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Fark's Drew Curtis Running For Governor of Kentucky

rtb61 Re:Where Does He Stand On the Issues? (97 comments)

You want to know who also agrees with you, terrorists agree with you, which is why they use terror to force people to do things that the terrorists want them to do. Democracy ie representing the majority and informing them sufficiently so that they can make sound decisions was all about putting an end to the rule of the minority who kept power and maintained power via terror, the terror of public executions. Whether they call themselves kings or emperors or gods, we just call them all terrorists today and their descendants are just narcissistic ass hats or worse psychopaths who should be behind bars.

4 hours ago
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Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

rtb61 Re:Link to the study (302 comments)

So yes, the majority of people support the mandatory labelling of 'ALL' food. What exactly is in it. So what is so new about that. So some smart arse sucks in people who don't know what they are talking about thinks they win. So why didn't that same shit for brains ask people simple questions in a foreign language and laugh at their ignorance. Seriously give a few people a little more brains than average and they think they are geniuses.

It is pretty damn obvious that people want to know what is being put in their foods and screw all those that want to lie and deceive so they can stick shit in it because it is cheap and then add artificial flavours to hide the taste of that shit.

6 hours ago
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Fark's Drew Curtis Running For Governor of Kentucky

rtb61 Re:Where Does He Stand On the Issues? (97 comments)

So you oppose representative government https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/..., hmm, interesting, have you been investigated lately because I am sure that there are a few people that would like to talk to you after that kind of statement. So you oppose the idea of a government of the people, by the people and for the people, interesting.

So democracy is mob rule, hmm, OK.

I am sure all the kings and queens of this world agree with you. All the leaders of police states. All those self serving autocrats.

7 hours ago
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Fish Found Living Half a Mile Under Antarctic Ice

rtb61 Re:By diving in it (60 comments)

Reality is of course, that it is not like any thing of this planet is ever going to be permanent. Some localised environments well end up doing not much more than providing knowledge that can be used in other areas and many will disappear without any human ever being aware of them, let alone try to understand them and the knowledge they can provide about the rest of the environment we live in. All things in balance, the quest for knowledge and what it provides and the quest to preserve. Of course there is no balance in ignorance so that is no goal at all.

7 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can You Get a Good 3-Button Mouse Today?

rtb61 Thumb (397 comments)

When it comes to a 3 or more button mouse, I find I like to keep my thumb busy and that seems to work pretty well. Want to test control ergonomics ask gamers.

yesterday
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UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?

rtb61 Re:I won't notice (300 comments)

Everyone has to keep in mind that the big screen high definition display is still far, far cheaper than a picture window with a good view and it can do far more with out disrupting the insulative affect of walls by putting holes in them. So one for every room, price being the driving issue.

Of course when it comes to content distributor, (buying the same content again and again under new marketing) and manufacturer (you must upgrade) PR=B$ and the latest double vision, the actors with botox and plastic surgery look terrible and their facial expressions are farcical (another new secret, exactly how much does Hollywood spend on animation to cover up bad acting and trying to keep up with photoshop levels of attractiveness) and every scenery defect shows up on 3D High Definition content, that content fails on better displays. The cinema warmly fuzzy look was not without reason.

yesterday
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Apple Agrees To Chinese Security Audits of Its Products

rtb61 Re:Absolutely fair.. (114 comments)

It depends what they are actually saying when they say they want to security audit the devices. I take that to mean complete access to the source code for all software supplied with the device and complete access to detailed hardware designs. So yep, a security audit will allow the Government of China to hunt down bugs and make use of them "to access secure information stored on confiscated iPhones from activists, dissidents, journalists, and other troublemakers". Likely it goes deeper than this and they want to access all possible associated Apple devices with or without the users permission upon a global basis and Apple is like 'meh' profits first. Apple users in the US better watch out, it's not like the Government of China's investigatory agencies are even slightly free of corruption and many of the 'er' hidden features they find are pretty much guaranteed to become available to organised crime.

2 days ago
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Barrett Brown, Formerly of Anonymous, Sentenced To 63 Months

rtb61 Re:Be afraid (109 comments)

Apparently apart from these people http://www.forbes.com/sites/pa... or these people http://www.theguardian.com/uk-... but hey believe what ever you want to believe. I think the word you were looking for was LulzSec rather than 'Anonymous' but then those members of LulzSec choose to temporarily associate themselves with the idea of 'Anonymous' and choose their own approach, including the decision by the masters FBI to commit crimes in others countries by molesting children ie grooming minors to commit crimes, supplying the tools, the knowledge and the targets and those agents should have been extradited and prosecuted for their criminal actions.

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

rtb61 Re:What an idiot (179 comments)

I specifically mentioned no organisation as this is a global issue and that globally, yes, investigatory agencies do have very skilled people working for them and I thought I was pretty clear on that. Note, those same agencies just by the application of statistics also get very low skilled people working for them. Some agencies are even stupid enough to use lie detectors, which ensure those most skilled at lying ie psychopaths still get hired and they are far more interested in pursuing their own ego and their ability to abuse power than they are in justice. So the majority of investigations are done well but also some investigations are completely botched up by incompetent people out of their depth or by those pursuing their own ego ahead of justice. Inevitably they seek to twist evidence to make up for the incorrect original guesses to which they become administratively bound as a result of the agencies resources they have expended and this ultimately fails to the shame and dishonour of all those involve, this as exemplified by abusive and corrupt plea bargain arrangements. You are kidding yourself if you think all investigatory officers are equal and in fact, some are so bad not only should they not be on the job, they should also be investigated and prosecuted for the criminal misconduct.

2 days ago
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Barrett Brown, Formerly of Anonymous, Sentenced To 63 Months

rtb61 Re:Be afraid (109 comments)

They couldn't prosecute 'Anonymous' so they targeted the first person publicly claiming to be a leader within 'Anonymous'. Pretty illogical because as I understand it, you can not be a member of 'Anonymous' once you publicly claim to be a member of 'Anonymous'. When it first came out 'Anonymous' had more to do with mocking the aggressive for profit bureaucracy of Scientology and the asthmatic dwarf in charge with regard to their desire to persecute anyone who protested them. So the pretence of being 'Anonymous' without actually being 'Anonymous', thus mocking their willingness to persecute people ie I am so afraid I must hide, screw you, no I am not. This then grew into the idea of activism where it was all about the cause and not about the people protesting, no celebrity activism. So a way to form a short term association around a particular cause and invite others to join and protest as one of the basically, nobodies, the invisible people, the people with no names and no faces ie the majority. The forms of protest taken and the causes are purely up to those people at that time. So it's hard to imagine how you could be or not be a fan of 'Anonymous' because it is what ever a particular cause is at a particular time and their chosen method of political activism. So you are either a fan of a particular cause and the method chosen or not and then choose whether to join in or not.

So when the FBI chose to pretend to be 'Anonymous' they did factually become 'Anonymous' and their acts became the acts of 'Anonymous' and let's be honest they were enormously successful at raising the public awareness of 'Anonymous' and made it far more successful idea than it would otherwise have been. Without the FBI efforts it's pretty obvious that 'Anonymous' would never have captured the public imagination as well as it did, although I am pretty sure that was not their goal at the time, you can not ignore what they did manage to achieve or at least what it seems like they were tricked into achieving ;D.

2 days ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

rtb61 Re:Just give the option to turn it off... (790 comments)

I really have to wonder about bikers who like a throbbing object beneath their nether regions, those motor bikes shake object hundreds of feet away, why do bikers desperately need those objects between their legs, are they missing something? Obviously the sound is unnecessary, as such vehicle noise laws should be reduced. Desperate for loud throbbing objects get the appropriate tool insert it and wear headphones with the volume cranked up. There is no sane reason why you should be allowed to force you hobby upon tens of thousands of other people as you drive down roads. Want to have fun, fine have fun but consider others and the ramifications of noise pollution in a crowded world. Not really picking on you as you very likely are not driving down my road, I am of course aggrieved by moronic Harley Davidson riders who are riding down my road and it seems there is no sound reason behind that sound.

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

rtb61 Re:Censorship? (415 comments)

Sorry dude I know you wish it wasn't so but IQ statistics prove the Left is way, way ahead of the right. Don't worry new statistic will start coming out that when it comes to narcissism and psychopathy the right is way, way ahead of the left. The left are about caring and sharing and the right are about selfishness and greed, suck it on up, that is the reality. When selfishness and greed are your motivation you concern for other people becomes very limited and this will impact you actions. Sure there are a bunch of conservative right wingers who believes they will profit by pretending to be left wingers but that does not make the left wing. Reality is the left are enamoured of the truth and the right accepts lies as long as it gains them what they want.

3 days ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

rtb61 Re:Just give the option to turn it off... (790 comments)

Your the exact kind of asshat the proves why new laws should be implemented to reduce the sounds vehicles make at their exhaust. Why should manufacturers being feeding the egos of dicks to annoy everyone who lives alongside the roads the egotistical shites drive down. Time once again to crack down on noise pollution as it should be obvious that it is necessary by this very story.

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

rtb61 Re:What an idiot (179 comments)

Who is kidding who. When a whole bunch of skilled people are specifically focused on getting evidence of criminal actions you have committed they will get you, if they do not make any mistakes and there is nothing you can do to prevent it. The idea is not to make so many mistakes that a whole bunch of skilled people become specifically focused upon you because by then it is way too late already. Of course once you get neck deep in criminal activity and when greed becomes you sole guiding motivation. The ego driven stupidity that comes with that ensures once they have you scent they will track you down and get the evidence they need to prosecute.

3 days ago
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Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

rtb61 Re:Yeah! (506 comments)

The carrot works best when the donkey doesn't eat it, just as it held in front of it's muzzle and this in conjunction with the fear of the stick keeps the donkey ie the masses in check. Don't fall for the promises only congratulate actions. The reality is for decades the general public has only been getting promises whilst the corporations got all the action and that is regardless of which party was in charge and working in collusion with the other party whilst pretending not to.

3 days ago
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Hands On With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles

rtb61 Re:Microsoft's 14 Year Xbox Fiasco (170 comments)

The fastest selling gaming device of all time is most definitely not the xbox and why is M$ lying because of course the fastest selling gaming device of all time is not theirs. Just because it also does other things does not mean it is no longer a gaming device. So the smart phone is number one, just because the Losephone (a lot funnier than calling it a Winphone) is one of the worst sellers. The biggest reason why the smart phone wins, is their are a lot more choices than there are for game consoles. Of course these kind of glasses really will have their greatest impact when plugged into a smart phone and not when plugged into a game console. Then on the fly wireless lan gaming potential will most definitely be one of the high lights if they get it to work well and is physiologically comfortable with regard to extended use.

Why does M$ always seem to head off in the wrong direction, game consoles no, absolutely not, smart phones yes, the only logical direction for the device. Especially as the smart phone can so readily hook into more high powered hardware and act as the link between that and the glasses. Can they turn the Losephone into a Winphone, that would depend upon how far beyond gaming they can extend the use of the glasses. Of course they will not be on their own, ultimately, 3D glasses of what ever description are the most effective way to significantly extend the usability of smart phones. Stick a bunch of rfid tags on your fingernails so that the glasses can track the relative orientation of your fingers and you are done, apart from of course coming up with a range of usability gestures, like thumbs up.

3 days ago
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Calls For European ISPs To Filter Content Could Be Illegal

rtb61 VOIP? (60 comments)

Voice over internet protocol, basically private phone calls via the internet. So filtering content, censoring person to person phone calls and deleting speech the corporations disagree with. Exactly where does the limit on internet censorship reach, apparently right in your home. Hey, why stop at deleting people's speech, why not replace the deleted speech with approved speech, the US government already does it with seized web sites. Why stop there, why replace person to person speech upon a individual basis, computers can do it quite readily.

3 days ago
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Tracking Down How Many (Or How Few) People Actively Use Google+

rtb61 Re:Google Plus Defined Itself As a Hazard (209 comments)

If you want comments about what Facebook does, go to the story about Facebook. This is about 'G-' (that is far more appropriate). I went through all the rigmarole to delete and clear my Facebook profile many years ago and had to do so because even a never used one complains and demands to be monitored. So yeah, Facebook sucks big time for many reasons, now what exactly does that to do with 'G-' and the changes it needs to make to become more usable and popular and actually be 'G+' rather than 'G-' ;P.

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

rtb61 Re:I'm not an expert on arithmetic, but... (661 comments)

I offer proof that 5 is bigger than 15, after all is not one fifth bigger than one fifteenth, see the intellectuals always trying to twist stuff around ;P.

Now that is the exact equal of the argument between weather when it snows and global climate and they have repeatedly, seriously argued it. I know it would have been funnier if I just did the first paragraph but I just couldn't bring myself to do it ;(.

4 days ago
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Silk Road 2.0 Deputy Arrested

rtb61 Re:Homeland Security? Everyone is a terrorist (126 comments)

No plea bargain, we want the trial every single time. Don't care how much it costs, we want the evidence submitted for public review, we want investigatory procedure to be shown as valid, we want the accused to have their day in court, we want a fair trial where the government proves it's case. Not once but every single time because that is justice being seen to be observed. We do not want justice based upon extortion, we do not want justice based upon accusation and torture until you confess, we do not want guilty please with small sentences under threat of huge sentences that is not justice, that is a blatant corruption, why because greedy shit heads want cheaper injustice for the majority poor (guilty until you can spend enough to prove you are innocent) whilst they themselves get their own version of injustice for the rich (they are guilty of nothing just suffering from affluenza and that apparently is also our fault for letting the get so rich in the first place).

4 days ago

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How to make use of public review sites

rtb61 rtb61 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

rtb61 (674572) writes "Coming across a particular public review site http://www.productreview.com.au/ I noticed that by far the majority of 5 star reviews for http://www.billyguyatts.com.au/ well all one shot reviews, where as the majority of negative reviews were by people who had made a multiple of varying reviews across various products.
Another site which comes to mind is http://www.imdb.com/ which seems to suffer from a veritable plethora of fake one shot 10 out of 10 reviews.
When I commented on the inconsistency, my comment was deleted and marked as "Inappropriate Content" as if I had been abusive.
So which review sites are reasonable, how can you make use of them and what are review sites doing to clean up their act. Are gradated reviews better where, various qualities are separated out and each rated (especially contradictory qualities) so at least to slow down fake reviews"

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Script Kiddies

rtb61 rtb61 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

rtb61 (674572) writes "Should adults who supply software for criminal use to minors or lead minors into taking criminal actions on the internet be charged with grooming children and child abuse. As in the case of Hector "Sabu" Monsegur and Lulzsec, where he established contact with some of the accused members Lulzsec when they were minors and led them into committing crimes on his behalf prior to those individuals latter being arrested as adults. Has the FBI in this case failed to follow up upon confessed criminal actions."
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A differen method of protest

rtb61 rtb61 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

rtb61 (674572) writes "Whilst stumbling about the web I came across the fascinating article http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1719872,00.html and to quote "If asked to serve on a jury deliberating a violation of state or federal drug laws, we will vote to acquit, regardless of the evidence presented.", a protest method I would never have though of. A stunning and imaginative way to declare war upon an out of control civil war, the drug war."
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Australian Labour Party going for a big net impact

rtb61 rtb61 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

rtb61 (674572) writes "The Australian Labour Party pushing for net aware youth with a flashy personality orientated web site http://www.kevin07.com/. I got it in my email, I suppose I must have registered at one stage or other in way or other. A site complete with pro-youth links to Youtube, Myspace and Facebook. Personally I have never been into team politics and think it is a stupid way to align yourself politically as an individual, always pursue the policies and leave the rah rah for the jock straps and sport, at least there are some policies on the site. I still wonder whether it is appropriate for parties to indirectly promote commercial web sites by linking to them, as for 'KMail', perhaps a little political correctness with a polite point to the people at KDE. The Facebook link it is likely a very bad idea as they have no control on who or what they are now promoting."
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rtb61 rtb61 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

rtb61 writes "So is Google 'searching' the Slashdot forums for patentable ideas and claiming them as their own? Not that I am particularly proud of coming up with the idea but I certainly don't want Google patenting it, http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=167009&cid =13929372. Now would that post, as negative as it is about the concept, be sufficient to constitute prior art and is Googles "Do no Evil" starting to wear 'patently' thin."

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