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Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot

rahvin112 Re:lets pump the brakes here and analyze. (100 comments)

Yes it was, the dysfunction of the western hemisphere is the US's fault. We ran around exploiting and destroying the nations of the western hemisphere and as a result they continue to be tortured and dysfunctional governments because of what we did. Hell the US used to let the rich build private mercenary armies and invade these smaller countries and replace their governments. It was detestable conduct on the part of the US.

But the US, outside Liberia, had almost no involvement in Africa, the middle east or Asia outside normal trade until the cold war. The US didn't create Israel, the British and French did. The US didn't carve up Africa, and the middle east into little empires, the Europeans did. We still are dealing with the problems of the borders the English and French drew after WWII because they took no account of ethnicity or culture of the people's they grouped into nations (or they did so deliberately in the case of the British). All these nations are in constant war amongst themselves because groups of peoples that are traditional enemies are grouped together. Make no mistake the British did this deliberately, it was part of their divide and conquer strategy where they grouped people together that were in opposition then put the minority group in control. The perfect example of this is Rwanda where the Tutsi's were put in control under British rule and then subjugated the larger Hutu population. Because of this we've had a genocide and nearly constant war in Rwanda since independence, and all because this divide and conquer policy was official British policy for controlling foreign colonies.

Since the start of the cold war the US has interfered in nations world wide but that involvement typically was limited to stopping socialist sympathizing governments. The overthrow of the regime in Iran was mostly at the feet of the US though instigated by the British. There are others, like Vietnam that we damaged pretty heavily but in the short reign of the cold war the US could never do the same level of damage the Europeans did with more than 100 years of colonialism. But nothing gets my goat more than people blaming the US for the creation of Israel, because at the time the US was against the creation of Israel and through the arms embargo and other measures worked against the creation. It was only after they succeeded against all that opposition that the US recognized them and began to support them politically, though that support was tepid at best until after the '63 war probably about the time Israel became a nuclear armed state.

4 hours ago
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Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot

rahvin112 Re:lets pump the brakes here and analyze. (100 comments)

The US had NOTHING to do with the formation of Israel. Absolutely nothing. Yes we recognized them AFTER they gained control but we even had an arms embargo against them up until that point. Israels creation and almost all of the worlds problems can be traced to EUROPEAN colonialism and direct action by the British and French.

6 hours ago
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Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

rahvin112 Re:Simple set of pipelined utilties! (344 comments)

Yikes, if you rely on the hate spewed on the internet to judge any perception of anything you're way fucked up and don't like a damn thing. Let me give you a tip, don't trust a damn thing you read on the internet, particularly vitriol.

yesterday
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Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

rahvin112 Re:Yes, pipelined utilities, like the logs (344 comments)

There is nothing forcing you to use SystemD. If your favorite distribution is using SystemD find a new one that doesn't. The majority is ok with systemD, if you aren't find comradarie in another distribution with like minded people.

yesterday
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Farmers Carry Multidrug-Resistant Staph For Weeks Into Local Communities

rahvin112 Re:Farmers != Farm Workers (119 comments)

Ah blame the migrant. Neat trick you did there. Almost all livestock in the US are fed low dose antiboitics throughout their life. This isn't to keep them healthy, it's to provide weight gain.

Almost every chunk of meat you buy in the US contains antibiotics unless you intentionally exclude all but carefully labeled meat products. Animals being fed antibiotics excrete those antibiotics into the environment through their urine, feces and even through their skin. Being under constant exposure to environmental antibiotics through contact with waste products, the animals themselves and their feed which contains the antibiotics is no doubt going to lead to evolution of resistance in the bacteria inhabiting your body.

Lets play the game of most likely answer, that the migrants are taking over the counter antibiotics while they are outside the US when many never leave the US for any extended period. OR, that exposure to the environmental antibiotics used in animal production is what's causing it. If you think the most probable answer is the first as you suggested I can't help you.

2 days ago
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SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card

rahvin112 Re:Fahrenheit? WTHolyF? (210 comments)

The Kilo and the Liter are great measurements. But the Meter is way to fucking big, it's almost like it was based on the French meter that was create by a guy who was an excellent military tactician and leader but suffered from small height and always felt the need to compensate. I don't know, almost like a Napoleon complex.

5 days ago
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WD Announces 8TB, 10TB Helium Hard Drives

rahvin112 Re:Sounds stupid. (296 comments)

Do you have any idea how expensive RAM is? It's a couple factors larger than even NAND storage in price. If you want $20,000 hard drives your idea sounds great but the fact is RAM Is far too expensive. NAND and it's possible future replacements for non-volatile storage are the future. Spinning rust long term isn't going to be viable.

about a week ago
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Private Police Intelligence Network Shares Data and Targets Cash

rahvin112 Re:Undercover cop issue a non argument. (142 comments)

They don't even have to prove anyone guilty. With civil forfeiture they sue the property in this case cash, you don't have standing even if it's your cash and you were never convicted of a crime.

about two weeks ago
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Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

rahvin112 Silly (448 comments)

They don't put disable switches in them because the first thing someone would do is figure out how to disable them. So ISIS would have just disabled the Iraqi equipment, seized it, re-enabled it then disabled the switch.

Not even to mention what would happen to US forces if their equipment contained similar devices.

about two weeks ago
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SpaceX Challenges Blue Origin Patents Over Sea-Landing Rocket Tech

rahvin112 Re:Would it really be worse without patents? (75 comments)

He spoke to several lawyers, all of them told him it would cost him more to sue than his company was worth. None would consider a contingency suit because the damages would never cover the legal fees even at 100%.

about two weeks ago
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You Got Your Windows In My Linux

rahvin112 Re:What's wrong with Windows Server? (613 comments)

Almost everyone I've asked that has expressed hatred of SystemD hasn't actually used it. The vast majority either hate the creator or read some blog post, all but one had never used it or tried to understand it. I attribute much of the hatred to a "I hate change" attitude that is unfortunately common in the *Nix sphere.

about two weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

rahvin112 Re:Sigh... (789 comments)

Well he drops a nuclear weapon on Ukrainian territory and he's not going to have ANY friends in that area anymore. He's already made the bulk of the Ukrainian people that used to love him hate him and that would turn to the cold stark hatred of lifetime if he were to use a nuke against Ukraine. Honestly, not only has he broke the treaty to defend Ukraine from the west he'll have attacked them instead.

Much of this war is internal politics to Russia. The west just hasn't done a good job of explaining how Putin has gained and maintained power and much of it plays into the nationalism he's exploited. The people behind all this nationalism want a big strong Russia again, a world power that everyone respects and pays homage to. To get Russian support for his intervention into Ukraine he played up the angle of NATO on Russia's borders, that it was a direct threat to Russia. Now that it looked like Ukraine might beat the Rebels instead of falling to Putin's puppet state demands he's being forced to take action by those same nationalists he inflamed. If he ignores those people his political career is over and possibly his life.

IMO Putin was using this staged "revolt" to put pressure on Ukraine to accept the puppet state status he has gotten Belarus and others to take. But Ukraines armed forces winning the battle was something they didn't think was possible. I believe they thought that it would grind to a standstill and when winter rolled around and Ukraine started freezing without gas the government would need to negotiate where Putin's demands for the customs union and such go into play and he turns them into a puppet state again. Ukraines military advances the last few months have raised the spectre that Ukraine may beat the insurgent forces before winter. Combined with Ukraine's threat to join NATO this forced Putin's hand with the nationalists. He literally doesn't have a choice here as his own ass is on the line.

about two weeks ago
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SpaceX Challenges Blue Origin Patents Over Sea-Landing Rocket Tech

rahvin112 Re:Would it really be worse without patents? (75 comments)

It costs about 3 million dollars to take a patent case to court. No small business with a patent that's being violated can sue the big boys over patents because they can't afford the legal expenses. My uncle ran a business that sold a patented item to the mining business. Because the business was small they contracted with a larger company to produce the product using the small business input materials. The bigger business would routinely produce the patented item using the small business materials and was selling them in direct competition to the small business.

No matter how loud or how threatening my Uncle could be would intimidate the larger business because the lawsuit would bankrupt the smaller business and they'd just buy them out cheaper than their value (they told him as much when he was trying to stop them). There was literally nothing he could do because the value of the goods though a lot of money to the small business wasn't anywhere near the cost of the suit. The larger business made a point of producing just a small enough number of items for themselves that it would never be enough money to draw a lawyer in on contingency. Because they were pretty much the only company in the US that could produce the items he was screwed either way.

Like much of the legal system in this country it's become too expensive and too complicated for small businesses to go after larger ones. This applies especially to patents. Patents are not being used by small inventors.

about two weeks ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

rahvin112 Re:My weight loss diet last January (588 comments)

That month of only a quart of water a day just sliced about 10 years off the life of your kidneys. If your urine is dark orange you are actively damaging your kidneys. There is a reason everyone (all doctors, all dieticians, everyone) says drink lots of water, the more water you push through your kidneys keeps the contaminant load lower and works the kidney's less. The less water you drink ups the contaminant load and force the kidney's to process it with less available flow. This damages the kidney's. This is basic knowledge about how the kidney's function and you shortened the life of your kidney's significantly. What you did was very very stupid.

about two weeks ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

rahvin112 Re:Calorific value? (588 comments)

You do realize that the study is an actual scientific study to validate the low carb dieting (which includes the current paleo fad)? Without that scientific backup it's just anecdotal evidence and what atkins and others were saying was nothing but what every diet seller has said. With the scientific backup it becomes real nutritional information with real evidence backing it up.

about two weeks ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

rahvin112 Re:Empty Calories (588 comments)

Why on gods earth are you eating that shit on the outside? It's skin and it's loaded with fat. Just pull the skin off with all it's nasty carbs and eat the lean chicken.

about two weeks ago
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Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague

rahvin112 Re: But is it reaslistic? (369 comments)

Yea and it's not the middle ages either and there are no strains of plague that are anti-biotic resistant. The only Bacteria that are scary are anti-biotic resistant ones, all the rest can be cured with a dose of anti-biotic. That's why people with the real knowledge don't research bio-weapons from bacteria, they use viruses that have no effective treatment option.

This sounds like some rank amateur typing up a letter that says "we could do X" where X is some fanciful attack. What I see here is groups like the CIA playing this up as a fund raising drive even if the "plan" is stupidly simple and not even viable. This in fact sounds a lot like the yellow cake uranium crap they pushed into the media.

People need to stop falling for this BS.

about three weeks ago
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Uber Has a Playbook For Sabotaging Lyft, Says Report

rahvin112 Re:Illegal (182 comments)

If their employees did it they are responsible for it.

I'd be surprised at this point if Lyft doesn't sue them and use this story as an excuse to get discovery on their entire email system and website.

about three weeks ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

rahvin112 Clickbait is clickbait (826 comments)

Clickbait is clickbait. Loving that Dice media takeover!

about three weeks ago
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Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

rahvin112 I doubt it even makes it to the atmosphere (273 comments)

That methane dissolves into the water long before it reaches the surface and re-emerges, I would be surprised if even a small percentage of it make it to the atmosphere because bacteria would consume the dissolved methane before it can reach the surface. Even in the atmosphere where there is very little life the methane only lasts a couple decades, but in the ocean where it's teaming with life I doubt very little of it makes it to the surface.

about three weeks ago

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