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Fox News Ties 'Flame' Malware To Angry Birds

funkatron Why the fuss? (188 comments)

It's a comedy site, mashing random shit together into implausible narratives is exactly what they're supposed to be doing. This is no different to what The Onion or Cracked do and I don't see the bile getting thrown at those corners of the intertubes. The only thing objectionable here is the quality. It's not hilarious but not terrible. Keep trying guys and girls!

more than 2 years ago

UK In Danger From Electromagnetic Bomb, Says Defense Secretary

funkatron Re:News! Defence sec. says spend money on defence! (268 comments)

Actually, a defence secretary arguing for defence is pretty fucking rare. Normally they like to start completely pointless wars which achieve nothing.

more than 2 years ago

Who Is Your Favorite Fictional Robot or Android?

funkatron Re:Sexist Much? (608 comments)

A more general question; why make gendered robots? None of the things they're used for require it. Well, except for 1 special type of robot.

more than 2 years ago

All Video Games Cause Aggressive Behavior, Say Two US Congressmen

funkatron News? (483 comments)

Two liars lied. Big fucking deal.

more than 2 years ago

Star Wars Uncut Project Complete

funkatron Re:Early reviews (175 comments)

I realize you were joking, but to be honest, it's a really cool idea that produced something completely and totally unwatchable.

So it's art!

more than 2 years ago
top Shut Down, Founder Charged With Piracy

funkatron DESTROY THE SCUM (1005 comments)

The scum that carried out these crimes need to be destroyed; they have destroyed so much for so long. A strategy is needed to remove the FBI once and for all!

more than 2 years ago

SOPA/PIPA Would Directly Affect...

funkatron Re:"End Piracy, Not Liberty" (290 comments)

There is one way to end piracy without ending liberty. That is to acknowledge that the term piracy is a result of a choice of values and then to select better values which recognise the fact that there is, in fact, no problem.

about 2 years ago

UK Police Test 'Temporarily Blinding' LASER

funkatron Re:What is with the UK and all this surveillance a (398 comments)

Odd that the list is deliberately left incomplete:

Note: the following does not include killings by police in Northern Ireland

you'd think that an encyclopaedia would at least try to be comprehensive.

more than 2 years ago

Are You Better At Math Than a 4th (or 10th) Grader?

funkatron Re:Maybe this is just me (845 comments)

I used a calculator once because it's too early in the morning to do division. In general though, a calculator won't make much difference to the results of a maths test; it makes working out numbers less laborious but it's no help unless you know what calculations you wanted to do anyway.

more than 2 years ago

A Job Fair For Jobs In India — In California

funkatron Re:Um, there are lots of these (309 comments)

It's a sign of economic growth in India that recruiting from the US is now a possibility. A couple of decades ago there weren't many jobs out there that would be attractive to Americans.

more than 2 years ago

Oxford Professor Taken To Task For Linking Internet Use To Autism

funkatron Re:here's one argument: (247 comments)

Here's one argument:

The critical review you get by publishing in mass media is more complete and honest than what you get in a peer reviewed scientific publication. Why publish in a scientific journal just to say you did it? The peer review and publishing process has ceased to be intellectually valuable and completely fails to separate lies from truth.

Here's one counterargument:

Writing and publishing a paper (in a journal or even just sticking it on your website) allows for the inclusion of a lot more information than a newspaper article. Measurements, statistics, methods used etc all form part of a scientific paper but are either summarised (and simplified) or omitted in the newspaper version.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Threatens Bistro Over "AppleADay" Name

funkatron Re:They have to (301 comments)

Third, as is pointed out every time an incident like this occurs, trademark owners have to take no chances and must enforce perceived violations or risk losing their right to it.

This does not give them a right to be arseholes though. You can still enforce every perceived violation without shitting on some random cafe; you just have to look at their logo and perceive that it isn't a violation to do so.

more than 2 years ago

EU Debates Installing a Black Box On Your Computer

funkatron Re:Fuck you Italy (459 comments)

Why do people assume that the christians are the ones always behind these kind of fascist actions?

Assume? Who do you think would vote for a party named Christian Democrat? Who do you think would see that name and NOT hear alarm bells in their head? (Hint: it isn't Jews, Muslims, Atheists, Hindus or Cthulhu Cultists). Also, remember that in fascist Italy and fascist Spain and a number of other scum regimes in recent European history the influence of a certain organisation from Rome was very much present. Why wouldn't it be believable to think that those ideas could lead to authoritarianism again?

The rest of your post concerns US politics of which I don't know much. However, may I suggest you learn some words. Start with "right" and "far right", move on to "communism" and "fascism", and finally figure out "liberal". Your writing will be a lot easier to read if the positions described actually match up to the terminology.

more than 2 years ago

EU Debates Installing a Black Box On Your Computer

funkatron Re:Fuck you Italy (459 comments)

Further research reveals that he is in the Christian Democrat party. This explains both why he is crazy and what sort of crazies voted for him.

more than 2 years ago

EU Debates Installing a Black Box On Your Computer

funkatron Fuck you Italy (459 comments)

Would someone from Italy like to explain why you voted this authoritarian cunt into the EU. Go on! I'd love to hear it!

more than 2 years ago

Sony Bringing PSN Pass To All First-Party Games

funkatron Re:To be honest, I'm not against this. (271 comments)

It just makes sense from their point of view and also to some others out there who are looking at it objectively.

Guess who's point of view I have!

Seriously; the moaning about (and now charging for) the second hand games market like it's some sort of non-legit activity is a pretty big anti-consumer move on Sony's (and other publisher's) part.

more than 2 years ago

Did HP Bilk Its Shareholders?

funkatron Re:Insider trading (144 comments)

Where have you been for the last 5 years?? Anything that helps banks to make money is a fantastic idea!!! The banks must always be profitable!!

about 3 years ago

Russian Space Agency Determines Cause of Soyuz Crash

funkatron Re:There are no accidents (102 comments)

They're learning capitalism and it sounds like they're good at it. Who knew?

about 3 years ago

Regarding timezones: I would rather live ...

funkatron Always west (359 comments)

I seem to live about 2 timezones west of where I am and I don't think moving would help. Mornings are just something I can't do.

about 3 years ago


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