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Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access?

dave420 Re: Government Intervention (445 comments)

So all those US cities with joke internet options are what, exactly? Your logic isn't just wrong, it doesn't even exist!

5 hours ago
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The Gap Between What The Public Thinks And What Scientists Know

dave420 Re:How's the weather? (387 comments)

It's not 23% of your income. It's under 0.05% of the GDP. You do realise that you eat food, right? You do realise that climate change will drastically affect our agriculture industries, reducing crop production and moving suitable ground away from the people who are capable of farming it (and that's the best-case scenario - the worst case is the climate suitable for raising the crops we need will be in places which have the worst soil for it).

Your ignorance is staggering, and the fact you seem happy with it is bewildering. You deserve the future you get.

6 hours ago
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The Gap Between What The Public Thinks And What Scientists Know

dave420 Re:Gender and sex (387 comments)

Mommy issues? Is that your problem? Or were you laughed at by some women? There has to be something to make someone so hell-bent on kicking up a stink about acting like a decent human being...

6 hours ago
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The Gap Between What The Public Thinks And What Scientists Know

dave420 Re:whose payroll is the scientist on? It matters (387 comments)

Who pays for the study doesn't matter. The methodology matters. Like that guy hired by the Koch brothers to show AGW doesn't exist, and ended up finding quite the opposite.

You can try to find excuses for all the research which says your held beliefs are wrong, but if the evidence says they're wrong, they're wrong. Get over yourself.

6 hours ago
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Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States

dave420 Re:For all of you USA haters out there: (361 comments)

It doesn't have to be done over the entire country at once - a card can have a mag stripe and a chip at the same time. So why haven't the changes been made state-by-state? Your excuses are incredibly weak.

12 hours ago
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Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States

dave420 Re:For all of you USA haters out there: (361 comments)

Aww! So cute! Size has nothing to do with it - Europe is larger than the US, contains more people, and contains many places with a far greater quality of life. Hint: money is no measure of quality of life. You'd know that if you read.

yesterday
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Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States

dave420 Re:For all of you USA haters out there: (361 comments)

Keep telling yourself that and see just how long your decrepit infrastructure lasts. Every single country has legacy systems, so clearly that is not an excuse. That only makes sense if you truly believe the US is some wonderland of technology the rest of the world has only recently adopted, which is such an absurd notion it defies belief someone can actually hold it in the 21st century, when information which dispels said notion in seconds is available at the click of a mouse button.

You're not special.

yesterday
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Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States

dave420 Re:Praise the non-violent (361 comments)

That problem is in your head. The rest of us folks simply understand that they're describing the method.

yesterday
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Adobe's Latest Zero-Day Exploit Repurposed, Targeting Adult Websites

dave420 Re:Well I guess it's a good thing... (201 comments)

It is costing them resources to serve up content you obviously want to see (hence you being there in the first place), yet you can't see that? I think the problem here lies more in your brain than in the advertising of the sites you visit. If the advertising offends you so much, don't visit their site. That simple.

yesterday
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Adobe's Latest Zero-Day Exploit Repurposed, Targeting Adult Websites

dave420 Re:Well I guess it's a good thing... (201 comments)

Don't try bringing logic to this party. He wants the content he values for free, and doesn't care that his attitude (if extended to everyone else) will cause that content to simply disappear, or become so diluted it won't be worth reading. He simply doesn't get that. No amount of eloquence can convince him of his rampant, selfish asshattery.

yesterday
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Adobe's Latest Zero-Day Exploit Repurposed, Targeting Adult Websites

dave420 Re:Ask yourselves these questions... apk (201 comments)

And HOSTS files can't block inlined advertising (of which your spamvertising posts are a great example), whereas adblockers can do that effortlessly.

Go get some help. You need it. I await your replies where you pretend to be a whole different bunch of people all agreeing that I'm some sort of messed up lunatic. Maybe you'll link to some of my comments and you and your made-up friends will judge me on them? I can't wait!

yesterday
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Justice Department: Default Encryption Has Created a 'Zone of Lawlessness'

dave420 Re:Sucks to be law enforcement in a Republic (421 comments)

You seem awfully confused. A monarchy might be constitutional (as in the UK now), or a dictatorship (as was in the UK ages ago). A republic might be a dictatorship, or it might be a democracy. Using "republic" to talk about a system of government is pointless, as it has absolutely nothing to do with anything. The UK, for example, is a monarchy, yet the power comes from the people - the Queen is merely a figurehead, and can make no laws. The British police seem to be doing a far better job of protecting the people than the US's police do, so your argument seems entirely false, and based on nothing but wishful thinking and ignorance.

If you want to bang on about things and use these words, it might help to know what they actually mean, so you don't look really foolish in the process.

yesterday
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Justice Department: Default Encryption Has Created a 'Zone of Lawlessness'

dave420 Re:Fifth amendment zone of lawlessness (421 comments)

The vast majority of the cameras in the UK are privately-owned, and governed by strict data protection laws. Just saying.

yesterday
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Justice Department: Default Encryption Has Created a 'Zone of Lawlessness'

dave420 Re:When everyone is guilty... (421 comments)

Just ask Chareth Cutestory. He studied maritime law for years.

You're a crook, Captain Hook. Judge, won't you throw the book at the pirate.

yesterday
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Facebook Censoring Images of the Prophet Muhammad In Turkey

dave420 Re:How it makes them feel (227 comments)

It's not the viewing of the picture which is offensive, but the making of the picture. Distributing it is rubbing salt in the wounds, and makes the difference between a secret, private image of Muhammad (which were quite common in Islam), and a public spectacle. The secret, private images were tolerated because the owners would know that the image was not being worshipped or being used to degrade Muhammad. When it's public and all over the place, that security is lost.

It's just a respect thing - when a religion has been pushed into the corner by the meddling of other countries, often with no regard to their sensibilities, they will fight tooth and nail to secure that which is the most important thing to them. We've seen this with other religions and cultures, too, so it's not just an Islam thing.

If someone respects the hell out of something I'll not go out of my way to show how free I am to disrespect it, or show how much I dislike people being offended by disrespect, by disrespecting it - "told you so" is not productive. That's just me, though.

2 days ago
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Engineers Develop 'Ultrarope' For World's Highest Elevator

dave420 Re:Have you noticed that all of these tall buildin (247 comments)

There you go again - any opportunity for you to throw in some casual xenophobia in a completely unrelated article, and you jump at the chance, showing us just how scared and little you are.

Your intelligence is about as high as your morals.

2 days ago
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Gamma-ray Bursts May Explain Fermi's Paradox

dave420 Re: Not really. (236 comments)

The Skylon project is aiming to reduce the price to ~$1000 per kilo (to begin with), and then further reduce that through the life of the project. They've made some amazing progress, and they don't need to use nuclear fuel (just hydrogen), which means there's less for anyone to complain about. Couple that with being entirely reusable (and possibly capable of flying a second mission within 2 days), and it looks simply genius.

2 days ago
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"Mammoth Snow Storm" Underwhelms

dave420 Re:What are you talking about? (394 comments)

Some work exceptionally well. You'd know that if you'd bother to actually read the real research, instead of simply plugging your brain into a site whose attitude gels with your own, and letting them think for you.

2 days ago
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YouTube Ditches Flash For HTML5 Video By Default

dave420 Re:Finaly. (224 comments)

You really don't understand how the web works, do you? You are saying that everyone needs to write and maintain an app for each and every OS out there, instead of having an interface which they can support, which in turn is supported by each and every OS. You are calling for the web to return to the incredibly-limited mid-90s. "How it should be" for you is not how the rest of the world wants it.

2 days ago

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