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Google+ Account Suspended? You Won't Find Out Why

doston Re: Attention unemployed geeks! (341 comments)

Attention leftist free software hippies!

Hows that free Obamacare colonoscopy going?

Iran marching toward a nuclear weapon

Egypt and Libya handed over to the Islamists on a silver platter

45% increase in debt.

Regulatory policies strangling business

That perfect health care for all, casuing businesses to not hire and drop coverage to put more people on the dole.

Unemployment above 8%

GDP Growth below 2%

Changed his mind four times on that OBL kill, which was set up by the hardwork of Bush, Bush worked 8 strong, Obama got the save.

Domestic energy production hamstrung, while billions of tax dollars wasted on masturbatory green energy companies, run by his cronies.

A racist running the Justice Department.

Hundreds of Mexican citizens and a US law enforcement officer dead because of Obama/Holder's agenda on guns.

Photo ID laws being challenged because they interfered with typical Democrat voters, the Dead and Illegal Aliens.

Chrysler bondholders screwed out of their money so the UAW could receive a giant wad of cash in the illegal government takeover of the Auto industry.........

Yeah, he's a raving success.

Business isn't around to "hire", as every right winger I've ever met is so quick to point out, yet every time I hear one spouting tax cuts for business (so they'll hire) and less regulation (so they'll hire). It seems to me you right wing freaks should take your own advice. Business is there to make money. Corporate charters require that the CEO do everything in his power to increase profit at any cost. Externalize as much as possible. I don't know of anything in corporate bylaws that talks about hiring people, so you can stop trying to have it both ways. Once you take the regulations away, corporations will still not hire, but they'll be sure to externalize more cost! (dumping, spilling and general polluting, rip-offs, scams, false claims, fake ingredients, price fixing, monopolizing) Remember...oh wait, you're a right winger, so you don't read. Well, there is a REASON those REGULATIONS were put into place. Because your "self-correcting" "free-market" doesn't regulate itself, contrary to current popular corporate propaganda. We've been in a time of rampant capitalism before and it didn't go well. I'm not sure what makes you think it would go well this time. CEOs are still dying to externalize anything. Corporate bylaws and charters still call for profit at any cost. If anything, no regulation would be even more destructive now. So please tell me, who's going to clean up the messes corporations make? The tax payer? Yup. Yeah, that's capitalism.

In fact, corporate profits have been through the fucking ROOF for years. Where's the hiring? You stupid or what? So they sit on trillions now not hiring, but you think a few more billion in tax cuts and some savings my externalizing costs to the tax payer are going to help? Please explain how. What basically doing is giving your kid a billion dollars to buy a new car, but the kid won't buy the car, so you think maybe giving him another billion will prompt him to buy it. Guess what? The kid is smart and he's not going to buy another car unless he needs it. In fact, with no regulation to deal with, I'd expect even less employment and higher profit. So, you want less employment and higher profit for corporations and that's good for society in general how?

more than 2 years ago
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Google+ Account Suspended? You Won't Find Out Why

doston Re: Attention unemployed geeks! (341 comments)

Attention leftist free software hippies!

Hows that free Obamacare colonoscopy going?

Iran marching toward a nuclear weapon

Egypt and Libya handed over to the Islamists on a silver platter

45% increase in debt.

Regulatory policies strangling business

That perfect health care for all, casuing businesses to not hire and drop coverage to put more people on the dole.

Unemployment above 8%

GDP Growth below 2%

Changed his mind four times on that OBL kill, which was set up by the hardwork of Bush, Bush worked 8 strong, Obama got the save.

Domestic energy production hamstrung, while billions of tax dollars wasted on masturbatory green energy companies, run by his cronies.

A racist running the Justice Department.

Hundreds of Mexican citizens and a US law enforcement officer dead because of Obama/Holder's agenda on guns.

Photo ID laws being challenged because they interfered with typical Democrat voters, the Dead and Illegal Aliens.

Chrysler bondholders screwed out of their money so the UAW could receive a giant wad of cash in the illegal government takeover of the Auto industry.........

Yeah, he's a raving success.

Business isn't around to "hire", as every right winger I've ever met is so quick to point out, yet every time I hear one spouting tax cuts for business (so they'll hire) and less regulation (so they'll hire). It seems to me you right wing freaks should take your own advice. Business is there to make money. Corporate charters require that the CEO do everything in his power to increase profit at any cost. Externalize as much as possible. I don't know of anything in corporate bylaws that talks about hiring people, so you can stop trying to have it both ways. Once you take the regulations away, corporations will still not hire, but they'll be sure to externalize more cost! (dumping, spilling and general polluting, rip-offs, scams, false claims, fake ingredients, price fixing, monopolizing) Remember...oh wait, you're a right winger, so you don't read. Well, there is a REASON those REGULATIONS were put into place. Because your "self-correcting" "free-market" doesn't regulate itself, contrary to current popular corporate propaganda. We've been in a time of rampant capitalism before and it didn't go well. I'm not sure what makes you think it would go well this time. CEOs are still dying to externalize anything. Corporate bylaws and charters still call for profit at any cost. If anything, no regulation would be even more destructive now. So please tell me, who's going to clean up the messes corporations make? The tax payer? Yup. Yeah, that's capitalism.

more than 2 years ago
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400,000 American Homes Have Dumped Pay TV This Year

doston Re:I did... (333 comments)

same here, cut my consumption of crap tv at the same time great bonus.

Likewise here. It feels like the quality of my life has improved. Now that I am no longer bombarded with commercials I don't have the desire anymore to buy things ( unless I really need it).

So you're impulsive, undisciplined, and display follow-the-leader (sometimes derisively called "sheeplike") characteristics? Advertising can't work otherwise. That's why these master manipulators use beautiful women and cute children and fuzzy kittens in their propaganda, because getting an emotional response bypasses rational thought. That's where not being impulsive comes into play. They love to get you to buy things you don't really need by making you think you might need them, that's where discipline kicks in. They want your purchase to be their idea and not your own evaluation of your wants, needs, and budget, which is why being an individual is so important. I guess that sounds negative but the purpose of explaining this to you is so you can see just how ruthless and devious these people in marketing really are. These traits are not really your fault. The school system and the media and the government all find them useful to varying degrees and they all encourage these character defects. Becoming your own man or your own woman in a meaningful way that makes you resistant to manipulation/propaganda is difficult because at first the deck is stacked against you, but it is more than worthwhile. The other problem a lot of people have is that they're prideful and easily offended so they don't take criticism well, preferring to get mad at me for trying to tell them something like this rather than being grateful someone is actually telling them how it is. If that kind of outrage is so valuable to you that you'd rather continue to be impulsive, undisciplined, and easily led, well, that would be your option, but I hope you can do better than that. As you see I feel no need to sugarcoat everything to make it easier to hear because that's exactly the sort of thing a manipulator does so that'd be rather hypocritical of me.

To quote "How To Get Ahead in Advertising"'s John Bristol's commentary about the PR industry "If you breathe, it works on you". I think you're underestimating the PR industry's ability to get under the skin of even the least indoctrinated and well informed. Do you understand that with which you'd tinker? I'm gonna digress here...a lot, but whatever. Companies spend billions every year on PR and they're not just roping in the "sheeple". Read the Robb Report lately? Even the most educated and least indoctrinated are swayed, just in different ways and for different things. I can turn off my TV tomorrow, but I still socialize in the same circles. You think I'm gonna show up at a party not wearing something new from Barney's? Should I run around warning all my friends of the evils of capitalism; the system that's enriched them their whole lives? Maybe they'd all notice the huge problem you describe and relinquish it all in the name of wealth redistribution. I don't know what you're after, but there's a certain segment of the population...yeah you better hope they consume. You should think hard about the implications of what you'd have happen. If the top 20 % stop the indoctrination (it might happen) and stop consuming, society will literally collapse. It won't look anything like it does now. You should be prepared for that, talking the way you do. Is the Tea Party taking over your backup plan? Heard of late weimar germany? If that bunch takes over, you can welcome your new fascist overlords. So, unless you're politically active and joining the Occupy movement, you should be careful how passionately you argue your case. If the Occupy movement became strong, you might enjoy something with those values taking over, but any force could easily hijack that. This is when your despised PR industry REALLY kicks in. You think the Obama PR machine was big (It did win awards), wait until you see our new fascist overlord's ad buy. Just know that what you're talking about isn't just getting rid of PR and everything's great. This society is built on PR. In fact, democracy as you know it (ok it's not real democracy) absoultely depend on straight up propaganda. Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state. So get rid of PR and people's ability to be brainwashed, you had better be prepared with something better than the tea party, or you'll wish you'd kept cable.

more than 2 years ago
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Why is Wikipedia so Ugly?

doston Fuck "Growth". (2 comments)

It's great how it is. Leave it unadorned and what most would call "boring". Thank you.

more than 2 years ago
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Wiretap Requests From Federal and State Authorities Fell 14% In 2011

doston "Wiretap requests" (64 comments)

That hardly means wiretaps in general. For all I know, they're just emboldened to the point of not bothering with red tape. Where I worked (ex telecom engineer), the feds weren't obliged to present any special documents. The services I managed had a simple URL and a simple login/password where the government could login and look at customer data at any time.

more than 2 years ago
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Bonobos Join Chimps As Closest Human Relatives

doston Re:Not that similar (259 comments)

As I understand it, a typical Bonobo makes the horniest human look like a monk. They fuck practically their entire waking lives. They have almost no sexual taboos -- a female won't have sex with her offspring, but that's about it. A human who wanders into their camps will be propositioned immediately and often..

I often wonder if the lack of knowledge about them (it's not so long since researchers stopped calling them "pygmy chimps" and started regarding them as a separate species) comes from sheer embarrassment.

Jane Goodall enjoys a good visit weekends.

more than 2 years ago
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Employees Admit They'd Walk Out With Stolen Data If Fired

doston Re:Employer could always be nice (380 comments)

It depends. I know of one company who was informed by their competition that a fired employee was trying to, uh, promote themselves by explaining what data he had available for them. The reason they did this was because otherwise they would risk HUGE settlement costs after wards. Just not worth the risk.

Thank you for a great example of an extenuating circumstance.

more than 2 years ago
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Bonobos Join Chimps As Closest Human Relatives

doston No real surprise here (259 comments)

Always figured they were closely related to man, considering how endlessly horny they are.

more than 2 years ago
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Employees Admit They'd Walk Out With Stolen Data If Fired

doston Re:Employer could always be nice (380 comments)

Your actions will get around to other companies.

FTFY

Not necessarily. A lot of companies are too concerned about lawsuits to say anything other than job title and start/end dates. They blacklist you at their company, of course, but there's not a lot of interest in informing other companies; just risk with no real upside, prudent policy generally shun references.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Granted Broad Patent On Wedge-Shaped Laptops

doston Re:Endless Apple Patent Discussions (326 comments)

Uhm, that sounds like a flawed argument. Because this discussion touches on the work of computer scientists as well. Can't they have a say when their work is being affected by derailed legislation?

It is like saying to environmental activists: sorry but you have no degree in nuclear physics, so please shut up.

PS: What I do agree on, is that slashdot seems to endlessly keep its focus on the validity of patents, instead of looking for solutions, and finding a road to get to that solution. But that would require social engineering, which is too boring, I guess.

I understand what you're saying, but I think your argument breaks down on a technicality. This article is more about the ramifications of a specific patent, before a lawsuit is filed or a laptop actually stopped at customs (like the recent, unfortunate HTC problems). Your 'environmental activists' analogy doesn't quite work here.. To my mind, this is more like if the environmental activists were scrutinizing specific scientific research papers or deciding their merit based on how the studies were performed. Not qualified. It's a lawyer's job to actually forecast whether a specific patent is going to trigger lawsuits or cause industry to alter its course. That's what people's comments have centered around.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Granted Broad Patent On Wedge-Shaped Laptops

doston Endless Apple Patent Discussions (326 comments)

Hardly anybody on here can even discuss this story from anything but a lay perspective. This isn't a technology story, it's a story better discussed on lawyers.com. I hate when people complain about what stories get voted on, but I just don't think many on here are qualified to discuss this intelligently, so in the end, a lot of otherwise smart people end up sounding like twits. You know, like when your mother explains what you do as "computer stuff"...that's how you all sound discussing intellectual property. This patent seems routine and meaningless, but I'm not an intellectual property attorney, I'm an engineer, Jim, so who knows.

more than 2 years ago
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What Should We Do About Wikipedia's Porn Problem?

doston Re:Look, this is stupid (544 comments)

The most shocking thing about this article, to me, is the number of people who think it's quite OK for children to view porn.

That's because a 5 year old won't know what he's looking at anyway and you'll never a stop 14 year old viewing it in your wildest fascist dreams, so what do you recommend? Shut the internet down to "protect the children"? Censor everything? Forget it. How about watch your fucking kids closer? Do you expect others to want to protect your children? Watch out for your own seems a simpler solution. If nobody cares enough to watch out for them, they've got bigger problems coming than seeing online porn.

more than 2 years ago
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Toddler's iPad Tantrum Gets Him Kicked Off Plane

doston How about some justice? (3 comments)

He had every right to be upset. I'd like to see Alan Dershowitz on the case. He deserves an ice cream for all he's endured.

more than 2 years ago
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What Should We Do About Wikipedia's Porn Problem?

doston Your kid's still going to beat off (544 comments)

And do you really want them looking at second rate porn, whether homo, hetero, bi or tranny? Kids need an education and do you really want to be the one to teach them? I learned how to beat off from porn, thank God. I certainly wouldn't want a lesson from a family member or dear friend. What if your kid is actually a huge tranny and needs to learn how to cross dress? Wouldn't you rather Wikipedia show him how to was his bikini line? Think of Wikipedia as that parent you were too repressed to be. Let Wikipedia or Youtube teach your daughter to lick the alphabet on her girlfriend's birthday. She's going to do it in college anyway.

more than 2 years ago
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Venezuela Bans the Commercial Sale of Firearms and Ammunition

doston Re:So.... (828 comments)

The stat, which is a Brady creation...

Yeah, that crazy Brady...upset his head was partially blown off. I can't imagine why he'd want tougher gun laws.

more than 2 years ago
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What Should We Do About Wikipedia's Porn Problem?

doston Re:Look, this is stupid (544 comments)

Would you rather my dad teach me? Would you like to teach your kid to whack off, have him learn from a friend (real close and personal like), or would you like him to learn how to wank it from the comfort of his own bed. The results you have there aren't exactly blatino on white interracial gang bang double penetration videos.

more than 2 years ago
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What Should We Do About Wikipedia's Porn Problem?

doston Re:Look, this is stupid (544 comments)

It's obviously not perfect but it can be helpful to have SOMETHING between the kids and the pr0n. Policing your kids isn't bulletproof either, you simply can't do it all the time without chaining them in the basement. I don't see how a somewhat helpful optional filter is problematic given that it seems pretty easy to implement and there's probably people willing to donate to it if they went that route. If you had kids you would probably see the difference between "young kids seeing sex" and "young kids seeing mutilation, simulated rape," etc. etc.

Show me ONE link ONE photo of any of those things in Wikipedia. Just one. So far, I've seen an 18th century artistic representation of missionary style sex. That's called art. Yeah, I have a problem with your precious "filtering" software, when no problem exists. Also, please explain the difference between "filtering" and censorship. It's the same thing.

more than 2 years ago
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What Should We Do About Wikipedia's Porn Problem?

doston Re:Not a problem (544 comments)

Good or bad. If people are spamming the site with it, it is still a nuisance.

A nuisance for whom? I'm on wiki several times per day and have never run across it. I wasn't on Wikipedia searching for interracial gang bang with double penetration. I guess if the kids decide to search for "massive black cock". they might find it. Well, let me see. I'll do a wiki search for that and see what comes up. OK here's the result. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahma_(chicken) What a scandal.

more than 2 years ago
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What Should We Do About Wikipedia's Porn Problem?

doston Re:Not a problem (544 comments)

Um, what? A lot of porn involves violence, in case you didn't know.

"A lot". Got statistics on that? What part is violent? The multiple interracial gang bangs, or hard nipple tweaking? Is that violence? Is a huge cock stuffed into a small Asian woman too violent? Should legislate a ban on double anal? After all, it looks terribly uncomfortable...violent even. I guess we'd also have to define what "violent" in porn actually is. Is it all just violent because it's not on the wedding night and missionary position? Maybe we should ban sex outside marriage. This should definitely be legislated and there should be a massive witch hunt on Wiki, too.

more than 2 years ago

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Respected US Swim Coach John Leonard Suggest China Using Genetic Manipulation

doston doston writes  |  more than 2 years ago

doston (2372830) writes "Top US swimming coach John Leonard, the executive director of the World Swimming Coaches Association, has branded Ye's performance as "unbelievable" and "disturbing" and her speed over the final 50-metres as "flat out impossible".

Leonard told The Guardian that the race brings back memories of Irish swimmer Michelle Smith's four medal win at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996; she was later given a four year ban after failing a drug test.

He added that because she is from China — which has been dogged by swimmers testing positive for performance enhancing drugs in recent years — adds even more suspicion.

He has even suggested that the Chinese could be using genetic manipulation to enhance performances."

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HTC EVO LTE signal woes confirmed

doston doston writes  |  more than 2 years ago

doston (2372830) writes "After experiencing lousy 3G connectivity with my own EVO LTE, Tech Hive has confirmed mobile network connection problems and reports widespread customer grumbling. Sprint's LTE phone, with no LTE network and unusable 3G, might just be the slowest smartphone in America."
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Sugar is Toxic

doston doston writes  |  more than 2 years ago

doston (2372830) writes "For anybody who's seen "The Bitter Truth" UCSF lecture, this will come as no surprise. More and more research suggests that sugar, beyond the additional caloric burden, is a toxic substance. New studies suggest that calories from fats, for example, are not as detrimental as calories from sugars. That's a huge shift in thinking from the old "a calorie is a calorie is a calorie" adage."
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Britain Introduces Sweeping Domestic Internet and Phone Survellance

doston doston writes  |  more than 2 years ago

doston (2372830) writes "Britain to monitor email, phone calls, text messages and online activity to "protect the public" from terrorism. Internet companies would be required to install hardware that will allow Britain's electronic "listening" agency to gain real-time access to communications data. Not lacking in CCTV monitoring, it seems inevitable Britain's will become the most monitored citizens of any developed, so called "democratic" country on earth. Will Britains allow the trend of total domestic surveillance to continue unabated?"
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Audit Finds Apple Supplier Violates Chinese Work Rules

doston doston writes  |  more than 2 years ago

doston (2372830) writes "The first independent audit of Apple's supply chain found excessive working hours and health and safety issues at its largest manufacturer, piling more pressure on the technology giant. This investigation targeted Hon Hai Precision Industry (not Foxconn, for a fresh change). Should Apple be held responsible for these supplier violations? Will the public ever sour on Apple devices in light of the constant media attention on supplier working conditions?"
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Lug Loc Aims To Keep Track of Luggage

doston doston writes  |  more than 2 years ago

doston (2372830) writes "Designed by Argentine, North American and Israeli engineers and made in China (of course), the mobile phone sized device is guaranteed to work worldwide. The airline industry spends $5.8 billion annually on lost luggage. Could the device become a standard addition to every suitcase? Would it get past airport security? Will the airline industy object on the basis of its GSM (not GPS) signal with cabin phone precautions what they are? Luggage could be instantly located...it takes 72 hours on average at the moment."
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Next Gen Kindle Fire to be manufactured by Foxconn

doston doston writes  |  more than 2 years ago

doston (2372830) writes "The new Kindle Fire will be built by Foxconn and relased in early summer 2012. Will Amazon continue to sell the next gen Kindle Fire at a loss or try to eek a profit out of superior hardware specs?"
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Rutgers student Ravi convicted of some bias intimidation and spying

doston doston writes  |  more than 2 years ago

doston writes "Dharun Ravi, a former Rutgers University student, was convicted of invasion of privacy and some bias intimidation charges for spying on his roommate with a webcam. He relentlessly spyed on, publicly teased humiliated via Twitter an awkward gay kid who had just come out to his parents and was grappling with sexuality. There's a possibility he will be deported."
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