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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

davydagger East Germany... (612 comments)

The study basicly looked at East Germany, of all socialist states, not suprising, being that its slightly anti-communist bias of "The Economist".

Communism was never supported by the population of East Germany, and was only held in place by force, and under dirrection of the Soviet Union. The Russians, really hated the germans, and saw East Germany as nothing more than speed bump to slow NATO advances.

It had the world's biggest secret police, which should also tell you something about the popularity of the state. 10 times as big as the gestapo it replaced.

about a week ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

davydagger Re:He cant or wont? (382 comments)

>Or if you go way too far overboard, you might have a cabinet revolt to pick another party leader (and by extension prime minister).

in the USA, the president picks his cabinet, and they are basicly his apointees. Party leadership has no direct control over a sitting politician, but can only exert influence financially or with brand name support durring elections.

about two weeks ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

davydagger Re:He cant or wont? (382 comments)

and regulating interstate commerce is the power of congress. unilateral action by the president here, would be....foolish.

It would be outside of the bounds of the presidents power.

about two weeks ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

davydagger Re:He cant or wont? (382 comments)

your making a false dichotomy out of the two like there is any real diffrence.

about two weeks ago
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Google's Project Zero Aims To Find Exploits Before Attackers Do

davydagger Re:Code name "Only our back doors" (62 comments)

or even some random hacker/script kiddie.

security is not a binary, more security == better.

Also, the less backdoors exist, the more aparant the ones that do exist are.

If you eliminate all other backdoors except the NSA's, you can be more certain the backdoors that do exist actually belong to the NSA, and the more a single entity relies on a single backdoor is the more likely it will be discovered/found/patched/made irrelivant/worked around.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

davydagger Re:Goodbye foreign markets (749 comments)

>c) Those foreign countries refuse to obey US court orders

those countries are squarely on a list of countries that are considered either "non-democratic", or state sponsers of "terrorism".

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

davydagger Re:Maybe, maybe not. (749 comments)

but the NZ swat teams can seize Kim Dotcom's property without a warrant, pre-trial, at behest of the FBI.

However, we can't do this for bankers, or even media backed celebrities(think Roman Polanski).

Unlike Polanski, Kim Dotcom never raped anyone.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

davydagger Re:Maybe, maybe not. (749 comments)

lets be honest here, thats not likely to happen anytime soon. So its really another big whatif

about two weeks ago
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Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek To Control the Internet

davydagger Re:If... (117 comments)

>There are a class or group of people, however you want to define them, that think no matter what the US does, says, hears, thinks, or anything, they are evil. It has nothing to do with critiques or anything but a resentment for what they think has already happened (and it may have happened too).

I won't doubt that these people actually exist, but recently we've seen "HURR AMURIKKKA" comments used to describe very real concerns people have about what snowden, manning, et all have discovered, and are simply re-itterating what they've read in linked mainstream newspapers with some shock and disgust as anyone who values living in a free society should.

As for English intellegence, anything they do is considered very relivant to the USA because they are part of the five eyes partnership.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Eyes

about two weeks ago
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Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek To Control the Internet

davydagger Re:If... (117 comments)

I love how any critique of the American government, no matter how intellectual, or how much hard evidence exists, somehow gets retorted with "HURR EVAL AMURIKKKA", like there is some underlying conspiracy theory against America outside a reaction to facts at hand.

about two weeks ago
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Public To Vote On Names For Exoplanets

davydagger Poitot (127 comments)

Campaign to have a star named poitot.

upvote if you get it.

about two weeks ago
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Elite Group of Researchers Rule Scientific Publishing

davydagger Re:Just an opinion... (123 comments)

except its also come out that fraud is rampant, and its well known within the scentific community, that scientists with really long lists of "achievements" are most likely fakers who took shortcuts, or used bad methodology in order to further their career.

>You know, like smart and dedicated workers earning larger salaries.

this is a myth. intellegence and dedication never earned anyone a larger salary. finding a position that pays more does.

speaking of research scentists, did you know they make next to nothing, despite working really hard, and requiring intellegence that less that %1 of the population has?

making more money than they do are people who develop shitty CSS/HTML apps with limited use to humanity.

but your definition of productive only represents dollar figures, and not true economic productivity as by what most people need to survive, and what benefits the population as a whole.

about two weeks ago
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Use of Encryption Foiled the Cops a Record 9 Times In 2013

davydagger Re:I smell a rat. (115 comments)

still thinking far ahead.

most of the time its going to be stuff they either steal or copy, without letting you know who's taken it, and they are most likely not going to do anything to you to get the passwords/keys.

uncrackable encryption protects against this.

You can use rubber hose cryptography on one person. You can use rubber hose cryptography on a handful of people.

You cannot routinely beat people for information, with anything other than a fairly obvious hard police state that would make it impossible for most of America to ignore.

about two weeks ago
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Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

davydagger It'd be worth it if it did transcoding (502 comments)

If in addition to playing sound it had general purpose sound cards for audio proccessing and transcoding (lets say HW ogg, flac, opus, mp3, aac, etc..) exposed to the OS, it would be worth it.

Or mabey if it had a built in amplifier, with vaccuum tubes, or a XLR or 1/4 inch inputs/outputs you could jack it dirrectly into a guitar or amplifer.

about two weeks ago
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New Snowden Leak: of 160000 Intercepted Messages, Only 10% From Official Targets

davydagger Re:What haven't they lied about? (201 comments)

there is plenty of public outcry. You here it everywhere. In every bar, in every street corner, where there are *people*. From conservatives, to liberals, to anarchists, capitalists and socialists alike.

You won't here it on the TV, the radio, but you'll here lots of it in the printed press.

This is going to make glenn greenwald's career.

about three weeks ago
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New Snowden Leak: of 160000 Intercepted Messages, Only 10% From Official Targets

davydagger Re:What haven't they lied about? (201 comments)

I think that has more to do with how the voting system is set up, and less to do with collective ignorance.

Collective ignorance of the US population is yet more propaganda they tell us to accept their abuse of our neighbors.

We don't have a choice at the voting booth, because of systematic elimination, and exclusion of canidates that oppose the system, and systematic corruption of any that might get through.

the USA was never a democracy, and what little bits of democracy that exist in the system only date to the early 20th century (i.e. 17th amendment).

Our constitution, declaration of independence, early government, where *not* written by men of the people, crowd sourced, or in any way shape or form made by either democratic, nor popular movements. They were written by the pre-existing state governments as existed under the crown.

Not since the civil war, has anyone, anywhere, really, had any voice in opposing the system of government, and the federalists have cemented any opposition to federalism as support for the confederacy.

about three weeks ago
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New Snowden Leak: of 160000 Intercepted Messages, Only 10% From Official Targets

davydagger Re:Americans don't care (201 comments)

its probably the biggest dent thats been made post reagan.

You don't see it on the TV, but people are slowly starting to question everything.

The only people immune from this, are people who have *a lot* to loose if the government comes crashing down.

about three weeks ago
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NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"

davydagger Re:Yeah, right. (361 comments)

I think at this point if your not on a terrorist list, you ought to be ashamed of yourself.

about three weeks ago
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NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"

davydagger Re: Yeah, right. (361 comments)

you mean like catching rapists who broadcast their deeds online. I mean terrible, its some sort of violation of the bro code.

about three weeks ago

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iPhone users demand ethics from apple over manufacture

davydagger davydagger writes  |  more than 2 years ago

davydagger (2566757) writes "Apple iphone users demand that apple redress poor working conditions of workers who make their iPhone. Their demand is for an "ethical" iphone. Given apple's long running and long ignored ethical problems, along many lines, it'd almost be fair to suggest jumping ship. Of course this was long suggested, as there is not a single Apple product where there is no viable competition.(some would say BETTER even)."
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