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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

TrentTheThief Re: Moral Imperialism (474 comments)

It's the Supreme Court's job to keep itself employed. So they will rubber stamp damned near anything they are told to.

You're awfully naive in thinking think that the US government still works the way it was designed to. That whole checks and balances thing? That's long gone.

about two weeks ago

Too Much Privacy: Finnish Police Want Big Euro Notes Taken Out of Circulation

TrentTheThief But what about the children??? (314 comments)

Hey, the Finn cop's missed child trafficking! They were supposed to add, "Help prevent child trafficking" to their laundry list of bullshit reasons for doing something entirely meaningless to prevent something that they are already powerless to prevent.

about two weeks ago

Netflix Could Be Classified As a 'Cybersecurity Threat' Under New CISPA Rules

TrentTheThief Time to relegate politicians to the dumpster (125 comments)

What the fuck?

How the fuck can we keep allowing knee-jerk idiots to continue making decisions in technical areas where they have no fucking experience or knowledge?

All this shit's being driven by the same assholes who come up with ideas like "x-strikes and you're banned from the net."

Wise up.


about 4 months ago

The Sudden Policy Change In Truecrypt Explained

TrentTheThief Rooftop Voting! Coming soon! (475 comments)

"As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air — however slight — lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness."

This sure sounds like the scenario that Justice Douglas was talking about.

Maybe it's about time to dig up the rifles?

about 5 months ago

Declining LG's New Ad-friendly Privacy Policy Removes Features From Smart TVs

TrentTheThief So I guess Lucky Goldstar show their true colors (221 comments)

I never had a beef with LG before.

Now I know I never will. I won't buy any of their connected gadgets. Bad fucking attitude towards consumers.

about 5 months ago

AT&T Hacker 'weev' Demands One Bitcoin For Each Hour He Spent In Jail

TrentTheThief Timothy McVeigh a Patriot? (449 comments)

What a load of horseshit.

Patriots don't go around bombing civilian targets. That sort of shit winds you solidy in the terrorist category.

weev? You were doing okay until you mouthed off with that nonsense. I hope some freewheeling fed decides to pop you.

about 5 months ago

XMPP Operators Begin Requiring Encryption, Google Still Not Allowing TLS

TrentTheThief Not evil, but definitely rotting from within (121 comments)

Google is acquiring all of the arrogant bullshit attitudes and implementing arbitrary rules and standards just the same way that microsoft did.

It's a sad shame. But an evil empire smells not different from an empire that's rotting.

about 5 months ago

Cheaper Fuel From Self-Destructing Trees

TrentTheThief Re:Wood for biofuels? Slow and wasteful. (112 comments)

It has the benefit of being able to outproduce any wood product and you can get two crops per year in much of the US. Also, the recovery methods for hemp don't require any acids, unlike trees.

about 7 months ago

Cheaper Fuel From Self-Destructing Trees

TrentTheThief Wood for biofuels? Slow and wasteful. (112 comments)

Using wood to create BioFuels is extremely wasteful of both time and material.

Use hemp instead. You'll get two huge crops per year. And it's a crop made of easy-to-process plant material. No lignin involved. Just process the green matter.

about 7 months ago

Why Movie Streaming Services Are Unsatisfying — and Will Stay That Way

TrentTheThief Satisfied, here. (323 comments)

I say fuck 'em. Until they get their act together and provide what is needed instead of supporting a business mdoel better suited for the 50s, I'll stick with USENET, torrents, and file sharing services to watch the broadcast shows I like.

When they decide they need the business, they'll come up with reasonable plans and I'll come back. Until then, I'll be happy with my own servers providing the content I want, from any source I want, when I want it.

about 7 months ago

Microsoft Word Zero-Day Used In Targeted Attacks

TrentTheThief Why do people continue to use diseased products? (88 comments)

MS Word has been insecure since MicroShaft decided to add VBA and tie Word into the OS. Nothing but virus attacks and worms.

Why the hell do so many people continue using shit products so damned likely to infect their system?

about 7 months ago

Iran Builds Mock-up of Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carrier

TrentTheThief Looks more like a Russian or Chinese ski-jump deck (298 comments)

This doesn't look like a Nimitz-class. It more closely resembles the deck of a Russian or Chinese carrier with a ski-jump front end.

If Iran is scoring new carrier-capable aircraft, where do you think they'll get them and what kind will they be? Want to bet they STOL using a ramp system?

about 7 months ago

NASA Forgets How To Talk To ICE/ISEE-3 Spacecraft

TrentTheThief Re:Why so expensive? (166 comments)

Since when is NASA a big daddy defense contractor? This is a task they could manage in-house with the resources they already have on hand.

The original hardware is missing, sure. But that's no big deal. RF is RF. They can use a Software Defined Radio (SDR) and throw together a program to parse the telemetry into something meaningful. After all, the only thing disposed of was the hardware. The specifications for everything else is on file.

All they need is some support instead of more snarky remarks. Sure, NASA kinda fucked up when the hardware was trashed, but hardware that's been idle for 15-20 years looks like it's only collecting dust (which it was). But who actually knew it was still needed? That is plenty long enough for the engineers who once used it to move on to other employers or to simply grow old enough to reach retirement and leave.

about 8 months ago

White House Responds To Net Neutrality Petition

TrentTheThief You babbling idiots. (245 comments)

Well, not all of you, but definitely those of you who are simple minded enough to become caught up in party politics as though it makes a difference in the outcome of anything decided in Washington.

And you poor sad bastards who actually believe that the whitehouse petitions are anything more than pacifiers to quiet your whining, did you actually believe that any substantive changes would come about as a result of you signing a petition? Seriously? Change doesn't happen in Washington unless someone in the government personally wants it, is bribed to change it, or is forced to as part of an attempt to cover up some other malfeasance.

The petitions are a way for the American government to stuff a cock-shaped pacifier in your mouths while the government goes ahead and does what it wants irregardless of your wishes.

Bread and circuses, people. Bread and circuses.

about 8 months ago

Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

TrentTheThief If I wanted to visit Gawker... (2219 comments)

Fuck this new format. It's fat and wasteful of screen real estate and it makes slashdot look like a run-of-the-mill fluff blogspam news site.

I'll be leaving if you force the change.

Sure, it's just one person, but I've been coming here for a damned long time.

about 9 months ago

Bennett Haselton: Google+ To Gmail Controversy Missing the Point

TrentTheThief Re:Google plus (244 comments)

I agree with your views. Google has jumped the damned shark.

about 10 months ago

Six Electric Cars Can Power an Office Building

TrentTheThief Re:Super Capacitors (296 comments)

Research supercapacitors. They aren't batteries.

about a year ago


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