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China Unveils Yet Another Stealth Fighter

it5complicated Re:Hey, where have I seen that plane before? (223 comments)

If you are spending a ton of money on something you'll probably never use, and what's more, of no productive use at all, you might as well cut costs by stealing designs of that from the retards who developed it first and spend the savings on something useful. Seriously, when are we going to evolve from that stage where we are still inventing new ways to throw rocks at each other?

about 2 years ago
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Nukes Are "The Only Peacekeeping Weapons the World Has Ever Known," Says Waltz

it5complicated Who's this nutcase? (707 comments)

India and Pakistan had nukes and still went to war over Kargil. There is a good, big list of nuclear close calls during cold war. If you think nuke close calls are preferable to World Wars, your brain is totally and completely cooked. And the Sanest Country in History is actually the only one ever to detonate a nuke in anger. Two, actually.
No major states went to war since WW2? I'd say, let the Superpower clowns screw each other until their rear ends bleed, but leave the poor developing countries to develop in peace. We don't want Cuba or Vietnam or Cambodia or Chile or Nicaragua or Palestine squeezed because big and benevolent America can't wave her(?) dong at Russia which had Peacekeeping nukes.
If you can make the case that nukes led to global peace, I can make the case that Nazism rid the world of Colonialism. Please stop glorifying these academic nuts with coverage.

more than 2 years ago
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Telefonica Shows Prototype Firefox OS Phone

it5complicated Re:Please don't try this at home (91 comments)

RIM and Microsoft "cute"? Actually I think they were Big until cuties Apple and Google stuffed them. Mozilla won't survive a loss.

more than 2 years ago
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Telefonica Shows Prototype Firefox OS Phone

it5complicated Please don't try this at home (91 comments)

A little boy jumps into a fight between two big bully boys and wants to whip both of them. It's all well defeating a monopoly, but a duopoly? Any case studies in that area?

more than 2 years ago
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Ubuntu Can't Trust FSF's Secure Boot Solution

it5complicated Don't forget the big picture (377 comments)

Go the Mozilla way: Make deals with Google so you can build an open web. Don't listen to the voices from the cobwebs that speak a lot but don't deliver a usable product. Freedom is good only if it allows me to swim in it.

more than 2 years ago
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The Boy Who Loved Batman

it5complicated Re:A masked crusader is always a masked clown... (157 comments)

See, he was a evil monster who balanced Sovs against America. If you are a morally upright superhero, then you are really an angel or a comic book character. No human can stand up to high levels of moral rectitude and still do things superheroes do. They call the Comedian in Watchmen a superhero. Not to mention Adrian Veidt.

more than 2 years ago
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The Boy Who Loved Batman

it5complicated A masked crusader is always a masked clown... (157 comments)

You wanna make a movie about a crusader who lurked in the shadows, a darker, grittier superhero, then make a movie about Lavrenty Beria. Don't make movies about men in silly masks and also expect people not to laugh.

more than 2 years ago
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Android User Spends 60 Days In WebOS Land

it5complicated Pixi (137 comments)

Palm Pixi had a damn good design, never mind the OS. Woulda brought it if it had lasted long enough to get launched in India.

more than 3 years ago
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Oracle Ordered To Lower Damages Claim On Google

it5complicated Apple rolls, others stumble and skid.. (204 comments)

Why does everything named Apple look so smooth and polished while other tech companies seem to be in a perpetual mess? Apple makes great products, makes great comebacks, settles even lawsuits suavely. Used to admire Google, but they are no longer the style statement they used to be. Oracle is of course, to a tech illiterate hackernews-reading wannabe, a patent troll.

more than 3 years ago
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Jesse Jackson, Jr. Pins US Job Losses On iPad

it5complicated Printing press.. (628 comments)

Printing press cost the job of those monks who copied, illuminated and bound manuscripts. Fie on you, Gutenberg.

more than 3 years ago
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FBI Complains About Wiretapping Difficulties Due To Web Services

it5complicated sad/happy (228 comments)

Am I supposed to feel happy that I can preserve my privacy or should I feel sad that FBI is reduced to complaining about its own incompetence and asking to be spoon fed?

more than 3 years ago
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Foreign Hackers Attack Canadian Government

it5complicated Re:is china a school bully or a professional kille (208 comments)

Hurmm. But the Chinese would know that, wouldn't they? But then if you are gonna do something like this, there is risk involved. A school bully is rash, while a pro takes calculated risks. So which is China?

more than 3 years ago
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Foreign Hackers Attack Canadian Government

it5complicated is china a school bully or a professional killer? (208 comments)

Either China is the next superpower whose superiority is backed by superb cyber offense capability, or one of these days their "victims" are gonna expose their hubris and gonna send them(China) back to IT stone age. Chinese were quick off the blocks as regards information warfare Add to that their military doctrine is about hiding their strength, obscurity et al. So if they are attacking and not bothering to hide, hmmm.. What are they upto?

more than 3 years ago
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Is Retaliation the Answer To Cyber Attacks?

it5complicated No (142 comments)

Do you really want CORPORATES have that power? Please. These guys don't even have the common sense to break the boom-bust cycles. It's like giving a knife to a child incapable of learning from experience. So Company A attacks Hacker B. Only it turns out that the attack went awry and Hacker B is actually a rival corporate giant. So Rival Corporate giant attacks, which misfires too. Remember, it is difficult to prove motivation or origin or logic in a cyber attack. Isn't it fun, boys?

more than 3 years ago
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Mozilla To Release Firefox 4 Next Month

it5complicated Re:meh (266 comments)

There's an addon to reappear the status bar!

more than 3 years ago
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Why WikiLeaks Is Unlike the Pentagon Papers

it5complicated Assange is a spy. as simple as that.. (696 comments)

He'd be a traitor in Australia. To America, he is simply a foreign agent, and must be dealt as such. Or perhaps he's a "stateless" spy? Then, he is the enemy of whoever was exposed by his actions, :-). No doubt, Wikileaks exposed a lot of dirt, but the stuff was also stolen. Espionage is a necessary evil and that's how it must remain. You can't say, "hey Assange did right, but the CIA did wrong" Does the US have moral superiority? Can they say, "what assange did was right because we never do what he does"? No. I'm sure US spooks listen to 'dip' networks all the time on behalf of the US. Assange does it for kicks or for some holy cause, doesn't matter. He's a spy, nations and people supporting can only do because they benefited form him. I would support him, but I would not have anything to put up in my defence if the Special Activities Division came for me. Espionage is a fair play among nations, and that's it. Morals simply don't work in this area. Just read The Spy who came in from the cold.

more than 3 years ago
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Should Wikipedia Just Accept Ads Already?

it5complicated By all means, do (608 comments)

If ya don't like it, just Adblock it. Hope they won't get desperate and turn to those nasty persistent cookies. By the way, Wales looks a bit like Daniel Craig from an angle, no?

more than 3 years ago

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How US punishes its 'traitors'

it5complicated it5complicated writes  |  more than 3 years ago

it5complicated (1951824) writes "Bradley Manning, the US soldier who allegedly leaked information to Wikileaks, is "being kept in a kind of punitive fashion before his trial and it is definitely weakening his mental state" according to journalist David House. Apparently Pte Manning is confined to his cell 23 hours a day, a light is kept on in his cell when he sleeps, the blankets he is given are so heavy and uncomfortable they cause carpet burns. "Mentally, he now has trouble keeping up with some topics of conversation. He has bags under his eyes and he appears to be very weak." The Marine officers deny he's being ill-treated, though."
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Is the Firefox revolution in coma?

it5complicated it5complicated writes  |  more than 3 years ago

it5complicated (1951824) writes "Lifehacker recently tested the beta versions of popular browsers. Not only did Firefox end up in the bottom half, but it has received remarkably little attention in the user comments. In the past, any review of Firefox leads to scorching flamewars that last for weeks."
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The equality of US airport security

it5complicated it5complicated writes  |  more than 3 years ago

it5complicated (1951824) writes "Indian envoy to the US gets frisked in US airport. Indian embassy lodges protest. Seen in the context of recent complaints by US citizens about the high handedness of airport security, this development would convince the passengers that they are being extended the same treatment as a foreign envoy and burnish the democratic soul of the US Institution."
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