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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

rogoshen1 Re:Think of the children! (210 comments)

Here's the problem though. While pedo's make for an abhorrent target, and due process just seems 'too good for them' -- where does the mob mentality end? We have a criminal justice system in civilized societies for a reason (inb4 anti-american snark).

If the angry mob decided tomorrow that some belief or group membership was wrong, should they be allowed to take matters into their own hands? Pretend for a moment that these were jaywalkers or people with overdue library books.

Lady Justice is not Heimdall or Janus, for a very good reason.

4 hours ago
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Local Motors Looks To Disrupt the Auto Industry With 3D-Printed Car Bodies

rogoshen1 Re:You've missed the point (119 comments)

And that lack of capability is 'disruptive' or threatening to their business model somehow?

I'm not taking exception to what they're doing, nor discounting the 'cool' factor -- but to claim it's DISRUPTIVE to the auto industry is silly.

2 days ago
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U.S. Gas Stations Vulnerable To Internet Attacks

rogoshen1 Re:Once more (99 comments)

To what, play warcraft 2?

2 days ago
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Local Motors Looks To Disrupt the Auto Industry With 3D-Printed Car Bodies

rogoshen1 disruptive? hah. (119 comments)

No. Lookit, printing a car body in 44 hours is a joke. Any auto plant in the world can probably turn out a thousand or so a day.

If anything this might be disruptive to MAACO or some other body shop -- dent up your fusion, and they can print out a replacement panel in a day or two.

3d printing is cool, but right now (and probably forever) it's just hype.

2 days ago
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Eric Schmidt: Our Perception of the Internet Will Fade

rogoshen1 Re:Switch off; turn on! (225 comments)

what he's really envisioning is the panopticon, and Google gets to be the warden.

2 days ago
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Silk Road Journal Found On Ulbricht's Laptop: "Everyone Knows Too Much"

rogoshen1 Re:Mental note: (179 comments)

i know if i were trying someone, and wanted them to appear as a criminal mastermind, a self penned manifesto/journal would be an incredibly convenient piece of evidence. Perfectly convenient, it could turn a technically challenging case into a total slam dunk.

Fortune favors the feds in such situations it seems.

3 days ago
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Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

rogoshen1 Re:Censorship? (415 comments)

progressives are also much better at the avoidance of buying into stereotypes as well.

3 days ago
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Hands On With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles

rogoshen1 Re:William Gibson and others have prior art. (170 comments)

you don't patent the glasses as single, monolithic item. you make up about 300 bullshit patents like "method for utilizing parallax to create depth of view in wearable binocular computer displays .. on the internet"

3 days ago
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US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

rogoshen1 A truly historical day! (661 comments)

Similar to a state legislature deciding on an official value for pi. I wonder how many Senators took more than a few terms of basic science in pursuit of their law/business degrees?

Further imagine how much lobbyist money is going to be wasted if the vote goes the wrong way and an alternative result is needed? There are much bigger issues to be bought, talk about not seeing the forest for the trees.

4 days ago
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Being Pestered By Drones? Buy a Drone-Hunting Drone

rogoshen1 Re:Inevitible (151 comments)

that is a naive and dangerous assumption.

Look at any engineering program in the US -- how many pakistani / arab students are there? How hard would it be for someone actually motivated to use such a device to find one of these students who either already had resentment towards the west, or had family back home who could be used as leverage?*

The complexity involved in *using* these tools, pales in comparison to developing them. All it would it take is getting an impressionable kid to design it.

*I only mention the pakistani/arab aspect because perhaps they'd be more sympathetic to a terrorists point of view to begin with. Before someone cries out 'racism' -- bear in mind just because something is uncomfortable to think, doesn't necessarily mean it's wrong.

about a week ago
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Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now

rogoshen1 time to buy futures, now. (441 comments)

only an idiot thinks prices will stay this low.
seriously, this happened in 2008 as well.

about two weeks ago
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Authors Alarmed As Oxford Junior Dictionary Drops Nature Words

rogoshen1 Not quite the same .. ring? (174 comments)

...
The weather started getting rough,
The tiny ship was tossed,
If not for the courage of the fearless crew
The [redacted] would be lost, the [redacted] would be lost

about two weeks ago
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South Africa Begins Ambitious Tablets In Schools Pilot Project

rogoshen1 Re:everytime this is tired (66 comments)

sad that an AC says this; because it's basically all that needs to be said. =/

about two weeks ago
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Several European Countries Lay Groundwork For Heavier Internet Censorhip

rogoshen1 Re:WTF (319 comments)

Religion? No. I'm free in most of Europe you'd be absolutely free to blaspheme Jesus, Moses, the Bible, Torah, Pope etc -- but anything Islam related is off limits. Should be clear about that. No one is going to break into your workplace and shoot 12 people if you make a disparaging cartoon about the Virgin Mary.

about two weeks ago
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LAPD Orders Body Cams That Will Start Recording When Police Use Tasers

rogoshen1 Re:why start after the fact? (219 comments)

could be voice activated, or RFID'd to start recording when the officer gets out of their car -- plenty of ways to do it

about two weeks ago
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In Paris, Terrorists Kill 2 More, Take At Least 7 Hostages

rogoshen1 Re:The religion of peace (490 comments)

The thing is, most would agree that it's only some vanishing small percentage of the Muslim population in Europe being responsible for acts like murdering innocent journalists, or people with the temerity to have a contrary opinion of their faith. In a sane world, the majority of Muslims would drop the hammer on the minority that gives the rest of them a bad name.

But that's not what we see here is it?

Something like this happens, and the usual damage control brigade and useful idiots come out saying "religion of peace, look at what the Christians did hundreds of years ago!" Or, they'll note the absolute FRINGE of christian fanatics in the west, and try to create a false equivalence between the two.

The thing is, western nations have absolutely no obligation to kowtow towards the demands of these people. France, and the rest of Europe do NOT need to be friendly towards Islam. Multiculturalism is a mistake, and hopefully they'll wake up before it's too late. Call me when the Saudi's or any other Islamic nation starts making similar concessions towards Jews or Christians.

about two weeks ago
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In Paris, Terrorists Kill 2 More, Take At Least 7 Hostages

rogoshen1 Re:The religion of peace (490 comments)

another shining example of diversity and multiculturalism.

about two weeks ago
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Russia Says Drivers Must Not Have "Sex Disorders" To Get License

rogoshen1 Re:I can only just laugh at this news (412 comments)

My god. Is anyone really that stupid?

To think that anyone would have mistaken Ellis Island for something OTHER than a 5 star resort. Providence, Boston, NY, etc were filled with the affluent upper crust of Europe in the early 20th century right? right? =/

about two weeks ago
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What's Wrong With the Manhattan Project National Park

rogoshen1 Re:Those who ignore history... (160 comments)

Absolutely. Imagine if this Disney Mentality had been around in the aftermath of WWII? The holocaust would be turned into a fable within just a few generations.

If something is both historically significant, AND uncomfortable -- it absolutely should be remembered and preserved. Else we wind up whitewashing the past -- which may make us feel better, but robs future generations of important lessons =/

about three weeks ago

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