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First-Sale Doctrine Lost Overseas

notque Re:First sale doctrine (775 comments)

You're right, but you don't have to be such a dick about it.

about 4 years ago
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Designer Arrested Over Anonymous Press Release

notque Focus on the Drama, not the important cables. (288 comments)

The news media continues to focus on the drama surrounding Wikileaks and Anonymous instead of focusing on the cables.

How many US new organizations reported on the Cable from Tegucigalpa detailing that the Honduras Coup was illegitimate? This was a big news story, and an important situation in Honduras that has immediate impact on understanding the Obama administration.

It also shows that the Obama administration lied, and helped support the coup government by their actions.

So.. who is covering it? And compare that to another article on the drama surrounding it.

And that's just one cable. How many more will come out of great importance that everyone will ignore to instead focus on what Assange is doing.

It's not Assange or Anons fault, it's the News doing it. But this is their out.

This allows them to totally ignore the importance of the cables. And keep repeating that "nothing significant" is coming out.

about 4 years ago
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Google TV Details Revealed

notque Re:1995 called... (180 comments)

Reminds me of the Sega TV. Downloading video games right to your console? Crazy talk. That failed.

Then, XBox Marketplace, it's common.

Or Dreamcast with it's built in modem...

etc etc etc

more than 4 years ago
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How Many SUSE Subscriptions Can You Get For $240M?

notque Re:Microsoft hounds (121 comments)

Marketing was created as a systematic way of lying to people. Marketing not only shows a contempt for Democracy (Marketing for candidates), but contempt for Markets (which are supposed to work with "perfect information", the very thing marketing avoids.)

more than 4 years ago
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US Government Using PS3s To Break Encryption

notque Re:Obama fails again... (570 comments)

First, kudos. Nice thread jack.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed isn't an enemy of war. War is government to government conflict. Al Qaida is not a government.

Obama is talking like a prosecutor (which makes sense). He will still be presumed Innocent until proven guilty in the courts.

Blowing up Afghanistan was over a simple issue.

Bush said, Hand over Bin Laden or the US will bomb you.

The Taliban said, Provide evidence, and we'll hand over Bin Laden

Bush said, We don't have to provide evidence, we will bomb if you if don't comply.

So we actually bombed Afghanistan because Afghanistan refused to turn over a criminal within our country without evidence. It had nothing to do with innocence or guilt.

more than 5 years ago
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Car Glass Rules Could Impair Cell, GPS and Radio Signals In CA

notque Re:! surprising (762 comments)

But not for stakeholders

more than 5 years ago
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Computerized Election Results With No Election

notque Re:And This Is the Government of a Country (433 comments)

The Poll was not illegal though. It was an opinion poll with no legal binding. It was not an illegal poll. There was no justification for the coup.

It was not a referendum.

more than 5 years ago
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Computerized Election Results With No Election

notque Re:And This Is the Government of a Country (433 comments)

It may well have been an opinion poll (I've read that Zelaya changed what he was calling it just days before it was to happen as Congress started to seriously protest that it was illegal), but it was about a referendum to change the constitution.

It was an opinion poll asking about if they would want a referendum to change the constitution.

Based on the translation of phantomfive above, Zelaya immediately lost the right to the presidency when he merely proposed the possibility of reforming that part of the Constitution.

I haven't read phantomfive's translation, but I have read the constitution. He did not lose any right to presidency.

Aside from that, how is it a military coup if members of the civilian leadership took control

A segment of civilian leadership aligned with the military leaders to commit the coup. It was a military coup.

200 Honduran soldiers arrived at President Manuel "Mel" Zelaya's residence, reportedly fired four shots, and detained the President.

That's a military coup.

The crisis in Honduras began when the military refused to distribute ballot boxes for the opinion poll in a new Constitution. President Zelaya fired the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Romeo Orlando Vasquez Velasquez, who refused to step down. The heads of all branches of the Honduran armed forces quit in solidarity with Vasquez. Vasquez, however, refused to step down, bolstered by support in Congress and a Supreme Court ruling that reinstated him. Vasquez remains in control of the armed forces.

Vasquez, along with other military leaders, graduated from the United States' infamous School of the Americas (SOA). According to a School of the Americas Watch database compiled from information obtained from the US government, Vasquez studied in the SOA at least twice: once in 1976 and again in 1984.

The head of the Air Force, Gen. Luis Javier Prince Suazo, studied in the School of the Americas in 1996. The Air Force has been a central protagonist in the Honduran crisis. When the military refused to distribute the ballot boxes for the opinion poll, the ballot boxes were stored on an Air Force base until citizens accompanied by Zelaya rescued them. Zelaya reports that after soldiers kidnapped him, they took him to an Air Force base, where he was put on a plane and sent to Costa Rica.

more than 5 years ago
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Computerized Election Results With No Election

notque Re:And This Is the Government of a Country (433 comments)

No, it was not treason whatsoever. It was a non-binding opinion poll.

Zeleya did not break the constitution, although the Coup leaders have many times, like killing protesters, curviews, and shutting down all independent media.

more than 5 years ago
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Computerized Election Results With No Election

notque Re:And This Is the Government of a Country (433 comments)

It wasn't a referenda. It was an opinion poll.

Also, if you want to discuss breaking the constitution, the coup leaders have broken the constitution several times since the coup.

No freedom of speech. Killing protesters. Beating people against the coup.

It is really sick to hear an opinion poll being used to justify a military coup. Completely disgusting.

more than 5 years ago
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Computerized Election Results With No Election

notque Re:And This Is the Government of a Country (433 comments)

It hasn't crossed the line from possible to actual.

The coup government has been committing human rights violations, and has broken the constitution to takeover the government. It has been killing supporters of the previous government.

And they have found evidence that there was rigging involved!?

The poll there are discussing to change the constitution was a non-binding poll. So we are discussing an opinion poll being rigged. The Coup leaders say an opinion poll was rigged, to justify their coup after it happened.

Complete bullshit. This is propaganda.

more than 5 years ago
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CIA Expert Decries E-Voting Security

notque Re:Remember kids, its only fair if they agree with (178 comments)

Real Democracy would be a good idea. We have a representative government to keep the will of the people in line. It was intentional, and successful.

As for political systems, the one that seemed to work the best was Anarchism in Spain.

more than 5 years ago
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CIA Expert Decries E-Voting Security

notque Re:That was I was thinking. (178 comments)

The critical part is the US Government committed a coup to Hugo Chavez in Venezuela in April 2002, installing a dictator.

You cannot trust the information of the organization who tried removing the Democratically elected leader of a country outright.

more than 5 years ago
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CIA Expert Decries E-Voting Security

notque Re:Let me get this straight ... (178 comments)

It certainly isn't credible for the group that funded a coup to then say that elections were unjust when international observers, and polling firms in the region say it was just.

Even the opposition in Venezuela considers the elections just.

more than 5 years ago
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Circuit City Closes Its Doors For Good

notque Obvious (587 comments)

But DIVX was just about to take off!

more than 5 years ago
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Cuba Getting Internet Upstream Via Venezuela

notque Re:Surprised? (486 comments)

right, that was my problem with it. You pressed it into something he didn't say, and didn't assert.

When you do that, it's easy to make someone sound like an idiot.

more than 6 years ago

Submissions

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Can the internet enable direct action offline?

notque notque writes  |  more than 7 years ago

notque writes "We are sitting in a time with so many political scandals, and some would say an illegal war. You would think that given these facts the United States would be a hotbed of political activity and protest. So far this hasn't occurred, although people continue to do difficult work. There are many websites that attempt to coordinate political activity, but there doesn't seem to be a whole lot to show for it. Can the internet actually enable direct action offline? What are some ways that this could be carried out? On another website, digg, there was an article concerning a general strike on 09/11/07 that received 4600 diggs, so it seems that people want to do something, but feel isolated and alone. Does the internet help foster this? Noam Chomsky once said, "By margins that are now so overwhelming that it's even front page news, people are strenuously opposed to everything that's going on and are frightened and angry and reacting like punch-drunk fighters. They're just too alone, both in their personal lives and associations and also intellectually, without anything to grasp. They don't know how to respond except in irrational ways. In some ways it has sort of the tone of a devastated peasant society after a plague swept it or an army went through and ruined everything. People have just dissolved into inability to respond." How can individuals help to change this, and is the internet a useful tool for that? Does the internet just stagnate individuals further? Thanks."

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Land of the lost

notque notque writes  |  more than 11 years ago

All work and no play makes que a dull boy
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Some days

notque notque writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Searching for answers to this percieved complex life which is really just a jumble of simple thoughts that we cloud with emotions and thus make seem incredibly difficult.

It seems like a lie, if just an unintentional one.

I was going to write that emotions are the least logical thing about us, but maybe I have that converse.

Is there anything else so apt to protect us, and kill us at the same time?

Update: I thought of something. A gun.

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This is required

notque notque writes  |  more than 11 years ago

SBC is suing a website for using tables, in the effort of suing anyone for using a frame type concept.

This would be like the inventor (read: person who patented and otherwise did not invent) the concept of the "index" suing because all books use an index.

That would be like me creating a concept like using pipes instead of spaces when your spacebar isn't working, and then suing everyone when it became standard practice.

SBC is a horrible entity, and I will never use any product or service remotely associated with, or that they sponsor.

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Work.

notque notque writes  |  more than 11 years ago

After reading slashdot from many, many... many years, I've finally started to post. Fun.

In other news I have absolutely nothing to write currently because I have a pile of work to finish before the day is out.

That can be explained my numerous posts for the day. Hah.

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