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FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

fustakrakich Re:Still not good enough. (201 comments)

It looks and smells like oligopoly-based crony-capitalism controlling the strings...

All brought on by voters that won't kick out corrupt politicians. *We built this city.* Now we have to live with it or fix it. The choice is ours.

2 hours ago
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Georgia Institute of Technology Researchers Bridge the Airgap

fustakrakich Re:Add noise (67 comments)

Yeah, I know that one. It's like singing in the bathroom so nobody hears you farting.

Fortunately/unfortunately (depending on your POV) it's getting easier to detect the signal inside the noise.

2 hours ago
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Rule Number One

fustakrakich Re:Horrid rule... (6 comments)

No, it's something that would hardly ever be noticeable at the time.

3 hours ago
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SystemD: The Beginning

fustakrakich Re:And hey (6 comments)

Yes you can edit journals. If you open a specific one, you should see a 'gear' icon to the left of the title in the gray bar. It's kind of a pain in the ass because preview doesn't work, so you have to post and reload the page.

You can also try this. You should see an 'edit' button there

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Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture

fustakrakich Re:Waiting for Republicans to come in and defend t (315 comments)

Whining?! Man! You're funny as hell! I don't give a damn what you people do. What is it that I 'can't take'?? You can't offend me. Since you all can't be bothered to fix your shit why the hell should I care? This masochism is your cross to bear. All the things you all complain about are your own doing. You, the voters are solely responsible for the people you elect. And in your denials you are being the crybabies, blaming every single thing but your own damn selves. So screw that! I'm only in the audience trying to dodge the shrapnel. People who, in this day, still believe democrats and republicans are in opposition are as dumb as dirt and are arrogant asses with their insistence that they're not the idiots while accusing others of the same (and usually just as corrupt as the people they elect). That is too obvious for any semi awake person not to see. That is the plain simple truth whether the majority says so or not. Of course I can cut them some slack for being so horribly misguided and gullible. I had the apparently mistaken impression you were above that. Ahh well... you have my apologies

So, are you familiar with a guy named Solomon Asch?

3 hours ago
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The discovery of intelligent alien life would be met predominantly with...

fustakrakich Re:It'll never happen (184 comments)

How do you know we're not decedents of exiles on a prison planet already?

yesterday
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

fustakrakich Re:Tax (498 comments)

The new ones were only good for throwing at thos damn kids walking on their lawn.

The old ones were much better, and it still worked afterward.

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

fustakrakich Re:poor cops have it so hard (404 comments)

That's why I never vote for 'one or the other' party. People who do that are wasting their votes, no worse, they are selling their votes to the highest bidder with the flashiest suit, and who can move the most pork their way. We are bumping up against the limits of majority rule. We shouldn't allow the 99% who vote for 'one or the other' party screw over the 1% that knows better.

yesterday
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Rule Number One

fustakrakich Re:Horrid rule... (6 comments)

Run? You're funny. I won't even run to the donut shop. In fact I never make it to the donut shop, because half way there is a bakery with fresh cupcakes, with nice thick frosting. Mmm, so good (look closely, and tell me what you don't see)

yesterday
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Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture

fustakrakich Re:Waiting for Republicans to come in and defend t (315 comments)

:-) Wow... I am amazed... The elite, eh? Yeah, I suppose the people who know better than to pimp for democrats and republicans are kind of an 'elite', considering their statistically insignificant numbers. We do only comprise a little over one percent of the people who vote. YAY! I'm a one percenter! Can't think of anything better.

Geeze, you throw a rope to a guy and he cusses you out for it. Yep, I'm definitely keeping people down. You too, seem to have this little problem of exactly reversing everything I said. This is why I believe your belief systems are highly skewed, and apparently extremely powerful, fully confirming the science of crowd psychology.

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

fustakrakich Re:Non sequitor (404 comments)

...Google, Apple and others have provided secret back doors that they aren't allowed to talk about.

There is insufficient demand from all of us that they do talk.

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

fustakrakich Re:poor cops have it so hard (404 comments)

That only stops the trivial shit.

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

fustakrakich 'Zone of Lawlessness' (404 comments)

That would be all the corporate boardrooms, capitol buildings, and city halls, right?

yesterday
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

fustakrakich Re:18B on 75B (498 comments)

Legal? Yes. Moral? Nope.

All the present economic systems are amoral. Morality will get you crushed in this world. It is not conductive to the survival of the species.

yesterday
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

fustakrakich Re:Tax (498 comments)

Yet American individuals have to pay American tax no matter whose floor they're working.

yesterday
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

fustakrakich Re:Tax (498 comments)

Can't we all just get along and admit that they all suck? When a computer can run as well as my 60 year old telephone, then I will call it reliable.

yesterday
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Facebook Censoring Images of the Prophet Muhammad In Turkey

fustakrakich Everybody is censoring (224 comments)

Can we verify that Slashdot isn't also doing it in these countries? They already have that very offensive 'Flag this comment as Inappropriate' button there. Why?

yesterday
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Facebook Censoring Images of the Prophet Muhammad In Turkey

fustakrakich Re:Censorship should not be tolerated. (224 comments)

Yes, the need for resistance grows every day. However, it looks like acquiescence and appeasement are the rules of the day. It is most unfortunate.

This '...extremely complicated and nuanced issues of online speech... crap is such a cop out. The freedom to offend must be held absolutely sacrosanct.

yesterday
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The Kevlar Kandidate Starts Kampaigning

fustakrakich Re:Word on the street is that SW rocked (23 comments)

One must offer props to them for infiltrating the IRS. The suppression of the Tea Parties leading up to the 2012 election, with a wink from the GOP...

Not only must you run for office. You got yourself a real Tom Clancy thriller to pound out of the typewriter there. That's great stuff.

yesterday

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Bad News Everybody!

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about 3 months ago

fustakrakich (1673220) writes "It appears you can no longer go back more than 66 pages in front page news stories, where previously you could go all the way back to 1999. If this is actually a permanent thing, then Slashdot is truly dead, and it is no longer worth lingering around here. Shame on you, Dice. You are horrible people. You killed a great web site. All to make space for the spammers in the Journal section.

If this is only temporary, I take back everything.

Thank you"
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Bacteria and global warming

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about 2 years 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  |  more than 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  |  more than 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."

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Yes, the government responds no matter who is in charge

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a week ago

It seems that no matter how corrupt the authorities may be, when people act, the bureaucrats listen... eventually. Could be a pacification move, but hey, it gets results. So, for example, when somebody tries to tell me that Romany would respond any differently to bad press over over civil forfeiture than Obama's crew, I can comfortably know they're entirely off base. This is why we can safely put anybody into office, even Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz if that is what the crazies want. Apparently though I'm not supposed to say it. Maybe the internet is working after all, bit by bit the facade flakes off.

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Dark times ahead

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about two weeks ago

Just when you thought you were out... they pull you back in.

The higher I go, the crookeder it becomes.

Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.

When they come... they come at what you love.

Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger.

It's dangerous to be an honest man.

I have a stone in my shoe.... A two-bit punk who works for me.

It's not personal. It's business.

Treachery is everywhere.

Nice party.
Oh, you like it?
Yeah, I had to sneak in.

your business is your business. I have no interest, no percentages. I'm out.

Your sins are terrible. It is just that you suffer. Your life could be redeemed, but I know you don't believe that. You will not change.

It never ends....

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And what did we learn today, kiddies?

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about two weeks ago

He has sold his soul to incredulously believe he is on the winning side.

Why?

He could have leased it out instead. Redemption isn't just for Catholics

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So, how do you kill a story 'tout de suite'?

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about three weeks ago

Wag the dog!

And please, check your idealism at the door. Just find the damn money..

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Okay Kiddies, put on your thinking caps. It's quiz time!

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about three weeks ago

Do you know what an NPA is?

I'll give you a hint: Kevin Spacey

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Oh my god! They relaunched sputnik!

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month ago

"With the Sony collapse, America has lost its first cyberwar. This is a very, very dangerous precedent" - Newt (lying,cheating 'family values' hypocrite) Gingrich.

Nothing is more inspiring than an 'attack'. It gives us... purpose! That purpose is... victory!

This JE was inspired by a guy's post on the upcoming so-called 'cyber-security bill', which is summed up perfectly with this:

They'll get this passed in one form or another, just you wait and see, and when they do the idea of Net Neutrality will be put to rest once and for all. Most won't notice. Most won't care. So why should I? I don't really -- it's just something interesting to observe and talk about. What's the point of caring if no one else can be bothered?

My feelings exactly... So, now you can stop asking the question, aieet?

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We have our third.. kinda, sorta

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month ago

R.I.P. 'Vance Arnold'

I expect this to start happening a lot more often a lot more frequently

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Fantasy 'football'.. kinda, sorta...

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month ago

Here we are in the pre-season (yeah, if year 'round is seasonal) and the ideal campaign is shaping up thusly: Cheney/Nugent vs. Warren/Franken. Kinda of a Blofeld vs. Smalley thing. And even here it will be down to the wire... Hillary will spend her twilight years working the room after Henry leaves the building.

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Iraq: Baaaad... Afghanistan: Gooood! Now North Korea?

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month and a half ago

You people are fuckin' nuts!

I truly wish you could see yourselves... It's quite the sight...

Oh! I'm sorry, what?.. Oh that's right! Lesser evil...

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Combat operations "ended"

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month and a half ago

Occupation is forever... No doubt the torture also.. Romney or McCain could have done that..

Yeah, you idiot democrats picked a real winner there. Thanks for nothing.

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