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Kim Dotcom Raid - What Really Happened

Seriousity NZ Perspective (285 comments)

As a New Zealander, I'm frankly outraged that the US has this kind of influence down here. It's about to get a LOT worse as the Trans-Pacific Partnership gets finished off and pushed through... Most people won't have even heard of it until the deal is done. Dodgy, dodgy secret deals with US corporations, and my country stands to gain absolutely nothing but the unjust legislative offspring off the MAFIAA.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Drops Use of 'Supercookies' On MSN

Seriousity No surprises here... (45 comments)

Considering the corporate mindset and the modus operandi of companies like Microsoft, this is the tip of an unexplored iceberg. I bet they're saving logs of every conversation that takes place over their MSN IM software to glean competitive information to exploit / sell to fellow corporations. We would have to be pretty stupid to assume otherwise.

more than 3 years ago
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George W. Bush Live From Facebook

Seriousity Re:I hope it's moderated (372 comments)

I would be more interested in seeing him squirm when asked more controversial questions, like questions about how it felt to lie in a coffin with a ribbon tied around his penis during the Skull and Bones initiation ritual (not joking, this is exactly what happens and has been confirmed by multiple sources)

more than 3 years ago
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Wii 2 Unlikely For 2011, Maybe In 2012

Seriousity Re:Dead economy (303 comments)

Ya, at this rate it won't be released until Dec 20. 2012, and we'll only get one day to play it.

But that, my brother, will be one glorious day.

more than 3 years ago
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Laser Camera Can See Around Corners

Seriousity Re:No images (97 comments)

Because they do not yet have access to the technology in question, and cannot see around the corner of industry delay?

more than 3 years ago
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Video Games Found To Enhance Visual Attention

Seriousity Re:Department of Redundancy Department (79 comments)

No, I think it's the very mechanism described twice above; at any rate, well spotted.

more than 3 years ago
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Harry Potter Blamed For India's Disappearing Owls

Seriousity Well... (252 comments)

It sounds like................ a real hoot
YYYYYYYEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH

more than 3 years ago
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Prepare To Be Watched While You Watch a Movie

Seriousity Re:Heh (433 comments)

My initial thought is that they're recording peoples' responses to product placement / subliminal advertising, in an attempt to gauge the effectiveness thereof.

Did anyone else catch the giant cigarette advertisement in the last James Bond? It was right after he had sex with the blonde, what a hero.

more than 3 years ago
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How the Global Seed Vault Aims To Fight Future Famine

Seriousity Re:Monsanto seeds in there? (115 comments)

Straw man. Nowhere did he claim that everything Natural News proposes is true; conversely he is arguing that their central message is greatly evidenced apart from their side fringe theories. There are only a couple of authors on that site that extol the virtues of magnetism, and by no means should we lump them all together.

Your preconceived notions about natural medicine are blinding you to some great truths. All uninformedLuddite is saying is that modern medicine doesn't have all the answers - the clarity of this truth is increased in abundance each month.

Open your eyes.

more than 3 years ago
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How the Global Seed Vault Aims To Fight Future Famine

Seriousity Re:Monsanto seeds in there? (115 comments)

Monsanto are one of the largest investors of this elaborate project, and anyone who has studied Monsanto knows that Monsanto is NOT TO BE TRUSTED.

They take absolutely every chance they get to strengthen their death-grip on international agriculture, if we give them an inch they will take a mile. This is about world domination of agriculture.

They always sell their modified crap as being greatly beneficial and liberating to the poor farmers, when in reality they are shackling third world countires to rely on first-world corporations to produce food. Total enslavement.

"When you control the oil, you control the county. When you control the food, you control the population" - Henry Kissenger

Please people, open your mind and consider the history of Monsanto and the other groups involved in this project - we cannot afford to allow things like this to happen. Monsanto's seed is designed to produce only a single yield, and is modified to withstand the poisonous pesticides they produce; they have a very elaborate marketing machine working to deceive poor farmers across the globe to buy into this rip-off, this rabbit whole goes quite deep and when you get to the bottom of it, it's a total travesty that words can scarcely describe. If ever there was an organization worthy of the moniker "Evil Corporation" it would be Monsanto.

I implore you all to take the time to watch the documentary The World According to Monsanto and follow the claims up with your own research - only when you have verified the length and breadth of the crimes against humanity commited by this corporation will you understand the gravity of what is transpiring. These people are presenting enslavement as a solution, seeking to rule us with an iron fist in a velvet glove - we must be vigilant to avoid deception.

about 4 years ago
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Users Sue Google, Facebook, Zynga Over Privacy

Seriousity Re:SHOCKING! (66 comments)

Get a clue loosers!

Stop being so tight with your data :P

about 4 years ago
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Time To Rethink the School Desk?

Seriousity At last, a sensible education idea (405 comments)

We've seen in adults that if you put them in the right chair, their performance increases ... Is the same true for children?

- Jack Dennerlein, Harvard

This makes so much sense, if we attached fixtures to hold their arms in place, the kids would be unable to reach away from the desk, forcing them to focus on their work thus greatly increasing the efficiency of the education system. I want my tax dollars being spent on sensible projects that will help my kids to learn, and this one is a prime example - when you think about it, it has multifaceted benefits. For example, the kids would no longer be able to throw paper balls in class or stick gum under the desks, thus improving the experience of teacher and janitor alike - we would probably see a decrease in those teacher strikes.

Obviously Idea and Steelcase are out to make more than their share of money, such a system needn't be greatly above the current market average. Sure, a lock and key mechanism might bring the price up slightly, but we should still manage under $100 per unit. The potential increase here is just too great to be ignored; I for one will be presenting this option to my the board of trustees at my son's school, of which my wife happens to be a member.

Someone tag this 'suddenoutbreakofcommonsense'

about 4 years ago
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Desktop Linux Is Dead

Seriousity Re:linux is for smart people (1348 comments)

Excuse me good sir, your subject line and post appear to imply that you are a linux user, and, as such, one of the "smart people".
Now, normally this would be all fine and dandy, but a great incongruity has arisen from a slight mathematical technicality.

You see, if you are referring to linux users and "smart people", applying a percentage to this specific group does not in fact represent the proportion of "smart people" to the mass herds of sheeple; in fact, it effectively implies that there are only 1-2% of linux users and "smart people" as previously.

If this were true, linux on the desktop would truly be dead...
Hang on a minute! I see your reverse psychology! M$ SHILL!!!1

about 4 years ago
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Meet NELL, the Computer That Learns From the Net

Seriousity Re:What no spelling? (272 comments)

My first thought was of a huge Lear Jet flying some gigantic computer around...
This is almost as bad as George Bush

about 4 years ago
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Ubuntu 10.10, Maverick Meerkat, Now Available

Seriousity Re:early (473 comments)

For future reference:
1. Press Alt-F2 to open the Run Application dialog
2. Type the following and press enter:

update-manager -d

The -d part checks for distro upgrades, and will give you a nice little box in your update-manager to upgrade to the new version :)
3. Click the nice little 'Upgrade' buton in the top-right corner
4. Reach for the ibuprofen, because you're bound to get some tension headaches from whatever breaks.

about 4 years ago
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Facebook Billionaire Gives Money To Legalize Marijuana

Seriousity Re:So *that* is how it works... (527 comments)

1. Rip off you friends
2. Make massive piles of cash (that would be profit!)
3. Buy legislation
3. Woaahhh, dude, munchies!

4. Remember that you were thinking about buying legislation
4. Duuude look at that squirrel... Playing with his nuts, hahahaha... LETS GO HOME AND EAT PEANUT BUTTER STRAIGHT OUT OF THE JAR!!!

about 4 years ago
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Lighthearted Facebook Friends Could Make You Join NAMBLA Group

Seriousity Re:Wait.. WHAT? (178 comments)

.... Dude, he made a simple mistake, just a normal human misunderstanding. and he admitted fault - this is commendable. Even if his original post was slightly inflammatory, it hardly warrants such a malicious outburst. You're either trolling or incredibly stressed/angry about something else, and venting on this poor guy - not cool.

I think you should go outside, sit in the sun and try to find something to smile about - those facial muscles probably need a workout!

about 4 years ago
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Texting On the Rise In the US

Seriousity 0mg l0l (468 comments)

0mg 0kxting is liek, t0taly laem. Wat r u d0in l0l? Im w0tchin TV :) ^ Snt dis fr0m mi f0ne l0l

more than 4 years ago

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Kiwi invention increases broadband speed by 500%

Seriousity Seriousity writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Seriousity writes "A small New Zealand company has invented a device that increases broadband speed — purportedly making broadband "more than fifty times faster".

The device, called a service delivery point, only offers a speed increase to houses that lack fibre-optics (the greater majority of New Zealand homes fall into this category), yet the device still holds appeal to homes with fibre-optics — it acts as a backup electricity system that senses when the power is cut, keeping the landline telephone in operation for up to four hours.

As a New Zealander exasperated by dodgy internet, I am happy to proclaim that Kiwi Ingenuity strikes again."

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