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Motorola's Sholes Bootloader Unlocked

turbotroll Re:Sorry, but no (283 comments)

Which companies are NOT on the list?

One of them is GeeksPhone. Rooted out of the box, runs vanilla Android or CyanogenMod.

more than 3 years ago

Who Unfriended You, and Why

turbotroll Re:Strange concept of friendship (122 comments)

That said, friends come and go.

Well, in my opinion and to the contrary, real friends are those who never go, regardless of what happens.

That's why only 7 people I know I consider as friends. And no, I'm not a misanthrope who lives on a deserted island. A friend is a person who will seriously give a fuck if I die, who will help my parents if their house burns down, who will travel across the world just to see me and have a couple of beers with me. For this reason I don't need a retarded site with an RSS feed to manage my 7 friends.

If you really happen to know 200-1000 such people, they you are really rich indeed.

more than 2 years ago

Using Technology To Enforce Good Behavior

turbotroll Re:Nannystate? (249 comments)

Personal responsibility, folks. That's all I ask for.

People, in their ignorance of history, fail to understand that tyrannies and autocracies usually evolve from seemingly benign nanny states, where responsibilities and freedoms of individuals gradually shift to their leaders.

Great writers of science fictions tried to warn us about dangers of scenarios such as those mentioned in TFA. The warnings were mostly in vain, because the world is already slowly but steadily sliding into a state of technology-assisted fascism.

more than 3 years ago

Old Facebook Apps Still Plunder Your Privacy

turbotroll Re:Standard Internet Rules Apply (101 comments)

(especially if anyone ever happened to backtrace her... she probably doesn't want her family knowing that the cute stray they rescued a few years back has been getting its RDA of peanut butter off her muff)

Very interesting and funny cautionary tale. ;) Too bad some schmuck modded you down...

more than 3 years ago

Assange Has Signed Book Deals Worth $1.5 Million+

turbotroll Re:Why did Assange want to move to Sweden? (452 comments)

Sweden has stronger protections for free-speech than his other options for residency. Look at The Pirate Bay - if it were in the U.S. or Russia or UK it would've been taken down long ago.

I don't agree with this. The case of The Pirate Bay merely shows that Hollywood's lobby wasn't strong enough at a given moment and that the establishment had more important voices to censor or silence.

Do you think you have full freedom of speech in Sweden? Try criticizing the current immigration policies, for instance, and you will be immediately labeled as "racist", never mind if your critique has nothing to do with somebody's skin color.

I refuse to believe in any fine gradations of freedom of speech. If you are free to speak whatever you want, but only as long as you don't offend somebody or make them feel uncomfortable, then you are not free to speak. You either have freedom of speech or you don't.

(Full disclosure: I'm also a resident of Sweden.)

more than 3 years ago

Assange Has Signed Book Deals Worth $1.5 Million+

turbotroll Re:Men are fucked... (452 comments)

There are 2 accusations men will never come clean on. 1. Rape 2. Child molestation.

You forgot possession of child pornography. I agree 100% with the rest of your post.

more than 3 years ago

Assange Has Signed Book Deals Worth $1.5 Million+

turbotroll Re:Without specifics, I think we should be wary... (452 comments)

in sweden the laws are such that if a woman removes her consent of sex during intercourse you must stop. It is a he said she said rule. but the law favors the woman.

This is not even the only Swedish law which favors women. For instance, prostitution is outlawed over here, but in such manner that it is a criminal offense for a man to buy sexual services but not for a woman to sell them (I don't know how are the cases of homosexual prostitution, either male-male or female-female, handled.) The law axiomatically defines a woman as a victim.

The Swedish law, while aiming to be "progressive", is actually extremely sexist and hypocritical. Such bigotry extends to other spheres of the society such as labor, but that is out of scope of this discussion.

more than 3 years ago

Thief Returns Stolen Laptop Contents On USB Stick

turbotroll Re:10 year old laptop? (352 comments)

10 years of data on the laptop - are they implying that said stolen laptop was 10 years old? And thief bothered, not only to steal it but also boot it up? Sweden is scary sometimes.

Yes, Sweden is really scary sometimes. Not because of the crime rates, or collapsing welfare state, or government-controlled politically correct media, or systhematic wiretapping, but, of all things - an old professor who is not a computer geek not taking backups of his data! Only on Slashdot. Brilliant.

more than 3 years ago

Thief Returns Stolen Laptop Contents On USB Stick

turbotroll Re:Sounds risky to me (352 comments)

Contacting your victim sounds risky to me. Could report you to the police. Then the cops can put your fingerprints in some database. Then they can maybe trace the mail you sent, and start asking your neighbors about people who would fit the profile for doing this. (20s-30s, white, Swedish)

Ever been to any major city of Sweden, such as Stockholm or god forbid Malmö? The likehood that this crime has been committed by a 20s-30s white Svensson is extremely low. They will call me racist if I tell more (hint).

more than 3 years ago

Thief Returns Stolen Laptop Contents On USB Stick

turbotroll Re:That's a good start... (352 comments)

Now if the thief had mailed the actual laptop back, with $100 cash for pain and suffering and then killed himself to make sure he never did it again, that would be progress.

My words exactly! But expect dumbfucks who sympathize with criminals to mod you down for writing this.

more than 3 years ago

Thief Returns Stolen Laptop Contents On USB Stick

turbotroll Re:Backups? (352 comments)

Why is this professor, who values his 10 years of digital work, keeping all his eggs in one basket? That guy should be regularly backing up data that is irreplaceable. Theft, loss, hardware failure or even operator error could all lead to a devastating loss.

It has been said that he is a university professor, not necessarily a computer nerd.

more than 3 years ago

Thief Returns Stolen Laptop Contents On USB Stick

turbotroll Re:This behavior isn't unusual (352 comments)

More often than not, if a thief has the chance to steal some money but not all the money, they will leave some of it there.

And if an assassin has the chance to murder his mark quickly and painlessly, he will do so rather than torturing her to death? Is that proof that murderers have a mixed conscience according to you?

Your relativisation of crime is disturbing and disgusting.

more than 3 years ago

Thief Returns Stolen Laptop Contents On USB Stick

turbotroll Sympathy with criminals (352 comments)

This is a very idiotic story. What is next, are they going to praise a rapist for wearing a condom?

more than 3 years ago

Pentagon Makes Good On Plan To Destroy Critical Book

turbotroll Re:Talk about censorship (306 comments)

Joseph Goebbels would have been proud.

more than 3 years ago

German Military Braces For Peak Oil

turbotroll Re:Prophecy (764 comments)

Do you have children?

Do you have parents? Do you blame them for current environmental and economic problems?

more than 3 years ago

Yellowstone Hot Spot Shreds Ancient Pacific Ocean

turbotroll Colonize the Solar System (69 comments)

Colonization of the Solar System (to begin with) is a prerequisite for human kind to survive major cataclysms on Earth and should be undertaken before it is too late. Even Stephen Hawking endorses such an opinion.

more than 3 years ago

Building Prisons Without Walls Using GPS Devices

turbotroll Criminals must thank naive citizens and activists (545 comments)

I am so going to get -5 Troll for writing this, but I don't care. Chasing carma is not my sport, at least not by means of hypocrisy called "political correctness".

'The ultimate result could be lower crime rates, at a reduced cost'

Where is the evidence to this? As I already mentioned in a previous post on similar topic, gang leaders already successfully continue with their business even while incarcerated, and this retarded measure will only make their job even easier. Once again, the law-abiding citizens will end up looking as fools and criminals will be laughing in the face of their victims and the society as whole.

'and with considerably less inhumanity in the bargain.'

Why should humane treatment even be an issue, especially when we are talking about most ruthless and unrepentant criminals, such as rapists, gang leaders and assassins? When will the society finally realize and admit that certain individuals can only be stopped from committing further crimes by means of physical elimination?

more than 3 years ago

Skipping Traditional Recruitment, Going Straight To the Source

turbotroll Re:Personally I think recruiters are worthless (207 comments)

What's the difference between a used care salesman and a tech recruiter? The used car salesman knows he's lying. Sure it's a joke but there is a lot of truth to that statement.

I can only confirm this. After many encounters with recruiters over the years, I tend to get really surprised when I stumble upon one who is not completely dishonest. Remember folks, a recruiter has the capacity to screw your life very badly, so practice caution.

more than 3 years ago

Skipping Traditional Recruitment, Going Straight To the Source

turbotroll Re:Well I don't really consider Linkedin personal (207 comments)

The problem is that people view social networking as just some sort of big ole' party. Most people I know can't believe I won't accept any and every Facebook friend request. For me, it is someone I know that I would consider a friend, even if fairly distantly. For most people, the more the merrier. They just say "yes" to anything.

And this disproves one of the greatest fallacies about social networks, the one that somebody's network of contacts is an evidence of his identity.

more than 3 years ago


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