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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

rtb61 Re:The WHO (453 comments)

Why does it feel more like you are trying to convince yourself rather than me. I am not defining it's nature or limits, just it's feel and an observation about behaviour about those most desperate to live on another day and how badly they have lived. Guilt does not equal reason.

about half an hour ago
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Anonymous Peer-review Comments May Spark Legal Battle

rtb61 Re:His articles on PubPeer (158 comments)

Perhaps an underpaid and abused masters/doctorate lab rat with insider knowledge seeking payback for broken promises ;).

11 hours ago
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CIA Tested Primitive Chatbots For Interrogation In the 1980s

rtb61 Re:Comparison (63 comments)

Of course if you are not chatty with the chatbot it all becomes rather pointless. Of course the CIA since then resorted to torture, when it found it was far more profitable for the involved private contractors and corporations when 'suspected' terrorists said what ever the tortures wanted them to say or died of 'natural' causes. Can't be defending against all the claimed 'confessed' threats, unless people can be made to 'confess', to what ever insiders needed them confess to, so that billions could be spent defending against it. US intelligence services went right off the rails the more they privatised it and the more it was politicised.

12 hours ago
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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

rtb61 Re:MAD (307 comments)

Will US insiders quit whining about spending 5 billion dollars to give the Crimea back to Russia for free after a Ukrainian leader of the Soviet Union stole it and attached it to his homeland. Seriously how many Russian died fighting the Nazi's including their Ukrainian Allies over that bit of territory during the second war world, hundreds of thousands, ever seriously think they were just going to let it go. They saw everything the US was plotting and scheming in the Ukraine that Russia wouldn't seek to capitalise on US arrogance and recover what was taken from them and ensure that US meddling ended up in a huge long lasting mess which only Russia could fix. Putin is neither here nor there, the only thing he most definitely beats out Uncle Tom Obama the choom gang coward on, is he most definitely is not a corporate puppet.

yesterday
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

rtb61 Re:The WHO (453 comments)

Life Rule, Have as much fun as possible whilst causing the least amount of harm possible. Likely those who are most fearful of death abuse the hell out of that rule causing a great deal of harm by having fun at everyone else's expense. If you really believe you are alive and there is a real dimension, an energy to life, like all other forms of energy it logically must be in balance. That fear re-balancing seems to be what drives those with the worst life balance to desperately fend of death for as long as possible. For others, whose lives are more positively balanced of course, no more than a hopefully peaceful end and a long rest.

yesterday
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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

rtb61 MAD (307 comments)

Mutually Assured Destruction, making sure the psychopaths that own the corporations who make the weapons, the corrupt politicians who buy the weapons and fire the weapons, die as well. That's all they care about, as for the rest of us, we are all cannon fodder and millennia of psychopathic war has shown the will use and kill us without limit or mercy, only our refusal to play their game, puts limits on it. A multi-lingual internet where people communicate from all over the world would likely make that refusal global.

yesterday
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Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

rtb61 Re:Sales figures are news now? (200 comments)

Sold? sold to whom? End users, retailers, wholesalers, importers or exporters. Hell, using that model you can count the same phone 5 times. The infamous sold out marketing scam is getting pretty old and lame, oh my god, buy it now, buy it before it's too late and you can never get one, buy it or be left behind etc.

If you don't wait 30 to 60 days to buy a new product, then you just become a tester for every one else and the manufacturer as the faults come to light.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

rtb61 Re:Alright smart guy (496 comments)

Do you realise you are actively spreading a lie, one that I have yet to figure out whether you are doing it purposefully or accidentally. Google most emphatically does not support Nexus devices for 18 months. They only support devices 18 months after initial release. Meaning you can purchase the device brand new 17 months after the initial release and only get one months support. So they provide only depreciating support regardless of purchase date, based upon initial product release date and guess what, you get zero discount for that reduced support.

2 days ago
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NY Magistrate: Legal Papers Can Be Served Via Facebook

rtb61 Re:What? (184 comments)

There is a substantive difference. Facebook only represents the identification of a name and not a person. Anyone can hold that name, any claim can be made about who holds that name on Facebook and at no time is positive identification of a person made.

2 days ago
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Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet

rtb61 Re:The US already had this power for a long time (240 comments)

So this planning by Russia is a logical move. How to selectively cut off foreign regional areas from local national internet, whilst maintaining local national internet and select international connections. This is something that every country capable of doing so should do so. The internet is an essential part of modern communications infrastructure and method should be established to ensure the local national infrastructure continues to operate regardless of government or corporate machinations in foreign countries. Same with network security functions, there should be a clear distinction in managing security operations between local national operations and foreign operations and inherently foreign operations can never be trusted as proven of course by the US government and the NSA.

Management of essential national infrastructure should always be by a locally elected government and not left to foreign powers whether they be government or even worse corporate. This is just all part of the internet becoming 'essential' infrastructure and not being left to psychopathic corporate interests or foreign manipulations, quite simply all a part of ensuring local national net neutrality.

3 days ago
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Schizophrenia Is Not a Single Disease

rtb61 Re:DNA? (222 comments)

I'll second that moron, check before you make statements and if you can't check don't assume otherwise you'll make an ass out of yourself.

about a week ago
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NSA Director Says Agency Is Still Trying To Figure Out Cyber Operations

rtb61 Re:The same applies to New York, right? Ok to atta (103 comments)

Well, no, the theory is military who hooks up nuclear warheads to the internet should be imprisoned for life and those warheads disconnected. The surreal idiotic supposition, that other people can gain control of your nuclear warheads is ludicrous and if they can, well, it is all to late already, is in not?

about a week ago
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NSA Director Says Agency Is Still Trying To Figure Out Cyber Operations

rtb61 Cut The Cable (103 comments)

Pretty bloody easy to define the difference between hacking and act of war. Any hacking attack you can simply divert by cutting the connection is not an act of war. A major electro magnetic pulse generated by a thermonuclear war head is an act of war.

For the idiots at the NSA, permanent damage versus repaired disruption. They just need to ask the buddies at the CIA when it comes to their idea of torture, permanent harm equals torture non permanent harm according to them, based upon them being a bunch of sick psychopath sadists, does not equal torture.

So if you ain't using explosives on digital infrastructure it ain't war. No matter how badly behaved the NSA has been, their acts have not quite crossed the bounds of an act of war. Somehow I guess this will be another example of American exceptionalism and when the US does it, it is not an act of war and when any other country does it, it is an act of war and the US must spend another billion dollars on the US military industrial complex per incident or so the lobbyists say.

about a week ago
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Quickflix Wants Netflix To Drop Australian VPN Users

rtb61 Re:International Copyright (172 comments)

It's called monopoly activity. Someone gets in early and buys up all control because they believe they will be able to charge more than the rest of market by establishing a monopoly. With regard to copyright this also ties into killing the distribution of independent content by turning broadband into overpriced strangle band to make it too expensive for them to digitally distribute content. Now tie this into corruption of government and corrupt three strikes laws disconnected from the net and threats of criminal penalties for minors infringing copyright. So management by psychopaths and unlimited greed.

So this gives you Foxtel, News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch and his dog Tony Abbott and the crippling of Australia's digital future to feed one asshats insane drive for profits and power as well as his corrupt pathetic political minions.

about a week ago
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New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

rtb61 Re:Not the only strategy (323 comments)

Point of revenue taxation with full cost and profit declaration at the point of revenue. So don't want the revenue, fine, leave. Who cares where the company is based, who cares where the product is manufactured, with full declaration of costs and profits and all taxes paid at point of revenue it makes no difference. Add in fair trade requirement where imported product is required to compete with locally produced product based upon the application of all costs of local legislation and transport costs will localise production.

It is not about the psychopathic lie of which country provides the best corrupt tax basis, it is all about which soundly based and managed countries produce the best revenue opportunities, the ability to sell product and services.

about a week ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

rtb61 Re:Alternative Title (541 comments)

Yes, a stable and secure windows 2000 pro with some optional trimmings on the side.

about a week ago
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How Governments Are Getting Around the UN's Ban On Blinding Laser Weapons

rtb61 Re:Not much different than the fire starting laser (180 comments)

It is down to a matter of control. One bullet fired at a particular target versus a continuous beam of laser energy including, potential for reflection, aim vagaries and the threat to civilians, much like using chemical or biological weapons. The preference is to get the enemy army to surrender not to mass main or murder as many soldiers and civilian bystanders as quickly as possible. If that was the case we might as well just let the nukes fly and get it over with. So it is worse because of likely hood of collateral damage. As for law enforcement use, a stern legal reminder needs to be issued to law enforcement that the only legal use of force is the minimum use of force to initiate an arrest. They are blatantly abusing the law when they use chemical, electrical, sonic, percussion or brute force weapons upon citizens with no intent to initiate an arrest.

about a week ago
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The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?

rtb61 Re:Spoilers (131 comments)

We can also let 99.9999% of businesses decide it. That is the reality by far and away the majority of businesses will benefit by net neutrality, from cheaper data transmission, to protected from interception traffic and competitor driven censorship. All tech staff need to get out and produce an advisory to management about the extremely damaging impact to business digital communications with the loss of net neutrality and the requirement for management to instruct lobbyists to ensure an absolute tiny minority of companies in the order of 0.0001% of companies can control, limit, censor and intercept business communications. A loss of net neutrality is a real threat to the future of by far the majority of businesses.

about a week ago
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Court Rules the "Google" Trademark Isn't Generic

rtb61 Re:Well, if you're going to push... (159 comments)

However Google is not the original use of the word as in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.... So Barney Google and his Googly eyes and this of course led to google eyed and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T.... This is where Google management got it's search (visual action) from, just your typical nerdy geek derivative use of language, although they emphatically disingenuously deny it now. Looks like there'll be a right barney http://onlineslangdictionary.c... over the word google yet to come. Sorry guys just because it is old and drifted out of use a little doesn't mean you can steal it and you can just bet the comic is going to get a revival now.

about a week ago
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Sci-Fi Authors and Scientists Predict an Optimistic Future

rtb61 Re:Dystopian v/s utopian (191 comments)

Keep in mind utopian failures are not a societal thing they are a species thing. In all cases human utopian societies are subverted and corrupted by a parasitical sub-species of humanity, psychopaths. Quite simply remove them and a lot of humanities problems will go away with them. Empathy and a full set of human emotions are a functional developmental requirement for a human to effectively fit in and cooperatively support the endeavours of the society that they are a part of. Rather than preying upon it and demanding to have far more than others up to and including to the point of triggering the collapse of that society.

So rather than a dystopian view of breeding and future citizen nurturing licences a positive view is likely in order.

about a week ago

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How to make use of public review sites

rtb61 rtb61 writes  |  about a year 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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