re:Yet another reason... (457 comments)

But socialism isn't...... Oh, wait. Yes. I see what you did there. Remarkable!

more than 4 years ago
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"Digital Universe" Enters the Zettabyte Era

Rusty KB Re:Who cares? (137 comments)

Hell, 640 petabytes isn't enough for <b>me</b>. I started burning the porn on DVDs!

more than 4 years ago

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