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Google Sues Mississippi Attorney General For Conspiring With Movie Industry

ogdenk Hmmmm.... I'd want to sue his ass too. (96 comments)

Personally, I think if law enforcement, the civil courts and the MPAA don't have a right to force Google to do their jobs for them. I also think that due process for individuals still exists and the MPAA shouldn't have a right to tell Google to pull content without a court order or valid evidence.

So yeah, this guy kinda needs to be sued. Google has done nothing but try to balance the rights of these greedy bastards and the rights of individuals. Google has spent a ton of money to implement functionality just to help placate these morons while pissing off its user base.

And if people don't get their pirated content with a Google search, there's MANY other trivially easy ways to find it.

11 hours ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

ogdenk So..... (580 comments)

We shut down movies now over terrorist threats of 9/11-style attacks?

If they are so worried that a few hackers could hijack a plane, and pull this off successfully, that they are willing to sink a multimillion dollar film that's probably already in circulation on the net.....

Why do I need to have people try to feel my nuts at the airport and treat me like I'm entering jail?

If they can't stop a few nerds with laptops from hijacking a plane, how can they ever hope to stop an actual skilled boogie man terrorist jihadist child molestor movie pirate? I know a lot of us play flight sims but come on..... f**king seriously? This is a whole new dimension of retarded. Why couldn't someone do this when they were about to release Titanic or Pearl Harbor?

3 days ago
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Army To Launch Spy Blimp Over Maryland

ogdenk Re:Here we go ... (176 comments)

The problem there is the 10th amendment. If the constitution doesn't say they're allowed, they aren't. It's for the States to decide. The 10th amendment has been ignored for about a century which means legal precedent and existing decisions hold more weight than the actual law. So they made sure any case that would be in OUR favor was shot down a long time ago when the Feds decided to tighten their chokehold before, during and after the civil war. Unfortunately racism pushed by the rich slave owners funding the fight for the South overshadowed any and all of the other perfectly valid reasons half the country wanted to secede.

3 days ago
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Verizon "End-to-End" Encrypted Calling Includes Law Enforcement Backdoor

ogdenk Re: How is this different than the clipper chip? (166 comments)

It's simple: you can't. They won, let's face it. There's nothing anyone can do.

Unless they make the same mistake the Nazis did and start persecuting the rich, no one will have the funds or manpower to organize an effective resistance. And due to very effective media manipulation techniques, anyone else who tried to rise would be labelled a lone, kiddie murdering, child molesting, atheist, serial rapist that preys on cute rich white girls.... and boys. And the cops will obviously be in fear for their lives as they shoot you in handcuffs.

They aren't making the same mistake the Nazis did. This is not race warfare. This is not religious warfare. This is CLASS warfare. And you aren't part of their class but they will never truly admit this to you directly. They'll just have you pulled over for your car being too old, shoot your dog in the backseat, and tell you to stop resisting as they cave your face in with onlookers doing nothing because you dared look them in the eye. And the perpetrators of the violence will investigate and clear themselves. Welcome to 21st century America.

4 days ago
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Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

ogdenk Re:Fire all the officers? (515 comments)

A recording is my property. Deleting it is destruction of my property. Yeah, lock the f**king cop up.

4 days ago
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Verizon "End-to-End" Encrypted Calling Includes Law Enforcement Backdoor

ogdenk Re:How is this different than the clipper chip? (166 comments)

Yeah, so they clandestinely compromised your software and network transceivers and near silently passed legislation to make it all retroactively legal tacked onto other bills instead. That'll teach you to stick up for your rights you worthless proletariat.

Like that bit about Congress deciding parallel construction due to NSA cellphone taps does not violate your 1st, 4th or 5th amendment rights. We all know damn well that those assholes were NOT representing their constituents when they voted on that one. If that passes SCOTUS, basically all is lost and everything just gets worse until it affects rich folks enough that they get pissed off, arm a bunch of people and organize.

Make no mistake, the current regime (government and large corporate) views you as the enemy. An inconvenience in their way. And the more inconvenient you are, the less they care about breaking any and all laws to see you silenced or discredited. Welcome to Hell folks, it only gets worse from here.

4 days ago
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Supreme Court To Decide Whether Rap Lyric Threats Are Free Speech

ogdenk Re:What about metalheads (436 comments)

People say they are going to kill people all the time and normally, it doesn't happen. Murder is a crime. Why not focus on that? If speech isn't followed by actual action or credible evidence of conspiracy, it's just someone blowing off steam.

And the success of an artist and where they perform typically has no bearing on whether they are really an artist. I play guitar, bass and write music but I don't play out anywhere or expose people to it much. That doesn't mean I'm not an artist and that doesn't mean a song I write about violent revolution and gutting DHS is a "threat" and not art.

In fact "You" is a very general target of violent threats in metal music. Should all the bands be locked up for millions of counts of terroristic threats?

This was a kid blowing off some steam artistically, I doubt he even had the means to carry out what he was rapping about. This is an assault on free speech. Point blank. And letting this pass *WILL* be a severe slippery slope that will kill artistic expression in America.

about three weeks ago
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Supreme Court To Decide Whether Rap Lyric Threats Are Free Speech

ogdenk What about metalheads (436 comments)

And what about thrash/death metal bands? Are their lyrics a crime too? Like Exodus, Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, Kreator, etc? Are metalheads and punk rockers now all retroactively now considered terrorists?

This is seriously f**ked up. The Supreme Court better inject some sanity here or things are about to get stupid.

about three weeks ago
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Music Publishers Sue Cox Communications Over Piracy

ogdenk Personally, I hate Cox (187 comments)

Personally, if Cox and other ISPs continue to say they aren't "common carriers", then I say this lawsuit should go through and Cox should be held responsible for everything that LOOKS like an MP3 or AVI that traversed their network and be charged with a separate count of criminal copyright infringement for each file. They are facilitating piracy after all, they even directly control the speeds at which it flows through their network.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: IT Career Path After 35?

ogdenk I'm not sure that 30 is all that bad in IT.... (376 comments)

I don't think being in your 30's is a death sentence as a SysAdmin. Especially in small to mid-sized environments. Keeps consulting costs down and overnight miracles can be performed in regard to legacy systems which would leave a lot of the younger folks clueless. And a lot of us are old enough we can even break out a soldering iron if we have to and not burn the building down. It's vendors convincing business owners that dropping everything in the cloud and letting us slide into being irrelevant phone jockeys calling in tickets that threatens our existence.

about three weeks ago
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Jackie Chan Discs Help Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

ogdenk Re:Mass produce! (194 comments)

Fine with me.... I used to go swimming not too awful far from the North Anna nuclear plant in VA and I haven't grown a 3rd eye yet.

about three weeks ago
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Jackie Chan Discs Help Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

ogdenk Re:Mass produce! (194 comments)

Not really, nuclear is pretty easy. It could be done NOW if it weren't for insane fear of all things nuclear in this day and age.

The Navy's had nuclear boats forever. The Air Force looked into nuclear aircraft, the Army looked into nuclear tanks, etc.

Most of that was a long time ago and in the early days of nuclear power. Things were a lot scarier back then. Materials science sucked and reactor designs were in their infancy. You could probably very easily make a small enough nuclear reactor to squeeze in a car. Getting it past regulators and getting the public to be accepting of something they were taught would bring the end of humanity is the science fiction part.

about three weeks ago
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Jackie Chan Discs Help Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

ogdenk Re:Mass produce! (194 comments)

While very cool, I live in rural SC. Distances are pretty extreme. I want one to play with, but I couldn't use an electric vehicle as serious transportation until battery efficiency increases quite a bit more. A Tesla would ALMOST be practical but would cost a lot.

I'm very pro-electric but I don't see solar cars being a reality for anyone outside of a well-populated urban bubble.

Electric engines bring some interesting benefits compared to gas engines of comparable size and can keep up with and often exceed gas engines in performance. You won't be able to power such a beastly motor on solar cells. Screw solar, I want a 350mph turbine-electric hybrid.

about three weeks ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

ogdenk Re:Can Iowa handle a circus that large? (433 comments)

Two sides of the same coin with different corporate sponsors. Both parties have the same agenda.... lie.... get elected.... f**k the populace... retire rich.... use the cops to keep the unwashed masses out of your sight and away from your neighborhood.

about three weeks ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

ogdenk Re:Can Iowa handle a circus that large? (433 comments)

I don't mind conservative women, but you're assuming "Republican" means conservative, it doesn't. I also don't think it takes much to have a high approval rating in Alaska.

Obama *IS* a complete retard that has solved nothing and actually made quite a few things a lot worse. And like Bush, he thinks we're the enemy and that warrantless domestic spying is A-OK. He isn't just continuing the ex-tyrant Bush's insane schemes, he's stepped them up several notches. The guy is evil. And Palin is probably worse. She's an opportunist who would screw individuals as much as possible at the request of large companies, ESPECIALLY if there was a check in it for her.

In short, I don't hate Palin for being "conservative" or a woman. I don't like her because she's a scumbag.

As far as minorities go, your statement is hilarious because everyone I know that's a racist, sexist or discriminates based on religion is a Republican. Especially when it comes to mexicans or women in tech jobs. They also think the "gubmint" shouldn't tell businesses who they can't fire. They think they should be able to fire someone for being atheist and to not be able to is "wrong and immoral".

No, I don't rally behind either of the two primary parties. Either way you are supporting tyranny and both consider you the enemy. If you aren't voting third party, you support their views.

The only thing the republicans have left alone are my second amendment rights, and that's only because they'd lose most of their voter base if they changed stance.

about three weeks ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

ogdenk Re:Can Iowa handle a circus that large? (433 comments)

Because such institutions are generally destined to become corrupt, expensive and ineffective anyway. Corruption is rampant all the way down to the postal carriers. I don't agree with his stance on minimum wage but he wouldn't succeed in eliminating it. He's one of the better choices.

about three weeks ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

ogdenk Re:Can Iowa handle a circus that large? (433 comments)

We haven't seen any actual progress out of the Obama regime, just further backsliding with more of a smile. The repub and dem parties these days are 2 sides of the same coin with different corporate sponsors. Both of them view you as the enemy, and both of them are out to actively screw you over to make their sponsors money in the name of "stamping out drugs and terrorism".

If you aren't voting Libertarian or Green you are part of the problem and are actively supporting tyranny. Those two parties are the true democrats and republicans these days.

about three weeks ago
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Jackie Chan Discs Help Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

ogdenk Re:Mass produce! (194 comments)

A.) This doesn't mean a solar car is practical.

B.) For much cleaner energy with much higher output, we already have a better option than coal that's been proven effective and safe as long as you don't build them on beaches in earthquake zones. Nuclear power pound for pound is much cleaner and much more efficient than coal and doesn't emit as much harmful radiation directly into the environment like coal. And with fast breeder reactors, the waste can be reused as fuel. And pebble bed reactors are nearly meltdown proof.

Nuclear could be a lot more efficient with even less waste if it weren't for the non-proliferation BS.

C.) Solar cars aren't really practical. I'll take a fission or RTG-powered car though. Decades with no refueling, near unlimited horsepower and if the reactor is designed well and SEVERELY armored, no real risk of mushroom clouds or radiation poisoning during an accident. That seems far more interesting than a slow, inadequately armored, dangerous to drive solar vehicle. I'm not driving a toy just to make people good inside about the planet. As long as a Chevy 350 can be repaired, you will never see me drive a solar car.

about three weeks ago
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Five Years of the Go Programming Language

ogdenk Re:For those interested... (82 comments)

namely deep embedded (the Arduino environment rnus C++)

You do this for a living? The fact you said "deep embedded" and Arduino in the same sentence kinda made me giggle. With 8-bit AVR's you're probably better off with assembly. With the 32-bit ARM variant, straight ANSI C is probably where it's really at. I really don't know anyone using C++ for microcontroller programming.

"Deep Embedded" would be more like VHDL or CUPL programming.

 

scientific computing, C++ is pretty much the best language out there.

Yep, that's why there's still so much FORTRAN code getting written.

about a month ago

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