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New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

fustakrakich Re:Most taxes are legalized theft (97 comments)

Why are you being modded down? The wars are almost entirely off budget. Maybe they'll make up for it with asset forfeitures..

47 minutes ago
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Tim Cook Says Apple Can't Read Users' Emails, That iCloud Wasn't Hacked

fustakrakich Re:Is this technically impossible - no. (124 comments)

Let's put it more simply. Aside from the one time pad, there is no publicly available encryption the NSA can't crack. Such a thing will be born secret... For us, secure communications are a fantasy. Instead of dwelling on it, let's move to open up all the wires to level the playing field a bit, and let's make it much more difficult to have what we say used against us.

about an hour ago
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James Foley Is Not a War Ad

fustakrakich Re:" Foley's killers may have thought of him as le (7 comments)

There is such a thing as domination through service... It creates a feeling of obligation, which is very successful at suppressing rebellious thoughts. It is remarkable for its subtlety. So, if you wish to eliminate the theologies that are based in domination instead of service, every single one of the majors goes up in a puff of smoke.

Which One? I mean, if you're talking a personal theology, then I find that perfectly acceptable. Everybody has one, and it is personal, how it should be.

1 hour ago
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More unsurprisingly conservative ads on slashdot

fustakrakich Re:Must be an american thing ??? (8 comments)

The problem being, of course, that people already have lots of news about this pipeline project - much of it bad.

Never underestimate the power of propaganda. It is used to appeal to primal instincts. The news, no matter how bad, will only be sweetened up to fortify the project. You will need to find and exploit the same kind of instinctive appeal to motivate people in a different direction. The cortex remains subservient. And this is along the same lines that people cry to me about finding them an alternative to whatever they are complaining about. Work on the foundation, not the facade.

Good to see you back, even with Beetlejuice tailing you, it's all part of the show. May I assume that every time you post, you are humming, "Me and My Shadow"?

1 hour ago
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Tim Cook Says Apple Can't Read Users' Emails, That iCloud Wasn't Hacked

fustakrakich Re:Is this technically impossible - no. (124 comments)

Yeah, I can see you point. Apple doesn't need to read them directly, they farm the job out by sending the raw data to a third party. And faith in corp/gov't? Not me... History precludes that. And the future doesn't look too bright either.

2 hours ago
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Tim Cook Says Apple Can't Read Users' Emails, That iCloud Wasn't Hacked

fustakrakich Re:Not Hacked? (124 comments)

It's why you can't sentence a corporation to death...

Ah, but you can. Its charter can be revoked, should we ever vote for people who would do such a thing, but that's not very likely.

3 hours ago
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Tim Cook Says Apple Can't Read Users' Emails, That iCloud Wasn't Hacked

fustakrakich Re:Is this technically impossible - no. (124 comments)

For these people, with their resources, your "encryption", unless it's a one time pad, is no better than ROT13.

3 hours ago
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I think next winter will be:

fustakrakich Well, you know Shalsdot's gettin' old (83 comments)

Everybody sittin' around talkin' 'bout the weather, and the old ladies talkin' 'bout us.

Wasn't that a song?

3 hours ago
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I think next winter will be:

fustakrakich Re:Stupidest question ever (83 comments)

Then someone will blame your choice of coin on President Obama.

Well yeah, if you use a wooden nickel...

3 hours ago
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Tim Cook Says Apple Can't Read Users' Emails, That iCloud Wasn't Hacked

fustakrakich Re:Is this technically impossible - no. (124 comments)

Is he required to lie about this?

Very likely, if I can read my mail, so can he. It's only logical.

3 hours ago
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James Foley Is Not a War Ad

fustakrakich Re:" Foley's killers may have thought of him as le (7 comments)

The problem is that there is superiority in the theological difference.

Regardless, that is not what starts and perpetuates these wars. Religion is a psychological tool, used to motivate or dissuade, by those who want to dominate.

"all human beings are dogs to be done with as Allah wishes"

Military recruits recite almost the same thing during bootcamp. And salespeople, oof! ever been to one of those seminars? This is standard procedure.

The prime motivator is biological, and all driven by the laws of physics. The rest is made up charlatanism, damn near, if not actually, schizophrenic, people seeing and hearing things. They try to bring the voices in their head to life..

3 hours ago
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Turing "Test" was Really Alan's Attempt at a Joke

fustakrakich Re:Machine intelligence (2 comments)

âoeComputer,â

What?

I beg all of you... please... stop!

3 hours ago
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Quickflix Wants Netflix To Drop Australian VPN Users

fustakrakich Re:Amusing (97 comments)

"flix".. Netflix should sue!

4 hours ago
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The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?

fustakrakich Re:Spoilers (128 comments)

That's just it. The public's sway is 100% effective, but they approve of the situation, or they would be voting for other people, and that would be the end of the story.

5 hours ago
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The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?

fustakrakich Re:Spoilers (128 comments)

If a million people told the government not to do X and they did it anyway, there's a chance of consequences.

Only at election time, but those chances of anything changing are extremely small.

At the present time Comcast tells the government not to do X, and in such a case, if the government does not comply, you will see new people on the ballot. The company is buying a service, and they expect a return on that investment. 95% of the politicians will be reelected, and between elections, the public will cry about how much they hate their corrupt politicians, and then vote for them again. It's like a domestic dispute in the trailer park. After the cops leave, the couple are fucking like rabbits.

yesterday
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The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?

fustakrakich Re:Now they Ignore It (128 comments)

Why should they? Where's the incentive?

yesterday

Submissions

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Bacteria and global warming

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a year and a half ago

fustakrakich (1673220) writes "Like we do, most bacteria respire, that is they convert carbon containing compounds, into carbon dioxide and water, and as an outcome of this process generate cellular energy. Unfortunately, for us there are far more bacteria on the planet that there are people and as a consequence bacteria produce rather a lot of carbon dioxide. In fact the microbes that break down plant matter in soil release 55 billion tons of carbon dioxide a year into the atmosphere, which represents around eight times the amount that humans are putting into the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels. As the temperature of our planet increases, we will inevitably alter the activity of planet’s microbes and through this fundamentally their impact on the Earth’s climate"
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Good News on the Free Speech Front

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about 2 years ago

fustakrakich (1673220) writes "Supreme Court blocks Illinois law prohibiting taping of police:

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a plea from the Cook County state's attorney to allow enforcement of a law prohibiting people from recording police officers on the job.

The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that found that the state's anti-eavesdropping law violates free speech rights when used against people who tape law enforcement officers...

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in 2010 against State's Attorney Anita Alvarez to block prosecution of ACLU staff for recording police officers performing their duties in public places, one of the group's long-standing monitoring missions."
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David Cameron 'orders new curbs on internet porn'

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about 2 years ago

fustakrakich (1673220) writes "

The new measures will mean that in future anyone buying a new computer or signing up with a new internet service provider (ISP) will be asked, when they log on for the first time, whether they have children. If the answer is "yes", the parent will be taken through the process of installing anti-pornography filters, as well as a series of questions on how stringent they wish the restrictions to be, according to a newspaper.

If the answer is "no", all male customers over 18 will be immediately tagged as pedophiles."

Journals

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The glory is in the pleasure of experience.

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about two weeks ago

God had to create us to see what it created. We are its eyes and ears, and what do we put out?? The Sun, The Star, The National Inquirer (Which, I have to admit, might be more accurate than the Times). So, now you gotta think, "Oops!", and you run off and join the circus.

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"Sometimes access to health care can be damaging and dangerous

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about two weeks ago

"...I've heard from National Institutes of Health and otherwise that we're killing up to a million, a million and a half people every year in our hospitals. And it's access to hospitals that's killing those people."

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When both sides are completely nuts

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about three weeks ago

Why the hell should I care who "wins"? What could possibly be nihilist about that? In a World Series game between the Yankees and the Dodgers, who the fuck cares? It's the Cubs you're supposed to be cheering on, whether they have a chance or not, it doesn't matter, unless you're actually placing money.

Funny how all things are alike.

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Looting and Pillaging

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about three weeks ago

I think the most important thing is to avoid peeing in your own pool. I mean, other than that, go nuts.

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Every penny I spend ends up in either of two places

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month and a half ago

The toilet, or the ashtray.

By the way, my current playlist is a Led Zeppelin discography up through Coda. Am I missing anything?

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So... you like to play word games, eh?

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about 2 months ago

Okay, which country is called Democratic People's Republic of Korea?

Hint: It's not Congo

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Hey babe, mod bomb here often?

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about 3 months ago

Apparently someone in my friends list has a bunch of points to blow off. Somebody who knows how to game the system by not posting for a few days. I know that trick too. It works every time, being automated and all. But I like being a motormouth between gigs. I just might leave this account for all to see the abuse and just make another.. You'll know if it happens

I see you...

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