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Germany Scores First: Ends Verizon Contract Over NSA Concerns

uniquename72 Re:wtf forced on beta again? (206 comments)

You don't understand. It could be impossible for him to disable it.

It's easily disabled. There was a time when only techies read /.; now techies are the exception rather than the rule.

Sad times.

about 3 months ago
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Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

uniquename72 Re:My two cents (646 comments)

No, he's spouting facts. You're whining about "free speech" because you heard someone of FOX bitching about it earlier today.

The fact is, the USTR has no choice but to cancel trademark protection for a trademark that has been proven to have been disparaging at the time it was registered. This isn't a new law; just a (semi) new lawsuit.

Also, it can't possibly be infringing on free speech, because the team is perfectly free to retain the name. They just won't get a government-sanctioned monopoly on it. In that sense, this is a HUGE victory for free speech! We're all now free to call our team "Redskins" and sell any merchandise we want with that name on it.

A real conservative would be cheering; an uneducated parrot-er of bullshit talking points would be whining about free speech.

about 2 months ago
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Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

uniquename72 Re:so shout (646 comments)

It's Al Jazeera, and it's infinitely better than any US-based news channel.

about 2 months ago
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Mathematicians Push Back Against the NSA

uniquename72 Re: Mathematicians Have Always Had To Consider Eth (233 comments)

Another made-up plot that we've been "protected" from. And who protects us from the "protectors"? When the NSA threw away the Constitution, they became terrorists.

about 5 months ago
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Mathematicians Push Back Against the NSA

uniquename72 Re: Fight your own battles (233 comments)

The key to effectively solving a complex, multifaceted problem is to attack it from all possible angles. 1 method does not negate the others; it compliments them.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?

uniquename72 Never too late (451 comments)

I currently work in user experience testing, and never worked in tech until I was 32.

about 6 months ago
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Ohio Attempting To Stop Tesla From Selling Cars, Again

uniquename72 Re:Pretty Much. (387 comments)

The GOP has been fractured by a bunch of progressive lefts that pretend to be conservative. (Boehner, etc).

I love how today's Republicans pretend to worship Ronald Reagan, while calling any existing Reagan Republican a RINO.

Reagan raised taxes and the minimum wage when it was good for the economy, allowed fairly easy immigration for illegals already in the country, and happily met with the leaders of enemy states. Today, even talking about any of these things would have Fox News frothing at the mouth.

Obama is to the right of Reagan on a host of issues, and still we get whining from today's Republicans.

about 7 months ago
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Why Games Should Be In the Public Domain

uniquename72 Re:Picasso (360 comments)

Feel free to protest all these freeloaders by ceasing to create anything ever again. That'll show 'em.

about 7 months ago
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Google Fiber Launches In Provo — and Here's What It Feels Like

uniquename72 Re:Until you experience the speed ... (338 comments)

Your question implies a false equivalency -- one that's pushed by the telecoms in the U.S.

While it's true that the US has much few people per square mile, that's because most people live in cities. There's absolutely no reason that our major cities (at least) can't match the internet speeds of any other similarly sized place in the world.

New Yor City has 27,532 people per square mile. Vegas isn't even that dense and has nearly 4300 people per square mile.

Slow connection speeds in US cities have nothing at all to do with population density.

about 8 months ago
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Judge: No Privacy Expectations For Data On P2P Networks

uniquename72 Re:Fact is... (230 comments)

Funny how your first comment ("trafficking child porn") suddenly needs a bunch of caveats ("catching them in the act") in order to avoid "shooting" innocent people. It's almost like you're talking out your ass and haven't the brainpower to form a cogent argument.

Full stop.

about 10 months ago
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Judge: No Privacy Expectations For Data On P2P Networks

uniquename72 Re:"Available for public download" - AT&T and (230 comments)

my claim is reasonable and rooted in the common human experience. it is prima facae true.

And yet you can offer no evidence at all. He didn't say it "extinguishes a fire"; he implied that it allows a release that would exist otherwise without causing harm.

about 10 months ago
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Soylent: No Food For 30 Days

uniquename72 Re:Marketing Scam (440 comments)

Check out the nearest meal replacement to this (Ensure) and compare costs, then realize why you're a dumbass.

Seriously, there've been a hundred articles about this just in the past month. Read one.

about 10 months ago
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Saudi Justice: 10 Years and 2,000 Lashes For Internet Video of Naked Dancing

uniquename72 Re:Coming soon to your country. (537 comments)

If I believed that someone was actually killing babies in this country, I'd do anything in my power to stop them. Anything.

You seem to believe that, and yet do nothing. Either you don't believe what you're spewing, or you are a coward.

about a year ago
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Arrest Made In Webcam Highjacking Extortion Case

uniquename72 Re:Autistic huh? (311 comments)

Want to protect marriage? Make divorce illegal. (Oh wait, Republicaans would never do that. But conservatives would.)
Want to greatly reduce abortions? Make contraception & sex ed easy to get. (Oh wait, Republicaans would never do that. But conservatives would.)
Want fewer people on welfare? Make a realistic job training program. (Oh wait, Republicaans would never do that. But conservatives would.)

This (along with a love of running up ridiculous deficits) is why, as a conservative, I can never, ever vote Republican. Instead, I'm stuck with the shitty centrists the Democrats nominate.

about a year ago
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Germany Produces Record-Breaking 5.1 Terawatt Hours of Solar Energy In One Month

uniquename72 Re:NO NO NO (687 comments)

Yes, any statistics more than 3 years old should just be thrown away, as they are not remotely useful.~

(Or you could just Google it yourself instead of being a fucking dipshit.)

1 year,27 days
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Info Leak Wars To Get Messier

uniquename72 Re:Idiots (350 comments)

Because unfortunately there's no law to say you can't behave like an asswipe.

As you noted, just the opposite is true. The law explicitly *encourages* cops to act like asswipes -- as long as TERRORISM!

1 year,27 days
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Obama Praises Amazon At One of Its Controversial Warehouses

uniquename72 Re:"Be content to be slaves" (435 comments)

Obama is, in almost every policy area, a Reagan Republican. This is part of why Republicans hate him (the other part is that he doesn't have an R after his name).

about a year ago
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Apple Profit Falls 22% But iPhone Sales Are Up

uniquename72 Re:right on the money (251 comments)

we could see a big market crash again, perhaps worse than ever before.

That's over a hundred years away. People said in the '70s that growth was going to stop and we'd all be eating dirt. It didn't happen. Why? Because the world doesn't just consist of the U.S. and Europe. Massive growth in Japan, China, and India over the past 5 decades has fueled greater earnings on Wall Street than ever before.

So what happens when we can't count on growth from Asia? Nothing -- we still have Africa and South America for cheap labor, a rising consumer class, and vast (mostly untapped) resources. And this doesn't even take into account any new technologies that could further reduce corporate expenses (substantially cheaper energy, for example).

So yes, eventually additional growth will be impossible, and the system will collapse (unless we've moved substantially away from our current system). But we'll all be long dead by then.

about a year ago

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