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Should Cyborgs Have the Same Privacy Rights As Humans?

murkwood7 Re:Humans have too much (206 comments)

A fucking C.

Humans have too many privacy rights as it is.

Who said humans have ANY privacy rights. AfC The only privacy rights humans have are the ones we barely give lip service to.

Groups like ISIS happen because we're more concerned about doing all of our daily tasks in secret rather than being safe.

Groups like ISIS, and Governments in general, happen because of the inate human desire to be able to tell fellow human beings what to do, and how to think, and how to act. And make it stick. AfC

about two weeks ago
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Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards"

murkwood7 Re:If the Grand Ayatollah's against it.... (542 comments)

5.- G.O.D.

"Greenbacks On Demand" - I tried to find a good "G" word for this. Better than "Green Stuff" at least. That could have gotten weirdly ugly!

"Gold On Demand" - Good. The way things probably should be. But, in this context (humorous), seems kind of out-of-place.

"Gnote on Demand" - What we probably will end up with, sigh. Fuck lot better than "Inote", IMHO.

about three weeks ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

murkwood7 Re:The US slides back to the caves (528 comments)

What the hell is up with you people over there in the US.

So, you think everyone here, or even most US citizens are religious bigots?

Using _your_ logic, Europe must have 742.5 mIllion peadophiles (minus, of course, the number of kids living over there).

about three weeks ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

murkwood7 Re:I hope it's just me (748 comments)

... "free speech" (which is only supposed to apply to governments, btw) ...

uhm. Explain, please.

about a month ago
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Did cats hypnotize their owners into voting for Obama

murkwood7 Rebel cats (1 comments)

My cats are rebels! As is my dog.

about a month ago
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Hackers Demand Automakers Get Serious About Security

murkwood7 Re:An easier solution (120 comments)

All they need to do is learn how to drive.

about a month ago
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Is there an app that ignores stupid headlines

murkwood7 I know! I know! (1 comments)

The only app with a chance is the one between your ears! Yes, I know, pretty falable. Given how the brain-app seems to be hardwired to be attracted to the sort of shit you're talking about.

about 1 month ago
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Ebola Outbreak Continues To Expand

murkwood7 Re:EVD (170 comments)

Is an External Ventricular Drainage a device or procedure in the treatment of Ebola?

about 2 months ago
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Google, CNN Leaders in "Advertising Pollution"

murkwood7 Science Fiction or Reality (1 comments)

There was a kind of slap-stickish science fiction story concerning advertising that had a connection to legal alkyloids to addict people.

I've thought of that story quite often over the last decade or so. It had seemed somewhat funny, and foolish. The more time goes by, the less funny, less foolish, and more like reality the story seems.

I'll try to find the name of that story.

about 2 months ago
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World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

murkwood7 Re:Finally! (474 comments)

I think the above post is underated

about 2 months ago
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UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights

murkwood7 Re:So now that the UN said it, (261 comments)

No, it just means that your country has more in common with countries like Iran or Soviet era Russia than you'd like to admit.

You haven't seen my anti-US-government rants, have you?

These days the U.S. Constitution would count as an anti-US-government rant so that's not exactly a distinguishing feature.

There are a number of USA citizens who really, REALLY, need to understand this.

OoMGFs(TM, One of my greatist fears) is that some of these citizens do understand; they just don't care! The US Constitution is simply a dated concept that is getting in the way of ... I don't know; profits, power? Some other lame-ass failing of the human condition?

about 2 months ago
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Why Lavabit Shut Down

murkwood7 Re:USA, the land of freedom (304 comments)

Where freedom refers to the the government being free to fuck you over as much as they want!

With apologies to Mr. Greenwood:

"..and I'm proud to be an American, where at least I think I'm freeeeee..."

Probably shouldn'ta said that.

Ah, there is a sound like that of an lp being brought to an abrubt halt that would be apropriate at the end of that quote! Could anyone tell me how to represent that on "paper"?

about 4 months ago
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Why Lavabit Shut Down

murkwood7 Re:USA, the land of freedom (304 comments)

Where freedom refers to the the government being free to fuck you over as much as they want!

With apologies to Mr. Greenwood:

"..and I'm proud to be an American, where at least I think I'm freeeeee..."

Probably shouldn'ta said that.

about 4 months ago
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Report: Space Elevators Are Feasible

murkwood7 Maybe we shouldn't save the species... (374 comments)

I read Arthur C. Clarke's stuff when I was young (and no, this was not last week!). As well as Heinlein, Asimov, PJ Farmer, and many, many others. I was enthralled and entranced. The spirit of exploration has been deep seated within me since those days.

When I read the comments for this topic, I am struck by:

1) The number of people who share my love of exploration, discovery, and maybe a chance to save the species. This number is woefully small.

2) The number of people who have no sense of awe, excitement of discovery, no desire to look past their own immediate universe. people to whom the horizon marks the end of the universe. This is, then as now, too many.

If we (the rest of us) listen to the nay-sayers, we will still be sitting, fighting over the girls and land, on this wore-out world, when the sun goes nova. And that will be sad.

I'm not trying to insult anybody. And my conversation style, grammer and spelling, tend to leave a lot to be desired.

about 7 months ago
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Horseshoe Crabs Are Bled Alive To Create an Unparalleled Biomedical Technology

murkwood7 Re:"Forgettable sea creature" (159 comments)

... a forgettable Atlantic columnist...

There, fixed that for ya!

about 7 months ago

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Testing Only!!

murkwood7 murkwood7 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

murkwood7 (807159) writes "when i submitted a story i was prompted to share via facebook, twitter, and linkedln. i chose facebook and the software promptly posted to my wife's facebook page. why did it do that???????"
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Some states dropping GED due to price spikes!?!

murkwood7 murkwood7 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

murkwood7 (807159) writes "I know many people are tired of the rip-off prices (or spiraling-out-of-control costs!) in anything education related. It seems to me that there should be a Wiki-style Educational resource that states could use for this purpose. I. e. High School equivalency wiki. The basic educational requirements for someone to function in society (read and understand job ads, job apps, and, say, nutritional labels, wouldn't change drastically from year-to-year."
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