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Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications

thesupraman Re:I would rather see 1000 terrorists go free... (562 comments)

Good thing your Daughter does what she is told by authority, it should make life MUCH easier for the following type of cops:


Of course, you are good with that, right?
After all, they represent AUTHORITY.
Personally, I would rather teach children what is right than to be good little sheep.

Oh, and about that privacy you still have... you DO realise they catch everyone in their nets right, not just 'the bad people'?
Lets hope someone in a position of authority doesnt decide they want to take you down a peg or two..

about two weeks ago

Lies, Damn Lies, and Tech Diversity Statistics

thesupraman Re:Teachers and Nurses? (335 comments)

The thing you need to remember is that when feminists talk about the 'gender gap' these days what they MEAN to say is the gap is not large enough.

Women have more choices, more opportunities, better health, longer lives, more social stature, and more support than men.

Once you understand that, things become clearer.
Sad, isnt it.

about two weeks ago

Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture

thesupraman Re:And so on. (316 comments)

Sorry, its already happened.


The only answer is.... oh sorry, there isnt one. Damn.

about two weeks ago

The Anthropocene Epoch Began With 1945 Atomic Bomb Test, Scientists Say

thesupraman Answer: (154 comments)

Because it is a load of PC navel gazing pseudo-religious bullshit?

Just a guess, but hey.

Could it be any clearer that this is a bunch of 'oh my god the sky is falling!' anti nuclear scaremongers desperately
trying to create a shred of link between unclear power (by FAR the least damaging base load power producer EVER)
and some idea of 'mankinds rape of our our beloved earth mother'?

Other than that particularly transparent attempt at politicalisation, the particular date seems basically stupid, it certainly
marks no major change in behaviour, society structure, technical capability (hint, use of radioactives, or even fission
didnt start then..)... Hell, the invention of the first computer could be considered far more important, or international public
networks, or about 10 dozen other developments that have global impact.

And if they want an accurate date marker, ffs, astronomy is well known as THE method, not BS approximate soil sampling.

Or are they childish enough to think that with modern land development approaches (burying waste, earthworks for construction, etc)
that soil strata are work a shit for any future research?


about two weeks ago

Belgian Raid Kills 2, Said To Avert "Major Terrorist Attacks"

thesupraman Re:How could this all happen? (257 comments)

Could you please let me know which Govt Department I go to in France to apply for the location I am allowed to live in?
I seem to be having trouble finding it - hell - last time I was there I just lived where I damn well wanted to and could afford..
Lucky I wasnt tracked down, I assume the penalty for living in the wrong place ispretty damn severe!

Oh, sorry, you mean you were talking figuratively, not literally? or some BS excuse like that?
Do you realise that the rhetoric you are spouting here is almost EXACTLY from the playbook of pre-soviet communism?
Didnt work out too well then either, for those who believed it.. unless you consider life under stalinist russia, or maoist
china to have worked out well for minorities (and I DO suggest you go and find out what did happen to them..).

In the end there is a certainly small percentge of ALL populations who will take up any excuse to do bad things.
They are (some of) the rapists, the murderers, the arsonists, you get the idea...
These particular ones just grabbed on a different excuse for their actions. Its not the voices in their heads, its not because
society forced them to, its not to compensate for what their parents did to them, its to 'avenge their religion', and its about
as BS as the other reasons - but these kinds of people will always find a reason.

THAT is the important thing to remember. This is no more 'Islam' than the crusaders were 'Christian' (even less so as it is not
state sponsored). It is the scumm of humanity doing what they have always done.

And, unfrotunately, there is no law you can pass, no restructions you can place, no force you can empower to stop it.
the best you can do is EDUCATE PEOPLE, and stop assuming that every nasty little arsehole is actually a wonderful
person who just needs love and support to help them bloom. Some of them are just nasty little arseholes.

about two weeks ago

Belgian Raid Kills 2, Said To Avert "Major Terrorist Attacks"

thesupraman Re:Prepare for more (257 comments)

So, perhaps then you can explain how the firebombing of dresden worked out so well and got the germans to surrender?


The Japanese didnt capitulate, their leaders decided to because they didnt want that much of their own blood on their hands.
Point to the leaders who will be surrendering in the middle east?

Such efforts have been well studies, and attacking a population results in one thing - giving them stronger resolve.

Bloodshed has never EVER conquered a people, idiot.

about two weeks ago

Why We're Not Going To See Sub-orbital Airliners

thesupraman Re:42 minutes (300 comments)

Just in case you dont realise, the reason for that have absolutely NOTHING to do with technical or economic issues.

And if you think any similar issues are the main problem with tunneling through the core of the planet, may I suggest looking at a preschool picture of 'the inside of a planet'? you see that red stuff? ......

about three weeks ago

Better Learning Through Expensive Software? One Principal Thinks Not

thesupraman Re: Chicago schools (169 comments)

Yes, they are. They are being fired, because paranoid parents assume that all male teachers are rapists, and schools are doing nothing to prevent that perception.
(and of course ignoring the amount of female teachers committing rape, both statutory and direct).

Of course that is only part of the problem, the fact is that Male and Female teachers take different approaches, which is why having both is so important.
And the 'educationalists' have a large bias to the Female approach (mostly because most of them are female).

Pull your head out of the closet and have a look at the teacher gender split figures, they are, shall we say, enlightening.

about three weeks ago

Better Learning Through Expensive Software? One Principal Thinks Not

thesupraman Re:Chicago schools (169 comments)

This, exactly this, and not just in the US, in pretty much every westernised education system.

Add to that of course addressing the HUGE gender imbalance in teaching (where is the effort to get more male teachers? yeah right,
they are being actively removed...)

Schools have become comfortable little fiefdoms with a dirty mixture of self interest, paranoia, and financial incest. The system needs to be stripped open
and scrubbed clean.

Once upon a time we had a media who would do the hard yards to achieve such things. Once..

about a month ago

Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

thesupraman Re:Note to capitalists: business model (840 comments)

ROTFL, written like a good little consumer. The koolaid is strong in this one ;)

There is VERY little debate, it is often no more expensive to make something repairable, and thats not even the professors complain (or a good attempt at a strawman..), their complaint is that consumers are not bothering to even try and fix or have things fixed because they dont know how or that it is possible.

ie: they are well trained little consumers also.

Of course it is good for the companies selling items, but it is pretty damn stupid from ANY other point of view.

about a month ago

Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

thesupraman Re:One way to look at it (840 comments)

With a toaster it is almost certainly a simple mechanical or electrical connection issue, so its usually a 5 or 10 minute fix.

Or, you know, just dont bother and add it to the landfills, I know which path I wold prefer.

about a month ago

Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

thesupraman Re:Integrated this, integrated that (840 comments)

Actually the amplifier chips are usually easier to source and replace than they used to be, certainly a lot easier to diagnose.
The problem is people dont care, they consider the cost to be low enough they dont bother to try, and unless you try (and inevitably often fail)
you dont build up the skill set to be able to repair things.

In fact I would suggest that over half of modern electronics failures are bad capacitors, or power supply issues - even after the ones that are
purely mechanical (wires, switches, etc).

about a month ago

School Defied Google and US Government, Let Boys Program White House Xmas Trees

thesupraman Re:Considering how few boys graduate at ALL (355 comments)

Dont forget the elephant in the corner, which is is OH so fashionable to ignore.

Who is teaching our children?

Really, especially in younger education, go and look at the male/female TEACHER ratio.

Any women claim they are unfairly treated in education? BS. They ARE education now, if they are unfairly treated it is by themselves.

It is boys that are getting hammered, by a even increasing demand of a feminised education system for them to conform to feminine standards.

Want equality? Show me the push for more men in teaching!

about a month ago

North Korean Defector Spills Details On the Country's Elite Hacking Force

thesupraman Re: The Interview hits warez sites (166 comments)

Stop showing off about how much better off you are than the masses!

Damn skite!

Think of the children! ( who may actually have to SEE this film!)

about a month ago

Did North Korea Really Attack Sony?

thesupraman Re: Motive (282 comments)

You missed which part was the stunt.

Sony got hacked and very embarrassing emails for leaked.
Sony's spin doctors went in to overdrive.. And devised that threats against a movie that was looking like a loser anyway could help..

And it has.. No one is talking about the emails any more.. The us govt is rushing to support Sony as are the us sheeple.

So basically a successful move by Sony.

Who cares of it causes an international incident... A few execs can get a little more bonus next year!

about a month ago

Tech's Gender Gap Started At Stanford

thesupraman No, No it doesnt. (224 comments)

I am sorry, what data does it have?
Oh, you mean it has unsupported assertions that match your desired worldview?

Let me make my own suggestion:
Pre mid 90s, CS was a rather unpopular course, generally filled with people who had a true interest in it, and in quite low numbers.
Therefore it tended to have a moderately (more) balanced gender participation, although that does vary quite strongly depending on location.

During the later 90s, the 'tech boom' made it a much more popular course for a lot of people who through it could be a path to 'success', the
content was watered down, the attendance went through the roof, and more of a male bias was seem.

HOWEVER, what to know where the opposite happened? business courses, MBAs, Laywers, Doctors.
Thats right, women CHOSE to avoid tech because they saw a larger payout in other areas - and women in general are better at long term planning.
Women went for the established, known risk long term payout of those kinds of course (at least as viewed at the time), whereas Men tended to bias more
towards the 'excitement and risk' of tech, with a lower probable payout.

But history meant a few of the tech people ended up making it big - so not its 'unfair' that more women didnt choose that path, and its the mens fault.

Get real, CS, and other tech courses, were most certainly NOT sexy in the early-mid 90s, and women were not excluded - most people who took them
were looked down on by much of the rest of the faculty.

Or, should we perhaps look at the current gener in bio-research, and advanced medical? a HUGE bias to women - who is screaming out about fixing that
equality? yes? please? no one? thought not.

Its just more of the usual - if something does well, women want 'equality' inforced there, but if it doesnt, they are happy to ignore it.
Or should be be trying to fix the gender gap in trades and manual labour areas? more women working in mines and fabrication?

Thought not..

about a month ago

Bank Security Software EULA Allows Spying On Users

thesupraman Re:How crazy (135 comments)

No, it appears that YOU know nothing about IT.
Or more, likely, the shill is strong in this one.

It is a pretty normal and well understood process these days of requesting user permission for a specific upload of information to a vendor (for exmaple 'this program has crashed, can we please send the crash report back for analysis'

Them being allowed to scrape anything they damn well feel from your computer without any direct permission is, as anyone with a functioning brain knows, a HUGE step beyond that.

about a month and a half ago

Microsoft To US Gov't: the World's Servers Are Not Yours For the Taking

thesupraman Re:The Golden Rule (192 comments)

So, you are saying that China and Japan rule?

about 2 months ago

FBI Seizes Los Angeles Schools' iPad Documents

thesupraman Re: When we give money to the schools ... (229 comments)

So.. Tell me
How is the pay as a teachers union rep these days?

That's quite a good collection of complete rubbish.. But hey what ever you need to rationalize increasing teachers benefits and protections at the cost of children's education.. Right?

You have forgotten that the principle under your theory is looking after all the kids in the school.. They must be underpaid even more! And I just realized! Obama is in charge of the whole population right? My god that man needs a pay rise!

The fact is these days teaching has become more and more secure (bad teachers are not only not removed.. They are almost impossible to even identify any more). Schools are spending more and more on their internal staffing and management and facilities and teaching 'aids' ( most of which are designed to reduce teacher effort rather that increase quality of actual teaching) at the direct cost of actual education.

I truly feel sorry for the last few true teachers holding on in the system as they watch this show motion train wreck destroy what was one a highly respected profession.

Sad.. Bit that's the end game of the paranoid knee jerk media driven frenzy that modern American life has become.

Think of the children.. Start making teachers and schools actually responsible for their Poor performance.

about 2 months ago

Uber Threatens To Do 'Opposition Research' On Journalists

thesupraman Re:Anti-feminism is NOT misogyny (299 comments)

You need to learn some basic comprehension I am afraid.

An Advocate is someone actively pushing for something.
Not being an advocate in NO way means you are apathetic to something or against something.
You can be a supporter without being an advocate.

However what you have done is demonstrated your actual bias by trying to tar anyone who is not a feminist as being against women, a common dirty trick.

Or do you really believe that you are against everything in this world that you dont actively work to support?
When was the last time you actively worked to support starving africans? homeless people? abused children? abused animals? male rape victims? (yes, they exist) the land rights of Austalian Aborigines?

See how it works? not being an advocate for something does not mean you dont support it.

about 2 months ago


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