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Cuba Says the Internet Now a Priority

StillAnonymous Re:Celular (80 comments)

Does your business card state "Have torture-kit, will travel"?

2 hours ago
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65,000 Complaints Later, Microsoft Files Suit Against Tech Support Scammers

StillAnonymous Re: 65536 (233 comments)

Upload a video to youtube that's got some copyrighted music playing on a radio in the background and they're all over it like stink on shit. Millions of people getting scammed out of countless amounts of time and money, meh.. That about sums up the priorities of the just-us system today. You got money? You get justice. You don't? Fuck ya.

2 days ago
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The Beatles, Bob Dylan and the 50-Year Copyright Itch

StillAnonymous Re:How soon? (134 comments)

And people on slashdot wonder why nobody around here has any respect for copyright anymore... It's because the original deal was broken. They kept extending to the advantage of the copyright holders, with absolutely zero concessions for the public. How is that fair? Why should I respect that?

2 days ago
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Judge Rules Drug Maker Cannot Halt Sales of Alzheimer's Medicine

StillAnonymous Re:Can you say... (266 comments)

In America, these wonderful pharma corps have also purchased a law that says you can't import your drugs from another country. YOU are not allowed to take advantage of "the global market".

THEY, on the other hand, can shop around for labour where they see fit, even to the detriment of the populace in their corp's home land. The same land that allowed them to gain their massive wealth through protections and assistances.

Never mind, citizen, the fact that this law is actually breaking the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.

about a week ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

StillAnonymous Re:Breaking news (619 comments)

This is actually one of the most important points and can't be stated enough.

Look at what's happening in the West now. Bankers run amok, ripping off trillions and causing widespread economic damage. Instead of being punished for their crimes (which aren't even acknowledged by those in power), they are allowed to continue. Inflation, taxation, offshoring, dubious immigration policies, and (in the USA particularly) a corrupted healthcare system resulting in enormous costs has ruined the middle class. The poor are just as fucked as ever and the only government response to that is to build more prisons for the crimes that are the result of poverty.

How do the people react? Take a look around. More and more people are resorting to get-rich-quick schemes and outright scams. Frivolous litigation in attempt to score a big windfall so they'll never have to work again.

Nobody wants to put in a hard day's work any more because they're realized that it's a sucker's game. Like a parent, government must lead by example. And the example they are setting is a dire one.

about 4 months ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

StillAnonymous Re:Canada has the future :) (753 comments)

Why the smiley? The discontinuation of the penny is the sign of a sad state of affairs. One where government has devalued the currency so much that the base unit is considered valueless. People should be marching in the street, demanding the value stolen from them be returned, not championing the result of the thieving.

about 5 months ago
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How Often Do Economists Commit Misconduct?

StillAnonymous Re:dead on (305 comments)

If everything you were taught was wrong, do you still demand to be respected in your "profession"?

about 6 months ago
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Grandmother Buys Old Building In Japan And Finds 55 Classic Arcade Cabinets

StillAnonymous Re:Boards or ROM's (133 comments)

It's performed by a human. Why would you think you're going to get perfection?

about 6 months ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

StillAnonymous Re:And here I'm hoping... (681 comments)

Yeah, where's my goddamned Gravis Ultrasound driver for Win7 64-bit, huh?

about 6 months ago
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Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower

StillAnonymous Re:Corporate outsourcing fraud permeates STEM sect (234 comments)

My grandfathers fought in a war to maintain our standard of living. They worked hard to improve their country, for themselves and for their children. Now I watch these dirtbag corporate execs piss it all away to people of another country and expect us to reduce our standard of living in order to "compete". These same shitcocks who live opulent lifestyles off the backs of the same people they piss on.

No. If they want to exploit all of this foreign labour, they should be forced to move their headquarters and executive officers to those countries where they do all their work, then import their product as if they were a foreign company. If they want to take advantage of all the niceties, protections, and advantages this country provides them, they can damn well show some support in return. If not, they are nothing but parasites who deserve to be removed.

about 7 months ago
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The Big Biz of Spying On Little Kids

StillAnonymous Re:Is this a big deal? Don't we want it? (111 comments)

No, even if it is anonymized, this is a big "do not want". You must assume that this data will make its way into the hands of Coke, Apple, the banks, and government entities.

These guys are quickly figuring out how the human brain works through methods like this, and they aren't using it for your benefit. It's being used to figure out how to sell you more crap, how to convince you to get others to buy more crap, and how to adjust your thinking patterns.

I find it amazing how well people are programmed through today's media. Even here on slashdot you have so many "individuals" who parrot media talking points to a tee, that it's unlikely they came to those conclusions on their own.

The human mind is simply another machine. Once they figure out what thought categories you fall into, they know what code path to feed you to influence you in their direction. This idea won't sit well with most folks, because they think they're too smart to fall for that, but I see it time and again with otherwise brilliant people who are suckered in by the agendas of others. I see it happen to myself as well, and it's scary.

There is no way I want my kids to be providing data for the enemy.

about 7 months ago
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Zuckerberg's $100 Million Education Gift Solved Little

StillAnonymous Re:Breaking news (335 comments)

Exactly. The thieving scumbags immediately crawl out of the woodwork, push their way through to the front of the crowd, and like greedy little leprechauns, pocket all of that money, leaving none for the intended purpose.

Yet another example of "trickle-down" being massively overwhelmed by "hoover-up".

about 7 months ago
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A Look at Smart Gun Technology

StillAnonymous Re:Flawed reasoning (765 comments)

I've also read that I have won $500,000 and I should email some guy to claim my reward. It must be true!

about 7 months ago
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A Look at Smart Gun Technology

StillAnonymous Re:Tech isn't there yet (765 comments)

Bad example, because if you were given the choice of a pacemaker that used a battery and one that didn't, with the one that didn't having a significantly higher chance of not failing, which would you go for?

about 7 months ago
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A Look at Smart Gun Technology

StillAnonymous Re: Camera gun (765 comments)

If you look closer at your examples, maybe you can see why there's a distinction. Lying in those situations has a direct negative impact on another person, is what differs. Someone's mere ownership of an item doesn't affect anyone else. Your argument doesn't distinguish definite harm to another compared to "potential" harm to another.

We already have laws for misuse of weapons against others. If we confiscated any item that someone could potentially use to harm another, you'd find yourself without a vehicle, kitchen knives, shovels, baseball bats, tire irons, and maybe even hands.

about 7 months ago
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EA Ending Online Support For Dozens of Games

StillAnonymous Re:Wait! (329 comments)

Yes, you can. And, to add some irony to this article, you can even play against a friend over the Internet, even though the original game had no such support. Google "vice netplay"

about 7 months ago
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EA Ending Online Support For Dozens of Games

StillAnonymous Re:As Expected (329 comments)

I don't think going private at this point would change anything for them. They're just too big.

Big companies only care about where their next dollar is coming from, and they never care about fucking over customers until there's a massive backlash that gets negative media attention. Even then, they'll only throw the most meager of bones to people to get that one incident swept under the carpet, and then go back to sipping brandy and twirling mustaches while they plot their next take-over.

about 7 months ago
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EA Ending Online Support For Dozens of Games

StillAnonymous Re: Release the server side code (329 comments)

I'm not surprised at all that people still play it. It is an excellent game. Video games are much like music and movies. People still watch Citizen Kane. People still listen to the Beatles. 100 years from now, if people are still around and it's still possible, people will still play Pac-Man.

about 7 months ago
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$200 For a Bound Textbook That You Can't Keep?

StillAnonymous Re:What if you want to keep it? (252 comments)

They'll probably set it up like a video rental. If you don't return it, you get a bill for some outrageous amount in the mail.

about 7 months ago
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$200 For a Bound Textbook That You Can't Keep?

StillAnonymous Re:Somehow fitting... (252 comments)

Most people don't get how law works. It's designed that way, so that lawyers have jobs, and anyone can be considered a "perp" when it's convenient.

about 7 months ago

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