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Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

coastwalker Re:Obvious Reason (550 comments)

I wondered why the thing is littered with ten year old bad tempered exhortations to replace everything on the site with something better.

I might start taking the advice of the educational establishment and stop using it

2 days ago
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Brown Dwarf With Water Clouds Tentatively Detected Just 7 Light-Years From Earth

coastwalker Re:Occam's razor. (85 comments)

Posters do not have to pander to idiots just to be civil. There is nothing wrong with a bit of boisterous prose.

The associated subject of the impossibility of human interstellar travel is another one that people never admit

Mind you it is a bit dull realizing that the human race is stuck in this solar system forever, never mind just for now.

2 days ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

coastwalker Re:The US slides back to the caves (519 comments)

Joking aside, there are evil nutjob politicians everywhere, in Europe it is mostly politicians using racism to further their cause, taking advantage of stupid thick people who want someone to hate and blame for their misfortunes.

However the US is the only first world place I know which is a declining civilization with religion actually trying to roll back the enlightenment.

I guess it keeps the trailer trash quiet

2 days ago
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Google Will Give a Search Edge To Websites That Use Encryption

coastwalker Re: Great step! (148 comments)

I have noticed that google is becoming less and less useful as a search tool as any enquirey leads to pages upon pages of virtual companies selling things.

about three weeks ago
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City of London Police Take Down Proxy Service Over Piracy Concerns

coastwalker Re:Not a private police force. (133 comments)

Since when did arguing about Wikipedia postings replace discussion about the behavior of an organization that appears to be knocking censorship evasion proxies offline?

about three weeks ago
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European Rosetta Space Craft About To Rendezvous With Comet

coastwalker Science presentations 11:00 UTC (62 comments)

The live broadcast has been fairly interesting so far, they actually allowed a scientist pointing at a water spectrum graph to be broadcast. This is almost like being back in the 70's when they treated the audience as if they had done high school and were actually interested.

I do hope they put some of this up on Youtube

about three weeks ago
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Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'

coastwalker Re:i'm glad to work for free (418 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 month ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

coastwalker Re:Local testing works? (778 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 month ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

coastwalker Re:Local testing works? (778 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 month 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 a month and a half 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 months ago

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