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Fugitive Child Sex Abuser Caught By Face-Recognition Technology

c6gunner Re:It's tinfoil time! (232 comments)

But, there were many who read Orwell and were convinced government would eventually devolve to this.

Yeah; the dumb kids sitting at the back of the class eating their crayons, who didn't realize Orwell was referring to communist regimes which already existed at the time. In other words, the same idiots who make up the majority of the various Conspiracy Theory movements today.

about two weeks ago
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Fugitive Child Sex Abuser Caught By Face-Recognition Technology

c6gunner Re:It's tinfoil time! (232 comments)

It's an API for a future tyranny that we will be helpless against. Tomorrow is not today. Those in charge will not be the pussycats we have now; such power will attrack tyrants and secret governments

Man, I wish I were psychic :(

I totally get your point though. If only we'd never invented the printing press and the telegraph, we'd be completely tyrant-free by now. These newfangled gadgets are always making the world more dangerous for us. Pretty soon we won't even have lawns for yelling at kids to get off of.

about two weeks ago
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Fugitive Child Sex Abuser Caught By Face-Recognition Technology

c6gunner Re:It's tinfoil time! (232 comments)

The US government has it's citizens barely able to control their bowels due to unfounded fear of terrorism.

Complete fucking nonsense. The average American is more afraid of vaccines than they are of terrorists.

Dissidents are corralled into "free speech zones" or simply ignored.

Only in the mind of a delusional sociopath is being ignored the same as being oppressed. And what kind of egomaniac do you have to be in order to believe that you have a right to other peoples attention?

The government actively monitors and attempts to disrupt dissent online via operations against sites such as Slashdot.

Also, your tinfoil hat seems to be leaking.

There are secret courts designed to prevent proper oversight and scrutiny.

So secret that you and your cat were able to find loads of evidence which you would happily share with others if only the MIBs hadn't stolen it from you!

There is little difference between the two main parties, and the people with the real power don't change even when they do. Americans have very little real democratic influence.

Yeah, very little difference. I mean, both parties are human. And they firmly obey the laws of physics. And no matter how many Americans would like to repeal the law of gravity, it never seems to happen. OPPRESSION!

The US has outdone all those oppressive regimes and most of its citizens don't even realize what has happened.

Only a ignorant child who's never stepped foot outside the western sphere could EVER make such an absurd claim. You have absolutely no idea what real oppression and control are. You're so completely obsessed with your own petty grievances that you can't even be bothered to try and understand the plight of people who's entire lifetimes are spent in absolute terror of saying the wrong thing, or being perceived to be anything short of completely dedicated to the wishes of the state. You have no idea how disgusting your words truly are.

about two weeks ago
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Fugitive Child Sex Abuser Caught By Face-Recognition Technology

c6gunner Re:It's tinfoil time! (232 comments)

Our government doesn't yet have enough political power to safely brutalize its general population (though it's doing an increasingly good job on minorities)

That's hilarious. You're talking about the country which built concentration camps for Japanese citizens, had an official policy of enslaving and then later segregating blacks, and treated the Jews and the Irish as second-class citizens for centuries. That's the country which you think is "doing an increasingly good job on [brutalizing] minorities".

You've either never picked up a history book in your life, or you care more about politics and ideology than you do about reality.

about two weeks ago
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California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla

c6gunner Re:So, such rules are bad for keeping people worki (327 comments)

Let's say 30% of the average purchase is labor costs - double that and the average item then costs (.7+.3*2) = 130% of normal.

Well while we're making up numbers, why not say it's 3%? Or 93%? As long as you can just pull numbers out of your ass you can make any kind of long-winded comment you like!

about three weeks ago
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California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla

c6gunner Re:Screwed... (327 comments)

I love in California how there are warning labels on everything. And no one cares.

That's the inevitable result of constant FUD; people just ignore everything. That's why I'm ok with the idea of labelling "GMO", as long as we go ahead and label everything else.

"May contain trace amounts of Dihydrogen Monoxide".
"Possibly manufactured near tumour-inducing cell towers".
"Likely produced adjacent to a haunted graveyard".

Label everything so people will stop worrying about stupid labels.

about three weeks ago
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Fugitive Child Sex Abuser Caught By Face-Recognition Technology

c6gunner Re:Where? (232 comments)

When an American citizen seeks political asylum in Russia,

well,

it's time to take a good look at ourselves.

So true. It's really time you guys did something about the affordability of your mental-health services.

about three weeks ago
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Fugitive Child Sex Abuser Caught By Face-Recognition Technology

c6gunner Re:It's tinfoil time! (232 comments)

All of this automated surveillance has gotten out of control, and allows the government to oppress people more efficiently than ever before.

Kinda funny, then, that bankrupt regimes with 1980s era electronics are orders of magnitude better at this "oppression" thing than our own high-tech governments.

about three weeks ago
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Fugitive Child Sex Abuser Caught By Face-Recognition Technology

c6gunner Re:It's tinfoil time! (232 comments)

I know of several people who were dismissed as tinfoil hatters prior to the Snowden revelations.

I strongly suspect that those people can still be safely dismissed as tinfoil hat wearers. When you spit out a hundred different conspiracy theories every day, one of them is bound to be right eventually. That's the magic of probability and large numbers.

about three weeks ago
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Entire South Korean Space Programme Shuts Down As Sole Astronaut Quits

c6gunner Re:begs FFS (186 comments)

The only inevitability is that the term "begs the question" is now and will remain ambiguous.

Everything is ambiguous if you're ignorant. Why does that matter? Should I stop using words with more than three syllables just because someone might misunderstand them?

The phrase "begs the question" is never ambiguous to an educated individual who actually looks at the context in which it's employed. It's only ambiguous to those who either don't understand it's original meaning, or don't bother paying attention to the discussion.

about three weeks ago
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Idiot Leaves Driver's Seat In Self-Driving Infiniti, On the Highway

c6gunner Re:Huh? (406 comments)

Good point with liability, and I'd have to say liability for autonomous driving systems *should* be 100% on the manufacturer.

That could be workable, with a few stipulations:

1. The car costs significantly more to cover that liability.
2. The "driver" is no longer legally required to have insurance, since the risk is assumed by the computer/manufacturer.

I'd be willing to pay more for the car if I didn't have to pay for insurance, sine the balance should work out in my favour over time. But if you expect the car company to pay for the accidents, AND you want me to buy insurance ... that's just a non-starter.

about three weeks ago
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Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

c6gunner Re:Are the *sure* they got the right guy? (790 comments)

You just made that up.

Um, no ... it's just that you're responding to something you imagined, rather tan something I wrote.

Federal law prohibits ... blah blah blah

I'm aware of what "federal law prohibits". Read my comment again, please. I didn't say "receiving kiddie porn isn't at all illegal anywhere in the world", I said "you're not going to jail just for receiving e-mail". There are all sorts of stupid laws on the books which never get enforced.

In any event, my comment wasn't about stupidly written American laws; it was about his mistaken belief that his level of risk is significantly elevated by receiving emails intended for other people.

about a month ago
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Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

c6gunner Re:Are the *sure* they got the right guy? (790 comments)

Gmail allows for dot address matching. This is a *huge* problem that has never been addressed.

It hasn't been addressed because there is no such problem. All of the incidents described in the link you provided, as well as your own experience, seem to be explained by user stupidity. No need to invent some mysterious google-bug in order to explain it.

I had a similar experience; some idiot used my google email address, with a dot in the middle (no dot in mine), as his recovery e-mail for a bunch of his other accounts. So I kept getting periodic emails letting me know when he's signed in from a new location. Confused the shit out of me at first. After I contacted him to let him know about it, it turned out he was misspelling his own e-mail address.

When the choice is between user stupidity and a systemic problem, always pick user stupidity.

Stories like this scare the shit out of me because, at any time, if one of those people I happen to receive email for suddenly decides to go into full-creep mode, I could be put in prison for a very, very long time.

Nonsense. If this were true, any pissed off person who knows your e-mail address could get your arrested by spamming you with kiddie-porn from an anonymous e-mail provider. You're not going to go to jail just for receiving e-mail.

about a month ago
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In France, Most Comments on Gaza Conflict Yanked From Mainstream News Sites

c6gunner Re:maybe (512 comments)

You may have done the right thing for the wrong reason, but apology accepted.

about a month ago
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In France, Most Comments on Gaza Conflict Yanked From Mainstream News Sites

c6gunner Re:Eisenhower was right (512 comments)

When you have a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail.

When you're surrounded by nails, and standing around holding a hammer, people will wonder why you're not hammering. As long as you're not Jewish. In that case they'll try to convince you that you're surrounded by petunias and daffodils.

about a month ago
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In France, Most Comments on Gaza Conflict Yanked From Mainstream News Sites

c6gunner Re:maybe (512 comments)

They aren't part of Israel (so the inhabitants don't get any rights as citizens) and they aren't allowed to become a separate state (if they try they get bombed and 'settled' some more).

The problem seems to be that every time Palestine gets some degree of freedom, it results in more rockets and shells falling on Israel. Not exactly an encouraging trend if you're considering giving them more freedom.

It might also help if the government of Palestine didn't have "destroy those Jews over there whom we won't even call Israel because we don't recognize the existence of such a state" as a major part of it's official policy.

about a month ago
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In France, Most Comments on Gaza Conflict Yanked From Mainstream News Sites

c6gunner Re:maybe (512 comments)

It is quite similar to what the Nazis wanted to do. Not the Holocaust, but Lebensraum - they wanted to remove the 'inferior' Slavs from the land they wanted to occupy. Just like what Israel is trying to do now to the Palestinians

You really have to be a complete fucking idiot to say something that ignorant. Yeah, Israel wants the "inferiors" gone so badly that they let them immigrate, give them citizenship, and let them hold elected office. They provide them with more rights in Israel than they would enjoy in Muslim-run countries. Meanwhile they continue to endure constant attacks while providing electricity, fuel, food, and medical help for the population which is attacking them.

Seriously, you're either mentally handicapped or you're intentionally lying. There's no halfway point here.

about a month ago
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In France, Most Comments on Gaza Conflict Yanked From Mainstream News Sites

c6gunner Re:maybe (512 comments)

Didn't your mother teach you that two wrongs don't make a right?

If you're basing foreign policy on things you learned from your mother, you're doing it wrong.

I disagree with Hamas methods and I do not in any way support them. But I disagree with Israel's methods as well. Hamas hiding weapons in a school does not justify shelling that school when it is full of children.

Yes, it absolutely does. Israel makes every reasonable effort to avoid hitting civilians, but when Hamas encourages people to sit on top of known targets it's completely fucking impossible to avoid killing them. The South Park Movie has a satirical bit where the US Military uses a tactic called "Operation Hide Behind The Darkies", which involves having their white soldiers hide behind all the black troops. They also tie black soldiers to their tanks and airplanes. Humorous at the time, but that's essentially what Hamas is now doing in Palestine, except with women and children.

"You can't blow up our rocket launcher, look at all the kids we duct-taped to it!"

And people like you just lap it up.

about a month ago
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One Trillion Bq Released By Nuclear Debris Removal At Fukushima So Far

c6gunner Re:One trillion becquerels (190 comments)

So, you are claiming 3 Hydrogen explosions at Fukushima, one nearly avoided Hydrogen explosion at TMI and one steam explosion at Chernobyl are not "Boom".

Oh noes. Teh hydrogen blowded up. Quelle horreur. We better go back to using oil and natural gas.

Oh ... wait ...

about a month ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

c6gunner Re:Occams Scalpel (962 comments)

There is a disparity here that we need to take into account.

You haven't demonstrated a disparity. Assault is assault regardless of whether some guy thinks it should be taken seriously or not.

It's also easier to sexually assault a woman with a grab, as grabbing her boobs counts and grabbing my chest doesn't.

Why?

about a month ago

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