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Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'

coastwalker Re:i'm glad to work for free (394 comments)

None of the content I watch on YouTube is paid for by advertising.

YouTube is just a file sharing site for a lot of users.

There are hundreds of university lectures on line, they haven't been paid for by advertising.

about a week ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

coastwalker Re:Local testing works? (777 comments)

It may be a fallacy in your mind. But it does beg the question why such a huge number of poor people are in prison camp USA.

Increases in wealth in America have largely gone to the 1% since the 1970's rather than the poor or middle class. Basically the USA has reinvented feudalism.

about a week ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

coastwalker Re:Local testing works? (777 comments)

You mean you run your economy on illegal cheap foreign labour and because criminal money is just as good as real money to you Americans you think its would be a good idea to stop providing welfare to the human beings you threw down the toilet in your own country because you displaced them with foreign slaves..

And you wonder why Putin is able to get worldwide support for his immensely successful propaganda?

He seems no worse than the US.

about a week ago
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Pseudonyms Now Allowed On Google+

coastwalker Re:Youtube Comments (238 comments)

The information on the web is steadily disappearing behind shit UI designs. So many information sites of one kind or another have gone all flash, all icons, all pictures, all randomly spread over the page like vomit and repeated at random intervals in random blocks of "stuff you must see".

Fortunately slidy tiles will be out of fashion eventually and we can all laugh at the people who think they are cool as we should be doing now.

about two weeks ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

coastwalker Re:Actually makes good sense (702 comments)

Oh you are so super capable. I expect you could even laugh off a colostomy bag

about three weeks ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

coastwalker Re:Oh, absolutely .... (702 comments)

Actually it might have something to do with American culture which is actually heavily class ridden and treats those lower down like crap.

So give one of the underlings a uniform and the power and of course they enjoy torturing passengers, because those passengers are from the class that treats them badly in real life.

You reap what you sow

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Fallout, Facts and Frenzy

coastwalker Re:Never meant to upset? (160 comments)

Facebook has done us all a favor by waking up the dumb consumer to the consequences of the idea that information wants to be free - and therefore its alright to waive all personal rights on the internet.

about three weeks ago
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Kids With Operators Manual Alert Bank Officials: "We Hacked Your ATM"

coastwalker Too dangerous to keep digitally now? (378 comments)

Does anyone else think that its getting too dangerous to keep some information in a digital form? Is some information destined to forever be kept in a printed form?

about a month and a half ago
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Life Sentences For Serious Cyberattacks Proposed In Britain

coastwalker Re:Life Sentences! (216 comments)

You dont count, its only crimes against the State that attract special attention. Nothing like as bad as China but with stuff like this we are equally capable of creating bad law.

about 2 months ago
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Life Sentences For Serious Cyberattacks Proposed In Britain

coastwalker Re:Why not the death sentence while You're at it? (216 comments)

Typical posturing crap from politicians. No doubt teenagers will be sent to prison for life for discovering security vulnerabilities. Having said that the morons known as the general population put up with this shit so lets concentrate on saving the children from terrorists and pedos by turning off the internet. When they have safely grown up we can pay them benefits cheques instead of a job or put them in prison for the rest of their lives sewing mail bags. Lets get our priorities right eh.

Civilisation is collapsing all around us and being replaced with a gulag.

about 2 months ago
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UK May Kill the EU's Net Neutrality Law

coastwalker Re:Why are they in the EU again? (341 comments)

There is a saying that one shouldn't throw out the baby with the bathwater.

We joined an economic community which has since morphed into an unaccountable political superstate. The political superstate has done nothing useful except start a war in Ukraine which proves that the size of the European Union provides no protection against blindly following American instructions.

Give us free trade and let us write our own law and the EU is just fine.

about 2 months ago
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UK May Kill the EU's Net Neutrality Law

coastwalker Re:Of course this was going to happen (341 comments)

Winning an election is far more important than good policy. Democracy is at its most flawed at this point in the electoral cycle. Expect bad decisions and bad legislation for the next year.

Cant say I am enthused with either the "Nannying and high taxes of the socialist nightmare" or the "Law and Order, free market gravy train for the few" that will be the choice at the election either. Not a lot to choose from, a plague on both their houses.

UKIP are a nationalist party with no policies except xenophobia and whatever the civil servants tell them to do. They are likely to get a lot of votes, maybe even a very large number of votes because people are frustrated by the political establishment.

People will vote for whoever has the most attractive bribe.

about 2 months ago
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UK May Kill the EU's Net Neutrality Law

coastwalker Re:UK EU more problems than solutions? (341 comments)

We already have zero hour contracts and more part time workers than fully employed so yes, the EU probably prevents us from replacing them with slave prison labor.

about 2 months ago
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UK May Kill the EU's Net Neutrality Law

coastwalker Re:Poms are weak arseholes (341 comments)

I am one and I agree. We have Chav politics for Chav people.

The place is run by the tabloid press and whatever the latest Witch hunt happens to be. It suits the wealthy for the plebs to be at each others throats demanding jack boots on their own freedom. Bread and circuses.

You couldn't make it up - Foaming mob demanding the death of Pediatricians force Government to disconnect the internet and replace it with Disney, Netflix and Sesame Street.

Having said that, the enlightened Australian equivalent has already installed their own great firewall of China "The web filter will also block access to websites about politically sensitive issues which have changing criminality statuses e.g., euthanasia and abortion".

Enjoy your totalitarian prison convict.

about 2 months ago
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Climate Journal Publishes Referees' Report In Response To "Witch-Hunt" Claims

coastwalker Re:Tabloids? (330 comments)

Just because its posh propaganda doesnt mean it isnt propaganda. The Torygraph so nicknamed because of its history of right wing editorial has always been the subject of derision for its political bias. In that respect it is the same as a tabloid in that it tells its readers what to think.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Reportedly Buying Beats Electronics For $3.2 Billion

coastwalker Re:3.2 B (198 comments)

yeah, bring back the small black patches you attach to your equipment to make it sound better, and oxygen free cables that only work in one direction.

The Dre stuff is about a lifestyle, a lifestyle that does not include musical appreciation it seems from the shit reproduction quality of the headphones. They look quite nice though.

Reminds me of when ghetto blasters changed from portable boxes that could play music to funfair theme ride decorated light boxes, funny as heck.

Keeps the youth entertained though and boy have they got purchasing power these days. Bored suburban youths love aping the product that Dre and similar market to them. Disaffected poor people are just what rich suburban youth want to pretend they are. Its hilariously funny. I am sure Mr Dre works very hard providing his fans with the product they want and richly deserves his 3 billion payout from Apple.

Apple though are dorks and will never pull off keeping this brand surely. It would be like replacing the interface paradigm that has worked for the last thirty years with one that suits third world farmers on low resolution cheap phones. Oh a big tech company already did that.

Maybe your next Apple product will randomly invite the entire population of earth to your house for a party. All television channels from now on will be devoted to watching the resulting carnage. It will be great!

about 3 months ago
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London Police To Wear Video Cameras In Pilot Project

coastwalker Re:Can't turn them off? (152 comments)

Ideal for entrapping the stupid public who have no idea which sentence they utter will prove beyond all doubt that they have broken the law when later selectively played back.

This is going to make a lot of innocent people guilty, so its not as wonderful as it sounds.

People just have no idea how their words will be used against them. Never, ever, speak to the police if you can avoid it.

about 3 months ago
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RightsCorp To Bring Its Controversial Copyright Protection Tactics To Europe

coastwalker Re:RightsCorp (196 comments)

From your super articulate post I am sure you don't have any trouble making your way in life. Have you ever considered what happens to people who are not as smart as you? (And why we spend a fortune to keep them in prison?)

about 3 months ago
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RightsCorp To Bring Its Controversial Copyright Protection Tactics To Europe

coastwalker Re:RightsCorp (196 comments)

Hey, if your lifestyle is only achievable if society uses slave labor then maybe you don't earn enough money yourself.

There is enough wealth around to pay a minimum wage and yes it does come from somewhere, its achieved by wealth re-distribution and works in most civilized countries, including the USA. But we could improve the minimum wage into a living wage without our economy crashing. After all the profits that would probably pay the living wage now just go towards the one percents increasing raft of wealth instead of being spent in the economy.

There are only two constants in life, death and taxation. Ask any civilization whether it be run by pirates, kings, governments or snow white and the Severn dwarfs.

about 3 months ago
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US Government To Study Bitcoin As Possible Terrorist Threat

coastwalker Re:Your tax dollars hard at work (210 comments)

Your view is not congruent with mine. Banking staff just increase their annual bonus following the sophisticated application of the Banks way of doing business - Basically take sweets from babies, steal, kill and burn to death anything in the way of increasing the takings and ones own three times annual salary bonus.

So no, its pointless trying to send people to jail for following the rules of the game.

The problem is that the regulators are basically working for the banks, as are academics, as are media commentators. So no surprise that they all got together and shafted main-street.

Sending Bankers to Jail is pointless until the regulators actually regulate instead of taking home bribes.

The fact that the bankers knew they were screwing, and indeed still are screwing the rest of us we will leave for their consciences to deal with.

The real blame lies with the Politicians who would rather surf the wave of the boom whilst they are in power rather than take any long term action to prevent the inevitable crash. After all boom and bust is good for the economy, its just a bit hard on all the people it fucks. Lets hope that this incompetent handling of the economy doesn't ever fuck you, as you seem quite happy for it to continue. After all you believe that the free market will be perfectly fair and will operate just like the theoretical model of a free market that seems intellectually fair and optimally successful. There is no such thing as a free market, its either run by the government regulator, the mafia, a powerful entity overseas or the local criminal who has invented their own tax on you.

about 3 months ago

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